Melanie Hartshorn from Cramlington, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, is now back from Barcelona after having life changing spinal surgery.Read the full story ›
UPDATE: Shannon Matthewson has been found safe and well, Northumbria Police has confirmed.
Police in Northumberland are appealing for help to find a missing teenager.
Shannon Matthewson, 15, from Cramlington went missing on 5 June, and was last seen getting onto the X11 Arriva bus to Newcastle at 8am.
Officers say she knows the Walker area and that it is possible she's in Newcastle with another girl.
She is described as 5ft 7in tall, of a slim build with long dark brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a black North Face coat, black school jumper, black trousers and white trainers.
Shannon has never been missing before and police are keen to hear from her to know she is safe and well. Shannon or anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.
Melanie Hartshorn needs an operation which will fuse the base of her skull to her spine, to prevent her from suffering fatal brain damage.Read the full story ›
27 year-old Melanie Hartshorn has been told she could have surgery in Spain rather than the US massively reducing the cost of the op.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident involving a quad bike in Cramlington.
It happened at 2.40pm on Thursday, March 16, in Kinloss Square. A man on a quad bike mounted the kerb and drove towards a 63-year-old male pedestrian, who concerned for his safety, jumped out of the way. The quad bike rider then made off.
The pedestrian was shaken by the incident but otherwise uninjured. The quad bike is described as a dark green coloured mini-quad.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 029466T/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
£50,000 will allow the hospital to improve maternity services based on feedback from mums on their birth experiences at the hospital.Read the full story ›
William Richardson, seven, and his mum Marie look back on the high-precision cancer treatment in the States that changed his life.Read the full story ›
A man in his thirties has died after being hit by a car in Cramlington.
Police say just before 4pm on Saturday a VW Golf collided with a man on the A189 Spine Road near to the slip road with the B1326.
Officers are appealing for witnesses. The car was travelling southbound at the time of the collision.
Melanie Hartshorn's spine is slowly crushing her skull due to a rare condition that causes her joints to dislocate.Read the full story ›
Police appeal for witnesses after three house burglaries were reported in Cramlington, Northumberland, which they are treating as connected.Read the full story ›