Latest Tyne and Wear Stories

2008-09-21 18:00:18

DAVE STEWART has given his backing to a movie about a North East music promoter. The Sunderland-born Eurythmics star has agreed to be musical consultant on The Promoter's Tale, a story based on the life of Wear side promoter Geoff Docherty.

2008-09-19 21:00:33

A CARE trust's decision to not open a health centre on a housing estate has been hailed a "victory for common sense". Following a public consultation process, South Tyneside's Primary Care Trust has decided to abandon plans to locate a GP-led health centre at Cleadon Park, South Shields.

2008-09-18 18:00:37

METRO services to Newcastle Airport were due to get back to normal today. The Airport Metro station had been closed since it was flooded on September 6. A shuttle service operated between Callerton Parkway and Kingston Park while repair work was carried out.

2008-09-18 18:00:20

A SOFTWARE firm has agreed an emergency plan to ensure its business will not be disrupted by a flood or fire.

2008-09-11 18:00:36

NORTH Tyneside Primary Care Trust has appointed a new non- executive director. Carolyn McKelvie joins the board of directors and will play a key role in overseeing the PCT and ensuring it meets statutory duties to deliver healthcare services and improve the health of the local population.

2008-09-01 18:00:16

MAKING the most of their last weekend, thousands of families ended the summer holidays at events across the North East. Visitors experienced all the fun of the first ever eco-friendly Green Gathering in Newcastle, which took place at Exhibition Park.

2008-09-01 18:00:16

THE birds and the bees may help launch two student movie makers' careers. Ross Phillips, from Gateshead, and David Hutchinson, from Fulwell, Sunderland, have been chosen to take part in one of the most prestigious student film festivals in the UK.

2008-08-30 18:00:26

Stars on Sunday - pounds 10 ticket offer Culture Club members can get tickets for Stars on Sunday for only pounds 10.

2008-08-30 18:00:26

TWO green festivals take place in the North East this weekend. The Newcastle Green Gathering expects between 15,000 and 20,000 people at its event in Exhibition Park today between noon and 6pm and tomorrow noon-10pm.

2008-08-29 18:00:23

FIRE crews spent a night battling a blaze at a farm. Two large piles of straw and manure caught fire at Church Farm, on Earsdon Road, near Earsdon, North Tyneside, at around 7.35pm yesterday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.