BBC News - Tyne & Wear

Bill Steel: Broadcaster's son tells of pressure of being sole carer

Actor and broadcaster Bill Steel has dementia and is receiving end-of-life care at home.

Sunderland could see 'smart' bins across the city

The solar-powered bins send an electronic signal when they are full.

Pilot Andrew Buck and Lewis Stubbs killed when checking crashed plane

They were part of a convoy that had taken the wrong turn down a valley in the Alps.

Sunderland man admits brother's one-punch death

Jordan Bell died in hospital two weeks after he was struck by Dominic Robson during an argument.

Newcastle fake contact lenses seller fined £2,500

Zahra Gillani must pay £2,500 after she sourced the "dangerous" items from a Chinese website.

North Tyneside scrap dealer 'idiotic' for car on van plan

Police say the car "perched precariously" on the van was "one of the most idiotic things" they had seen.

Covid: North Tyneside homeless given vaccines

Experts say people in temporary housing have a higher risk of being seriously affected by Covid.

Gateshead's Sage arts venue awarded £1m from Barbour Foundation

Earlier this month the venue received a £3m loan from the government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Covid: North East alcohol consumption 'a tsunami of harm', campaigner fears

The young are "less likely" to drink at "risky levels" than the middle aged, a campaigner says.

A19 crash: Man dies and two people arrested

A man and a woman were held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police say.

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Pubs and gyms will reopen in Scotland on Monday, as lockdown restrictions ease significantly.

Covid: Restaurants and pubs have reopened, but what are the rules?

Pubs, cafes and restaurants in England are open for customers seated outdoors.

How many people can I have a drink with? And other questions

We answer some of your questions about England's roadmap out of lockdown, and other Covid-related issues.

What is a Covid passport and what are the UK's plans?

The government is considering how people could prove they are unlikely to transmit Covid.

Covid: When can I go on holiday abroad or in the UK?

A traffic light system ranking foreign countries by coronavirus risk is to be introduced - the rules on UK holidays are also easing.