RAFAEL BENITEZ has admitted that he is very close to completing his summer recruitment after Newcastle United successfully pulled off deals for two more signings.
CHRIS HUGHTON knows a thing or two about the Championship and what is required to climb out of it, but he is convinced Rafael Benitez does too.
NEWCASTLE UNITED have completed the signing of defender Achraf Lazaar from Palermo for an undisclosed fee.
AN ELDERLY woman had to be cut free from a car after a vehicle collided with the passenger side.
THE strength of the human body was put to the test at a national contest in County Durham.
ROAD safety campaigners have stepped up their campaign for a bus station in a busy town centre almost two months after the death of a pensioner.
RUNNERS braved the elements to take on a challenging trail through beautiful surrounds.
THERE were tears from staff today (Sunday, August 28) as the doors finally closed at the region's last BHS stores.
A NORTH-EAST magician emulated his hero Houdini when he performed a death-defying escape act dangling 80ft above the street today (Sunday).
TRADITION lived on in Upper Weardale as people and livestock from home and further afield converged for an annual celebration of agriculture.
FOUR arrests have been made in North Yorkshire after police tracked down suspected burglars just 30 minutes after the crime had been reported.
A MEMBER of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet called for the party to unite behind the leader during a campaign visit to Darlington.
AN OCTOGENARIAN runner who has pounded pavements all over the world is set to miss out on his home town race.
MIDDLESBROUGH will make a final push for Hull City defender Harry Maguire within the next 24 hours, but are set to lose both Albert Adomah and Jordan Rhodes before the transfer window closes on Wednesday night.
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A GRANDMOTHER has heroically rescued her granddaughter from York's River Ouse after the baby's pram rolled into the water.
THREE games into the Premier League season, and Middlesbrough remain unbeaten. So much for Aitor Karanka’s side having to feel their way back into the top-flight after a seven-year absence.
A MOTHER is gearing up to give a nursery school’s fundraising efforts a big push – by single-handedly shifting her three-tonne vehicle 100m down a track.
A GALLERY is welcoming a touring exhibition of 150 fine art mini-prints as part of its new seasonal line-up – one of only six cities in the UK to host the collection.
READY to rock? Then Stanley could be your destination of choice.
A TOURING show promises a hilarious and heartfelt look at the perils of modern life as the 21st Century need for speed hits the old ways head-on.
MOTHERS-to-be are being warned about the incurable condition that strikes one baby born each day in the North-East.
THE sad sight of old televisions and computers lining the skips at local tips has sparked cries for a repair revolution.
SUNDERLAND’S Under-23s cruised to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Southampton.
A STUDENT group campaigning to improve the affordability of education has launched a project to highlight the relationship between financial difficulties students face and their ability to integrate fully into university and college life.
HUNDREDS of felines went whisker to whisker in a bid to be crowned top cat at one of the North-East’s four-legged championships.
ASAMOAH GYAN has hinted he would consider a return to Sunderland – but he does have plenty other options from the Championship.
BLUE skies brought a boost for a traditional Dales show which saw an increase in entries – and some of its youngest ever competitors getting involved.
A TOWN centre will be transported back through time as vehicles from yesteryear gather in a market square.
A MAN has been charged after dozens of homes were evacuated following a bomb scare in a North-East street.
PARENTS shouting at residents, parking dangerously and the safety of children having to cross between parked cars will be discussed by councillors this week.
JUST 22 staff at Thornaby’s Asda store have clocked up 630 years of combined service between them.
STARS from Channel 5’s reality show Police Interceptors were at Preston Park Museum and grounds on Friday and Saturday as part of a Policing, Past and Present, event.
FIVE employees of one of the UK’s leading independent farm feeds firms have been presented with long service awards.
AN addict who has made lengthy efforts to overcome his heroin habit, was caught with a large amount of the class A drug for supplying to others, a court heard.
A SMALL village is preparing for its annual Big Weekend.
VOLUNTEERS are fighting off an alien invader at a local beauty spot.
MIDDLESBROUGH’S unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued as they played out a goalless draw with West Brom.
Goals either side of half-time from skipper Jamaal Lascelles and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey saw Newcastle beat promotion rivals Brighton 2-0 at St James’ Park and BetVictor make Rafa Benitez’s side the new 1 / 2 favourites to achieve promotion and…
ALBERT ADOMAH and Jordan Rhodes have both been left out of Middlesbrough's starting line-up for today's game at West Brom, amid mounting speculation linking the pair with a move away from the Riverside ahead of Wednesday's transfer deadline.
Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson reports live from The Hawthorns as Middlesbrough take on West Bromwich Albion.
A SERIAL criminal is facing a lengthy prison sentence after a judge called for reports to examine whether he is a danger to the public.
AROUND 1,000 runners turned up to take part in the annual "Race The Train" event in Wales. The race has been taking place in Tywyn in mid-Wales since 1984, with runners having to try to beat a steam train over a 14-mile course. This year's race…
FORMER Sunderland striker Daryl Murphy has completed his move to Newcastle United.