A group of campaigners from across Teesside who are opposed to the government's austerity measures are travelling to London today to join a national rally. The Teesside Peoples' Assembly against Austerity are calling for an end to austerity cuts. Coaches travelled from pick up points in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough at dawn this morning to head to the capital for this afternoon's demonstration.
NatWest and RBS customers were this morning facing banking issues as the company admitted "some" payments were "missing" from accounts.Read the full story ›
Tata Steel UK says it's approached the conciliation service ACAS to try to resolve a pension dispute wth its workforce.
The company has sites across the North East, at Hartlepool, Skinningrove, Lackenby, Darlington, York and Blaydon.
A one day strike is planned for later this month. Tata says it's facing a projected shortfall of more than £2 billion pounds this year. The Unite union says it's provoking the biggest crisis in the steel industry for a generation.
With only 100 days until the beginning of the Rugby World Cup click here to find out when the Web Ellis Cup arrives in North East.Read the full story ›
Prince Harry helped mark the 100 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup at a launch event in London, ahead of its arrival in the North East.
Newcastle is hosting three matches this October and tourism experts hope the tournament could bring as much as £43 million into the region.
Prince Harry made a speech the Trophy Tour at Twickenham this morning, alongside England legend Jonny Wilkinson.
The Webb Ellis Trophy is coming to the region at the end of next month as part of a nationwide tour.
South Africa is one of five international rugby teams that will play in the North East for the Rugby World Cup, which starts in 100 days.Read the full story ›
It's 100 days until the beginning of the Rugby World Cup 2015. The three matches to be hosted by Newcastle will be staged at St James' Park.
Here are the details:
- October 3 - South Africa v Scotland at 16:45
- October 9 - New Zealand v Tonga at 20:00
- October 10 - Samoa v Scotland at 14:30
The Rugby World Cup trophy tour gets underway today as the countdown until the start of the tournament reaches 100 days to go.
The Webb Ellis Cup enters the North East on July 30 and travels to the following destinations:
- Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall - July 30
- Newcastle City Centre - July 30
- Alnwick Castle - July 30
- Tynemouth - August 1
- Northumbria University - August 2
- Gateshead International Stadium - August 2
- The Angel of the North - August 3
- Darlington Mowden Park - August 3
- West Hartlepool RFC - August 3
Click the link for more information about the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
The North East Credit Union is opening its first town centre branch in Gateshead.
For the first time, they say, they will be able to offer the same facilities as rival banks and building societies on the High Street.
The NEFirst Credit Union is a merger of smaller credit unions in the region, which have provided savings and loan accounts for more than 20 years.
A young football fan will attempt 10,000 'keepy ups' in a month to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.Read the full story ›