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This is how many meals were donated across the North East last year for Tesco's Christmas food drive

Shoppers can once again help a family in need this Christmas by popping a few extra items to their trolley

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Smoker reveals genius way his twin has helped him quit cigarettes for good

Journalist Simon, 36, tells how he's managed to ditch cigarettes with a little help from his brother Chris and Hold My Light

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Why we love the North East coast so much - as new TV show airs featuring the region

We're celebrating our area's beautiful coastlines to mark the start of new TV show Fantasy Homes By The Sea on Really

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Smokers reveal how new approach to quitting cigarettes is working for them after just one week

Our case studies have just completed their first seven days taking part in the Hold My Light challenge

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How living with somebody can improve your chances of quitting cigarettes for good

The research backs up why one-to-one support is a popular tool for giving up cigarettes*

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Man stuck in train loo live Tweets his bid to escape - then gets sent funniest photo by rail firm

Users were rolling in the aisles - but there's a more serious side to being caught short

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Revealed: The first area in England which looks set to go
smoke-free in just six years' time

Nearly a quarter of England will have stopped smoking by 2030, new report finds*

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This is how many people want to give up cigarettes in England - and the number might shock you

There are more options than ever to help people do so

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5 smokers reveal the new and alternative approach they're using to quit cigarettes for good

They're taking on the challenge with a little help from friends and family

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Revealed: How long you need to give up cigarettes to boost your
chances of going smoke-free for good

Research shows if you can go this distance it makes a real difference

House prices will rise by up to 8% next year to build on strong gains this year, according to a forecast from Halifax.
It said further economic recovery and continued low interest rates would support a broadly similar increase to this year, which has already seen prices go up 7% in the first 11 months.
But a price surge in London, which has seen the steepest rises, is expected to slow down, the bank added. advertorial

Can’t sell your house? This company guarantees to buy it

One property buyer promises to buy every home on the market in Britain - but only if you meet this criteria

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5 things you didn't know about prepaid currency cards

Did you know your money could actually be easier to manage abroad on a prepaid currency card?

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Northumberland College is supporting employers with more than 30 job vacancies - sponsored feature

Northumberland College has more than 30 live job from hairdressers to motor mechanics - sponsored feature

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Cussins show how dreams can come true in Alnwick - sponsored feature

Housebuilder Cussins unveils the stunning new development in Alnwick - sponsored feature

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Surgical errors cost NHS £1.1billion a year

They also place a heavy financial burden on the NHS at a time when resources are under growing pressure from an ageing population and rising demand for services

Benefit caps are being trialled in four London boroughs

Get great rates from FAIRFX on your holiday money this bank holiday

Take advantage of strong Sterling and purchase your foreign currency for holidays now. Find out more about the top exchange rates here

Cyber Monday is a day of online discounts that follows Black Friday

Sending money abroad? Follow these top tips to avoid wasting money

Follow these easy steps and make hassle-free international payments

The Covers, Wallsend, Newcastle, from Bellway

Picture yourself living in Bellway's The Covers development - sponsored feature

The Covers in Wallsend is proving a popular location for Bellway to build new homes which are now more affordable than ever thanks to Help to Buy, as our sponsored feature explains

The Covers, Wallsend, Newcastle, from Bellway

Picture yourself living in Bellway's The Covers development - sponsored feature

The Covers in Wallsend is proving a popular location for Bellway to build new homes which are now more affordable than ever thanks to Help to Buy, as our sponsored feature explains

Teal Farm in Washington, from housebuilder Bellway

Take a look around Teal Farm from Bellway Homes - sponsored feature

Space and style are now on offer at Bellway's fantastic Teal Farm development in Washington - view pictures in our sponsored feature

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General Election and Local Election count at Sports Central in Newcastle Upon Tyne....Labour candidates L-R Catherine McKinnell, Nick Brown and Chi Onwurah. updated

General Election 2015 North East results in full: How North East constituencies voted last time

Polling station at St Augustine's Church in North Shields updated

General Election polling day 2017 - your complete election day and results night guide

 

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