A teenager accused of plotting mass murder at his former college tells a court sourcing a gun online was "just like buying a bar of chocolate".
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A girl whose older brother beat her with a table leg after she objected to him watching a World Cup football match must go into care, a judge rules.
The iconic sign from the former Sunderland Echo building is to be sold for charity.
Hundreds of former National Coal Board coke workers are told they can launch a legal challenge for compensation over illnesses.
A multimillion-pound revamp of a gallery in Newcastle is given the go-ahead thanks to £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Days trips booked through a South Shields Facebook page are halted after police begin a fraud probe and arrest a woman.
A man is charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a pub in County Durham.
Plans to build a landscape discovery centre in Northumberland are given a £1m funding boost.
Capturing the moor's sounds, sights, wildlife, people and events
Ambulance trusts in England are paying staff to appeal against thousands of speeding fines
England seamer Mark Wood is an injury concern for the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston.
National League side Gateshead sign former Plymouth Argyle midfielder River Allen on a one-year deal.
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