Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Houghton.Read the full story ›
Northumbria Police say two men have been charged with murder following the discovery of a woman's body in a burned out car on Tuesday.Read the full story ›
Julie Johnson had broken her neck in two places, as well as her collar bone and shoulder blade. She also damaged an optical nerve.Read the full story ›
Jack has been found safe.
Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 13-year-old boy.
Jack Kearns, is from Hetton-Le-Hole on Wearside.
It is thought that he may be in the Hartlepool area.
Anyone who knows where he is, or spots him, is urged to contact Northumbria Police.
A North East mother and son have been re-united seven years after he went missing, thanks to a video appeal which went viral.Read the full story ›
A motorcyclist who died after crashing at a bus stop in County Durham has been named as Catherine May Barclay.
The 41-year-old, who lived in the Stanley area, collided with a bus stop in Houghton on June 5.
Police investigations into the cause of the incident are ongoing.
Investigations are ongoing after collision in Houghton le Spring.
It happened around 11.30pm on Saturday night, October 24 when a car travelling on Hetton Road left the carriageway.
The vehicle then collided with some furniture that had been left in the street before coming to a halt in a garden.
The 23-year-old driver was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in a stable condition.
A 19-year-old female passenger has been treated in hospital for minor injuries.
Police are appealing for any witnesses. They would particularly like to speak to the driver of a light coloured vehicle which was travelling in the same direction from the area of Durham Road into Hetton and back toward Houghton Road.
This year's event saw very little disorder across the nine days, with only five people arrested for minor offences.
The festival is held in Houghton every year in October and dates back to the 12th century. It features a fairground, church events, shows and community events.
We're really pleased that this year there was very little disorder right across the whole of the festival. This really does go to show what a fantastic community event it is and I'd like to thank all those attending for the great atmosphere."
An investigation is underway after a man died after police were called to a house in Sunderland on Monday night.
Police were searching the address on High Street just off Easington Lane in Hougton-le-Spring when the 43-year-old became unwell. Paramedics were called to the address but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in following the incident.
A spokesperson from Northumbria police said:
"Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and due to the contact between officers and the man the matter will be referred to the IPCC, as is procedure in the circumstances."
Dozens of volunteers with metal detectors have been trying to find a World War Two veteran's medals after he lost them on the way to a memorial service.
93-year-old Donald Nicholson, from Houghton-le-Spring, was a flight engineer in the RAF and saved his comrades' lives after helping to land a burning plane.
As Frances Read reports, it's a story with a happy ending: