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Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

Duchess of Northumberland attends tea party to mark First World War centenary

The Duchess of Northumberland being presented with a bouquet of flowers by 90-year-old Vera Dickson
The Duchess of Northumberland was the guest of honour at the event is presented with authentic 'trench cake'

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer helps old teammate launch a run to help beat cancer

Alan Shearer
Magpie legend aims to help old friend raise cash for cancer by launching a run that will take in all Premiership stadiums

City council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre
Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years

Sir Alan Beith warns DEFRA not to embarrass itself and pull out of Alnwick base

Defra office at Alnwick
Sir Alan Beith says the move by DEFRA would make a mockery of the department's rural affairs remit

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Alan Shearer

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer helps old teammate launch a run to help beat cancer

Magpie legend aims to help old friend raise cash for cancer by launching a run that will take in all Premiership stadiums

Children help create a kaleidoscope of colour at the Baltic in Gateshead

Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead
Baltic art gallery prepares for a weekend of colourful events this August bank holiday

City council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre
Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years
Robbie Herdman, young handler of the year at the Glendale Show 2013

Glendale Show attracts the next generation of farmers

Popular agricultural event host more livestock classes for younger people

Appointments: Robert Cope joins Jumpstart to head business analysis push

Robert Cope of Jumpstart
Jumpstart's success in helping companies claim R&D tax relief is hoped to be furthered by taking on Robert Cope

Appointments: Southdale appoints Iain Godfrey as North East technical director

Iain Godfrey, Southdale
Industry expert Iain Godfrey has joined Southdale as new technical director for the North East
Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre

City council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years

Political row sparked after Cease 24 in Alnwick is saved for another year

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Council Lib Dems hit out at the authority's Labour leaders for 'taking credit' for domestic violence funding deal

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads
Newcastle City Council's proposed multi-million pound transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years
Defra office at Alnwick

Sir Alan Beith warns DEFRA not to embarrass itself and pull out of Alnwick base

Sir Alan Beith says the move by DEFRA would make a mockery of the department's rural affairs remit

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation
Northumberland National Park Authority have unveiled their plan for the next two decades

Northumberland National Park Authority objects to forest bid at Hadrian's Wall corridor

Winshield Crags in Northumberland National Park
Northumberland National Park Authority has objected to plans for woodland near Hadrian's Wall
Northumbria University's City Campus East

North East business schools earn top accreditation

Both Newcastle and Northumbria universities have been recognised as among the best in the world

Free schools leaving thousands of pupils to be taught in oversize classes, claims MP

A picture of school children in a classroom
Labour MP Ian Mearns blames "free schools" for dramatic increase in North East primary pupils in oversize classes

Free school meals to save North East parents more than £26m

A school dinner being served
Free school meals could save parents in the North East £26.6m on school lunches
Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre

City council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years

2020 Vision: Transport challenges for the North East

2020 Vision
In this edition of 2020 Vision we take a look at the transport challenges facing the North East over the next 20 years

The major transport decisions that could get the North East moving

Are we still in the slow lane?
The business case for North East transport improvements has never been stronger. Adrian Pearson looks at what we have won, and what we still need

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A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle owner hoping to recreate historic flight and build full size replica of 1911 plane

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James Foley

James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is 'beheaded' by Islamic State militants

IS have released a shocking video showing a man they claim to be Foley being killed

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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Investigation launched after photo appears to show ambulance control room worker ASLEEP on the job

Performance manager Kim Fullerton appears asleep in North West Ambulance Service control room
Concerned whistleblower leaked the picture of ambulance control room worker Kim Fullerton seemingly taking a nap during a night shift

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Launch night recap with pictures and reaction as it happened

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Jim Davidson was the winner last time around but who will be the next king or queen of the diary room?

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