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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The North East Gregg's Childrens Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse

Donor gives £100k to North East children's cancer charity

A wealthy donor has given £100,000 to the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Youngsters take part in the North Tyneside Festival of Rugby

Young rugby players take to the pitch for North Tyneside festival

Hundreds of budding rugby stars put their talents on the field to good use at an annual sports festival

Anya Davey, the great, great, great neice of former Newcastle United captain Colin Veitch

Newcastle United great honoured with plaque at former home

Former Newcastle United legend Colin Veitch will be permanently remembered in the city in the form of a memorial plaque

The buzzard which was discovered with suspected gunshot wounds

Appeal for witnesses after buzzard shot near Hexham

An appeal has been made for witnesses after a buzzard was shot near Hexham and later died as a result of infection

Malcolm Dix, secretary for Sport Newcastle

North East missing out on thousands of pounds-worth of sporting grants

The North East is missing out on thousands of pounds-worth of sporting grants, the region's sports champion claims

Lee Davison will complete the Great North Run in his American Football kit

Fundraiser set to complete Great North Run in American football kit

Fundraiser Lee Davison will be under added pressure when he takes to the region’s streets with thousands of other Great North Runners this weekend

Josie Grove with her parents Jacqui and Cliff

Inspirational teen Josie Grove remembered at annual Dragonfly Ball

The annual Dragonfly Ball is one of the biggest events in the charity's calendar and this year's was bigger and better than ever before with around 270 people attending

Team members of the Toontotown triathlon challenge

Triathlon stretching the length of the country to end with Great North Run

A total of eighteen men will be tackling the "Toontotown" challenge which began yesterday with them swimming a mile in a hotel in London

Dr Gill Gillespie and US businessman Tommy Jordan

Project Phoenix aims to get Libya's kids into classrooms

Under-privileged children Libya could soon benefit from mobile classrooms if a humanitarian project gets support. Ruth Lawson talks to the unlikely duo behind Project Phoenix

PE teacher Ann Walsh who is to runs the Great North Run in memory of her mother

Teacher to honour late mother in Great North Run

A teacher from South Tyneside is to tackle the Great North Run in memory of her mother and at the same time will raise funds for Cancer Research UK

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