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 robbed in Blyth.
It happened around 5pm on Thursday, January 2, in the rear lane of Stanley Street. A man approached the woman, in her 50s, threatened her and demanded she hand over property.
He snatched her handbag.
The woman was not injured in the incident but was left shaken. The offender is described as being a teenager, possibly around 14 years old, 5ft 5 inches tall, dressed all in black and wearing a black hooded top.Police are urging any witnesses to contact them.
Police are appealing for information after a collection of war medals was stolen in Blyth.
Thieves broke into a car parked on Beaumont Street between 12pm and 4pm on December 14 and stole a bag of medals. Among them were two Boer War medals of sentiment value that had belonged to the victim's late grandfather.
Officers have been checking jewellers and pawn brokers in the local area.
Anyone with any information into the whereabouts of the medals is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
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.