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Wallsend cow vigil: People turn out for a vigil to mark the death of a cow shot by police

Wallsend cow vigil: People turn out for a vigil to mark the death of a cow shot by police

Bessie the cow was shot by marksmen on Sunday and scores of people lit candles at a vigil in her memory.

Watch North Shields FC parade their FA Vase infront of fans with open-top bus

Watch North Shields FC parade their FA Vase infront of fans with open-top bus
The Robbins return to North Tyneside as heroes and celebrate with an open-top bus tour for supporters

North Shields FC open-top bus parade RECAP: Wembley winners show off FA Vase Trophy

North Shields FC open-top bus parade RECAP: Wembley winners show off FA Vase Trophy
The North Shields FC team will tour North Tyneside in an open-top bus parade for two hours to celebrate their Wembley win

Northumberland in top five national parks in world thanks to magazine Condé Nast Traveller

Northumberland in top five national parks in world thanks to magazine Condé Nast Traveller
Northumberland has been rated as one of the world’s top five national parks from top world travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller

Newcastle's St James' Park hosts event aimed at addressing increase in racism

Newcastle's St James' Park hosts event aimed at addressing increase in racism
The North East Islamic Diversity Centre organised the event to address the rise in anti-semitism and Islamophobia

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure

Wallsend cow vigil RECAP: Candlelit tribute to escaped cow shot by Northumbria Police

Wallsend cow vigil RECAP: Candlelit tribute to escaped cow shot by Northumbria Police
Mourners who want to honour Bessie's memory have been asked to attend a candlelit vigil at Chicken Road, Wallsend after her death on Sunday
Best in the world Northumberland National Park tops Condé Nast Traveller's list of worlds best National Parks

Northumberland in top five national parks in world thanks to magazine Condé Nast Traveller

Northumberland has been rated as one of the world’s top five national parks from top world travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller

Berwick woman's legacy will fund Northumberland otter project

Stacey Smith, from the Northumberland Wildlife Trust with silver coins donated through a legacy
A donation of £20,000 from the late Vera Wainwright to the Northumberland Wildlife Trust will improve the health of the county's otter population

Durham County Council to claim planning inspector was 'irrational' in rejecting its plan

Durham County Councillor Neil Foster discusses the County Durham Plan with business leaders
Coun Neil Foster, Durham County Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration, has vowed to keep up the political pressure
Matthew and Cathy Stephenson of Sweetdreams, based in Cramlington

Northumberland confectioners set out plans for expansion into South of England and Ireland

Sweetdreams is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it sets out ambitious plans for growth over the next five years

Devolution is best opportunity yet to tackle North East skills problem, says CBI chief

John Cridland addressed an audience of business people at Northumbria University
CBI chief John Cridland thinks increased decision making in the region could be improve productivity and reduce inequality

North East businesses offered chance to get in front of investors

Simon Green, director of Venturefest North East
Panel of more than 25 investors will gather at October's Venturefest North East event and organisers are looking for businesses who want to pitch

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Anaerobic digester provides 8% of energy needs at Nestlé's Fawdon factory

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Devolution is best opportunity yet to tackle North East skills problem, says CBI chief

CBI chief John Cridland thinks increased decision making in the region could be improve productivity and reduce inequality

Thinking Digital embraces 'extreme capitalism' at Sage Gateshead

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Les Walton: Why tampering won't work in schools or in football

Newcastle fans before the game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road
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Go-Ahead revenue growth hampered by 'weak' North East economy

The bus and rail operator cited poor economic conditions in its home region and significant roadworks in the south as restraints on revenue

Go North East invests £6.9m into fleet of 47 new buses

Four brand new Go North East buses worth over £600,000 are launched by intu Metrocentre's Metrognomes
The Gateshead-based bus operator will now phase out older models and introduce the new vehicles over the next few months

Campaign sees staff take up eco-friendly travel across Tyneside - sponsored feature

The Go Smarter campaign has seen a greater uptake in staff cycling to work across local businesses
Government-funded Go Smarter campaign encourages people to use sustainable travel to get to work - sponsored feature

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Civil partners of four years Paul Higgins (right) and Richard Lucey, who have been in a relationship together for 19 years, arrive to cast their votes at their polling station in Cabra, Dublin for the referendum on gay marriage

Emigrants return to Ireland as polls open in gay marriage vote

More than 3.2 million voters in the Republic have been asked for their say, with polling stations open from 7am to 10pm

Tory MP Eric Pickles to be given a knighthood

Former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles
Former Communities Secretary to be made Knight Bachelor in recognition of public service as an MP, a former Cabinet minister and his time in local government

Sleepers shaken by 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Kent

British Geological Survey seismicity map of the epicentre of the earthquake measuring magnitude 4.2 which hit Kent overnight. Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services have not received any reports of structural damage or injuries
No injuries or damage to buildings reported following tremor four miles (7km) south of Ramsgate

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