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Great North Run concerns as Sunderland match moved for TV and scheduled to clash

Great North Run concerns as Sunderland match moved for TV and scheduled to clash

Organisers of the Great North Run and Metro bosses say they are concerned after Sunderland's match against Spurs was moved for TV

Horse 'slashed' in Houghton-le-Spring field in senseless broad daylight attack

Horse 'slashed' in Houghton-le-Spring field in senseless broad daylight attack
Alex Lincoln's 24-year-old mare Pepsi was attacked in Houghton-le-Spring and mysterious spray paint marks were left on nearby fenceposts

North East weather: How hot will it be over the weekend?

North East weather: How hot will it be over the weekend?
If you fancy basking in the sun at the beach, then head to Sandhaven in South Shields or King Edwards Bay in Tynemouth to catch the best sunshine

Your School News: Archibald First School in Gosforth opens new play area

Your School News: Archibald First School in Gosforth opens new play area
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Your School News: Cambo First School pupils' World War Two sleepover

Your School News: Cambo First School pupils' World War Two sleepover
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Watch demolition of iconic Newcastle furniture store as it makes way for student flats

Watch demolition of iconic Newcastle furniture store as it makes way for student flats
Work on part of the former Chapman store is under way and it will be replaced by a 248-room block of student flats

SNP claims cutting air tax in Scotland will be good for the North East, despite job fears

SNP claims cutting air tax in Scotland will be good for the North East, despite job fears
A senior Scottish National Party MP says the region will benefit if Scottish airports have a tax break despite fears 1,000 jobs could be lost
Award winner Ian Forbes, centre, with North Pennines AONB Partnership director (left) and Eddie Tomlinson, chairman of the partnership

Former Killhope Museum director wins annual Pendlebury Award

The Pendlebury Award recognises decades of effort for the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

People's Kitchen celebrates 30th anniversary - but needs more volunteers to carry on its work

The peoples kitchen Christmas party for the cities homeless at the Trafalgar street arches in Newcastle
The Newcastle charity says it is needed more than ever with 120 homeless people a day coming to it for help and food

North East people look to anti alcohol drugs in bid to beat booze problem

A GP writing a prescription
Medics say more people in North East are now seeking help to beat their booze addiction using tablets
Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture

MJ Gleeson plc on track to exceed targets after seeing growth in both its divisions

Urban regeneration and strategic land specialist hopes to build at least 1,000 homes per year within the forseeable future

Hartlepool-headquartered technology company Stadium Group enjoys strong first half trading

Chief executive of Stadium Group, Charlie Peppiatt
Electronics provider Stadium Group expects further growth in its Technology Products division in the second half of the year

Graeme Whitfield: It's not anti-business to expect people to pay their tax

Graeme Whitfield
Business editor of The Journal on why the likes of Amazon, Google and Starbucks should pay their fair share

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A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

Northumberland pioneering flood defence scheme picks up award

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As the Environment Agency completes its flood defence scheme in Belford, Northumberland, we ask about its plans for the future

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Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists: Show Me The Money at the NGCA, Summer Streets and Sunderland Stages

Singing in the streets, finding new places to perform and charting the art history of finance caught the eye of the judges in Sunderland

Culture Awards Visual Artist of the Year finalists: Joseph Hillier, Magdalene Odundo and Wolfgang Weileder

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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

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

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