John Campbell fought in Burma 70 years ago. When he died, no-one could find his family. The British Legion is giving him a proper send off.
An animal charity says junk food and fatty treats are causing misery to thousands of North East pets.
Six people have been airlifted to hospital after a fire broke out on board a North Sea ferry bound for Amsterdam.
Andi Brooke had booked The New Exchange Brasserie and Bar in North Shields for his wedding reception in September.
He paid a £200 deposit and a further £150 for invitations, which will need reprinting.
Mr Brooke is disappointed that he had not received information from the company and only discovered the closure by word of mouth.
Couples who had booked wedding receptions at The New Exchange Brasserie and Bar in North Shields say they've been left in the lurch after the venue closed without notice. Most only discovered the closure when they couldn't get through to the venue, then saw a notice pinned to the building.
The Brasserie has begun proceedings to go into liquidation. Most couples had paid a £200 deposit and say they feel they've been abandoned by the company which hasn't contacted them or returned calls.
Seven year old Ethan Wiseman from North Shields was born with a defective larynx. During surgery, at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, pieces of cartilage from his ribs were placed into his windpipe to widen the airway.
Northumbria police have arrested six people following a disturbance in North Shields this morning. Officers were called to Peebles Close just before mid-day, after reports of 'angry people' and somebody holding a knife. The area was cordoned off while police attended. No one was injured.
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the Tyne Estuary at North and South Shields.
The following areas are expected to be affected between 3pm and 5.45pm: Fish Market, Bell Street, Clifford's Fort, Union Road, Union Quay, Clive Street, Duke Street, Ferry Mews, Liddell Street, Corporation Quay, South Shields Ferry Landing, Wapping Street and River Drive.
Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date information, or go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk.
A man has appeared before North Tyneside magistrates accused of starting a fire that caused more than eight hundred thousand pounds worth of damage to a ferry.
The King Seaways ship between North Shields and Amsterdam was 25 miles off the Yorkshire coast when the fire started in a cabin.
Six people had to be winched to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
Boden George Hughes of Fulwell Road in Sunderland is charged with arson with intent to endanger life and affray.
Lucy Taylor reports.
26-year-old Boden George Hughes appeared before North Tyneside magistrates charged with committing arson with intent in that 'he damaged by fire cabin 568 of the King Seaways DFDS ferry to the value of approximately £815,000'.
The charge also stated that Hughes allegedly intended 'to destroy property or damage by recklessness as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged and intending by the damage to endanger the life of another'.
A man charged with arson after a ferry bound for Amsterdam caught fire allegedly caused £815,000 worth of damage to the vessel. 26-year-old Boden George Hughes is accused of setting fire to a cabin while onboard the DFDS boat King Seaways during the weekend.
The ferry, travelling from Newcastle to Holland, never reached its destination and was forced to turn around after the blaze on Saturday night (December 28).
At North Tyneside Magistrates Court Hughes, of Fulwell Road, Sunderland was charged with committing arson with intent in that he had 'damaged by fire cabin 568 of the King Seaways DFDS ferry to the value of approximately £815,000.'
The charge also stated that Hughes allegedly intended 'to destroy property or damage by recklessness as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged and intending by the damage to endanger the life of another.'
Hughes, who wore a grey sweatshirt and was sporting a black eye in the dock, spoke only to confirm his age, date of birth and address. He is also charged with affray in that he threatened 'unlawful violence towards another.'
There was no application for bail and Hughes was remanded in custody.
Hughes will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on January 14.
Police have charged a 26 year old with arson reckless to endangering life and affray following the outbreak of fire on a North Sea ferry on Saturday night (December 28).
Boden George Hughes of Fulwell Road in Sunderland will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, as Gregg Easteal reports, passengers have finally set sail for Holland.
Police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a fire started on a North Sea ferry on Saturday night.
Boden George Hughes of Fulwell Road in Sunderland has been charged with arson reckless to endangering life and affray.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear before North Tyneside magistrates tomorrow morning (December 31).