With teenage pregnancy at its lowest rate for more than 40 years, a Teesside University academic is challenging the popular stereotype of the teenager mother.
Dr Lisa Arai, a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Health & Social Care, said that far from being "prophets of doom" as teenage mothers are often depicted, the majority of teenage mothers enjoy motherhood and their lives do not change drastically as a result of having a baby.
More top news
Campaigners have been taking part in a protest walk today in opposition to a planned building development in Newcastle.
The farming and rugby communities in Tynedale have rallied to help a Northumberland man diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
Newcastle United has given a strong indication that they will keep John Carver as Head Coach until the end of the season.