Richard Kilty and Laura Weightman are among four North East competing for Great Britain at the World Athletics Championships in BeijingRead the full story ›
A joint bid could see Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, Darlington the region become a cultural capital.Read the full story ›
Another cool and wet day with further spells of heavy, showery rain, but also with lighter winds than yesterday.
Perhaps some chance of brighter spells later.
Police are warning the public of an increase in phone scams in the North East.
Some fraudsters have even been pretending to be police officers, Last week three men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud.
They have been released on police bail.
The summer holidays have got off to a very damp start. Heavy rain fell in parts of the region overnight and it's continued today.Read the full story ›
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
The Rugby World Cup trophy tour is about to kick off in our region as the Webb Ellis Cup enters the North East on Thursday (July 30) and will be travelling to the following destinations:
- Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall - July 30
- Newcastle City Centre - July 30
- Alnwick Castle - July 30
- Tynemouth - August 1
- Northumbria University - August 2
- Gateshead International Stadium - August 2
- The Angel of the North - August 3
- Darlington Mowden Park - August 3
- West Hartlepool RFC - August 3
The Special Olympics will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year.Read the full story ›
The case of a Redcar-born woman facing execution by firing squad is to be raised by David Cameron who is on a state visit to Indonesia.
59-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in Bali in January 2013 for drug trafficking after she was found with cocaine worth an estimated £1.6 million as she arrived on the island.
The Prime Minister had said he would raise the case of Sandiford, 'in a way I hope will help the family concerned'.
On the issue of prisoners, I always raise these issues wherever I travel around the world, and will do so here.
I want to do it in a way I hope will help the family concerned, and obviously will listen to the concerns of the families and their views before doing these things.
That is the right way to proceed - to try and help.
Sandiford admitted the offences but claimed she was coerced by threats to her son's life.