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19 October 2014 Last updated at 16:07

Teenage girl raped in church yardSt Mark's Church, Shiremoor

A girl who was raped in the grounds of a church in North Tyneside has been left 'traumatised', police say.

Dog in parkDogs bans begin to tackle fouling

Dogs in Sunderland are being restricted in where they can go in public in a bin to tackling fouling.

Volunteers to decide councillor 'pay'

Volunteers are to decide what allowance payments Durham's 126 councillors are entitled too.

Richard Moss Article written by Richard Moss Richard Moss Political editor, North East & Cumbria

Northern Tories look to party for devolution answers

Conservatives in northern England say the region must not be left unfairly disadvantaged by further Scottish devolution

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Chris Jackson Article written by Chris Jackson Chris Jackson Presenter, Inside Out, North East & Cumbria

Inside Out returns with an investigation into e-cigarettes

How safe are e-cigarettes? A new series of Inside Out investigates just what is contained in them.

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