Police investigating the death of a woman in North Tyneside have charged a man with murder.
A body was found at an address on Tennyson Terrace in North Shields on Christmas Day.
The family of Jillian Grant, 38, has released a statement saying she was loving and didn't let blindness stand in her way.
Mark Smith, 41 of Tennyson Terrace has been charged with murder and attempted murder following a fire in Heaton, Newcastle. He will appear in court at North Shields on December 29.