Logan Lindsey, a Year 10 student at Trinity Academy, Condercum Road in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne sent us this video of a dramatic lightning strike.
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Parents are urged to help tackle arson as Cleveland Fire Brigade plans to clamp down on deliberate fires during the summer holidays.Read the full story ›
There were 96,000 people out of work in the North East region between March and May. This figure is down by 8,000 people.
Here comes the thunder ⛈ If you're driving in heavy rain then take your time, stay safe and be careful! https://t.co/vQAuzob3Ly
Weather warnings in place across the region 24 hours after the hottest day of the year on TuesdayRead the full story ›
Northumbria Police has teamed up with a class of 10-year-olds to issue a message to motorists this summer - "Don't Be Silly" on the roadsRead the full story ›
The ambitious plans to expand the Metro system have been given the go-ahead by the North East Combined AuthorityRead the full story ›
The North East Combined Authority has voted unanimously in favour of plans to improve and expand the Tyne and Wear Metro.
However, it's a long way off. It would happen in stages and needs to secure lots of government funding. That application process now begins
Disagreement about how best to move forward re devolution after gov reshuffle. Some want further assurances that the existing deal remains..
Others, including Cllr Nick Forbes, say we should plough on asap
North East Combined Authority agrees, not unanimously, to seek further reassurance from the new(!) government re devolution deal