Gales for hills overnight. Blustery Sunday with colder air digging in. Sunshine & scattered showers, showers turning wintry into Monday.Read the full story ›
On a tour of the North East today, the Chancellor George Osborne made a series of promises which he claimed would help create 50,000 jobs.Read the full story ›
Pam Royle, the face of ITV Tyne Tees for more than 30 years, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Chronicle Sunshine Fund.
The annual Glass Slipper Awards honours the achievements of exceptional women in the North East.
The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East, and Pam Royle is a patron of the charity.
Police are investigating a fire at a house in North Tyneside, which left two people requiring hospital treatment.
It broke out at around 12.40am Friday in Horton Avenue, Shiremoor, North Tyneside.
Two people were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and have since been discharged.
Police say considerable damage was caused to the inside of the property and an outhouse.
It's believed the fire was started deliberately and police are treating the incident as arson.
A 45-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson and are in police custody.
Although these children appear to have picked up more than any normal supermarket bargain, they are actually celebrating Wearside's mining heritage.
Groups in the Silksworth and Doxford area are decorating fourteen shopping trolleys as coal trucks to take part in the passion play The Great Community Passion, organised by the Church of England parishes of Silksworth and Doxford in the Diocese of Durham.
The trolleys will be placed around St Matthew’s Field, opposite St Matthew's Church, in Silksworth for the even on Good Friday.
Each trolley will be one of the stations of the Cross during the passion play.
The local colliery closed more than 40 years ago but people who live here still consider themselves part of a colliery community so we thought it would be a good idea to decorate the trolleys as coal trucks. We want to spark interest and the wackier the design the better.”
We wanted to pick up on the area’s mining heritage and the idea of coal trucks is ideal. We are asking people to be creative and are looking forward to seeing the amazing creativity that comes back on the day. On the day, the 14 coal-truck shopping trolleys will come together to form the outline of the cross as the passion unfolds."
As the Chancellor George Osborne tours the North East, he's being monitored by Paul Brand, ITV Tyne Tees' Political Corrspondent Here are his latest tweets:
Chancellor says he wants the North East to be at the heart of his 'northern powerhouse' idea. So far that's seemed to focus on Leeds & Manc
Chancellor promises to match growth rate of North East with national growth. Says that would add £6bn to the economy here - £2k per person
What's actually new in this? 'Looking at' HS3 to Newcastle, new pacer trains, new Technical College, £1.4m for Nissan, £1.2m for Holy Island
Govt will run trade missions to support exports in north east. This is the only region of England with positive balance of trade, after all
Chancellor: 'My door is open to devolution of powers' for North East. Combined Authority here are currently working on a blueprint.
Chancellor has arrived. Claims unemployment in North East falling faster than anywhere else. http://t.co/DouY7MOqi6
George Osborne is expected to outline ambitious plans to create 50,000 new jobs in the North East over the next five years.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer will visit businesses across the region today to set out the government's long-term plan, which he said would boost the regional economy by £6billion.
He will also promise more investment in transport in the North East.
A drier, brighter but colder day than Thursday.
Sunny spells are likely during the morning, with cloud amounts generally increasing as the wind strengthens later in the afternoon.
Maximum Temperature 7C.