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Alternative Model of the Year: Newcastle auditions see beauty with a difference out in force

Alternative Model of the Year: Newcastle auditions see beauty with a difference out in force

Scores turned up in wonderful and weird gear for the Alternative Model of the Year competition held in Newcastle

Book tells of campaign to protect North beaches for future generations

Book tells of campaign to protect North beaches for future generations
Author Patrick Barkham spent more than a year exploring the UK’s coastline in the care of the National Trust, including Northumberland and Durham

Newlyweds shun honeymoon so biker Daley Mathison can go racing

Newlyweds shun honeymoon so biker Daley Mathison can go racing
Newlyweds Daley and Natalie Mathison didn't bother with a honeymoon - so Daley could go motorbike racing

Descendents of North soldiers travel to Turkey to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign

Descendents of North soldiers travel to Turkey to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign
Soldiers from County Durham, Carlisle and North Yorkshire are among those to be honored on a trip to Turkey

North Shields FC at Wembley: Cup hero Ronnie Tatum recalls 1969 triumph

North Shields FC at Wembley: Cup hero Ronnie Tatum recalls 1969 triumph
Ronnie, now 71, captained the Robins to victory in the FA Amateur Cup the last time the club played on the famous Wembley turf

Support for Stu Ridley continues to pour in after brain tumour diagnosis

Support for Stu Ridley continues to pour in after brain tumour diagnosis
The 25-year-old, who began his chemotherapy treatment this week, has received support from former world champion athlete Colin Jackson

'Disturbed' County Durham teenager jailed for possessing indecent images of children

'Disturbed' County Durham teenager jailed for possessing indecent images of children
Nathan Thomas Lee Foster was branded 'disturbed' by his barrister as he was jailed for 27 months at Durham Crown Court
Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look

Haltwhistle Festival walkers can retrace steps of rebels on 300th anniversary of Jacobite rising

Haltwhistle festival walkers in the South Tyne Valley, leftto right, David Laurie, Hilatu MacCallum and Sue Lancaster
650 walkers set to take part in Haltwhistle festival on what is the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite rising in Northumberland

Newcastle University students' virtual reality company puts North East history into 3D focus

Rachel Derbyshire from Chronicles VR who have made a virtual 3D walkthrough roman style at the Great North Museum
Newcastle University pair Dominic Deane and Rachel Derbyshire have created rooms from the past for museums and heritage sites
The Old Post Office proprietors Keith and Pauline Gill

Phileas Fogg founders' new County Durham venture is awarded two top accolades

Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

British Red Tractor assured beef as popular as ever, says NFU, as week of celebrations kicks off

Beef cattle
Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry

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Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry

NFU urges UK MEPs to reject draft law limited amount of crops involved in biofuel production

Countries such as Germany import significant quantities of oilseed rape as a biofuel crop
Crops Board chairman for the North East, Brett Askew, says legislators have been bullied into a U-turn by pressure groups
Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look

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A red kite with a colourful life has been nursed back to health after being hit by a vehicle

Climate change raises pressure for divestment from fossil fuels

An oil field
Pressure is growing for energy firms to pull back from getting fossil fuels out of the ground - but energy needs remain
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Stephen Lambert: Scrapping citizenship A-levels is a foolish and short-sighted move

Stephen Lambert says students need citizenship skills more than ever - yet the qualification in the subject is likely to be scrapped

NECC launches its general election programme for women in business

Nickie Gott from Chester-le-Street who was the victim of tasteless spam emails
The chamber are calling for action to encourage and support greater levels of female entrepreneurship, and to bridge the gender gap in skills.

Carrs Billington offers £6,000 of scholarships to students at Newton Rigg College

From left, Ian Powley and Rae Tomlinson of Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Ltd, with Newton Rigg College students and staff
Principal Wes Johnson speaks of 'valuable endorsement' of college's policy of creating 'work-ready' individuals

Rachel Turnbull: When we want to think big we need to use our heads

Tyne Tunnel boss Rachel Turnbull on what we can do to make big projects more attractive to governments and investors

Beth Farhat column: concern is growing on rail franchises

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
Regional head of the TUC calls for a publicly owned rail net worth that puts people before profit

Alan Share: It's all one-way traffic in the cyclist's favour

Alan Share, who comments on proposed cycle routes and plans to avoid congestion on Gosforth High Street
Former businessman Alan Share argues that cyclists should stop thinking everyone should share their enthusiasm - and penalising them if they don't

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