Ray Waller, an alderman, former Hartlepool Mayor and long-serving councillor has died following a short illness.
A studio assistant to the artist David Hockney has died in hospital after being taken from the painter's East Yorkshire home.
A man has died after becoming trapped between two trains on a heritage railway.
Police investigating the death of a man at Marsden Grotto earlier this month are seeking further witnesses.
The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, July 6, at the cliffs at Marsden, in South Shields.
During the arrest of a man at approximately 12.40am, a passing car stopped at the scene and two men offered their assistance to officers.
Police are now appealing for these two men to come forward and give officers details about what they witnessed as it is believed they may have information which could help with the investigation.
Enquiries into the incident are continuing.
A man who was found dead in Newcastle has been named as 47-year-old MarkThompson.
Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of his death on Sunday May25.The man was living at Leazes Court when he was found dead there.
A post-mortem has been carried out but the results were inconclusive.A 50-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death but has since been released.
Police are keen to speak to anyone with information in relation to thedeath as investigations continue.
A man who died in a house fire in Gateshead on the evening of Tuesday April 15 has been named.
He was 53-year-old Colin Moss of Redemarsh at Leam Lane.
A 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.
A man has died after being recovered from the River Wear.Police officers and other emergency services attended the scene at Bonemill Lane, Fatfield, in Washington at 12.29pm today (April 17).
A man was pulled from the river and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Enquiries are at an early stage and officers are working to identify him and to trace his family.
Additional patrols are currently in the area to reassure residents and carry out enquiries.
Police are investigating the deaths of two people in Washington. They were called to an address at Biddick Villas in the town earlier today.
A man and a woman were found by a carer and were pronounced dead at the scene.
An elderly man has died after being injured during a fall on a bus in Ashington last week.
The X20 bus was travelling between Amble and Newcastle at around 5pm on Thursday March 20 when it stopped at a pedestrian crossing.
The passenger was taken to Wansbeck Hospital, where he died in the early hours of this morning (March 27).
Officers want to speak to any witnesses who have not yet come forward.
Investigations are underway after a man's body was found at a flat on Teesside.
Police were called to a property in Borough Road in Middlesbrough just after two o'clock this afternoon (7 February).
They say it is too early to determine whether the death may be treated as suspicious.
Investigations are continuing to try and establish how a cyclist came to be knocked down and killed by a double decker bus.
It happened on Durham Road in Gateshead on Saturday morning. The cyclist, in his thirties, died at the scene. Go North East says it will be carrying out its own investigation.