15:26 UK time, Thursday, 27 February 2014
Users of e-cigarettes fear they will be driven back to smoking by new EU regulations that have just been agreed.
Plans for a £5m community care hub for older people are approved in Northumberland.
A woman is charged in connection with an investigation into the rape of a boy in Newcastle.
Two North East seaside towns are to receive almost £3m in government funding.
Great Britain's Richard Kilty wins a shock gold in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.
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