Joanne and John Newman had items stolen from the graves of two of their sons.
Police who've seized dozens of graveside ornaments believed to have been stolen from a cemetery in County Durham are appealing for their owners to come forward and be re-united with their belongings.
The haul includes cherub ornaments, solar lights and other trinkets which grieving families have left beside the graves at West Cemetery in School Aycliffe near Newton Aycliffe. A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The region has received a £1.2 billion boost with the announcement of a new government contract to build trains.
270 carriages are to be manufactured by Hitachi Rail Europe at its new site in Newton Aycliffe.
Protestors gathered at Newcastle's Central Station to campaign against the proposed privatisation of the East Coast main line. Members of the National Rail Union have been at train stations across the country, including Newcastle and Berwick.
The Transport Secretary has announced that £1.2 billion will be invested into the manufacturing of carriages by Hitachi. The RMT says it is more about the bigger picture and that line has improved considerably under public ownership.
An order of 270 carriages has been placed with Hitachi. The class 800 series will be operated on the East Coast Main Line from 2019. The new Hitachi factory, in County Durham, is expected to begin manufacturing high speed trains from 2016.
The Transport Secretary, Paterick McLoughlin, has confirmed a £1.2 billion order for more state-of-the-art trains which, will be built at the Hitachi site in Newton Aycliffe.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham has announced plans to demolish and replace Newton Aycliffe's police station.
Newton Aycliffe's existing police station will be demolished and replaced with a new one closer to the town centre, and is predicted to cost around half a million pounds.
Six children and a woman were taken to hospital after a crash on the A1M between Burtree and Newton Aycliffe, at midday on 29th January. They were taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance. The children, all under 12, and the woman suffered minor injuries.
A woman from Newton Aycliffe has appeared in court charged with a £620,000 worth of iPad fraud involving scores of alleged victims hoping to give them as Christmas presents.
36-year-old Kirsty Cox allegedly took payment for 4,000 computers, having offered them at attractive but believable prices.
She would then buy some at a loss from PC World, but not be able to complete the full order, it is alleged.
She appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court, County Durham, charged with five counts of fraud by misrepresentation.
The defendant did not enter any pleas.
She was remanded in custody after no application for bail was made, and she will appear before the same court on December 28 for a hearing to commit her case to the crown court.
Platoon Serjeant Tony Bramham, of 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 Rifles), was awarded with a Mention in Despatches for his courage under enemy fire after he dashed towards the insurgents in an area known as the Devil's Doorstep.
Three soldiers had been killed in the area in the previous three months during 50 improvised explosive device (IED) and grenade attacks.
Platoon Serjeant Bramham today spoke to North East Tonight's Kenny Toal.