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Ashington go down to leaders Acklam

Ashington Rugby travelled to top-of the-table side Acklam with a much changed side due to unavailabilities and injuries.

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Tuck hat-trick for Ashington

Ashington 41-36 Rockliffe

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Elia Viviani, right, and Edvald Boasson Hagen, centre, at the finish in Blyth. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

Tour of Britain: Drama as original winner of Northumberland stage penalised

Team Sky’s Elia Viviani was awarded victory on stage two of the Tour of Britain after Edvald Boasson Hagen was stripped of his win in a controversial finish in Blyth.

Agonising loss for Ashington in season opener

Richmond 29-28 Ashington RFC

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Caled Ewan on his way to the stage victory in Kelso. Picture: SW Pix.

Tour of Britain: Aussie wins opening stage

Caleb Ewan started the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain off where he ended the previous edition, standing atop the podium as a stage winner, having taken the victory at the end of the 190-kilometre opening leg between Edinburgh and Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
Mark Cavendish

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2017: Mark Cavendish returns from injury to join Tour

Mark Cavendish will take part in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain as he makes his comeback from injury after fracturing his scapula in the Tour de France, it has been announced.

The winner crosses the line at Blyth. Picture by Helen Smith

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2017: Key Northumberland timings and road closures

With just days to go until Northumberland is alive with the sights and sounds of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain, spectators are being urged to arrive in plenty of time to catch the action.
Action from the Tour of Britain

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2017: ITV4 is to screen every minute of the race

Cycling fans will be able to watch every moment of the Tour of Britain live, as ITV4 will be screening all eight stages from start to finish, in their entirety, for the first time.

Geraint Thomas

TOUR OF BRITAIN 2017: Famous faces set to compete in the race

Among the star names who have already been confirmed for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which begins on Sunday (September 3), are the recently crowned European Champion Alexander Kristoff; World Time Trial Champion Tony Martin; and Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski; plus multiple British Time Trial Champion Alex Dowsett.

Cricket stumps.

Ton-up Grant the star as Ashington press for top

The destination of the Go North East Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League championship is heading towards a grand crescendo.


BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
Emma Wilson with the Northumberland Open Women's Singles trophy.

Emma Wilson enjoys successful summer on the tennis court

Cramlington tennis ace Emma Wilson has enjoyed a highly successful summer whilst back in the UK following the finish of her second year of a four-year American Tennis Scholarship at Fresno State University in California.

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Swimmer Adam Wilson, from Cramlington.

Medals for Adam Wilson as he makes seven swimming finals

It was a tough but successful week for Cramlington swimmer Adam Wilson as he made seven finals at the British Summer Swimming Nationals at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

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Wansbeck Gymnastics and Trampolining Club seeks public vote to win £10,000

Wansbeck Gymnastics and Trampolining Club (WGTC) is appealing for public votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award of £10,000.

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Ashington boxer Josh Johnstone with his belt.

Johnstone brushes Solamon aside in defence of belt

Ashington-born boxer Josh Johnstone fended off a challenge from Middlesbrough’s Lee Solomon at the Federation Brewery at Dunston for the defence of the lightweight belt.

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Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha celebrate on the podium at Brands Hatch. Picture by Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ashington racer Stuart Middleton secures podium place at Brands Hatch

Ashington’s Stuart Middleton and teammate Will Tregurtha brilliantly staked their claim for the coveted British GT4 title in only their first season of endurance racing.

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Cramlington Rockets in action against Wallsend Eagles.

Youthful Cramlington Rockets squad secure Grand Final place

Playing in the North East Premier Division, Cramlington Rockets needed to beat 2015 champions Wallsend Eagles to make history and reach their first ever Grand Final.

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Bedlington Station A top ladies’ darts league table

Bedlington Station A saw off their B team by 13 points in the Bedlington Station Ladies’ Darts League.

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A graphic of the 20 team jerseys for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

Teams announced for 2017 Tour of Britain

The 20 teams for the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain have today been announced, in a line-up that will feature 10 UCI WorldTour teams, plus a further three squads that have competed in one of the two Grand Tours so far in 2017.

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A delighted Laura Weightman after the race.

Weightman runs race of her life for a place in World Championships final

Northumberland's Laura Weightman ran the race of her life to claim a place in the final of the women's 1500m at the IAAF World Championships tonight.
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