A new cancer centre has opened in Newcastle to provide care and support for patients and families.
Sarah Brown, wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown opened Maggies at the Freeman hospital.
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Residents in Sacriston have been told to keep their windows closed due to smoke in the area.
The young couple from South Shields were killed in the Manchester terror attack. Their families say the town has shown 'amazing support'.
Three officers were attacked in South Shields on Thursday evening