Military aircrew from as far afield as Australia and the Czech Republic are in North Yorkshire for an exercise.
The story of three North East footballers who played for Orient - and who died in the First World War - still remembered 100 years on
Seven of Northumberland’s tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to older and less able guests.
The Duchess of Northumberland has officially launched almost £1 million worth of lottery funded improvements at Castle Vale and Coronation Parks in Berwick upon Tweed.
The Duchess cut ribbons in each of the parks.
The Berwick Parks Project was set up to revitalise the two parks which sit on either side of Berwick’s train station.
– Ivor Crowther, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North East
“Our recent report, State of UK Public Parks 2014, confirmed just how valued public parks are by people and communities and how essential they are to our physical and emotional well-being. That’s why HLF and Big Lottery Fund have invested more than £700million in parks since 1996. The report also highlighted that parks face an uncertain future so it’s exciting to see communities working together to restore parks such as Castle Vale and Coronation parks in Berwick-upon-Tweed so generations to come can continue to enjoy and benefit from them.”
People across the UK are being invited to turn out their lights at exactly the same time, 100 years after Britain entered the First World War.
This will happen between 10pm and 11pm on Monday August 4th.
We are being urged to do this either at our homes, or to join others for a public display of commemoration.
Here are the locations of public Lights Out events across the region:
- Royal British Legion, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland
- North Tyneside Council headquarters
- Northumbria House, North Shields
- Sage Gateshead
- Royal British Legion, Houghton-le-Spring
- Durham Cathedral
- Durham School
- Clarence Court sheltered housing, Spennymoor
- Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough
- Yarm War Memorial
- Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
- North Yorkshire County Council headquarters, Northallerton
- Composer at Woods, Berwick-upon-Tweed
More details can be found at the official Lights Out website
Police are appealing for information after a tractor was stolen in Northumberland.
The theft happened at just after 12.15am, on the Tweedside Trading Estate, in Tweedmouth, Berwick, on Sunday, July 20.
The offender entered the yard before driving away across fields with the green John Deere tractor.
A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and bailed pending further enquiries.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward as the investigation into the theft continues.
Squadron Leader Mike Gallagher from RAF Benson is leading the exercise.
He says the three week course helps equip some of the country's best helicopter pilots with advanced skills in warfare.
Jet pilot, Major Denis Dubravcik, from the Czech Air Force, is among the international crews taking part in the exercise.
Military aircrew from as far afield as Australia and the Czech Republic are in North Yorkshire as part of an exercise to prepare British crews for war.
Royal Air Force helicopters and fast jets are involved in the training at RAF Leeming, where pilots are gaining advanced skills in air warfare.
The base was chosen because it is close to the North Sea and training areas like Otterburn.
Northumberland runner Guy Learmonth is prepearing for the biggest run of his career at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight (Thursday).
The 22-year-old from Berwick is competing in the men's 800 metre final at Hampden Park at 7.50 pm.
Learmonth, who is in team Scotland, is running against David Rudisha from Kenya who is tipped to take gold.
Last night Guy said the home crowd helped him through to come third in his heat, handing him automatic qualification.
Many think the young athlete, who trains in Loughborough, could run away with a Commonwealth medal.
The moment Guy Learmonth earned a place in the Men's 800 metre final at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow.
The 22-year-old from Berwick, who is competing for Scotland, said the energy and buzz from the home crowd helped him push through for automatic qualification.