POLICE have released closed circuit television camera footage in a bid to trace witnesses to a brutal attack.
HARTLEPOOL United boss Chris Turner last night revealed his record-equalling players are making his job easy.
GILL Airways has announced its "best ever" forward sales as its new Dublin route gets set for take-off.
THE cause of a petrol leak from a filling station has been established.
NISSAN'S North-East factory appeared to be on the brink of victory last night as the battle for the next Micra swung dramatically in favour of Britain.
NOW that Christmas is over, the new computer is out of the box and you're fed up with the free games which came with it, you could be wondering where to go for the best Internet access.
A TEAM of disco dancing roller skaters have successfully defended their national title.
TEESSIDE University is offering a wide range of new courses.
THE shop is so traditional, so old fashioned in a state-of-the-art sort of way, that probably they call it Messrs Dressers. Certainly the retired managing director still calls the general manager Miss Robinson - and Elspeth Robinson, who 46 years ago this week joined the firm as a shorthand typist, would never in turn imagine him as anything other than Mr Warrand.
A FRENCH sport's group is looking to create around 90 jobs in the region with a new retail development.
THE Mafia-style execution of a top Russian sports star has left the North-East's leading ice hockey team facing a player crisis.
MONEY is rolling in for this year's Mayor's Fund in Ferryhill.
TEENAGE mothers have made a video to help other youngsters who are pregnant.
A ROAD was closed for almost two hours after a car collided with an HGV yesterday.
TWO of the North-East's most imaginative businesses have announced their backing for a major event celebrating innovation.
THE Government was yesterday challenged to come clean on the rules for city status contests amid fears that one North-East town was wasting its time in last year's millennium competition.
A MAN has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body on North-East farmland last month.
Middlesbrough are confident of keeping Terry Venables at the club beyond the end of the season.
PROFESSIONAL artists are to help bring out the creative side of youngsters at a series of workshops.
PART of a chemical site was evacuated after a leak of toxic material yesterday.
Recent high-profile sackings and suspensions from major companies over lewd e-mails have once again highlighted the issue of non-work related mail.
USERS of public transport are invited to give their views on bus services at a series of surgeries staged across town and city centres in the North-East.
PLANS to close a motorists' short cut have moved a step closer.
COMMUNITY groups and sports clubs in Hartlepool are celebrating after a £2.58m sports complex was given the go ahead.
AN ATTEMPT by two pubs in Stockton town centre to extend their opening hours is being opposed by police.
A TEENAGE girl has told police how a man held a gun to her head and said he was going to shoot before attempting to rape her.
A MAN was jailed for four and a half years yesterday for stabbing his younger brother and "best friend".
THE recovery among manufacturers made slow progress last quarter, with exporters continuing to be hit by the strong pound and tough competition according to the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC).
PHONEY football fans used mobile phones to orchestrate crowd trouble at a cup tie involving a North-East team, a match video shows.
ANIMAL welfare staff are seeking homes for a litter of five puppies.
The activities of Prince William have been well documented in the media over the past few days and nowhere more so than the Internet.
WORK is under way to ease parking problems for residents in part of Hartlepool.
We've been lumbered with the goldfish. I knew we would be. Senior Son brought it home from university at the end of last term, along with all his dirty washing and a car full of lager cans and takeaway wrappers. And, to be fair, some generous and thoughtful Christmas presents. He made one token gesture at clearing out poor Timo's bowl (it involved a mixing bowl, a colander and a lot of mess, none of which he cleared up) and then he left the poor creature on the shelf in his room.
NORTH-EAST home rule campaigners will take their message to Prime Minister Tony Blair's constituency this weekend.
DURHAM City Council is celebrating after being awarded two Charter Marks for the quality of its service.
ENGLAND Under-21 striker Darius Vassell ended a personal goal drought as the best-laid plans of Newcastle boss Bobby Robson came unstuck with disastrous consequences at Villa Park.
NEWCASTLE United's injury jinx struck again as they bowed out of the FA Cup at Villa Park last night.
As the year 2000 draws to a close it is time to look at what lies in store for the World Wide Web in the year 2001.
PANTO stars took time out before a matinee performance yesterday to help the Cancer Research Campaign.
IT was a quiet week for Newcastle Jesters as we had three days off. I think it was a good thing to have some time away from the rink.
A MAN was injured when two men approached him from behind and tripped him to the ground to steal his shopping.
FROM diaries about their lives to online performances, celebrities are embracing the Internet like never before.
A MAN has appeared in court accused of biting off part of a firefighter's ear.
MARKS and Spencer has announced a £9m expansion of its Darlington store will not go ahead.
ENGLAND striker Kevin Phillips fired Sunderland into the fourth round of the FA Cup with two great goals to beat the Selhurst Park jinx last night.
RETAILERS enjoyed a healthy but unspectacular Christmas, official figures have shown.
THE destiny of one of Barclays Banks' former branches could be decided when a Dales community meets to thrash out the options next week.
Middlesbrough are hoping to complete their on-off £1m-plus move for Bradford City's versatile Dean Windass today after talks between the clubs were revived overnight.
I HAVE lived in the Borough of Stockton for all of my 45 years and I do not like what I see around me. Earlier this week, an Audit Commission report said that Stockton had some of the dirtiest streets in the country, dirtier than some inner city areas. Barely half of Stockton's streets were up to scratch in terms of cleanliness.
BURGLARS have left a disabled widow with just two sofas, a fridge and wall unit after they stripped her house bare.