A man has been convicted of the murder of a two-month old baby boy. Karl Walker inflicted fatal head injuries on Logan Ormston
Amateur filmmaker Lee Halpin was found dead in Newcastle, where he was sleeping rough to film a documentary about homelessness.
Members of Tyneside's Sikh community have been celebrating the opening of a new temple that cost £2.7, paid for by entirely by fundraising
A man has been jailed for three years as police make a stand against burglars in Newcastle.
Dean Wilkinson, 22, of Firfield Road in Blakelaw appeared at Newcastle Crown Court after burglaries at Malaga Close in January, an attempted burglary at Burnfoot Way and a burglary at Mornington Avenue, both in December 2012.
A total of 17 further offences were taken into consideration by the court.
Wilkinson was arrested as part of a crackdown following a spate of burglaries at Chapel House, Chapel Park and Westerhope.
Inspector Dave Culverwell said:
"People should consider getting a house alarm, CCTV or security lighting, all of which deter burglars. Anyone who sees suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood should report it to police at the earliest opportunity so we can investigate."
Since October 2012, 12 people have been arrested and charged with burglary offences. Three are awaiting trial.
Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Newcastle.
Jason Fyles, from Gosforth, was last seen at an address on Helmsley Road in Sandyford at around 2:45am on Thursday 16 May.
The 19-year-old is described as being 5ft 9" tall, of very slim build with short ginger hair. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, beige chino trousers and ankle length brown leather shoes when he went missing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Heavy rainfall has caused flooding on A189 Scotswood Road at A695 Plummer Street. Motorists are being warned to approach with care.
Zoe and Andy from the charity Saying Goodbye came into the studio to talk to Ian and Claire about the work the charity does.
Zoe has had four miscarriages, and the charity works to support parents who have had to deal with the traumatic experience of losing a child.
Watch the full video below.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 40-year-old woman was raped in Newcastle.
The rape happened around 3.30am this morning in an area of scrub land near the junction of Ord Street and Railway Street, close to the Redheugh Bridge.
Extra officers are in the area to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to the local community.
The man is:
- Aged around 19-years-old
- Of slim build
- Wearing dark jeans, a dark t-shirt and a grey hooded top
- Spoke with a local accent
Anyone who was in the area around the time of the attack or has any information is being urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
"An investigation is underway and we are asking anyone who was in the area in the early hours of this morning to contact us as they may have seen or heard what happened and be able to help us identify the offender.
"There will be a visible police presence in the area, both to carry out enquiries into the rape and offer reassurance to people and give them the opportunity to speak to officers.
– Superintendent Paul Orchard of Newcastle Area Command
"Specialist officers are speaking with the victim to offer her the help and support she needs from our dedicated Rape Investigation Team and the Sexual Assault Referral Centre to ensure she has the utmost support.
"We also have a number of Independent Sexual Violence Advisors available – who provide a link between the victim and the police – from the initial call to the end of a court case. They can also help the victim link in with other agencies and welfare support."
The charity Saying Goodbye - which supports parents who have lost children - is organising special services all around the country for those who have lost babies.
A service will be held at St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle tomorrow.
Rod Stewart has announced that his new tour is set to roll into the region later this year.
The 'Time' tour, which is showcasing the rocker's new material, is stopping off at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Friday 27th September.
Rod Stewart will also be performing in Leeds, Liverpool and London.
Tickets will go on sale at 9.00am Friday 24th May and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666, and from 10.00am in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.
The Government has announced that the rate at which people in Newcastle are buying their council houses has more than doubled.
The coalition re-launched Margaret Thatcher's famous policy last year and offered eligible tenants up to £75,000 off the price of their rented homes.
Currently you must have lived in your property for at least five years to apply, but that will be reduced to three years in the near future.
Housing Minister Mark Prisk told ITV News that the rise was because the Government had been appealing directly to prospective home-owners.
A new Maggie's centre to support cancer patients and their families has opened at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
It provides practical and emotional help for anyone at any stage of their illness.
The building is a unique and striking design by internationally renown architects - one of the big talking points at the launch today.
Watch the full report from Helen Pearson below.