Jodie Wilkinson stab death: Man appears in court
A man appears in court after being charged with the murder of a woman in Newcastle.
Concern over North East and Cumbria health budget £1bn shortfall
The NHS in the North East and Cumbria could be £1bn over budget by 2021 if nothing is done to reduce spending, analysis by the BBC reveals.
New mother's prison death raises 'serious concerns'
The death of an inmate days after she gave birth came after "huge failings" over authorities' management of her case, a coroner says.
North Yorkshire vicar suspended over abuse claim
A vicar arrested in connection with historical sexual abuse is suspended by the Church of England.
Farne Islands seal pup census under way
The first seal pups of the year are seen on the Farne Islands, triggering the start of the annual census of the animals.
Steven Pienaar: Stress makes Sunderland players 'vulnerable' to injury
Stress could be contributing to Sunderland's growing injury list, says midfielder Steven Pienaar.