A collection of letters penned by a 19th century mass murderer are going under the hammer. Serial murderer Mary Ann Cotton, known as the 'Black Widow', wrote from her Durham prison cell before being executed in 1873. She was suspected of poisoning 21 people including family and lovers.
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War veterans taking part in the walk of Britain got a singing send-off from school pupils in Northumberland.
A cast of the skull of St Bede - the English scholar who is considered to be the founder of English history - will go on display in Jarrow.