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Sculpture worth £7,000 stolen from a central Newcastle art gallery

Sculpture worth £7,000 stolen from a central Newcastle art gallery

The sculpture was stolen from the Castle Fine Art Gallery on Grey Street in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle chippy boss jailed for 11 years for posing as cabbie to kidnap and molest woman

Newcastle chippy boss jailed for 11 years for posing as cabbie to kidnap and molest woman
Mohammed Malik, caught on CCTV letting a drunk woman get into his black estate car, abducted her for his own sexual gratification

Hexham MP Guy Opperman fights for Wylam school to get kitchen funding

Hexham MP Guy Opperman fights for Wylam school to get kitchen funding
Hexham MP Guy Opperman is fighting to help Wylam First School get funding for its upgraded kitchen following a government snub

Second Lindisfarne coins hoard installed at Newcastle's Great North Museum

Second Lindisfarne coins hoard installed at Newcastle's Great North Museum
£5,000 in public donations helps keep Lindisfarne pot of gold and silver treasure at the Great North Museum in Newcastle

North East firefighters to strike again as pensions row rumbles on

North East firefighters to strike again as pensions row rumbles on
The latest period of action is the 17th walk-out to take place in the dispute over the reform of firefighter pension schemes since September 2013

Northumbrian Water unveil porcupine devices to help prevent sewer blockages

Northumbrian Water unveil porcupine devices to help prevent sewer blockages
The device unveiled by Northumbrian Water will be the company's latest weapon to use against toilet blockages

Seaham School rebuild under £155m Government scheme set to be approved by planners

Seaham School rebuild under £155m Government scheme set to be approved by planners
Plans for all 12 sites are set to have been put before Durham County Council planners by the end of November
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

Architect rows over Chester-le-Street Civic Centre demolition

Chester-le-Street civic centre
Architect hits out as demolition due to start of award-winning Chester-le-Street Civic Centre

County Durham war hero's medals to be sold at Morpeth auction

India, South Africa and World War One group of eight medals including distinguished conduct medal and military cross. Comprising 1316 Pte. F Poulter, 2nd Btn. Northumb. Fus. Indian General Service Medal with one clasp - Hazara 1888; Sgt. F Poulter Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps -Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony; Act. Sgt. Mjr. F Poulter Distinguished Conduct Medal 10th Btn. Mounted Infantry; King's South Africa Medal 1902 with two clasps - South Africa 1901 and 1902; Regt. Sgt. Mjr. F T Poulter 3/9775 Northumb. Fus. Military Cross dated 14 October 1916; Victory, War and Star Medals for Sgt. F T Poulter 3/9775, all with ribbons, set in presentation case. Est. £600-800
Northumberland Fuslier's medals from India, South Africa and the First World War are up for auction

Consolidation in law sector sees Northern firms return to growth

Research from PwC shows more law firms have increased their fee income than at any time since 2008

Ringtons Ltd install tea and coffee takeaway tower in Freeman Hospital

Kevin Potts and Stephen Drysdale
The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle is already considering investing in more of Ringtons' takeaway towers

Appointments: Gateshead College appoints new deputy principal

Chris Toon, new deputy principal at Gateshead College
Gateshead College has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new deputy principal

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