Culture Awards Writer of the Year nominations

Culture Awards Writer of the Year finalists: Alison Carr, David Almond and Peter Mortimer

The writing talents of the finalists were on show respectively in The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, The GNR Million Opening Ceremony and Death at Dawn

Mark Knopfler, in concert at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

The evolution of Mark Knopfler from Eighties soft rock superstar to peerless songwriter was evident at the Arena

Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony

Mark Knopfler announces new tour including Metro Radio Arena show

The former Dire Straits front man is to play the Metro radio Arena after the release of his new album

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

Artist's impression of fireworks on the River Tyne as part of the Great North Run Millionth Opening Ceremony

Huge firework display announced for Great North Run celebrations

Event will celebrate the millionth runner to finish the Great North Run

World class acts booked for Great North Run's 'Party with a million invites'

There's just days left to claim your free ticket for the spectacular celebration on September 4 for the Great North Run weekend

Win one of the 10,000 free tickets for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony

The Journal is  giving away 10,000 tickets for the event which celebrates the millionth finisher of the Great North Run

Mark Knopfler who is perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony

Rock legend Mark Knopfler to honour millionth Great North Runner

Mark Knopfler is to perform at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony

Lindisfarne, (Left to right) Ray Jackson, Ray Laidler, Si Cowe, Alan Hull and Rod Clements. 4th March, 1979

Tell us what your favourite North East songs are

Imagine a jukebox devoted to North East songs. We've made a start filling it up with help from some people in the know, but it's not too late for you to get involved

Nostalgia: Records getting back in the groove

The return of the vinyl LP is not just a nostalgic interlude, but a change in buying habits that is music to the ears of the region's independent record stores

The spectacular Newcastle quayside lit up at night

New book sees celebrities talk of their love for the North East

A host of household names have opened up about what the region means to them for a book to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Faryl Smith with Ray Laidlaw, Billy Mitchell and Geoff Wonfor

Sir Bobby Robson tribute captured on film

THE last words of Sir Bobby Robson can be kept forever by his millions of fans across the world.

Tributes paid to ‘driving force’ behind children’s TV

FRIENDS and colleagues in the world of television are mourning the loss of a driving force behind children’s programmes.

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.

Universities celebrate the great and the good

THIS week marks the 40th anniversary of one of the important events in the recent history of the North-East.

Band delight as team run out to their song

TWO life-long Newcastle United fans yesterday spoke of their pride at hearing their own music played as the team’s new pre-match song.

United bosses set to bring back anthem

NEWCASTLE United chiefs are set to reinstall the fans’ favourite black-and-white anthem to St James’s Park after they changed their tune for Saturday’s match.

Global United fans go for spinetingler

NEWCASTLE United fans around the world have made an overwhelming call for Local Hero to be returned as the matchday anthem at St James’s Park.

Pick the United anthem

TODAY will be your last chance to choose which song you want Newcastle United to play as the teams run onto the pitch at St James’s Park.

Just five days left to vote on theme song

NEWCASTLE fans who want to see the return of Mark Knopfler’s theme from Local Hero to St James’s Park have just five days to make their views known to club bosses.


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