A woman remains critically ill in hospital after being stuck by a car on South Tyneside.
The 79-year-old was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa on the A194 Western Approach at South Shields, close to the junction with Dean Road on Friday at around 4:25pm. She was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
More top news
With the ageing population set to increase, ITV Tyne Tees has been investigating the extent, and effects, of loneliness in the region.
The Lions of Zululand, a traditional dance act from South Africa, are touring schools in the North East.
Drivers caught speeding excessively can now expect fines starting from 150% of their weekly income.