Thanks to a tiny testing kit, medics are predicting a huge drop in deaths from bowel cancer.
PUPILS in Northumberland are believed to have scored the county’s best exam results yet.
The flying Scotsman has landed. Andrew Mernin meets Bill McPherson, the man behind the take-off of Newcastle’s new route to Dubai.
RACING is lucky to have two dedicated channels that enable all meetings in Britain and Ireland to be covered live, particularly as terrestrial TV, notably the BBC, seem intent on being even more selective in what they show.
Every corner of Scotland has its hidden gems - and we've found four of the best in the majestic setting of the River Dee in Aberdeenshire that would make an excellent three or four day break.
THE recent announcement by the Ministry of Defence that construction of two new aircraft carriers is to go ahead is potentially very good news for hundreds of companies in the region who work in the marine, defence and engineering sectors.
THE Ascot executive plan to promote the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes more extensively in Europe next year after the latest renewal of their midsummer highlight failed to attract any runners from the current Classic generation.
Banking group Barclays to offer cash sweetener to ABN Amro; Sainsbury's eyes overseas expansion; Retailer Morrisons reports slowing sales; BT chairman makes final speech to shareholders.
SAINSBURY’S became a takeover target for the second time this year today after revealing an approach from a fund backed by the Qatari royal family.
TEES Valley companies and entrepreneurs were among those attending a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
A FRENCH woman accused of stalking a North academic threatened him with death and compared her relationship with him to the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla, a jury heard yesterday.
FOUR police officers who made a courageous but vain attempt to save the life of a schoolboy on the North-East coastline are in the running to be named the bravest in Britain at a major awards ceremony next week.
Newcastle Choral Society member Peter Nevin, who joined in 1986, here pays his own tribute to choirmaster Len Young.
I was surprised that there was not a flood of letters replying to Tim Brown's letter (Voice of the North, June 18).
Barclays pledged it would look to avoid compulsory job cuts "where possible" if its £45bn merger with Dutch bank ABN Amro goes ahead.
It is a credit to The Journal that its front page should be asking questions about the future commitment of Gordon Brown's Government to funding for the arts and museums.
Buckingham Palace accounts revealed; Consumer spending slows down; Investors set for £500m battle for Domestic & General.
Weather forecasters last night warned that Britain could be hit by yet more heavy rain in the coming days.
A falklands veteran from Northumberland yesterday told how he nearly missed a reception with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
The BBC is marking the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with a star-studded memorial concert at the new Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Soldier's Tale foiled an Antipodean sprint whitewash and gave trainer Jeremy Noseda the proudest moment in his training career when producing a power-packed display in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Bookmakers William Hill have slashed the odds on Prince William and his former girlfriend Kate Middleton getting engaged following reports they have been seeing each other again.
Jimmy Fortune was crowned leading jockey at Royal Ascot for the first time and walked away with the London Clubs International Trophy following five victories at the meeting.
The weights for the John Smith's Northumberland Plate next Saturday are likely to be raised by 8lb with Geordieland, currently heading the entries on 9st 10lb, certain to miss the race after his gallant second to Yeats in the Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday.
Students are nice little earners, say property experts. Although parents usually expect to lose a small fortune when their children go to university, many have been doing rather nicely out of these years of study.
French raider Darjina can floor her Coronation Stakes rivals at Royal Ascot today.
A favourite of royalty and the aristocracy, harpist Janet Bennett is fast establishing herself as an international musician, as Richard Yates reports
Manduro returned to Royal Ascot and built on his placed effort of 12 months ago to capture the Prince Of Wales' Stakes for France's champion trainer Andre Fabre and rookie jockey Stephane Pasquier.
Archaeologists are hoping to reveal the next chapter in the fascinating history of a Northumberland castle as a 10-year-old excavation project gets under way again at the weekend.
Fresh from getting hitched again, Rod Stewart is in Newcastle next week for a gig at St James' Park, and you could get up close and personal with him.
Aidan O'Brien dominated the feature race on the opening day of Royal Ascot as Excellent Art led home a remarkable one-two-three in the St James's Palace Stakes, writes Martin Kelly.
Manduro can make the trip across the Channel more than worthwhile by grabbing gold in a mouth-watering renewal of Royal Ascot's Prince Of Wales' Stakes.
Artist James Alder, who was born into a Tyneside working class community and went on to paint for the Royal Family, has died.
Archaeologists will return to Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland this weekend for their 11th season of excavations.
Ramonti can spoil George Washington's much-anticipated return to the track by grabbing victory in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
George Washington is as short as even-money to make a triumphant return to his racing career in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot today.
Tomorrow's Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot is shaping up to be the highlight of the week.
The temperature will be hot, hot, hot and notching up at least Three Degrees at the Theatre Royal this week, as Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr finds out
Won't be buying Tina Brown's The Diana Chronicles.
North doctors are aiming to speed up the time it takes for children with arthritis to be treated after a new study found "considerable delays" in diagnosis and then referral for specialist hospital care.