Updated 1:12am 23 May 2013
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TWO County Durham police stations will have starring roles in the next series of the TV crime drama Inspector George Gently.Read
THE FOUNDER of a leading autism charity has admitted driving while three times over the limit.Read
INVESTORS who lost billions when Northern Rock was nationalised to save the banking system from collapse will go without a penny in compensation after a Court of Appeal ruling.Read
DURHAM and former England cricketer Paul Collingwood is suing a financial adviser who he claims has lost more than £300,000 of his savings.Read
DEPRIVED areas of the North East are being hit up to four times as hard as more affluent areas of the South by the combined blow of council and welfare cuts, new figures show.Read
A YOUNG Northumberland man is taking his place alongside two football internationals on the coaching staff of one of Iceland’s top soccer teams.Read
MAGISTRATES’ courts in Northumberland and Tyneside send fewer people to prison than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have shown.Read
CREW members of HMS Northumberland fighting pirates off the coast of Africa were given a personal thank you by the Prince of Wales.Read
HUNDREDS of motorists were left stranded in their cars for up to five hours when snow brought one of region’s main routes to a standstill.Read
WEATHER warnings for snow have been extended until Thursday as the region wraps up for the latest wintry blast.Read
THE boss of one of Newcastle’s top restaurants has been hit with a fine after he admitted failing to stop after an accident and driving with no insurance.Read
DANCING dragons captivated crowds as Newcastle celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year.Read
PARENTS are taking legal advice after plans were announced to merge two private schools in Newcastle.Read
A DEVOTED mother and nurse has been killed by a rare and aggressive form of cancer just weeks after the birth of her third child.Read
SHOCKED pupils and parents of two Newcastle girls’ schools reacted with anger last night after learning by email that the two institutions are to merge.Read
RURAL areas of the region were hardest hit by the latest wintry blast to sweep the North East.Read
A MAJOR cash reward is being offered to help catch three robbers who subjected an elderly couple to a terrifying ordeal in their own home.Read
PINT-SIZED skiing sensation Amy Stokoe was in her element during the latest snowfall.Read
HAVE you got the X Factor? Well, now it does not matter if you do or not, as a North East college is offering a course on how to learn it.Read
MORE snow is on its way and temperatures are set to plunge as the North East is gripped by the latest cold snap.Read
Liz Walker is a senior reporter. She has worked as a journalist since 2004 and joined ncjMedia in 2006. She grew up in Middlesbrough and now lives in North Tyneside.
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