Ian Robson

Ian Robson

Ian Robson is a reporter who has been with us since 1978, writing news and features for the Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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Terry Laybourne of the 21 Hospitality Group

Diners get ready for Restaurant Week event in Newcastle

Restaurants have a lot on their plate this week with the launch of Restaurant Week to promote themselves to new customers

Neil Foster, Northern TUC Policy and Campaigns Officer

TUC says North East missing out on jobs despite economic recovery

Jobseekers in the North East have not benefited from the economic recovery say the Trades Union Congress

George Mustard, who is dispute with Coral Bookmakers, in Sunderland, over a bet

Sunderland bookmakers refuse to pay out on 300/1 bet

A punter was left out of pocket after Coral Bookmakers in Sunderland refused to cough up on a 300/1 bet

Stanhope in County Durham

Wet and windy but no snow for most of us in the North East this Christmas

Forecasters say there is a slight chance of snow for those who live in high altitude areas but the rest of us will probably get away with a few rain showers

The Donald Duckling cargo ship is detained at Port of Tyne

Seamen trapped at South Shields grateful for help over Christmas

The crew of a cargo vessel banned from leaving the River Tyne has had to rely on help from the local community

Ramblers have expressed concerns at the state of some paths in the North East

North East footpaths among best in country

North East ramblers have expressed concern over the state of some rights of way in the Tyne and Wear region

Rebecca Johnston with some of the breathing apparatus Drager UK has produced

Blyth company celebrates 50 years of research and development

A North East company which helped put  Edmund Hillary on Everest is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Great North Air Ambulance

Canoeist dies after incident in County Durham

A canoeist was airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance with serious injuries after an incident in County Durham

A DFDS ferry leaves the River Tyne

Record year for wildife sightings from DFDS ferries

Wildlife charity ORCA has announced a bumper year for sightings of marine animals in the North Sea

Jason Cook

Hebburn writer Jason Cook spills the beans on new series

Hebburn creator Jason Cook has dropped some hints about what to expect in the second series of his hit television comedy show

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