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Five things you might have missed in the North East today, Friday, March 6

Five things you might have missed in the North East today, Friday, March 6

Here are five things you might have missed today in the North East from driverless cars in the near future to a waterfall's tweets

Durham sports centre is visited by Paralympic superstars Jade Jones and Stephen Miller

Durham sports centre is visited by Paralympic superstars Jade Jones and Stephen Miller
The medal winners were at the Paralympics GB Sports Fest at Maiden Castle's Graham Sports Centre in Durham

Boris Johnson says Tories are 'throwing the kitchen sink' at winning Berwick

Boris Johnson says Tories are 'throwing the kitchen sink' at winning Berwick
Senior Conservative said Anne-Marie Trevelyan has 'good chance' of being MP but Lib Dems say mayor came to launch Tory leadership bid

Boris Johnson recap: Mayor of London visits Morpeth

Boris Johnson recap: Mayor of London visits Morpeth
Senior Tory Boris Johnson is coming to The Oak Inn, Morpeth, to show his support for the Dual The A1 campaign ahead of the election

Watch the £9m upgrade of Morpeth sewage works captured on time lapse video

Watch the £9m upgrade of Morpeth sewage works captured on time lapse video
The Morpeth project took almost two years to complete, increasing capacity and improving cleaning processes at the site

Watch Chronicle Mother's Day competition winner being serenaded by Michael Buble impersonator

Watch Chronicle Mother's Day competition winner being serenaded by Michael Buble impersonator
Ashley Toal won the fantastic prize for mum Janice, and they got to spend the day at the Malmaison Hotel

Whitley Bay man Lee Devlin's mum says 'justice has been done' for her gentle giant son

Whitley Bay man Lee Devlin's mum says 'justice has been done' for her gentle giant son
Lynn Annis, from Wallsend, said Lee was "a soft and gentle giant who would not harm a fly" after seeing his killer convicted of manslaughter

Boris Johnson says Tories are 'throwing the kitchen sink' at winning Berwick

Senior Conservative said Anne-Marie Trevelyan has 'good chance' of being MP but Lib Dems say mayor came to launch Tory leadership bid

Sting talks to fans about ‘paying back his debt’ to his Wallsend community

Sting
Sting shares tales from his childhood and tells us where he really considers to be home. Kate Proctor reports

County Durham woman helped back to health by nature

Simone Price
Wildlife trusts in the North East have launched a drive to highlight the outdoors as a therapy
Chief executive of Red Tractor Assurance, David Clarke

North East farmers encourage Red Tractor to plough ahead with changes to assurance scheme

The region's farmers are backing proposals aiming at removing a 'weak link' in criteria for well-recognised quality mark

Teleperformance bring 300 call centre jobs to Gateshead Baltic Quays

The French outsourcing firm is expanding its footprint on Tyneside following a major new contract

Appointments: New addition to BW Medical Accountants

Mark Skinner, specialist medical accountant at BW Medical Accountants
BW Medical Accountants have taken on medical specialist accountant Mark Skinner

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Should Parliament be moved to the North East?

A view of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London
£3bn cost of renovating the Palace of Westminster would go a long way if cash used to transfer it to the North East

Margaret Duddin: Will it be the pink van or the red Rolls on May 7?

Shadow deputy prime minister Harriet Harman in the Midlands on her Labour party Woman to Woman pink bus trying to encourage more women to vote
Margaret Duddin says the election campaign may prove to be a battle against gathering disillusionment
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County Durham woman helped back to health by nature

Wildlife trusts in the North East have launched a drive to highlight the outdoors as a therapy

North East scientist plays part in challenge to feed a growing world

James Garratt runs an environmental crops company combining science and nature
Newcastle company chief sets up foundation fund to help region's researchers boost food production

700 volunteers scour the North Pennines in WildWatch project

Samantha Tranter, who led the WildWatch scheme
WildWatch project run by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural amasses 20,000 sightings but has now reached end of its three years
Dr Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the Greyfriars dig

Durham University graduate will give talk on Richard III grave discovery

Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III

Girls' education in East Africa is 'another world' says Newcastle headteacher

Hilary French, head teacher at Newcastle High School for Girls, in a school at one of the most deprived parts of Uganda
Hilary French travelled to Uganda where she taught in one of the most deprived areas of the country

Festival of Illustration set to be a major attraction in Hartlepool this summer

One of the student illustrators at Cleveland College of Art & Design
Renowned illustrators and comic book artists will be flocking to culturally ambitious Hartlepool in the summer
Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

Kate Fox: It appears I have been driving around with my eyes closed for 20 years

A flooded road
Journal columnist and performance poet Kate Fox finds how a speed awareness course won round a posse of truculent drivers

OGN director reveals HS2 supply chain ambitions

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says "ring fencing" work for British firms was not the way forward

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Madonna and Kanye West make the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2015 Brit Awards

Sammy Lee and other senior football figures have appeared in court in Newcastle

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David Cameron denies 'running scared' of head-to-head television showdown with Ed Miliband

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PM rejected broadcasters' proposals for three TV debates during the election campaign and made a "final offer" of a single 90-minute show featuring at least seven party leaders

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Honda celebrates return to high-performance motoring with Jenson Button and three sporting launches on eve of Geneva Motor Show

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