David Starkey

Kate Fox: To my shame, I dropped my spoof rap about David Starkey

Journal columnist and performance poet Kate Fox on how we steer a course between being over-polite and over-offensive

Top Gear Live

Top Gear team set to thrill fans at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are promising a mixture of supercards, stunts and presenter challenges at the Metro Radio Arena

David Banks

David Banks: The SNP are standing for Berwick. I offer myself to Plaid Cymru

Journal columnist David Banks on a political twist in Northumberland and a spot of controversy on the railways

Top Gear Live with James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond

Top Gear Live back on the road and coming to Metro Radio Arena

Jeremy Clarkson and team are steeing their latest Top Gear Live show to Metro Radio Arena next year

Sarah Mains

The rise and rise of Mains power

A happy, if painful, accident put Sarah Mains on the road to being one of the North-East’s most successful real estate entrepreneurs.

Dear PM, please let Shearer become Sir

IT has been heralded as the interactive way to get involved in politics – post a petition on the Downing Street website and hope the Prime Minister is online.

Oh, the thrill of bleeding radiators

Ihave just spent a happy two hours using my new toy.

Hammond crash on TV

Dramatic footage of the high-speed crash which nearly claimed the life of Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was screened for the first time last night.

Gregg Easteal

  • ITV

Jeremy Clarkson has a well known ability to turn a phrase to fit the occasion.

TV star suffered brain injury

Top gear presenter Richard Hammond suffered a "significant brain injury" after the 370mph jet-powered car he was driving crashed on an airfield, doctors said last night.

Star fighting for life after 300mph crash

  • BBC

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was in a critical condition in hospital last night after he was involved in a high-speed car crash while filming for the programme.

Proud to preen

It's not every day a man admits to moisturising his skin, but Geordie Paul Ogden is no ordinary fella.

Home truths

  • BBC

The Journal

It's a big deal for Edmonds

Noel Edmonds has capped his comeback with a nomination for a TV Bafta.

It's our turn for a good moan

  • BBC

We all know what it means these days to be a `grumpy old man'.

Variety is the spice of our cities – and of our homes

Property has been in the news a tremendous amount recently. Fortunes have been made.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer