North East England

Durham body: Police cordon off street and back lane

Image caption Police taped off an area outside the house and round into the back lane A woman’s body has been discovered in a residential street. The body of the 39-year-old was brought out of…


Stockton Globe Theatre: Spiralling refurbishment costs challenged

Image caption The Globe theatre closed in 1997 having been used as a bingo hall since 1977 Councillors have sought reassurances the cost of refurbishing a Grade-II listed theatre, which is already over budget, will…


Middlesbrough FC fake football trial scam warning

Image copyright Middlesbrough FC Image caption In one case $150 dollars was demanded for a trial at Middlesbrough Fraudsters are targeting young footballers across the world offering them fake trials in return for money. Middlesbrough…





Firearm man shot by police detained indefinitely

Image caption Houlihan was shot by police through a taxi window in Bishop Auckland A man who was shot by police while carrying a firearm has been detained in a secure institution. Samuel Houlihan was…


Newcastle United v Cardiff City

Newcastle defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark were both substituted because of injuries against Blackburn on Tuesday TEAM NEWS Newcastle will assess the fitness of defenders Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles, who were both injured…


Dipton opencast mine: Government to review planning permission

Image copyright Campaign to Protect Pont Valley Image caption Campaigners claim the decision not to revoke the company’s mining permit was flawed The government is to review the future of a County Durham opencast site…


Carter Cookson: Parents trying to find a heart for their son

The parents of Carter Cookson have held a vigil in South Shields to raise awareness of their son’s need for a transplant. Born on Boxing Day, Carter suffered three cardiac arrests and has been kept…


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