What will the weather be like in the North East this weekend?

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend as frosty weather hits the region.


North East to host advanced screenings of momentous Doctor Who Christmas special

The Time Lord will land at a series of special locations next month as Doctor Who fans are treated to advanced screenings of the next episode.
County Durham
A police van and security van in a taped off area in Asda car park Marina Way.

Masked raider jailed for £50,000 cashbox robbery at Hartlepool Asda

A masked raider who robbed a security guard of a cashbox has been jailed for four years.

Firefighters on the scene in Eden Street, Horden  Picture from Nicky Middleton

Arsonists who risked couple’s lives face jail

Two men are facing jail for starting a potentially deadly fire that caused a couple to flee their flat in the early hours of the morning.

Image sent in by Mail reader of man appearing to throw dog into the sea.

Shocking images show dog thrown into sea at Hartlepool

This is the moment a dog was thrown into the freezing sea off the coast of Hartlepool, which has sparked an RSPCA probe.


Snake in a drain! Halloween fright for teacher as slippery friend joins him in shower

A computing teacher found himself studying hiss-tory - as a slithery customer joined him for a shower.
No paying spectators were at the game, which was held at the Hetton Centre. Picture by Connor Lamb.

Sunderland AFC explain why cup tie against Hartlepool non-league team was behind closed doors

Sunderland AFC have explained their decision to play a cup match against a Hartlepool non-league team behind closed doors.

Weather for the week ahead.

After Storm Ophelia what will the weather hold this week?

The strong gusts of wind this weekend are due to died down for the rest of the week.
Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust.

Cash boost for campaign to help people struggling to make ends meet

A charity initiative to support local people who are struggling to make ends meet has received a cash boost.

Arson attack on charity shop.

Anger as ‘cowardly’ arsonists torch shop which raises thousands for Hartlepool hospice

Hartlepool’s hospice is set to lose thousands of pounds after arsonists torched one it its most popular fundraising shops.

Hartlepool Monkey uses puppets to bring the character to life.

Review: Hartlepool Monkey, Northern Stage, Newcastle

Nothing ever happens in Hartlepool...

The launch of the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 volunteer programme.

Search begins for 350 Sunderland Tall Ships volunteers: How you could be one

A wonderful chance for the public to be a part of Tall Ships Sunderland has been launched.

Car damaged in collision in Marina Way

Car damaged in rush-hour collision in Hartlepool

Emergency services were called to a rush-hour collision in Hartlepool.

Daniel Cook

Meet the Hartlepool musician who’s taken up a top role at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has celebrated the installation of the internationally-recognised liturgical and concert organist, Daniel Cook, as the new Master of the Choristers and organist.

Luther Paul Ankonum, also known as Luther Smith.

Rooftop siege man jailed after admitting string of crimes

A man who caused chaos during a four-hour rooftop stand-off in Peterlee has been jailed for four years,

Angela Wrightson

Attorney General calls for 'trial by social media' evidence after case of murdered Hartlepool woman Angela Wrightson

The top legal adviser to the Government is calling for expert evidence on whether current laws protect against "trial by social media".
Winds on the Hylton Bridge on the A19

Storm Aileen warnings issued for A1 and A19 as heavy winds strike

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on sections of the A19 and A1 overnight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen heads to the region.

Sunderland, South Shields and Hartlepool suffer worst from health and money troubles as coastal communities lag behind, report finds

The UK's coastal communities are lagging behind inland areas with some of the worst levels of economic and social deprivation in the country, a new report shows.

Brother of Manchester bomber to be tried in Libya over the attack

The brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi will be tried in Libya over his role in the attack, the country's chief investigator in the case said.


Big chance for busker Abbey after lucky break

A young singer-songwriter who busks on the streets of Hartlepool could be on the verge of her big breakthrough.

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