A coroner said there was a 'failure in care' for a man who died from a heart attack after a paramedic refused to give him drugs.
Search for woman last seen 8 years ago
Hundreds of seabirds are starving to death and being washed up on the region's coastline.
– Northumberland Chief Superintendent Dianne Winship
"We understand that this incident may cause concern for the local community and I would like to reassure residents that there is no risk to members of the public.
"The incident has happened inside a property and those involved are believed to have been known to each other.
"Local officers are out and about in the community to offer reassurance and aid the investigation."
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman inside a house in Cramlington, Northumberland.
Officers say they were informed of the death of a woman inside a house at Byrness Row at 4:19am today.
Northumbria Police say a man, aged 56, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is helping police with enquiries.
Police say the woman was 52 and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body of a woman has been found in a house in Cramlington, Northumberland.
Police were called to the address in the early hours of this morning, where a woman in her 50s was found dead.
Northumbria Police say a man, also in his 50s, has been arrested and is helping police with enquiries.
Police have launched an investigation and a postmortem will be conducted later today, April 29._
Police have arrested a man after another man was assaulted in Northumberland yesterday.
The assault happened shortly after five o'clock at Fulmar Drive in Blyth.
A 42-year-old man had to be taken to hospital for treatment for facial injuries and a broken ankle.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.
Police investigating the disappearance of a woman in Northumberland in 2005 have made two arrests linked to the murder of another missing person more than 20 years ago.
Officers have been searching remote farmland near Hexham since last Monday for the body of Janet Brown.
Two men, from Northumberland and Newcastle, are being held on suspicion of killing Michael Straughan. He was last seen leaving a pub in Newcastle in 1992.
A fire that took place at a house in Northumberland is no longer being treated by police as suspicious.
The fire, that broke out at a house on Portia Street in Ashington in the early hours of yesterday morning, was initially thought to have been caused by an arson attack.
Police now believe that the cause of the fire was accidental and are no longer investigating the incident.
Two people, who were rescued from the house and taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, have since been released.
A family were rescued from their home after a wheelie bin fire spread to their house. The fire in Portia Street in Ashington is being treated as arson. An investigation is now underway.
Police are treating a fire in Ashington as arson. Officers believe a wheelie bin was deliberately set on fire before it spread to a house through a window. The family who were inside the house on Portia Street had to be rescued at 3am. They were taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
– Ashington Neighbourhood Inspector Barrie Joisce
"This was a distressing incident for the occupants of the house.
"Extra officers will be in the area to both reassure residents and to carry out enquiries into the fire and make sure those who are responsible are apprehended."
An investigation is now underway and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
A family had to be rescued from their home in Ashington after a wheelie bin fire spread to their house in Northumberland.
Police believe that the fire spread through a window after a bin was set alight on Portia Street.
The family were taken to hospital in the early hours of the morning where they were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.
Neighbouring houses were also evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Northumbria Police have named a 37-year-old woman who died after a crash on the A69 yesterday, April 20.
Ann Marie Carruthers was from Workington in Cumbria. Her silver Peugeot car was found overturned half a mile west of the A69 at Haydon Bridge yesterday morning.
Officers are asking anyone driving in this area between 11pm on Friday, April 19 and 5.50am on yesterday, to get in touch.