This weekend marks the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, a muddy bloodbath that left 325,000 Allied and 260,000 German soldiers dead.Read the full story ›
Newcastle mother-of-three Charlene Paterson has set up a scheme providing free uniform for parents struggling with the cost.Read the full story ›
Paul Drechsler, who is President of the Confederation of British Industry began his career on Teesside, working for ICI for 10 years.Read the full story ›
Children in the North East are set to benefit from free outdoor swimming sessions aimed at improving their knowledge in water safety.Read the full story ›
It's a board game that's centuries old, but perhaps surprisingly it's making schoolchildren on Teesside put down their iPads and smart phones.
Chess is enjoying a resurgence in fans, and is being used in some North East schools to help youngsters develop their maths and thinking skills.
Rachel Bullock went along to Park End Primary in Middlesbrough to see how the ancient game is faring amongst modern players:
The outcome of union ballots on whether teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham accept a new pay offer is due to be announced this afternoon.
Durham County Council says the offer would mean more than three quarters of TAs get a pay rise.
But some TAs say it is unfair that 472 of them still stand to lose out.
If the new offer is accepted it would end a dispute involving more than 2000 workers which has lasted almost two years.
Young women are being encouraged to consider a career in engineering by female apprentices from a County Durham training centre.Read the full story ›
County Durham teaching assistants will now be balloted over a new deal, which the council says would mean three-quarters receive a pay rise.Read the full story ›
York, Newcastle and Northumbria universities are also included in the latest international rankings.Read the full story ›
Primary school children in Wallsend are preparing for a school trip that's been described as a 'once in a life time experience'.Read the full story ›