Grandson appears in court charged with double murder in Benton

Glen Patterson, 25, has appeared in court accused of murdering his dad and grandmother in their home at Benton

Mark Arthur found guilty of stabbing wife to death in their Gosforth home

A husband who stabbed his wife in the heart after he found out about an affair has been convicted of her murder

TV weatherman Fred Talbot appears in court on sex charges

64-year-old former TV weatherman Fred Talbot appeared in court accused of historic sex offences, including one on Tyneside

Man who helped Bishop Auckland friend's suicide bid wins cut in sentence

A man who was jailed for helping a suicidal friend to try to kill himself has had his sentence slashed on appeal

Northumberland bus company in court over driver record offences

A Northumberland bus company and 17 drivers are to appear at Newcastle Magistrates Court accused of records conspiracy

Heather Arthur murder trial: Accused says he snapped after wife confessed to affair

A Gosforth IT businessman told a court he stabbed his partner of 30 years after she told him she was seeing another man

Inquest hears South Shields dad was hit by police car called to help suicidal man

South Shields father-of-two Vincent Gibson suffered fatal injuries after being hit by police vehicle

Heather Arthur trial: Murder accused thought wife was just being 'dramatic'

Mark Arthur claimed he didn't know how his wife had died and said he thought she was just being dramatic when she fell fatally injured to the floor

Husband of Heather Arthur put GPS tracker on her phone, court hears

A husband who knifed his wife to death in their study had installed GPS software on her phone so he could track her movements

Heather Arthur trial: Court hears Mark Arthur stabbed his wife at their home in Gosforth

Mark Arthur stabbed his wife Heather in the heart as she tried to break off their marriage, a court heard

Hexham man in court for second time accused of filming women in hospital toilets

John Adams has made a second appearance in court charged with secretly filming women and children as they used a toilet in a North East hospital

Durham headteacher Anne Lakey to face trial on alleged sex offences

Highly respected head teacher Anne Lakey denies eight sex offences on a boy in the late 1980s

Owners of ship that ran aground on Farne Islands appear in court

The company which owns a ship which ran aground on the Farne Islands has pleaded guilty to two safety breaches

North East gang stole up to £1m of parts from Nissan to sell on eBay

Using inside men at the Washington car manufacturer, the gang stole expensive car parts them sold them on eBay for a fraction of their value

TV weatherman Fred Talbot charged with sex offence against boy in Newcastle

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been charged with 10 sex offences, some of which allegedly taking place at a Newcastle school

Ex-footballer appears in Northumberland court on benefit fraud charge

Retired Scottish international footballer Michael Galloway wrongfully claimed more than £7,500 in income support over a five year period

Robert Tiffin jailed for life for murder of wife Lisa Banks

Robert Tiffin stabbed Lisa Banks to death in a frenzied attack in the North Shields barbers where she worked

Barrister Constance Briscoe gave wrong statement, jury told

Barrister Constance Briscoe gave a false statement in an investigation into Chris Huhne's speeding points Southwark Crown Court has heard

Driving ban for Northumberland man who travelled at 144mph

Self employed electrician Ross McDermott from Seaton Sluice was recorded by police driving at more than double the speed limit

Hexham man in court charged with string of sexual offences

Suspected peeping tom John Adams was in the dock at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court to face a total of nine charges of sexual offences and a public order matter

Burglar who raided family home is jailed

Edward Buckton, who stole valuables worth more than £3,000 from a sleeping family, was snared when his mother found the stolen haul in her garage

Murder suspect Donald Graham denies murdering missing heiress

Donald Graham denies the murder of missing Northumberland heiress Janet Brown and also pleads not guilty to plundering more than £300,000

Rogue Newcastle Airport cleaner stole passenger's belongings

A cleaner at Newcastle Airport has pleaded guilty to stealing property that passengers accidentally left behind at the airport

Leading North East barrister attacks Chris Grayling over legal aid cuts

John Elvidge QC, leader of the North Eastern Circuit, claimed the Justice Secretary was "misleading" the public over the level of barrister's pay.

County Durham businesswoman jailed for iPad fraud

Kirsty Cox from Newton Aycliffe caused misery to children after tricking their parents into thinking she could source highly-valued presents

Two men deny murder of County Durham grandad John Anthony Hall

A pair of suspects have pleaded not guilty to the murder of John Hall in West Rainton, County Durham

Chris Brown inquest: I did not know Raoul Moat would kill - Samantha Stobbart

Raoul Moat's ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart gives evidence at the Chris Brown inquest at Newcastle Crown Court

Chris Brown inquest: Durham Prison had no details on Roaul Moat's victim

Inquest hears evidence from deputy head of security at HMP Durham at the time of Roaul Moat's release

Newcastle United star Hatem Ben Arfa banned from driving

Newcastle United star Hatem Ben Arfa has been banned from driving for twice failing to report who was at the wheel of his speeding Mercedes

Newcastle Airport hit with £2.5m legal bill for bonus row

Newcastle Airport handed £2.5m legal bill after losing High Court battle over bonus payment agreed seven years ago

School worker harassed child but avoids jail

Disgraced female school worker avoided jail after admitting harassing a child

Tina Casey murder: Grandmother Heather Emmonds found guilty

A grandmother who stabbed her son’s ex-partner to death could be jailed for a minimum of 25 years

Legal firm hit with £2 damages after Newcastle Airport bonus row

Eversheds is forced to pay out just £2 to Newcastle Airport which should bring to an end its seven-year fight over bonuses paid to two former executives

Gang jailed for plotting Morpeth home invasion raid on businessman

A gang of robbers are today behind bars after they were caught on their way to rob a Northumberland businessman at gunpoint in his own home

Speeding hit-and-run driver jailed for killing Prudhoe grandmother

A speeding hit-and-run driver who mowed down a pensioner as she walked her dog has been jailed for five years

Double killer Keith Turner named on 'most wanted' list

The 60-year-old is the subject of an arrest warrant over claims he staged a £10,000 cheque book fraud on his release from prison

Martin Li jailed for eight years over death of teenager Lucy Duggan

Lucy Duggan and her friend were screaming at Martin Li to slow down moments before he lost control of his powerful hatchback on a blind bend

County Durham drugs gang jailed for 20 years

Robert Hall was said to be the main player in a cocaine and cannabis network that stretched across the UK

Pair jailed after stand-off with armed police at cafe near Berwick

Two men broke into the cafe in Scremerston in Northumberland and refused to come out for six hours

Solicitor walks free from court despite admitting his role in £1.6m tax scam

Malcolm Graham - described as having an "impeccable" record - admitted seven counts of fraud relating to his Gateshead SFM Legal Ltd firm


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