Police in Newcastle are working with door staff, street pastors and pubs to make sure people stay safe at night in the city centre.
Northumbria Police and historians are trying to trace relatives of the owners of 50 World War Two medals given to Special Constables.
Police in Northumberland are warning people of the affects of a legal high currently circulating in the Ashington area.
Police searching for missing County Durham man Alan Youngson have cordoned off a section of woodland, near Jedburgh Drive, Darlington.
Ten men have been jailed for grooming and abusing a 13-year-old girl from North Yorkshire online. Detectives called it large-scale exploitation, involving men from across the country, several of whom were married and had successful careers.
Our correspondent Gregg Easteal reports from outside North Yorkshire Police headquarters.
Det Chf Supt Simon Mason, from North Yorkshire Police, spoke to ITV Tyne Tees about the case.
Fleur Strong, a spokesperson for Protection Against Child Exploitation, said taking an interest in your child and noticing changes in their behaviour is essential.
Police who've seized dozens of graveside ornaments believed to have been stolen from a cemetery in County Durham are appealing for their owners to come forward and be re-united with their belongings.
The haul includes cherub ornaments, solar lights and other trinkets which grieving families have left beside the graves at West Cemetery in School Aycliffe near Newton Aycliffe. A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Ten men have been jailed after a major child sexual exploitation investigation by North Yorkshire Police.
31 suspects were originally identified, none of them knew each other.
Ten men have been sentenced to a total of 34 years and 4 months, and one man is awaiting sentence. Others have been cautioned.
The men groomed a 13-year-old girl online for sexual gratification. It came to light when the victim's mother contacted police and handed over her daughter’s mobile phone.
The offences ranged from possessing indecent images to sexual activity with a child.
The offenders lived around the UK and were aged between 20 and 45 along with a 14-year-old boy. Other victims were identified and some defendants were charged in relation to offences committed against them.
– Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Mason who is the head of crime at North Yorkshire Police
“This investigation uncovered large-scale exploitation of a child for the sexual gratification of several men, some of whom were married and had successful careers.
“Although some of the suspects ceased all contact with the girl when they discovered her age, many didn’t and they have been punished appropriately for their crimes."
Durham Police confirmed Peter Maine, the solicitor who was stabbed to death while out running in Durham, had been arrested as part of their investigation into mortgage fraud, Operation Bamburgh
Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner is being investigated over employee benefits paid while he was an officer with Cleveland Police. Ron Hogg, who served with the force between 2003 and 2008, is alleged to have knowingly accepted benefits, to which he was not entitled.
Rachel Bullock reports.
Ron Hogg will remain Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham while he is being investigated by the police watchdog, his office has confirmed. Mr Hogg was elected in October 2012.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has announced it is looking into allegations he received benefits he was not entitled to, while serving as Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police. Mr Hogg said he had taken no part in decisions about his remuneration at that time.
– Ron Hogg
"I will fully co-operate with the IPCC investigation and I am confident that they will find I have acted in good faith throughout. "Remuneration I received when working for Cleveland Police was determined by Cleveland Police Authority. I took no part in the decision-making process over the remuneration I received."