One of the most important archaeological sites in the North East is up for sale.
Binchester Roman town near Bishop Auckland is being sold by the Church Commissioners. Auckland Castle Trust say they fear it may fall into the hands of developers and have put in a £2m bid to buy the site.
But the Church Commissioners say fears of development on the site are "a scare story" and it is protected not just by the landowner but by the County Council, English Heritage and the Secretary of State.
Binchester, just outside Bishop Auckland, has some of Britain's best-preserved Roman remains, including a bath house with seven-foot walls and painted plaster.
Last year a statue head, possibly of a Geordie Roman god, was found by an archaeology student helping with major excavation works that are being carried out.
The land where the settlement has stood for around 1,800 years is owned by the Church Commissioners. They are selling 10 plots around Bishop Auckland, including two adjoining ones which cover the Binchester site.
Although the Roman settlement itself could not be developed, an old hall on one of the plots could be, affecting access to the site. Selling the plots off separately could also hamper archaeologists' work.
Archaeologists in Newcastle have a race against time on their hands to complete an excavation on the Quayside.
They are discovering artefacts that give an insight into what life was like in our region 700 years ago. But construction work is due to start on the plot next month, as Richard Wilson reports.
Secrets uncovered during an archaeological dig are to be revealed.
A community archaeology project in North Tyneside was set up within Northumberland Park to investigate the remains of the medieval St Leonard's Hospital. Another dig in the area is due to take place this summer.
The Friends Of Northumberland Park will host a talk on the park's history at 7pm on February 4, in the Dolphin Pub on King Edward Road, Tynemouth.
Archaeologist Richard Carlton, who ran the archaeological project last year, will give an informal presentation about the dig and what was found, this year's dig and how volunteers can get involved.
Northumberland Park is currently being renovated as part of a project by North Tyneside Council to reinstate lost features and improve the park as a visitor destination.
The renovation is scheduled to be completed in autumn and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Archaeologists have unearthed sections of a former leper hospital at Northumberland Park.
Other artefacts including 14th-century pottery were also found at the dig site.
The park is currently being excavated before being renovated this year.
The waggonway was a timber track for horse-drawn carts transporting coal from Willington colliery in Wallsend to the banks of the River Tyne where the coal would be tipped into ships bound for London.
A waggonway dating back to the 18th century has been unearthed in a Tyneside shipyard. The 25 meter site dates back to 1780 and was found beneath the Neptune Yard in Walker, Newcastle.
The Willington waggonway, which was discovered during excavations, was built before George Stephenson's locomotive had been invented.
The head from a statue of a Roman God has been unearthed at Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland in County Durham.
It was found by a student at the dig, which attracts volunteers and archaeology students from around the world.
Developers have uncovered signs of an ancient village on Teesside. A preliminary survey had suggested that nothing special would be uncovered. But, once the contractors started digging, they found artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age.
Watch Lucy Taylor's full report below.
Local people are being invited to look at artefacts dating back 4,000 years which have been found near the Tees Estuary.
The pieces will be on display at Greatham Community Centre, on Tuesday 14th May, between 3pm and 7pm.
Work to create a nature reserve near the Tees Estuary has uncovered evidence of a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.
Archaeologists brought in to investigate the site discovered these artefacts.