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Two people die in North East coastal accidents

A fisherman died in hospital after he suffered serious head injuries when he fell into the water and became trapped between the dock and a trawler at the Royal Quays

Western Quay saviours win Project of the Decade

Engineering experts who have gone the full 300 metres saving a popular River Tyne quayside have won their company a Project of the Decade Award

Is Ouseburn the coolest place in the North East?

Some call it the coolest place in Newcastle, others might find it tricky to identify on a map, but that's slowly changing as Mike Kelly reports

Business improvement organisation NE1 to continue for five more years

NE1, the company that brought the Quayside its first beach and Alive After Five free parking, will continue for five more years

Record year for wildife sightings from DFDS ferries

Wildlife charity ORCA has announced a bumper year for sightings of marine animals in the North Sea

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Chatton Trout Fishery played host to the national final of the Greys Bank competition

Upstream count hits record for River Tyne

The Environment Agency has announced that the River Tyne upstream count for August was 8,168 - the third highest on record

Life in Northumberland countryside for very different price tags

Two types of country living are on offer to people who want a life in the country - with very contrasting price tags

Horticultural project NE4 VEG fighting for survival

NE4 VEG is a horticultural project that helps society’s most vulnerable people blossom and grow stronger – but now it’s fighting for its own survival, Jane Hall reports

200-year-old railway discovered along banks of River Tyne

Archaeologists digging on the site of the former Neptune shipyard in Walker, Newcastle have discovered a 200-year-old wooden railway

How North East is at the forefront of subsea industry innovation

Charles Tompkins helped create the region's world-leading subsea industry and tells Peter McCusker it's time for Teesside's role in its achievements to be more widely recognised

Swan Hunter's shipyard regeneration takes a step forward

Plans to regenerate the former Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend have moved a step closer, after North Tyneside Council named Kier Property as its development partner

Shipbuilding on Tyne and Wear becomes Memory of World

The industrial might that forged much of the North East's identity and made the region famous is today officially ranked alongside the Domesday Book in historical importance

Major work begins to avoid River Tyne sewage pollution

Northumbrian Water has started carrying out emergency repairs to tackle the threat of a sewage pipe cracking and polluting the River Tyne at Hexham

Review: Tyne at Live Theatre on Newcastle's Quayside

The river runs just yards from Live Theatre’s Newcastle Quayside home. It’s about time it had a play named after it. David Whetstone reviews Tyne

Body found in River Tyne thought to be missing Jason Fyles

Police officers believe they have found the body of missing Jason Fyles, the Newcastle University student who was last seen on May 16

Freddy Shepherd prepares former Swan Hunter yard for its future

Shepherd Offshore has started clean-up work on part of the former Swan Hunter shipbuilding site to ready the area for development

Rare Newcastle kittiwakes' nesting grounds under threat

An alliance has been formed to protect a the River Tyne's unique bird nesting colonies which are under threat from as buildings are redeveloped

Monster pike gets returned to Tyne

WHAT is a real rarity nowadays – a monster pike – has been caught on the River Tyne.

Sting gives play permission to preview album song at the Live Theatre

THEATRE-GOERS will be the first to hear an early preview of a new song by Sting.

Transport chiefs launch £23m package to refurbish North East roads

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The long-awaited refurbishment of a 130-year-old bridge is to go ahead as part of a £23m package of improvements to roads in the North East, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced

Prospect of a cull leads to anxieties for North East players

SAFETY has now been assured but not everyone in the North East will be relaxing over the summer.

Prospect of a cull leads to anxieties for North East players

SAFETY has now been assured but not everyone in the North East will be relaxing over the summer.

A night to savour at St James'

IT would not be a party without presents, and Newcastle United were indebted to a big slice of Yorkshire generosity to ensure their big night at St James’ Park did not end up falling a little bit flat.

Anxiety sweeping the boardrooms of North clubs

THE clubs they own will be in direct competition for a Premier League prize pot of almost £60m, but Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has extended an unlikely hand of friendship across the North East divide towards St James’s Park.

Battle for St James’s Park still rages on

PLENTY of battles have been won and lost on the banks of the River Tyne, but this time St James’s Park has been the battlefield for a ferocious power struggle between football’s past and present.

Keegan finally has a reason to smile

HAVING resembled a drunk fumbling around looking for his keys since Kevin Keegan became manager, Newcastle United finally appeared to find the launch button to start a new dawn against Fulham.

The castle built by King Keegan

Kevin Keegan did not just save a football club a decade ago – he helped transform a city.

The rise and fall of Tyne’s shipyards

WITHIN a lifetime, the unthinkable happened along the River Tyne. The noise and seemingly ceaseless activity of the shipyards which lined the riverbanks has been replaced by relative silence, green parkland, new homes and commercial and leisure developments.

Mystery of car seen sinking into river

POLICE were yesterday trying to trace the owner of a car seen plunging into the River Tyne.

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

Historic church’s new lease of life

WORK to give one of Gateshead’s oldest buildings a new role is well under way.

Man rescued from Tyne

A MAN was rescued from the River Tyne last night after he rang the police threatening to harm himself.

Damien closes in on return

DAMIEN Duff made a scoring return to action for Newcastle in a behind-closed-doors friendly yesterday – but neither he nor Brazilian defender Claudio Caçapa will play at Fulham tomorrow.

Hotel plan for quay site next to the Baltic

IRISH developer McAleer & Rushe has bought a key hotel development site on the quayside in Gateshead for £5m from West Yorkshire developer Opus Land.

Fabricom jobs boost for North

OIL and gas giant Fabricom will today sign an agreement which will bring 250 engineering jobs to the region.

Pictures reflect appeal of Tyne

A GROUP of stunning photographs have been chosen as the winners of a competition designed to show what the River Tyne means to the people of the North-East.

A new and tranquil way of living

BUYERS seeking chic city living need look no further than the Tranquillity apartments at Bellway’s Ochre Yards on Gateshead Quays, the latest block of apartments to be released at the development.

Popular ‘sporting’ guest house for sale

AN award-winning guest house which prides itself on its sporty clientele – and the fact it doesn’t do fried breakfasts – is up for sale for £440,000.


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