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Will the snow return? Hour-by-hour forecasts for your area at the start of the working week

After a day of anticipation the snow finally arrived in the North East late on Sunday. A weather warning for snow had been lifted by the Met Office so it came as a surprise to see the snowflakes at the end of the weekend. But while some parts of the...

yesterday, 21:13 in Regional North East
 

Revealed: How Newcastle City Council turned down £4m more for one of its most prized assets

A council has sold off one of its crown jewels but turned down the chance to make millions of pounds more, it can today be revealed. The former Jesmond Dene Nursery site on Jesmond Dene Road - the most valuable asset in Newcastle City Council’s land...

yesterday, 05:16 in Regional North East
 

The great university rip-off? Concerns raised over the value - and cost - of higher education

Is going to university a waste of money? There are around two million students in higher education at any time. And on average, they each rack up debts of £50,000. In return, they get a degree. And this is meant to allow them to get a better job and...

yesterday, 05:16 in Regional North East
 

'I'd cut myself and things would feel better': Dad opens up about battle with depression

At the depths of his depression he would sit at home with pills by his side, go to the garage with the intention of leaving the engine running and hold a knife to his wrists. Now Michael Clark is fighting back against the mental health problems which...

Saturday, 18:00 in Regional North East
 

Are these some of the most extreme wedding photos ever? Couple take their big day to dizzy heights

A Tyneside couple and their photographer climbed a mountain to get the perfect wedding snaps - quite literally. Lizzie and Henrique Ventura, from Gateshead, chose ex-forces snapper Pete Robinson to capture their big day on camera. But when the...

Saturday, 11:12 in Regional North East
 

A £1,000 donation nets nearly £12,000 for heart unit charity - thanks to 'cryptocurrency' bitcoin

A boom in the value of ‘cryptocurrency’ bitcoin has proven to be good news for children recovering from heart surgery in Newcastle. When Daniel Bainbridge donated 2.7 bitcoin to the charity which supports the Children’s Heart Unit at Newcastle’s...

Saturday, 11:12 in Regional North East
 

Sign of the times? SEE-THROUGH common room designed to protect historic Newcastle wall

There were fears it would obstruct one of Newcastle’s most well-known signs. But plans for a new student block in the heart of the city have been adapted to make part of it SEE-THROUGH. The proposed nine-storey development on the corner of Westgate...

Saturday, 11:12 in Regional North East
 

Shay Given on Newcastle United's 125th anniversary, takeover talks and the club's greatest XI

Shay Given says the Newcastle United players will probably be talking about a potential club takeover in the dressing room. The ex-Magpies goalkeeper said the sooner a deal was finalised “the better”. Amanda Staveley met with current NUFC owner Mike...

Saturday, 08:09 in Regional North East
 

When is it safe to drive after drinking the night before? How long alcohol takes to leave your body

As festive celebrations get under way across the North East, people are being warned not to drink and drive. Northumbria Police has launched its annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign to help keep the roads safe over Christmas and New Year....

Saturday, 08:09 in Regional North East
 

276 miles, 18 days and a funeral: How Mark Solan fought back tears on incredible journey

Charity champ Mark Solan battled tears and heartbreak during his mammoth fundraising challenge, as reporter CRAIG JOHNS found out when he joined him for part of it. Mark Solan returned home a hero after walking 276 miles back from London in just 18...

Saturday, 08:09 in Regional North East
 

Jealous thug who caused OAP to lose everything in £60,000 arson attack jailed for 10 years

A jealous thug who destroyed a pensioner’s home by setting fire to it by mistake as he tried to target her upstairs neighbour has been jailed for 10 years. Bitter Ashley Walker was trying to torch the flat of a man he wrongly believed his ex partner...

Saturday, 05:07 in Regional North East
 

Victims of child sexual abuse in the North East urged to speak to the Truth Project

Victims of child sexual abuse in the North East are being encouraged to share their experiences as part of a Government inquiry. A campaign has been launched ahead of events in Newcastle next month where victims can speak in a supportive and...

Saturday, 05:07 in Regional North East
 

This is when it's due to snow in Newcastle and the North East this weekend

Freezing temperatures and snow is set to hit the North East this weekend. Friday is set to be a fair day with temperatures dropping to -1C while Saturday promises the same with a high of 1C and lows of -3C. A yellow weather warning for snow is in...

Friday, 09:19 in Regional North East
 

North East stalwarts honoured by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

A plastic surgeon who helped victims of a devastating nightclub fire in Romania was among three North East people to receive honours at Buckingham Palace this week. Dr Sarah Pape, executive headteacher Lesley Powell and glassmaker Brian Jones picked...

Friday, 05:44 in Regional North East
 

Sleepwalking our way to death: These shocking health inequalities in Gateshead will open your eyes

More than one in four children in Gateshead are living in poverty, a shocking new report has revealed. The second annual report from the area’s director of public health has laid bare the health inequalities faced by many Gateshead residents. Among...

Friday, 05:44 in Regional North East
 
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