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Adam Johnson on trial facing charges of sexual activity with a child

Adam Johnson trial hears alleged victim was teenage Sunderland fan

Metro line closed this weekend

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes visit Hawthorn Primary School with Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale. Picture: TOM BANKS

Council services in 12-month reprieve

Sunderland football club have sacked player Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl

Sunderland sack star winger Adam Johnson after schoolgirl sex guilty plea

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court this morning

Adam Johnson pleads guilty to two child sex charges

Sarah Richardson, keeper of art at the Laing Art Gallery. Picture by Gavin Havery  (55756801)

Leonardo Da Vinci drawings on display in region this weekend

Chancellor George Osborne signs the North-East devolution agreement with council leaders including Sunderland City Council's Paul Watson, back right. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Devolution consultation deadline looms for Sunderland

Lib Dems name Northumbria PCC candidate

Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham and The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, hold traditional Ash Wednesday blessing (55614289)

Bishops mark start of Lent with traditional ash blessing

Man twice made teenager pregnant

Man in child sexploitation probe 'twice got teenager pregnant'

Former Northumbria Police chief Sue Sim (55374913)

Investigation into force following complaints by former top cop

HAPPY: Children staying at home of now accused brother seemed "happy" at time, Durham Crown Court told by defendant's sister.

Sister had "no concerns" over boys staying at home of now accused brother, court told.

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer with Joseph and Alex Fawcett at the launch of the Children’s Cancer Run (55446928)

Alan Shearer launches children's cancer run

Beyonce will play the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on June 28. Photo: Robin Harper.

Beyonce to play Sunderland's Stadium of Light on opening night of world tour's European leg

Kimberly Bertram

Concern for missing pregnant woman

exige (55119816)

Lotus sports car flips over on the A19 - driver escapes

Union members across the North-East are urged to pressure the Government over the controversial Trade Union Bill. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Support for North-East union members during week of action


Jet skier taken to hospital

Scotty T (centre in tie) is congratulated by fellow contestants outside the Celebrity Big Brother house after he was declared the winner during the final of the show at the Elstree Studios, London.

Geordie Shore star Scott Timlin wins Celebrity Big Brother

Pc David Rathband and Raoul Moat

Rathband family left with huge legal bill after losing Northumbria Police negligence claim over Raoul Moat shooting

The body of Sally Allan was found in the River Tyne  (55055487)

Body in river was missing woman, police confirm

The Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland

Dramatic late night river rescue after man falls from bridge

Veteran snooker player Vera Selby collects her MBE from Prince Charles (54930113)

Veteran snooker player honoured at Palace

BBC's Countryfile puts focus on Roker Pier in Sunderland

Countryfile puts TV spotlight on pier restoration

Pc Rathband

Rathband negligence claim judgment to be handed down by court

Sally Allan

Police searching for missing Ponteland woman Sally Allan find body in River Tyne at South Shields

A rally by pro-rape activists will be met by an opposition in Newcastle at the weekend.

Newcastle rally by pro-rape activists cancelled amid safety fears

Sally Allan disappeared from her home in Ponteland on Boxing Day  (54900317)

Sally’s family informed after body found in river

File photo dated 27/06/11 of Pc David Rathband, as a judgement in the negligence claim by Pc Rathband's family against the shot policeman's employer Northumbria Police will be handed down on Friday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday February 4

David Rathband negligence claim ruling due Friday

Brendan Foster holding the Queen's Baton for the 2014 Glasgo Commonwealth Games at the Angel of the North. Picture: David Cheskin

Freedom honour for Brendan Foster

Bryan Ferry to headline show at Mouth of the Tyne festival (54862379)

Bryan Ferry to headline North-east music festival

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera Baird

Commissioner calls for pro-rape campaigner to be banned from UK

University of Sunderland graduate Dr Attahiru Bello, who is working to help those displaced by the terrorist group Boko Haram in his home country of Nigeria.

University graduate working with victims of terror group Boko Haram

There's still time to enter this year's The Northern Echo Schools Awards

Nomination window extended for The Northern Echo Schools Awards 2016

Washington Wetland Centre is hosting the North-East Puddle Jumping Championships over the half term holidays. (54598075)

Wildlife centre having a splashing time over the holidays

General Secretary of the RMT Mick Cash, who says both the Tyne and Wear Metro and the Northern Rail franchise should be taken away from German firm Deutsche Bahn Photo credit: Rick Findler/PA Wire

Metro and Northern Rail 'should be taken away' from German rail operator, says RMT

Sophia Black dressed as a lollipop lady at Little Town, in Newcastle  (54401956)

Children’s centre give kids chance to roleplay

Lt Robert Kind, 15 DLI, who was injured on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

Grandson's tribute to DLI Somme casualty, 100 years on

Members of the Time Bandits in historical dress (L-R John Sadler, Tony Hall, and Sarah Lowes) with Councillor Paul Watson (2nd from right), Leader of Sunderland City Council, Chris Mullin (right), Chair of the HLF North East Committee, Ivor Crowther (3rd

New lease of life for 14th Century castle

The Right Reverend Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, marks an ash cross on the forehead of Stuart Clappison in Houghton-le-Spring on Ash Wednesday 2015. Picture: TOM BANKS

Bishop to offer ash crosses in Houghton

Elsa the pony making recovery after being abandoned with horrific leg injuries

Chancellor George Osborne signs the North-East devolution agreement with North-East council leaders, including Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson, back right. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Does devolution fit Sunderland?

Campaign to remember those who died of winter cold

Candlelit vigil to remember Winter deaths

The annual Association of Hairdressers and Therapists competition returns to the Federation Brewery in Gateshead on February 8.

Hair and beauty students aim to show they are a cut above

Missing - Hugh Wright

Police appeal over missing 42-year-old man

Professor Che Connon (left) and Dr Stephen Swiokio demonstrating a plaster developed in the university's Tissue Engineering Laboratory. Stem cells have been put into plasters and bandages to help heal wounds for the first time thanks to a new technique in

Stem cells put into plasters and bandages thanks to seaweed technique

The cast of Alice in Wonderland with Harrison Cochrane who has been helped by CLIC Sargent

Oh yes they did - panto fans raised £10,000 for cancer charity

Drill rods being installed at  Whitburn Coastal Park, where the Coal Authority has switched on a scheme to protect the water supply from rising minewater (54217293)

Scheme switched on to protect region's water supply from mining legacy

Teenagers confronted by flasher in subway

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds


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