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An inquest into the death of Chis Brown, who was shot by Raoul Moat, has delivered a verdict of unlawful killing.
Coroner Terence Carney said that despite the police and the prison service being made aware of Raoul Moat's possible intentions to cause harm, the exact threat he posed was not known.
Our Correspondent Gregg Easteal has been following the inquest and he joined us live from Birtley, where the tragedy unfolded in 2010.
Darlington has the most outstanding or good primary schools in the whole of England, according to new figures.
The report, by education watchdog Ofsted, has found that the County Durham town tops the national league for the percentage of primaries being awarded the highest ranking.
Rachel Bullock reports.
A soldier from South Shields has become the first person in the UK to receive a 'thought-controlled' prosthetic arm.
Corpral Andrew Garthwaite lost his arm when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade while serving in Afghanistan.
Now he is able to control the movement in his bionic arm by focusing his mind on nerves connected to muscles in his chest. Richard Wilson reports.
It is an ambitious plan: turn Newcastle into a centre for scientific innovation and attract businesses that will create thousands of jobs. But the so-called Science Central development in the city centre has remained little more than a construction site.
Two years ago the project hit a wall when the Government pulled part of its funding. Newcastle University is now spending another £50 million on the site and they say the first building will be ready next year. Dan Ashby went to see it.
The run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for bars and pubs in the North East, as well as for those looking out for the people who drink in them.
Last night, we reported on the work police are doing in Newcastle. Tonight we follow a group of volunteers in Sunderland who patrol the city's streets until 4am: handing out water, blankets and even flips flops.
The street pastors work with a mobile treatment unit, taking the pressure off the ambulances and A&Es.
Katie Oakes reports.
15 soldiers based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire have been jailed for staging a sit-in protest while on a training exercise in Kenya.
A court martial heard that the men took the action to demonstrate against being led by commanders they described as "muppets".
The men were serving with the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and sat on the floor when ordered to stand to attention.
All the soldiers pleaded guilty to disobeying a lawful command and were given sentences of between 40 and 60 days.
Now, with Christmas round the corner, you've probably got your presents planned but what about your recycling rota?
Most of us throw away more waste at this time of year than any other so councils across Cumbria are urging us to plan ahead, especially when it comes to food.
Katie Hunter reports.
Work is due to start on preserving six life-size statues at one of the region's most important stately homes.
The National Trust are carrying out the project at Seaton Delaval Hall on the south-east Northumberland coast.
Derek Proud reports.
Police are warning residents in North Tyneside about a window cleaning scam in the area.
Officers received reports over the weekend that two men were knocking on doors in Whitley Bay, claiming to have cleaned the windows and asking to be paid. Enquiries established the windows had not been cleaned.
The men reportedly visited addresses in Hawthorn Gardens, Kingsley Avenue and Kensington Gardens on Saturday and Sunday.
Members of the public who know the identity of the men can contact Northumbria Police on 101 and extension 69191. The case reference number is 923071213.
The North East could soon have a new boxing world champion.
Darlington's Stuart Hall is competing for the IBF bantamweight title in Leeds on Saturday 21st December. Phil Roscoe has been speaking to him ahead of the big fight.