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Hartlepool United confirm interest in convicted rapist Ched Evans

Hartlepool United confirm interest in convicted rapist Ched Evans

Hartlepool boss Ronnie Moore says he is interested in Evans despite Ched Evans being found guilty of rape in 2011

Detectives launch murder inquiry after death of a Gateshead woman

Detectives launch murder inquiry after death of a Gateshead woman
This is the man police want to speak to after a 42-year-old woman was found dead in Gateshead on Friday night

Woman airlifted to hospital after a crash in County Durham

Woman airlifted to hospital after a crash in County Durham
The Great North Air Ambulance was called after an 82-year-old woman was involved in a crash near Crook in County Durham

Official figures confirm that people living in the North East are the luckiest people in Britain

Official figures confirm that people living in the North East are the luckiest people in Britain
New figures from the Office of National Statistics show how North East is tops when it comes to Lottery and gambling success

Tyne-Wear derby: A message to supporters from grieving dad Barry Sweeney

Tyne-Wear derby: A message to supporters from grieving dad Barry Sweeney
Through the Chronicle, Newcastle United fan Barry Sweeney asks fans to keep the passion but lose the poison

Ella Henderson sends special Christmas message to family of tragic Newcastle teen

Ella Henderson sends special Christmas message to family of tragic Newcastle teen
Family of tragic Newcastle teenager Michael Quinn say Christmas will never be the same again after his tragic death

Ella the dog facing her third Christmas at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter

Ella the dog facing her third Christmas at Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter
An appeal has been made to help find a new home for Tyneside dog Ella and her friends in time for Christmas
Jonathan Barlow’s image of the limestone stack at Seaham

Legacy of the North East desert from 290 million years ago captured by fossils

Talk reveals North East world of sand dunes and flooding by a vast inland sea

A lawyer inspired by the feisty females of Newcastle's West End, celebrates a 25 year career

Lawyer Chris McCurley
Kate Proctor speaks to Newcastle lawyer Cris McCurley as she celebrates a 25 year career

Newcastle Lawyer of the year takes Government to task over legal aid at UN in Geneva

Lawyer Chris McCurley
Newcastle family law expert Cris McCurley finds the Government is breaching international law on human rights over legal aid cut-backs
Film-maker Magali Pettier

Film documents year in the life of tenant hill-farming family

New documentary focuses on the Hutchinsons, of Forest-in-Teesdale, as they attempt to breed the perfect flock of Swaledale sheep

Regional oil industry players respond to North Sea 'crisis' claims

An oil rig in the North Sea
NOF Energy boss calls for 'sense of perspective' amid worries that oil price collapse will batter the North Sea

Appointments: New senior posts for land-based colleges

Nick Barnes and Wes Johnson
Askham Bryan College is increasing its student numbers and development with two new senior posts

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Northumberland County Council claims no 'detrimental impact' from transport charges

But Northumberland County Council admits there has been a fall in student numbers after bringing in transport charges

Paul Linford: The Government is missing the target when it comes to devolution in England

Leader of the House of Commons William Hague
Journal columnist and former political editor Paul Linford says plans for metropolitan mayors do the cause of local democracy no good at all

North Durham MP Kevan Jones leads review call on Post Office 'frauds'

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones
MP Kevan Jones said people's lives have been "wrecked" by the system, for which the Post Office must take responsibility
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Legacy of the North East desert from 290 million years ago captured by fossils

Talk reveals North East world of sand dunes and flooding by a vast inland sea

Report into the health of North East butterfly populations

Peacock butterfly
First major study for 25 years traces ups and downs of 33 butterfly species in the North East

Investing in the future of farming? Julie Porksen suggests a five-point action plan

Julie Porksen and Dougie Watkin
Prospective parliamentary candidate and farmer's daughter, Julie Pörksen, looks at how DEFRA could focus its efforts on improving agriculture
Lawyer Chris McCurley

A lawyer inspired by the feisty females of Newcastle's West End, celebrates a 25 year career

Kate Proctor speaks to Newcastle lawyer Cris McCurley as she celebrates a 25 year career

Northumberland County Council claims no 'detrimental impact' from transport charges

Parents and students protest outside County Hall Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland
But Northumberland County Council admits there has been a fall in student numbers after bringing in transport charges

Schools in the North East receive £17m extra government funding

Seahouses Middle School
Schools in the North East are to receive £17m extra from the government as part of efforts to address funding inequalities
Beth Farhat of the TUC

Beth Farhat: East Coast mainline should remain in public hands

Re-privatisation of rail line will only benefit Virgin and Stagecoach shareholders, says regional head of TUC

North East bus operators to introduce Oyster-style smart ticketing

Oyster-style tickets could be launched in the North East
North East bus operators are working with IT firms and the Department of Transport on the ticketing plans for the region

Kevin Carr: It's time to dispel some myths about the plans for our buses

A Go North East Bus, part of the Go-Ahead company
The boss of Go North East responds to Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes after the vote to proceed with radical plans for the buses

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World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

Benton fitness centre helping clients to not pile on the Christmas pounds

David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria health chief joins medical director of the NHS to discuss future of urgent and emergency care

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World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

All results declared null and void after batch of rogue pies is eaten

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead
Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

Morning news headlines: Cameron Russia warning, 100 attempts to sneak into UK, Uni offers at record high

The Prime Minister David Cameron visited the O2 call centre in Runcorn, Cheshire, to chat with staff as part of his PM Direct, where members of the public can quiz him about any issues or topics they desire. Photo by James Maloney
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