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Tyne and Wear News

CHILLING: Images of Lyburd released to the court

Liam Lyburd - the loner who planned mass murder

HANDGUN: The Glock semi-automatic handgun found in Liam Lyburd's home

How did a reclusive social misfit get his hands on a powerful Glock handgun?

MOVING: Alan Barnes when he got the keys to the house.

'I've had a calling from God' says mugged Alan Barnes as he sells house funded by well-wishers

WARRIORS: Members of the Hopewood Park team prepare to tackle weekend challenge

Health workers to tackle Total Warrior challenge

FALL: Man died after falling from the High Level Bridge

Man falls to death from bridge in Newcastle

WANTED: The women police want to speak to.

Do you know these women? Police seek pair following Newcastle club assault

HOMECOMING: X Factor star Joe McElderry

HOMECOMING: X Factor star Joe McElderry

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd, 18.

Jury sent out in college plot trial

MANHUNT: Police are hunting an armed robber who is believed to have struck twice

Two armed robberies in ten minutes - police link Gateshead raids

STOLEN: Falklands War medals

Desperate plea for return of stolen Falklands War medals

COAST WATCH: Seaside visitors are being asked to look out for the common blue.

Seaside visitors urged to look out for the common blue butterfly

TV ROW: Girl was beaten by brother

Girl beaten with table leg by brother in TV row 'must be taken into care'

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd, at an earlier court hearing

Bomb trial teenager: Getting gun on net 'like buying chocolate bar'

The first letter from Sunderland Echo's old headquarters is removed

Newspaper removes landmark sign and sells off 10ft high letters for charity

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd

I had 'kill bag' because it was Halloween, Newcastle College plot accused tells court

Council defends Grade II listed building sale

WOLFED: Alfie the shih tzu

Naughty shih tzu Alfie gets clean bill of health after swallowing scouring pad

Knifepoint robbery may be linked to earlier incident

Police probe link between knife incidents

The Blades in action at Sunderland International Airshow Picture: Tom Banks

Pictures: Spectacular displays thrill crowds at Sunderland International Airshow

COURSE: Sunderland College lecturer Matty McGrory and visual arts curriculum leader Mike Jaques in the college’s new NextGen studio (33172398)

Sunderland College premieres new entertainment industry course

SAFETY: Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat tows six people in a dinghy to safety at South Shields. Picture ADRIAN DON/RNLI (33181469)

People urged to Respect the Water following two rescue operations

CHARITY: (l-r) Denise Lewis, Daley Thompson and Sharron Davies at fundraising dinner for Coco (33173088)

International children's charity gets cash boost at glamorous fundraising dinner

Theatre-goers in the region can enjoy a one-off cultural experience beneath the streets of Newcastle this September. Twenty Seven Productions is working with the Ouseburn Trust to stage a World War 2-themed play in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Play to be staged in restored tunnel used as wartime air raid shelter

ACCUSED: Liam Lyburd at a previous court hearing

Teenager accused of murder plot blamed college for "miserable life"

AIRSHOW: Two Lynx helicopters in the skies over Seaburn

Sunderland International Airshow kicks off with spectacular programme on land and in the skies

ON TRIAL: Liam Lyburd at a previous hearing

Chilling photo released of teenager who 'planned mass murder' at North-East college

POLICE STATION: Forth Banks Police Station in Newcastle. Pic: Google Street View

Man dies in police custody - on day figures on deaths in detention are released

ARROWS: The Red Arrows at the 2014 Sunderland International Airshow Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT (32859915)

Sunderland International Airshow launches at annual aerial party

EXPERT: Former Newcastle player John Anderson

Eve-of-season football talk-in at charity race day

Judge orders baby adoption

Baby girl - born while mother was in prison - adopted to protect her from violent father

CONCERNS: Damning report finds and serious failings in Sunderland City Council's services for children, based at the Civic Centre, Sunderland.

Damning report finds serious failings in Sunderland Council's children's services

GROUNDBREAKING: Council Leader Paul Watson took to the controls of an excavator to signal the start of the New Wear Crossing construction project in Sunderland. (32584856)

Work starts on new Sunderland bridge

ARENA: 50 Cent to play Newcastle show later this year

50 Cent show

ARREST: A man has been arrested after he jumped from the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead

Man arrested after jumping from the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead

Thief steals handbag from woman in 80s after opening car door

Thief steals handbag from woman in 80s after opening car door

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope

Vera Stanhope wins title of the nation's favourite detective

TRIBUTE: Lady Elsie Robson (left) and John Alder's sister, Joyce Robbins, at her brother's seat at St James' Park.

Friends to take over Newcastle United seat of MH17 victim as permanent tribute

WINNERS: Lottery-winning bricklayers (l-r) Lee Nixon, Graham Hartley, Elliot Turnbull and Raymond Martin

Brickies' syndicate scoops lottery win

ANSWERS: John Alder, 63, of Gateshead died in MH17 disaster

Families demand answers on eve of MH17 anniversary

RUN: Dick Malone and Jimmy Montgomery start the Macmillan 5km run at npower at Rainton Bridge. Picture: STUART BOULTON

'73 heroes launch charity run

BOOST: From left: Martin Gray, manager, Darlington FC; Lee Cattermole, Sunderland AFC captain; Lee Brownson, mayor of Bishop Auckland; Martin Jesper, chief executive of Darlington Football Club; and Jermain Defoe, Sunderland AFC

Mayor's charity receives boost from two football clubs

PITCH: Pupils from Cleves Cross Primary School in Ferryhill make their pitch as part of the Samson's Shoes programme Picture: STUART BOULTON

Sunderland FC's Sampson inspires Dragon's Den style school contest in Spennymoor

Bomb squad called in

Suspect package blown up in Blyth

FUNERAL: The funeral of Tunisia terror attack victim Lisa Burbidge, 66 Picture@ NORTH NEWS AND PICTURES (31990866)

Last respects paid to grandmother killed in Tunisia terror attack

Police renew appeal over arson attack on Sunderland house

HARD TO SWALLOW: Golf balls show up on the x-ray

Murphy the German Shepherd was feeling below par until vets removed six golf balls from his stomach

RESCUE AREA: Tynemouth

Police officers help rescue two youngsters from sea off North-East coast

CONTENDER: Andy Burnham

Labour leadership hopefuls go head-to-head in North-East

WRECKAGE: A digger clears a property wrecked by the earthquake in Nepal

Charity describes vital work following Nepal earthquake

SAVED: Zeus received life-saving surgery from PDSA vets after he swallowed a tennis ball  (31684103)

Zeus the dog bounces back after surgery to remove swallowed tennis ball

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