The Higgs boson has been hitting the headlines, but what exactly is it?
Ask Professor Peter Higgs about the particle, which bears his name and you will more than likely get a humble response.
A woman whose mother lives in a care home threatened with closure speaks of her concerns
The A1046 Port Clarence Road in County Durham is closed due to flooding between the A178 Seaton Carew Road and Clarence Street.
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious back and head injuries after colliding with a farm trailer in Crook, County Durham. The Great North Air Ambulance said he was male, and aged 46.
Police have charged a County Durham man in connection with a series of robberies across the north of England and Scotland.
Brian Thexton, 37, from Bishop Auckland, has been charged with two offences of conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to conceal criminal property, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
He is due to appear at Gateshead Magistrates' Court at 10am.
Police in Cumbria have arrested one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives.
Brian Thexton, 37, from County Durham, was arrested shortly before 8 pm on Tuesday (November 26) near Kirkby Stephen.
Thexton was recently named by the National Crime Agency as one of the country’s Most Wanted fugitives.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery said: “Detectives from Cumbria Constabulary have worked hard with other police forces in the North of England over recent weeks to track down and arrest Thexton.
“We would like to thank the community of North Cumbria for their support and can assure them that our county is not and will not become a safe haven for organised criminals.”
A vigil is being held for missing Durham University student Sope Peters who disappeared a month ago.
Police haven't been able to trace him since he disappeared on a night out with friends.
The vigil will be held at the university's Hatfield College chapel from 7:30pm tonight, November 25.
A mother who's flown to the North East from America to find her son says she doesn't want to go home without him.
Sope Peters went missing more than three weeks ago after a night out in Durham with friends.
This weekend his mother, Tolu, is continuing to help with search efforts to find her son, who's an international student at Durham university.
The mother of a missing Durham University student says she can't imagine Christmas without him.
Sope Peters went missing after a night out with friends in Durham around three weeks ago.
His mother, Tolu, says she believes he's still alive and is urging people to help in the search to find him.
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Sedgefield boxer Bradley Saunders is hoping to put on a good show in front of a home crowd tonight.
The light-welterweight fighter, 27, is competing against Hungary's Gyorgy Mizsei at Gateshead Leisure Centre this evening.
As Saunders now lives and trains in Spain, this will be his first competitive match in the North East since turning professional in February 2012.
The mother of missing Sope Peters will be in Durham to help with the appeal to trace him. She has travelled from America to speak with police and journalists in the hope someone will come forward with information.
Specialist police divers are searching a lake near the spot where officers found a missing professional golfer's car.
Peter Jackson, 38, has not been seen since he left his house in Seaham on Monday, 11 November.
His car was found in a car park at Cawfield Quarry, near Haltwhistle, on Tuesday night.