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Free Schools a modern idea? Sunderland couple tell set one up in the 80s after son's autism diagnosis

We think of Free Schools as a recent policy but one group of Wearside parents have been running a similar scheme for 30 years

Keith Hann: Priorities in politics seem rather odd

Home Secretary Theresa May
Council backlogs and poor priorities of politicians are among Keith Hann' bug bears at the moment. And don't forget electricity suppliers too

Denise Robertson: We need to keep our heads on abuse scandals for victims' sake

Jimmy Saville
It is impossible to get away from child sexual abuse at the moment. Open a newspaper, turn on a radio or television, it’s there

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Paul Shattock's son Jamie today

Free Schools a modern idea? Sunderland couple tell set one up in the 80s after son's autism diagnosis

We think of Free Schools as a recent policy but one group of Wearside parents have been running a similar scheme for 30 years

Home Secretary Theresa May

Keith Hann: Priorities in politics seem rather odd

Council backlogs and poor priorities of politicians are among Keith Hann' bug bears at the moment. And don't forget electricity suppliers too

Jimmy Saville

Denise Robertson: We need to keep our heads on abuse scandals for victims' sake

It is impossible to get away from child sexual abuse at the moment. Open a newspaper, turn on a radio or television, it’s there

A man walking his dog

Tom Gutteridge: Dogs quickly learn to love life in London

A move to the capital for Tom Gutteridge was a happy one for three furry members of his family

The sunrise in St. Petersburg, Florida

George Hepburn: I am yesterday's man - and I have not hidden the fact that I'm bored

Having reached the age of 64, George Hepburn thought it was time to retire. Now he tells why it's boring him

First Minister Alex Salmond at Scotland's Future Stakeholder Engagement event

Scottish independence referendum: Border skirmish in the offing?

Durham University’s Thom Brooks argues that if there is a Yes vote, Scotland’s liberal immigration policies could bring about changes across the whole of Britain

Lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson receives an honorary Doctors award for his impact on music at Northumbria University

Brian Johnson speaks of his pride at hometown honour

Honour from Northumbria University is a career highlight for AC/DC singer Brian Johnson

The Core at Newcastle's Science City

Newcastle Science City set to be extremely significant for the region's future

Science City has been a decade in the making but now, with The Core, it opens this autumn. Patrick Joseph looks at why it is so important for the region’s future

A stockbroker

Keith Hann: Stockbroking career could have led to a path of riches

An unexpected pension brought Keith Hann to ponder what life would have been like had he kept at at career in stockbroking

Rail union bosses say not enough assurances have been given by the Government over services from Morpeth

Denise Robertson: Why take a journey into the unknown with our railways?

A French company has won a 7-year contract to run London’s Docklands Light Railway. Denise Robertson gives her opinion

Ray Lonsdale with his Sculpture Tommy in Seaham

Sculptor Ray Lonsdale reveals the story behind the Tommy statue at Seaham

Ray Lonsdale has gone from maintenance fitter to one of the country's most talked-about artists. He tells Katie Davies how "Tommy" changed his life

Keith Hann: Has the time come for Britain to withdraw from the EU?

According to some economists, there may not be much of an economic impact if Britain were to withdraw from the EU

Jimmy Savile with a young boy at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Denise Robertson: Savile targeted the vulnerable and the system failed them

A report on Jimmy Savile’s crimes makes shocking reading to say the least as Denise Roberston explains

Traffic on Ovingham Bridge

George Hepburn: Why it's time the North East and the the North went their separate ways

George Hepburn column: Why it's time the North East and the rest of the North went their separate ways

A prison guard

Denise Robertson: Who are we to believe on the state of Britain's prisons?

The Minister for Prisons says one thing, the Chief Inspector of Prisons says another, but who should the public believe?

A smartphone

Tom Gutteridge: Child's Apple Store purchases make for un-appy parents

Tom Gutteridge has a warning for parents after his app-happy daughter racked up a hefty bill with Apple Store

Map showing Sunderland and South Tyneside city deal

North East on its way to growth as Sunderland takes the lead with city deals

With the formal signing of the Sunderland and South Tyneside city deal, the North East should be well on its way to growth. Adrian Pearson looks at what happens next for the region

Children playing a piano

Denise Robertson: Are we listening to the sound of music excellence declining?

A meeting with the parents of an autistic child has highlighted the problems those with learning disabilities face

Kevin Turvey (Rik Mayall)

Tom Gutteridge: Rik Mayall's genius will be sorely missed

Tom Gutteridge on how he bought Kevin Turvey's naff anorak - and then Rik Mayall's genius took over

A Brazil fan at the World Cup

Curious Georgie: All that fuss for a few games of football?

World Cup fever has got me all a flutter, with houses decked out with flags, singing and dancing at the opening ceremony, it's almost too much to handle

Videos & Photos

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Summer school project at Newcastle University called Dream of 2060.

Children raise career aspirations through summer school

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

 

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