Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

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Sting bringing his Last Ship home to The Sage Gateshead in April 2015

Wallsend-born musician Sting has announced two exclusive performances of songs from musical The Last Ship at The Sage Gateshead

Sting

Big name stars including Sting support plans for Newcastle cancer centre

A fund is aiming to raise £5.5m for a center for childhood cancer treatment

The Unthanks have announced a 21-date UK tour

The Unthanks announce UK tour and new album for 2015

The Northumberland-bred folk outfit have booked their most comprehensive tour to date in support of their anticipated new album

Jimmy Nail and the cast of Sting's musical, The Last Ship

Sting's Last Ship musical is ready to leave harbour

A musical inspired by Sting's early years on Tyneside has been given a Broadway opening date

Northumberlandia near Cramlington

All in a day's work? Why it takes much longer to take in 100 great reasons

Graeme Whitfield is never one to shirk a challenge. Here he tries to complete all 100 great reasons – in a day

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Sting's musical The Last Ship gets its first outing in Chicago

Sting's musical inspired by his childhood in Wallsend gets ready for its preview in Chicago tonight

The Amazing Radio studios in Gateshead

Amazing news for Gateshead online music company as it launches in America

Gateshead company Amazing Media crosses the Atlantic thanks to $9m investment from supporters including Sting

Newcastle City Hall

Review: Foreigner, Europe and FM at Newcastle City Hall

There's nothing like a 'sold out' sign at Newcastle City Hall ahead of a Friday night rock show. It only took two weeks to sell every ticket for this triple bill of AOR goodness and the pre-gig atmosphere was electric

Lindisfarne, (Left to right) Ray Jackson, Ray Laidler, Si Cowe, Alan Hull and Rod Clements. 4th March, 1979

Tell us what your favourite North East songs are

Imagine a jukebox devoted to North East songs. We've made a start filling it up with help from some people in the know, but it's not too late for you to get involved

The hero's and there representatives in Baltic Square in Gateshead

North East heroes immortalised on Newcastle's Quayside plaques

North East heroes past and present have been immortalised in Newcastle as bronze plaques have been unveiled

The Quayside at Newcastle and Gateshead

Celebrated North East folk to be honoured in 'Walk of Fame'

Nineteen people and a band are to be celebrated with plaques on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides

The spectacular Newcastle quayside lit up at night

New book sees celebrities talk of their love for the North East

A host of household names have opened up about what the region means to them for a book to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Culture magazine - October

Culture magazine - October 2013

The October edition of Culture magazine is out now. If you missed it in yesterday's Journal, you can read it online. Find out what's inside

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Sting talks about his new album and stage show

Sting's new album and first stage musical turned his thoughts to Wallsend. David Whetstone caught up with him in New York

TV director Gavin Taylor with Paul McCartney

Ponteland TV and film director Gavin Taylor dies aged 72

TELEVISION and film director Gavin Taylor, who worked with some of the greatest stars in music, has died at the age of 72.

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Sting gives play permission to preview album song at the Live Theatre

THEATRE-GOERS will be the first to hear an early preview of a new song by Sting.

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Sting's new CD draws heavily on his Tyneside upbringing

A NEW album by Sting will include his first new material for eight years and draw heavily on his Tyneside upbringing and shipbuilding memories.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie Bee Movie

Bee Movie

THIS computer-animated adventure introduces us to the thankless existence of the humble honeybee.

Festive music live at Alnwick Garden

THE sound of 20,000 Voices will be spreading peace and goodwill at The Alnwick Garden today.

Journalists

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