It is one of the most under-used maternity units in the country and the subject of two serious investigations into standards of care.
But the trust that runs Berwick Maternity Unit says it will remain open. Despite today's announcement, it is not clear what kind of facility it will provide
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Organisers say Newcastle Pride, which launches on Friday night at Nunsmoor, is expected to be the 'biggest ever'.
Northumbria Police is appealing for information after a woman's mobility scooter was stolen and set alight.
The pair were both aged 14 when they plotted to murder fellow students and teachers at a school in Northallerton.