Rizla Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen has claimed pole position for the A-Style MotoGP Dutch TT.
Having spent most of the week's last trading session in the red, the UK stock market pushed back into positive territory and the FTSE 100 Index finished36.6 points up at 6607.9.
Fast growing Vertu snapped up five motor dealerships in the East Midlands for £4.6m yesterday - and last night rumours were circulating there was another deal to follow.
A couple died when their car went out of control and crashed head-on with another on the A1 in Northumberland on Christmas Eve.
Britain's Bradley Smith bounced back from a practice-session crash to finish seventh in the Nickel & Dime British 125cc Grand Prix at Donington Park.
Rising star Graeme Gowland is sitting third in the prestigious Spanish CEV Championship after scoring his third podium in as many races last weekend.
Texas Tornado Colin Edwards blew away the opposition as he stormed to pole position yesterday.
Lewis Hamilton's sensational emergence in Formula One this season has been hailed as "good for Britain".
Three brothers who joined the Army together took part in a parade yesterday to celebrate completing their training.
The board of motor giant Nissan will not receive bonuses after failing to meet performance targets, the carmaker confirmed last night.
Lewis Hamilton claimed his second victory in a row as McLaren scored a third straight one-two finish of the season at the United States Grand Prix last night.
Jonathan Rea will start today's two British Superbike races from pole at home in Ireland after a late charge yesterday afternoon.
Fernando Alonso dominated both practices in Indianapolis last night with the fastest laps in each of the sessions for tomorrow's United States Grand Prix.
Three men have been arrested after a teenager was robbed as he used a cashpoint in Seaham on Sunday afternoon.
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King has been awarded shares potentially worth more than £500,000 as the board seeks to retain its top talent following a private equity approach for the firm this year.
Schools in Gateshead are coming together this week in a line dancing extravaganza in an effort to beat childhood obesity.
Opera singer James Laing has so many interests in life it's a wonder he finds time to sing at all, as Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr finds out.
Lewis Hamilton savoured his first Grand Prix victory but said his dream to win the world drivers' championship may have to wait.
Rookie sensation Lewis Hamilton claimed the first pole position of his short career after holding off McLaren team-mate and world champion Fernando Alonso in qualifying for today's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
A rider and two spectators were killed yesterday in an accident during the Senior TT motorcycle race on the Isle of Man.
Lap record holder John McGuinness says the magical 130mph lap "will definitely happen" in the final race of the Centenary Isle of Man Festival, today's Senior TT.
Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz have hit back at former world champion Jacques Villeneuve for his verbal attack on Formula One sensation Lewis Hamilton.
Hot favourite John McGuinness led from start to finish to win the Bennetts Superbike TT, the opening race at the Centenary Isle of Man Festival.
Racing fans at Croft saw a Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship master at work as VX Racing's Fabrizio Giovanardi dominated round 12 to score his fifth win of the season.
Italian Fabrizio Giovanardi moved to within two points of the lead in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after winning the final race at Croft.
Gordon Shedden scorched to pole yesterday ahead of today's British Touring Car Championship showdown at Croft.
Speed king Simon Blanckley is relishing his return home this weekend when the British Touring Car Championship rolls into the North East.
Touring car rookie Simon Blanckley goes into his home race at Croft on Sunday confident he can score more championship points.
Lewis hamilton will go gunning for glory in today's Monaco Grand Prix if given the chance - but he will not take risks.
Reigning Dunlop British Touring Car champion Matt Neal claims the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire is top of his list when it comes to driving challenges.
Shane Byrne stormed to pole at Snetterton yesterday ahead of today's two British Superbike Championship races.
A manufacturing entrepreneur has bought a County Durham precision engineering business and aims to make two more acquisitions over the next two months.
Northumberland's Graeme Gowland has launched his assault on the Spanish CEV Championship by powering to third in his first race at Albacete.
Bernie Ecclestone has compared Lewis Hamilton to seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher - but doubts he will lift the title in his debut season.
Fernando Alonso topped his first free-practice session since the season-opener as McLaren dominated early proceedings in the build-up to tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix.
Leon Haslam took the positives of a strong points haul in the fourth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, despite having to give second best to first his team-mate Gregorio Lavilla and then to reigning champion Ryuichi Kiyonari.
Gaffney's making his mark on track - Durham's Sean Gaffney is leading his first major British racing series after just two rounds of the British Formula Ford Championship.
Touring car rookie Simon Blanckley says he is "not expecting miracles" as his sibsport team go into this weekend's round at Thruxton, despite having scored their first championship point at Rockingham last time out - in only their second event.
The Peacocks have been making orthotics in Newcastle for more than 100 years.