Northumbria University academic Dr Lee Barron looks at the place of charity singles in popular culture
Sting is taking over Jimmy Nail's role in The Last Ship, his musical inspired partly by his Tyneside upbringing
The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre
Wallsend-born musician Sting has announced two exclusive performances of songs from musical The Last Ship at The Sage Gateshead
A fund is aiming to raise £5.5m for a center for childhood cancer treatment
The Northumberland-bred folk outfit have booked their most comprehensive tour to date in support of their anticipated new album
A musical inspired by Sting's early years on Tyneside has been given a Broadway opening date
Graeme Whitfield is never one to shirk a challenge. Here he tries to complete all 100 great reasons – in a day
Sting's musical inspired by his childhood in Wallsend gets ready for its preview in Chicago tonight
Gateshead company Amazing Media crosses the Atlantic thanks to $9m investment from supporters including Sting
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
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
North East heroes past and present have been immortalised in Newcastle as bronze plaques have been unveiled
Nineteen people and a band are to be celebrated with plaques on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides
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
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
Sting's new album and first stage musical turned his thoughts to Wallsend. David Whetstone caught up with him in New York
TELEVISION and film director Gavin Taylor, who worked with some of the greatest stars in music, has died at the age of 72.
THEATRE-GOERS will be the first to hear an early preview of a new song by Sting.
A NEW album by Sting will include his first new material for eight years and draw heavily on his Tyneside upbringing and shipbuilding memories.