Superyacht the Sovereign arrives at Newcastle Quayside

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from July to September

July to September saw the North East lead the way in a 'three-parent babies' project to protect unborn infants from congenital genetic defects

Apollo face out

Vindolanda Roman fort director selects top finds from 2014 discoveries

Vindolanda dig director Dr Andrew Birley chooses the best finds from the 2014 excavation season

Lohman Brown chickens

Vindolanda Roman fort stages chicken history day this Sunday

Universities unveil results of project to trace thousands of years of hens and humans joint history

Reconstruction drawing of the interior of the latrines at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads Roman Fort is tops for historic Roman toilets says English Heritage

Ancient Roman loos scoop number one accolade for Northumberland in English Heritage awards

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

Northumberland fort find gets to the bottom of Roman history

Vindolanda discovery of the only wooden toilet seat to be found in the Roman Empire has been unearthed

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

TV star Ben Crompton who plays Eddison Tollett in fantasy drama unveils historic faces exhibition on Hadrian's Wall

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

Historian William Hutton thought in 1801 he would be the last man to walk the length of the wall

Pieces of Romam armour found in the chest alongside a modern re-creation

50th anniversary of spectacular Roman find in Northumberland

This week sees the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the chest, which has been described as one of the most remarkable Roman finds of the last century

The gold coin found at Vindolanda Roman fort in Northumberland

Golden find at Northumberland Roman fort after 40 years of digging

A French dig volunteer at Vindolanda has unearthed a gold coin, the first ever in more than 40 years of archaeology at the fort

Archaeological dig at Vindolanda

Vindolanda archaeological dig could shed light on body in ditch mystery

A new dig at Vindolanda fort in Northumberland is set to shed light on ditch body mystery

The Crosby Garrett Roman cavalry helmet

Experts probe mystery of Roman helmet find in the North East

It was almost four years ago that a County Durham father and son unearthed one of the most spectacular archaeological finds of recent years while on a metal detector trip to a remote fellside

Theatre exhibition takes up residency in Newcastle's Theatre Royal

A THEATRE history exhibition featuring a model of medieval Tyneside is going on display in the North.

High praise for Roman Army Museum at Carvoran

MUSEUM based on Hadrian’s Wall has received an award from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Housesteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall

Interview: Martin Walker of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage

The region’s history is being unearthed in significant fashion by a forward-looking organisation. Alastair Gilmour meets Martin Walker of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage

Lottery fund cash won’t go to the Wall

GUARDIANS of two flagship sites along Hadrian’s Wall have failed in a bid to secure lottery cash for a £4.1m project to improve their visitor, research and education facilities.

Legions of jobs for Wall

THE organisation created a year ago to promote and maintain Hadrian’s Wall has pledged to help create 2,000 jobs by 2012 despite dwindling visitor numbers.

Legions of jobs for Wall

THE organisation created a year ago to promote and maintain Hadrian’s Wall has pledged to help create 2,000 jobs by 2012 despite dwindling visitor numbers.

Done Roman? Troop to the pub!

Around 130 AD, a legionary gazed out from his sentry post at Steel Rigg on the newly-constructed Hadrian's Wall.

Lord Bragg travels to showcase North

  • ITV

Cumbrian peer and arts presenter, Lord Melvyn Bragg, is filming in the North-East for a four part ITV1 travel series.


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