Wicked, the West End musical that tells the story of the Witches of Oz, has confirmed a return to the Sunderland Empire Theatre.Read the full story ›
The parents of Katie Rough made an emotional appeal on Facebook. They have revealed matching tattoos and asked anyone with any information about Katie's death to come forward.
"No matter how insignificant it may seem, it could be vital in painting a picture. In the meantime please put #teamrough as your social media status to raise awareness. Thank you so much"
Provisional figures show it has been drier than average in most areas of the UK so far this month, with a few places receiving around 20% of the month's average rainfall.
We would expect to see around 50% of the average rainfall at this point in the month.
The weather for much of the first half of January has been generally settled, though temperatures have alternated between just above and just below average.
A Chief Fire Officer has been criticised after he sent home two firefighters when they refused to operate a Tactical Vehicle.Read the full story ›
Patrick Bamford is close to sealing his return back to Middlesbrough FC.Read the full story ›
Unemployment has dropped by 0.6% in the North East between September and November, The figure is now 87,000.
Nationally, unemployment in the UK has fallen by 52,000 to 1.6 million in November, according to official figures - the lowest number since 2006.
The UK now has one of the lowest jobless rates in Europe at 4.8%. However, the number of people in work also fell from 9,000 to 31.8 million.
Meanwhile, average earnings increased by 2.8% in the year to November, a 0.2% up on the previous month.
Mild and mostly cloudy, with light winds throughout and some light rain or drizzle over western hills.
Brighter spells are likely to develop in the east at times.
Maximum Temperature 10 °C.
Ayoze Perez claims he ready to fill in for the injured Dwight Gayle ahead of the Magpies FA cup replay game against Birmingham CityRead the full story ›