BBC News for Tyne and Wear
Northumberland Line on track as approval granted
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 06:05:27 GMT
The government has approved the next stage of the proposed Northumberland Line.
Building work starts on Newcastle's HMRC headquarters
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:03:22 GMT
About 9,000 HMRC staff will relocate to Newcastle's Pilgrim's Quarter development in 2027.
Newcastle launch probe after Burrell racism claims
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:31:25 GMT
Newcastle Falcons launch an internal investigation to determine if any of the racism that former player Luther Burrell experienced in rugby union happened while at the club.
Sunderland festival cancellation costs council up to £142,000
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:09:47 GMT
The Lamplight Festival, due to take place over three days in August, was recently pulled.
NHS patients to be offered chance to travel for surgery
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:33:27 GMT
Hundreds of patients who have waited two years or more have already said they are willing to travel.
Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in Northumberland
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 10:06:12 GMT
Police appeal for witnesses to the crash, near the Wideopen Plantation junction of the A698.
Newcastle magnifying glass blaze sparks fire warning
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:40:59 GMT
Firefighters say sunlight catching on reflective surfaces poses a fire risk.
Two further charges over Nathaniel Wardle death in Wallsend
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:15:26 GMT
Three people have now been charged with murder after the 43-year-old was found with fatal injuries.
Northumberland Zoo celebrates 'miracle' Highland calf
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:31:43 GMT
Highland calf Dozer was born eight weeks prematurely and vets gave him little chance of surviving.
Lauren Laverne pulls out of Glastonbury after her mother dies
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:27:08 GMT
The presenter says she is "utterly heartbroken", adding "Mam, I love you forever".
Danny Humble: Murder accused 'hit victim in self-defence'
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:15:51 GMT
A youth who trigged a group attack which killed a man acted in self-defence, jurors are told.
Life Centre Newcastle awarded for work with autistic communities
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:38:48 GMT
The project saw changes to the centre, including sensory-friendly Sundays and dedicated quiet hours.
Wooden owl stolen from Newcastle special needs group
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:08:06 GMT
The sculpture took a special needs group 10 weeks to carve before it was taken.
Newcastle Hotspur Primary bans vehicles from drop-off area
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:19:45 GMT
Some parents welcomed the move but others worry it will take longer to get their children to class.
Hexham Tyne Valley Ices scoops Ice Cream Van of the Year
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:32:06 GMT
Zoe Philipson has brought her family's ice cream business, which started in 1974, right up to date.
Bamburgh sand art commemorates Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Sun, 05 Jun 2022 06:50:43 GMT
The piece is inspired by Her Majesty's love of stamp collecting.
England v New Zealand: Ben Stokes says approach 'sends message' to county players
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:41:47 GMT
England captain Ben Stokes says a county player's method rather than average "will be on the selectors' minds" when picking future Test squads.
Luther Burrell: Former England centre says racism is 'rife' in rugby union
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:03:50 GMT
Former England centre Luther Burrell says he wants to "empower younger generations" after detailing his experiences of racism in rugby union
Patrick Roberts: Winger to stay with Sunderland until 2024
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:33:04 GMT
Sunderland winger Patrick Roberts signs a new two-year deal to stay with the club until 2024.
Stephen Wearne: Grimsby sign ex-Sunderland midfielder on one-year deal
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:24:25 GMT
Grimsby Town sign attacking midfielder Stephen Wearne on a one-year deal, following his release by Sunderland.