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Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle City Council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Political row sparked after Cease 24 in Alnwick is saved for another year

Northumberland County Council Lib Dems hit out at the authority's Labour leaders for 'taking credit' for domestic violence funding deal

HMP Northumberland

Probation workers fear visiting HMP Northumberland after officer was hospitalised

NAPO Northumbria branch chairman Mike Quinn said staff cuts at the jail, run by private firm Sodexo, have led to a "violent culture"

The Duchess of Northumberland being presented with a bouquet of flowers by 90-year-old Vera Dickson

Duchess of Northumberland attends tea party to mark First World War centenary

The Duchess of Northumberland was the guest of honour at the event is presented with authentic 'trench cake'

Amanda Earnshaw, from Acomb, who is part of a group giving a voice to those living along Hadrians Wall.

New body is set up to help look after the interests of Hadrian's Wall

WallTogether has brought together a number of groups in the community who want to look after the wall

Residents in Gateshead will get the chance to question Police Chief Constable Sue Sim, and Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

Senior Northumbria Police detectives could face sack over rape scandal

There are fifteen officers who have been moved to over posts while allegations are investigated

Defra office at Alnwick

Sir Alan Beith warns DEFRA not to embarrass itself and pull out of Alnwick base

Sir Alan Beith says the move by DEFRA would make a mockery of the department's rural affairs remit

Christopher Bucktin braved an onslaught of tear gas shot by St. Louis Police during the Missouri riots

Journal columnist tear gassed by US armed guard during Missouri riots

Christopher Bucktin, the Journal columnist, has spoken of his experience after being tear gassed by the US National Guard in Missouri

Cllr David Stockdale Labour Councillor for Blakelaw Ward on Newcastle City Council

Newcastle councillor David Stockdale stands by Palestine flag protest despite complaints

David Stockdale hoisted the flag for several minutes as part of a demonstration against lives lost in the recent conflict in Gaza

The temporary speed limit in place at Holy Island causeway

Holy Island causeway speed limit reduced due to dangerous drivers

The speed limit on Holy Island causeway was temporarily reduced due to drivers speeding through standing water

Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed multi-million pound transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years

Enterprise hub at Hexham is supporting the growth of local businesses

Uptake of business facilities has been rapid at the Tynedale centre since it was launched

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

Northumberland National Park Authority have unveiled their plan for the next two decades

A model of the hydroplane at Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle owner hoping to recreate historic flight and build full size replica of 1911 plane

Sir Humphry Wakefield, owner of Chillingham Castle, is leading a campaign to recreate an historic flight which was inspired by his great uncle

Osborne Road

Jesmond North by-election candidates back cyclists' calls for Osborne Road to be access-only

Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Conservative and UKIP representatives promise to address busy route

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Northumbria Police detectives investigated over allegations rape reports were incorrectly 'no crimed'

Top cops probed over a number of rape reports dropped by the rape investigation team

Duchess of Northumberland officially reopens Armstrong Cottages in Rothbury. Resident Mary Carr 80 shows the Duchess round her newly refurbished cottages

Rothbury flood defences set to be improved after Environment Agency announce new measures

Flood defences which aim to prevent elderly residents at Rothbury suffering a second time look set to be upgraded

Northumbria Police Commissioner Vera Baird

Northumbria and Durham Police forces get cash injection to fight sexual abuse cases

Details have been revealed for a series of projects to help tackle sexual abuse in the aftermath of Operation Yewtree

Departure boards at Newcastle Central Station

More misery for rail users in the North East after yet more fare increases announced

Thousands of commuters at Newcastle Central Station were met by a campaign opposing a 3.5% increase to rail fares from next January

Left to right, Claire Shand, Claire Booth and Rob Booth at the finish line of the Hadrian's Wall Marathon Trek

North East family complete Hadrian's Wall Marathon Trek in memory of cancer sufferer

Claire Shand, Claire Booth and Rob Booth have taken on the 26-mile challenge in memory of Jen Booth who lost her battle with cancer

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