Sir Ridley Scott set to receive highest accolade at Baftas

North East-born film director Sir Ridley Scott is due to receive a special honour at the British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) tonight.

South Shields
Picture c/o Google Streetview

Cash machine blown up in North East town

Thieves have blown up a cash machine four months after a similar raid obliterated an ATM in the same town.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the North East coast

Yellow warning for ice and snow this weekend

The North East has been warned to brace itself for more wintry weather this weekend

Leo Moran takes delivery of his new Nissan Leaf

Hartlepool driver is first in Europe to get his hands on new Nissan Leaf

A Hartlepool driver has become the first in Europe to take delivery of a new-look Nissan Leaf.

Paul Brannen

Reaction as report says 'no deal' Brexit would hit North East hardest in the country

Political leaders have hit out after claims a 'hard Brexit' could have a devastating effect on the North East economy.

Northern Rail which provides rail services for Sunderland and Hartlepool, has unveiled its first state-of-the-art train which is due to become part of the network.

Check out the new Northern Rail trains set for the region

Rail passengers in the North East will soon be travelling on brand new trains thanks to a multi-million pound investment from Northern Rail.

Twisted Wheel have been added to the Stockton Calling line-up.

Sixteen more bands announced for this year's Stockton Calling festival

The latest acts have been announced for next month's Stockton Calling.

Some of the waste

Flytippers fined after leaving their name and address among rubbish dumped at nature site

A couple landed themselves in court when they left their name and address in waste they dumped at a protected site as CCTV cameras.


Revealed: 16 places in Hartlepool and Durham with low food hygiene ratings

These 16 food outlets in Hartlepool and Durham have all been given zero or one-star ratings by the Food Standards Agency.

The Caucasian Shepherd, which was destroyed by police in Hartlepool.

Man interviewed by officers after Hartlepool police dog shooting

A man has been interviewed by police in connection with an incident which ended in a dog being shot by police in Hartlepool.

Ken Hodcroft

Ex-Pools chairman Ken Hodcroft offers help to potential Hartlepool United investors

Ex-Pools chairman Ken Hodcroft has said he would be willing to offer advice to any investors interested in the club.

NHS bosses are urge people to see their local pharmacist at the first sign of illness and self-care for common ailments like a cough, colds, and sore throats rather than seek hospital treatment.

NHS bosses warn against unnecessary hospital and GP visits as they deal with unprecedented number of admissions

NHS bosses are urging patients with common ailments to stay away from hospital as they deal with unprecedented numbers accessing NHS services in the region.
It's set to be a windy start to the week.

What is the weather expected to be like in the North East this week?

A windy start to the week is expected as gusts batter the North East overnight.


Red sky at night: Your spectacular sunset pictures

Saturday might have been a very blustery day around the North East - but a spectacular sunset more than made up for it.

Picture c/o Google Streetview

Drunken teenagers trash former school and set fire to pupils’ coursework

Three drunken teenagers broke into their old school and wrecked classrooms and destroyed pupils’ work, a court was told.

Retired police dog handler Sgt Ralph Bantoft.

Ex-police dog handler questions need for officers to shoot dog in Hartlepool

A former police dog handler has questioned the way authorities dealt with an incident which led to a dog being shot in Hartlepool.

A vigil for the dog took place in Hartlepool.

'Surely public safety has to come first?' - reader reaction to vigil for shot dog in Hartlepool

Thousands of people have put their names to a petition demanding justice for a "defenceless" dog killed by police.
The launch of the new Great Tees 10k.

The Great Run comes to Tees Valley!

A major new running race is coming to the Tees Valley - from the team which organises the Great North Run.
365 state schools in England fell below Government standards in 2017 according to new data

Revealed: The North East schools said to be 'under-performing' in new Government tables

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at under-performing secondary schools, official figures show.

Search and rescue exercise today.

Search and rescue exercise on A19 today

Emergency services teams will be carrying out an exercise on the A19 this morning.

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