The Government is helping to fund ten workshops for business people in the North East who want to exploit a growth in astro tourism.
Recognition of work by volunteers to record Prehistoric rock art in the North East of England.
Food banks surveyed for ITV News said they had more users last year than ever before. One, in Northumberland, saw demand rise by 800%.
Police are continuing their search in Corbridge in Northumberland for 92-year-old Thomas Diggle who went missing a week ago.
There have extra patrols on the streets and leaflets have also been distributed and hung in shop windows.
Officers have extended their search to the River Tyne.
A company in Northumberland has been fined thousands of pounds after an apprentice had to have his finger amputated.
The 18-year-old's left hand was crushed in machinery during the third year of his apprenticeship at Miller UK Ltd in March 2013.
Bedlington Magistrates' fined the firm £8,000 and ordered them to pay £894.95 in costs.
The teenager was working on a large guillotine cutting a piece of metal at the premises in Cramlington, which was held in place between the blade and cutting table by mechanical clamps.
As he loaded metal into the machine, his left hand got stuck between the clamps and the blade.
As well as having his index finger amputated, he also broke another finger.
– HSE Inspector Laura Catterall
This young man is now living with a permanent impairment but his injuries could have easily been avoided had Miller UK Ltd adequately assessed the risks, which would have spotted that the guard was not effective.
This failing was compounded by poor maintenance and a breakdown in the fault reporting system – which together led to one of its workers suffering severe injuries.
Guards and safety systems are there for a reason and companies have a legal duty of care to ensure they are properly fitted and working effectively at all times.
Thieves have stolen dozens of cartons of milk from an infant school in Northumberland.
They took around 90 cartons and 2 bottles of milk from outside Cambois First School in Cowgate, Cambois between 3:30am and 7:30am on Wednesday, April 2.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
Here is a list of locations in Northumberland where free parking has been introduced from today.
- Berwick (except Berwick Railway Station)
Here is a list of locations in Northumberland where drivers will still be charged to park:
- Holy Island
- Newton by the Sea
- Berwick Railway Station
It is the day many drivers and shoppers in Northumberland have been waiting for - the start of free parking in many towns and villages.
Today that day arrived with car parking charges dropped in many town and villages, but not all.
Northumberland County Council asked parish councils across the county to decide whether to introduce free parking, as part of a scheme designed to increase trade, particularly in market towns.
This has resulted in a varied picture across the county with many areas introducing free parking.
Others, meanwhile, continue to charge.
Motorists are advised to check before leaving their cars unattended at council-run car parks.
Police have continued to search for missing Thomas Diggle.
The 92-year-old grandfather was last seen in Corbridge, Northumberland, on Thursday 27 March.
The Northumbria Police helicopter has been flying over the town as part of investigating officers' routine search.
The daughter of a 92-year-old man has described the "unimaginable" pain of searching for her father, who has been missing for four days.
Dee Napier's father Thomas Diggle was last seen at his sheltered housing in Corbridge, Northumberland, on Thursday.
Police said they were increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 92-year-old man, who has been missing for four days. Thomas Diggle was last seen on Thursday evening in Corbridge, Northumberland.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Morpeth, Northumberland, after a man was found unconscious in the street.
The 35-year-old man remains in hospital with serious head injuries, which may be life-threatening.