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Teenager raped in busy city centre bar

The Northern Echo:

1:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEENAGER has been raped inside a busy city centre bar.

Praise for Newcastle University

The Northern Echo:

12:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A GLOBAL survey of universities has confirmed Newcastle University as being in the top one per cent of universities in the world.

Future of children's heart services in fresh doubt

The Northern Echo: Plans to expand: Sir Leonard Fenwick

6:28pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE future of the region’s children’s heart units is in fresh doubt as they are poised to be ordered to meet tougher standards – or close.

Man charged with murder in Willington as police name victim

The Northern Echo:

4:25pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in a field in the early hours of Friday morning.

International drugs gang jailed after £55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Friday 12th September 2014

NINE members of an international drugs gang led by a North-East mastermind are tonight (Friday, September 12) beginning lengthy jail terms for their roles in smuggling millions of pounds worth of amphetamine into the UK.

Mother of Jordan Roberts pays tribute to her "wonderful son"

The Northern Echo:

10:41am Friday 12th September 2014

THE mother of 17-year-old Jordan Roberts, who died after getting into difficulties in the River Wear on Monday, has paid tribute to her "wonderful and much loved" son.

Bishop guest VIP blogger for Corrie

The Northern Echo: Corrie is Bishop Mark's cup of tea. (10292029)

2:33pm Friday 12th September 2014

A PASSION for soap opera and social media has led to the Bishop of Jarrow becoming the first clergy guest VIP blogger for Coronation Street.

Mother pays tribute to teenager who died in the River Wear

The Northern Echo: Jordan Roberts (10310128)

7:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE mother of a teenager who died after getting into difficulties in the River Wear has paid tribute to her ‘wonderful and much-loved’ son.

Firefighters hit the road to explain impact of cuts

The Northern Echo: RING OF FIRE TOUR: Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the FBU firefighters union speaks during the event in Sunderland. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10314552)

5:57pm Friday 12th September 2014

UNION officials were in the North-East today (Friday, September 12) to warn the public about the effect of fire service cuts.

Illness causes T'Pau to cancel North-East tour

The Northern Echo: Carol Decker is the face (and hair) of T'Pau

10:08am Friday 12th September 2014

HIT 80s band T’Pau have been forced to cancel their upcoming tour, which included dates in Stockton and Sunderland.

Newcastle fans top league of football banning orders

The Northern Echo: VIOLENT SCENES: Police are confronted by Newcastle United fans following Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby

1:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

NEWCASTLE United fans received the highest number of banning orders last season in England and Wales, dwarfing supporters of other clubs, fresh figures have revealed.

Student admits making explosive following Newcastle University bomb scare

The Northern Echo: Police sealed off a further Newcastle University building this morning

3:36pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RUSSIAN student has admitted making an explosive substance after two bomb scares at a university resulted in evacuations and a controlled explosion.

Prison visitor's behaviour aroused suspicion of Durham Jail staff

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

7:09pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A MAN arrested after acting suspiciously during a prison visit was today (Wednesday September 10) jailed for trying to pass drugs to an inmate.

Raccoon spotted in Chopwell garden

The Northern Echo: On the fence: The raccoon photographed by Ralph Lowes.

12:51am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THEY are more usually spotted in North America, so you can imagine the surprise of one North-East householder when he came across this unusual sight in his back garden.

Area of Gateshead closed off after lorry hits traffic lights injuring woman

The Northern Echo: TENT FIRE: Northumbria Police investigate incident where noxious substance was poured on tent and set alight

7:19pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

POLCIE have closed off a section of Bensham Bank in Gateshead after a collision.

MH17 crash jet was "penetrated from outside" and broke up in the air

The Northern Echo: John Alder and Liam Sweeney

10:17am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 - downed over Ukraine in July - was "consistent with the damage that would be expected from a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside", crash investigators said today.

Warehouse manager paid himself "refunds" to help meet gambling debts

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:26pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A WAREHOUSE manager paid himself “refunds” to help meet mounting gambling debts, a court was told.

SAFC fan stars in one-man Black Cats show

The Northern Echo: Actor Paul Dunn at the Stadium of Light (10125949)

12:47pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A SUNDERLAND fan is to star in a one-man show dedicated to the Black Cats.

Pair arrested after girl grabbed

6:28pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO men have been arrested after a teenage girl was grabbed as she spoke to the occupants of a car.

Red Cross thanks GNR heroes

The Northern Echo: Handout photo provided by NOVA International  - Scott HeppellThe Red Arrows fly across the Tyne Bridge and the mass runners compete in the BUPA Great North Runn in Newcastle.Picture date: Sunday September 7 2014. PA Photo/ Nova International Handout - Sco

6:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A LEADING charity has thanked its many supporters who completed Sunday’s Great North Run.

'I became my mother's legs and she was the wind beneath my wings' - Darlington grandmother shares her story after becoming the Great North Run's millionth participant

The Northern Echo: ONE IN A MILLION: Tracey Cramond the one millionth Great North Run finisher at the Butterwick Hospice in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10129273)

6:42pm Monday 8th September 2014

WHEN Tracey Cramond crossed the finish line and became the millionth person to complete the historic Great North Run she could picture her late mother at her side, waving her pom-poms in celebration.

Call for North-East to join Scotland

The Northern Echo: INDEPENDENCE VOTE: The Flags of  St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag fly high in North Northumberland not far from the Scotish Boarders.

4:49pm Monday 8th September 2014

PARTS of the North-East should be allowed to join an independent Scotland, a campaigner has claimed.

Live LIVE BLOG: Great North Run

The Northern Echo: Runners take part in the Great North Run last year

10:02am Sunday 7th September 2014

An amazing 57,000 people are waiting to start The Great North Run at 10.40am - the world's biggest half marathon. Among them - somewhere - is the runner who will become the famous race's one millionth finisher in its 33-year history. Follow the action live here

Great North Run toasts a real British success

The Northern Echo: The Red Arrows fly over the Tyne Bridge. Photo: Steve Drew/PA Wire

7:02pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THE 34th Bupa Great North Run turned out to be doubly memorable.

Murder inquiry after man dies at party

The Northern Echo: Driver was reported missing earlier (9878645)

2:48pm Sunday 7th September 2014

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man died at a house party early yesterday (Saturday, September 6).

Eight arrested after 24-year-old man dies in Heaton area of Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Appeal for witnesses

10:51am Saturday 6th September 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has died after an incident in the Heaton area of Newcastle this morning.

Great North Run gears up for landmark event

The Northern Echo: Going for gold: Mo Farah (10062274)

5:24pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE eyes of the sporting world will be on the North-East on Sunday (September 7) as the Bupa Great North Run achieves an athletics first.

Oil worker killed in rig fall is from North-East

The Northern Echo: RIG DEATH: Sean Anderson

8:03pm Friday 5th September 2014

AN offshore worker who died while working on a North Sea platform is from the North-East, it was confirmed tonight (Friday, September 5).

World Cup winner is back in the classroom

The Northern Echo: MEDAL PUPILS: Bexhill Academy teacher, Katy McLean shows pupils, Harry King, Abbie Thompson, Charlie Hunter, Macey Huggins and Ryan Huntrod her World Cup winner's medal

5:43pm Friday 5th September 2014

A TEACHER has been telling her pupils what she did over the summer holidays – leading her country to World Cup glory.

Bus with 15 on board crashes into cemetery

The Northern Echo:

12:03pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A BUS with 15 passengers on board has crashed into a cemetery.

A cracking start as Great North Run Million lights up the Tyne

The Northern Echo: The Great North Run Million opening ceremony held along the River Tyne on Quayside between Newcastle and Gateshead.

11:11pm Thursday 4th September 2014

BLAZING pyrotechnics, moving music, powerful dance sequences and spectacular fireworks combined to create an unforgettable ceremony marking the countdown to millionth finish of the Bupa Great North Run.

Driver questioned after runaway bus careers through cemetery

The Northern Echo: GRAVE CONCERN: Bus finally came to rest after flattening dozens of headstones

5:32pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A BUS driver has been questioned by police after his runaway vehicle ploughed through cemetery railings and wrecked around 30 graves.

Drivers warned over road closures for Great North Run opening ceremony

The Northern Echo:

12:25pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DRIVERS are being warned that several roads will be closed during tonight’s Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony on Tyneside.

Spectacular night to mark Great North Run's landmark

The Northern Echo:

7:09pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

GEORDIE entertainment royalty will entertain thousands tomorrow night (September 4) as the Great North Run celebrates its millionth finish.

Scientists given research boost

12:32am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

ALZHEIMER’S Research UK has increased its investment in North-East scientists as the fight against dementia is stepped up.

Tributes to great-gran, 81, killed in road crash

The Northern Echo: Road crash victim Dolores Hubbert (9879544)

5:53pm Monday 1st September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a great-grandmother who died following a road crash on Friday (August 29).

Driver found dead after car goes over cliff

The Northern Echo: Driver was reported missing earlier (9878645)

4:29pm Monday 1st September 2014

POLICE are investigating after a man was found dead in a car at the bottom of cliffs.

Tributes to great-grandmother, 81, killed in road crash

The Northern Echo:

4:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a great-grandmother who died in a road crash on Friday (August 29).

Danger driver led police on ten mile chase

1:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A DRIVER who led police on a ten-mile chase said he was afraid to pull over in case he missed an appointment - 14 hours later.

Accident death

5:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PEDESTRIAN injured in a collision with a taxi in Newcastle at the weekend has died. The accident happened at 2.30am on Sunday, (August 31) on the northbound slip-road from the Swan House roundabout to New Bridge Street on the Central Motorway. The man, aged 26, was taken to the city’s RVI hospital where he died this morning (Monday, September 1).

Play facilities opened at specialist heart unit

The Northern Echo: GRAND OPENING: Ivan and Nadine Hollingsworth (fundraisers from Seb4CHUF)  and their son Sebastian (5) officially open the new specialist play facility at the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital with nurses Emma Milner and Sophie

4:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

PLAY facilities for children undergoing heart surgery were opened at a specialist centre in the North-East by a family who have raised thousands of pounds for the unit.

Power boat racing returns to the Tyne

The Northern Echo: Power boat racers on the River Tyne on Saturday

3:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE high octane thrills and spills of power boat racing returned to the North-East over the weekend.

Remembrance garden unveiled for Newcastle fans

The Northern Echo: Bob Moncur, second from right, with Reverend Canon Glyn Evans, right, welcome John Alder''s sister, Joyce Robbins and her husband, who live in Darlington, and Liam Sweeney's parents, Angela and Barry to the memorial garden at Newcastle United.

5:51pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PERMANENT memorial to two North-East football fans who died on board flight MH17 has been unveiled.

Newcastle United manager accepts ice bucket challenge from Sunderland AFC owner

The Northern Echo:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has completed the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short.

Body of John Alder, Newcastle fan killed on flight MH17, is identified

The Northern Echo:

11:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Foreign Office has confirmed tonight (Friday) that the body of John Alder, one of two Newcastle United fans killed in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, has been identified.

Mark Knopfler re-records Local Hero ahead of Great North Run to raise money for research into childhood cancer

The Northern Echo: GUITAR HERO: Mark Knopfler.

8:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

MARK Knopfler has re-recorded the iconic Local Hero theme ahead of next weekend’s Great North Run.

Woman, 81, dies after Rainton crash

The Northern Echo:

5:28pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN ELDERLY woman has died following a road crash.

Powering down the Tyne

The Northern Echo: : Thrill seekers take the opportunity to experience speed on the water ahead of the NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix powerboat race on the River Tyne in Newcastle. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9811488)

3:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

THERE will be high-speed boat racing on the River Tyne this weekend (August 30-31).

Hospital celebrates life-giving landmark

6:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST hospital is throwing a party to mark the 100th patient born with complex heart disease to have undergone a heart transplant.

Magpies' summer signings visit exhibition about their new club

The Northern Echo: TOON TIMES: Daryl Janmaat and Siem de Jong with youngsters from Redheugh Boys Club at the exhibition

4:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO of Newcastle United’s summer signings discovered even more about their new club today (Thursday, August 28) by visiting a special Magpies exhibition with local youngsters.

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