Barnardo's children's charity is launching a fund-raising campaign to help it tackle the surge in sex exploitation cases. Pictures posed by model

Barnardo's emergency appeal as North East sex exploitation cases rocket

Children's charity Barnardo's struggles to tackle surge in referrals in wake of high-profile child abuse scandals in North East

Jimmy Savile with a young boy at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Denise Robertson: Savile targeted the vulnerable and the system failed them

A report on Jimmy Savile’s crimes makes shocking reading to say the least as Denise Roberston explains

Jimmy Savile with a young boy at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Hospitals in North East become part of Jimmy Savile investigation

Police are investigating hospitals in the region as part of the Jimmy Savile investigation into alleged abuse

Terry Priestner claims he was abused as a child in Northumberland County Council Care Homes

Alleged Northumberland care home sex abuse victim speaks out

Alleged historical sex abuse victim Terry Priestner has spoken out in a bid to finally get justice and has Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell helping fight his case

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

Blyth Valley MP urges child abuse victims to come forward

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell wants victims of child abuse to come forward after a constituent claims he experienced abuse in a children's home

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall arrives at Preston Crown Court

Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for indecent assaults on young girls

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, from Cheshire, has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine

Carlos Cuellar and Demba Ba

Sunderland 1 Newcastle United 1 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

FOR the second season running, the result of this modern-day tale of two cities was Taylor-made.

Crowd trouble overshadows derby draw

SHEFFIELD Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was assaulted on the field during last night’s Yorkshire derby against Leeds.

Sir Jim fixes the gym for Rita

Sir Jimmy Savile [correct] returned to the North-East yesterday [Wed] to `fix-it' for a grandmother-of-seven who wanted to get more exercise.

Join walk to save our skin

Millions of people across the country are affected by skin diseases including psoriasis and eczema, but a charity walk could help ease their illness.

Shane gets a trip to outer space

A boy who wanted to see the stars had his dream turned into a reality by iconic TV show Jim'll Fix It.

Bob Cuffe column

Well, here we are. All back at work, rest or play.

Jimmy Savile

  • BBC

Legendary children's TV show Jim'll Fix It is making a comeback after 12 years, it was announced.

Exit Top of the Pops

Sir Jimmy Savile signed off 42 years of pop history last night at the final recording of Top of the Pops.

The final countdown: TOTP is about to go pop

  • BBC

Top of the Pops is to be axed after 42 years, it was announced yesterday.

Galloway's request

Veteran entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile pledged to fix it for some of the Big Brother housemates yesterday - more than 30 years after Jim'll Fix It first took to TV screens.


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