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Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Work to start on bolstering Seaham's flood defences

Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbours historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway next week
Coastal town's North Pier will be restored as part of £3.4million scheme

Seaham sculpture 'Tommy' to remain a permanent fixture

Ray Lonsdale with his Sculpture Tommy in Seaham
Campaigners have won their fight to keep a sculpture reflecting the horrors of World War One in Seaham, County Durham

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Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbours historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway next week

Work to start on bolstering Seaham's flood defences

Coastal town's North Pier will be restored as part of £3.4million scheme

Ray Lonsdale with his Sculpture Tommy in Seaham

Seaham sculpture 'Tommy' to remain a permanent fixture

Campaigners have won their fight to keep a sculpture reflecting the horrors of World War One in Seaham, County Durham

James Turnbull and his twin sister Emily, 11, with Sgt. Michelle Jahangiri, at Pilgrim Street Police Station

Police officers will take part in a football match to raise money for the Bubble Foundation

Police officers will put on their football gear to participate in a tournament to support the Bubble Foundation

Prelim to this weekend's Sunderland Airshow, Breitling Wingwalker Biplanes.

North East leaders hope Sunderland Airshow 2014 brings benefits to all the region

Councillor Paul Watson said he hopes the Sunderland event has knock on benefits for the rest of the North East

Groups and individuals honoured for making Northumberland a better place

Duchess of Northumberland hands out Love Northumberland awards to community and volunteer groups

L-R Mark Jackson, Marta Tellez, Saul Taylor, Gabriela Davies and Stephen Savage. The official marking of the transfer of Giant Olympic Rings from Newcastle to Brazil ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Newcastle's London 2012 Olympic rings on their way to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Brazilian delegation arrives on Tyneside for official exchange of letters between Newcastle and Brazil to mark transfer of Olympic rings

Sylvia Hall of Appledore Gardens, Chester-le- Street

Retiring lollipop lady Sylvia Hall arrives to her last day of work in style

Sylvia Hall has hung up her lollipop after 33 years helping school children cross the road at Chester-le-Street

Kate Cairns whose sister Eilidh was killed in a cycling accident

Road safety campaigner elected to Northumberland County Council

Road safety campaigner Kate Cairns has been elected to Northumberland County Council

Bill and Jenny Mather of Cramlington, who are celebrating their 71st Wedding Anniversary

Bill and Jenny Mather celebrate 71 years of marriage

Cramlington couple who have entered their seventh decade of marriage tell how their love for each other grows stronger every day

Great North Run sign on Tyne Bridge is almost finished - with a little extra this year

The sign will have the word million added by tomorrow morning to mark the millionth runner taking part

James Andrew Smithson (pictured with his family), of Benwell, was awarded the military medal for bravery

Your World War One Heroes: See the third gallery and send your family's story

2014 marks the anniversary of the start of WW1 and we are marking the occasion by assembling galleries of memories and mementoes which have been passed on through generations of North East families

Alma Grant nee McNay, of Bearpark, fell in love with the soldier she nursed

Your World War One Heroes: See the second gallery and send your family's story

2014 marks the anniversary of the start of WW1 and we are marking the occasion by assembling galleries of memories and mementoes which have been passed on through generations of North East families

Barry and Marc Sweeney arriving back at Newcastle Airport

North families hope for closure as more bodies from MH17 tragedy returned

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster have arrived in the Netherlands

Richard at the Lord Crewe reading Auden's words

WH Auden's poem recorded for radio programme at Blanchland hotel

Show highlighting In Praise of Limestone was recorded for a BBC Radio 4 programme during an evening at the Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland

Captain Humphrey Stuart King MC, of County Durham

Your World War One Heroes: See the fifth gallery and send your family's story

2014 marks the anniversary of the start of WW1 and we are marking the occasion by assembling galleries of memories and mementoes which have been passed on through generations of North East families

Police officer demonstrating the use of a Taser

Warning to North East police forces over increased use of Tasers

Police in the North East have been warned to avoid using Tasers unless they have no other choice

New excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. Pictured volunteer Michelle Arthy

Under the surface of County Durham's 'Pompeii of the North'

The Journal was given a guided tour of the ancient Roman site, unearthed by archaeologists near Bishop Auckland

Supermarket worker found out she had won £70,000 while on her lunchbreak

Houghton-le-Spring couple celebrate scooping £70,000 on scratch card win - and now plan to buy a house

Nearly 100 UK soldiers, many of them from the North East, have travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina

North East Soldiers head out to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Squaddies based at Catterick will go out to oversea the country ahead of October elections

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Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Prelim to this weekend's Sunderland Airshow, Breitling Wingwalker Biplanes.

North East leaders hope Sunderland Airshow 2014 brings benefits to all the region

Great North Run sign on Tyne Bridge is almost finished - with a little extra this year

 

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