Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe spoke after paying an emotional visit to Bradley as he starts his latest round of cancer treatmentRead the full story ›
A murky start, with the extensive mist, low cloud and hill fog gradually lifting to brighter spells.
Turning cloudy again later, perhaps with some drizzle across the Pennines.
Maximum Temperature 10 °C.
Police forces saw a rise in recorded hate crimes in the three months following the Brexit vote.Read the full story ›
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
Northumbria Police is appealing for help to reunite suspected stolen jewellery with its owner.
The items were recovered from an address in South Shields and police believe they had been stolen in a burglary.
Are you the owner or do you know who is? Call police on 101.
The charity Crimestoppers is continuing to offer a reward for help to catch a wanted North Tyneside woman.
Donna Teague, 34 and from Siskin House in Forest Hall, is wanted in connection with a theft in North Tyneside.
Enquiries are ongoing to locate her and a reward of up to £1,000 is available from Crimestoppers for the arrest and charge of Donna Teague.
If you have any information please contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford collected their North East Football Writers' Awards on Sunday evening.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe took the award for player of the year at the North East Football Writers Awards (NEFWA), in recognition of his performance last season which helped save the Black Cats from relegation.
In picking up the Player of the Year award, Defoe follow in the footsteps of football legends Kevin Keegan, Shay Given, Kevin Phillips, Alan Shearer and England Manager Gareth Southgate.
SAFC goalie Jordan Pickford was awarded young player of the year.
The event was held at Ramside Hall in Durham where big names in the world of football flocked for a night of prize giving.
Sunderland were not the only club to pick up awards.
Middlesbrough was named 'Team Of The Year' for their efforts last season which saw them promoted to the premier league for the first time since the 2008-2009 season.
Chief executive Neil Bausor praised the players, the staff and the fans as he picked up the award on behalf of the club:
We had seven years of tough times and our success was down to commitment, effort, dedication as well as fantastic support from the fans.
The fans were fantastic last season and continue to be so again this season."
A specialist police diving team searching an area of Hartlepool Marina have discovered a body.
It follows the disappearance of a man on Thursday 9th. Andrew Roy was captured on CCTV cameras around 11:15pm that night, close to Portals Place on the marina.
Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, his family are aware and are being supported by officers.
The 51-year-old who is from Cornwall, but is currently working in Hartlepool, was reported missing after failing to turn up for work on Friday 10th.
The body was found at 1pm on Monday.