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Two nurses from the North East have been given the prestigious Queen’s Nurse award.
Julie Clennell and Suzanne Vickers both both work at the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute gives the prize to professionals who have demonstrated exceptional integrity and compassion.
Darlington boxer Stuart Hall could the North East's 24-year wait for a world title this month.
He told ITV News Tyne Tees that he is looking forward to his contest with South Africa's Vusi Malinga on Saturday 21st December.
Scientists at Newcastle University could play a leading role in new Government efforts to deal with the increase of dementia. David Cameron has announced new money for research into the illness, and the University has many of the country's recognised experts in the condition.
But even with the new resources, Dr Lynn Corner from the University believes much more needs to be done.
Stuart Hall, the bantamweight boxer from Darlington, could end the North East's 24-year wait for a world title this month. He has been speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees. More to follow.
An inquest into the death of Chis Brown who was shot by Raoul Moat, has delivered a verdict of unlawful killing. At the time of his death Chris Brown was in a relationship with Samantha Stobbart, Raoul Moat's former girlfriend.
Coroner Terence Carney said despite the police and the prison service being made aware of Moat's possible intentions to harm, the exact threat he posed was not known. Greg Easteal was at the inquest and sent this report.
South to southwest winds will increase across many northern parts of the UK on Saturday with gales becoming widespread.
Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely within the yellow area with a risk of gusts to 80 mph.
A statement was issued on behalf of Sally Brown today, after a coroner ruled that her son Chris Brown was unlawfully killed by Raoul Moat.
– Sally Brown
I want to thank Senior Coroner Mr Carney for allowing me to examine the events leading up to Christopher's death, and my legal team for helping me do so.
As I said in my statement to the Coroner, Christopher's death has been horrendous for the whole of our family, it has been hell.
I hope that no one else in the future should have to go through what we have gone through.
I have listened to the evidence heard in this inquest and Mr Carney's finding very carefully. I now want to take some time to consider his written finding and grieve with my family."
Police investigating organised shoplifting have arrested nine people after early morning raids in Newcastle.
They were looking into organised shoplifting targeting stores in Eldon Square, Kingston Park, Team Valley and the Metro Centre.
The dawn raids took place on Monday 9th December. As well as making arrests, police seized vehicles and recovered suspected stolen property.
The raids were part of Northumbria Police's Operation Soundwave, which aims to tackle thefts and burglary in the region over the festive period.
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite from South Shields, who lost his arm while serving his country in Afghanistan, has become the first person in the UK to receive a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.
Corporal Garthwaite’s revolutionary ‘robotic’ arm was fully funded by the Ministry of Defence. He made his final visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Surrey today.
While at the Centre, Corporal Garthwaite was able to demonstrate how the new arm has changed his life, allowing him to perform basic tasks like opening doors, gardening and cooking.