Author: Sophie Dishman

Andrew Robson (Sir Bobby's son), Lady Elsie and Steve Harper/photo by Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

WATCH: Ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper becomes fourth patron for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has become the fourth patron for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The former Premier League player was welcomed into the role by Sir Bobby Robson’s widow Lady Elsie and their son Andrew Robson yesterday (Tuesday, September 5). He is the first new patron of the charity since […]

Danny Venton, 22, from Chester-Le-Street is running his first Great North Run on September 10/photo by Danny Venton.

Danny’s #GreatNorthStory: “I’m running for a charity that helps children with cerebral palsy and other physical ailments”

In six days thousands of people will arrive in Newcastle to run the Great North Run’s 13.1 mile course. Danny Venton is one of those individuals who will be pounding the pavements of Newcastle and South Shields. The 22-year-old will be tackling his first half marathon on Sunday, September 10. […]

Sunderland stars: From L-R: Jeff Brown, David Corner and Paul Dunn.  Photo by Vanessa Karon.

BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown writes Sunderland AFC play to be performed by Wearside theatre company

BBC Look North presenter Jeff Brown has written a play about ex-Sunderland AFC player David Corner, which will be performed by a Wearside theatre company. The sports journalist, from Sunderland, wrote the play called Cornered, which is based around the former defender and the 1985 Milk Cup final at Wembley against Norwich City. […]