Nolan and Khan learn at school of hard knocks

KEVIN Nolan has warned Newcastle they can never be complacent as he heeds the lessons learned by Amir Khan ahead of his world title defence this evening.

Eagles will be brought back down to earth

PAUL Blake admits his side will come unstuck against one of the BBL strugglers this season – but hopes it will not be Plymouth tomorrow.

Pub Landlord hits road

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Comedy favourite Al Murray heads north on his national tour. But the aggressive, in-your-face Pub Landlord of TV fame is quaking at the thought, as Keith Newton reports.

It’s Strictly come Thornton

SHE has been one of the most recognisable faces on TV over the last few years.

Plenty of reasons to celebrate arts

WE might not have been picked as the Capital of Culture, but the region clearly has every reason to celebrate a happy new year – and beyond.

Fans find it’s the same old story

Takeovers and trophies, success and struggle, it has been another eventful year for North-East sport.

Depleted Eagles close in on Dutch star Defares

NEWCASTLE Eagles are on the verge of sealing the services of Dutch international star Bryan Defares.

Phoenix rise as Vipers let it slip away

TWO middle-period goals just over three minutes apart cost the Vipers dearly as they lost to the Phoenix for the second time this season.

Rock investors urged to reject ‘damaging’ plans

NORTHERN Rock yesterday announced an extraordinary general meeting for the new year that will put bosses on a collision course with their two biggest shareholders.

Flournoy lays down his Euro standard

NEWCASTLE coach Fabulous Flournoy has insisted any new recruit to the Tyneside ranks must be of European calibre.

Joy you can bring as a Secret Santa

Secret Santas are mainly used to liven up the last week for office workers.

Midgley's exit was inevitable

Midgley’s transfer from Tyneside to Merseyside was finalised yesterday, and Flournoy is steadying the ship ahead of this weekend’s big BBL Cup competition in Crawley’s K2 stadium.

Kylie fans on marks for tickets

POP singer Kylie Minogue is returning to the North-East next summer to perform two concerts – and could break her own record in the process.

Review: Kaiser Chiefs, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

THE Kaiser Chiefs are the perfect band for the internet download era.

London Capital 77, Newcastle Eagles 84

ADETERMINED Eagles side went back to the top of the BBL on Saturday night after a hard-fought victory over London Capital, writes JEFF KING.

Newcastle Eagles 104, Leicester Riders 88

A PATCHED-up Eagles outfit last night bounced back from defeat to demolish the travelling Leicester Riders.

'Wrong to leave women behind'

WOMEN in business are being encouraged to plug the skills gap as part of a national campaign aimed at raising the profile of training and development.

Ambitious Lynn turns space into a story of success

By Kate Beverley

Review: Kings of Leon, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

KINGS of Leon front- man Caleb Followill may lack the stage presence and charisma expected in a lead singer, but what he lacks in charm is made up for in talent.

Mobilx Newcastle Vipers 6, Basingstoke Bison 3

CAPTAIN David Longstaff struck twice as the Vipers won for the first time in seven games.

Review: Maroon 5, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

FOR those of you who know nothing about Maroon 5, their 2002 album Songs About Jane won two Grammy awards and went triple platinum but it took them a further five years to release their second studio album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, in May this year.

Fans can tip the balance – Rob

ROB Wilson is confident a bumper home crowd can prove decisive at the Metro Radio Arena this evening as his ambitious Newcastle Vipers attempt to secure a place in the Challenge Cup final.

Flournoy wants Fabulous start to go on

EAGLES’ play-caller Fabulous Flournoy will be fighting on all fronts tomorrow night when he welcomes former teammate TJ Walker to Tyneside in the BBL Cup.

Wicked life of boy rockers

McFly are promising fire, explosions and nudity when their live show hits Newcastle.

Newcastle Vipers 3, Belfast Giants 6

HIT for six at home on two consecutive nights, the Vipers must quickly regroup and rediscover the form that made them a force to be reckoned with.

Newcastle Eagles 92, Worcester Wolves 73

FABULOUS Flournoy turned over old enemy Skouson Harker last night as the Eagles extended their lead at the top of the BBL, writes DAN WARBURTON.

New boss making the news

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THOMAS Jenkins, of Craghead, County Durham, wants to know what’s going on at Radio Newcastle following the disappearance of some popular presenters.

Boyzone to play in Newcastle

Reformed pop group Boyzone have announced a UK tour that will include a date in the North.

People on the move

The 47-year-old moved to Newcastle from KPMG’s Leeds office last year to share his internal audit and risk management expertise with KPMG’s corporate and public sector clients in the North-East and further the office’s rapid expansion.

Review: My Chemical Romance, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

WELCOME to the Black Parade...or should that be welcome to the unknown?

Review: Alice Cooper, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

AS if to prove there is still a small part of the fabled 1960s rock rebel still battling for recognition, Alice Cooper played for at least three minutes after the 11pm curfew imposed on his latest Newcastle show.

Garden village at homemaker event

STALLS are selling fast for next year’s homemaker exhibition. The event, which will be held at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, has attracted the attention of businesses across the North-East.

Secret recipe for stottie is revealed

FOR anyone who has ever wondered how one of the region’s best loved foodstuffs is made, or where Newcastle Falcons star Jonny Wilkinson gets his all important energy from, one new charity book has all the answers.

Louise feeling so much healthier

AS The Big Quit campaign continues across the country, Louise Horsburgh, 31 from Tyne and Wear urges smokers to sign up to The Big Quit and stop smoking for good.

Life in the old rock monster

Heaven And Hell, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle - IF Meat Loaf can’t hack it at the highest level, then this vibrant group of heavy metal veterans prove there is life in the old rock monster yet.

A Foo night to remember

Foo Fighters at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle - DARKNESS falls on the crowd and hundreds of mobile phones glow like flickering lighter flames of the digital age.

Alice through looking glass

AS the master of multiple personalities, it is, perhaps, no surprise that Vincent Damon Furnier boasts a redoubtable appetite for reinvention.

Newcastle Eagles 87, Plymouth Raiders 79

EAGLES’ marksmen Richard Midgley and Charles Smith combined to secure the double over Plymouth and extend Fab Flournoy’s unbeaten run to eight games.

Midgley aiming to win the lot

EAGLES’ talisman Richard Midgley has issued a warning to potential BBL contenders that his in-form team-mates plan to dominate the league this year – by winning every piece of silverware on offer.

Eagles part with title-winner Tom

TOM Sherlock was last night considering his future in top-flight basketball after the former Wayne State favourite’s Newcastle Eagles career came to an end.


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