The inquest into the death of Polish farm worker Danuta Domagalska has recorded a verdict of 'unlawful killing'.
Her strangled body was found in woods in County Durham last August. Her brother Piotr Lawniczak was found hanged days later. The inquest recorded a verdict of suicide.
More top news
Trips to the hospital could soon become less stressful for young patients in Sunderland after the donation of pain distraction equipment.
The Leader of the Labour Party is in Sunderland, visiting the Nissan plant.
Roker Pier has re-opened to the public after a £850,000 re-surfacing and repair project.