North Tyneside General Hospital is the first in the UK to use robots to help stroke patients to regain arm movement.
North Tyneside Council carried out inspections of 26 tanning salons and found 21 were breaching EU safety rules, raising skin cancer fears.
Bigger and better: a new MRI scanner for North Tyneside
A man who killed his father and grandmother in the home they shared has been ordered into a secure hospital indefinitely.
Glen Patterson, 25, turned on Ray, 61, and Clara, 82, at the house in Benton on North Tyneside, believing they were plotting to kill him.
Gregg Easteal reports.
A 25-year-old man has admitted cutting his father's and grandmother's throats because he feared they were plotting to kill him.
Glen Patterson stabbed each more than 30 times with a number of knives and even a nail file.
He had begun attacking his grandmother Clara, 82, as she sat in front of the fire and then turned on his father Ray, 61, as he stepped in to help her.
He then ran out into the street in his bloodsoaked clothing and was run over by a car and nearly hit by a lorry. Police were called and when they arrived, he told them: "I've killed two people."
At Newcastle Crown Court, Glen Patterson admitted two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Mrs Justice Andrews told him: "Those were the two people who loved you mostin the world."
The court heard he is suffering a severe mental illness and being detained at Broadmoor high-security hospital. He was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.
The judge said: "They will be able to treat you until you get well."You will only be released once the responsible authorities are satisfied you no longer present a danger to the public."
Glen Patterson, 25, seen here in handcuffs, has admitted killing his father and grandmother in a brutal attack. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Ray, 61, and Clara, 82, died at their home in Benton, North Tyneside.
A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing his father and grandmother in a brutal attack.
Glen Patterson admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He killed his father Ray, 61, and grandmother Clara, 82, at their home in Benton on North Tyneside in February. He will be sent to a secure hospital.
The Communities Minister, Eric Pickles MP, will decide whether 650 new homes planned for Wallsend, on North Tyneside, can go ahead.
The application has already been turned down by North Tyneside Council. An inquiry will begin today and is expected to conclude next week.
An elderly woman has died in hospital after she was hit by a car. It happened at Great Lime Road in North Tyneside, at about 11:10am. The driver of the car, an elderly man, was treated at the scene by paramedics.
An elderly woman is in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on North Tyneside. She was a pedestrian on Great Lime Road. The driver, an elderly man, was treated at the scene by paramedics.
A man was found with multiple stab wounds in North Tyneside earlier today.
Police were called to Lamb Terrace in West Allotment at around 5.20am this morning (Sunday 15 June). Officers found a 30-year-old man with injuries to his leg, arm and groin. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH. A 30-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a Royal Mail van, police have confirmed.
The crash happened on Thursday (12 June) at around 6.50am on the A187 Times View Terrace in East Howdon, North Tyneside. The motorbike rider was taken to the RVI hospital in Newcastle but later died.
The van driver, a man in his 50s, suffered minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the incident can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
Police investigating a theft in North Tyneside have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to. The theft happened at 2.45pm on Saturday, March 8, at Nisa in Tynemouth Road in Wallsend.
A number of food items were stolen.
Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured as it's believed he was in the store at the time and may be able to help with their enquiries.