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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Gateshead College art teacher Sarah Latheron

Gateshead College art teacher wins chance to exhibit work at top gallery

Gateshead College teacher Sarah Latheron has won a top award which has seen her work on display at the Baltic

Grasmere Lake in the Lake District, Cumbria

Lake District national park in bid for World Heritage status

The Lake District has been recommended as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage inscription in 2016

Apprentices from the North East will compete in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014

Apprentices from North East vying for national crown

Teams of apprentices from North East firms have signed up to take part in this year's Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Vera Baird and Northumbria Police Chief Constable Sue Sim

Northumbria Police announce huge job losses due to funding cuts

Northumbria Police has revealed hundreds of jobs are at risk in a huge restructure of the force due to Government funding cuts

Missing Northumberland woman Janis Hall

Possible sighting in hunt for missing Northumberland woman Janis Hall

A new lead in the search for Janis Hall, 65, has lead detectives to extend their hunt to a small Northumberland village

Intensive weight management services are not being commissioned in some parts of the country

Doctors hit out as North East weight loss programmes are cut

Vital weight loss programmes are being cut leaving obese patients facing a postcode lottery believe leading doctors

Former heart transplant patient Rachel Hooley from Cramlington, who is going skiing for the first time

Cramlington heart transplant girl to compete in ski competition

A young transplant patient will be representing the region on the ski slopes in a bid to do her donor proud

Newcastle University

Newcastle University under fire from animal rights group

Anti-Vivisection Coalition which is involved in the protection of primates used in experiments, launch campaign to revoke subsidising of primate tests

Antony Gormley

Knighthood for Angel Of The North sculptor Antony Gormley

Angel Of The North sculptor Antony Gormley has said he accepted his knighthood as 'a recognition' for the art form

Drew Henderson of Crawcrook with some of his woodwork

Gateshead man's wood carvings driving wife up the wall

A retired builder has used his spare time to become a master of wood carvings which are now taking over the family home, much to his wife's disdain

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