Police tell fans 'fly your England flag with pride during World Cup' - officers quash myth they ask for St George's cross to be removed

Police have moved to end the myth that they tell fans to take England flags down during football tournaments - and urged people to fly the St George's cross with pride during the World Cup.

Storm Hector batters North East with strong winds

Storm Hector has been battering the North East with strong winds as the region battens down the hatches.


Call for daredevils to take on abseil challenge at Souter Lighthouse

Dare you take on the challenge to abseil down one of the region's most famous landmarks?
Shields Ferry crossings have been suspended until further notice due to storm hector

Shields Ferry crossings cancelled due to strong winds brought by Storm Hector

Ferry passengers are having to find alternative means of transport today as strong winds forced crossings to be called off.
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'Tree champion' appointed to curb felling of street trees and boost planting rates

A "tree champion" has been appointed to prevent unnecessary felling of street trees and boost planting rates in the UK.

The 23 best places to get an ice cream on the North East coast, according to TripAdvisor

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream.


Warning remains in place as 60mph set to batter North East

Drivers, passengers, home owners and workers have been warned to take care as winds of up to 60mph are forecast to batter the region.

An artist's impression of how new Metro trains may look

Metro 2021: Firms invited to begin bidding for contract to build new trains

Passengers are a stage further down the line to seeing the next generation of Metro trains come into being.
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Amazon to show 20 Premiership matches a season, Premier League announces

Amazon will show 20 English top-flight matches per season for three years from the 2019-20 campaign, the Premier League has announced.

Heworth roundabout to fully reopen as work finishes early on major project

Drivers can breathe a sigh of relief as roadworks come to an end at one of the North East's busiest junctions.


Last Binns store set to close as House of Fraser announces plans to shut 31 branches, including two North East stores

Retailer House of Fraser has announced plans to shut 31 of its 59 stores across the UK and Ireland as part of a rescue deal, impacting around 6,000 jobs.

North East needs UK to stay in single market and keep access to skilled overseas workers, report finds

The UK must stay in the Single Market to minimise the impact on the North East economy, a regional ecomic group has said.

Day-by-day weather forecast for the week ahead in the North East

It's been a funny couple of month's for weather here in the North East, and we're hoping for a sunny summer.

Flying ants

North East warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

People in the North East have been warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

Former foreign secretary David Miliband, who has said that Jeremy Corbyn should back the idea of a "Norway model" for Britain after it leaves the European Union. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

UK needs 'Norway model' to stay safe in Trumpish world after Brexit, says ex-South Shields MP David Miliband

Jeremy Corbyn should back the idea of a "Norway model" for Britain after it leaves the European Union, former South Shields MP David Miliband has said.
A weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms is in place for the North East today

Weather warning issued for thunderstorms, heavy showers and flooding in North East

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the North East today.

Greggs tricks foodies by posing as hipster deli to showcase new menu - including first ever vegan sandwich

North East bakery Greggs tricked unsuspecting gourmets by posing as an artisan deli at a top London food festival.
Passport. Picture issued by Northumbria Police

45 Sunderland fans and 81 Newcastle fans banned from all travel abroad during World Cup

Scores of Sunderland and Newcastle fans have been banned from travelling abroad during the World Cup.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for North East as murky weather hangs over school holidays

Heavy showers are expected today, with thunderstorms forecast for the weekend as weather continues to give a grey edge to the school half-term holidays.


Drivers warned as fog and sea fret cause poor visibility

Drivers have been warned to take care as fog and sea fret causes poor visibility on the roads
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