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Over two thousand men from the North East were killed in the battle. St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle is hosting today's commemorations.Read the full story ›
Ahead of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, we have travelled out to Belgium and France with people to whom it means so much.Read the full story ›
A quarter of households in the tiny village of Bowburn, County Durham, were affected by the battle with nearly 50 men killed.Read the full story ›
The Labour Leader of Newcastle City Council Nick Forbes has tweeted his reaction after Boris Johnson announced he would NOT stand in the Conservative party leadership race.
Boris broke the country for personal ambition then pulls out? At least we're spared the indignity of him as Prime Minister
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham are going on strike this week as part of national strikes in protest at pay and conditions.
Members at Northumbria and Newcastle will walk out tomorrow (Friday 1 July), while their colleagues in Durham will take action a day later on Saturday (2 July).
The strikes have been planned to coincide with University open days.
Easyjet is to launch two new new routes from Newcastle International Airport to Berlin in Germany and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.
The two new routes will start on 1st November.
The easyJet flight to Berlin Schoenefeld will be the only one operating in the North East, and will leave on a Tuesday, Thursday and a Saturday.
Flights from Newcastle to Las Palmas will leave every Tuesday over the winter season.
Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle and Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie could be Rafa Benitez's latest summer signingsRead the full story ›