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Lee Evans

Final Say: Lee Evans talks to The Journal ahead of his Metro Radio Arena gig

One of the UK's most successful comics is back on Tyneside for a three-night stay at the Metro Radio Arena in November

Your Move and Reeds Rains parent announces incoming director Adrian Gill

Adrian Gill
The former non executive director will take over from David Newnes who is set to retire after 35 years

'What makes a Geordie?' debate to be held in Newcastle

Newcastle University event will examine links between heritage and the Geordie character as Tony Henderson explains

Newcastle biotech partners with Bill Gates' charity on TB diagnosis advancement

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life
QuantuMDx has received backing from FIND, a renowned organisation launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

14 businesses find funding through recent Venturefest North East event

Google's Joe Faith talks at Venturefest 14
The well attended Venturefest event on Tyneside put entrepreneurs in front of funders
Irish Ambassador for Britain Daniel Mulhall (centre) with Maurice Duffy of Lionra and mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn

Irish ambassador encourages growing trade with North East businesses

Daniel Mulhall spoke to businesses and politicians about the advantages of growing better trade links

Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

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Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh
Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh highlights 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan

Labour MP Nick Brown urges party not to axe police and crime commissioners

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Former Cabinet Minister Nick Brown urged his party to rethink plans to axe police commissioners, saying they were successful in the North East
Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley edges closer to Rangers control with £2m loan deal

The Newcastle United owner has provided Rangers with a £2m credit facility in return for two seats on the board

Music on the go with Newcastle United BassBuds and BassBoomz speakers

Newcastle United BassBoomz are the perfect strike partner to BassBuds and have been designed to mirror the booming sound of St James Park on match day

Former Newcastle United and Sunderland striker goes into business

Managing Director at Axis 10 Sports Consulting Group and former footballer Louis Saha during the Soccerex Global Convention
Louis Saha has set up firm to protect professional sportsman in their retirement
Primary school pupils during a lesson

Tables reveal how many applications were made to each school across the North East

New figures show how the "race for a place" at state schools in the North East shaped up in 2014

Newcastle firm's 'Attenborough documentaries' help understanding of child development

Left to right: Wendy McEvoy, Siobhan Weatherstone, Katrina McEvoy, Suzi Robinson
Newcastle-based Siren Films has been producing child development films for the last 20 years

Virginia Bodman: North East artist takes over three floors of Newcastle gallery

Virginia Bodman with her exhibition at the Globe Gallery in Newcastle
Three floors of a big Newcastle art gallery have been given over to the paintings of one artist, Virginia Bodman. DAVID WHETSTONE gets a guided tour
A consultant analyzing a mammogram

Leading oncologist urges health watchdog to approve Newcastle-trialled cancer drug

Consultant medical oncologist Dr Mark Verrill urges health watchdog to approve funding for pioneering breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer drug trialled in Newcastle can extend life by almost five years

Dr Mark Verrill
The new drug has been shown to give “unprecedented” results in extending lives by almost five years

Kidney drug developed by Newcastle scientists recommended for use on NHS

Prof Tim Goodship, Consultant Nephrologist, who has discovered a drug to prevent a rare kidney disease called 'aHUS'
A drug which stops a rare type of kidney disease has been recommended in draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Videos & Photos

The cast of Lord of the Flies, rehearse at Heaton Manor School

Final rehearsals for first-time dancers starring in The Lord of the Flies at Newcastle Theatre Royal

The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices



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