Investigators are trying to find what caused a fire in which a man died early this morning at his home in County Durham.
Forty fire fighters battled with the blaze at Eaglescliffe. Flats had to be evacuated as flames spread towards people's homes.
A recycling plant on Teesside continues to burn this evening with smoke causing concerns for local residents.
One person died and two were rescued after a house fire.
Fire fighters were called to a property in Gurney Valley, Close House, Bishop Auckland at around 1am on Monday.
A new training centre has opened for the growing number of offshore workers - and it specialises in preparing people for emergencies.
It is one of the first of its kind outside Aberdeen and it could offer an opportunity for local people - because the industry needs thousands of new workers over the next few years.
Watch the full report from Lucy Taylor below.
A new training centre for offshore workers has opened in Newcastle.
The site simulates emergencies to show workers how to deal with them - because help can take a long time to reach people working miles out to sea.
A new training centre has opened which simulates emergencies for firefighters on offshore oil, gas and wind platforms.
The centre at Newcastle Airport could train 6,000 people a year.
Rescue services are staging a three day exercise at their headquarters in Sunderland.
They have simulated a major disaster to test their response, as Derek Proud reports.
You can watch his full report below.
Tyne & Wear Fire Service have been taking part in a major exercise involving crews from all around the UK.
Firefighters were set scenarios including a train bridge collapsing, a retail park set on fire and a major flood.
The owners of a furniture shop in Stockton that was destroyed by fire and is now being demolished, say they will re-build to store. Isaac Godwin and his son Michael have run Godwin's on Stockton's Norton Road since 1972.
The three story building was devastated by the fire which broke out on Tuesday night. The father and son say after the site is demolished, they will re-build the shop and continue the business. They are also reassuring customers that any orders which were placed will be honoured.
A furniture shop which has traded on Teesside for 40 years must now be pulled down after it was destroyed by fire last night.
Godwins in Stockton town centre caught fire at teatime yesterday.
It took over 40 firefighters six hours to tackle the blaze.
The decision to demolish the historic shop has lead to fears from nearby traders that their businesses could suffer while the demolition is carried out, because it means a main route in the town must remain closed.
Watch the full report from our correspondent Rachel Bullock below.
Norton Road remains closed following a fire at Godwins Furniture Store in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.
The road between Bone Street and Hume Street will remain closed whilst the building is made safe.