BBC News - Tyne & Wear

Northumberland Line on track as approval granted

The government has approved the next stage of the proposed Northumberland Line.

Building work starts on Newcastle's HMRC headquarters

About 9,000 HMRC staff will relocate to Newcastle's Pilgrim's Quarter development in 2027.

Newcastle launch probe after Burrell racism claims

Newcastle Falcons launch an internal investigation to determine if any of the racism that former player Luther Burrell experienced in rugby union happened while at the club.

Sunderland festival cancellation costs council up to £142,000

The Lamplight Festival, due to take place over three days in August, was recently pulled.

NHS patients to be offered chance to travel for surgery

Hundreds of patients who have waited two years or more have already said they are willing to travel.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in Northumberland

Police appeal for witnesses to the crash, near the Wideopen Plantation junction of the A698.

Newcastle magnifying glass blaze sparks fire warning

Firefighters say sunlight catching on reflective surfaces poses a fire risk.

Two further charges over Nathaniel Wardle death in Wallsend

Three people have now been charged with murder after the 43-year-old was found with fatal injuries.

Northumberland Zoo celebrates 'miracle' Highland calf

Highland calf Dozer was born eight weeks prematurely and vets gave him little chance of surviving.

Lauren Laverne pulls out of Glastonbury after her mother dies

The presenter says she is "utterly heartbroken", adding "Mam, I love you forever".

Danny Humble: Murder accused 'hit victim in self-defence'

A youth who trigged a group attack which killed a man acted in self-defence, jurors are told.

Life Centre Newcastle awarded for work with autistic communities

The project saw changes to the centre, including sensory-friendly Sundays and dedicated quiet hours.

Wooden owl stolen from Newcastle special needs group

The sculpture took a special needs group 10 weeks to carve before it was taken.

Newcastle Hotspur Primary bans vehicles from drop-off area

Some parents welcomed the move but others worry it will take longer to get their children to class.

Hexham Tyne Valley Ices scoops Ice Cream Van of the Year

Zoe Philipson has brought her family's ice cream business, which started in 1974, right up to date.

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