Passengers ignore flight restrictions

AIRPORT staff in Newcastle have seized £750,000 worth of hand luggage items from travellers who have not adhered to security rules.

First we must know how to help

NEW research reveals only one in three people could perform the simplest of first aid techniques, while one in four admit they would panic when giving first aid.

Crackdown 'risking safety of passengers'

INCREASED airport security is creating new safety risks for holidaymakers, a North academic has warned.

Inspirational soldier killed in Afghanistan

A NORTH soldier has become the 67th casualty of war in Afghanistan.

Antony Lewis

Sales director of internet and web design Geo-net Solutions in Darlington.

Terrorist treated at the RVI

A CONVICTED terrorist was back behind bars last night after a week of secret treatment at a North hospital.

Anyone game for a major disaster?

I ARRIVED in North America at roughly the same time as the Beckhams, although Mrs Jackson and I attracted somewhat less attention.

Plane spotters to be front line on terror

PLANE spotters are to be recruited to help deter terrorist attacks on a North airport.

Chance for farming ‘to provide solutions’

HUGE opportunities await the farmer who joins the challenge to meet the targets to produce heat and power from renewable sources by 2020, according to an NFU leader.

Techniques could be studied in the UK

IRECENTLY saw a news report concerning the North East Strategic Health Authority spending £84,000 sending a 14-strong team to Japan to study Toyota’s lean management techniques.

Terror Jeep North link

THE terrorists who targeted Glasgow Airport used equipment they bought in the North-East for the attack, it was reported yesterday.

Die Hard 4.0

It takes a 52-year-old, shaven-headed action man with an attitude and a full arsenal of one-liners to whip the summer blockbuster season into shape.

Die Hard’s softie

BRUCE Willis’ Die Hard character, John McClane, is a take-no-prisoners hard man.

Putting the finger on suspected terrorists

A COMPANY which has developed fingerprint technology that can help catch terrorists plans to float on the stock market.

Terror suspects all linked to the NHS

  • NHS

ALL eight people arrested in connection with car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow have links to the NHS, it emerged last night.

No panic – but public urged to be vigilant

PEOPLE across the North-East are urged to be more vigilant and report anything suspicious to police as emergency services remain on high alert nationwide following the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.

Stoical travellers say, don’t let them win

TOURISTS at Newcastle Airport were yesterday undeterred by the heightened security alert, with most more concerned about potential flight disruption than a terror attack.

`We must remain vigilant'

New Home Secretary Jacqui Smith spent her first morning in the job at a meeting of the emergency response committee, Cobra, and briefing the Cabinet on yesterday's events.

Travel staff braced for job cuts and closures

Staff at Thomas Cook are bracing themselves for redundancy after the company's directors entered a "detailed review" to decide which 150 UK branches would face the axe.

Terrorism charges

Two men were yesterday charged under the Terrorism Act with providing support to a "proscribed organisation."

More criminals are to avoid jail

  • NHS

Thousands of offenders a year will avoid jail under measures announced by the Government last night in a new attempt to ease pressure on the crisis-hit prison system.

Hope for women

Moves to help Muslim women exert more influence in their communities will be announced today in the latest bid to curb violent extremism.

Soldier died on birthday – his twin at his side

Britain's latest Iraq War casualty died with his twin brother by his bedside on the night they should have been celebrating their 24th birthday.

Why counties must each have one voice

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The issue of which system of government would best serve Northumberland and County Durham is both thorny and contentious, as your Voice of the North pages of late clearly illustrate.

Britain `voices concern' at threat to Rushdie

Britain voiced "deep concern" yesterday after a Pakistani minister appeared to state that Salman Rushdie's knighthood justified suicide bombings.

Tax office issues fresh warning over online frauds

Tax payers have been warned to beware of more frauds using the name of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Knighthood `will justify' Rushdie suicide attacks

Salman Rushdie's knighthood was yesterday condemned by a Pakistani minister as an affront to Muslims which would justify suicide attacks.

RE `must tackle complexities'

Schoolchildren must be taught more about the complexities of religion and its role in a modern world under the threat of terrorism, the school standards watchdog urged yesterday.

Fears grow for British hostage

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Islamic militant group Hamas has made contact with the captors of kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston and is taking steps to secure his release, it was reported last night.

Security firm 2020 keeps eye on goal

A security systems firm has won a contract with Gateshead MetroCentre after pursuing it for two years.

Men were dying and this was for real

A three-day Falklands Liberation commemoration across 8,000 miles and four time zones to mark the 25th anniversary of the conflict, begins on Thursday.

Wall that casts a very long shadow

Anyone old enough to recall the 1967 war, whose 40th anniversary occurred last week, will surely remember the world-wide wave of sympathy for Israel.

Afghan blast soldier named

A british soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday was named last night.

Blair soaks up the last few rays

When, nearly a year ago, the idea of a Tony Blair "farewell tour" was first publicly mooted in the form of a leaked memo from 10 Downing Street, it was greeted with near-universal derision.

Blunder on DNA in terror cases

The Home Office was accused last night of creating "utter chaos" after it emerged that police were not allowed to take fingerprints or DNA from terror suspects on control orders.

Troops out calls grow

Calls for withdrawal of troops from Iraq grew last night as the British death toll reached 150 when a soldier of the 4th Battalion The Rifles was shot near Basra.

Raytec sales on target to hit £2m

A cctv lighting company expects to double in size this year after rapidly becoming a world leader in its field amid growing concerns about crime and security.

Help us to fourth win, says Brown

Prime Minister in waiting Gordon Brown yesterday issued a rallying call to supporters in the North-East to help him defeat David Cameron and win a historic fourth election for Labour.

Harman demands end to `spin culture'

A candidate for Labour's deputy leadership called yesterday for an end to "the culture of spin" after proposals to give police tough new counter-terrorism powers to stop and question were released to the press before MPs knew of them.

Law `will make UK a police state'

Labour and opposition MPs joined Muslim and civil rights groups in voicing concern yesterday on proposed laws to give police powers to stop and question anyone in the UK.


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