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Newcastle Great Park Academy opening delayed until 2025

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 19:37
The Department for Education has failed to appoint a contractor for Newcastle's Great Park Academy.

WATCH: Toto Wolff takes Man City boss Pep Guardiola on a high-speed lap of Yas Marina

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 19:17
Two trophy-laden leaders joined forces this weekend as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola put his trust in Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff to chauffeur him on a hot lap around the Yas Marina Circuit.

‘Hang on, this isn’t normal!’ – Albon reveals shock at early pace in Abu Dhabi season finale

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 19:17
He might not have finished in the points, but Alex Albon revealed his shock at his early pace in the season finale in Abu Dhabi, as he scythed through the field in his Williams in the opening laps of the race.

Ex-MotoGP rider Petrucci secures WSBK move with Ducati

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 17:25
Petrucci had long been rumoured to make the switch to the production-based series next year after reuniting with Ducati in MotoAmerica, where he finished second in the championship this year.
Ducati’s decision to renew the contract of Michael Ruben Rinaldi at the factory team in September appeared to have closed the door for a WSBK move, but Petrucci has now managed to secure a berth with the ...Keep reading

Northumberland log bank helps tackle rural fuel poverty

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 16:37
Volunteers and firefighters are teaming up to hand out wood and check people are aware of risks.

Longest-surviving heart transplant patient in UK

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 16:23
Sandy Law is reunited with the surgeon who performed the operation, 40 years ago.

Horner: Red Bull's F1 success in 2022 "hurts our opponents"

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 15:59
Red Bull scored its 17th victory of the year to close out the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, capping off a dominant campaign that saw it capture both titles for the first time since 2013.
Max Verstappen picked up a record 15 wins over the season, while Red Bull set a new record for the number of points scored by a team in a single year.
The team started 2022 struggling for reliability ...Keep reading

TREMAYNE: Farewell Sebastian Vettel – a four-time champion with conscience and charisma to match

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 15:57
F1 Hall of Fame journalist David Tremayne looks back on the remarkable career of a remarkable man...

Bottas explains how his strategy in Abu Dhabi foiled Aston Martin attack on Alfa Romeo's P6

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 15:57
Valtteri Bottas has explained the “defensive” strategy he employed in the season finale at Abu Dhabi to prevent Aston Martin from eclipsing Alfa Romeo in the battle for sixth in the championship.

No-fault eviction notices up 76% for renters

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 15:30
Some 5,940 households in England were issued Section 21 eviction notices between April and June.

Jarvis has less than 50 per cent chance of 2023 IMSA enduro drive

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 15:02
Jarvis and teammate Tom Blomqvist beat Wayne Taylor Racing duo Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor in an all-Acura battle for the championship this year with victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the season-closing Petit Le Mans.
However, the British driver won’t get a chance to defend his title at the start of IMSA’s GTP era, with his place in the team being taken by 2014 Daytona winner ...Keep reading

Ricciardo "relieved" to finish McLaren F1 stint with clean race

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 14:16
Having taken a grid penalty for his incident with Kevin Magnussen in Brazil, the Australian moved up from 13th on the grid to ninth at the flag, successfully holding off Sebastian Vettel.
Ricciardo, who has long intended to sit out 2023 and look for a race seat for the following year, was announced on Wednesday as third driver for Red Bull Racing.
The Australian said he tried to stay focused ...Keep reading

DTM and ADAC in talks over 2023 collaboration, sale rumoured

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 13:18
Both DTM and ADAC’s GT Masters are yet to reveal their calendars for the 2023 season and, according to Motorsport.com’s sister title Motorsport-Total.com, the two series have been negotiating joint activities behind the scenes for several weeks now.
Such a collaboration would have been unthinkable two years ago, when DTM’s switch to GT3 regulations was followed by a war of words between ...Keep reading

Marc Marquez announces Amazon Prime documentary

Motorsport - Thu, 2022-11-24 13:05
The trailer for Marc Marquez All In, released on Thursday, shows the Honda rider recovering from his latest surgery earlier this year as he continued to suffer the effects of his horrific 2020 crash at Jerez.
The film documents his triumphant return, eventually scoring his 100th podium at the Australian Grand Prix.
It will be available in over 200 countries and territories from ...Keep reading

WATCH: McLaren surprise Ricciardo with touching hidden message after final race together in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:55
Daniel Ricciardo’s stint as a McLaren driver came to an end in last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and the team took him by surprise after the chequered flag by flashing back to the highlight of their time together.

Gasly says he'll miss 'outspoken, no bull****' Tsunoda as he departs for Alpine

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:55
Pierre Gasly’s time at AlphaTauri has come to an end with the French driver set to don the Alpine colours in 2023 – but the Frenchman says he'll miss his now former team mate Yuki Tsunoda and his “no filter” approach.

Magnussen delighted to give Haas P8 in the standings after an 'adventure' of a year

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:55
Kevin Magnussen didn't have his finest result of the year in Abu Dhabi – the Dane finishing in last place – but results for other drivers meant Haas still wrapped up eighth in the constructors' championship after what Magnussen called an "adventure" of a year...

WATCH: Vettel shares his best memories from 15 years in F1 as he heads into retirement

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:55
Sebastian Vettel bid an emotional farewell to F1 at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the German calling time on a career that saw him start 299 races and claim 57 pole positions, 53 wins and four world titles.

Wolff says Mick Schumacher ‘close to our heart’ as he opens up on possibility of Mercedes reserve role

Formula 1 - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:55
Mercedes would be keen to “look after” Mick Schumacher after his departure from Haas, according to team boss Toto Wolff, amid rumours linking the out-of-work German to the Silver Arrows as a potential reserve driver for the 2023 season.

Newcastle Falcons: Josh Peters' unlikely rugby journey to the Premiership

North East News - Thu, 2022-11-24 12:25
Josh Peters hopes to make his mark for Newcastle Falcons, having developed his love of rugby in the south of Spain.

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