A report says that police had "too low a level of urgency" in recapturing a convicted killer who escaped from a Newcastle hospital
Two seagulls have nested in a car park bay at Newcastle Central Station
A man has been convicted of the murder of a two-month old baby boy. Karl Walker inflicted fatal head injuries on Logan Ormston
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.
A new centre to support cancer patients and their families has opened at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Its unique design was one of the big talking points at the launch.
You can watch the lunchtime report from Helen Pearson below.
A new cancer centre has opened in Newcastle to provide care and support for patients and families.
Sarah Brown, wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown opened Maggies at the Freeman hospital.
Police have arrested six people after a woman was seriously assaulted in Newcastle.
The assault happened on the afternoon of Sunday 12 May when police received a report from the RVI that they were treating a 38-year-old woman who had been found outside of a house at Todd's Nook.
She had suffered bruising to her body and a head injury and remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Three men aged 49, 32 and 20, and three women aged 38, 29 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are currently in police custody.
– Detective Inspector John Gardner
"We're trying to establish exactly what has happened and at this stage it's thought to have happened at an address in Todd's Nook and that all those involved are known to each other.
"Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident and the investigation is ongoing. Additional patrols are taking place in the area to reassure people and speak with local residents."
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
It has been described as one of the most horrifying attacks of its kind that Northumbria Police has dealt with.
A 15-year-old girl making her way home from a youth club was raped repeatedly for an hour and a half.
The man responsible, Abdul Miah from Newcastle, was jailed for 12 years today, May 10 and told he will spend the rest of his life on the sex offenders register.
Watch Kenny Toal's report here:
"Rape is a hugely traumatic experience but we want people to know help is always available and we'd urge people to come forward and report it.
"As well as our dedicated Rape Investigation Teams, we work with partners and our two Sexual Assault Referral Centres in Sunderland and Newcastle to provide the utmost support to victims.
– Newcastle Area Commander Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert
"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.
"Our aim continues to be to give more victims the confidence to come forward and report they have been raped in the knowledge that their case will be fully investigated by a dedicated team of detectives."