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

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

Alan Noble with Fit Factor trainer David Fairlamb
It is the four-week weigh in time for our Fit Factor finalists as they continue their battle to lose weight

Newcastle media student Alan Noble reveals battle with the bulge

Alan Noble working out at David Fairlamb Fitness
Fit Factor contestant Alan Noble talks about his fight to lose weight and how the competition has changed his life

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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

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

Gavin Gettings with Malcolm and Barbara Little from Bowburn on one of his walks in Durham City

County Durham's Move4Life walking group helping people overcome addiction

Two men who overcame alcohol addiction are now helping to inspire others to do the same through walking and exercise

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Great North Fitness Revolution: Serious cycling 'keeps you young'

A new study found that many amateur cyclists were physically and biologically younger than most people of the same age

Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary maternity unit gets special honour

Mums praise care they received from RVI staff in Newcastle who supported them after birth of their children

Kerry Robertson and son Max (4) from Shiremoor

North East families urged to make sugar swaps in healthy eating campaign

A new campaign encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children eat by making one or more simple swaps

A woman drinking a glass of wine

Senior North East health figures inspire people to take part in Dry January

Efforts underway to encourage more people to give up alcohol during January to help improve their health in 2015

Coach Paul Henderson (right) takes the Boccia course, pictured with Jean Lowe, Andrew Hardman and Chris Leishman (back)

County Durham scheme helping people with disabilities and their carers to get active

Move into Sport is launching a new series of beginners’ sports courses for people with disabilities and their carers

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NHS is in rude health reveals exclusive Journal poll

Our survey of people in the North East and the UK suggests backing for the NHS has remained strong

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

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