The family of a County Durham man who was killed by a careless driver say they want changes to the law.
The new South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, has visited the House of Commons for the first time to take her seat.
Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck has made history tonight after becoming the first female MP in South Shields.
Nissan announced fifty new jobs at its plant on Wearside as the Labour MP for Sunderland South, Bridget Phillipson urged the government to do more to help the sale of electric cars.
Local Labour party leader Grant Davey said he would be talking to other parties about creating a working majority.
LIB DEM: 9
Labour retain control of the county council will a strong majority.
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Blyth's Labour MP Ronnie Campbell balmes the Lib Dems poor performance in the county council elections in Northumberland on their national party's coalition with the Conservatives.
Jeff Reid, the Liberal Democrat leader in Northumberland, says his party will carry on.
In Northumberland Labour gained 15 seats to bring their total to 32.
But that was still two seats short of an overall majority, leaving it a hung council.
The previous ruling Liberal Democrat's had a bad day, losing 15 seats and leaving them with only 11.
Emma Lewell-Buck: "South Shields has made history tonight, and I'm so proud to be part of that history, being the first ever woman MP for this town.
"I think people know what I will do because I've been knocking on their doors for four weeks now.
LIB DEM: 8
Total seats 72
The majority party will meet next week to elect a Leader and the newly-elected council will meet for the first time on Wednesday May 15.
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