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Theatre Royal hits out at city centre plans for thousands more late night drinkers

Grey Street in Newcastle City Centre

Plans for extended opening hours for two Grey Street venues have been met with opposition from Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Investigation underway into prison disorder as concerns voiced over staffing levels

HMP Northumberland
An investigation is underway into a disturbance at HMP Northumberland amid concerns over staff cuts

Man in white van tries to snatch teenage girl and threatens her with knife in Seaton Delaval

Police tape
The 17-year-old girl was on Avenue Crescent in Seaton Delaval when the man tried to grab her on Saturday night

Daughter of Thomas Diggle in plea to find missing 92-year-old Corbridge man

Thomas Diggle, of Abbeyfield House in Market Place in Corbridge who has gone missing
Loved ones of missing grandfather Thomas Diggle told of their heartache as police continue their search to find him

Alan Pardew left with nowhere to hide by Newcastle United display

Alan Pardew
An abysmal display by Newcastle United against Southampton left manager Alan Pardew with no hiding place

Charlie Oatway tells Sunderland fans and players to calm down

Gus Poyet and Charlie Oatway
If Sunderland are to stay in the Premier League, first team coach Charlie Oatway believes they need to relax at home
Vickie English and Ben Creke help launch the 100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge

New scheme bids to boost levels of North East apprentices

The North East Chamber of Commerce is launching a 100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge to tackle a skills shortage in the region

Drilling date set for North Sea’s vast coal reserves

Mountains of coal pieces being stored for shipping
Tynemouth to be one of first locations for £1bn scheme to access deep sea deposits which could power Britain for centuries

Daughter of Thomas Diggle in plea to find missing 92-year-old Corbridge man

Thomas Diggle, of Abbeyfield House in Market Place in Corbridge who has gone missing
Loved ones of missing grandfather Thomas Diggle told of their heartache as police continue their search to find him

Theatre Royal hits out at city centre plans for thousands more late night drinkers

Grey Street in Newcastle City Centre
Plans for extended opening hours for two Grey Street venues have been met with opposition from Newcastle's Theatre Royal
Filtronic

County Durham firm Filtronic issues profits warning

Filtronic has issued a profits alert for its wireless business which has been hit by the deferment of large projects and delays in the key 4G market

Security surveillance firm Petards reveal pre-tax loss of £2.3m

Petards
Security surveillance firm Petards has revealed losses of £2.3m in 2013 after being hit by a shortage of contracts

Vianet expect pre-exceptional profits to reach £3m

James Dickson, Chief Executive of Vianet
Stockton-based data monitoring company Vianet expects to post pre-exceptional operating profits of £3m

Kevin Byrne, managing director of Seymour Civil Engineering

Kevin Bryne
Flood fighter extraordinary Kevin Byrne tells Brian Nicholls why the North East can't always expect to escape the ravages of flooding and sinkholes

Sunderland v West Ham preview: Gustavo Poyet warned to mind the intensity

First team coach Charlie Oatway has admitted his Sunderland boss Gustavo Poyet needs to learn to unwind

Southampton 4 Newcastle United 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Adam Lallana of Southampton and Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle United compete for the ball
Newcastle United are in a sorry state since Janaury - although they couldn't find the word after Saturday's pitiful showing

Charlie Oatway tells Sunderland fans and players to calm down

Gus Poyet and Charlie Oatway
If Sunderland are to stay in the Premier League, first team coach Charlie Oatway believes they need to relax at home
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka

Brighton 0 Middlesbrough 2: Karanka's game plan pays off on South coast

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka was impressed by his team's winning style at the weekend on their trip to Brighton

Durham Wildcats 95 Newcastle Eagles 99: Prince Charles comes to the rescue

Newcastle Eagles player Charles Smith
Charles Smith scuppered Durham Wildcats' efforts to win the North East derby keeping the Eagles' championship trophy hopes alive

Newcastle Falcons 12 Worcester Warriors 17: Drop threat a reality for Falcons

Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti in action
Newcastle slump to their worst ever run of Premiership defeats as Josh Drauniniu's late try sees basement side Worcester to victory
Dougie MacLean

Review: Dougie MacLean at The Sage Gateshead

Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean creates a warm atmosphere in the intimate Hall Two at The Sage Gateshead as Martin Ellis reports

Review: Send More Paper, Northern Stage, Newcastle

Northern Stage
Northern Stage's graduate class of 2014 bring laughs to a tale of murder and revenge as Ryan Tute found out

Baltic exhibitition reflects on American artist's 30-year career

US artist Lorna Simpson at The Baltic
American artist Lorna Simpson visits Gateshead's Baltic gallery for her first European retrospective of her work

Jane Clare: Young bloods are challenging our perceptions of French winemakers

Latest news and reviews for wine-lovers

Andrew Campbell: Co-op wines have something for everyone

Marquez rioja
Latest news and views for wine-lovers

Cook of the Year to go inside Jesmond Dene House's kitchen

Head Chef at Jesmond Dene House, Michael Penaluna
The winner of The Journal/NECTA Cook of the Year is in for a treat as Jesmond Dene House will be opening its kitchen to them

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Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka

Brighton 0 Middlesbrough 2: Karanka's game plan pays off on South coast

Adam Lallana of Southampton and Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle United compete for the ball

Southampton 4 Newcastle United 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Thomas Diggle, of Abbeyfield House in Market Place in Corbridge who has gone missing

Daughter of Thomas Diggle in plea to find missing 92-year-old Corbridge man

 
 
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Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar, Director of Air Traffic Management Sector, Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, standing, briefs relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370 at a hotel in Beijing, China, Friday, March 28, 2014. Australia announced Friday that the search area for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared March 8 has shifted to a new Indian Ocean region, 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast of where planes and ships had been trying to find any sign of it. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Oscar Pistorius murder trial postponed for 10 days after court assessor is taken ill

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Defence lawyers for double-amputee runner were due to begin their case today

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