Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

There has been a rise in GCSE grades across the North East, but figures show the region is still behind the rest of the country

Lee Halpin

Documentary-maker Lee Halpin died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

An inquest into the death of 26-year-old Lee Halpin has ruled he died from natural causes while sleeping rough for a project on the homeless community

Newcastle upon Tyne school ratings: Heaton Manor School, Newcastle upon Tyne

How Heaton Manor School ranks and what parents say about Heaton Manor School in Newcastle upon Tyne

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