Driving standing up conviction for tall Newcastle man
A 6ft 7in (2m) Newcastle man admits driving standing up but later claims he was "just tall".
Asbestos fly-tipped 'in every corner' of county
Hazardous asbestos has been found dumped in "every corner" of Northumberland, the local authority says.
HSBC to close 62 more branches this year
The High Street bank has pointed to the growth of mobile and internet banking for its closure programme.
Newcastle researchers welcome CML leukaemia trial success
Doctors in Newcastle say research could see patients with a form of leukaemia live significantly longer.
Hartlepool gang who preyed on elderly jailed
Fraudsters posed as builders and targeted vulnerable pensioners across north-east England.
Helen Bailey murder trial: Author 'panicked' about forgetfulness
A children's author whose body was found in a cesspit "panicked" about forgetful incidents in the weeks before she vanished, her mother tells a court.