Drivers across the north east have been warned to take extra care as part of 'Brake' road safety week.Read the full story ›
Support staff in County Durham have again mounted picket lines in a pay dispute with the council - with dozens of schools disrupted.Read the full story ›
Dozens of County Durham schools will be affected on Wednesday and Thursday, as support staff walk out in a pay dispute with the council.Read the full story ›
The two-week regional celebration of books and reading in schools and public areas across the North East has run since 1983.Read the full story ›
Workers will walk out on November 23 and 24 in a long-running dispute with the council over proposed contract changes.Read the full story ›
It is estimated that 1 in 10 children between the ages of 5 and 16 have a diagnosable mental health problem, and providing specialist help for them is one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS and many other organisations.
The charity Children North East says the number of young people it has provided counselling to has doubled in the last year.
Meanwhile, SCHOOLS NorthEast has announced a mental health commission, thought to be the first of its kind in the country, aimed at improving the support our regions' schools offer to their pupils.
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New research shows that in the last year the number of women going into science, technology, engineering and mathematics - the so-called STEM sector - has fallen.
Now an organisation which aims to promote science industries for women has gone on the campaign trail and wants change to start right from school age.
James Webster reports:
Dozens of schools around County Durham will be fully or partially closed again on Wednesday, as a strike by teaching assistants continues.
Around 100 schools were disrupted on Tuesday, as unions estimated more than 1,000 TAs took part in the walkout in a dispute over pay.
Some teaching assistants say they could lose nearly a quarter of their salaries, under plans to pay them for term-time only.
Durham County Council insists it must make the contract changes to avoid equal pay claims from other staff.
More than 100 schools in County Durham are closed or partially closed as teaching assistants go on strike.Read the full story ›
At least 100 primary schools in County Durham will be affected by a strike by teaching assistants on Tuesday and Wednesday.Read the full story ›