Tonibeth Purvis died trying to save her friend last summer. Her family want to help prevent more deaths.
Police have charged a 45-year-old man after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Washington.
A man from Washington, Tyne and Wear has been arrested after a racist comment was posted on Facebook about a Newcastle United striker.
The mother of one of the members of Collabro, who won Britain's Got Talent, said she was jumping up and down so much when the group's victory was announced that she fell down the stairs.
Lorraine Lambert, whose son Jamie is one fifth of the classical group, said she wasn't injured by the fall but is now "black and blue".
A man has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Washington.
The 36-year-old was originally held by police on suspicion of attempted murder after the victim, a man in his 30's, was found with life threatening injuries.
He later died in hospital and a murder investigation has been launched.
A man who suffered life threatening injuries after an incident in Washington has died.
Police were called to Usworth Hall in the Stephenson estate just before 11am.
The victim was flown to the RVI hospital in Newcastle where he died. His next of kin have been told.
A 36-year-old man, who police believe knew the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
– Northumbria Police Chief Superintendent Gordon Milward
I'd like to reassure people that a man has been arrested and it's believed the two men are known to each other.
An investigation is underway and I'd urge anyone with information to contact police. Extra patrols are taking place in the area to reassure residents and address any concerns they may have.
A man's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was left with life-threatening injuries in Washington.
Police were called to Usworth Hall in the Stephenson estate shortly before 11am.
The victim, who's in his 30's, was flown to the RVI hospital in Newcastle.
A 36-year-old man remains in custody. It is believed the two men knew each other.
A South Tyneside man has succeeded in winning this year's Britain's Got Talent contest as part of the musical theatre group Collabro.
Jamie Lambert, 23, is from Washington and joined the group when it was formed just a month before auditions for the show.
Speaking on stage after the win was announced, Lambert offered his thanks and praised the runner up, opera singer Lucy Kay, saying: "For everyone who voted, you're absolutely amazing.
"Judges, thank you so much. And to Lucy as well, she's absolutely incredible.”
The group pick up a £250,000 prize and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance in London.
Police investigating a burglary in Washington have arrested two men.
It follows a burglary at Avebury Drive on May 20.
Today (May 22) two men aged 35 and 40 were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are being interviewed by police.
Enquiries are continuing and police continue to appeal for witnesses.
An elderly couple found dead at a house in Washington have been named as Kenneth and Edna Fisher.
The couple were in their 70s and from the Biddick Villas area of Washington.
They were found by a carer, who called police at around 10.30am.
Neighbours tell me house in Washington where 2 bodies found was owned by a 'nice' older couple. http://t.co/SkUgHcfSTv
Neighbours have told ITV Tyne Tees that the house in Washington where two bodies were found was owned by a 'nice older couple.'
Police were called at 10.30am today by a carer. A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say they do not suspect anyone following the deaths of two people in Washington.
Police received a call from the ambulance service at 10:30am today, 11 April, at an address at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, Washington.
– DCI Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police
"This investigation is at an early stage, however, there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the wider community.
"Early indications are that no one else has been involved in these deaths but our enquiries continue to establish exactly what has taken place."