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.
More top news
Some experts, in the North East, say changing communities are contributing to loneliness.
The North East actress stars in 'Black Eyed Susan', a psychological drama about a woman trapped in her home by a teenage boy.
The latest NUFC blog following Newcastle United's 4-1 victory over Preston North End.