The mother of a military policeman killed in Iraq in 2003 has launched legal proceedings against the Ministry of Defence.
Pat Long, the mother of Corporal Paul Long from South Tyneside, wants a fresh independent inquiry into the circumstances of his death. He was killed by an Iraqi mob.
More top news
North East soldiers who died in the Battle of Jutland are among those remembered at a series of events on Orkney, in the Shetland Islands
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region
A dead whale has been found washed up on the beach at Marske, near Redcar