Good Morning Britain star Ben Shephard is taking on 210-mile challenge to raise money for the Children's Heart Unit Fund in NewcastleRead the full story ›
Middlesbrough's Jade Jones and Gateshead's Stephen Miller are among the athletes selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that 41 athletes have been added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.
Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 256 from 19 sports.
IM GOING TO RIO I'm so pleased to have been selected to represent GB in my second Paralympics https://t.co/lkAWjeGMyT
The father of the two-year-old girl taken from Primark has spoken exclusively to Good Morning Britain about the kidnappingRead the full story ›
Blue House and Haddricks Mill roundabouts will both be made safer say Newcastle City Council after unveiling £20m revamp plansRead the full story ›
The ambitious plans to expand the Metro system have been given the go-ahead by the North East Combined AuthorityRead the full story ›
The North East Combined Authority has voted unanimously in favour of plans to improve and expand the Tyne and Wear Metro.
However, it's a long way off. It would happen in stages and needs to secure lots of government funding. That application process now begins
Disagreement about how best to move forward re devolution after gov reshuffle. Some want further assurances that the existing deal remains..
Others, including Cllr Nick Forbes, say we should plough on asap
North East Combined Authority agrees, not unanimously, to seek further reassurance from the new(!) government re devolution deal
Metro decision coming later - first where we are on North East devolution
A meeting to discuss plans to expand the Metro system has begun.
Meeting underway of North East council leaders. Discussion coming up whether to approve plans to expand Metro system https://t.co/J5Eg0jkjJw
Ryanair has launched its Newcastle summer schedule for 2017. It includes three new routes.Read the full story ›