Photo taken on 18/06/1984 of ranks of police face the picketing line outside Orgreave coking plant near Rotherham

Will the miners who faced life imprisonment on false evidence after the Battle of Orgreave ever get justice?

Police watchdog slammed for delay in probe into officers who fabricated evidence against striking miners

North East culture review 2014: What a year that was!

From dead bodies at Life to the one millionth Great North Runner, it was a cultural year to savour for many reasons

Eric Pickles urged to intervene in 'crisis' hit Berwick Town Council

Eric Pickles has been urged to intervene in the 'crisis' which is said to have embroiled Berwick Town Council over the 'Portas Pilot'

New recruits Kat Allen, Rhonda Winskill and Michael Spink of Explain

Appointments: New recruits at Newcastle-based Explain

Kat Allen joins Explain as a market research executive and will be working in a team that manages both qualitative and quantitative projects

A photo to illustrate mental health problems

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

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Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Vera Baird: The Human Rights Act is badly needed - and we have ample proof

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird says human rights laws do not favour bad people over good - they help ordinary people

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Labour MP Nick Brown urges party not to axe police and crime commissioners

Former Cabinet Minister Nick Brown urged his party to rethink plans to axe police commissioners, saying they were successful in the North East

Andy Swinburne in silhouette to conceal his identity due to his work undercover looking for illegal fox hunters

Former Northumbria Police officer claims illegal fox hunts are widespread in the region

Undercover wildlife crime investigator at centre of Northumberland fox hunting case appeals for public's health in securing more court successes

Nick Brown MP, a former Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

A Minister for the North East is needed 'in the room' with David Cameron

Newcastle MP and former cabinet minister says David Cameron will not bother to consult with the newly-formed North East Combined Authority

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

Pulling out of the European Court of Human Rights is a "sop to UKIP and right wingers" say NE politicians

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plan would give Strasbourg an advisory role while politicians and judges have final say

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Labour will save 1,100 police jobs, Shadow Home Secretary will announce

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper is to announce plans to boost police funding by £70million to save jobs

Dr Maggie Atkinson The children's commissioner and Ruth Thompson High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear

Listening, and acting on what we hear, can tackle sex abuse says Dr Maggie Atkinson

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, says the region has a clear message on stamping out abuse

Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, and Ruth Thompson, High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear, at the conference

Scale of sex crimes against young women in North East 'bigger than anybody had ever thought'

Sex crimes investigated by Northumbria Police's Operation Sanctuary have been 'shocking', Children's Commissioner Dr Maggie Atkinson has said

Fred Stephen with granddaughters Stephanie, 4, and Helen, 8 in 1987

Brave and loving Granda Fred Stephen will be sadly missed

MY strongest memory of my grandfather from childhood took place on a winter’s day in 1985.

Escape: nurses arrested

Two nurses have been suspended from duty over claims that they helped a patient escape from a North-East psychiatric unit.

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