Keep up to date with all the action from North Shields' FA Vase semi-final second leg clash with Highworth Town at the Daren Perrson Stadium
Jonas Gutierrez says he will not forgive some at Newcastle United for the way they handled his cancer issues at first
He was Sunderland's saviour last season, and new manager Dick Advocaat has been impressed with his forward
Durham bowler Chris Rushworth on why he prefers four-day cricket, and his Riverside team-mates' England call-ups
Georgia's preparations for the Rugby World Cup are set to include a match against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on August 28
Given Manchester City, who beat Newcastle early on last year, felt they had it in them to compete in the League Cup, the Premier League, Europe and the FA Cup, why can’t Alan Pardew’s squad cope with a few extra cup ties and their league campaign?"
Two minutes in, Tyler Blackett played a terrible pass along his backline. Phil Jones blocked when Wickham sought out Steven Fletcher"
Daryl Janmaat saw a second-half header well saved by Guzan and a left-foot effort fly just past and survived a torrid first-half"
Ex-Rotherham star Juan Pablo Socino used his low centre of gravity to get beyond the gain-line on a succession of occasions"
When you lose tight games like that it hurts, no doubt, but to have them nine wickets down in 35 overs only chasing 107, I think the lads did a fantastic job"
On Sunday afternoon, Jack Colback became the 57th player (according to the internet) to play for both teams across this great North East footballing divide"
Although we’ve won the last two games we’ve finished – Sunday’s game against Middlesex was abandoned because of the rain – it’s been a little disappointing on a personal note"
After their recruitment drive Newcastle United can look towards the start of the season with more confidence"
Somerset, Kent, Sussex and Glamorgan – who we face tomorrow – are four of the longest journeys we could be asked to make and it's been tough"
Daryl Janmaat looks like a tidy player, but is a like-for-like replacement for Mathieu Debuchy, who was one of the squad's best players last season"
Colin's response was that if it’s good enough for the Premier League – and he would have experience of that, having played at the very top level"
I like the look of Newcastle's business. They've signed some good players with pace and there's a nice mix in there too"
Fourteen million pounds is a lot of money to spend, and I think if the move doesn't go through Sunderland will have dodged a bit of a bullet"
Mike Williamson and Fabrcio Coloccini will forge the central defensive partnership for two reasons. Firstly, they work well together. Secondly, because there is nobody else"
Perez, the £1.5million signing from Tenerife, is an interesting one. Having never played a top-level game, it seemed unlikely that he would be asked to run at Vincent Kompany on August 17"
A problem for Alan Pardew in recent seasons, and he's spoken about it often enough, is what he has called the soft underbelly"
Consider this: Luke Shaw, not good enough to get in England's first-choice World Cup side cost Manchester United £34m"
Fabio Borini is not worth £14million. By any objective measure, his CV is not that of a player worth so much – just yet. But this summer, Borini is certainly worth £14million to Sunderland"
For the latest local news straight to your Twitter, Facebook feed or e-mail inbox.
Is there something happening in your area you would like us to report on?
Interested in advertising? Please call 0191 201 6451 or click here
A key part of the region's business community The Journal has more ABC1 readers than any other quality regional morning newspaper on sale in the area.
The Journal has 99,273 average issue readers which increases to 209,957 weekly readers.
The average time spent reading The Journal is 33 minutes, which shows the length of time readers are engaging with editorial and advertising content.
23,291* copies of The Journal are sold on average each day, providing advertisers with extensive coverage of the region.
*ABC The Journal 97% Paid Mon - Sat, 1/10/2012 JICREG
Unique Users: 396,000
Page Impressions: 1,200,000
Audience figures from Omniture, monthly average (Jan-Jun 2014).
More than 1 in 3 Journal users have clicked through to an online advertisement, demonstrating that our users are responsive and receptive to Internet advertising messages.
TheJournal.co.uk reaches an internet-savvy audience, with 84% of users having purchased products or services online in the past 12 months.
Download our rate cards for all the prices of our print and digital products.
Click here to complete our advertising enquiry form.
Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror North East
Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.