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A GO Run For Fun event at Morpeth Chantry Middle School

Morpeth children encouraged to get fit with INEOS Go Run for Fun series

INEOS GO Run for Fun series visits Northumberland to inspire youngsters to get fit and active

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

SPort safe standing campaign. The VW arena, home of VFL Wolfsburg

Standing could be returning to football terraces - if Lib Dems get elected

Sunderland have said they would back a campaign to bring in safe standing

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Replay 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 MP Guy Opperman

MP Guy Opperman hits out over Northumberland school transport 'chaos'

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has criticised Northumberland County Council over its new school transport arrangements

The River Tyne at Newcastle

Groups warned after Newcastle Triathlon training exercise breached safety laws

Port of Tyne Authority issued written warnings to three groups who breached safety laws whilst on a training exercise in the River Tyne

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

Thousands attend Liam Sweeney's funeral including Newcastle United manger Alan Pardew and captain Fabricio Coloccini updated

Liam Sweeney funeral: Hundreds of mourners attend service for MH17 victim at St Mary's Cathedral

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew and club captain Fabricio Coloccini are among those attending a service at St Mary's Cathedral

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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

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

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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

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

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

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