Fit Factor finalists taking part in special beach bootcamp

Fit Factor diary: Tynemouth beach bootcamp helps keep up the spirits of our finalists

With just two weeks to go, our Fit Factor finalists are really digging deep to make every last training session count reveals trainer David Fairlamb

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Fit Factor diary: The end is close for finalists as they battle towards the finish line

Fit Factor contestants training
Blood, sweat and tears have all helped make up another busy week for our Fit Factor Finalists. Trainer David Fairlamb takes us through the schedule

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Fit Factor finalists taking part in special beach bootcamp

Fit Factor diary: Tynemouth beach bootcamp helps keep up the spirits of our finalists

With just two weeks to go, our Fit Factor finalists are really digging deep to make every last training session count reveals trainer David Fairlamb

Surgical errors cost NHS £1.1billion a year

They also place a heavy financial burden on the NHS at a time when resources are under growing pressure from an ageing population and rising demand for services

Fit Factor contestants training

Fit Factor diary: The end is close for finalists as they battle towards the finish line

Blood, sweat and tears have all helped make up another busy week for our Fit Factor Finalists. Trainer David Fairlamb takes us through the schedule

Fit Factor's Katie Cutler working out with trainer David Fairlamb

Fit Factor diary: It is weigh in week for our six Fit Factor contestants

Our six Fit Factor finalists have now shed a combined weight of more than 17st as they prepare for their latests weigh in

Fit Factor trainer David Fairlamb

Fit Factor trainer David Fairlamb gives his weight loss top tips

Fit Factor trainer David Fairlamb hands out advice for those looking to lose weight without resorting to fad diets

Stephanie Raine training with David Fairlamb

Durham mum's Fit Factor journey is changing her life as she powers to success

Determined Durham mum is vowing to continue on the track to success as she looks back on her Fit Factor journey

The Journal Fit Factor contestants being put through their paces by David Fairlamb

Fit Factor diary: David Fairlamb reveals how our finalists are training harder than ever

After passing the halfway point, our Fit Factor team are now pushing their boundaries in a bid to shed their weight and change their lives

Fit Factor weigh in. The contestants lift David Fairlamb who weighs 13.5 stone, the exact weight the group have lost collectively so far

Fit Factor contestants weigh in at the halfway stage

Our Fit Factor finalists have reached their halfway point - and things are looking good as trainer David Fairlamb reveals

Jonathan Ord

Killingworth Fit Factor finalist Jonathan Ord battling to take control of his weight

Former rugby player Jonathan Ord reveals his determination to regain to regain control of his weight - and his life

L-R: Jonathan Ord, Alan Noble, David Fairlamb, Mark Allison, Katie Cutler, Stephanie Rain and Claire Watson

Fit Factor Week Five: Inspiring Mark 'Run Geordie Run' Allison gives a good workout

Another gruelling seven days of exercise as our Fit Factor finalists complete Week Five

Alan Noble with Fit Factor trainer David Fairlamb

Week Four: Fit Factor 2015 finalists have already shed more than 9st

It is the four-week weigh in time for our Fit Factor finalists as they continue their battle to lose weight

Alan Noble working out at David Fairlamb Fitness

Newcastle media student Alan Noble reveals battle with the bulge

Fit Factor contestant Alan Noble talks about his fight to lose weight and how the competition has changed his life

Trainer David Fairlamb in his gym at North Shields

Week Three: Fit Factor contestants shaping up nicely as they begin to feel the burn

Fit Factor trainer David Fairlamb gives his verdict on this week's efforts by out contestants

The Fit Factor's Claire Watson

Northumberland Fit Factor contestant reveals her fight to shed the pounds

Week Three of the Fit Factor and Clair Watson tells her story as the contestants shape up nicely

Fit Factor 2015 with David Fairlamb

Fit Factor 2015: meet the final six finalists who will bid to transform their lives over 12 weeks

Introducing the six finalists set to embark on a 12 week fitness programme that will change their lives forever

L-R Katie Bulmer-Cooke and athlete Aly Dixon at the launch of This Girl Can at Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle women prove winners with 'This Girl Can' fitness campaign

The 'This Girl Can' fitness campaign launches in a bid to get more North East women exercising

The Journal Fit Factors David Fairlamb, has his weight checked at his gym in North Shields

Fit Factor 2015: Join our annual health and fitness competition this spring

There is still time to apply for this year's Fit Factor 2015 competition which launches next month

Fit Factor 2015: Welcome to the launch of our annual health and fitness competition

The Fit Factor aims to find six finalists and get them into the shape of their lives over the next 12 weeks

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As the health service faces growing pressures, is the NHS too dependent on foreign doctors?

Health leaders in the North East say they welcome highly-trained foreign doctors

Staff at North Tyneside Council launch the Active North Tyneside campaign

New North Tyneside campaign encourages people to become more active

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to become more physically active. Reporter Sonia Sharma takes a look

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