Administrators for collapsed entertainment retailer HMV are to close four stores in the North East.
Durham, South Shields, Stockton-on-Tees and Teesside branches are among 66 UK stores closing with 930 job losses.
More top news
Wearside raises the flag to mark American Independence Day
The twin brother of the police officer shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat says his family are still waiting for justice five years later.
One of the world's biggest ever birthday parties is being held in the North East this weekend.