Patchy cloud and a few spells of sunshine expected on Sunday for the NE. An odd patch of rain is possible anywhereRead the full story ›
Breezy 24 hours, but not a bad Sunday in prospectRead the full story ›
The NE sees the brightest of any sunny spells in the north of England on Saturday, but still an odd patch of light rain possible anywhereRead the full story ›
Plans to stop the Teesside super-hospital project seen temperatures rising among politicians and campaigners.Read the full story ›
A teenage boy who tried to light a firework in his bedroom says he's lucky to be alive.
Dylan Cosgrove broke seven bones in his hand and had to have surgery.
He has been told he'll never be able to use his hand properly.
Dylan and his family are now helping firefighters to campaign for safety this Bonfire Night.
Kevin Gardner from the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service says Dylan's story is a valuable warning to other youngsters tempted to misuse fireworks.
'Birds of Paradise', a new exhibition will be visiting Bowes Museum in County Durham for the next six months starting tomorrow, October 26.
It will be displaying 'Plumes and Feathers in Fashion' as a tribute to the elegance of feathers used in the fashion industry past and present.
Catwalk creations featured will be from British, Belgian, French and Italian designers and will include designers Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci.
Watch Julie Harrison's full report on the exhibition below:
Campaigners have called for some hospital services to be reinstated in Hartlepool after a decision was made to stop work on a new hospital on Teesside.
The trust wanted to build a £300m pound hospital between North Tees and Hartlepool, but it would have meant closing both those sites.
The work was paused due to a lack of financial and political support. But millions had already been spent, and services moved away from Hartlepool.
Kevin Fisher from the Save our Hospital campaign:
Ahead on Bonfire celebrations Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue's are launching a bonfire safety campaign.
Their plans include a schools education programme, an inspection of outlets storing fireworks, a social media and public relations campaign, as well as a dedicated website.
Officers from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting secondary schools across the area to talk to children and young people about the dangers relating to the misuse of bonfires and fireworks, and to highlight the consequences of anti-social behaviour.
Here are their tips for staying safe at bonfires this year:
- Attend an organised display rather than having your own bonfire,
- Report illegal bonfires that are being built to your local council,
- Call 999 to report any illegal bonfires that have been lit,
- Remember: alcohol and fireworks don't mix,
- Always supervise children around fireworks,
- Never give sparklers to children under five,
- Keep pets indoors and
- Bring your wheelie bin when it is empty it, or it is an arson target.
Birds of Paradise is a tribute to the elegance of feathers used by fashion industry giants like Alexander McQueen Christian Dior and Gucci.Read the full story ›
Our political programme Around The House returns tonight. Paul Brand and guests discuss regional powers for the North, in the light of the Scottish referendum.
There is also a lively studio debate on the impact UKIP could have in the North East, when the country goes to the polls next May.
Around The House is at 11.40pm tonight (Thursday 23 Oct) on ITV.