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Country singer and actor Kris Kristofferson (52901850)

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to sell - the legacy of privatisation

It was non stop action at the Emirates as Arsenal took on Sunderland in the FA Cup 3rd Round.

Up for the Cup? I was too busy.

I have yet to hear a compelling argument from someone whose view I respect that we should pull out of the EU.

EU must be kidding

Pitmen deserve our undying respect

Pitmen deserve our undying respect

Number one? Sorry Mick, Brown Sugar only reached second place in summer 1971.

Why the NECC chief moves like Jagger

BASE: Hitachi's Newton Aycliffe plant

Trains can help keep us rolling

Queen Elizabeth II introduces Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) to  dignitaries during the official welcome ceremony at Horseguards Parade in London, on the first official day of the Chinese state visit. Picture: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

China crisis hits British steel power

The North-East is now a 'former' iron and steelmaking region.

A bad day to bury good news

The iron and steel production side of SSI was a success.

Who is to blame for SSI's demise?

Why has Cameron snubbed SSI?

Why has Cameron snubbed SSI?

The first slab of steel to be produced at SSI UK on Teesside in April 2012. The plant's importance to regional pride is enormous.

Steel story seeks happy ending

Newcastle Airport has warned of devastating consequences if the SNP slashes APD, suggesting thousands of North-East jobs will be at risk, draining £40m from the region's annual economic output.

Time for PM to deliver on air tax

Hitachi bags the headlines

Hitachi bags the headlines

BACKING: Win Viriyaprapaikit, SSI Group's chief executive, and his backers have funded loses at the Redcar steel maker.

Heart not head saves North-East icons

The Beatles join the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi centre at Bangor, Wales, to participate in a weekend of meditation August 1967.

Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream

Angel delight: John Finley points to a picture he has unearthed that shows his grandmother with fellow Aycliffe Angels.

Remember the heroes of ROF59


Steel dealer goes cold

CAN'T BEAR TO WATCH: England manager Bobby Robson hangs his head after his team's elimination from the Italia 90 World Cup on penalties to West Germany. Photo Credit should read: Peter Robinson/EMPICS.

Nifco is impossible to ignore

Blue sky thinking

CHAIN OF OFFICE: Mike Matthews (right) and Dave Laws with NECC chairman Lucy Winskell.

President hits the right note

"I have the best job in the North-East," says Bob Paton (right), pictured with Paul Woolston, chairman of the North East LEP.

New Lep boss has premier passion

File photo dated 28/02/12 of a general view of roof workers building new houses in Derbyshire as Britain's housebuilding recovery spurred the first rise in construction output for seven months in May, raising hopes the sector's slump may be easing.  The f

Is apprentice target realistic?

EU trouble is brewing

EU trouble is brewing

James Wharton arrives in Downing Street this morning for talks Prime Minister David Cameron where he was made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse. Pi

Power to make a difference?

Few industries are as exposed to the impact of recession, and the precarious path to recovery, as construction.

Welcome to the building trade

LETTER: Chancellor George Osborne uses a torque wrench to tighten a nut during a visit to an engineering company in Loughborough. A letter signed by 5,000 small firms supporting the Chancellor contains mistakes and duplicate names

Support letter is a shambles

Wonga's deal with Newcastle United has drawn widespread criticism.

It's all going Wonga

Photo PA Wire.

Are EU in or out?

Changing face of apprentices

Changing face of apprentices

A huge banner hung behind George Osborne bears his favourite catchphrase

Sir John puts Chancellor on the spot

George Harrison moaned about spurious charges in The Beatles song Taxman. PA photo:  Apple Corps.Available. (19304647)

Ticket agencies are taking us for a ride

Portugal's Eusebio being consoled by a compatriot as he leaves the field in tears after Portugal had been defeated 1-2 by England in the 1966 World Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Coals not goals

Can public and private sector work in harmony?

No time for waffle: Cornelius Louwrens, the straight-talking boss at SSI UK in Redcar.

Straight-talking with the steel man

Discount supermarket chains have been eating away at the profits of the big four grocers.

Supermarkets rake in the dough

Building economic recovery

Building economic recovery

CLEAN WATER: Dave Franks at Aycliffe Filtration in Darlington with before examples of dirty water and after of clean water.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (13089881)

3 priorities for the North-East: innovation, innovation, innovation

Paul Watson, left, leader of Sunderland Council with Keith Lowes, head of planning and environment and civil engineer Liam Foster survey the land in 20111 where the Vaux Brewery once stood

Wear on our way?

From August next year Nissan Sunderland will start to make the Infiniti.

Nissan drives North-East economy

Manufacturing is alive and kicking

Manufacturing is alive and kicking

Bosses pay is enough to make you sick

A steelworker in the blast furnace at SSI UK on Teesside. (11181488)

Can Teesside steel survive?

Inside the Gateshead De La Rue factory

Reporting on a company of note

We need to fight for the North-East: Northeasterners Jackie and Bobby Charlton helped Leeds and Manchester to become football powerhouses.

North by North-East


Scotland has our full attention

Anti-fracking protesters

Eco warrior or captain of industry?

Hadrian's Wall

Building for the future

Clement Attlee (centre) at the Durham Miners’ Gala

Region must find a new raison d'etre

Let’s work towards same goals

Andy Warhol's Factory was legendary for its creative atmosphere.

Can business parks be sexy?

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