Tyne and Wear Fire Service believe that the fire at the Co-op building in Newcastle today may have been started deliberately. Firefighters suspect children could be responsable and an investigation is underway.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A Metro train passenger who hurled shocking abuse at a transgender woman travelling on the same carriage has been put behind bars.
Three of the region's court houses are to close after the government decided they were under-used.