As celebrations take place to remember William Shakespeare's birthday, a lifesize sculpture is unveiled in Newcastle. The bronze Mercutio was commissioned by the Theatre Royal as part of it's 175 anniversary.
A poll was conducted last year to find the north east's favorite Shakespearean character. Mercutio came out on top for his role in Romeo & Juliet.
The rare first folio of William Shakespeare's plays that was stolen from Durham University in 1998. The collection was returned in 2010.
Raymond Scott has been found dead in his prison cell at HMP Northumberland.
The unemployed antiques dealer was jailed for eight years for handling a stolen copy of a rare collection of William Shakespeare's plays.
A man who was jailed for handling a stolen copy of a rare first collection of William Shakespeare’s plays has died in a Northumberland prison.
Raymond Scott was sentenced to eight years at HMP Northumberland in August 2010 after being caught with the priceless first folio.
It was stolen from Durham University in 1998.