The Queen's Commonwealth Baton Relay is due to arrive in the North East today. It passed though Yorkshire yesterday and will make its way through Gateshead and across the Millennium Bridge over the River Tyne before being carried to Alnwick Castle.
The tour is designed to inspire young people to make more time for sport.
Experts say the hole, which opened up in Hotspur Street in Alnwick yesterday, needs to be cleared before it can be re-filled.
Northumberland County Council says, hopefully, Hotspur Street, where the hole appeared, will re-open tomorrow afternoon.
A large hole in a road in Alnwick, Northumberland, is currently being cleared of debris after appearing yesterday afternoon. Engineers have closed Hotspur Street to carry out repairs. They say the damage was caused by an old pipe which had eroded under the ground.
Traffic has been diverted after part of a road collapsed in Alnwick in Northumberland.
It first appeared on Hotspur Street and has since grown in size.
Part of a road has collapsed in Alnwick in Northumberland.
It first appeared on Hotspur Street just after mid-day today and has since grown in size.
The road is currently closed while the emergency services assess the situation.
Plans for a new development for older people in Alnwick have been given the green light.
The project, to be known as Weavers’ Court, will provide 58 one and two bedroom apartments.
The development site is on the southern edge of Alnwick.
The aim of the new Extra Care scheme is to promote independence in older and vulnerable people, and to sustain those with chronic and other health conditions in the community.
Developers say it could help prevent admissions to residential care.
Developer Isos Housing say it has been working alongside Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to develop its plans.
Work will start on site in May with completion expected in autumn 2015.
A museum in Northumberland is featuring a little mouse as a star attraction for young visitors.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Northumberland will receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in recognition of the work she does for charity.
She is patron or president of more than 70 charities in the region. She is also responsible for creating the North East's largest visitor attraction, Alnwick Garden.
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Alnwick. Thieves made off with fishing equipment worth hundreds of pounds from a shed on Alnmouth Road. It happened between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday.