Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond
Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird says human rights laws do not favour bad people over good - they help ordinary people
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plan would give Strasbourg an advisory role while politicians and judges have final say
Theresa May announced major changes just minutes before a debate began on air strikes in Iraq
After the murder of journalist James Foley, we ask what you think the UK's stance should be on Iraq and extremism in the UK
A North East MP has called for checks to ensure MPs are safe to work with children and vulnerable adults
Theresa May’s address to the Police Federation did not go down well with PC Ken Davies from Cheshire Police Federation
Women are now able to find out the truth about their partners' violent pasts. Sophie Doughty examines how Clare's Law could save lives in the North East
Home Secretary Theresa May refuses to meet Northumbria police commissioner Vera Baird on a visit to the North East
Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah warns of impact of cuts on force during major investigation into West End abuse
MPs in the region have condemned the Government cuts that will see 12 stations close in the region
Police forces in the region could be forced to make further cuts, Police and Crime Commissioners have warned
The newly-formed National Crime Agency, which aims to tackle the most serious criminals in the country, had a day of training in South Tyneside
Denise Robertson addresses the issue of cruelty to children following the discovery of the death of four-year-old Hamzah Khan
Prime Minister in waiting Gordon Brown faced claims of "incompetent" preparations yesterday after a former Liberal Democrat leader snubbed his offer of a place in his first cabinet.
Political allies last night rallied round Tory leader David Cameron after he refused to deny claims that he had smoked cannabis while a schoolboy at Eton.
The Conservative Party moved to quell mounting speculation over its secret backers yesterday, saying all the names would be revealed to a watchdog.
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell was cleared by Tony Blair yesterday of breaching the Ministerial Code over her financial affairs - because her husband did not tell her about a massive cash "gift" he had received.
The National Lottery has become a stealth tax used to prop up public services, it was claimed last night.