A gas worker from Teesside who was being held hostage in Algeria has been freed, and has been speaking on television about his experience.
Darren Matthews from Loftus said he was relieved to be free, but wouldn't feel safe until he was back in the UK.
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A lorry driver from Northumberland has been found guilty of trying to smuggle half a million fake pound coins into the UK.
Almost 100 years after a group of trainee teachers arrived at the frontline in Ypres, a County Durham-born historian will tell their story.
Runners are being the opportunity to race 26.5 miles under the darkest night skies in Northumberland this weekend.