Dry with light winds this weekend and some warm sunshine. Chilly by night, some mist and fog patchesRead the full story ›
Jeremy Corbyn has finalised the details of his front bench team almost a week after being elected Labour leader.
North East MPs dominate Jeremy Corbyn’s new look opposition with six MPs from the region taking on key roles.
- Chi Onwurah MP, Newcastle Central, joins the Business,Innovation & Skills and Culture, Media & Sport teams
- Anna Turley MP, Redcar, joins the Cabinet Office team
- Ian Lavery MP, Wansbeck, joins the Cabinet Office team
- Sharon Hodgson MP, Washington and Sunderland West, joins the Education team
- Alan Campbell MP, Tynemouth, joins the Whips team as Deputy Chief Whip
- Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, City of Durham, joins the Housing team
You can see the full list here.
Police in Newcastle are urging taxi drivers in the city to protect their vehicles and belongings after a number of thefts in the Blakelaw, Cowgate and Kenton areas.
Officers believe thieves are targeting taxis for the takings possibly inside.
The thefts are taking seconds to carry out with offenders often smashing the taxi window, searching the vehicle and making off with valuables.
"Despite all of this activity officers are still getting reports where, sometimes large, amounts of money of are being stolen from taxis. It really is easy pickings for thieves when money and valuables have been left in the inside of taxis. We are doing all we can but we need taxi drivers to help us by taking really simple crime prevention steps and removing money from inside their taxis overnight."
Much of the day will be dry with sunny spells, although showers are possible in places, these easing through the evening.
Light northeasterly breeze.
Maximum Temperature 15°C.
A look ahead at what the weather is up to in the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
Russell Dobson found a baby who was abandoned on a doorstep in Horden, County Durham on 28th May 2015.
He had taken his dog for a walk and found the baby when his dog continued to bark at a bundle of blankets on the floor.
The mother of the baby later came forward to police. Read more here.
An elderly couple and their granddaughters are 'begging' for the return of their daughter's ashes after it was stolen in a burglary.Read the full story ›
A mostly dry end to the day, but overnight a band of showers will spread southwards, turning heavy in places.
Showers will generally start to ease towards dawn.
Winds will be light. Minimum Temperature 8°C.
A court has heard how a woman gave birth in the bathroom of her home before leaving the baby on a neighbour's doorstep.
Leigh-Anne Varley, 36 from Horden in County Durham, went into labour on May 28. Her son, 6, was asleep in the house and her husband and teenage daughter were out.
She wrapped the baby in dressing gowns. She had intended to take the baby to a walk-in centre but couldn't leave her other son asleep alone, so she left it on a neighbour's doorstep.
She left it with a note saying "please take care of my baby boy, please do not go public..."
The court heard she believed the baby was the result of an affair, and that she was too far along to terminate the pregnancy. She had concealed the pregnancy from her family saying the bloating was due to ovarian cysts.
The court heard also how she feared breaking up the family unit and that she was concerned about the impact on her daughter who was sitting her GCSEs at the time.
She pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and was given a 14 week suspended sentence for neglect and abandonment of a child at Peterlee Magistrates court.