Secret Diner Review: The Stand Bistro, 31 High Bridge, Newcastle

Finding a top quality bistro is no laughing matter for the Secret Diner. Find out if the food at The Stand put a smile on his face

Brave contenders pipped at the post

It was a case of so near, but yet so far for McKelvey and Slim Pickings yesterday, as they were edged out into second and third respectively behind Silver Birch in an epic finish for the John Smith's Grand National.

Drop in class should pay for Champlain

Champlain can rebuild his tarnished reputation by winning the race of the day at Pontefract.

Hedgehunter hero in thriller

All the talk beforehand was of whether Carrie Ford would rewrite the history books on Saturday and become the first woman to ride the winner of the John Smith's Grand National.

Irish hope becomes National top weight

Le Coudray, one of 18 Irish-trained horses left in this year's John Smith's Grand National, is the new top weight for Saturday's Aintree spectacular.


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