A father from Durham has thanked the Algerian authorities who rescued him and many of his colleagues held hostage by terrorists last week.
Peter Hunter says that he is relieved to be back home with his family.
David Cameron today pledged to track down the militant group responsible for the deaths of thirty seven foreign workers, including at least three Britons.
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Northumbria Police say they have had an "excellent" response to an appeal for information about a missing local man.
A couple in North Tyneside have seen off an intruder believed to be armed with a machete.
Brighter skies follow morning rain for both Saturday and Sunday. Winds stay strong. Mild Saturday, cooler on Sunday