A new life-extending breast cancer drug trialled in the North East, is deemed too expensive for the NHS.
A consultant at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital says five babies in his care have died over 18 months because of rules around organ donation.
A new method of treating breast cancer is available from today, following trials in the North East.
Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver said the announcement that Alan Pardew will stay on as manager next season was 'great' for the club.
He said: "He's a top manager and a top coach and he's had to work under some difficult circumstances but what I will say is that everyone's stuck together and been strong."
Speaking about the potential signings of new players this summer, he told ITV Tyne Tees: "I don't think it's rocket science that we need to bring players in, but how many I don't know."
Celebrities travelled far and wide for the Children's Heart Unit charity golf day in Northumberland.
For Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver, there wasn't quite so far to go.
The Close House Hotel, where the event was held, is his local club.
But he said he would have been there, regardless of the distance, to support the charity.
Alan Shearer has voiced his support for Alan Pardew after Newcastle confirmed the manager will continue next season.
The former Newcastle striker was speaking at a charity golf day in Northumberland in aid of the Children's Heart Unit and the Freeman Hospital.
He told ITV Tyne Tees: "You can't sell your best player and not replace him and I think that's why everyone was so unhappy."
Ant and Dec were still celebrating their BAFTAs success as they took part in a charity golf day in Newcastle.
Despite little sleep, the Geordie duo were on form on the fairways, raising money for the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle.
Ten week old Chanel Murrish is called a little miracle by her mum. The baby, from County Durham, is recovering well after undergoing open heart surgery - just minutes after being born. An extremely rare heart condition has seen her undergo SEVEN procedures already. Jonny Blair reports.
The mum of Chanel Murrish, who had open heart surgery at The Freeman Hospital just minutes after being born, describes her baby's personality:
Ten week old Chanel Murrish, from County Durham, had open heart surgery just minutes after being born at The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. She's still being treated there and her mum has praised the staff.
Fay Murrish's daughter Chanel is just ten weeks old but already has had seven medical procedures because of a rare heart condition. She had open heart surgery just minutes after being born.