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Gemma Arterton and Alex Waldmann performing at The Shakespeare's Globe's new indoor theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, in London

Keith Hann: New London theatre is a red-hot idea

A visit to London over Mother's Day weekend saw Keith Hann visit the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Denise Robertson: Stunting prisoners' education seems pretty close to torture

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling
A furore has erupted over prisoners in our jails being denied books and once more I’m left wondering who to believe

Curious Georgie: Chris and Gwynnie are too special to 'split up'

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin
The latest celebrity couple to separate have created a new term for it. Curious Georgie looks at the 'conscious uncoupling'

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Gemma Arterton and Alex Waldmann performing at The Shakespeare's Globe's new indoor theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, in London

Keith Hann: New London theatre is a red-hot idea

A visit to London over Mother's Day weekend saw Keith Hann visit the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

Denise Robertson: Stunting prisoners' education seems pretty close to torture

A furore has erupted over prisoners in our jails being denied books and once more I’m left wondering who to believe

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin

Curious Georgie: Chris and Gwynnie are too special to 'split up'

The latest celebrity couple to separate have created a new term for it. Curious Georgie looks at the 'conscious uncoupling'

Journal columnist David Banks in New York

David Banks: Toilet tales still embarrassing thirty years on

Memories of embarrassing moments led David Banks to recall tales of toilet troubles in New York's Hudson River Park

Lindisfarne, (Left to right) Ray Jackson, Ray Laidler, Si Cowe, Alan Hull and Rod Clements. 4th March, 1979

Tell us what your favourite North East songs are

Imagine a jukebox devoted to North East songs. We've made a start filling it up with help from some people in the know, but it's not too late for you to get involved

Obesity rates are high in the North East

Bernard Trafford: Contradictory advice can be bad for your health

Health bodies have been hitting the headlines lately arguing about statins. Bernard Trafford argues that it's all about balance

Make up free - Alexis Pallister

Curious Georgie: Daring mum to post a make up free selfie

A campaign to raise cancer charity cash by posting make up free selfies went into overdrive. Georgie tried to persuade her mum to go bare

Students attend a university lecture

Keith Hann: Two-day conference brings back university temptations

A two-day conference made Keith Hann think back to his university days of skipping lectures

Ruth Nabuguzi carried out a gigantic benefit fraud

Denise Robertson: Can any Tom, Dick or Ruth fool the benefits system?

For 20 years Ugandan immigrant Ruth Nabuguzi carried out a gigantic benefit fraud which netted her millions of pounds

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777

Tom Gutteridge: Missing Malaysian plane highlights need to tighten loopholes

The missing Malaysian airline Flight MH370 has highlighted certain measures that should be put in place within the aviation industry

Undated Handout Photo from Taken. Pictured: Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills. See PA Feature FILM Reviews. PA Photo/Fox UK Film.

Gary Bainbridge: I'm a running joke

Death might be preferable to a fitness regime

It is hoped Clare's Law will reduce instances of domestic violence

How Clare's Law could save lives of women in the North East

Women are now able to find out the truth about their partners' violent pasts. Sophie Doughty examines how Clare's Law could save lives in the North East

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Christopher Bucktin: Should New York City mayor rain on anyone's parade?

Bill de Blasio has caused a row after announcing plans to boycott the Big Apple's St Patrick Day’s Parade

A woman wearing a new hearing aid

Bernard Trafford: Are you even listening?

How much your audience listens can be just as important as what your saying believes Bernard Trafford

Sue Robb, from Darlington, who has Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Sufferer urges woman not to die of politeness

This is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Few people can possibly be more aware of it than Sue Robb, of Darlington. She talks about her own experience

Actress Miriam Margoyles supporting the new Be Clear on Cancer campaign

Keith Hann: TV ad campaign scares into being clear on cancer

The 'be clear on cancer' ad campaign has made Keith Hann ponder his health, and also worry unnecessarily sometimes

Senior Lecturer Karen Johnson and Senior Researcher Steve Robertson

Brownfield sites are bad for health, say North experts

A Durham University study looks at the health impact of brownfield sites. Tony Henderson talks to researchers whose work could have far reaching impacts

No one hates corrupt police officers more than other officers

Denise Robertson: No one hates bad apples in police more than other officers

Denise Robertson talks of police corruption after the recent report on the Stephen Lawrence affair

Peter Salmon, director of BBC North

Peter Salmon: Much to celebrate and much more to look forward to at the BBC

Findings of an opinion poll published in The Journal recently did not make altogether comfortable reading for the BBC. Here Peter Salmon, director of BBC North, says there is much to celebrate

Actress Maxine Peake (centre) with protesters outside Westminster in London campaigning against legal aid cuts

Legal aid cuts: A fair price for a fair trial?

Back in January, barristers across the country refused to attend court over cuts to legal aid. The Government says they can afford to defend citizens for less. Laurence Dodds looks into the issue

Videos & Photos

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013 updated

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

Being lifted by the Fit factor team is Linda Goulbourne. Linda weighs the same as the collective weight lost by the team

Fit Factor team are stones lighter after just four weeks

 

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