Alex Singleton, PR and TV commentator

Alex Singleton: The media may be changing - but it certainly isn't dying

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Author, TV commentator and PR expert Alex Singleton on how newspapers are staying relevant in a digital age


The week to come in business

Sainsbury's and Vodafone will report results this week

5th Story performing at the opening night of The Big Reunion Boyband Tour at London's O2 Arena

Review: Big Reunion Boyband Tour at the Metro Radio Arena

The clock was firmly turned back on Thursday night as chart stars from the Smash Hits era graced the Tyneside stage for a nostalgic hits fest

Erwin James, ex-lifer who is now a writer and campaigner for prison reform

Writer and ex-lifer Erwin James calls for prison reform

Erwin James, who served 20 years for murder, talked at the Crime Story festival in Newcastle

Lifelong vegan Ami Tadaa offers a few tasty recipes for National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week: More veggie yumminess in the North East

Ami Tadaa has been out and about, finding the best places to get your lips around great veggie and vegan food in the North East

The Ice Henge Sculpture on hit TV show Game of Thrones

North East graduates create ice sculptures for Game of Thrones

An Ice Henge Sculpture for hit TV show Game of Thrones has been created by two Sunderland University graduates

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777

Tom Gutteridge: Missing Malaysian plane highlights need to tighten loopholes

The missing Malaysian airline Flight MH370 has highlighted certain measures that should be put in place within the aviation industry

A British Telecom engineer at work

BT claims another victory in the battle for broadband

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BT claimed another victory in the battle for broadband as its new sports channels helped spur a further surge in take-up

Artist Katie Paterson whose Second Moon art work has won a Sky Arts Award

Newcastle University-commissioned artwork wins South Bank Sky Arts Award

A North East artwork about the moon has won a South Bank Sky Arts Awards as David Whetstone reports

Growth for BSkyB

'Explosive growth' for BSkyB

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Broadcaster BSkyB has today hailed what it called explosive growth, saying its Joanna Lumley ad campaign brought in new customers


Battle of UK telecoms rivals expected to heat up

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The battle between home communications giants BSkyB and BT will heat up with figures due from both firms amid reports that Sky is in talks over a tie-up with Vodafone to curb the power of their resurgent rival

Elzevir (Ray Winstone), Grace (Sophie Cookson) and John (Aneurin Barnard) in Moonfleet on Sky One

Major TV drama Moonfleet stirs memories of a North East author

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Sky One's Victorian adventure yarn Moonfleet was written by a top Newcastle businessman John Meade Falkner


BSkyB shares tumble after UEFA deal

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Shares in BSkyB were hammered following the company's failure to win the UK rights to show Champions League and Europa League matches

Wes Brown in action for Sunderland against Manchester City

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

The Stadium of Light has borne witness to a messiah and a revolution since August of 2010, but some things remain reassuringly constant on Wearside

TV producer Malcolm Gerrie

Talking music with TV producer Malcolm Gerrie

Thirty years after his last presenting job, TV producer Malcolm Gerrie is back on camera talking to some of music's biggest hitters

Sunderland's manager Paolo Di Canio, left, is sent to the stands by referee Martin Atkinson

Mark Douglas: Want to be heard? Then best make a fuss

Refereeing decisions have become the topic of choice for many because of the drama they create believes Mark Douglas

Douglas Communications to open new North East base

A telecommunications firm in Lancashire is set to open a new base in the North East after securing a £2m contract


Sky looks to £10 box to win battle for viewers

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BSkyB fought back against intensifying competition yesterday by launching a £10 TV box allowing viewers to watch on-demand services

BT has bought the rights to show 38 top flight games a season

First match-up of the season for bitter Telecoms rivals

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Telecoms giants BT and British Sky Broadcasting will lock horns again in the battle for broadband and pay-TV customers when they update on trading this week

Joe Kinnear return sees Mike Ashley reasserting his control

JOE Kinnear's shock return to Newcastle United is a direct challenge to Alan Pardew’s authority.


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Newcastle United Editor
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