An NHS trust is recruiting hundreds of young people on Tyneside. It's one of the biggest ever intakes of apprentices.
A fitness enthusiast from Teesside is celebrating after qualifying as a Nordic Walking instructor at the age of 71.
The family of a little girl with an incurable disease is trying to raise money for research
Families have attended a meeting in Thirsk to discuss the future of children's and maternity services at Northallerton's Friarage Hospital. Last night's meeting was the first of nine to be held during a public consultation about scaling back services.
Staff and patients at the children's heart unit at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle are expecting to hear about its future at 12.30pm on June 12th.
The announcement has been long-awaited following a review over a previous decision to keep it open.
A long-awaited decision is expected over the future of the children's heart unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
The government has been reviewing its earlier decision to keep it open, after an appeal from campaigners in Leeds who wanted to save their unit from closure
A 19-month-old girl has "life-changing" injuries after being run over by her own family's car.
The car slowly rolled into the girl in the YMCA John Kitto Centre car park in Plymouth.
She was part of a family of six who had travelled from Middlesbrough to compete at an invitational tournament hosted by the Plymouth Roller Hockey Club. A member of staff gave her first aid before paramedics arrived.
She was taken to Derriford Hospital and then flown on to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol, which has a specialist neurosciences department.
The manager of a children's hospice says that donations from the public have dropped to their lowest level ever.
Zoe's Place in Middlesbrough has seen a reduction of around 300 thousand pounds in the last two years. The revelation comes during Children's Hospice Week.
Staff at children's hospice, Zoe's Place on Teesside say public donations have dropped to an all time low because of the financial climate. The hospice provides day and night care for sick children.
Parent Dave McGill uses Zoe's Place in Middlesbrough on a regular basis and says it's been a huge help to his son, Oscar.
Staff at a children's hospice on Teesside say public donations have dropped to an all time low.
Managers at Zoe's Place, in Middlesbrough, say the financial climate is stopping people from making contributions.
The hospice provides day and night care for sick children who require special attention.
Around 40 patients and staff were evacuated from a ward at Sunderland Royal Hospital after an ammonia leak.
Firefighters were called to the hospital just before 5am on Tuesday and discovered around 10ml on ammonia had leaked from a fridge in a drugs room on a ward on the sixth floor.
The ward was evacuated and the drugs room was sealed. The fridge was removed by firefighters.
It was then taken away from the hospital to a secure compound at the hospital where it was rinsed and decontaminated.
The ward was cleared of ammonia gas and patients were let back in.