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Run Geordie Run

Run Geordie Run

He began on 16 October, and on 4 January Mark ‘Run Geordie Run’ Allison successfully completed his epic run across Australia for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children’s Foundation. The run is in partnership with the North East’s largest motor group, Benfield, and, to date, has raised over £50,000 for the two charities. For 82 days, Mark has endured everything Australia could throw at him including extremes of temperature, incessant flies, brutal running surfaces, terrifying

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Sir Bobby's charity lives on

Sir Bobby's charity lives on

 Robson's choice: the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation lives on to raise cash to battle cancerAt home with the first gentleman of football and the North East's favourite knight Sir Bobby Robson. Three words that sum up everything any football fan ever felt was good about the game. Certainly, up to 2004 he gave his all to football. He spent 18 years as a player and 35 as a manager with leading European teams such as Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon and PSV Eindhoven under his wing as well as, latterly, Newcastle

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From puppy dog to guide dog

From puppy dog to guide dog

LATEST:You can help sponsor a guide dog puppy and have a ball at the same time at the annual Dogs Dinner at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle. It’s on 20 March 2010 and there’ll be dinner and dancing to a live band and disco. Tickets are £40 available from Claire.Devine@guidedogs.org.uk Last year’s event raised £5,000 for puppy Jazz who is now being trained for his new job. The search is on for puppy walkers for guide dogs around the North East region. ne4me finds out where they are most needed and talks to

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Geordie guitar genius Mark Knopfler is a tireless worker for charity

Geordie guitar genius Mark Knopfler is a tireless worker for charity

Guitar hero Mark Knopfler has sold an astonishing 110 million albums in a 30-year showbusiness career in which he led Eighties supergroup Dire Straits to phenomenal success. But away from the rock and roll razzmatazz he is a very private man.   His new album is Get Lucky and all proceeds from the singles Remembrance Day and Piper to the End will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Profile by Michael Hamilton Mark Knopfler stepped out of the shade,

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Geordie showbiz couple Tim Healy and Denise Welch honoured by Variety Club with unique charity award

Geordie showbiz couple Tim Healy and Denise Welch honoured by Variety Club with uniqu

Local heroes land top charity honour Geordie screen and stage superstars Tim Healy and Denise Welch were honoured in February with a unique charity award by the northern region of the Variety Club. Denise talks to Michael Hamilton about her 25-year TV career in an exclusive interview There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Auf Wiedersehen Pet stalwart Tim and Coronation Street‘s Denise picked up a prestigious joint Silver Heart award at a star-studded celebrity bash at Newcastle’s

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Toon tune for Sir Bobby

Toon tune for Bobby Geordie stars of Eighties TV hit Auf Wiedersehen Pet have recorded a tribute song to football legend Sir Bobby Robson to raise cash for his cancer foundation. Jimmy Nail (who played Oz),  Tim Healy (Dennis), and Kevin Whatley (hen-pecked Neville) performed Tyneside anthem The Blaydon Races, with a special verse about the former Newcastle and England manager who died in July aged 76. The new track features on a new DVD A Knight to Remember which is on sal

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