George Osborne is said to have paid £100 an hour to be trained by a Harley Street vocal specialist during his days as shadow Chancellor, to help him sound weighty and authoritative. But did he get his money’s worth? After listening to the Chancellor’s speech on Monday, the Labour MP Jamie Reed seemed to think not. He tweeted: “Can someone please reintroduce Osborne to ‘t’ as a consonant? Cos I godda dell ya, that speech made me wanna scream.”
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Friday 28 September 2012
Communities in flooded parts of the UK are counting the cost of the most intense September storm for 30 years as swollen river levels start to recede.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
A 1,300ft-long reclining woman which is the world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape is to open to the public next month.
Friday 03 August 2012
Hadrian's Wall is not an easy monument to interpret. Its very size suggests that its sole purpose was defence, but study of the archaeological remains leads to a more subtle view in which frontier control and the mobility of the Roman army in the whole of the frontier zone played a part.
Newcastle council worker charged with voyeurism and child pornography offences after allegedly hiding cameras in public places
Tuesday 31 July 2012
A council worker has been charged with voyeurism and making indecent images of children in offences alleged to involve hiding cameras in public places.
Monday 16 July 2012
The family of a teenager murdered after going missing a decade ago made an emotional plea today as police confirmed they had found her body.
Monday 02 July 2012
Saturday 30 June 2012
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman will visit the North East of England today as home-owners, businesses and the insurance industry count the cost of a major clean-up operation after freak storms hit the country.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Wage subsidies for firms taking on young workers are to be brought forward in areas with the highest levels of long-term youth unemployment.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
About 1,000 women have been called back to a North East surgery amid concerns that smear tests taken over the past 24 years were botched, health officials said today.
Sunday 20 May 2012
Savannah Marshall can dominate her sport for years to come after being crowned Great Britain's first women's boxing world champion here in China.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
An increasing number of England's beaches have won Blue Flag awards this year, bringing the country into the top 10 worldwide.
Monday 07 May 2012
Police have confirmed that a body found in a river is that of missing schoolboy Ian Bell.
Monday 30 April 2012
Police scouring a swollen river for a missing eight-year-old boy said hopes of finding him alive were "fading" as the operation stretched into a fourth day.
Thursday 19 April 2012
Five suspected far-right extremists were arrested by counter-terror detectives today after race-hate material was posted online.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
A tense eight-hour stand-off between a 40-year-old woman and armed police backed up by an army bomb disposal unit at a seaside town ended with her being arrested under the Mental Health Act last night.
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