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AN AMATEUR theatre group is on the hunt for new members. Communiversal Entertainment hold practice sessions every Friday afternoon at Byker fire station community wing.
SCHOOLS in County Durham have proved how classy they are. Another 22 schools in the county have confirmed their reputation for being among the most outward-looking in the country by winning further recognition for their outstanding international work.
A POLLUTED beach remains closed while investigators look into oil washed up there. The Environment Agency is waiting for the results of lab tests after an oily substance was discovered on the sand near the high tide mark on Cambois beach, Northumberland.
DEFENDANTS with serious previous convictions would be routinely denied bail under Tory plans, unveiled today. Murder suspects would also be remanded in custody more frequently and persistent offenders would lose the presumption of bail.
FILM star Robert Shaw, pictured, best known for his role in Jaws, will be commemorated today in the small Irish village where he lived and died in 1978.
By RW WHY is it that many people assume that all pensioners are in receipt of pension credit, which incorporates housing benefit, community charge benefit and free optical and dental care? My wife and I, along with millions of other pensioners, were urged by respective Governments to take out private pensions to subsidise the state pension, which has always been very inadequate.
THE number of visitors to a seaside village has increased more than 20 times since it was given back its beach.
BRITON Gary McKinnon, pictured, accused of the 'biggest computer hack of all time' lost lost his appeal to the Law Lords against an order for his extradition to the US where he could face a life sentence for gaining access to 97 American military and Nasa computers from his London home.
THE search is on for a telegenic maths expert to replace Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman who is stepping down after 26 years on the Channel 4 show. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.
MICK Jagger, pictured, hits pension age today. But the Rolling Stone shows no sign of slowing down as he turns 65. He has been dating a model more than two decades his junior and raking in cash from the band's latest tour. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.