A coroner said there was a 'failure in care' for a man who died from a heart attack after a paramedic refused to give him drugs.
The earlier breast cancer is picked up, the easier it is to treat. If you are worried, see your GP as soon as possible.
School children on Teesside rolled up their sleeves to receive the MMR jab in one of the worst affected areas.
Kate Farnell, from Tyneside, has produced a film to try to help people who have been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.
The charity, called the Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust, was set up after Kate was diagnosed with the disease in 2000.
Watch the full interview with Kate:
The future of maternity services in Berwick has just been decided.
The NHS has opted for an office hours service in the unit, with 24-hour on-call midwifery support.
It will mean fewer services based at the unit.
Managers say it is the safest model and will avoid nurses' time being wasted, but the Berwick-upon-Tweed MP Sir Alan Beith says it is a poorer deal for the town.
He said: "Although we will still have facilities in Berwick for births and enhanced training for midwives, if you give birth outside office hours, it's an on-call basis to get the midwives in and the ward open.
That's a lesser standard of service than would be provided in other units in Northumberland that are not as far away from the main hospitals as Berwick is."
The future of maternity services in Berwick will be decided later today.
Two options are being considered: to reinstate services as they were before being suspended last year following two investigations into the standard of care; or a 24 hour on-call midwifery service.
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has licensed veterinary pharmaceutical company MSD Animal Health to provide the "Bovolis SBV" vaccine for animals affected by the Schmallenberg virus.
VMD chief executive Pete Borriello said:
This is the culmination of intensive activity on the part of MSD Animal Health and the VMD to make a safe and effective vaccine available to tackle Schmallenberg.
Without in any way compromising the scientific rigour of our assessment process, we accelerated our assessment so that a vaccine will be available this summer.
This means it will be possible to vaccinate sheep and cattle before most of them become pregnant. This is important as it is during pregnancy when exposure to the virus can cause damage to the foetus.
A new vaccine could be made available to farmers whose livestock has been affected by the Schmallenberg virus, it was announced today.
The virus, which emerged in the Netherlands and Germany in 2011 and causes severe birth defects and miscarriages, has been identified on more than 1,700 farms across the country.
Adult animals infected by virus-carrying midges, thought to have blown across the Channel, gave birth to deformed or stillborn lambs and calves.
UK farmers will be the first in the European Union to have access to the vaccine, which will be used this summer, before most animals become pregnant again.
The 31st annual Children's Cancer Run has been held at Newcastle Racecourse. More than six million pounds has been raised since it was set up in 1982. This year saw 10,000 runners taking part.
A coroner said there was a failure in care by the North East Ambulance Service for a man who died from a heart attack after a paramedic refused to administer drugs.
An inquest into the death of Grahame Giles, 61, was opened after a previous coroner was not made aware of all the facts.
These included that Brian Jewers, the paramedic in question who worked for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), was struck off following the incident in 2008.
Controversial plans to transfer critical care services from one hospital to another have moved a step closer.
Proposals to move intensive care beds from The University Hospital of Hartlepool to The University Hospital of North Tees - have been approved by a panel of independent health experts.
The hospital has already lost its A&E department, and campaigners say cutting more services will leave people in the town vulnerable.
You can watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.
A new Maggie's centre to support cancer patients and their families has opened at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
It provides practical and emotional help for anyone at any stage of their illness.
The building is a unique and striking design by internationally renown architects - one of the big talking points at the launch today.
Watch the full report from Helen Pearson below.