Boris Johnson resigns from Government after Brexit plans announced

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has followed Brexit Secretary David Davis out the door following the Government announcement on plans for the UK leaving the EU.
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How Haribo helped police catch the Durham naked runner

A naked runner who targeted dozens of young women has been caught after determined beat officers used a discarded shopping receipt to track him down.


Nissan and Brexit: Key quotes from leaders on how the UK leaving the EU could impact on Sunderland plant

Nissan's views on Brexit and how it may affect its operations in Sunderland have fluctuated since the vote to leave the EU.


Nissan's history in Sunderland: A timeline of key dates

After Nissan's latest remarks over Brexit and its future investment in the UK, we look at the Japanese car manufacturing giant's history in Wearside.

Nissan 'halts investment plans' while it remains 'in the dark' over Brexit plans, according to reports

Car manufacturing giant Nissan is putting its investment plans in the UK on hold until there is more certainty over Brexit, according to reports.

Fog warnings as misty weather cools down mini-heatwave in the North East

Fog and sea fret led to a chilly night and cool morning, taking the heat out of warm weather the North East has been enjoying this week.

Sea fret

What is sea fret? How coastal fog clouds our warm summer days in the North East

You can be less than a mile from the coast and enjoying clear skies and sunshine - only to be faced with a wall of thick, cooling fog when you head towards the beach.

Royal Mail employees bitten by dogs have been left with permanent and disabling injuries, with more than 44 attacks every week. Picture by Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Dog attacks 'major concern' for postal workers after 2,300 incidents in the last year

Dog attacks remain a "major concern" for postal workers after almost 2,300 incidents were reported last year, new figures show.
Sir Paul McCartney

Fans hail Sir Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke as 'best ever'

Sir Paul McCartney made a stunning appearance on Carpool Karaoke, reducing host James Corden to tears.
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A common garden frog, as sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, RSPB survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest. . Picture by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Frog and toad sightings decline as ponds go out of fashion in UK gardens

Sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest.

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.


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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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