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School leavers in 2013 live

Live breaking news from Newcastle and the North East

North East pupils received their GCSE results today, join us for live updates and reaction from schools across the region as well as all your usual breaking traffic and travel news

Hexham teacher tackles Great North Run to raise funds for stroke victims

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, who is running the Great North Run for the Stroke Association
Tracy McKie, from Hexham, is running the 13.1 mile race in aid of the Stroke Association

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort
TV star Ben Crompton who plays Eddison Tollett in fantasy drama unveils historic faces exhibition on Hadrian's Wall

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School leavers in 2013 live

Live breaking news from Newcastle and the North East

North East pupils received their GCSE results today, join us for live updates and reaction from schools across the region as well as all your usual breaking traffic and travel news

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, who is running the Great North Run for the Stroke Association

Hexham teacher tackles Great North Run to raise funds for stroke victims

Tracy McKie, from Hexham, is running the 13.1 mile race in aid of the Stroke Association

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

TV star Ben Crompton who plays Eddison Tollett in fantasy drama unveils historic faces exhibition on Hadrian's Wall

Alan Pardew, Lee Charnley and Fabricio Coloccini null

As it happened: Liam Sweeney's funeral at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle

Newcastle United players joined hundreds of mourners as MH17 victim Liam Sweeney was laid to rest in a funeral service in Newcastle city centre

Cara Smith (Youth Support Coordinator)

Newcastle Future Fund will improve quality of lives says cancer support specialist

Teenage cancer support specialist Cara Smith works with dozens of youngsters at the Great North Children's Hospital

Nissan production line

Nissan car production grinds to halt at Washington plant due to maintenance work

Over-running maintenance work means car production at Washington's Nissan plant has temporarily ground to a halt

Students wins talent show and a top slot at Northumberland Live festival

Joe Allan, 19, is set to perform to crowds of up to 5,000 at Blyth this weekend

Artists' impression of the new Consett Academy, County Durham

North East firms awarded contracts worth £5.7m as construction of Consett Academy gets underway

Durham County Council says the construction project at the Belle Vue site in Consett is benefiting the North East economy

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Northumberland parents left with two weeks to arrange transport for secondary school children

Northumberland County Council has told parents concessionary bus places for under-16s will not be guaranteed until the end of September

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Calls to ban Chinese lanterns at events in Northumberland because of risk to livestock

Campaigners have called for Chinese lanterns to be banned at events in Northumberland due to the risk to property and livestock

St Cuthbert's House win a North East England Tourism Award 2013 at St James Park.

North East businesses urged to enter North East Tourism Awards 2014

Entries close on September 5, with the winners going on to represent the North East nationally

Alan Shearer

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer helps old teammate launch a run to help beat cancer

Magpie legend aims to help old friend raise cash for cancer by launching a run that will take in all Premiership stadiums

Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead

Children help create a kaleidoscope of colour at the Baltic in Gateshead

Baltic art gallery prepares for a weekend of colourful events this August bank holiday

Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle City Council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Political row sparked after Cease 24 in Alnwick is saved for another year

Northumberland County Council Lib Dems hit out at the authority's Labour leaders for 'taking credit' for domestic violence funding deal

HMP Northumberland

Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

The Duchess of Northumberland being presented with a bouquet of flowers by 90-year-old Vera Dickson

Duchess of Northumberland attends tea party to mark First World War centenary

The Duchess of Northumberland was the guest of honour at the event is presented with authentic 'trench cake'

Amanda Earnshaw, from Acomb, who is part of a group giving a voice to those living along Hadrians Wall.

New body is set up to help look after the interests of Hadrian's Wall

WallTogether has brought together a number of groups in the community who want to look after the wall

Residents in Gateshead will get the chance to question Police Chief Constable Sue Sim, and Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

Senior Northumbria Police detectives could face sack over rape scandal

There are fifteen officers who have been moved to over posts while allegations are investigated

Defra office at Alnwick

Sir Alan Beith warns DEFRA not to embarrass itself and pull out of Alnwick base

Sir Alan Beith says the move by DEFRA would make a mockery of the department's rural affairs remit

Videos & Photos

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

 

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