Help on the stats

A fourth annual conference on collating and analysing statistics about Tyne and Wear was hosted by South Tyneside Council yesterday.

A fourth annual conference on collating and analysing statistics about Tyne and Wear was hosted by South Tyneside Council yesterday.

The Tyne and Wear Research and Information conference was established a decade ago to support the five metropolitan district councils. This year's event focused on crime and regeneration.

Spooky stroll

THE myths and legends of a historic and mysterious site will be brought to life next week.

A walk around Hartlepool's headland, enlivened by unusual stories, is being conducted by Steve Robbins on Monday at 6.30pm. It is free and starts from the lighthouse near Moor Terrace.

High flier

A FORMER North-East student has picked up two awards in a year working for BAA Edinburgh Airport.

Former Berwick High pupil Murray MacPherson, won the Scottish final of the Year in Industry contribution to the business awards in Glasgow in July, picking up £500, then won the national final, scooping £1,000.

Having a ball

CUSTOMERS at a furniture store were treated to a touch of luxury to celebrate the start of the autumn season.

Staff at Barker and Stonehouse in Newcastle and the MetroCentre donned tuxedos and ball gowns last weekend to reflect the company's new French Baroque style collection. Shoppers were treated to champagne during the two days when 5,500 people visited.

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