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Chapel Park beauty Tamlyn Smith heads to London to represent the North East

Chapel Park beauty Tamlyn Smith heads to London to represent the North East

Stunning Tamlyn Smith will be strutting her stuff on the catwalk at the grand final of a national beauty competition in London

A litter of kittens found in West Denton have been dubbed the 'family from hell'

A litter of kittens found in West Denton have been dubbed the 'family from hell'
Homeowner Graham William Falcon, from West Denton, Newcastle, is desperate for the cats to be moved from his garden

Newcastle United fans hand out 'Sack Pardew' banners and leaflets before Hull City match

Newcastle United fans hand out 'Sack Pardew' banners and leaflets before Hull City match
100 banners and 30,000 leaflets printed ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash at St James' Park

Man tattooed with grim reaper is hunted in connection with Gateshead rape

Man tattooed with grim reaper is hunted in connection with Gateshead rape
Northumbria Police have put out a picture to hunt down Scott Burrell, 26, of Front Street, Pelton, Chester-le-Street, about the offence

Manhunt after teenager snatched from bus stop in Wallsend and raped in car

Manhunt after teenager snatched from bus stop in Wallsend and raped in car
Detectives are today hunting the man who struck as the victim waited for a bus then drove her to a residential street in Wallsend to carry out the sickening assault

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund which plans to build childhood cancer centre

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund which plans to build childhood cancer centre
A huge donation from the Barbour Foundation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

Washington girl thought to have hiccups had actually suffered a life-threatening stroke

Washington girl thought to have hiccups had actually suffered a life-threatening stroke
Family of Washington tot Emma Willis want others to know that children do suffer strokes
Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland

The Journal Opinion: How does the North East claim more powers in a changing United Kingdom?

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, September 20, in which we analyse the ways forward after Scotland rejected independence

Barbour Foundation donates £1m to Future Fund for cancer

Dame Margaret Barbour, Prof. Josef Vormoor, Chris Peacock (NECCR) and cancer patient Mary Dafter from Newcastle
The huge donation has brought the campaign one step closer to establishing state-of-the-art centre

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick
Berwick's annual film festival is attracting thousands to the town as it looks ahead to a changing political landscape
James Cookson of Meldon Park Estate

North East's £40m forestry sector celebrated at Forestry and Firewood Fair

Forestry and Firewood Fair set to attract landowners, farmers and those with an interest in wood burning as sector continues to thrive

Action needed on Team Valley shortage of large scale commercial property space

Aerial shot of the Team Valley Trading Estate
Real estate firm is encouraged by UK Land Estates plans to bring forward the Dukesway Central scheme

Enterprise agency reconfigures to offer North East firms loans of up to £25,000

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Pinetree has rebranded to offer advice, support and funding for entrepreneurs who are growing businesses

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The Journal Opinion: How does the North East claim more powers in a changing United Kingdom?

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, September 20, in which we analyse the ways forward after Scotland rejected independence

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

The singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick
Berwick's annual film festival is attracting thousands to the town as it looks ahead to a changing political landscape

Party leaders praise Journal call for real devolution to the North

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg
Westminster leaders respond to major newspapers of the north joining forces to demand a fair deal for the region
Liz Reid has created a 'tropical' garden at her home in Springwell Village. She wants to open her garden up for the public to visit to raise money for charity

Touch of the tropics brought to Springwell village by green fingered gardener

Tropical garden creator Liz Reid, who planted yuccas and bamboo in Springwell village, in charity appeal for cancer

Formal decision on major development The Sill at Hadrian's Wall is delayed

Plans for The Sill visitor centre were approved but the application has been referred by a third party to the Planning Casework Unit

Bulby's Wood visitor facilities in Northumberland National Park set for £150,000 upgrade

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Visitor facilities at Bulby's Wood near Ingram in Northumberland National Park are set for a £150,000 upgrade
Dr Robert Pal of Durham University’s Department of Chemistry

Durham University scientist appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow

Dr Robert Pal worked on technology that could improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and ultimately wants to develop a male contraceptive pill

North East urged to capitalise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

School pupils sitting their exams
The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

Teesside University partnership with Clicksco helps students launch new start-ups

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Using lean start-up business practices, an 11-strong group from Teesside University have created three new digital businesses
Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Ahead of the North East Transport Links Breakfast, we celebrate the region's role in the birth of the rail industry

Businesses urged to join the transport debate in the wake of Scottish referendum result

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station
The Journal and The Gazette's upcoming Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will follow the referendum result

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's A69 dualling campaign wins support from Cumbria

Hexham MP Guy Opperman
Hexham MP Guy Opperman's campaign to get the A69 dualled has won support from the far end of the route

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The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

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Missing schoolgirl Alice Gross

Hunt for missing Alice Gross is biggest police search since 7/7 bombings

Around 600 officers from eight forces are looking for the teenager and Latvian national Arnis Zalkalns

Morning news headlines: Gordon Brown to unveil plans for Scotland's future and hunt for missing Alice Gross continues

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to set out his ideas for the future of Scotland
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Could 24-year-old Olive (an amazing 113 in feline years) be the world's oldest cat?

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