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Specsavers store gives its backing to Red Nose Day

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Stephen Browne and his partner Laura Davidson and their four-year-old son Milo.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Heartless thieves steal precious memories from family of terminally ill child

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Woman pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted

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Whitley Bay Chocolatier Rob Eden-Bagley presents his handmade Easter Egg to Natalie Santamera from St Oswalds Hospice.

Whitley Bay cafe raffles giant chocolate egg for hospice

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Kieran putting his heart and sole into charity walk

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Volunteers start work on new wildlife area

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Awards honour workplace health schemes

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Man charged with the murder of 39-year-old in Whitley Bay

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Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

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An artist impression of the proposed renewable energy plant in Howdon the Port of Tyne have earmarked in Howdon.

Multi-million pound energy plant gets the green light

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Roadworks on major roads this week in Northumberland and beyond

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Planned roadworks for the North East

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Passengers have had their say on seating layouts of future Metro trains.

Metro passengers have say on future designs

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Back row (left to right):- Steve Rowell, Jon Croxford, David Cocker. Front:- Richard Johnson, Nigel Featham, Lisa Davies, Nick Knox, Simon Finnie.

Bus company strengthens senior team

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Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland last year. 
Picture by Jane Coltman

Roadworks on the North East’s trunk roads this week

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Police treating death of Whitley Bay man as murder

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Four arrested after Whitley Bay death

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Gearing up for Operation Checkpoint.

Overnight operation targets countryside crime

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Police launch new Operation targeting active offenders

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Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

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Whitley Bay netballers on target for national final

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Two pupils from Kings Priory School present Lisa Jones, from the NSPCC, with a cheque from their fund-raising efforts.

Kings Priory’s fantastic fund-raising efforts

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget 2017: Calls to tackle schools funding and unleash North East potential

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Joe Hakin, front far right, at the SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year contest.

Apprentice Joe shows his skills in regional electrical competition

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Whitley Bay apprentice checks in for top hotel awards

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Louise Clark, of Elsee Crafts in Whitley Bay.

Crafting her way from market stall to Whitley Bay shop

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Sterling Pharma Solutions in Dudley, Cramlington celebrating the success of its apprenticeship programme during National Apprenticeship Week with some of their apprentices, CEO Kevin Cook and guests Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth, Stan Higgins, CEO for the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) and George Ritchie MBE, Chair of the North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (NEAAN). Picture by Jane Coltman

Manufacturer celebrates importance of apprenticeships

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Independent chartered surveyor Alan Walton. Picture by Matt Hale / Time Freezer Photography.

North Shields firm eyes expansion after record year

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Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

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Chancellor Philip Hammond departs 11 Downing Street, London, as he heads to the Palace of Westminster for the delivery of the Budget statement. Picture by Victoria Jones/PA Wire

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Alan Campbell MP

Budget is a tricky balance

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Ian Lavery MP, visiting Chantry Middle School in Morpeth to answer questions from students.

Join fight against school funding cut

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget 2017: Calls to tackle schools funding and unleash North East potential

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River patrols planned as coarse fishing close season starts

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A male hen harrier in flight. Picture by Andy Hay, RSPB Images

Have you spotted one of these birds?

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Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

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Volunteers and staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust at Weetslade Country Park.

New facilities at country park

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Nurse is bringing unique treatment to the North East

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Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant who have set up Bay Podiatry in Whitley Bay. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Pair step up to the mark with new business

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Northumbria Healthcare is holding four events for National Apprenticeship Week.

Health trust holding events for Apprenticeship Week

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Service supporting young people rated ‘good’ by CQC

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

Fresh re-launches campaign urging smokers to quit

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