Hundreds of people have been sharing their views at a public meeting following the closure of a GP practice in rural Northumberland.Read the full story ›
Northumbria Police have issued a warning about dangerous tablets circulating in the Blyth area. The tablets - known as "Pinkies" - may be either illegal drugs or unprescribed medicine. The warning by Det Supt Lisa Orchard follows the deaths of two men in the past week. A woman is also in a serious condition in hospital. It's not yet known whether any of the three had taken so-called Pinkies.
To see Det Supt Orchard's warning click below.
England's most rural GP surgery has closed its doors with locals vowing to fight to bring services back to the village in the future.
Patients in Harbottle in Northumberland are now having to find a new one elsewhere, but some are refusing to even look, saying they will call 999 if they need help.
Frances Read reports:
Former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson is to officially open new fitness facilities in Sunderland.
An open day will be held at the Sunderland Aquatic and Wellness Centre and Raich Carter Sports Centre on Saturday September 5th.
The events will celebrate the end of extensive refurbishments works carried out at both centres, with local people getting an opportunity to try out the new facilities for the first time.
Colin Jackson will cut the ceremonial ribbon at 10am with the open day running until 4pm.
In some areas, including North Yorkshire and Northumberland, the risk is around one in eight.Read the full story ›
Obesity and lack of exercise are putting five million people in England at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, new analysis has suggested.Read the full story ›
The British Heart Foundation says 1100 people die suddenly from a heart attack every year in our region.
The charity is now calling for more funding to help prevent what they say are "avoidable deaths".
Rachel Bullock has the story.
The young people, aged between 12 and 16, were treated after taking substances including diazepam and cocaine.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor was approached by cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott who says the charity provides a much needed service to millions.Read the full story ›
Yorkshire Ambulance Service has been told it 'must improve' following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
The service says it has made changes since the inspection, which found that it was failing to respond to life-threatening incidents within the target time.
The CQC also highlighted concerns about out-of-date medical supplies, ambulance cleanliness and infection control.