Friends and neighbours? Journal poll reveals our feelings about links to other countries

As the Commonwealth Games highlights one grouping of nations, the Journal’s weekly poll asks people how they feel about our links to other countries

Importance of support for UK food production

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report this week recognises the risks of climate change to food production and human security, according to the National Sheep Association (NSA)

Hexham MP calls for action to help in an 'unimaginable' crisis

Northumberland MP Guy Opperman is calling for action to help humanitarian organisations reach the millions affected by the civil war in Syria

Lockerbie bombing: 25 years on from the day that shocked Britain

On the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, we take a look back at the tragedy which shocked the country

£10m EU grant to look at animal production

The future of modern animal production will be subject of an in-depth review by experts from Newcastle University.

Bernard Trafford: Why should Britain have the right to attack Syria?

David Cameron was defeated in the Commons over whether or no Britain should go to war with Syria. Bernard Trafford discusses the issue

North East MP warns on chaos if West strikes Syria

A military strike on Syria could spread chaos across neighbouring Middle East countries, a senior North East MP has warned

Illness prevents Monica seeing end of journey into Memory

THE Festival of the North East will embrace the broadest span of moods and emotions this weekend, as David Whetstone reports.

Sheff Wed's fate provides reality check for Toon

NEWCASTLE United’s domination of the Championship is not taken for granted at St James’ Park.

Experts hear from Teesside teenager

In her last report from Indonesia, former Journal writer Rosie Waller, who now works for the charity No Strings, reports from the recent UN Climate Change conference in Bali.

Climate change focus brings opportunity

THE profile afforded to this week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali is yet another sign that the issue is firmly fixed on the agenda, with everybody from the Prince of Wales downwards now paying close attention to the debate.

Friday morning's business news

Businesses call for climate change action / Many firms are ignorant over new energy legislation / Positive start for the stock market

Bridge lit up for diabetes awareness

Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be lit up in blue today to mark the first World Diabetes Day since last year’s United Nations resolution which recognised the illness as a major threat to world health.

Nana reaches rainbow’s end

AFTER recording more than 1,500 songs in 15 languages, Nana Mouskouri is finally saying goodbye to the stage.

Owen still getting a hard time

MIKEY, Mikey Mikey, they aren’t going to leave you alone, are they?

One woman who makes a difference

THE idea of spending years without running water, electricity and good food and drink would appal many young women.

Toni cultivates the people side

TONI Madine has joined Heighley Gate garden centre as HR manager.

Hardship inflicted by the Thatcher years

I was surprised that there was not a flood of letters replying to Tim Brown's letter (Voice of the North, June 18).

Lord Stevens accepts role of adviser

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Former North police chief Lord Stevens has accepted a job offer from Gordon Brown, as the new Prime Minister made good his promise to build a "Government of all talents".

We hope new PM will show courage

Gordon Brown admires courage so much he wrote a book about it.

Blair tipped for Middle East role

Speculation is rising that Tony Blair could quit as MP for Sedgefield if he is named as the new international envoy to the Middle East.

Don't blame it all on China

According to a study based on statistics provided by energy company BP, the US Geological Survey and the International Energy Agency (IEA), China has become the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide, the key greenhouse gas.

Peacekeepers killed

Five Spanish UN peacekeepers were killed yesterday and three others wounded in an explosion targeting UN troops in southern Lebanon.

G8 countries $27bn short on pledge

Today 1,400 women will die needlessly in pregnancy or childbirth, 4,000 children will be killed by diarrhoea, largely as a result of lack of clean water and 80 million school-age children, most of them girls, will not go to school.

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.

More UK staff work long hours

The UK tops the list of wealthy nations who work excessive hours, according to the International Labour Organisation.

Blair prepares for hectic G8 summit

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Prime Minister Tony Blair flew into his last G8 summit last night braced for a clash with Russia, farewell talks with President George Bush and a final push to secure a climate change deal.

People on the move

The Gateshead Housing Company has appointed two of its employees to new roles that will see them looking to improve housing services in the borough.

This MP has done sterling work for us

Iwas extremely disappointed to read the letter from Coun Chris Ord criticising Labour MP Dave Anderson ("MP is preaching a message of hypocrisy", Voice of the North, June 1).

Rising to global challenge

INDUSTRY leaders from throughout the Tees Valley came to the Evening Gazette’s boardroom to discuss environmental issues as part of the paper’s Renew, Reuse, Recycle campaign.

Marathon man Paul has world at his feet

A father-of-four set off on a 750-mile charity run yesterday with his family's blessing.

Andrew Miller column

Economics entered global warming at the end of last year, with the government's Stern Report on climate change - the first major publication by an economist, rather than an environmental scientist.

Joining the green drive

THIS year the Evening Gazette has launched a major new eco-campaign - Renew, Reuse, Recycle.

Iran tension grows

Britain said yesterday it would consult its allies before deciding on the next steps on Iran, following a report by international watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency that Tehran continued to defy UN Security Council demands to scrap its nuclear enrichment programme.

We lead the way in shrinking footprints

Green team puts region at forefront of environmental education

Co-op report warns on heavy investment in biofuels

Companies in the UK have been warned that heavy investment in biofuels could be jeopardising future performance and profits.

Funding will drive green festival

This year's Newcastle Green Festival will be the biggest yet thanks to a funding boost by National Express.

Early start for festival event

A tyneside festival last year was a pretty cool event - too cool in fact.

Trident replacement encourages others

So long as any state has nuclear weapons, others will want them.

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