Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has formally been made a dame during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.Read the full story ›
Guidance has been issued by the NHS. All planned CT and MRI scans due to take place today have been postponed by the Northumbria NHS Trust.Read the full story ›
Dave Anderson, the Member of Parliament for Blaydon and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and for Northern Ireland is standing down.Read the full story ›
Quayside bars in Newcastle are being given flotation bags that can be used to reel in people who fall into the river.Read the full story ›
Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Aukland, tells ITV Political Corespondent Paul brand that the General Election is not about 'changing the government.'
Paul Brand: Is he [Jeremy Corbyn] a Prime Minister though?
Helen Goodman: I don't think that this election is about changing the...
Paul Brand:Prime Minister?!
Helen Goodman: ...the government.
Paul Brand: Come on, that's what an election is about, isn't it?
Helen Goodman: I think this election is about preventing the Tories from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country.
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John Burton, the man who was Tony Blair's constituency agent, says he has great difficulty seeing a Labour government in the next 30 years.Read the full story ›
Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
In a tweet he said it had been 'an enormous privilege' to serve his home town.
Theresa May will refuse to take part in televised leaders' debates in the run-up to the June 8 general election, Number 10 sources have indicated.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn threw down the gauntlet to the Prime Minister with a direct challenge on Twitter saying: "If this General Election is about leadership, as Theresa May said this morning, she should not be dodging head-to-head TV debates."
But a Downing Street source indicated that the Prime Minister would flatly reject any proposal for a TV showdown, telling the Press Association: "Our answer is No."
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron accused Mrs May of "bottling" the debates and urged broadcasters to "empty chair" her if she refused to take part.
Here is the full transcript of Robert Peston's exclusive interview with the prime minister after she called for an early General Election.Read the full story ›