Today marks the centenary of the bombardment of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby.
One hundred years ago today five German battle cruisers struck the North East coast. Many civilians were killed and injured.
People in Hartlepool are marking the centenary this morning.
Tributes will be paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago.
Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured.
Lindy Rowley is from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.
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Nine days before Christmas in 1914 was the major turning point in the Great War resulting in thousands signing up to fight.
That is because it was the first time the Germans had killed civillians on home soil. The seaside town of Scarborough was one target and 18 people were killed there.
Now a group of volunteers are trying to trace their relatives in time for a special centenary next month. Sarah Clark reports.
On tonight's Around The House, Paul Brand and guests discuss what a future coalition might look like: could the Lib Dems end up supporting Labour and the SNP in government?
Also in the programme, what can the Chancellor offer the North in the Autumn Statement, in the light of warnings of another dip in the economy?
Around The House is tonight (Thurs 20 November) on ITV AT 11.40pm.
Patients in our region will be among the first in the country to benefit from a new treatment to reduce the risk of strokes.
It is a tiny device, implanted into the heart, which stops blood clots.
The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough are among ten centres chosen to trial it and they say it could save some of the 5,000 people in the North East every year who have a stroke.
This report is from Lucy Taylor:
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Following the sentencing of Russian student Vladimir Aust, who made explosives at his Newcastle University halls, the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and Northumbria Police release photographic evidence from his accommodation:
18-year-old, Vladimir Aust has been sentenced to two years in prison at Newcastle Crown Court for making an explosive 'highly popular with terrorists'.
The Russian student pleaded guilty to the manufacturing of an explosive substance, Hexamethylenetriperoxidediamine (HMTD), after chemicals were discovered at a Newcastle University student accommodation campus in June 2014.
Mr Justice Coulson said he received credit for his age, his remorse, his previous good character and his early guilty plea.
He added HMTD terrorists "explosive of choice" and that sentences passed on those who manufactured it needed to be a deterrent.
He said the other aggravating factors were the prolonged period of time over which he made the substance, between February and June, that he had detonated it at least four times, and that others in the halls had been put at risk.
The judge decided that Aust was not part of a wider terror group:
You were dangerous, but acting alone.
The charges follow an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and Northumbria Police.
Vladimir Aust clearly had a growing fascination with chemicals and manufacturing them into explosives.
Some of the items recovered are classed as potentially volatile and therefore could have put those within the vicinity at risk.
Although there is no evidence or indication what Aust planned to do with the items he manufactured, the hours he spent researching and working on them is of great concern.
A second 18-year-old man, arrested in connection with the investigation in June, has since been released without charge.