Richard Sice, from Fast Track China (UK) Ltd, on Prestwick Court, Newcastle.

Monday Interview: Richard Sice from Fast Track China

Richard Sice explains how his company is helping others overcome the barriers to international trade

The London Underground

Tom Gutteridge: Someone smelt a rat on the Northern Line

Journal columnist Tom Gutteridge enjoys a very British moment of kindness on the Tube

Geoff Wonfor Grammy winner

Beatles Anthology director shares his memories

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Geoff Wonfor, director of The Beatles Anthology, to share his memories at Whitley Bay Film Festival

An artist's impressions of the City Road site

Tyne Tees site to be affordable housing

One of the UK’s largest providers of affordable housing has outlined plans to build new homes on the site of former TV studios

TV director Gavin Taylor with Paul McCartney

Ponteland TV and film director Gavin Taylor dies aged 72

TELEVISION and film director Gavin Taylor, who worked with some of the greatest stars in music, has died at the age of 72.

International Ministry of Play

Illness prevents Monica seeing end of journey into Memory

THE Festival of the North East will embrace the broadest span of moods and emotions this weekend, as David Whetstone reports.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill making the most of a modern situation

THIS week grumpy old manager Martin O’Neill was bemoaning another aspect of the modern game, the fashion for multi-coloured, wafer-thin football boots.

Anna Woodford

Poetic tribute to victims of Nazis

LIKE the incoming waves that erase footprints from a beach, many an adopted English name conceals the tragic turmoil of the 20th Century.

Ginger, The Wildhearts

Doting rock dad Ginger cleans up his wild act

LEGEND has it that Ginger, formerly of South Shields and once of The Quireboys, gambled his future on the strength of a bottle of Jack Daniels.

From The Jam

Fans stick to classic hits From The Jam

“WHERE have you just played?” I ask drummer Rick Buckler when From The Jam’s tour bus pulls over so he can do a phone interview.

Surprise survey of wit, ego and genius

MUSIC producer Geoff Wonfor and former Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw are friends whose work has brought them in touch with some of the best musicians of the time.

CV: Peter Walker

1957 Born Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Peter Walker

We’re building something very fine

The head of architects Dewjoc in Newcastle has seen a lot of change in the city since first arriving 32 years ago.

Jools Holland teaser

Heading back through The Tube

IT’S said that if you remember the 60s, you weren’t there.

Teaser: Tim Garland

Tim, he’s that composer fellow

TIM Garland still has a home in London – half a house in Wembley, is how he puts it – but you get the distinct impression he is sinking a few roots in the North-East.

My Life: Tony Henderson

THERE was a real ale festival down south recently which featured North-East beers.

Digital way to help construction industry

IT HAS always been difficult for architects, engineers and project managers to predict each stage of the construction of new homes or offices.

Proclaiming their Soul credentials

THE recent resurgence of interest in the Proclaimers just goes to show that you can’t keep a good band down.

Maggie's End has a leading bar role

WHEN the pound coin was introduced on April 21, 1983, it quickly gained the sobriquet, “a Maggie”.

Balfour Beatty conjures up record order book

THE UK’s biggest construction company, Balfour Beatty has unveiled forecast-beating profits and a record order book worth more than £10bn.


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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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