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Prison officer claims HMP Northumberland is a 'powder keg waiting to explode'

Worried prison officer claims prison bosses are failing to address critical problems at HMP Northumberland

Author Ann Cleeves opening RNLI lifeboat day at Amble Harbour

Vera and Shetland author Ann Cleeves backs Amble RNLI boat appeal

The award-winning crime writer opened the charity's lifeboat day and made a personal donation to the £200,000 boat campaign

Landowner John Hensby discovered a 30 metre sinkhole on his land near Cowshill

Earth collapses to reveal 100ft sinkhole in County Durham

Cowshill couple report hearing 'rumbling and smashing' for hours as sinkhole grew from 35ft wide to 100ft wide overnight

Wild Northumbrian visitors yurt

Holidaymakers enjoy wild landscape in Northumberland

Wigwams and yurts put holidaymakers in touch with wild landscape in Northumberland

Matthew Walton and Jamie Robson prepare to take on the Mongol Rally

Former Newcastle Royal Grammar School pupils tackle the Mongol Rally

Former Royal Grammar School pupils Matthew Walton and Jamie Robson take on the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally for charity

The fire damaged hut at Holy Island

Unique Holy Island hut torched in suspected arson attack

An organic hut at Holy Island has been damaged by fire in what is thought to have been a deliberate attack

RAF squadron leader Ruth Shackleton

RAF squadron leader Ruth Shackleton is a high-flyer in every way

Brought up in South Shields and Northumberland, Ruth Shackleton is now team manager of the Red Arrows

Milburn House on the corner of Dean Street and The Side, Newcastle

Training provider B-Skill is criticised for standard of teaching in Oftsed report

Inspectors did praise the committed leadership team at Newcastle-based B-Skill but had concerns in other areas

Robin Cairns from Gentoo, Amanda Maskery from Sintons (Partner and healthcare and charities specialist) and Joanne Smith, chief executive and founder of FACT, on the site where a £2m cancer centre will be built in Dunston, Gateshead

UK-leading £2m cancer facility is planned for the North East

The UK’s first cancer support, awareness and education centre is set to be built in Gateshead in a £2m project

Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey subject of complaint from rival

Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey has been subject of a complaint from rivals over his claim a meeting would cost £80,000

The filming of Harry Potter at Alnwick Castle

Number of overseas visitors to the North East at a five year high

Harry Potter film locations, castles, music and Premier League football are the reasons behind the 22% increase in foreign visitors to the North East


Big name stars including Sting support plans for Newcastle cancer centre

A fund is aiming to raise £5.5m for a center for childhood cancer treatment

Skinny dipping at Druridge Bay

North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay returns for third year to raise charity cash

The North East Skinny Dip returns to Drurdige Bay for the third time next month to raise money for a mental health charity

Model railway enthusiasts setting up the exhibition at the Parks leisure centre North Shields. Peter Maddison, Blyth and Tyne model railway society with his High Bridge line

RAILEX NE: Model railways bonanza for North Shields as miniature railway display arrives

Forty rail modellers show their skills at Bank Holiday show RAILEX NE, at The Parks Sports Centre in Howdon Road, North Shields

West End musical Top Hat will be dancing onto stage at Newcastle Theatre Royal in September

Newcastle's Theatre Royal's £4.1m boost to the economy with 400 shows

Newcastle's Theatre Royal enjoyed a record breaking Christmas audience figures and brought in £4.1m to the region's economy

Theatre Royal

Newcastle Theatre Royal boosts economy by £4.1m with 400 shows

Newcastle's Theatre Royal enjoyed a record breaking Christmas audience figures and brought in £4.1m to the region's economy

The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012

Glendale Show in Wooler returns on Bank Holiday Monday for 122nd year

The 122nd annual Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, offering its usual showcase of rural life

Grant Benson (left) and Gordon Nicky Davidson who were killed in a road traffic accident in County Durham

Tributes paid to County Durham crash victims Grant Benson and Gordon Nicky Davidson

The families of two men who died when their car hit a tree in County Durham have released emotional tributes

A child eating a bagel at a breakfast club

Almost one in five North East kids do not get enough to eat during school holidays, survey reveals

North East teachers say they are worried about pupils getting thinner during the school holidays, according to research by Kellogg’s


Demolition works to start on Whitley Bay eyesores that have blighted the coast

Derelict buildings on Whitely Bay's seafront including the High Point Hotel and the Avenue pub are to be cleared

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