News from Regional North East
The young people's Citizens Advice Bureau service operating in Berwickshire was visited by South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume (Lib Dem) last week. The successful Berwickshire Young Citizens Project is being used as a template for services across the region h
NORTHUMBERLAND'S National Park is worth millions to the North East economy, a new report has revealed. The study, Valuing England's National Parks, which was published yesterday, claims Northumberland National Park contributes £81m to the regional econom
A British Airways plane has had to return to Heathrow with smoke billowing from the aircraft. With eyewitnesses reporting seeing an engine on fire, the Airbus A319 plane made an emergency landing, with the 75 passengers and crew all safely evacuated via
The Duke of Cambridge said London's staging of the Champions League final would inspire a generation through its "excellence" as he welcomed delegates to Uefa's 37th annual congress. William declared himself "first and foremost" a...
A prison van containing Dale Cregan - the killer of Police Constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone - has been involved in a road collision on the way to court, sources said. The van was travelling to Preston Crown Court, where Cregan has been on trial. F
Children who access pornography are more likely to have sex at a younger age and engage in "risky behaviours", a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner has warned. The office has called for urgent action to "develop...
RBS was hit by another embarrassing IT failure that left customers using its popular mobile app unable to access their accounts online. Two million customers at the taxpayer-backed bank, which includes NatWest, have the app on smartphones and tablet comp
A £150m shopping centre that aims to transform a Tyneside town centre has officially opened. Crowds turned out for the opening ceremony of Gateshead's Trinity Square, which is hoped will catapult the town 500 places in the national shopping destination r
SCHOOL pupils stepped back in time into the Age of the Dinosaur at Newcastle's Life Science Centre. The youngsters journeyed back to the Jurassic period in a sneak preview of the attraction's new animatronic exhibition. Afterwards the primary school chil
METRO passengers face a month of disruption as nearly a third of the system is closed down. Repair work to tracks which in some places are 150 years old will see the line shut down for 27 days between the Airport, Four Lane Ends and Haymarket stations. T
An inquiry into the hunt for a convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog Strangler who escaped from a secure hospital in Newcastle has found the police did not adequately assess the risk he posed to the public. Phillip Westwater, 44, left his clothes in a pi
Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has challenged a government minister to commit funds for A1 improvements to help businesses in Northumberland. Sir Alan took the opportunity during Treasury Questions in the House of Commons to point out that providing funds to
The man accused of abducting and murdering April Jones told a jury he has "no answer" as to what he did with her body. Mark Bridger, 47, was giving evidence for the third day during his trial at Mold Crown Court. The former slaughterhouse...
A tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court has ruled. The posting appeared two days after a November 2012 Newsnight report wrongly implicated the former Conservative Party treasurer in alleg
VISITORS to a county attraction can see a range of famous costumes up close - including one that caused quite a stir across the world. Starting this Saturday, several of Belsay Hall’s ground floor rooms will play host to a collection of garments, titled
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