- Tyne Tees
The Senior Coroner for Teesside has announced his retirement. Michael Sheffield has worked with the service for more than four decades.
His retirement follows repeated calls for him to step down after it was found that the service had up to 300 families waiting for inquests at any one time. The backlog was reduced after reforms.
More top news
A look at the weather forecast for the Tyne Tees region
Sunderland's talented over 60's are hoping to impress the judges.
A driver from County Durham who caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12 and a half years.