Newcastle firsts for former aces

Peter Niven and Pat Eddery both achieved notable firsts when saddling Rocknest Island and Secret Tune to success in their respective races at Newcastle yesterday.

Eddery enjoys a landmark win

Former champion jockey Pat Eddery was on hand at Newcastle to cheer home the choicely-bred Secret Tune in the Cape Haddie Fish & Chips Median Auction Maiden Stakes yesterday.

Goodbye Bafana

Goodbye Bafana relives Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars through the eyes of white Afrikaner James Gregory, the prison guard whose memoirs of the same name reveal an intense bond between these two men from opposite ends of the political and social spectrum.

Why it's hard for Norman to forgive

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His ability to forgive grievous wrongs is the reason why Nelson Mandela is so widely respected around the world.

Delegation on Tyneside

A twin delegation from South Africa will be on Tyneside today to see how culture has been used to kick start regeneration.

A quiet truth spoken loudly

Nothing But The Truth at Northern Stage until May 5 - Sometimes the most resounding truths are spoken quietly and that's the case here.

Four guilty of North teachers' murders

The Foreign Office yesterday welcomed the conviction of four men for the murders of a North headmaster and his wife in Somalia.

From Captain Bob to her own Bridge

From stamping passports for Swedes, through doing PR for Robert Maxwell, twice breaking her neck skiing and now winning a Queen's Award, life has never been dull for Caroline Theobald.

Why the future's all about creation

Leading the Arts Council in a region where culture is now so high profile is no mean job.

Risk taker with the heart of a lion

Devinder Malhotra is a member of his family's Tyneside business dynasty.

Surreal, political, hilarious

Mark Thomas: As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela, The Hyena, Newcastle

Denise Robertson column

One of the most moving programmes I have ever heard was aired on Radio Four last week.

Expertise to provide a safe berth

Pd Ports new chief executive David Robinson was a key player in the re-development of Hong Kong's port, one of the world's largest, in the 1990s.

Creating right channel for growth

Only three years since moving into his first proper office, with only three staff, Tarek Nseir has built TH_NK into a £2.4m turnover business.

Peter Jackson column

Everybody is rebranding these days. David Cameron is at it, shaking hands with Nelson Mandela and apologising for the fact that his party was once so beastly to him.

On the trail of white collar crooks

During a career pursuing white-collar swindlers and tracking the assets of Mr Bigs across the region, Frank Nesbitt fashioned a career as one of the most experienced police fraud investigators in the North-East.

Quality is in their nature

The Western Cape has the richest diversity of plant life on the planet.

`We are very poor and have many problems, but our greatest problem is water'

Malawi is a country ravaged by Aids, poverty and famine, but its biggest challenge of all is the supply of clean water.

No frills about the people's lawyer

Solicitor Liaquat Latif aims to combine running a successful law firm with making a real contribution to the community around him.

Karen Bartlett column

The Rolling Stones have recognised that not everyone is glad to see a comeback.

Friends tell me a great read is on the cards

Literature recommendations are to be the order of World Book Day on Thursday.

Shipping bid failing

The campaign to shift freight off roads and on to inter-port shipping lanes is "in danger of being derailed", ships' officers' union Numast warned yesterday.

Another little touch of Harry

The sun may have been shining brightly yesterday but thousands of devotees to the fantasy world of Hogwarts were happy to spend a large slice of the Bank Holiday in a darkened room.


David Whetstone
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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