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Tributes continue to pour in to former Newcastle star Steve Carney

In pictures: Ex-Newcastle United and Blyth Spartans defender Steve Carney View gallery<p>Tributes continued to pour in today to former Newcastle United …

We’re in safe hands, says Newcastle boss Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE United are in safe hands in the Premier League relegation run-in – despite the loss of first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul.<p>Krul was ruled out …

Fabricio Coloccini can lead Toon to safety, says Steven Taylor

STEVEN Taylor’s hopeful captain Fabricio Coloccini can lead Newcastle United to safety.<p>Coloccini made a timely return from injury against West Ham …

Goals could be huge, says Sunderland’s Adam Johnson

ADAM Johnson says Sunderland’s goal difference advantage could prove to be crucial in the battle to avoid the drop.<p>Sunderland’s survival hopes …

Body found hanging in Sunderland street

A MAN has been found hanged in a city street.<p>His body was discovered hanging from railings in Fordfield Road, in Pallion, near the junction with St …

Runners launch the Bupa Great North 10k Gateshead race

European flags adorned the Gateshead quayside as runners launched a popular sporting event.<p>The Bupa Great North 10k Gateshead will take place on June …

Power tools stolen from van

Power tools were stolen from a van parked at Fallodon Avenue, Shilbottle, between midnight and 8am on Thursday, April 25.<p>The van window was smashed …

Wigan lose to Swansea: Lee Ryder on what it means for Newcastle United

Newcastle United's relegation fears eased slightly when fellow strugglers Wigan lost 3-2 to Swansea last night. Despite Wigan twice taking the lead, …

Newcastle's China Town hit by burst water main

Water cascades through Newcastle’s China Town after a pipe burst in the early hours of yesterday morning.<p>Sections of the Gallowgate area were closed …

Karl Walker and Courtney Ormston found guilty in Logan Ormston trial

A MAN has been convicted of two-month-old Logan Ormston's murder at Newcastle Crown Court this afternoon.<p>The baby's mum has also been found guilty of …

New Shields MP takes up her Commons seat

LABOUR’S newest MP Emma Lewell-Buck visited the House of Commons for the first time today as she arrived to take her seat.<p>Ed Miliband said she would …

Call for gardeners to take part in Darlington in Bloom

There are categories for large and small gardens in town and rural locations, as well as a category for people who live in new houses with town-style …

Landslip 'threat' to Durham Regatta

Last week, Durham County Council ordered an investigation into the problem.<p>The ash tree which fell on Christmas Eve blocked part of the regatta’s …

Young Middlesbrough football fan gets chance to fulfill his dream in charity match

And as a result of his determination, the 17-year-old, from Acklam, Middlesbrough, has been given the chance to play in the charity match thanks to …

Controversial bridge closure is given the go-ahead

The scheme, described by York’s cabinet as “bold and radical”, will see Lendal Bridge in the city centre closed to private vehicles from 10.30am to …

Man's body found in River Wear

The force said officers are investigating, but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstance at this stage.

Major upgrade for coastal caravan park

A north Northumberland holiday park has unveiled its new state-of-the-facilities for touring caravans following a £500,000 upgrade.<p>Park owner …

Woman who glassed her own sister walks free from court

WOMAN has walked free from court after a knife and glass attack that left her sister needing 50 stitches to her face.<p>Julia Conroy, 43, slashed Evelyn …

Man’s body found in River Wear

THE body of a man has been pulled from the River Wear.<p>Police and firefighters were called to the top end of the Riverside Park area of …

Inquest opened over Sunderland double-death mystery

POLICE have yet to find out what caused the deaths of two pensioners discovered in the bedroom of their Sunderland home.<p>An inquest into James and May …

Burglar stole autistic boy’s computer equipment in Sunderland raid

A BURGLAR who stole vital computer equipment belonging to an autistic schoolboy has been jailed.<p>David Birch, 28, raided a family home in Sunderland …

Hospital helps the North-East become most connected electric vehicle network in the UK

Since its launch in 2010, the project has become the UK’s largest regional recharging network, making the North-East the most connected electric …

Fire crews rescue puppy from Marske house blaze

FIRE crews rescued a puppy from the kitchen of a house in Marske, East Cleveland.<p>The call was received around 8.45pm last night (Tuesday, March 7) …

Leukaemia fundraiser Adrian dies

He raised nearly £14,000 for charity, including the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Bright Red, a charity based at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, …

Skelton taxi driver admits causing death of Redcar student

Craig Williamson, 46, was due to go on trial at Teesside Crown Court, but changed his plea to guilty at the last minute.<p>He will be sentenced at the …

Dangerous robber who held up a taxi driver at knifepoint is jailed for five years

Bishop, 22, of Laurel Avenue, Middlesbrough, complained from the dock at Teesside Crown Court about the length of his sentence.<p>And stunned supporters …

Estate agent employee admits stealing £13,000 rent collected from tenants

Durham Crown Court heard that as administrative assistant at his Seaham office she dealt with 90 tenants, most who made their rent payments in …

Family celebrates Wallsend youngster's first birthday milestone

Smiling Kasie Martin has beaten the odds as she celebrates the milestone of her first birthday.<p>Unable to sit, move her legs or hold her head up, she …

Neighbours’ shock after OAP held up at knife point in Sunderland home

KNIFE-WIELDING burglars threatened an elderly woman after they smashed their way into her home.<p>The two men, one armed with a blade, broke through …