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10 Feb 2014

‘Cup winning’ Northumberland Tea for Tesco

A Northumberland couple have brewed up a sales success after striking a deal to supply Britain’s biggest supermarket chain with their unique tea honouring England’s Border County. Bill and Helen Logan’s Northumberland Tea is to be stocked
5 Jan 2014

Run Geordie Run over the moon down under

He began on 16 October and yesterday evening (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
27 Dec 2013

Run Geordie Run update

Mark Allison, Run Geordie Run, is now continuing with his run across Australia to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children’s Foundation. This was not planned and something Mark announced overnight via this
27 Dec 2013

Run Geordie Run forced to stop

He set off 73 days ago from Perth to run across the continent and had hoped to end the challenge at Bondi Beach, Sydney, 180 miles away from his current position in Yass. The run is in
22 Dec 2013

Paul completes a very long run, on the shortest day

It took 11 hours and 23 minutes, but on Saturday (21st December), Paul Smith from Sherburn Hill, Durham, ran for an amazing 61 miles to raise money for two local charities. It is the furthest Paul has
20 Dec 2013

Funding for new cancer support specialist for St Maggie’s newcastle

Rounding off a hugely positive year, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation will announce today (Friday 20 December) that it is working with Maggie’s Newcastle to provide even greater support for people facing cancer in the North East
16 Dec 2013

Lady Elsie becomes club president of Tow Law Town

County Durham’s Tow Law Town AFC, credits Sir Bobby Robson for helping save the club during one of its darkest hours. Members have never forgotten Sir Bobby’s efforts on their behalf and have responded by raising an
10 Dec 2013

Iconic world cup suit on public display for the first time

For the first time, one of this country’s most famous items of sporting memorabilia is on public display. For the next few weeks, the iconic grey suit Sir Bobby Robson wore to lead England so tantalisingly close
7 Dec 2013


What began as a one-off rock concert and charity event in Shildon Civic Hall, County Durham, is now in its third year. Ronington, an annual nine-hour rock concert, is organised by musician Russ Tippins in memory of
19 Nov 2013


On the shortest day of the year, 21st December, Paul Smith will be attempting his longest run to raise funds for two local charities. The 50-year-old from Sherburn Hill, Durham, has challenged himself to run 65 football-themed