She's a famous face on television but she's also a pitman's daughter. David Whetstone talks to TV favourite Angela Rippon
Shares in BSkyB were hammered following the company's failure to win the UK rights to show Champions League and Europa League matches
TV duo Ant and Dec are to take their hit Saturday Night Takeaway show on the road next year and will be coming to Newcastle for three shows
One of the UK’s largest providers of affordable housing has outlined plans to build new homes on the site of former TV studios
Too many people are refusing to face the facts of smoking with 102,000 lives lost every year from tobacco-related illnesses
TELEVISION and film director Gavin Taylor, who worked with some of the greatest stars in music, has died at the age of 72.
SOME of the region’s finest literary minds will be coming together for a special event this week.
Action has been called once again on David Leon’s film Orthodox, which impressed the short film circuit last year
TIM Krul says Newcastle United have re-calibrated their aims to focus on a top-10 finish this year – but sees no reason why they cannot dream of a return to Europe or glory in one of the Cup competitions.
FORMER Newcastle United and Sunderland captain Bobby Moncur wishes his old clubs could get back to the friendlier rivalry of years gone by, despite having inadvertently helped fuel hostility in the past.
GARETH Southgate is to quit the Football Association after only 18 months – dashing hopes that the former England defender would become the body’s new technical director.
IN a piece of scheduling that now looks particularly cruel on the poor unsuspecting football fan, ITV showed the superior football documentary One Night in Turin in the run-up to England’s Euro 2012 quarter-final.
UP in the gods at the Stadium of Light, Roy Keane might have been excused a feeling of deja vu.
MARTIN O’Neill picked a bad time for his golden touch to desert him.
MARTIN O’Neill will talk to Lee Cattermole before deciding whether to risk his captain at West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.
SUNDERLAND signed two defenders before yesterday’s transfer deadline, but only Wayne Bridge joined in time to make his debut tonight.
GOALKEEPER Jason Steele could be rushed back ahead of schedule tonight to protect teenager Connor Ripley.
IT was a big derby between local rivals who had not met for three years.
SUNDERLAND’S FA Cup fourth-round Wear-Tees derby date with Middlesbrough has been put back a day.
SUNDERLAND overcame a potentially tricky FA Cup obstacle to comfortably book their place in the fourth round and set up a mouthwatering Wear-Tees derby clash.
DURING a brilliant three-year playing career, Brian Clough’s attempts to stamp his influence made him a few enemies at Roker Park.
STEVE Bruce is hoping regional bias does not torpedo Darren Bent’s World Cup dream – after confessing he is “amazed” Bobby Zamora is being mentioned in the same breath as his prolific 25-goal striker.
IT was the nightmare scenario which stung pride and battered egos when it became a reality, but Newcastle United can finally start to move on from the shame of relegation
STEVE Bruce has confirmed Sunderland will be looking to the World Cup for potential summer recruits.
AN UNDER-STRENGTH England finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 home win, with goals scored by two men hoping to push claims for South Africa.
TWELVE weeks ago Blyth Spartans were putting the jitters up a Premier League side who, in their next game, thrashed Newcastle United out of sight.
Comedy favourite Al Murray heads north on his national tour. But the aggressive, in-your-face Pub Landlord of TV fame is quaking at the thought, as Keith Newton reports.
THE most nervous team ahead of FA Cup fifth round weekend?
HARTLEPOOL United caretaker boss Chris Turner has ruled out signing veteran striker Dean Windass, who is free to leave Hull City.
MENTION “taffeta” to mature journalists and visions of ball gowns and wedding dresses rustle down the mind’s aisle.
JAN Budtz starts his first Hartlepool United game since February and will vindicate Danny Wilson’s decision not to farm him out on loan in the process.
BLYTH Spartans’ FA Cup second round replay against Bournemouth has been moved back a week but their patience will be rewarded with £190,000 if they can finally see off the League Two strugglers.
Shaun Reay started the season on a low but this month he became a national celebrity for a weekend.
FABIO Capello insists he has no problem with Premier League managers.
THE television studio is a comfortable place for many ex-players but Roy Keane has declared he would rather have his teeth pulled out.
BLYTH Spartans will always be associated with the FA Cup after the non-League club reached the fifth round 30 years ago.
She’s known to millions for her top TV roles, but Middlesbrough’s Elizabeth Carling has been back on home turf for her latest part.
SHE has been one of the most recognisable faces on TV over the last few years.
NORTH pop singer Cheryl Tweedy and her football star husband Ashley Cole have become the latest celebrity victims of internet hoaxers.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley gets backing from senior directors; Fresh wave of speculation causes shares in technology firm Johnson Matthey to jump 8%; John Lewis achieves record festive sales.