Businesses across the region have rallied round to provide meals for school children, who rely on free school meals, during the half-term break. It follows a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford, who says no child should feel "like they do not matter".
New management will take over the Metrocentre in Gateshead after the collapse of former owners Intu.
This summer, it was announced that Darlington and Horden were to receive a share of the Home Office’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund.
Officers have arrested five men after rogue trader reports. A 69-year-old woman was told she needed to pay £1,250 for roof work after previously agreeing £500