Former Prime Minister Tony Blair marks the Sixth anniversary of the Foundation he set up to help youngsters excel at sport.
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Management of the category C jail was formally transferred to Sodexo Justice Services on Sunday, 1st December. The firm said it would run it more cheaply than the government, partly by cutting 200 jobs.
The former Prime Minister Tony Blair was back in the North East celebrating the sixth anniversary of the foundation he launched on stepping down.
It helps recruit volunteer sports coaches, to get more children and young people into new sports. And he couldn't resist joining in.
Tony Blair is on Tyneside to visit a sport complex in Gosforth which has benefitted his from foundation.
He met with volunteer coaches at Newcastle Cricket Centre.
Tony Blair listening to volunteer sports coaches at Newcastle Cricket Centre in Gosforth, which has benefitted from money from the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.
Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is meeting volunteers at his Sports Foundation to celebrate the charity's six years.
Tony Blair is in the North East to celebrate six years of opening up grassroots sports to people in the region. He is meeting coaches and volunteers who have been trained with support from the charity.
One of the country's most famous Christmas trees started its journey today from Northumberland to London.
For more than a decade now Kielder Forest has supplied the tree which ends up outside the Houses of Parliament.
It could be one the most important documents in the history of the country.
The Scottish government has finally published its vision for an independent Scotland.
It reveals how the country could develop if Scots vote yes in next year's independence referendum.
The SNP says it would keep an open border with England, but listed a number of policies to attract more business to Scotland.
Dan Ashby looks reports.
The Scottish Government says if the country went independent, it would aim to have an open border with Northumberland and keep the pound.
Today, November 26, it published its vision for independence, which also included a commitment to lower corporation tax.
But one business in Alnwick said it would not be tempted to move north of the border.