A 31 year old man remains in hospital after receiving a serious head injury following a collision between a car and a motorbike in Northumberland. It happened at 4:20pm yesterday on the northbound carriageway of the A696 between Ponteland and Belsay. A section of the A696 was closed for around three and a half hours. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Fundraiser Katie Cutler says she'll have to research what to do when you meet the Queen. She's been awarded a British Empire Medal for her fundraising work, including generating more than £330,000 for mugging victim Alan Barnes.
A high school in Newcastle is working with the Anne Frank Trust UK to host a national touring exhibition about the diarist and writer.Read the full story ›
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.
Tim Krul certainly seems happy that his shirt has found a happy home in Newcastle United fan Keith Roberts.
Keith tweeted the Newcastle keeper this picture a couple of weeks ago on 26 May and the player has responded today saying: "Last game of the season I threw my shirt in the crowd haha pleased it fits (sic)".
The tweet, sent an hour ago, has had more than 500 retweets.
It's not the first time he's lead a North East football team and this quick overview of his football coaching career starts with his early noughties tenure on Teesside.
Will he be back in 2015? Newcastle United fans and more are eagerly awaiting an announcement that could land today but since McClaren returns from his holiday later tonight, chances are we'll find out tomorrow.
- Middlesbrough FC: Carling Cup winners 2004
- UEFA cup finalists 2006
- England: Head coach 2006
- Sacked 2007
- Twente FC: Dutch champs 2010
- Derby County: sacked May 2015
- Newcastle United: appointed June 2015?