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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War widow Sharon Turton who switched on the lights

Bamburgh Castle shines bright for Poppy Appeal

Bamburgh Castle was last night lit with the huge image marking the start of the annual Poppy Appeal, which is this year focusing on the support The Royal British Legion provide to families of the armed forces

Darras Road on the Darras Hall Estate in Ponteland

Residents' fear Darras Hall planning approval will open flood gates for developers

Home owners in the exclusive Darras Hall estate have hit out at its residents' committee decision to green light a development on Runnymede Road

An aerial view of Newcastle International Airport

Airline chiefs in talks over more new routes from Newcastle

Airline chiefs yesterday indicated they are in talks with airport bosses to add further new routes from Newcastle International Airport

Baby flamingo chicks are keeping staff busy at Washington Wetland Centre

Baby flamingo chicks keeping staff busy at Washington Wetland Centre

A bumper brood of hand-reared Chilean flamingo chicks are keeping staff and volunteers busy at a North East nature reserve.

The Duchess of Northumberland tries out a Harley Davidson

Bikers and Duchess turn out to back event for elderly people

Alnwick Gardens was transformed at the weekend as bikers from around the region descended on the venue to back the Elderberries programme set up to help lonely and isolated elderly people in Northumberland

Newcastle United fans protest against Mike Ashley

Newcastle fans march through city centre in protest against Mike Ashley

Hundreds of Newcastle United fans marched through the city centre at the weekend to protest against club owner Mike Ashley

Lord Adonis, at the opening of the new Kings Priory School in Tynemouth

Lord Adonis officially opens new Kings Priory School

The Government minister who spearheaded the creation of academies paid a visit to the newly-merged Kings Priory School

Little Reece Ainsley had heart surgery not long after being born and spent 3 months in the Bubble baby unit

Family backs our campaign to boost Bubble Foundation donations

The mother of the late Reece Ainsley has called for people to help keep the Bubble Foundation afloat

Joe Fitzpatrick with mum Catherine

Monkseaton family back The Journal Bubble Foundation campaign

A youngster who spent the first six months of his life in Newcastle's Bubble unit has backed a bid to safeguard the charity that supports it

The launch of the fundraising campaign for the new £11.2 million Inspirational Discovery Centre at Once Brewed National Park, near Hexham

Adventure guru backs Northumberland National Park proposal

A world famous polar explorer has thrown his weight behind a proposed £10.5m visitor centre in Northumberland

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