Tory and NE peer Lord Bates says he's sure Lord Howell made a slip of the tongue and meant 'delightful' not 'desolate' in ref to North East!
More top news
One in six local roads will need to be repaired or even closed within the next five years, according to a new report.
Alan Shearer and a host of other people have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the Newcastle United's former tea-lady Kath Cassidy.
Former defender Woodgate has rejoined the Premier League club as first-team coach