Police are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Sunderland.
Three masked men entered an address at The Retreat just before midnight on October 19. One was armed with a knife.
They threatened the occupants before making off with money, a lap top, mobile phones and an iPad. Nobody was injured.
A Sunderland fan faced a backlash on Twitter after mocking the Newcastle United supporters who died on Malaysian flight MH17. After Sunderland lost 8-0 at Southampton on Saturday, a Twitter user posted disrespectful tweets, one of which said, ''We might be getting beat 8-0, but at least our fans never got butchered in Ukraine.''
A tweet showing cartoon images of planes and explosions was also posted via the social media website.
Newcastle fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were travelling to see their team play in New Zealand, when their flight was shot down over Ukraine in July. Newcastle and Sunderland fans put aside their rivalry to unite in a time of grief.
Twitter-users condemned the comments. Anonymous True Fan wrote: ''You do not represent SAFC at all. Shame on you on such comments. Despite the rivalry, mutual respect is given.''
A Northumbria police spokesman said that a 19 year old man was arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication, and has been bailed pending further inquiries.'
Police are appealing for witnesses after a war memorial was damaged in Houghton.
Police believe the damaged was caused by an air weapon. It happened at the memorial on Easington Lane Access Point on Brick Garth, Easington, between Monday, September 29 - October 12.
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has urged his team-mates to reimburse travelling supporters who paid to watch the Black Cats' 8-0 defeat at Southampton.
Manager Gus Poyet described Saturday's shock result as his "most embarrassing" moment in football after overseeing the heaviest Premier League in Sunderland's history.
Former Arsenal stopper, Mannone, doesn't believe supporters who made the 650-mile round trip from Sunderland to Southampton should have to pay for their match tickets or travel costs after witnessing such a humiliating defeat.
There are delays on the A184 Askew Road in Gateshead, leading to the Tyne Bridge. Engineering work began on October 18 and will last all week. Drivers are being asked to use the Redheugh Bridge as an alternative.
An aid worker from North Yorkshire has returned from West Africa after her latest spell helping to fight the deadly Ebola virus.
Cokie van der Velde, from York, is now enjoying time at home with her family.
She works for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, and has been helping doctors to combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Guinea.
Prison officer numbers have been cut by more than a third in the North East in less than four years, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.
That amounts to more than 600 prison officer posts in the region.
The worst hit prison is HMP Durham, where prison officer numbers have almost halved.
Here is a breakdown:
Deerbolt -33% Durham -49% Frankland -30% Holme House -40% Kirklevington -22% Low Newton -29%
Bright or sunny spells will develop today with scattered showers, perhaps heavy at times initially during the morning before easing later.
Temperatures nearer normal so feeling fresher, and breezy - but less windy than on Sunday. Highs 14°C