Joan Hoggett was stabbed while working late at a shop in Sunderland in September.
Aaron Naylor assaulted two police officers as they responded to an emergency call by his ex-partner.
Thomas Ellison placed a lunchbox fitted with wires on Newcastle's High Level Bridge.
Shares in the bakery chain Greggs bucked the retail gloom this week thanks to good numbers and marketing.
Lesley's father, from Wallsend, was targeted by "paedophile hunters", and took his own life only days later.
Newcastle score two goals in extra time to beat Championship side Blackburn in their FA Cup third-round replay at Ewood Park.
Samoa winger Sinoti Sinoti extends his contract with Newcastle Falcons beyond the 2018-19 season, on undisclosed terms.
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