The North East is the only region where male life expectancy has gone down. Stockton council deals with budget cuts. And, Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren says 'the team will be focusing on themselves, not their opponents' ahead of their away game against Chelsea.
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The Metro will be closed between St James and Walkergate for 54 hours between Saturday and Sunday.
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and wear Metro, is to carry out the replacement of a track junction.
A replacement bus service, 900, will run in the affected area.
Nexus will also have staff working above ground on Byker viaduct, carrying out track maintenance.
“Passengers won’t see any of this work happening but I can assure them that it is vital to ensure we have new tracks for the benefit of Metro’s long term future.”
The work forms part of the £350m Metro modernisation programme, which is an 11 year Government-funded scheme to modernise the Tyne and Wear Metro.
The programme began in 2010 and is currently at the halfway stage.
A frosty start.
Mainly dry with bright or sunny spells across the region, but with a continuing risk of the odd light wintry shower.
Winds light and variable.
Maximum Temperature 5°C.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people are at the funeral of a North East paramedic at St Mary's Cathedral in Middlesbrough. Chris Allen, 54, died after a brain haemorrhage whilst on a callout last month.
His colleagues formed a line of honour.
Police are appealing for help to trace missing Kathleen Holdroyd, 67.
Kathleen lives with family in Plawsworth Road in Sacriston and has mental health issues. She left the house in a distressed state on February 10.
Police are concerned for her welfare and are asking anyone with information to call them on 101.