Irish and British business network Lionra hosted the celebration of St Patrick's Day at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
The launch of new Irish and North East business network Lionra was officially recognised at a glamorous black tie ball at the Hilton at the weekend.
Across the world today millions of people with Irish connections, and many without, will be raising a glass and celebrating St Patrick's Day.
A new children's centre providing early years education, childcare and support for parents opens on Saturday.
A trio of Tyneside fighters have stormed through to the finals of the national Golden Gloves competition.
It's finally here - the Cheltenham Festival, now the be-all of the jump season.
Details of sea rescues and other work carried out during 2006 will be presented at the annual general meeting of Blyth's RNLI lifeboat station
Loulou Nivernais has Aintree on his agenda next month after completing a four-timer in great style in the Come To Guinness St Patrick's Day Handicap Chase at Newcastle yesterday, writes Jack Pickering.
Newcastle's meeting got the go-ahead following a morning inspection but punters probably had mixed feelings after 100-1 chance King Mak won the opening WBX.COM £25 New Account Sign Up National Hunt Novices' Hurdle.
Four of Birtley's top boxers fly to Chicago on Sunday to take part in the prestigious Emerald Gloves tournament on the eve of the St Patrick's Day parade.
Wanted: a new image. That's the message coming out of the St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin.
A series of parks and public spaces in Newcastle have been given licences for music and drinking.
Drivers will be able to park for free in Alnwick between December 18 and 24.