Focus on North East ports: Chief executives outline their plans

Coreena Ford asks the chief executives of North East ports to outline their plans for the years to come

South Shields' Herd Groyne lighthouse is shipshape after facelift

Herd Groyne lighthouse in South Shields, which dates back 150 years, has been repainted

Lords of Lightning announced as part of Great North Run celebrations

Event will celebrate millionth runner to finish the half marathon and more acts are being announced all the time

Huge firework display announced for Great North Run celebrations

Event will celebrate the millionth runner to finish the Great North Run

The Monday Interview: Bill MacLeod, senior partner at PwC

A new era is beginning for the Newcastle office of PwC, as new senior partner Bill MacLeod tells Coreena Ford

Watch: Superyacht Sovereign bids farewell after week on Tyneside

The crew of the superyacht Sovereign have finally said their farewells to Tyneside

Dunston Staithes artwork begins to take shape

One quality which sculptor Wolfgang Weileder does not lack is bottle – as his latest artwork taking shape above the River Tyne shows

Construction of £7m Newcastle research centre to begin today

Baroness Stowell will visit a string of North East business ventures and turn the first soil on a world-leading subsea research centre in Newcastle

Exclusive fishing rights for sale on the River Tyne in Northumberland for £50,000

The rights are for single bank fishing on the south of the River Tyne between Stocksfield and Corbridge. including two large ponds nearby

Archaeology dig starts on Newcastle Quayside development site

Search for medieval remains on Newcastle riverside site

Mark Douglas: Why Newcastle need to present a transfer vision to stop Tyneside mood from curdling

Simply blaming the World Cup for efforts stalling is not good enough - and suggests same mistakes will be made

MPs demand cash for defences to prevent repeat of Tyneside winter floods

A Commons report highlights the danger of a repeat of the floods which brought Newcastle to a standstill last year

Business community backs A1 plan for new 50mph stretch

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Dropping the speed limit to 50mph would be a small price to pay to widen the A1 and improve connectivity, the North East business community believe

Oil and gas platform jacket starts its journey to new home in North Sea

A North East-made oil and gas platform jacket has made its way down the River Tyne toward the North Sea

Tyne Rivers Trust director tackling cycle trek to raise fishing charity cash

Director of the Tyne Rivers Trust , Susan Mackirdy, is to cycle 204 miles to mark the 10th birthday of the organisation

Three bodies found in the River Tyne in Northumberland after kayaking trip

Three bodies have been found in the River Tyne in Northumberland after a family kayaking trip failed to return home

When the Tyne Bridge was built: Remarkable construction pictures uncovered by firm planning new river crossing

One company’s continuing role in bridging the Tyne has been uncovered in recently-discovered photographs. Patrick Joseph reports

Duco wins coveted Investors in People (IiP) Gold award

North East engineering firm Duco is recognised for exceptional people management practice by being presented with the IiP Gold award

Game angling: Environment Agency reveal Tyne upstream counts

The River Tyne upstream count for March was 30 - compared with a high of 144 for the same month in 2012

Heritage: First-hand feel for lost railway as pits project steams ahead

It was full steam ahead when Elaine Gaiger was given a lift home from primary school by her father

Search continues for missing Corbridge grandfather Thomas Diggle

Teams from the police marine unit carried out searches of the River Tyne in the hope of finding missing grandfather Thomas Diggle.

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dauntless returns home to the River Tyne

The Royal Navy type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless has returned home to Newcastle – for a few days at least

Award-winning filmmaker to premiere new Tyneside kittiwakes film tonight

A new film to help safeguard the River Tyne's kittiwakes colony is to be premiered tonight at the Newcastle's Star and Shadow cinema

Game angling: Rainbows galore at Lockwood Beck

There was a good turnout for the opening day of the season at Lockwood Beck, with 61 anglers landing 786 rainbows to 10lb

Review: Tyne at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Michael Chaplin's Tyne makes a triumphant transfer to the Theatre Royal, making reviewer Lucy Holden wish she was a Geordie

Exhibition opens at Bede's World showing history of South Tyneside waggonway

South Tyneside Photographic Society recreates history of South Tyneside waggonway with Bede's World exhibition

Cash boost will help to save endangered North East grasslands

Help in safeguarding rare grassland sites in the North East has come from a £300,000 regional share of a national project

Work completed on £5m South Shields sea defences

A £5m sea defence at Littlehaven in South Shields has been completed by contractors Galliford Try Civil Engineering

Coarse angling: Good fish at Aldin Grange

The latest news from the North East coarse angling scene including updates from Aldin Grange and Whittle Dene

Last moments of student Jason Fyles remain a mystery after inquest

The coroner at the inquest into the death of missing student Jason Fyles records a verdict of accidental death

Game angling: NAF permits now available for Tyne and Coquet

A round-up of the North East's game angling scene brought to you by George Mcintyre

Historic meeting for River Tyne lifeboats

Two River Tyne lifeboats separated by 180 years of history have come together for a one-off meeting

OGN Group looking to diversify into renewable energy on Tyneside

After bringing North Sea platform construction back to Tyneside – and creating hundreds of new jobs – the OGN Group is looking to its long-term future with a diversification into renewable energy. Peter McCusker reports

Seamen trapped at South Shields grateful for help over Christmas

The crew of a cargo vessel banned from leaving the River Tyne has had to rely on help from the local community

North East fishermen may have to end generations of fishing on the Tyne

Generations of North sea salmon will come to an end after Conservatives bowed to pressure from wealthy landowners

Game Angling: Tyne upstream count hits all-time low

The Environment Agency says November upstream count for the River Tyne was the lowest on record

Clean up underway after storm surge hits North East coast

Residents and businesses in the North East have been left counting the cost of the storm surge which caused flooding and wind damage

Newcastle Quayside flooded after tidal surge causes River Tyne to bursts its banks

A tidal surge yesterday caused the River Tyne to reach its highest level for 30 years causing flooding along Newcastle's Quayside

World leaders based on the banks of the River Tyne

Duco is one of the founding fathers of the North East subsea industry and a quarter of a century on is still growing strongly. Peter McCusker reports on this Tyneside success story

Strength of North Sea oil and gas industry demonstrated

The strength of the booming North Sea oil and gas industry was demonstrated last week with two major announcements of significant benefit the region

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