Families from a flooded estate in Newcastle may soon be able to return to their homes after nearly a year away, now that engineers have fixed the last part of a collapsed culvert.
In September 2012, one block of flats had to be demolished and 24 families were moved out, after Spencer Court in Newburn was overrun with water. Dan Ashby has the latest:
More top news
Social workers in Northumberland have had to place a troubled teenage boy in a specialist residential school in Scotland.
Newcastle United has put out a statement saying that the club is officially up for sale.
Teaching assistants in Durham represented have overwhelmingly voted to accept the final offer made by Durham County Council.