The Elite women's race of this year's Great North Run has begun in Newcastle.
A woman from South Shields is among two Britons killed after a train derailment in the north of the country.Read the full story ›
A couple from County Durham will marry shortly before taking part in the Great North Run.
Tracy Young and Nik Lamont will marry at the Great North Museum before running the 13.1 mile race.
Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford were at St James' Park this morning to launch this year's Great North Run.Read the full story ›
World class athletes including Olympians Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are arriving in Newcastle for Great North Run event this weekend.Read the full story ›
The mother of a woman who was killed by her jealous partner on Mother's Day has said, her daughter "had so much more to give".
Tracey Keighley's daughter and mother-of-two, Melissa Liddle was stabbed 41 times by her boyfriend Anthony Ross, who had become convinced she was having an affair.
A judge has now ruled Mr Ross should be treated in hospital, because he "has a mental disorder".
Melissa's brother and her stepfather David Keighley were the ones who found her body in a bed after kicking in a door when she failed to get in touch on Mother's Day in March.
Our reporter Kris Jepson has been to meet Melissa's family:
Mr Ross previously admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
A man who killed his partner and mother-of-two, Melissa Liddle, in a Mother's Day stabbing should be treated in hospital, a judge has ruled.Read the full story ›
This year's Great North Run is only a few days away. As Tyneside gears up for more than 57,000 runners to pound across the Tyne Bridge on their way to South Shields, here's a very quick glimpse of what they'll see as they cross the river.
- Read more: Where are the road closures this weekend?
- Travel advice: Public transport guidance for race day
This weekend the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides will host tens of thousands of runners. Click here for more information on road closures.Read the full story ›