News, sport, weather and travel from across the North East from Monday 25 March to Friday 29 March 2019.
"Betsy's really good at sniffing out rubbish, particularity baby wipes... she's an excellent help."
The highest number of extreme right-wing referrals to the government's counter-terrorism programme is from the North East.
Former miner Norman Cornish was known for his paintings of life in the industrial North East.
High-profile nature lovers including broadcaster Chris Packham have criticised developers for promoting the practice.
Wrexham's title ambitions take another blow as they as they lose 1-0 at Hartlepool - their third defeat in four games.
John Mikel Obi says he thought he would find out his father had been shot after playing in a World Cup game for Nigeria.
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