Operators promise to work better together, with simpler fares, if a proposal to give control of the network to local authorities is dropped.
A man from Washington, Tyne and Wear has been arrested after a racist comment was posted on Facebook about a Newcastle United striker.
Anne Gray only knew there was a problem when her family started to receive condolence letters.
There are major line closures on the Tyne & Wear Metro due to maintenance work.
The sections between South Gosforth and Regent Centre, and South Gosforth and Benton are affected until Saturday. Replacement buses will be in operation.
The A6076 is closed due to an accident between the A692 Gateshead Road (Potters Wheel Traffic Lights) and Pearson Street. Diversion via Burnopfield.
The A1231 Wessington Way is closed - queuing traffic due to accident around Northern Way / A1290 Queens Road. There is congestion to A183 Livingstone Road.
Work has started on a new Rolls Royce plant which will be at the forefront of aerospace technology.
The plant is being built in Washington, safeguarding hundreds of jobs at the firm's existing Wearside base.
Business Secretary Vince Cable marked the start of construction.
The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has been on Wearside this morning as construction gets underway for Rolls-Royce's new factory on Wearside.
The plant in Washington will make fan and turbine discs for aircraft including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A380 and the Eurofighter.
Business Secretary Vince Cable is attending a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction at the new Rolls-Royce factory on Wearside.
£5 million of Government funding has been awarded to a carbon-cutting transport scheme in the North East.
The 'Go Smater To Work' project will include new priority bus lanes, cycle and walking routes.
The scheme also aims to introduce measures to relieve congestion on the A1 Western Bypass.
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked in Newcastle.
The 31-year-old was assaulted at about 21.20 last night outside Jimmy'z Bar on the Quayside.
Two men aged 46 and 36 have been arrested on suspicion of assault.