Speedway action

Edinburgh Monarchs 41 Newcastle Diamonds 52

Smarting from their last visit to Armadale, despite a one-point cup victory, Diamonds believed that had the official on the night had seen most of the decisions in a different light then the margin of victory could have been much greater

Tributes unite the generations

VETERANS and their families stood side-by-side with serving soldiers yesterday to remember those injured and killed in the line of duty.

Last word in care for riders and horses

SET in the heart of the rolling Northumberland countryside, Pastures New is a new livery yard offering deluxe equine accommodation for the discerning client.

Youngsters bag the best hauls

JUNIOR anglers have taken the honours this week with 16-year-old Elliott Carver fishing aboard Flamer 11 out of Hartlepool landing one of the biggest ling taken this year, weighing in at 28lb 4oz.

Dawn on the farm

Farming is a traditional trade of the North-East countryside which is still alive today.

Filly has too much for rivals

Enticing is fancied to run her rivals ragged when she reappears in the EBF Lansdown Fillies' Stakes at Bath.

Revealing the Tyne's great 'fleet' of liners

The increase in cruise liners using the Tyne has been welcomed as a novelty economic boost.

NE golfers play part in big comp

Several North East players took part in the 2006 National Matchplay Championships, which came to a successful conclusion at Vilamoura on the Algarve with all the competitors enjoying a break from the British winter.

Sea angling

The River Tyne proved the best venue in the Whitley Bay Open with the top three bags coming from there.

Wood sacrifices match to land monster

What a story there is about the week's biggest fish after Terry Wood, while fishing his club's match, hooked into a very big fish from the Cliffs South of Marsden.

Sunday best can reel in £1,000 for top NE angler

There is a top prize of £1,000 up for grabs in this Sunday's Seaham Open Shore Championships.

Taking aim at all world's golfers

A golf tour operator in the North is hoping its new web-based division will help it treble turnover in three years.

Sex case pilot faces jail

An airline pilot faced a lengthy jail term and losing his career yesterday after he admitted grooming and then sexually assaulting four young girls over a six-year period.

Lord Levy questioned

Lord Levy was yesterday re-interviewed by police in connection with Scotland Yard's cash for honours inquiry.

Dray horses' farewell

A brewery is calling time on decades of tradition by ending horse-drawn beer deliveries.

Paralysed athlete vows to compete

A keen runner paralysed by a mountain bike accident has vowed to complete this year's Great North Run as a wheelchair athlete - less than six months after leaving hospital.

Awards recognise courage

The Spirit of South Tyneside awards recognise Great North Run participants who have overcome great adversity to get to the start line of the world's biggest half marathon.

Who'll follow in George's footsteps?

Taking part in the Great North Run is a tough enough challenge as it is - but some people lining up for the event in October will have overcome much greater difficulties just to be there.

Ill captain has to land

A British flight carrying 185 holidaymakers was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Greece last night after the captain complained of feeling unwell.

Speedway: Diamonds boss in outburst

Diamonds co-promoter and team manager George English could be in trouble with speedway's authorities after he branded a decision by referee Stuart Wilson as "ridiculous" over the Brough Park roving microphone during last night's Premier Trophy match.


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