BBC News for Tyne and Wear
Northumberland Longridge Towers School strip club teacher banned
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:28:50 GMT
Richard Glenn is banned for three years over the visit to the Costa Rica lapdancing venue.
Convicted Post Office workers have names cleared
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:45:31 GMT
Judges quash convictions of 39 former postmasters after the UK's most widespread miscarriage of justice.
Mark Wood: England fast bowler to play amateur cricket for Ashington
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:01:57 GMT
England fast bowler Mark Wood will return to his boyhood club Ashington to play an amateur game on Saturday.
Bill Steel: Broadcaster's son tells of pressure of being sole carer
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:42:52 GMT
Actor and broadcaster Bill Steel has dementia and is receiving end-of-life care at home.
Sunderland could see 'smart' bins across the city
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:58:41 GMT
The solar-powered bins send an electronic signal when they are full.
Pilot Andrew Buck and Lewis Stubbs killed when checking crashed plane
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:07:06 GMT
They were part of a convoy that had taken the wrong turn down a valley in the Alps.
Sunderland man admits brother's one-punch death
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:35:05 GMT
Jordan Bell died in hospital two weeks after he was struck by Dominic Robson during an argument.
Newcastle fake contact lenses seller fined £2,500
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:17:29 GMT
Zahra Gillani must pay £2,500 after she sourced the "dangerous" items from a Chinese website.
North Tyneside scrap dealer 'idiotic' for car on van plan
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:12:32 GMT
Police say the car "perched precariously" on the van was "one of the most idiotic things" they had seen.
Covid: North Tyneside homeless given vaccines
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:37:23 GMT
Experts say people in temporary housing have a higher risk of being seriously affected by Covid.
Gateshead's Sage arts venue awarded £1m from Barbour Foundation
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:16:01 GMT
Earlier this month the venue received a £3m loan from the government's Culture Recovery Fund.
Covid-19: 'He's obviously the antibody winner'
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:51:07 GMT
A BBC presenter says she is shocked by she and her husband's wildly different reactions to a Covid blood test.
What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:23:25 GMT
Pubs and gyms will reopen in Scotland on Monday, as lockdown restrictions ease significantly.
Covid: Restaurants and pubs are reopening, but what are the rules?
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:51:30 GMT
Pubs, cafes and restaurants will reopen in Wales and Scotland on Monday 26 April.
How many people can I have a drink with? And other questions
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:31:26 GMT
We answer some of your questions about England's roadmap out of lockdown, and other Covid-related issues.
What is a Covid passport and what are the UK's plans?
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:54:48 GMT
The government is considering how people could prove they are unlikely to transmit Covid.
Alan Shearer: Ban European Super League clubs from Premier League
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:18:16 GMT
Ex-England footballer Alan Shearer says the proposed league is "plain and simply wrong".
Covid: 'Lockdown has been different if you're a twin'
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:14:55 GMT
Three sets of twins reflect on the past year, with research suggesting only 5.5% live with together.
Prince Philip's visits to the North East and Cumbria
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:59:27 GMT
We take a look back at Prince Philip's visits to the North East and Cumbria over the years.
Light pollution: How lockdown has darkened our skies
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:01:49 GMT
One impact of lockdown is that there has been a big reduction in light pollution in some areas.