An 82-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious chest and arm injuries, after she was hit by a vehicle.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help road paramedics in Crook, Co Durham, at about 11:35am. It said the woman had been 'in collision with a vehicle' and described her injuries as 'severe/serious'.
Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, says any proposals to reduce services are still subject to a public consultation. One of the areas being looked at is the Sure Start scheme, which triggered a protest in the city today.
A protest march was held in Newcastle today to oppose any cuts to a support and advice service for parents in the city. The Sure Start scheme is being reviewed by the city council as part of plans to reduce spending.
Humberside Police say they are working closely with forces across the North East in the search for a missing York teenager.
19-year-old Katie Free was in the care of a treatment centre in Grimsby and went missing in Cleethorpes last Saturday. She has not been seen since then and police are growing concerned for her welfare due to an existing medical condition.
Katie is believed to be in the company of her boyfriend Will Gilligan (pictured) who is from the Darlington area and it is thought they may be travelling around the north east of England in the Hartlepool area using public transport and Bed and Breakfast type accommodation.
Police have cordoned off an area of Hillfield Street, Gateshead, where a woman's body was found last night.
Officers found the body of the 42-year-old woman inside a house on the street in Bensham at about 8:30pm on Friday, 19th December. Her death is being treated as suspicious.
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 42-year-old woman, who was found dead in Bensham, Gateshead.
Her body was found at an address in Hillfield Street at 8:30pm on Friday 19th December.
A 54-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling in the street in Sunderland.
He was found at the entrance to Darcy Court in Hendon Road at about 5:35pm on Monday, 15th December. He had been dropped off by a taxi and officers believe he fell, suffering a head injury.
He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Northumbria Police are appealing for the drivers of a small dark car and a white car that are believed to have been driving past.