The inquest into a police officer who was found dead at his home in Blyth two years ago, continues in Newcastle today.
PC David Rathband was left blind after being shot by gunman Raoul Moat.
Yesterday his father and sister said he was "let down by the people that could have prevented his death"
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On a tour of the North East today, the Chancellor George Osborne made a series of promises which he claimed would help create 50,000 jobs.
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in two separate demonstrations in Newcastle tomorrow.
Teesside car parts manufacturer Nifco has announced a new £50 million deal with US car giant Ford.