A North East athlete has taken on an ambitious challenge to inspire others to get active. Lea Stephenson, a fitness instructor from Hexham, made a video of himself racing a Tyne and Wear Metro train, getting off at one stop and then racing it to the next one.
The challenge for Lea, who's a 400 metres runner for Tynedale Harriers, was to get back on the train before it left the next station which was 715 metres away. And he made it with time to spare completing the challenge in 2 minutes 10 seconds. Watch highlights of his run here.
The former Liberty X singer told ITV Tonight she suffered from depression and felt like she was being 'held hostage' in her own body.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Northumberland has officially opened the North East’s newest and most advanced NHS centre for simulation-based training.Read the full story ›
There are claims that the crisis facing GP practices in the North East which could mean some surgeries closing within a year. Figures obtained by ITV Tyne Tees show the number of GPs in Sunderland has fallen by 25% in two years.
Across the region, the number of patients competing to see their local doctor is higher than the rest of England. Local health bosses say General Practice is at breaking point.
The Government says it is spending £2.4 billion pounds to train and recruit more GPs, but Sunderland MP Bridget Phillipson, who uncovered the figures and shared them exclusively with ITV Tyne Tees, says not enough is being done in understaffed areas like the North East.
Daniel Hewitt reports.
A woman from Newcastle says the cancer drug Imnovid, now being made available in England, changed her life.Read the full story ›
Three urgent day centres at Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck general hospitals will temporarily close overnight from December 1.Read the full story ›
New inpatient admissions to the hospital were suspended in September for three months in light of the continued low use of the ward.Read the full story ›
A four-year-old girl has been praised by police after calling emergency services when her mother collapsed.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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Patients and staff at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre in Newcastle welcomed Rafa Benitez when he arrived for a tour.Read the full story ›