New flights to Norway launched from Newcastle

Those who fancy a trip to Norway will now be able to fly direct from Newcastle as Norwegian airline Hurtigruten launches new flights.
The north entrance to Elwick Village.

Drivers warned of week-long road closures in Elwick

Drivers are being warned of overnight road closures through Elwick Village, near Hartlepool, this week.

New figures show just how much has been paid out in pothole claims across the region.

How much has been paid out in pothole claims in your area?

New figures have been released this week which show just how much has been paid out in pothole claims across the region.

This weather won't be happening anytime soon

Snowmageddon isn't on the way, no matter what the front pages say

Reports of a snowmageddon on the way may be slightly exaggerated.

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Killer clowns chase Hartlepool park visitors with claw hammers

Killer clowns chase Hartlepool park visitors with claw hammers

Police were called to a Hartlepool park after reports of three people dressed as so called ‘killer clowns’ chasing people with claw hammers.

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Nissan. Picture by PA

'It's not chatter, it's real people's jobs' - Sunderland MP lays into Brexit Minister over Nissan

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has laid into Brexit Secretary David Davis over Nissan's future in Sunderland during a debate in Parliament.
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The first outer bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew pass over downtown Orlando. Picture: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel.

Hurricane Matthew pelts Florida as East Coast prepares for battering

A monster storm has hit Florida with heavy rain as the deadly storm roars ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds of 130mph.
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Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.

8 things that should cheer us all up this Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
The fire at the school in Bradford caused �1m in damage.

Fire crews called to deliberate tree blaze in Hartlepool

Fire fighters were called to tackle a deliberate tree blaze near Summerhill Country Park.
Don't miss Halley's night-time spectacle

When and how you can watch Halley's Comet light up the night sky this October

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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Keen fisherman Paul Blackett pictured with an octopus he caught

Fisherman catches octopus off Sunderland coast

A keen fisherman was taken by surprise with his latest catch when he hooked an octopus.

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn rallies crowds in South Tyneside

Jeremy Corbyn was met with cheers when he paid tribute to the members of the Jarrow Crusade.
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Ben Fogle enjoys the view of the Durham Heritage Coast from Nose's Point in Dawdon.

Wildlife report calls for coast to be protected

Wildlife experts are calling for the coastline to become a conservation area.

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Stunning skies over the North East thing morning.

Autumnal weekend forecast for North East after one of the hottest Septembers on record

Britain has experienced one of the hottest Septembers since records began, provisional Met Office figures suggest.

Don a nose and give us a pose for National Wetnose Day.

Tomorrow is National Wetnose Day - here's how you can help ...

Who doesn't love taking a daft photograph? It is the age of the selfie after all ...

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Warmer weather is on the way.

Met Office forecast's a hot start to October for the North East

An Indian summer is on its way with an unusually hot start to October forecast on the back of one of the warmest Septembers in recent years.

This winter's storms will all be given a name.

Met Office reveals new storm names - is yours on the list?

The Met Office has announced the names of this year’s winter storms.

Heavy rain caused flooding in South Shields.

Bright weekend forecast after North East thunderstorms subside

Thunderstorms swept the North East this morning as summer was quickly washed away.

A lightning strike

Seven facts about lightning that you will not believe

The sunshine is moving away and storms are on the way.
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A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office.

Prepare for heavy rain as weather warning issued for North East

Severe weather is on its way in the North East.

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