Northumbria Police have released childhood pictures of John Roberts, murdered a year ago, in an attempt to catch his killer.
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 investigating organised shoplifting have arrested nine people after early morning raids in Newcastle.
They were looking into organised shoplifting targeting stores in Eldon Square, Kingston Park, Team Valley and the Metro Centre.
The dawn raids took place on Monday 9th December. As well as making arrests, police seized vehicles and recovered suspected stolen property.
The raids were part of Northumbria Police's Operation Soundwave, which aims to tackle thefts and burglary in the region over the festive period.
In the first project of its kind, three police forces are combining efforts to tackle violence against women.
Northumbria, Cleveland and Durham Police Crime Commissioners have drawn up a plan to support women and girls who are victims of violence or abuse.
Northumbria's Police Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, explains why the policy is necessary, while Stephanie Hewson, who has been a victim of violence, wholeheartedly supports it.
Policeare appealing for witnesses after an 81-year-old woman was hit by a car in Easingwold.
At around 1pm on Thursday 5 December 2013, the woman was crossing Chapel Street in Easingwold near to Barclays Bank when the driver of a black Kia Cee’d performed a reversing manoeuvre and collided with her. She was knocked to the ground and suffered serious head injuries.
Witnesses can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Martin Mulcaster. The case reference number is 12130210469.
The body of a missing father-of-two has been found in woods in Northumberland.
Police today confirmed this afternoon that the dead man is Peter Jackson, a golf professional from Seaham in County Durham.
Mr Jackson's body was discovered in a wooded area by a dog walker at 3.50pm on Sunday. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and the Coroner has been informed.
– Assistant Chief Constable Dave Orford
"Officers have been with Peter's family since the moment he went missing and we would like to express our sincere sorrow now that we have confirmed he has been found."
A minibus has been damaged in Bedlington.
Police are appealing for information after people scratched a minibus in Neterton Lane in the area between 3.55pm on Monday November 25 and 7.45pm on Tuesday November 26.
The damage cost hundreds of pounds to repair.
North East police forces have launched their Christmas campaign to try to prevent drivers from drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel.
More officers will be stopping drivers for breath tests across the force areas. Police are also issuing a warning to people not to be tempted to drink and drive over the festive season, saying anyone who does is risking their own life and others.
The campaign will last until the New Year.
Armed police officers have arrested a man on suspicion of affray and making threats to kill after an 8-hour stand-off.
Officers received reports that a man had taken another person hostage on Gladstone Street, just after 2am on Sunday morning. But they said no one else was found in the house and no one was injured.
Cleveland Police are asking for help to find a missing man from Middlesbrough.
43 year old Christopher Devonport from South Bank was last seen in Middlesbrough town centre at around 1pm today.
He is described as white, 5' 9", with dark hair and a goatee beard and weighing about sixteen stone.
He was last seen wearing a black Puffa-style jacket, dark jeans and trainers.
Mr Devonport is believed to have been in the Riverside Stadium area and the town centre this afternoon.
Anyone with information should call police in Middlesbrough on 101.
– DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT ANDREW SLATTERY, CUMBRIA POLICE
"Detectives from Cumbria Constabulary have worked hard with other police forces in the North of England over recent weeks to track down and arrest Thexton.
"After a uniformed policing operation tonight he was detained without incident at an isolated rural property.
“We would like to thank the community of North Cumbria for their support and can assure them that our county is not and will not become a safe haven for organised criminals.”