Seen the Lego Movie? Now a whole city, including Olympic Park and London St Pancras Station, has been built brick by brick in Newcastle.
Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was a committed Newcastle United fan and a loving son, who was due to be married.
The RSPCA has reported a big rise in the number of dogs brought into the UK illegally, which could cost their new owners.
Andy McGregor-Taylor was new to the force in 1984 and worked the picket lines around County Durham.
I went back to work because I never considered the strike to be legal. It was all done wrong. There was no ballot. A contributing factor was money. We were trying to live on seven pounds a week. With a family that's not just difficult. It's impossible.
The police are advising members of the public to avoid a business unit in Hartlepool, after a fire left the building structurally unsafe.
It is likely the Pool and Snooker Centre will be demolished. It took nearly 30 firefighters to put out the blaze, but nobody was injured.
A man has been treated in hospital after being attacked with a suspected samurai sword in Washington. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries at about midday this afternoon.
Another man aged 26 has been arrested in connection with the attack and remains in police custody.
Mobile footage courtesy of Incidents of Teesside
Nearly 30 firefighters battled on Sunday to put out a fire at Hartlepool's Snooker Centre.
Nobody has been hurt, but the insides of four businesses were destroyed.
Roads nearby have been closed, and the building may now be demolished.
Four businesses were affected by a fire at the Hartlepool Snooker Centre overnight.
Aaron Norris & Joe Ingham, owners of Fix 'n Go, said they had lost everything.
Friends at Richard Kilty's athletics club said they were "delighted" at his victory at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland, which saw him claim the 60m world title last night.
Richard Kilty, known as the "Teesside Tornado", was born in Middlesbrough but joined Gateshead Harriers as a teenager. The club there said his successful was inspirational and that children at the club want to be just like Richard.
A fire has destroyed the premises of four businesses in the centre of Hartlepool, including the town's popular snooker centre. This was how it looked in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Video courtesy of Stephen Pickton.
A 34-year-old woman is being questioned over the death of a 36-year-old man in Newcastle. He was found with serious injuries at an address in Lemington, and taken to hospital, where he later died.
Firefighters are investigating the damage caused to Hartlepool Pool and Snooker Centre, which was partly destroyed by fire overnight. Fire crews have been on the scene since about 3:30am, when the fire broke out.