The four defendants were accused of child sex and drugs offences dating back to 2006.
Carers UK is running a poetry competition in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.
Bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the North East on Friday 22 September 2017.
BBC Music lists two Newcastle venues as among the most beautiful UK gig venues.
Ten years ago the Northern Rock empire collapsed.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Sunderland and Cardiff City.
Team news as Bath host Newcastle Falcons in Saturday's Premiership fixture at The Rec (15:00 BST).
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