The funeral has taken place of a North East woman who was shot dead at her villa in Turkey. 56 year old Anne Bury died last month.
Megan Atkinson made it onto the podium at the World Dwarf Games in Michigan not once - but 12 times. Now she has Paralympic ambitions.
The family of a County Durham man who died on Rhodes claim Greek authorities are blocking their fight for justice
Foreign Secretary William Hague told Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery that the case of Nick Dunn and his five former British Army colleagues is an important consular case.
He said it has already been raised at the highest levels.
The case of Nick Dunn, a 27-year-old security worker from Ashington, who has been in jail in India for the past five weeks was raised in the House of Commons.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said David Cameron had mentioned the case to the Indian Prime Minister and the country's foreign minister.
Mr Dunn is a former paratrooper who was arrested alongside five other former British Army soldiers while working on the MV Seaman Guard Ohio for American maritime security company AdvanFort.
He is being held, along with his colleagues, at Puzhal Prison in Chennai, South India.
The men were accused of illegally possessing weapons on their support vessel while operating in Indian waters – and have been in jail ever since.
The case was put to Mr Hague by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery.
A fund has been set up for a man from Teesside killed in a road accident in Dubai.
Gavin Duffy from Billingham had been on holiday there when he died.
He did not have travel insurance and so a fund has been set up to pay for his body to be brought home.
So far around £18,000 has been raised.
Work on a multi-million pound redevelopment of Durham University's Palace Green Library has been halted after four skulls and other remains were unearthed.
They were discovered by a team of archeologists and contractors while working on the second phase of the development.
Senior Archaeologist Richard Annis says it could be part of an old Medieval graveyard.
Hundreds of supporters lined the streets of Morpeth to welcome soldiers home from their final tour of Afghanistan.
The 1st Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers marched through the town's streets earlier this morning.
In a statement on their fundraising website, the friends and family of John-Paul Conley announce the news that he has been found dead.
"We have had sad news from Laos.Early on the fourth day of searching, John Paul was found on one of the many beaches on the river and recovered by fishing boat.Our brilliant, funny and much loved friend has gone.Now, John Paul will begin his journey home.Both families are now flying to Bangkok to meet Kate. She is making her way there with John Paul."
"James McTiernan, who has been an enduring support throughout, continues to be invaluable in organising what is needed. Kate’s good friends Andrew and Phillippa Mckeown have also arrived in Laos to support her. She is in very good hands.I have no information on how long it might take to get John Paul home. At this stage there is very little else to pass on."
"John Paul’s family have been so moved by what you’ve done for him. You can’t imagine.John, Angela, Michele, and Kate’s family, have all asked me to tell you that they can’t thank you enough.Michele will be at home, helping her parents from Middlesbrough.Thank you all so much.Rest in peace Johnny mate."
The family of John-Paul Conley has announced he has been found dead in Laos.
The parents of a man from Middlesbrough who was swept away while swimming in South East Asia are flying out to help the search.
John-Paul Conley had been travelling through the region with his girlfriend. He got caught in strong currents in a river in Southern Laos.
The parents of a man from Middlesbrough who was swept away while swimming in a river in South East Asia will fly out tomorrow to join the search effort.
John-Paul Conley, 35, is on a year-long round the world trip with his girlfriend, Kate Downey.
He got into difficulties in strong currents in Southern Laos on Tuesday.
Back home, friends have raised more than £27,000 to help fund the search.