The trust providing hospital and community services in South Tyneside requires improvement, a team of inspectors says.
About a third of secondary schools in northern England and the Midlands are not good enough, Ofsted's annual report says.
A fifth person is sentenced for his part in a multi-million pound property swindle.
The arrest and trial of Rudolf Abel is the subject for a new movie, but who was he and what is the story behind his unlikely upbringing Tyneside?
Actor Bill Murray is the inspiration for an exhibition at the Baltic
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren says it is not time to panic at St James' Park, despite his side sitting second bottom.
Gateshead manager Neil Aspin says he feels he is under pressure in his new role because it is his hometown club.
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