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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2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.