Known as "The Greatest" he used to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. This weekend saw the 40 years since his visit to Tyneside.Read the full story ›
Harry was world rowing champion who drew thousands to the banks of the River Tyne in the 1850s.Read the full story ›
A Tyneside man has been questioned on suspicion of the murder of notorious criminal John "Goldfinger" Palmer.Read the full story ›
The A69 is blocked both ways at Northumberland and there queueing traffic between the B6319 (Haydon Bridge) and Ridley Hall Road (Bardon Mill).
This is affecting the route between Newcastle and Brampton.
Police are dealing with an incident on the A1 southbound sliproad with the A19 at Seaton Burn Roundabout in Seaton Burn, north of Newcastle.
It's thought there was a collision between two vehicles that happened around 3.30pm on Sunday.
One man has been injured although the extent of injuries his are not yet known.
The sliproad is currently closed and is expected to be closed for some time while enquiries are carried out into the collision.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said they were keen to trace a black Citreon C2 car which was in the area at the time.
The boy fell 20 feet off a cliff in Cullercoats and suffered serious head and leg injuries.Read the full story ›
A man climbed an electricity pylon, cutting off the power supply to thousands of North Tyneside homes.Read the full story ›
A new set of stamps is being published to mark the events of the the First World War - including the important role civilians played.
The six stamps mark the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland, while munitions worker Charlotte Meade is pictured in her overalls.
At least 120 men from the North East perished during the Battle of the Jutland, including the three Malcolm brothers from Stockton-on-Tees.
Minister for First World War commemorations David Evennett said: "The Royal Mail stamps are a poignant tribute to the many lives lost and affected by the First World War.
"The Battle of the Somme and Jutland commemorations are important milestones in the First World War centenary and I hope that these stamps encourage people to remember and learn more about the pivotal events of 1916."
Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: "A century ago our armed forces were making the ultimate sacrifice on land and at sea, and non-combatants were making an extraordinary contribution overseas and on the home front. Our stamp issue pays tribute to all."
The stamps are the third set of a five-year commemorative programme.
A mother and her partner have been convicted of murdering her two-year-old son in Scotland.
Liam Fee was found dead at a house in Fife in March 2014. The toddler had suffered a ruptured heart as a result of severe trauma to his body.
Rachel Trelfa or Fee, 31, and her civil partner Nyomi Fee, 28, originally from the Ryton area of Gateshead, were both convicted of Liam's murder following a seven-week trial at the High Court in Livingston.
Both women were also found guilty of abusing two other boys, including one they had falsely blamed for Liam's death.
Matt Forde, National Head of Service for NSPCC Scotland said:
Liam and the other children in the household were the subject of the most horrific and long-term abuse by a couple who should have loved and nurtured their family, but who instead brutally murdered a child in their care.
Everyone who has followed this case will have been deeply affected by the accounts of neglect, cruelty and violence inflicted on Liam during his short and tragic life. The details of how this couple submitted young children to such abhorrent abuse have rightly shocked the public, yet sadly cases of abuse and neglect are taking place every day in homes across the country damaging the futures of many children.
Two career criminals who raided a pub and post office on Tyneside last year were jailed today along with several accomplices.Read the full story ›