Bessie the cow was shot by marksmen on Sunday and scores of people lit candles at a vigil in her memory.
Northumberland has been rated as one of the world’s top five national parks from top world travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller
Sweetdreams is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it sets out ambitious plans for growth over the next five years
From land mines to intimidation, the North East councillor talks about life in the world's trouble spots as an international election monitor
A donation of £20,000 from the late Vera Wainwright to the Northumberland Wildlife Trust will improve the health of the county's otter population
CBI chief John Cridland thinks increased decision making in the region could be improve productivity and reduce inequality
The bus and rail operator cited poor economic conditions in its home region and significant roadworks in the south as restraints on revenue
If you’re over 18, vote: use it or lose it, as they say. Only that’s not true: if you don’t use it well (or at all), you’ll still get a government"
More than 3.2 million voters in the Republic have been asked for their say, with polling stations open from 7am to 10pm
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Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
He has held a number of senior roles on regional newspapers across England, Scotland and Wales over the last 15 years and is now editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror North East.