News from Regional North East

'Amazing' turn out at Jarrow fun day

Hundreds of people came along to a family fun day to show their support for a Jarrow community association. Crowds turned out in force to Hedworthfield Community Association event on Saturday to enjoy a range of activities. The association which runs clu

Shields Gazette, 2 min. ago

Sunderland school launches mental health project for pre-school children

A Sunderland primary school is taking the lead when it comes to mental health. Southwick Community Primary School’s pioneering work to support the mental health needs of pupils and their parents has taken another step forward. The school has launched a p

Sunderland Echo, 19 min. ago

If the public really does lose all faith in its politicians, where do we go then?

Donald Trump didn’t happen by accident. Politicians are not held in the high esteem they once were. In ancient times, those believed best able to rule were either born or held special knowledge for it. Plato argued individuals were born of different char

Sunday Sun, 21 min. ago

Who killed Evelyn Foster? Author claims she may have solved 1931 murder

A crime writer claims she may have solved one of Northumberland’s greatest murder mysteries. Diane Janes has revisited the 1931 killing of taxi driver Evelyn Foster at Otterburn - a notorious case which hit the headlines at the time and has never been so

Sunday Sun, 21 min. ago

Drink drive rape detective sacked after being caught three times over the limit

A rape detective has been sacked after driving at up to 90mph while three times over the drink drive limit. Detective constable Mark O’Brien knocked back wine at a boozy lunch before getting behind the wheel of his Ford Focus in Gateshead. A motor patrol

Sunday Sun, 21 min. ago

Katie Hopkins and Morrissey to record duet from his Viva Hate album - possibly

The voice of the extreme right, Katie Hopkins, called on ‘Western’ men to rise up last week in her latest barf on social media. It was inevitable that the horrendous Manchester Arena bombing would be grist to Ms Hopkins’ malevolent mill and it wasn’t lon

Sunday Sun, 21 min. ago

See the 'biggest stottie in the world' attempt at Langley Castle

Head chef Mark Percival used his loaf in an attempt to break a world record. He got the idea of making the biggest Northumbria stottie to put Langley Castle on the map. And the giant sensation was unveiled at an event to celebrate Northumberland this wee

Sunday Sun, today, 17:19

'You can't do education on the cheap': Teachers rally against school cuts in Newcastle

Teachers and parents sent a stark message to politicians that “education can’t be done on the cheap” as they gathered to protest against school cuts. Dozens of National Union of Teachers (NUT) members gathered at Grey’s Monument in Newcastle to demand mo

Sunday Sun, today, 17:19

From railways to battlefields

The railways were a crucial element in the development of the transport network, and therefore the economy of the country during the Edwardian period. Since the mid-Victorian era Great Britain had stamped rail lines all over the land. They carried the pr

News Guardian, today, 16:27

Thousands flock to South Shields food and drink festival

Thousands of people turned out to the first day of the Proper Food and Drink Festival in South Shields. Visitors from all over the region came down to the fourth annual event, held at Bents Park on the seafront over the Bank Holiday weekend, to enjoy a v

Shields Gazette, today, 16:09

Police dismiss social media post telling people to avoid Central Station in Newcastle

Police have dismissed social media rumours that people need to avoid Central Station in Newcastle today. A post of Facebook which has been shared widely claims that someone has “had a tip off” from a friend who is a policeman warning people to stay away

Chronicle Live, today, 16:04

See the Newcastle city centre junction which leaves drivers nowhere to go

For first time drivers, heading through a busy city centre can be a daunting prospect. Not only do you have to face one way routes and bus lanes, but there is also the dreaded congestion which can make the journey a slow and painful one. In Newcastle, th

Chronicle Live, today, 16:04

Duo hoping to raise a hole lot of money

Two prominent Morpeth businessmen are teeing up a week of events to raise funds and awareness for a well-known charity. Retired estate agent Philip Rickard and Rutherfords of Morpeth managing director Richard Rutherford, who are both members of Morpeth G

Morpeth Herald, today, 16:02

Capture a coastal image for cover of 2018 visitor guide

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is once again holding a competition to find an image for its visitor guide. Photos submitted can be of virtually anything, but must have been taken within the Northumberland Coast AONB in

Berwick Advertiser, today, 15:45

British Airways computer outage: What was happened and how long will it last?

All British Airways flights to and from Newcastle International Airport have been cancelled until 6pm after a global computer outage, The airline has cancelled all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow as computer problems cause disruption worldwide. Frustra

Chronicle Live, today, 15:39

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