Former Prime Minister Tony Blair marks the Sixth anniversary of the Foundation he set up to help youngsters excel at sport.
With the Rugby World Cup now just two years away, the tournament is already having an effect on rugby at grassroots level
A doomsday list of "existential risks" that could threaten our planet has been drawn up by leading scientists.
A Newcastle based organisation has been recognised by the Royal Society of Public Health in the 2013 Health and Wellbeing Awards. It means they will receive support from the RSPH for the next three years.
Food Nation’s team has developed a range of food programmes such as cookery courses, community events and school-based projects.
Ashley Banjo, leader of dance troupe, Diversity, is singing the praises of four North East gymnasts who will be performing with them on a national tour.
Diversity won the Britain's Got Talent competition in 2009.
The gymnasts are from a Durham-based group called Acropolis. They will be on stage with Diversity at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Tuesday, December 3.
Newcastle's Grainger Market has signed up to a national charter, guaranteeing that its traders are not selling fake goods.
It is the latest North East market to join the Real Deal National Charter. Traders and the local authority have signed up.
It follows a sweep by Trading Standards officers, confirming that no fake goods were on sale.
Helen Ford has a full report:
"Newcastle City Council has no direct investments in pay day loan companies and we will continue our vigorous campaign against an industry that we believe contributes to people’s debt problems.
"We have in the past publicly voiced our dislike at the fact that the pension fund, which is not controlled by Newcastle City Council, chooses to invest in companies that we believe harm our city. We will continue to lobby hard for it to review its portfolio and make more ethical decisions about where it invests its money. We believe it should also review its approach to alcohol and tobacco linked investments.
– Newcastle City Council
"In the meantime, we will continue our award-winning work, cracking down on illegal money lending, funding and encouraging the use of credit unions and making sure people in our city have as much access as possible to affordable credit."
Lawson played Metro Radio Live in front of 10,000 fans. Backstage, the spoke to Rachel Sweeney about music, what's next and.... Joey Essex!
10,000 pop fans packed Metro Radio Arena to see 13 acts perform. Among them was North Road from Durham, but it was what happened backstage that made their night! Rachel Sweeney was backstage for us.