What if we could we eat what we want without putting on weight. Newcastle University scientists are close to achieving that using seaweed.
Many people will be celebrating Valentine's Day with a romantic meal. But one couple in County Durham decided to take it a step further.
The number of internet grooming cases has doubled in parts of the North East
Television celebrity and recycling campaigner, Janet Street-Porter, has officially opened a new £8million plant which will convert leftover food into heat, power and bio-fertiliser.
The Emerald Biogas site, in Newton Aycliffe, uses an anaerobic digestion process to convert commercial waste food.
Bacteria is added to the waste to break it down and generate methane gas. The remains are then turned into fertiliser, which is distributed to landowners and agricultural businesses within ten miles of the site, and energy to power 2,000 homes.
It estimates 800 tonnes of waste food are generated in the region each year. Schools, councils and local businesses are among those whose waste will end up at the facility.
The North East's coal mining past is an important part of our heritage, but how much do you know about its effect on the area where you live?
At the industry's peak, there were 400 pits, employing a quarter of a million people.
The records of the Durham Miners' Association from that time are held at Sunderland University.
Now for the first time, the whole collection is available on the internet. It is attracting interest from scholars all over the world. Lucy Taylor has been to see it.
Durham Miners' Association records, from meeting minutes to accident reports, have been uploaded onto the internet by researchers at Sunderland University.
They can be used by anyone interested in genealogy to trace relatives or ancestors in the North East, as well as students, scholars and people researching the area's heritage.
To find the archive, click the link here and search "digitised" in the top right hand corner. The whole collection is available, from 1876 to 1941.
You can also search each document for key phrases, such as the name of an area or the surname of a family member. First, load the document, then click "Ctrl + F" to open a search bar in the top right hand corner.
Durham Miners' Association records spanning more than 60 years of coal mining in the North East are now available to browse on the internet.
The minutes of meetings, accident reports and balance sheets have been digitised by researchers at the North East England Mining and Research Archive (Neemarc) at Sunderland University. They will be of use to genealogists tracing ancestors from the North East, as well as students and scholars.
The accident reports show how dangerous the profession was, with accounts of injuries suffered by miners, from those still in their teens to others well into their sixties.
The records also document the support offered by the Association - a branch of the National Union of Miners - to miners, including offering compensation to widows and children of men killed at work.
A computer generated projection of a dog has been installed in the window of an empty shop that forms part of Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema.
Sniff the dog uses video game technology to follow and respond to people walking past the window on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle city centre.
Sniff barks, jumps and wags his tail depending on how passers-by interact with him.
A computer generated projection of a dog has been installed in the window at Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema.
Sniff the dog uses video game technology to follow and respond to people walking past and will bark, jump and wag his tail depending on how passers-by interact with him.
Today sees the start of a new drive to stop children being bullied, with a warning that cyber-bullying can be even more painful than physical abuse.
Today's teenagers are the internet generation. But one in five children say they have been the victims of cyber bullies.
Julia Barthram reports.
Using a hands-free kit in the car can be almost as distracting as talking on a mobile phone, according to research by Newcastle University.
It's been illegal to drive whilst talking on your phone for almost a decade, but a road safety charity has found thousands of drivers in the region have been caught. Now they're calling for an outright ban, as Katie Oakes reports.
Val McFarlane from the Bullying Intervention Group on the dangers of cyber-bullying.
A man from Durham has just finished recreating the Bible on Twitter.
Chris Juby, director of worship at King's Church in Durham, took three-and-a-half years to complete the project.
He has now re-published the entire Bible in tweets of no more than 140 characters.