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Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton visits Future Technology Centre in Sunderland to discuss the Enterprise Zone. Picture: TOM BANKS (47751782)

Job losses 'tragic' but North-East economy remains strong - Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton

Eric Marshall at his house Sunnyside in Bagby near Thirsk in 2011.

Enter our Ho Ho Homes competition and spread a bit of Christmas cheer in your street

One of the submachine guns discovered during searches in South Yorkshire

Two submachine guns found by police investigating Gipsy feud

Kielder's Christmas tree begins its journey to the House of Parliament in 2014 (47741112)

Region provides Parliament's Christmas tree

Barry Lynn and Michael Forster, who have escaped from Hatfield Prison

£1,000 reward to find escaped prisoners

Paul Gascoigne with the late Sir Bobby Robson, his England manager at Italia '90

Gazza backs Sir Bobby's charity auction

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Fisherman rescued from sea off Hendon promenade

Annette Murray and Judith Stout, volunteers at St Benedict’s Hospice’s dedication tree in The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland

Remembering loved ones at Christmas

Sunderland inshore lifeboat (file image)

Rescue operation to save angler who fell into the North Sea

This picture was tweeted earlier this morning of the traffic chaos on the A19 northbound. Picture: @steadyhands_1

Traffic returns to normal after major delays on northbound and southbound A19

PRO-LEGALISATION: John Holiday of the Teesside Cannabis Club

Teesside Cannabis Club to host pro-legalisation conference in Newcastle tomorrow

The Prodigy performing to a sell-out audience at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Frontman Keith Flint is pictured.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

NE student's musical 'mash-up' included on Prodigy album

Barry John Henry Lynn (left) and Michael Forster are on the run after escaping from Hatfield Prison, Doncaster

Hunt for escaped prisoners on the run from Hatfield Prison

Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne announces his spending plans

The Prodigy

Going to the Prodigy gig in Newcastle? Hang on to your mobile phone

Acorn Road, Jesmond Picture: Google Street View

Hunt for armed robbers brandishing knives who struck at shop

Sarah Millican has announced two extra dates in Newcastle in July

Extra Sarah Millican dates at Newcastle to go on sale

Chancellor George Osborne announced the plans in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons

Osborne abolishes controversial cuts to tax credits and rules out cuts to policing

CONSECRATION: The Venerable Christine Hardman to be consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Newcastle in York Minster service on Monday (November 30).

York Minster consecration service for new Bishop of Newcastle

Rihanna to play Sunderland's Stadium of Light next summer

Rihanna to play Sunderland's Stadium of Light next summer

Three men charged with murder

Three men charged with murder over death of David Walsh

A school nativity

Having a school nativity? Get it featured in The Northern Echo

The wounds suffered by the Bichon in the attack.

Three sought after Husky or Akita attacks Bichon Frise in street

Graeme Souness was taken to hospital on Friday.

Former Newcastle manager Graeme Souness taken to hospital

Police and emergency services evacuate children from Gateshead Jewish Primary School after a suspicious package was found nearby

School evacuated after suspicious suitcase found

Package left outside primary school blown up in controlled explosion

Package left outside primary school blown up in controlled explosion

Most wanted - Yousef Babaye is wanted by Northumbria Police in connection with the rape of a female under the age of 18 in Newcastle

Do you know this man? Police issue 'most wanted' appeal over alleged North-East rapist

Bin collections in Sunderland will soon no longer be made every week

City Council consults on collecting rubbish up to once every three weeks

Spectators gather on the Stade de France pitch in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Newcastle and Sunderland football clubs in show of security and solidarity after Paris attacks

Rugby World Cup winner Katy Mclean to be honoured by Sunderland University

World Cup winner to be honoured by Sunderland University

Sir Bobby Robson with ex-Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn

Football rivals support Sir Bobby's auction

The Amble RNLI inshore lifeboat. Credit: RNLI.

Two fishermen rescued by RNLI after boat sinks - one man found clinging to lobster pot

Children's author Terry Deary with three-year-old Nathaniel Greenwell, from Middlesbrough

Children in hospital get visit from Horrible Histories author

Junior doctor records video diary to highlight concerns over extension to working hours

Junior doctor records video diary to highlight concerns over extension to working hours

Jonny Wilkinson is made an CBE by the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

Former Newcastle rugby ace Jonny Wilkinson receives CBE and Darlington Lib Dem stalwart Peter Freitag MBE at Palace ceremony

Police at the scene of the incident in Blyth where a woman was found dead.

Blyth murder: Boy, 16, charged with woman's death

Michael O'Connor with girlfriend Sara Badel. Picture: BBC

North-East man who hid among Bataclan bodies told girlfriend; 'If I do not survive ... tell everybody back home that I really love them'.

Forensics at the scene of the alleged murder in Edendale Avenue, Blyth. Picture: Will Walker/North news & Pictures

16-year-old charged with murder of woman in Blyth, Northumberland

Jordan Easton has been jailed after mugging a pregnant woman

Robber jailed after mugging pregnant young mum in the street

First World War graves in Belgium. A number of groups in the North-East have received lottery funding to explore the region's involvement in the conflict and their stories are to be told at an event in Newcastle.

First World War lottery funded projects to be showcased in Newcastle

Philip James Whiteman

Convicted killer with 'strong sense of injustice' died from insulin overdose, inquest hears

Record-breaking goalscorer Wayne Rooney

Wayne Roonery signs up for Sir Bobby at the second attempt

Police at Edendale Avenue in Blyth.

Boy, 16, held on suspicion of murder after woman's body found in house

Michael O'Connor and girlfriend Sara

North-East man tells how he "played dead" to escape Bataclan shooting horror

Market traders in Newcastle put up the Tricolor flags on their stalls today (Sunday, November 15) as people from Newcastle hold a vigil at Eldon Square in Newcastle in memory of the Paris attack victims.

Vigil for Paris victims held in Newcastle

Mohammed Kahar was jailed for five years at Newcastle Crown Court for terrorism offences

5 years - Takeaway chef convicted of spreading Islamic State messages

Man charged with attempting to murder Newcastle police officer by pushing onto A1

Man charged with attempting to murder Newcastle police officer by pushing him onto A1


Playwright appeals for information about Victorian music hall star Ned Corvan

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop dies aged 32 after battling cancer

'A genuinely lovely man' - Sunderland pay tribute to Marton Fulop as goalkeeper dies aged 32

The Government has announced plans to close 137 tax offices throughout the country, including six in the North-East

700 jobs under threat on Teesside, 600 in Peterlee as HMRC announces plans to close 137 offices


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