Tyne Tees Throckley

The group touring care homes and brightening spirits throughout the pandemic

The Hinnies were set up by the charity Equal Arts, which runs creative groups for older people across the North East. When the pandemic forced a pause in the workshops, the Singing Hinnies were born.

Roads closed after underground fire

Hexham Road West in the village is closed. Police, fire services and gas and electric engineers are at the scene.

Family travel 600 miles for life-prolonging treatment

Terminally ill sisters travel hundreds of miles to two different hospitals in two different countries.