A cargo ship stuck for 12 days off the Northumberland coast has been towed to safety and is now heading South. Salvage teams worked into the early hours of Thursday morning to free her.
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A driver has been jailed for ten months for dangerous driving and other offences in Northumberland.
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Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes says the city could take children from the Calais Jungle migrant camp in the next couple of years.