Salmon days for Tyne's anglers

Salmon sport has been steady on the Bywell Syndicate beat on the Tyne recently.

Young anglers in top trophies bid

The Jack Charlton Disabled Anglers Association's Children's Day at Sharpley Springs on Sunday attracted 42 entries and all the youngsters had a great day's fishing.

Evictions feared as Duke sells homes

Tenants who fear they could be forced out of their £200,000 homes after the Duke of Northumberland sold off a number of his properties have set up an action group.

Small Business - Co-operation is at the community's heart

Good causes right across the region have received support from a North-East business.

Rambow at the double

The third EA/TAA Tyne Coarse Fishing Open was fished on Sunday as part of National Angling Week, this time including stretches of the North Tyne.

A witness to a great deal of passing time

Environment Editor Tony Henderson visits a castle home and walled garden with a blooming good future.

Childminder Joyce takes over the nursery

A recent switch in careers saw Joyce Hunt exchange one nursery for another.

Driver shot in the head

A motorist had a lucky escape after being shot in the side of the head on Gateshead's Felling bypass.

No worries in the pipeline for North

As water dries up in Folkestone, will the North have to bail out the South?

Appeal feared on flats

Campaigners who fought plans for two riverside apartment blocks are bracing themselves for an appeal against the decision to reject the development.

Today's hunt meetings

Tynedale Hunt meets Black Bull, Matfen 11am.

Water levels pose a major headache

Local rivers are now all desperate for water to bring in runs of salmon and sea-trout.

The only realistic solution on energy is nuclear power

It's gratifying to have sparked a discussion on wind turbines.

Mercy men staff crisis

Paramedics at a rural station are having to use a car instead of an ambulance, because of lack of staff.

Superb salmon caught on Tyne

The Tyne produced an exceptional salmon this week - caught by Stuart Rose, from Leeds - and it was estimated weighing 35lb.

It's no longer a secret – Northumberland's great

Northumberland as a county offers plenty for everyone, from the splendour of Hadrian's Wall and the National Park to the stunning coastline.

We put energy into rural firms

A successful grants scheme in the North-East is drawing to a close within the next few months and has £250,000 in grants to allocate before June.

Angling: Bywell ace for salmon

Salmon and sea-trout have continued to enter the Tyne and catches made on the top main river beat Bywell Syndicate have now reached 93 fish for the season so far.


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