The family of a man from Durham who died in France say they were 'astounded' to be refused information about his case, because it could damage relations between Britain and France.
The Foreign Office won't disclose some correspondence about the death of 31 year old Andrew Watt.
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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.
The National Trust invites everyone to celebrate the great British coast with their Big Beach Picnic, with three events in the North East.