Three illegal fox hunters have been convicted of encouraging their hounds to ignore a set trail and chase a fox that had bolted in fear.Read the full story ›
As researchers study whether pupils should be forced to learn poetry by heart, we asked the people of Alnwick whether any stayed with them.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered 'slash wounds' in Blyth.
A 40-year-old man suffered injuries to his stomach on October 14. He was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.
Officers believe the man was attacked while walking in a cut off Albion Bridge going towards Hall Green in Cowpen.
A national strike by college staff has been called off after a legal challenge.
Lecturers will now be at work today as normal. It also means an open day at Middlesbrough College will go ahead.
Today is the second day of action for NHS staff in our region - including midwives, who walked out on strike for the first time ever yesterday in a row over pay.
Today, union members from Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will follow yesterday's four-hour walk-out with four days of "work to rule".
Tony Pearson, from Unison Yorkshire and Humberside, explains that it is to demonstrate NHS workers often work through their breaks.
Trade unions want a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff, but the government says that will cost too much.
It will remain cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain.
The rain occasionally heavy over hills and around the coast.
Winds tending to ease during the afternoon.
Maximum Temperature 12C.
£3m restoration work on Hexham Abbey has been completed.
The first visitors to the newly restored medieval monastery will be given a tour later today. The building is over 1300 years old.
As hospital workers across the region have been striking in a dispute over pay, we follow midwife Rebecca Banks to the picket line.Read the full story ›
More than 400 women attended the Women of the Year Lunch, now in its sixtieth year.Read the full story ›