Susan Winfield the Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear

New Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear talks about her life serving the community

Susan Winfield talks of stitching up prisoners and piloting a programme which saw a young Cheryl Tweedy cleaning loos

Prince George, pictured here on a family trip to New Zealand will have his world rocked when baby number two turns up

Curious Georgie: Breaking news of Royal baby number two seemed a tad rushed from where I was standing (around 3ft tall)

The news that Prince George won't be king of the castle any more, until he's actually King, means the world's on womb watch again

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother unveils a plaque at Tyne Tees Television with chairman Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison on 14 June 1989

Royal Family representative Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison dies aged 88

Northumberland landowner and visionary Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison, of Alnwick, has died at the age of 88

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London

Curious Georgie: Fainting page or not... the pomp must go on

The Queen demonstrated the British stiff upper lip with aplomb this week. When a little boy fainted yards from her, she didn't break sentence

Keith Hann: Is 60 the new 40? The time has come to find out

Journal columnist Keith Hann reached a milestone birthday yesterday and so is now able to find out if 60 is indeed the new 40

Prince Harry leads the British Team during training in Iceland followed by polar team guide Conrad Dickinson

Explorer Conrad Dickinson tells of polar adventure guiding Prince Harry

Explorer Conrad Dickinson is to talk at Wooler Outdoor Week about his experience guiding Prince Harry to the South Pole

The Duke of Kent, President of the RNLI, visits the RNLI lifeboat station at Berwick upon Tweed as part of a two-day tour of Northumberland RNLI lifeboat stations, seen meeting volunteers crewmembers

Northumberland lifeboat responds to emergency during Duke of Kent visit

Seahouses lifeboat team had an unusual morning after an unexpected Royal visitor clashed with a callout

A still image from a British Pathe film showing the Tyne Bridge

British Pathe archive gives a glimpse of the North East's past

A treasure trove of old newsreel footage of Tyneside has been made available online after British Pathe added its entire archive to YouTube

Curator Dr Chris Ferguson with the new exhibition at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Bed fit for a king to be unveiled as centrepiece of Auckland Castle exhibition

A new exhibition Auckland Castle heralds the arrival of a major new visitor attraction

HRH Princess Anne on her visit to South Shields

Princess Anne gets a warm welcome in South Shields

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited the region yesterday where she officially opened new facilities and a major milestone at a business

Construction

Construction firm gets royal seal of approval

BRIMS Construction is to receive the royal stamp of approval for its work on a new £3m health and community facility in Tyneside

Conrad Dickinson on the South Pole trek

Adventurer Conrad Dickinson home after Royal trek to South Pole

Northumberland adventurer Conrad Dickinson has arrived home after leading a team of wounded soldiers to the South Pole with Prince Harry

Conrad Dickinson on the South Pole trek

South Pole in sight for Hexham explorer leading Prince Harry's team

Hexham adventurer Conrad Dickinson has the South Pole in his sights on his Antarctic trek leading Prince Harry and former soldiers

Explorer Conrad Dickinson

Northumberland polar explorer embarks on royal challenge

After a delayed start, caused by blizzards that left the teams snowed in at base camp, Conrad Dickinson, from Hexham, left yesterday afternoon

Royal Visit

Prince William impresses crowds during visit to North East

Hundreds turn out to welcome Duke of Cambridge to North East

Prince William

Prince William to visit North East youth workshops

Prince William is set to visit the North East to attend youth workshops set up in memory of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales

Explorer Conrad Dickinson

Explorer Conrad Dickinson prepares to lead polar trek with Prince Harry

Northumberland explorer Conrad Dickinson is preparing for his toughest challenge guiding injured servicemen and women in a race to the South Pole

Helen McCrory on the trading floor

Celebrities join with traders to raise funds for UK charities

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry tired their hands at stockbroking in a bid to raise money for charity

Tom Newstead, from Seaton Sluice, with his rocking hare, he wants to give to Prince George

Former boat builder creates Rocking Hare for Prince George

Retired sculptor Tom Newstead, from Seaton Sluice in Northumberland, has created a gift of a Rocking Hare for Prince George

Euan Pringle, owner of Otterburn Mill, who has sent a baby rug to The Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge

Otterburn Mill maintains 87-year tradition with Royal gift

Otterburn Mill is keeping up an 87-year tradition by sending a baby rug to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their first child

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