Trading Standards has called for improved tests for Halloween costumes, after finding some approved garments remain highly flammable.Read the full story ›
On the scariest day of the year, you've been sending your spooky snaps! Have a look at these costumes!Read the full story ›
The advice comes as officers have been called out to two premises in Northumberland after ghost hunters have gone onto private land.Read the full story ›
Fireworks, dressing up and sweets – it’s an exciting time for humans, but loud noises and unfamiliar faces can be distressing for pets.Read the full story ›
Officers warn against frightening elderly people in particular who don't wish to take part in the seasonal celebrationsRead the full story ›
Make sure your family enjoys Halloween by following this safety advice and ensure you know what to do if a costume catches fire.Read the full story ›
Parents in the North East are being warned of the dangers their children face from some Halloween costumes.
Many of the increasingly popular designs are only subject to limited safety checks, meaning contact with a flame can set them alight in seconds.
The fire service is asking parents to be cautious this Halloween.
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More than 1,000 people dressed as witches converged on Alnwick... but it wasn't enough to break the record number.Read the full story ›
Thousands of witches are gathering for a spooky celebration in Alnwick Gardens, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people dressed as a witch in one place.
Adults and children are bringing half term week to a magical end by wearing the traditional dress of all black clothes, a black pointy hat, a creepy black cape, and of course, a broomstick.
People from all across the North East and UK are being drawn to the picturesque Alnwick Gardens by a promise of entertainment and music provided by Newcastle Musical Theatre Company, The Peace Artists, and many more.
The incantation of witches (the official term for a gathering) will attempt to smash the record set in Spain in November 2013, when 1,607 witches gathered to bring them luck for the Spanish Christmas Lottery.
Ross visits a cat shelter where there are more black cats than any other kind.Read the full story ›