Police have named the 52-year-old woman found dead in Cramlington as Christine Baker. Alan David Baker, 56, has been charged with her murder.
He appeared before South East Northumberland Magistrates this afternoon.
He is due to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.
More top news
Extra officers are in the Wallsend area to carry out enquiries and to offer reassurance to the community.
Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
Provisional statistics for July show it was a cool and wet month for many of us.