A man has admitted killing a schoolboy on Wearside more than twenty years ago - but denies his murder.
Steven Grieveson has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 14-year-old Simon Martin in 1990.
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The funeral of three-week-old baby, Reggie Young, who was killed by his family dog has taken place at Sunderland Minster.
A woman is receiving hospital treatment after being sexually assaulted while walking her dog.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.