"Our sadness is overwhelming" - tributes to the father of two killed when his patrol vehicle smashed into a tree. Colleagues have spoken of their grief.
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Within the next few weeks security and compounds will arrive at the Monks Cross site for construction work to start.
Newcastle's Freeman Hospital is the first in the region to introduce live music to intensive care, as an aid to recovery