Over the last few weeks we have heard about major cuts in services across the North East.
They have been thrown into sharp focus this week by the announcement that the famous City Pool in Newcastle may have to close.
But the city council would appear to have a fight on its hands over that. Watch the full reprot here:
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A North East man was left a little green after discovering that he was sharing his meal with something that was not on the menu.
The two men had to be separated on the touchline as Hull drew 1-1 with visiting Sunderland last night.
The Newcastle-based bakers made £1m a week in coffee sales in the period leading up to Christmas.