Alice Thwaite, of Equal Arts in Gateshead

Director of Gateshead-based charity Equal Arts is set to meet the Queen

Gateshead-based charity Equal Arts is spreading the word about the value of creativity for people of all ages

Emergency Department at a hospital

The Journal Opinion: Help needed, but not necessarily at A&E

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The Journal Opinion for January 13 in which we look at the situation at some A&E departments in hospitals

Imtiaz Dharker who has been awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry

Poet Imtiaz Dharker published in North East to be honoured by Queen

Imtiaz Dharker, introduced to British readers by Hexham-based Bloodaxe Books, has won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

The Red Arrows perform a flypast over HMS Queen Elizabeth in Rosyth Dockyard, Fife

Tyne shipyard at a standstill as workers watch naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth

A&P in Hebburn build the flight deck and hanger for the new Queen Elizabeth II class aircraft carriers

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London

Curious Georgie: Fainting page or not... the pomp must go on

The Queen demonstrated the British stiff upper lip with aplomb this week. When a little boy fainted yards from her, she didn't break sentence

QE Gateshead is investing more than £35,000 in a new pilot scheme that will create a more friendly environment for people with dementia in hospital

Queen Elizabeth Hospital introduces specialist dementia ward in new pilot scheme

QE in Gateshead invests £35,000 in a pilot 'dementia friendly' ward to help patients suffering with the condition

Lucy Duggan was in the car which Martin Li (inset) was driving

Killer driver Martin Li sees sentence slashed

Lucy Duggan's family tell of disappointment as Martin Li's jail term and driving ban cut but say no sentence can bring back their girl

Curator Dr Chris Ferguson with the new exhibition at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Bed fit for a king to be unveiled as centrepiece of Auckland Castle exhibition

A new exhibition Auckland Castle heralds the arrival of a major new visitor attraction

John Carr-Ellison, the new High Sheriff of Northumberland

New High Sheriff of Northumberland pricked into action

The new High Sheriff of Northumberland has been "pricked" into action by the Queen in an ancient ceremony

The Alcan site

Crown Estate buys Alcan site - Sale prompts fears of spoiled landscape in Northumberland

The Queen's property company, the Crown Estate, announced last night that it had bought the land linked to Rio Tinto’s mothballed aluminium smelter

Queen's property empire leads race to buy Rio Tinto Alcan

The Crown Estate have launched a £20m bid to take control of land linked to the mothballed aluminium smelter in Northumberland

Sir Ian Wrigglesworth

Sir Ian Wrigglesworth reveals his new title

Former MP and Port of Tyne chairman Sir Ian Wrigglesworth is preparing to take on his new title as Baron Wrigglesworth of Norton-on-Tees

North East torch bearers rewarded with honours

Dedicated people who work to make communities better in the North East have been recognised in a range of fields spanning from education to sport

Wells ready to make Beijing experience count at London 2012

DESPITE not yet having turned 30, Matt Wells hopes to be one of Great Britain’s most experienced team members at the 2012 Olympics after finally ending his wait for a rowing medal in Beijing.

The rise and fall of Tyne’s shipyards

WITHIN a lifetime, the unthinkable happened along the River Tyne. The noise and seemingly ceaseless activity of the shipyards which lined the riverbanks has been replaced by relative silence, green parkland, new homes and commercial and leisure developments.

Mum warns parents on deadly brain bug

THE mother of a child who survived deadly brain bug meningitis is warning other parents to trust their instinct and act fast if their child falls ill.

So many reasons for a celebration

A CHRISTMAS bumper crop of baby joy was delivered across the North.

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

Ambitious Rokeby plans business park and hotel

A NEW £50m business park for the North-East is set to be developed on land in Stockton bought from excavator maker Caterpillar.

Rokeby announces new £50m development

DEVELOPERS of the prestigious Surtees Business Park at Stockton, which has attracted top names including Aker Kvaerner and award-winning Brulines, has announced a twin, £50m development just a mile along the road.


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