The West End Foodbank in Newcastle has reopened after a break-in on Monday. More than 700 toys have been donated in the past 48 hours.Read the full story ›
Local children’s Charity, Children North East, is warning other charities and businesses to be on their guard after phone lines at their head office in Newcastle were hacked at the weekend.
Fraudsters clocked up a bill of £680 calling premium numbers abroad.
The Charity, currently in the middle of its Christmas Appeal, learned of the intrusion when their telecoms provider, O2, contacted them on Monday morning.
We provide support to children, young people and families who are in desperate need of our help. It’s dreadful to think someone would steal from a charity especially at this time of year. Every Christmas we collect thousands of gifts, food, practical items and money for families in need. The £680 we are having to now pay for stolen phone calls should have provided support for children and families.
As an organisation we take security very seriously and we would like to thank O2 for looking out for us and bringing this to our attention before any more damage could be done.
Players from Middlesbrough Football Club spread a little festive cheer today as they visited patients on the children's ward at the James Cook University Hospital.
Manager Aitor Karanka and members of the squad came bearing gifts for sick children who may have to spend Christmas on the ward.
Thieves smashed their way into the West End food bank in Newcastle and stole wrapped Christmas presents destined for needy children.Read the full story ›
Sunderland’s Christmas lights switch on event has been rescheduled for later in November after being cancelled tonight.Read the full story ›
Here's a list of all the Christmas light switch-on events across the North East.Read the full story ›
The North East has been praised in a poll of the best 'Christmas themed streets!' The survey, by Royal Mail, said the region scored highly in a national study, citing names like Holly street, Angel street, Bell street and Garland street as good examples.
The Bishop of Durham has talked about his first year in our region and how he thinks the Christmas story is relevant to everyone.Read the full story ›
Tonight at 6pm we have an exclusive Christmas interview with the Bishop of Durham.
Paul Butler sat down with our Correspondent Frances Read to talk about his first year as Bishop in our region and how he thinks the Christmas story is relevant to everyone, even if they have a different faith or no faith at all.
You can see the full interview ITV News Tyne Tees at 6pm tonight.
A host of stars are in London tonight for ITV's big Christmas charity show, Text Santa, which is on the channel from 8pm until 11.20pm. Our reporter Richard Slee went to see how preparations were getting along.