A mysterious door discovered at Hexham Abbey will be opened for the first time in decades today to reveal its secrets.
A restoration team uncovered the door while renovating the medieval monastery in Northumberland but it is not known what lies behind it.
An 84-year-old woman has died after driving the wrong way down a major motorway in Northumberland yesterday.
The pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene on the A1, near Morpeth, Northumberland, after colliding with several cars before crashing into the central reservation.
Thieves who stole wedding flowers worth £1,000, including the bride's bouquet, have been branded "heartless" by police.
The break-in at East Heddon, Northumberland, was reported this morning - just hours before the couple were due to marry.
Sergeant Mick Quinn of Northumbria Police said, "The people who stole these flowers will have been well aware they were to be used for a wedding, and to steal them is completely heartless and thoughtless".
Our advice is - just because it says 'legal' on the packet does not mean it is safe. These products are usually made from chemicals that can have a serious effect on your health.
People appear to be suffering some particularly nasty side effects to this substance, Salvia, and we are concerned that there appears to be a quantity of it circulating in the Ashington area at this time.
If you are in possession of this substance do not use it - and if you have taken it seek medical assistance at once.
A baby has been allegedly grabbed and thrown from its pram by a teenager suspected of taking a legal high called Salvia. The alleged assault happened this afternoon in Newbiggin, Northumberland.
The baby's mother saw someone looking distressed and tried to talk to him, at which point he grabbed the baby. The child suffered minor injuries.
Pilgrims have been marking Good Friday by walking the three-mile causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
The sand causeway, which connects the island to the Northumberland coast, can be crossed on foot at low tide.
A ship which ran aground near a lighthouse in an important wildlife haven could remain stuck for another fortnight, if it is not shifted tomorrow.
They are waiting for more salvage equipment to be brought in and it is extremely unlikely that there will be any attempt today.
However, they will be making a determined effort, I suspect, tomorrow evening.
If they cannot get it off tomorrow, the chances are it will be stuck for another fortnight.
The RNLI's Ian Clayton added that lower tides over the next two weeks would hamper any attempt to remove the Danio. Storms are also due to hit the area next week, so the skipper has filled the ballast tanks with sea water to make the vessel more stable.
Salvage crews are working out the best way to rescue a ship which ran aground near a lighthouse in an important wildlife haven.
The MV Danio was heading from Perth in Scotland, to Belgium, when it got caught on rocks in the Farne Islands. The six crew has spent the night aboard the ship, which lifeboat crews found had a metre-wide hole below the waterline on the port side near the bow.
The crew of an 80 metre long ship which ran aground near a lighthouse in an important wildlife haven will spend the night stuck onboard, an RNLI spokesman said.
The MV Danio was heading from Perth, Scotland, to Antwerp, Belgium, when it got caught on rocks in the Farne Islands, three miles off the Northumberland coast at 4.30am today.
The vessel, carrying timber, was not thought to be badly damaged and there were no reports of any fuel leak after she got stuck on the Blue Caps, close to the Longstone Lighthouse.
High tide this evening passed without any attempt to refloat the vessel, as salvage crews were keen to take their time and prepare a plan.
Ian Clayton, of the Seahouses RNLI, said the crew was still on board, and that meant lifeboat men were also standing close by at sea in case of any emergency.
The Seahouses lifeboat crew, which has been on scene for around 14 hours, was expected to be relieved by a crew from Berwick which will keep watch on the vessel overnight
There are fears for grey seals and seabird populations on the Farne Islands after an 80-foot cargo ship ran aground in the early hours of this morning.
Andrew Douglas, who runs boat trips around the Farnes, said the ship "doesn't appear to be holed" but that we was concerned about the effects on local wildlife.
"It is worrying because all the birds are starting to return to the islands for the summer.
"We have 20,000 guillemots on the Farnes right now."
The islands are also home to puffins, around 6,000 grey seals and more than 20 bird species breed there.