A former carer has told how she plans to set up her own business after attending a course in County Durham designed to give people the skills they need to get back into work.
England's shortage of affordable homes is locking young people in the North East out of the property market for nearly a decade, a Shelter study has found.
A former Cleveland Police Authority chairman has been convicted of persuading a friend to take three penalty points for him so he avoided a driving ban and furthered his career.
A man from Tyne and Wear has been charged with producing cannabis and abstracting electricity following the discovery of a cannabis farm.
Passenger satisfaction on the railways is dipping, according to a survey of thousands of train customers, Northern Rail having the highest number (10%) of passengers who rated their overall satisfaction with their journey as unsatisfactory or poor.
An egg thief has put the future of an important colony of rare Little Terns in County Durham under threat by stripping it of eggs, a coastal warden has said.
The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Harry could be at the society wedding of one of their best friends in Northumberland this weekend.
Former foreign secretary David Miliband was a "passionate and brilliant public servant", the Labour MP who took over his constituency in the North East has said.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal house fire in Hartlepool, police said.
Uncooked curry leaves in a chutney left more than 400 people who ate at a street food festival in Newcastle with diarrhoea and vomiting or salmonella poisoning, health officials have found.
A pickpocket who stole a police and crime commissioner's phone from his jacket in Middlesbrough has been jailed, the force said.
A landlady charged with staging a raid at her social club in South Tyneside using tips from the crime show CSI has been found dead in her car.
Police have asked for help in finding a man who was caught on camera hitting golf balls at a railway station in Sunderland late at night.
Gardeners in North Tyneside who won council awards for sprucing up their pedestrianised street said they have been asked to remove hundreds of pots because of health and safety concerns.
Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson, who grew up in the North East, has said he was surprised when he found out he was being made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Gun owners should declare police cautions when applying for licences, a watchdog has said, in the wake of a case where a taxi driver with a history of violence killed three women with a legally owned weapon in County Durham.
More than £500,000 has been awarded to a charity that aims to prevent vulnerable children across Tyne and Wear falling prey to sexual exploitation.
One of the men accused of killing wealthy oil executive Carole Waugh, who was originally from Durham, has admitted attempting to dispose of her body.
More than 300 criminal cases in Staffordshire and Cleveland that were potentially botched by a scenes of crime officer accused of lying about his qualifications are being reviewed by the police watchdog.
Two farms have been targeted by thieves in the Morpeth area of Northumberland.
A County Durham charity which has been helping young people for more than 40 years is expanding its services after it was awarded a cash grant from a housing association.
A former Cleveland police authority boss has denied persuading a "sitting duck" friend to take three penalty points for him so he would avoid a driving ban.
Type 1 diabetes may be an infectious disease carried by animals, researchers from the University of Newcastle believe.
An overweight mother from County Durham who refused to fly because she was scared of getting stuck in an aeroplane seat has won a slimming title after losing more than 16 stone.
A group of women have won compensation from a South Tyneside bar after suffering "terrifying" burns when they drank pink kangaroo cocktails which contained bleach.
Unemployment in the North East increased by 4,000 in the three months to April, official figures have revealed.
Police have launched an appeal for information after lead was stolen from a church roof in Whitley Bay.
The boyfriend of a grandmother from County Durham whose body was found in a shallow grave has denied murdering her.
The sentencing of a man from South Tyneside who posted threats to massacre 200 American children on Facebook has been delayed.
A befriending project which provides support to isolated elderly people in County Durham will be expanded following its initial success.
Business activity in English regions rose at its fastest rate for more than a year in May, a survey showed, with the North East finally turning the corner with a reading of 51.2 points, the level of 50 separating growth from contraction.
Tenants can save money towards their rent when they top up their mobile phone as part of a scheme introduced by a North East housing association.
A former police authority chief from the North East persuaded a friend to take three penalty points for him so he would avoid a driving ban, a court has heard.
An overgrown school courtyard in the North East has been given a new lease of life after it was transformed by a group of students.
A suspected sex offender from Tyne and Wear has ended his legal battle against extradition to Australia for offences he allegedly committed 40 years ago.
Carers were given a chance to relax and unwind at a pampering day hosted by a Newcastle hospice.
Two charities aim to raise £1 million to build a new 'home from home' for families at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.
Three people have been arrested following the death of a man in Newcastle.
Seventeen people have been arrested after raids for alleged drugs and money-laundering offences across five police force areas, including the north east.
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a South Shields leisure centre.
A Sunderland police officer is taking to the skies to raise funds for a children's hospital.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man assaulted a three-year-old boy in Stockton-on-Tees.
Unborn babies "practise" facial expressions of pain while they are in the womb, scientists from Durham and Lancaster universities say.
A legal challenge has been launched against a refusal to give permission for a controversial new opencast mine in the North East.
A man who sprinkled his own pubic hair over a half eaten curry in Middlesbrough in an attempt to not pay for it has been jailed.
Home owners in England could collectively generate £69 billion a year by renting out their spare bedroom, while those living in the North East could expect average monthly rents of £325 by taking on a lodger, research has suggested.
Two men have been arrested following shed burglaries in South Tyneside.
Secrets of an ancient monument in North Shields have been revealed during the final phase of a restoration project.
An 88-year-old man had his wallet stolen as he tended to a grave at a cemetery in North Shields.
Police have launched an appeal for information after a five-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run in Newcastle.
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