Hundreds of North East children targeted by internet groomers in last year, figures show

A charity has revealed the shocking number of North East children targeted by internet perverts since a new anti-grooming law came into force a year ago.

From left, Howie Mandel, Courtney Hadwin. Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Incredible audition video of America’s Got Talent star Courtney Hadwin racks up 120 million views

America’s Got Talent singing star Courtney Hadwin has become an internet sensation after seeing her audition on the hit TV show rack up more than 120 million views online.

National Victims Association's 21st annual conference at The Little Haven Hotel, South Shields.

Families of loved ones lost at the hands of killers gather for victims' conference

The loved ones of those lost through murder and manslaughter have gathered to bring their voices together in a conference which is fighting for change.

Richie Griffiths outside of the Greatham Post office. Picture by FRANK REID

Post Office set to re-open after closure before Christmas

A village Post Office described as the “hub of the community” which closed suddenly just a few months ago is to re-open its doors under new management.

Teenage singing sensation Courtney Hadwin.

America's Got Talent singing sensation Courtney Hadwin says US TV appearance was 'like a dream'

Teen singing star Courtney Hadwin has opened up on her incredible experience on hit show America's Got Talent, describing the experience as being like a 'dream.'

There are ways to avoid back pain when flying.

Feeling Great: Three tips if flying with back pain

If you’re heading on holiday anytime soon – or making plans to do so – one of the things to consider is the effect that flying can have on your back.

Daniel Sirell's team mates and friends come together to play a match in his honour

Football match takes place in honour of talented young player Daniel Sirrell who died in Amsterdam

The girlfriend of a talented young player who died in a drowning tragedy in Amsterdam joined family and friends as a tribute match was played in his honour.

A man has sadly died following a crash in Middlesbrough.

Man dies after collision on North East road

An man has died in a collision on a North East road.

Chloe Park (17) with her Mum Janette Park (50) photographed in front of Chloe's memorial of the day holding a balloon they are going to release in Manchester. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool college student who survived Manchester Arena bombing returns to pay respects on anniversary of attack

A Hartlepool college student who survived last year’s Ariana Grande concert bombing is returning to Manchester today to pay her respects to the victims on the first anniversary.

Members of the RMT union have have voted for further strike action on Arriva Rail North trains

More delays for passengers after union votes for strike action on Arriva Rail North

Rail passengers will face further delays after staff voted for strike action.

Chapman and Sons Butchers in Blackhall.

Inquest opened into man's death as probe continues into salmonella outbreak

A coroner has opened an inquest into the death of a football coach as investigations continue into an outbreak of salmonella.
Grand Central wants to run another service to London from Sunderland, via Hartlepool

Grand Central bids to increase links between Sunderland, Hartlepool and London

Sunderland and Hartlepool are set to get another rail link to London.

The massive queues to get tickets for Sunderland's FA Cup sixth round second replay against Manchester United.

Your memories of the day Sunderland scared the life out of Charlton, Best and all

Our footballing memories have gone international.

Keith Gregson.

Ship’s tale is remembered in folk song

We are indebted to Keith Gregson for his continuing research into Sunderland’s maritime past. Today, as The Tall Ships Races draw closer, he looks at a story which illustrates an extraordinary piece of history which was so memorable, it even had its own song.

The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Bailiff left clinging to car bonnet as ‘arrogant’ danger driver drove off in Mercedes

A property developer who drove off with a bailiff clinging to the bonnet of his Mercedes has been jailed.

Cake cutting time at the 20th anniversary party of the Durham Deafened Support group (left to right) Alex and Jane Atkinson (group members) Isabel Roberts (chair of Horden Parish Council) and Dr. David Blackwell (chair of the group management board). Picture by Frank Reid

Deafness support group celebrates 20 years of helping people

A support group for people who are hard of hearing or living with deafness has celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The RSPCA says dogs should never be left alone in parked vehicles.

Police called over dogs left in cars as temperatures soar

Police have issued a warning to dog owners in the hot weather after receiving calls about people leaving their animals in cars with the windows closed.
Jack Smith.

Football fan gets four year banning order after calling rival supporters 'paedos'

A football fan who who shouted 'paedos' at rival supporters has been banned from any matches for four years.

Campaigners want England to follow Scotland's lead with a minimum unit price on alcohol. Photo: PA.

Time for a crackdown on cheap North East booze - before more lives are lost

Up to 75 more North East lives could be lost by 2023 - unless a minimum unit price is brought in on alcohol.

Malcolm Fallow of East Durham Trust.

Can you help charity to feed people in need?

A new initiative is looking for volunteers to help making and delivering of hot meals to people living in financial crisis.

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