England players show off the new Nike England Home kit for the 2013 / 2014 season.
Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshire

Nike's UK operating profits rise to £10.1m despite fall in revenue

The Sunderland-based sportswear giant saw its bottom line impacted by tax charges following the sale of affiliate company

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc

Grainger plc report robust sales across first quarter

The Newcastle-based residential landlords saw a rise in average sale prices in the four months to January 31

Superyacht the Sovereign arrives at Newcastle Quayside

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects

Earthworks underway at the site of the Olympic whitewater course at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Brazil

Newcastle engineers create Rio 2016 Olympic whitewater course

A team of five engineers from Newcastle-based consultancy Cundall have helped to design the canoe slalom course in Brazil

Brendan Foster

Strong year for Newcastle-based Nova Group after it expands portfolio

Nova boosts profits and turnover as it adds to its portfolio of mass participation events across the UK

Mo Farah looking forward to Great North Run - and says he wants to add to his family

Champion athlete Mo Farah is hoping to go one better than last year's Great North Run and win the event

Prince Imran the CGF President speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Friends and neighbours? Journal poll reveals our feelings about links to other countries

As the Commonwealth Games highlights one grouping of nations, the Journal’s weekly poll asks people how they feel about our links to other countries

Sir Chris Hoy carries the Union Flag during the London 2012 Opening Ceremony

Olympic legacy wanes in region as figures reveal a drop in participation in sport

MPs say the decision to scrap School Sports Partnerships in the wake of the Games was an own goal

The camera filming cyclists in a video from Fridge Productions promoting the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Saltburn AV company wins contract to create Le Tour video

Fridge Productions of Saltburn has won a £10k contract to create a video marking the Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire.

The Central Newcastle High School Under 17 team - Imogen Bishop, Gaby Smith and Lucy Howarth

Newcastle school athletes scoop gold medals at London's Olympic Park

Biathletes from Central Newcastle High School have scooped a series of golds at a national competition held at London's Olympic Park

STOMP is coming to the Sunderland Empire

Stomp beats a path to Sunderland Empire

The legendary show which has thrilled audiences around the world for more than two decades is coming to the Sunderland Empire

Wearside boxer Thomas Essomba

Thomas Essomba: A fighter God sent to Sunderland

In downtown Sunderland, a story of sporting salvation is playing out. Chief sports writer Mark Douglas talked to Wearside boxer Thomas Essomba

Olympic hurdler Jack Green

Olympic hurdler Jack Green trains with Newcastle Falcons rugby club

London 2012 athlete tries his hand at oval-ball game with training stint at Kingston Park

Sports Central at Northumbria University

Northumbria University named one of the top for sports facilities

Against stiff competition, Northumbria University has been named in the top 12 universities for its sports facilities

Boxer Bradley Saunders

Bradley Saunders: Fighting in the North East means more than London 2012

Yesterday Bradley Saunders could not wait to get out of the country, but he is even more excited about returning home next month to fight

Malcolm Dix, secretary for Sport Newcastle

North East missing out on thousands of pounds-worth of sporting grants

The North East is missing out on thousands of pounds-worth of sporting grants, the region's sports champion claims

Children join cyclists as part of 1,00 mile bike ride across the UK

Schoolchildren have taken part in a 1,000 mile cycle tour across the country in a bid to recreate the spirit of the Olympics

The Tyne bridge with the Olympic rings

Government fails to keep Olympic legacy alive for our children

Hopes that last year’s Olympic games would encourage young people to get fit and take up sport are fading

London 2012 opening ceremony

One year on from the London 2012 opening ceremony

A year ago today the eyes of the world were on our capital and the unforgettable opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. RACHEL WEARMOUTH asks what legacy they have left behind in the North East

Olympic Rings logo on the Tyne Bridge

UK's economy strikes gold with Olympic legacy

The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn trade and investment boost from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a new report


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