United chorus from the fans

THE JOURNAL took to the streets yesterday to find Newcastle United fans still clamouring for Mark Knopfler’s theme from Local Hero to return.

Knopfler wants the return of Local Hero

MUSICIAN Mark Knopfler has told of his desire to see his classic theme from Local Hero ring round the terraces of St James’s Park once again.

1,000 fans cast vote for anthem's return

MORE than 1,000 fans have now cast their votes for Newcastle United to use the tune Going Home, the theme from the film Local Hero, as their official NUFC anthem.

Who can stop Hero?

HUNDREDS of fans have joined the campaign to get their favourite anthem back on the playlist at St James’s Park.

Stalwart supports the Hero

A LONGSTANDING champion of Newcastle United has added his voice to the search for the team’s definitive anthem.

Local Hero still the fans’ home banker

THE search for the definitive Newcastle United anthem gathered pace yesterday as The Journal was inundated with responses from fans.

Choose the St James's Park run-out anthem

NEWCASTLE United supporters have been divided over the club’s controversial decision to ditch iconic anthem Local Hero this season as the teams run out on to the pitch at St James’s Park.

Jordan in hundreds of hearts

NEWCASTLE stars past and present were among hundreds of mourners who gathered yesterday to pay their respects to a promising footballer who lost his battle with cancer.

Making bars behind bars

A PIONEERING music project in the North East believes getting offenders involved with music can create positive attitudes and lead them away from crime in the future.

A milestone on the walk of life

ONE of North-East’s most famous sons was honoured by Sunderland University yesterday (Wednesday, July 11) for his services to the music.

Sport in North is losing out

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SPORTS charities in the North-East are set to lose out on millions of pounds in funding as Lottery cash is diverted to the London 2012 Olympics.

Local heroes in many walks of life

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ENGLAND one-day cricket captain Paul Collingwood and rock legend Mark Knopfler will head a list of North-East heroes getting honorary degrees from Sunderland University.

'I am so proud she was mine'

A family have paid tribute to their "inspirational" daughter who died last week after a three-year battle with cancer.

City welcomes local hero

Rock legend Mark Knopfler yesterday received a local hero's welcome in his home city.

A legend at lunchtime

Guitar legend Mark Knopfler will be honoured at a star-studded tribute event, the Variety Club announced yesterday.

Talents line up to aid fund

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The stars are out this Sunday in aid of the Chronicle's Sunshine Fund.

The Tyne is right

Man of many talents, Randy Newman talks to Alan Nichol about life, work and his forthcoming gig on Tyneside

Knopfler charts

Tyneside guitar hero Mark Knopfler is back in the charts again.

Tune in to Sting

Rock star Sting's homecoming to Newcastle last month is featured in a one-hour documentary on TTTV tonight.


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