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.
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.
A British soldier who died at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan is named as Sapper Adam Moralee from Newcastle.
Newcastle Falcons number eight Ally Hogg is likely to miss their final six Premiership games with a torn pectoral muscle.
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