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.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Mild but moist air moving in from the southwest over the next few days. Rather cloudy, with the risk of rain