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The body of MH17 victim John Alder comes home to Tyneside

The body of MH17 victim John Alder comes home to Tyneside

The family of devoted Newcastle United fan John Alder are now making preparations for his funeral to be held this month

Hunt on for dog walker after jogger is attacked by two dogs in Washington

Hunt on for dog walker after jogger is attacked by two dogs in Washington
Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked by two dogs in Washington

Durham schoolchildren hit the right note with musical tribute to popular teacher

Durham schoolchildren hit the right note with musical tribute to popular teacher
Concert held in honour of Marie Hann following 30 years at St Hild's College Primary School

Wallsend Park launches new fundraising appeal after wall collapses

Wallsend Park launches new fundraising appeal after wall collapses
A vinery wall, which dates back to 1800, gave way shortly after Wallsend Parks reopened after £5m makeover

West Newcastle Academy pupils support needy with harvest festival collection

West Newcastle Academy pupils support needy with harvest festival collection
West Newcastle Academy pupils have donated food to be distributed by the Newcastle West End Foodbank

North East sees one of the country's biggest increases in new home registrations

North East sees one of the country's biggest increases in new home registrations
The growth reveals builders are more prepared to construct homes but experts warn housing shortages are still an urgent matter

HMP Northumberland criticised for poor healthcare after sex offender's death

HMP Northumberland criticised for poor healthcare after sex offender's death
The Prison and Probation Service has gave the jail seven recommendations to improve following a man's death in custody in January.
The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell

Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

Sound recordist Chris Watson takes groups on Kielder Forest expeditions

Chris Watson in Kielder Forest
Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to stage a sound artwork event led by top sound recordist Chris Watson

New study passes verdicts on changing face of Tyneside over the last 25 years

Millennium Bridge
Book singles out ups and downs of Newcastle and Gateshead's redevelopment
NOF Energy is on course to attract even more delegates to the conference than last year, when more than 400 attended

Leading contractors sign up for Energy: A Balanced Future conference

There are five months to go but the NOF Energy conference at Sage Newcastle is already drawing in big names

Newcastle firm's 'Attenborough documentaries' help understanding of child development

Left to right: Wendy McEvoy, Siobhan Weatherstone, Katrina McEvoy, Suzi Robinson
Newcastle-based Siren Films has been producing child development films for the last 20 years

DNA of North East business landscape revealed in new data anaylsis

CPI & TATA open £5 million research centre at the Teesside Technology Centre, Grangetown
New analysis of Companies House data reveals some surprising traits of the North East business community

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Northumberland beaver discovery sheds light on the missing link in river management

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Gnawed birch wood found at the eroding bankside of the Scaup burn at Kielder Forest proves beavers were living in region in 14th Century

Frack Northumberland and build nuclear power stations, David Cameron urged

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The Prime Minister was told to shelve the Climate Change Act to which it was claimed there was "extraordinarily strong opposition"
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Bernard Trafford: The eulogy for my mother brought the happy memories flooding back

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Journal columnist and headteacher Bernard Trafford on how his mother's death at 92 reinforced the influence we have on our children
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The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

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Members of the NE Combined Authority voted unanimously for a Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear

Robust trading statement published by Newcastle's Go-Ahead Group

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Newcastle-headquartered firm Go-Ahead Group published the statement for the period from June 29 to October 20 2014, ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday

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