Tributes to teenager stabbed to death outside North East club on Christmas Eve

A young man stabbed to death on Christmas Eve was a much-loved son, grandson and brother, and a great friend to many, his family said.

Rowe set fire to his cell in HMP Northumberland after being refused a transfer.

Three prison officers taken to hospital after inmate set fire to his cell

Three prison officers were taken to hospital after a jail inmate sparked a major fire in his cell.

Volunteers and friends from The People's Kitchen recording with Tony and Karen. All pics: The Bigger Picture Agency.

Punks show their caring side with Band Aid-style project to raise cash for the homeless

Punk rockers from around the North East have shown their caring side by recording a Band Aid-style charity CD to help the homeless.

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Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Northumberland.

Police appeal for witnesses after North East man dies in three vehicle crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a North East car crash.


Weather knocks out North East trains causing morning misery for passengers

Passengers have been hit by the heavy wind and rain as the adverse weather causes havoc on the region's rail system.

Danielle Hall, who died after falling from a balcony in Benidorm.

Benidorm balcony death woman's family pay tribute to 'much-loved' Danielle

The family of a young North East woman who fell to her death from a hotel balcony in Spain has said she was "an outgoing and friendly girl who will be greatly missed".

Slaley Hall - an aerial view.

Slaley Hall appoints new chef to stamp it on the culinary map

A luxury hotel is hoping to stamp itself on the culinary map with the appointment of a new executive chef.

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The annual seal count, carried out by the resident rangers, is triggered by the birth of the first pups.

First seal pups of year spotted on the Farne Islands

The first seal pups of the year have been spotted by National Trust rangers on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast.
Steven McCarthy thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl at Alnwick bus station.

Dark Justice snared internet pervert who thought he was meeting girl, 13, for sex

An internet pervert who turned up to meet a 13-year-old girl he had chatted to online found himself confronted by paedophile hunters.


Fish pass helps thousands of salmon and sea trout head up the Tyne to spawn

Thousands of salmon have been helped by a new fish pass as they make their way up the River Tyne in a once-in-a-lifetime journey to spawn.

The A19 at Northallerton. Pic: Google

A19 reopens while part of the A1 remains closed following day of carnage on North East roads

Serious crashes have wreaked havoc on North East roads today - and the A19 has reopened while part of the A1 remains blocked
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Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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Danger driver fled police on three wheels for 10 miles before smashing into a wall

A man who drove for 10 miles on three wheels with sparks and debris flying off his car as police pursued him has been jailed.

A Newcastle to Carlise train.

Man arrested after schoolgirl's groin groped on North East train

A man has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was inappropriately touched on a train.
Mark Wahlberg (left) and director Michael Bay (centre) during filming for the new film Transformers: The Last Knight filming, at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Mark Wahlberg spotted filming for Transformers: The Last Knight in North East town

Explosions and Hollywood stars descended on historic North East town as the set from the new Transformers movie arrived in the region.

People are being recruited to take part in the North East Skinny Dip.

Will you be too chicken to take on the North East Skinny Dip challenge?

Skinny dippers hope to break their own record as they round up adventure seekers to make the dash into the North Sea once again.

One person has died in the crash, Northumbria Police have confirmed.

One dead and nine injured after serious collision on A69 in Northumberland

Four vehicles have been involved in a crash between Haydon Bridge and Bardon Mill.

Police have named a soldier who died in a live firing exercise at Otterburn as 24-year-old Conor McPherson. Pic: MoD

Police name soldier who died in North East live fire exercise

Police have named a soldier who died after being shot in a live firing exercise in Northumberland.

The soldier died in a live-firing exercise at Otterburn Training Area. Pic: MoD.

Soldier dies during live-firing exercise in Northumberland

A soldier has died while taking part in a night live-firing exercise, the Armed Forces Minister has said.
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