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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Waves crash into the sea wall at Seaham Harbour

Weather forecasters warn to avoid North East coast as high winds hit region

Weather forecasters are warning people to avoid the North East coast today as high winds are expected to cause flooding

HMP Northumberland

Government hands over management of Acklington prison to private firm

HMP Northumberland in Acklington has been taken over by private firm Sodexo Justices Service

Winter Lantern Parade at Woodhorn Museum in Ashington

Families enjoy winter parade at Woodhorn Museum

Scores of families gathered at Woodhorn Museum to watch more than 300 paper and willow lanterns and six 7ft giant lanterns float by lighting up the dark winter sky

Amy Rielley of Gateshead enjoys the festive decorations at Trinity Square, Gateshead

North East towns light up for Christmas

Fans of festive fun braved the winter chill and stepped out to celebrate the start of the Christmas season at a number of light switch on events

Police forensic officers at the scene where a Northumberland man was attacked outside a pub in Chester

Northumberland man dies two days after assault outside Chester pub

Two men have been arrested and bailed after a 63-year-old Northumberland man died two days after being attacked outside a Chester pub

Barry Hyde who has become a chef at Junipers Pantry in Sunderland under the stewardship of David Gill

Futureheads singer Barry Hyde is trying his hand at a new career

Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is training to become a chef at a North East fine food deli

Allan Badenhop is launching a bid to raise funds to help his typhoon-ravaged country

Newcastle Filipinos rally round for their stricken homeland

Filipinos living in Newcastle are rallying round in the wake of super storm Typhoon Haiyan that has left thousands dead

Sapper Richard Reginald Walker

Inquest hears details of North East soldier's death

The father of a killed North East soldier has called for military chiefs to constantly review the threat posed by insider attacks

Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott confessed stealing Shakespeare First Folio to North East author

A new book that delves into the eccentric life of Raymond Scott reveals how he confessed to stealing the Shakespeare First Folio from Durham University a week before he was cleared of the charge

Lesley Lister of Tyne Tees Models

North East business community urged to nominate in The Glass Slipper Awards

A prestigious award ceremony that honours inspiring North East women is calling on the business community for nominations

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