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Monday 08 August 2011
Flooding brought parts of Scotland to a standstill yesterday while householders in the North-east of England were spared as heavy rains abated.
Sunday 07 August 2011
A woman has died after falling from a cliff, police said today.
Sunday 07 August 2011
The north of England was braced for serious damage last night as heavy and intense rain caused localised flooding, blocked drains and prompted hundreds of calls to emergency services.
Saturday 06 August 2011
A large swathe of northern England was put on flood alert today as a heavy band of rain threatened to cause disruption.
Friday 22 July 2011
England's last pit pony has died of old age, the animal shelter caring for him said.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Eight jails will be transferred from the public sector under plans to privatise wide sections of the prison system.
Thursday 07 July 2011
The maker of Dulux paints and Polycell fillers is to build a new £100m production plant in Northumberland.
Monday 27 June 2011
Lizzie Armitstead claimed her first British National Championships road race title yesterday, sprinting to victory over 10-time champion Nicole Cooke in Northumberland.
Saturday 25 June 2011
With this sport's financial shortcomings currently under debate and scrutiny, it is not entirely inappropriate that the Northumberland Plate was founded in a year significant in Britain's fiscal development.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
The blast furnaces that powered the Industrial Revolution had only just begun belching clouds of carbon into the sky when, in 1860, Charles Darwin encouraged a Victorian nobleman to maintain accurate data on an intriguing herd of cattle living feral in the grounds of his medieval castle.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Threatened wildlife such as water voles could be hit by the continuing dry weather across parts of the country, the Wildlife Trusts warned today.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Rockspring, the property investor which manages €7.5bn of assets, has put eight caravan parks in central and northern England up for sale.
Friday 13 May 2011
The Sky at Night presenter Sir Patrick Moore, aged 88, has collaborated on a new cosmic-folk single, "Glittering Sky". He contributes a voiceover to the Northumbrian musician Carl Cape's song, about why stars twinkle.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Saturday 23 April 2011
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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