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Police force received calls from worried members of the public due to THUNDERSTORMS

A police force said it received a number of calls from members of the public due to thunder and lightening.

Durham Constabulary received the bizarre calls as thunderstorms rolled across parts of the North East on Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the force took to social media ...

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Police force received calls from worried members of the public due to THUNDERSTORMS

A police force said it received a number of calls from members of the public due to thunder and lightening.

Durham Constabulary received the bizarre calls as thunderstorms rolled across parts of the North East on Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the force took to social media ...

today 09:53 open_in_new
Newcastle youngsters' charity walk, family fun days, black tie ball, Bake Off challenge & more!

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Young Muslims from Newcastle and Teesside travelled to the Lake District to run and walk for charity to show True Islam.

The ...

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Newcastle youngsters' charity walk, family fun days, black tie ball, Bake Off challenge & more!

This round-up of events is written by readers. To get your charity event or story included, simply fill out the form at www.chroniclelive.co.uk/charitynews

Young Muslims from Newcastle and Teesside travelled to the Lake District to run and walk for charity to show True Islam.

The ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
How the NHS could reward exercise with discounts on food shopping

Families could be offered discounts on food if they achieve exercise targets under a new NHS scheme.

The health service is piloting its “Healthy New Towns” programme, where new fat-busting ideas are being trialled in 10 new developments in towns around Britain, including ...

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How the NHS could reward exercise with discounts on food shopping

Families could be offered discounts on food if they achieve exercise targets under a new NHS scheme.

The health service is piloting its “Healthy New Towns” programme, where new fat-busting ideas are being trialled in 10 new developments in towns around Britain, including ...

yesterday 11:53 open_in_new
North East car boot sales: Where to sell your clutter at a weekend - or bag a bargain!

Summer is car boot sale time in and around Newcastle, as long as it's not pouring down, many of us look forward to a weekend morning drive out to either rid our homes of what we don't need or to buy something we think we might.

And, as we know, one man's trash is another man's treasure so ...

2017-08-18 08:39 open_in_new
North East car boot sales: Where to sell your clutter at a weekend - or bag a bargain!

Summer is car boot sale time in and around Newcastle, as long as it's not pouring down, many of us look forward to a weekend morning drive out to either rid our homes of what we don't need or to buy something we think we might.

And, as we know, one man's trash is another man's treasure so ...

2017-08-18 08:39 open_in_new
Big name companies among those 'named and shamed' for not paying the minimum wage

A number of North East firms have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay staff the National Minimum and Living Wage.

They were among 233 businesses nationally revealed on a list published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who are to be fined a total ...

2017-08-17 15:11 open_in_new
Big name companies among those 'named and shamed' for not paying the minimum wage

A number of North East firms have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay staff the National Minimum and Living Wage.

They were among 233 businesses nationally revealed on a list published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who are to be fined a total ...

2017-08-17 15:11 open_in_new
How rail fare increase could cost some North East commuters an extra £150 a year

Rail fares are set to go up from January 2018.

The increase will be the highest in five years as regulated tickets see an increase of 3.6%.

It is effectively a cap and train operators do not have to put prices up that amount.

Regulated fares make up almost half of all tickets ...

2017-08-15 15:53 open_in_new
How rail fare increase could cost some North East commuters an extra £150 a year

Rail fares are set to go up from January 2018.

The increase will be the highest in five years as regulated tickets see an increase of 3.6%.

It is effectively a cap and train operators do not have to put prices up that amount.

Regulated fares make up almost half of all tickets ...

2017-08-15 15:53 open_in_new
George Reynolds on Trump, prison, ex-wives and his addiction to making money

George Reynolds has claimed he is on his way back up to the top with his e-cigarette business.

And after running a multi-million pound business empire, and a football club, the 81-year-old says he has no plans to slow down, proclaiming: “I’ll be working until the day I ...

2017-08-12 20:47 open_in_new
George Reynolds on Trump, prison, ex-wives and his addiction to making money

George Reynolds has claimed he is on his way back up to the top with his e-cigarette business.

And after running a multi-million pound business empire, and a football club, the 81-year-old says he has no plans to slow down, proclaiming: “I’ll be working until the day I ...

2017-08-12 20:47 open_in_new
'There wouldn't be a club left without him' - Former tycoon George Reynolds on Mike Ashley

Former Darlington chairman George Reynolds has defended Mike Ashley after the business tycoon came under fire for not spending enough at Newcastle United.

The Sports Direct tycoon came under fire this week after he said in an interview with Sky Sports that he didn’t have the money to ...

2017-08-12 20:47 open_in_new
'There wouldn't be a club left without him' - Former tycoon George Reynolds on Mike Ashley

Former Darlington chairman George Reynolds has defended Mike Ashley after the business tycoon came under fire for not spending enough at Newcastle United.

The Sports Direct tycoon came under fire this week after he said in an interview with Sky Sports that he didn’t have the money to ...

2017-08-12 20:47 open_in_new
Revealed: The 25 'never events' recorded in North East hospitals last year

The number of hospital mistakes so serious they should ‘never’ happen doubled in the North East last year, figures have revealed.

Between April 2016 and March 2017, the region’s NHS trusts recorded a total of 25 so-called ‘never events’ - up from 12 the year before.

The ...

2017-08-10 20:23 open_in_new
Violent thug died of cancer at HMP Durham after six months behind bars

A thug who attacked his girlfriend with a can of corned beef died behind bars just months after he was jailed.

Dennis Thompson, 62, formerly of Canterbury Street, Walker, was jailed for 14 months after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding in October 2016.

He had become frustrated ...

2017-08-10 18:11 open_in_new
North East patients forced to wait a week or more to see a GP

Large numbers of patients are forced to wait a week or longer to see a GP in the North East.

Doctors’ leaders said there was an urgent need for more funding as new official figures suggested the health service was struggling to cope with demand.

Dr Gavin Ralston, a spokesman for ...

2017-08-07 20:49 open_in_new
North East patients forced to wait a week or more to see a GP

Large numbers of patients are forced to wait a week or longer to see a GP in the North East.

Doctors’ leaders said there was an urgent need for more funding as new official figures suggested the health service was struggling to cope with demand.

Dr Gavin Ralston, a spokesman for ...

2017-08-07 20:49 open_in_new
Potentially fatal lungworm reported in the North East - here's what dog owners need to know

A parasite which is potentially fatal to dogs is spreading around Britain with several cases reported in the North East.

Lungworm infections lead to serious health problems for dogs , and can even kill them if left untreated.

Lungworm is carried in slugs and snails, which can be ...

2017-08-07 15:19 open_in_new