Devastated to hear that @jo_cox1 has been shot & stabbed. Why would someone do such an evil thing! Thoughts & prayers with her & her family.
Completely in shock from hearing that @jo_cox1 has been subject to a brutal assault. Praying for Jo and her family at this time.
Profoundly saddened to hear of the attack on colleague Jo Cox I really hope she recovers speedily Attack on one is an attack on all!
So upset about what has happened to my lovely, immensely hard working and dedicated colleague Jo Cox. Thoughts very much with her family
This is horrific news about Jo Cox MP. Thoughts with her and her family at this time.
Please pray for Jo Cox MP, critically ill after being shot at her surgery. All thoughts with her & her family. https://t.co/kPFecILJgy
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Northumberland Councillor David Parker, a Morpeth resident, says selling off County Hall would be "devastating".
It comes after Northumberland County Council has confirmed plans to sell of its headquarters in Morpeth.
The council needs to save £130million and it's hoped by moving staff out of the building it can save other services.
Northumberland County Council has confirmed its headquarters will be sold. The Labour run council will sell off County Hall in Morpeth in a bid to save £130 million.
They want to move workers to smaller, cheaper buildings in places like Ashington, Berwick and Hexham.
The council says it's selling the land to a housing developer, so it can save leisure centres and libraries, livelihoods and jobs.
The secretary of the Redcar UKIP branch faces being expelled from the party after she posted derogatory remarks about the media coverage of the racist murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Pamela Preedy wrote in a UKIP online forum last year that the image of the murdered teenager has been "promoted to sainthood".
The party's North East chairman has launched a full investigation into the comments which he says entirely contradict UKIP's policies.
Rachel Bullock reports.
Richard Elvin, the regional chairman of the UK Independence Party says a branch secretary may be stripped of her party membership after she made derogatory remarks about the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Pamela Preedy is secretary of UKIP's Redcar and Cleveland branch. Last year on an online UKIP forum she said: "the image of Stephen Lawrence has been promoted to sainthood " She also accused David Cameron of "worshipping at the shrine of Saint Stephen".
Mr Elvin told ITV Ms Preedy's views absolutely contradict UKIP's policies, he condemns them and has apologised to the Lawrence family.
Redcar and Cleveland's UKIP secretary Pamela Preedy is caught up in a racism row over remarks about Stephen Lawrence. Mr Lawrence was murdered in 1993 and his family have fought for justice ever since.
A conversation on a UK Independence Party internal forum around the 20th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence's murder last year, which Pamela Preedy took part in, has been uncovered.
PAMELA PREEDY SAID:
"It is absolutely true that the image of Stephen Lawrence has been promoted to sainthood."
"In Monday's news, there was Cameron and other high politicos worshipping at the shrine of Saint Stephen as they stood before his picture for a minute's silence."
"His death is supposed to have changed Britain, revealing how we are all institutionally racist etc. Please give it a rest! I'm sure that Stephen was an ordinary boy with all the typical virtues and flaws of any teenage human being, not a saint in the making."
"I'm sure that his mother still grieves for him, but it's time she did it privately without setting him up as some kind of media icon. She risks losing any sympathy for her cause (getting the other three killers in jail presumably) and boring us all to tears."
"Poor Stephen; he didn't deserve his awful death and he doesn't deserve his name being endlessly touted around like this either."
MPs from the North East have been reacting to George Osborne's Autumn Statement.
Our Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, was in Westminster to get the views of Labour MP Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Central), Conservative MP Guy Opperman (Hexham) and Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed).
Energy bills were high on the agenda of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
George Osborne has promised to lower the average household bill by around fifty pounds a year.
But one mother from North Tyneside has described that measure as a 'drop in the ocean.' Jonny Blair reports.
As part of his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has frozen business rate relief for small businesses.
And that business rate news will be welcome on our High Streets.
Gregg Easteal has been to visit two stores with contrasting takes on whether tills are really starting to ring louder again on our shopping streets.