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Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community

Anger as arsonists target childrens' playground in Morpeth

The fire at the children's swings at Carlisle Park in Morpeth
Arsonists have targeted a children's play area in Morpeth's Carlisle Park, sparking anger from Morpeth Town Council members

Durham Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Protestors against the closure of care homes in County Durham, make their point at Crook Civic Centre
News is met with anger from residents during a meeting at Crook Civic Centre

Newcastle financial advisor Alok Dhanda denies £600,000 fraud

Alok Dhanda at North Tyneside Magistrates
53-year-old Alok Dhanda is facing 13 charges of fraud over claims he operated a Ponzi scheme worth thousands

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith to meet prison bosses after disturbance by inmates

HMP Northumberland
An MP is to meet bosses of HMP Northumberland to discuss concerns following trouble by inmates last month

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Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community

Durham Council votes to close last remaining local authority-run care homes

Protestors against the closure of care homes in County Durham, make their point at Crook Civic Centre
News is met with anger from residents during a meeting at Crook Civic Centre

Newcastle financial advisor Alok Dhanda denies £600,000 fraud

Alok Dhanda at North Tyneside Magistrates
53-year-old Alok Dhanda is facing 13 charges of fraud over claims he operated a Ponzi scheme worth thousands
Dr. Martens

PR company wins contract with Dr. Martens

Firm will be responsible for promoting Northern and Scottish stores

Durham University awards honorary degrees to business leaders

Prof. Chris Higgins, Vice chancellor of Durham University
Bob Young and Tony and Barbara Laithwaite have been recognised for their contribution to Durham University

C&A Pumps go global with latest pump contracts

Alan Roberts, managing director of C & A Pumps and Engineering
C&A Pumps and Engineering has been appointed to supply and maintain products for the German firm Vogelsang
Figures have revealed that employment in the region is increasing

Falling North East unemployment figures are welcomed by minister

Employment minister Esther McVey believes there is no need for a regional advocate after it was revealed unemployment is down in the region

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

Education Secretary Michael Gove
An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary

What the European politicians say they will do for business

North East Chamber of Commerce Partners quiz European election hopefuls
Little tern at nest. The eggs and birds are vulnerable on the beach

Project launched to help North East's rare seabird

A drive to save the North East's nesting little terns has been launched as the birds are vulnerable to disturbance by beach users and predators

North East is leading the way in English coastal path project

The coast at Easington during the era when colliery waste was disposed of there
The North East is making excellent progress in the creation of its share of a 4,500km coastal path around England

Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan is focus of two North East events

Award-winning filmmaker Doug Allan with a Leopard Seal
Award-winning filmmaker is to give talks at Middlesbrough and Berwick about his work on BBC hits such as Human Planet and Frozen Planet
Prof. Chris Higgins, Vice chancellor of Durham University

Durham University awards honorary degrees to business leaders

Bob Young and Tony and Barbara Laithwaite have been recognised for their contribution to Durham University

South Tyneside Professional and Vocational College students learn from successful dealership

Nicole Gallagher had various jobs after studying at college but took up an apprentice programme to become a mechanic
Esh facilitates group enjoyed a two-hour visit to Benfield Ford’s new £5.8m outlet on Newcastle Road, Sunderland

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

Education Secretary Michael Gove
An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary
The launch of the Great North Commute in Newcastle

Commuters encouraged to embrace new ways of getting to work next Friday

How do you get to work? If you are bored of the bus or Metro, how about a spacehopper, skateboard or a unicycle?

Stagecoach prepares to take battle over North East bus routes to court

A Stagecoach double decker bus
Sunderland MP Bridget Phillipson hits out at Stagecoach who are planning legal action over the takeover of bus routes

North East to get a share of £6 million to repair roads damaged by winter rains

A pothole in the road
North East councils will get £6 million to repair roads damaged by wettest winter on record the Transport Secretary has announced

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Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

The scene outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident updated

Inquest into death of Washington couple Ken and Edna Fisher to open

The scene outside a bungalow on Biddick Villas, Washington after a reported incident

'No threat to community' in mysterious Washington deaths

 

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Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Olympic athlete apologises to family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Web tv: Book break 3 - three new debut talented authors share their experiences

Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain
Log on during your lunch hour for the third of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain who will be sharing their debut novel experiences

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