A conman who murdered a County Durham woman and then went about emptying her bank accounts has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Rakesh Bhayani stabbed Carole Waugh to death and hid her body, and then spent most of her life's earnings on luxury hotels, prostitutes and designer goods.
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The RMT Union has suspended a 24-hour rail strike planned for Tuesday 30 May, in light of the Manchester terror attack.
Police are investigating after a man wearing a balaclava and black tights over his head robbed a Gateshead takeaway.
The threat level has been raised to critical by MI5's Counter-Terrorism Analysis Centre.