Ruth Lawson

Ruth Lawson

Ruth Lawson is a reporter specialising in stories from Gosforth, Kenton & Coxlodge. She also writes about music. She has been with us since 2009.

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Pan Haggerty restaurant on Queen Street, Newcastle

Newcastle restaurant Pan Haggerty goes into liquidation

Quayside restaurant Pan Haggerty has closed its doors to customers and made staff redundant amid financial troubles

Matthew Hayes who died after being struck by a bus near a busy supermarket in Sunderland

Coroner records accidental verdict in Sunderland schoolboy bus tragedy

Matthew Hayes, 12, from Sunderland died after suddenly stepping out into the path of an oncoming bus

Former soldier John Wynn, who uses the services at Brim House, which is run by Norcare

North East war veteran getting life back on track thanks to Norcare

A North East war veteran who has struggled after leaving the forces moving forward after working with the Norcare Veterans' Centre

Frank Wappat

BBC Radio star Frank Wappat dies on his 84th birthday

Veteran broadcaster Frank Wappat will be remembered as a legend of the airwaves by his fellow BBC colleagues following his death yesterday

Lesley Rutter owner of the Flower Cabin in Seaton Delaval

Seaton Delaval shops left without phone and internet for up to a month

Valentine’s Day has turned sour for one businesswoman after her flower shop was left without a phone line or internet access for almost a month

Poet Paul Cookson drafts in help from students at Bede Academy Primary, in Blyth

Children's poet Paul Cookson inspires youngsters at Blyth school

Acclaimed children's poet Paul Cookson used music and poetry to help inspire youngsters at Bede Academy Primary

Police at the scene of the accident on the Coast Road, near Billy Mill Roundabout

Woman injured after crash on the Coast Road in North Tyneside

Drivers on the Coast Road in North Tyneside suffered delays following the collision at Billy Mill roundabout

Drew Henderson of Crawcrook

Gateshead wood carver's work is flying off the shelves

A talented wood carver has seen an increase in sales of his quirky design after a story in The Journal

Houses for sale

North East bucks the trend in rising house prices

House prices in the North East have fallen in the last year unlike the rest of England and Wales which has seen growth

Dr Gunther von Hagens Body Worlds Vital exhibition will be coming to Newcastle's Life Science Centre

Awe-inspiring exhibition comes to Newcastle for UK first

A unique science exhibition by scientist Dr Gunther von Hagens using real human organs is coming to Newcastle for its UK debut

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