Motorists were trapped in traffic jam chaos this morning after a lorry shed its load of cement on the A1.Read the full story ›
Thirty North East musicians have joined forces to cover Ariana Grande's One Last Time in a tribute to the Manchester attack victims.Read the full story ›
With the ageing population set to increase, ITV Tyne Tees has been investigating the extent, and effects, of loneliness in the region.Read the full story ›
Dave Anderson, the Member of Parliament for Blaydon and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and for Northern Ireland is standing down.Read the full story ›
Quayside bars in Newcastle are being given flotation bags that can be used to reel in people who fall into the river.Read the full story ›
Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Aukland, tells ITV Political Corespondent Paul brand that the General Election is not about 'changing the government.'
Paul Brand: Is he [Jeremy Corbyn] a Prime Minister though?
Helen Goodman: I don't think that this election is about changing the...
Paul Brand:Prime Minister?!
Helen Goodman: ...the government.
Paul Brand: Come on, that's what an election is about, isn't it?
Helen Goodman: I think this election is about preventing the Tories from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country.
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John Burton, the man who was Tony Blair's constituency agent, says he has great difficulty seeing a Labour government in the next 30 years.Read the full story ›
Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
In a tweet he said it had been 'an enormous privilege' to serve his home town.
Theresa May will refuse to take part in televised leaders' debates in the run-up to the June 8 general election, Number 10 sources have indicated.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn threw down the gauntlet to the Prime Minister with a direct challenge on Twitter saying: "If this General Election is about leadership, as Theresa May said this morning, she should not be dodging head-to-head TV debates."
But a Downing Street source indicated that the Prime Minister would flatly reject any proposal for a TV showdown, telling the Press Association: "Our answer is No."
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron accused Mrs May of "bottling" the debates and urged broadcasters to "empty chair" her if she refused to take part.