A three-year scheme to replace over 40,000 streetlights in Northumberland with energy-efficient LED lamps has entered its second year.
The £23m project has already seen almost 5,000 lights replaced and over 3,500 new lamp-posts installed.
The work started in the south east of Northumberland in March 2015 and is being rolled out throughout the county this year and next year.
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A man from East Durham is due to appear before magistrates charged with hacking into a number of corporate websites, including that of Durham Constabulary.
Officers from the cyber crime unit based in NERSOU (North East Regional Special Operations Unit) charged 22-year-old Paul Dixon, from The Avenue, Seaham with offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
He has been charged with five offences relating to attacks against various websites, including Durham Constabulary, Police Scotland and British Airways, which took place in October 2014.
Det Sgt Rachel Lewis from the cyber crime unit said “The impact of the attacks disrupted the level of services provided to the public for significant periods of time and also caused a loss of revenue to the businesses affected.”
Dixon has been bailed to attend South Tyneside magistrates on Tuesday, 17th May.
A new mobile app aims to intervene to help vulnerable motorcyclists when they're involved in accidents.
Motorcyclists are 50 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a road crash than car drivers, with accidents reaching a peak at this time of year.
The app monitors motorcyclists' ride and will intervene if an accident occurs. If riders are knocked unconscious, the app will call 999 and send through the incident location.
In the last five years 52 riders were killed on North East roads, another 2500 were injured.
Julia Barthram's been speaking to one biker who's living with his injuries ten years after a terrible crash:
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Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has been removed from hit computer game Fifa 16.Read the full story ›
The North East Combined Authority has been given £1.5 million pounds to build electric filling stations in Newcastle and Sunderland.Read the full story ›
Northumberland Council has said the bridge will not open before Christmas, after scaffolding surrounding it was damaged by Storm DesmondRead the full story ›
Durham Police has issued a warning over 'Talk Talk' phone scams after a number of customers were the victims of fraudulent telephone calls.Read the full story ›