An energy firm has pulled out of building a £300m plant in Blyth. It blames uncertainty over energy policy for putting off investors.
The world's largest wind turbine installation vessel has moored on the Wear before heading to an offshore site near Blyth.
A multi-million pound renewable energy plant could be built in North Blyth. Is it green enough for the people of North Blyth?
Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped in Blyth.
Around 12:30am on Sunday, December 8, a 21-year-old woman was raped in a toilet cubicle in the Blyth and Tyne pub in Seaforth Street.
The offender is described as being white, in his late 30s or early 40s and of thin build.
He has curly brown shoulder length hair and stubble. He was wearing light blue jeans and a T shirt.
Officers believe the man may have been in the smoking area of the pub before following the victim into the toilets.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A man from Blyth claims that the years of physical and sexual abuse he suffered in North East children's homes have been swept under the carpet.
Terry Priestner says when he complained, the police told him "that's how things were those days".
Now - more than 30 years on - he is fighting for justice, with the support of his MP. But the police insist they have done all they can.
Gregg Easteal reports.
A man from Blyth claims police told him "that's just how thing's were in those days" when he made a string of complaints about physical and sexual abuse while at North East care homes in the early 1970s.
Terry Priestner is calling for his case to be urgently reinvestigated. Northumbria Police says it treats all allegations of this kind seriously and sensitively but that there is no new evidence upon which charges could be brought.
Two people have been arrested after an assault in Northumberland.
Officers say they received a report of concern for a man at the rear of Columbia Terrace, Blyth, at 8.37pm on Wednesday, October 23.
A 37-year-old man was taken to Wansbeck Hospital for treatment for a fractured jaw.
The two aged 22 and 24 have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of assault.
A new lifeboat station has been opened in Blyth to house the town's latest lifeboat.
The vessel was paid for by a Northumberland woman whose interest in the RNLI began as a young girl.
Watch Derek Proud's report
Thieves broke into a storage building in a church to steal diesel.
Police are appealing for information after the burglary at St Mary's Church, Horton Road, Blyth on Monday, September 2.
Anyone who has any information or who has been offered diesel for sale should contact police.
Two mothers from the North East are campaigning for clever children to be classified as having special educational needs.
The mothers, from Sunderland and from Cambois near Blyth, say that their own three-year-olds are both gifted - and they are worried they will be bored when they start school unless they are given extra support.
Derek Proud reports.
Police have arrested a further five people after raids at homes across a Northumberland town in response to community concerns about drug dealing.
This brings the total number of people in police custody after this morning's raids to 13.
An operation by police to crack down the supplying of illegal drugs in Northumberland has been welcomed by Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.
"The use and supply of illegal drugs can ruin lives and blight our neighbourhoods.
"I am committed to ensuring that police will focus relentlessly on the people causing harm in our communities – in particular those involved in the supply of illegal drugs.
"I welcome this operation which was carried out in response to concerns raised by local people, and I hope this successful police activity will reassure residents that work is being done to tackle the issues that affect them.
– Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
"It is well known that the use of illegal drugs can also lead to associated crimes such as theft and burglary.
"As a result of this police operation, and with the help of the public, officers have taken harmful drugs off the streets of Blyth and targeted those people involved in drug related crime."
Police have arrested eight people as part of an operation to tackle drug dealing in a Northumberland town.
Officers carried out search warrants this morning in Blyth, where eight people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and are currently in police custody.
The action follows an investigation into concerns raised by the community in the town, as well as a town survey which raised tackling drug use and supply as a priority for residents.
The investigation is into the supply of heroin in Blyth and a number of vehicles were also seized.
- A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion to supply Class A drugs
- Three men, aged 24, 37 and 38, and a 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs
- A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs
- A 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of offering to supply Class A drugs
- A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer