The Yorkshire Ripper has been treated for coronavirus in hospital amid claims he refused treatment and was at risk of death.
A primary head said it was “morally correct” for the school to step up and offer £15 each to the families of pupils who receive free meals to feed their children over half-term.
The owner of a rent-a-reindeer business said coronavirus restrictions have caused bookings to crash this Christmas.
A human rights lawyer said the confusing way the Government introduced extra coronavirus laws for large parts of the North East of England was unacceptable.
A second man has appeared in court charged in connection with a north-east ATM raid.
A man has appeared in court accused of an alleged ATM theft at a rural north-east shop.