A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits
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Friday 04 January 2013
147,000 meals left unserved in 2011-12 by one NHS trust
Thursday 20 December 2012
Tributes have been paid to building tycoon Sir Lawrie Barratt after died at the age of 85.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Jim Alder was the man who got Neil Black into athletics and who guided him, as his coach, to victories over Steve Cram and Sebastian Coe. The 72-year-old has long been an inspirational figure in the North-east, the trailblazer who paved the way for Brendan Foster, Mike McLeod, Charlie Spedding and Cram – all Olympic medal winners.
Thursday 15 November 2012
Moves to shut two search-and-rescue helicopter bases could cost lives, a senior MP warned Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary.
Bungling Olympic security firm G4S loses contract to run Wolds prison and fails to win any additional prison contracts
Thursday 08 November 2012
G4S paid the price for the fiasco over security for the London Olympics today when it was stripped of a contract to run a prison and missed out on other jail contracts.
Wednesday 07 November 2012
The spread of the deadly fungus threatening all 80m British ash trees cannot be stopped, a leading Government scientist has said, and Britain’s woods and forests will have to undergo major change as a result.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Scrabble lovers could soon be racking up double-digit scores with words like quaazy, zowpig and splawder.
Saturday 27 October 2012
'I wanted to be Joni Mitchell'
Tuesday 09 October 2012
It's the great countryside controversy of the day. NFU president Peter Kendall and TV naturalist Chris Packham argue for and against the cull
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.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
What’s so special about Alnwick? The Northumbrian dormitory town about 30 miles outside Newcastle is home to a medieval castle, a Morrisons and a population of around 8,000. It also happens to be the home town of University of Sussex History professor Keith Middlemas and local artist Percy Forster.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Monday 13 August 2012
Sid Waddell was a broadcaster who popularised and almost single-handed propelled darts into the modern sporting era. With his death at the age of 72 from bowel cancer, the sporting world has lost one of its most colourful and beloved commentators.
Monday 06 August 2012
Heavy rain over the weekend caused a landslip, and left homes knee-deep in floodwater.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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