Police have asked for more time to question a teenager arrested in connection with an assault on a ten year old girl. She remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being found with head injuries on Teesside.
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The twin brother of the police officer shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat says his family are still waiting for justice five years later.
One of the world's biggest ever birthday parties is being held in the North East this weekend.
The National Trust invites everyone to celebrate the great British coast with their Big Beach Picnic, with three events in the North East.