The UK's rarest breeding seabird is enjoying a revival in Northumberland with 100 pairs nesting on Coquet Island.
A £3m rejuvenation of the park which hosted Durham's first miners' gala 144 years ago is set to begin.
The government is to fund two permanent memorials to UK victims of terror attacks overseas as body of Lisa Burbidge from Whickham returns home.
The family of the police officer shot by gunman Raoul Moat are still waiting for justice five years later, his grieving twin brother says.
Experts welcome the return of a rare fish to the River Wear as a sign that water quality is improving.
Sunderland sign Wales international Adam Matthews from Scottish champions Celtic for £2m on a four-year deal.
Sunderland is announced as the starting point of the 2018 Tall Ships Race.
Northumberland's Lucy Bronze is shortlisted for the Golden Ball - the award given to the best player at the Women's World Cup.
Sunderland's Frankie and the Heartstrings seek new home sought for iconic Pop Recs store
Pictures and film clips capturing nearly half a century of North East history go on show
Score updates for Sunday's T20 Blast match at New Road (14:30 BST start).
Sunderland have an offer of about £2m accepted by Celtic for Wales right-back Adam Matthews.
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