Extras galore put a few out in front

TODAY’S new homes often feature flexible layouts with extra rooms – such as garden rooms, studies, en suites or even an extra floor.

Dangerous ford is set for winter shut down

THE winter closure of a notorious ford which has seen a spate of rescues moved a step closer yesterday.

Border raid was perfect for Paul

FENHAM rod Paul Sanderson is the king of the River Till which has had some good sport in its lower reaches.

Rowing race is success for club

STRONG armed executives from King Sturge Property Consultancy in Newcastle, have won second place in the annual Allcomers rowing regatta in the city of Durham for the second year running.

History, culture and great urban or rural living

COUNTY Durham, where history and culture meet, offers buyers the best of both – a bustling, historic city set against acres of open countryside.

Visit Durham Dales for perfect ales

TODAY’S pub management manuals contain the phrases “maximising business performance” and “central disciplines”.

Young Wharriers are Streets ahead

CATCH them young was certainly the message at Derwent Reservoir last week, when 42 children from Wharrier Street Primary School, Walker, had a first taste of trout fishing.

Building a brighter future

BY investing in people and property today, Gentoo aims to make a positive mark for future generations.

Team effort: a joint dream

THE Adderstone Group’s experience in urban regeneration stretches back to the company’s formation, with prominent buildings such as Keel House on Newcastle’s Quayside and Waterloo House, adjacent to the Tyne Theatre, demonstrating a unique understanding and appreciation of a frequently complex and inevitably challenging area of development.

Wear all enjoying some super sport

RODS on the River Wear are experiencing some good sport with sea-trout and the odd salmon, with many returned by con-servation-minded anglers.

Gateway to change lives in Sunderland

BOLD plans for a striking new mixed development at one of the major gateways to Sunderland city centre have been submitted this week.

Richard on easy Street after win

CHESTER-LE-STREET rod Richard Walker beat off the competition to win the Jack Charlton Cumberland Trout Cup for Disabled Anglers at Esthwaite Water last week.

Bill nets cash prize after catching tagged trout

BILL Hope of Chester-le-Spring came away from Sharpley Springs and Waters £500 to the good after netting a tagged 8lb trout.

In tune with history and landscape

ARCHITECT Red Box Design Group has cited the city of Durham as a good example of utilising new planning guidance to enable development to take place in the city’s World Heritage Site.

Wear in the fish as rivers fill up

LOCAL rods have been boosted by rivers running high and coloured which has encouraged the start of silver runs of salmon and sea-trout.

Together, we'll take on climate change

A united front is being formed across the North-East to adapt to and combat climate change as its impacts are felt in the region.

Bowling green fight no picnic

A planned picnic by residents campaigning to protect a bowling green had to be cancelled on the orders of civic bosses.

Fund to bring Clipper home

A last-ditch appeal was launched yesterday to get the world's oldest composite clipper ship returned to its birthplace.

Don't let them get the green

Local people fighting to save an old bowling green from developers are holding a picnic tomorrow.

Family rescued from ford

A family were rescued yesterday after driving their car into the notorious ford in County Durham.

Cracker of birthday on fizzing weekend

Spectacular acrobatics and an exciting fireworks display were the highlights of a festival celebrating a university's 175th anniversary.

It's a bloom time for house hunters

As the scents of summer blossom, freshly cut grass and smoking barbecue coals fill the air as summer approaches, what better way to enjoy alfresco dining, than with a brand new garden in a picturesque location?

Their own show home

With cutting edge design inside and outside, the latest purchasers at Echo 24 in Sunderland are investing in a show apartment of their own after being wowed by one of the building's modern show apartment interiors.

Rome's legions are back - and in force

Living history is happening at Hadrian's Wall to recreate the life of Roman and Celtic people, 2000 years ago.

Illuminate Festival, Durham

Durham University is set for one heck of a birthday party on Saturday, as Sam Wonfor finds out.

A city remembers the Falklands fallen

War veterans gathered in Newcastle at the weekend to mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands war.

Don't go off the rails

Yobs who bombard trains with missiles are being targeted this half term to make them think about the consequences of their actions.

Arc chief is confident of winning Tesco fight

The new boss of regeneration company Sunderland Arc has signalled his confidence in defeating Tesco over the Vaux site in the city - and looked ahead to further Arc schemes being completed.

Project team aids Malawi

Staff from Sunderland-based house builder Wilcomm Homes have completed the Coast to Coast Bike Ride and helped to raise £6,000 for the charity Project Trust in the process.

Roman remains help couple's expansion plan

Gordon and Julie Sedgewick have made great progress in their farming business since taking on the tenancy of the Church Commissioners' holding Binchester Hall Farm 12 years ago.

Phone robber locked up

A homeless teenager who beat up and robbed a student for his mobile phone has been locked up for 16 months.

Motorist rescued

A woman was rescued by firefighters when her car left the A19 and landed on its roof in a field yesterday morning.

Officers rescue woman in 100ft bridge plunge drama

A woman was dragged to safety after plunging more than 100ft into a river yesterday.

My Place

Award-winning photographer David Glen Walker speaks to the Journal on his My Place.

Letting flatland flood will help our wildlife

Wildlife will benefit from flood protection schemes in the North-East.

Take a beady look at river

If you want an excuse to get out of doors this bank holiday weekend, you could try Mapping the Necklace.

Mini Bambi makes it to the River Wear

A tiny Asian deer which has firmly established itself in the south of England has now reached the River Wear.

Benk hopes for fringe benefits

Durham will rest a number of their top players for this week's first-class friendly against Durham UCCE at the Racecourse Ground - but have still named a strong XI, (writes Jeff Bowron).

Homes bid in trouble

Planners at North Tyneside Council are recommending rejection of a bid for houses and industrial units at Benton Square Industrial Estate.

Rods still waiting for beach sport to shore up again

Shore sport is still on the quiet side although a few more flounders are now being taken from beaches such as Warkworth, Alnmouth and Lyne-mouth.

Journalists

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