Families are warned their relatives may be buried in the wrong place or have the wrong headstone, because records were not kept properly.
Patients and staff in hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside are being taught how to prevent the spread of the winter virus
Community health workers will visit more than 150 nursing and residential homes to educate people about preventing winter bugs.
Mothers in Berwick are being given the opportunity to give their opinion on maternity services in Berwick.
An independent survey launches today, researchers will speak to both mothers and future mothers. They will ask around 200 local women what they think of the services.
– Dr Mike Guy, NHS North of Tyne
"In Berwick and the surrounding area many women are choosing to have their babies at Wansbeck, Newcastle or Borders and we need to understand what was important to them when they made these decisions. We also want to hear from local women about what other care is important to them at the different stages of pregnancy, including after the baby is born."
It follows the temporary closure for births and post natal inpatient care at Berwick Maternity Unit, because of safety concerns, in August. At the time, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and NHS North of Tyne reassured the public they would have an opportunity to speak up.
Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has secured a debate in the House of Commons today on the future of maternity services in Berwick.
It comes after some services at the Berwick Maternity Unit were suspended from the start of August 2012.
Sir Alan said:
"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to raise serious questions about how the suspension came about, and how it has been handled, with a Minister. It seems that most women are being advised to have their babies at Wansbeck or Borders General Hospital but it is far from clear whether there are clear medical indications for so many women to travel up to 50 miles to give birth.
– Sir Alan Beith MP, Berwick, Lib Dem
"The Save Berwick Maternity Unit has played a huge role in raising awareness of the issues locally and have attracted many people to the Facebook page, keeping the issue in the public eye.
"I want the best possible services, available as locally as possible, for women and their babies. And I will be challenging the Minister to help restore services in Berwick."
Health bosses in Berwick say they're keen to hear the views of hundreds of local women about the future of the town's maternity unit.
Protests have been held in the town after the unit closed temporarily in August.
The local hospital trust said fewer births there meant midwives could not practice their skills regularly enough.
The next nearest unit is 40 miles away. An independent company is now carrying out research into what maternity services local women would like to see in Berwick.
Newcastle United will travel to Berwick for a friendly match on Friday 7 September.
The Magpies and have organised the clash with the Scottish Third Division side as there are no domestic games this weekend due to international fixtures.
The match at Shielfield Park kicks off at 7:45pm.
Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has invited the new Transport Secretary to see the 'urgent need for investment' in the A1.
Patrick McLoughlin has taken over the transport brief from Justine Greening as part of the cabinet reshuffle.
Sir Alan has called on Mr McLoughlan to visit the road in Northumberland. The Berwick representative says he will make the case for work on the A1 for economic and safety reasons.
Northumbria Police have praised fans who attended Berwick's home match against Glasgow Rangers.
More than 4,000 spectators packed into Shielfield Park yesterday afternoon to see the 1-1 draw. Three people were arrested for minor offences, but police have praised the behaviour of most fans.
Superintendent Derek Scott said:
– Superintendent Derek Scott, Northumbria Police
"I would like to praise the majority of fans who were mainly good natured and only interested in the action on the pitch.
"Public safety is always out number one priority, and given the rural location and number attending the ground, we had a policing plan in place.
"We have received reports that some sectarian chanting did occur and these reports will be fully investigated and reported to the relevant Scottish authorities."
Berwick have a goal disallowed in added time but it's a great result for the home side. Fraser McLaren the hero of the hour for Berwick fans!