Pensioner dies in crash while driving the wrong way down the A1

Car driven southbound on northbound carriageway crashed into a number of other vehicles, with two people taken to hospital as a result

Cafe @ Marshalls was the unlikely site of a five-hour siege

Quiche craving leads to armed siege in Northumberland

Five-hour stand-off as peckish raiders armed themselves with knives

Three-year football ban for Sunderland fan who made monkey gesture at Romela Lukaku

A football fan who directed racist monkey gestures at a striker who had just scored against his Premier League team has been banned from attending matches for three years.

River Wear tragedy: hero teenager lost her life trying in vain to save another girl

Two teenage girls found by police divers in named

Nile Ranger

Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger charged with rape

The 22-year-old will appear in court next month

Three arrested ahead of EDL march over 'racist tweets'

Police have arrested three people ahead of an EDL protest for allegedly making racist tweets.

Four held after man found dead in North Shields

Detectives are questioning four people on suspicion of murdering a Lithuanian man whose body was found in a flat.

Ukip in chaos after leaked emails threaten to derail party on eve of election

Ukip’s ability to vet its own election candidates has come under intense questioning after a series of embarrassing leaked emails, campaign trail blunders, and allegedly racist and homophobic comments from their would-be councillors ahead of local elections this week.

Teenagers in hospital after taking 'legal high' Clockwork Orange Herbal Incense

Police have issued fresh warnings to teenagers about the dangers of “legal high” drugs after three 15-year-olds were rushed to hospital vomiting blood yesterday.

Andy Carroll tangles with Manchester United keeper David De Gea

Rampaging West Ham striker Andy Carroll posts reminder of his talent against Manchester United

Those of us who watched him grow into the Championship, the Newcastle number nine shirt and then into the Premier League, cannot help but feel frustrated

A Newcastle fan appears to aim a punch at a police horse

Video: Police horse punched on nose as Newcastle and Sunderland fans clash after Tyne-Wear derby

The horse in question is back in work today, unharmed

A Newcastle fan appears to aim a punch at a police horse

Newcastle 'embarrassed and appalled' by behaviour of fans

Premier League club vow to ban supporters who caused trouble after Sunderland match

Post-mortem of filmmaker Lee Halpin who died while making homelessness documentary 'inconclusive'

The post-mortem of a young filmmaker who died while making a documentary on homelessness has come back inconclusive, an inquest heard today.

Callum McManaman

Newcastle unlikely to sue Wigan striker Callum McManaman for 'horror tackle'

The Wigan player will not be punished for challenge on Massadio Haidara

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote arrested in fraud swoop

The Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud.

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

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