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Big Preview AND TRAILER:The stars of ITV's Innocent on why it's more than just a crime story

The protagonist of Innocent is living a nightmare - convicted of killing his wife, he faces spending the rest of his life behind bars. But what would life be like back on the outside? Georgia Humphreys hears more from stars Lee Ingleby, Hermione...

12 May 2018 in Regional North East

Campaign launched for cancer-battling grandad to meet wrestling hero

A Hartlepool grandad who is battling terminal cancer hopes his wrestling hero will say ‘Yes. Yes. Yes.’ to making his dreams come true. Tommy Fletcher touched the hearts of people across Hartlepool in December, when he tied the knot with lifelong...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Man left with broken jaw after Bank Holiday beer garden bust up

A man needed surgery after he was attacked in the beer garden of a pub. The altercation happened in the beer garden of the King John’s Tavern on South Road in Hartlepool shortly after midnight last Saturday. The 21-year-old was assaulted by another...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis reveals starting XI for play-off tie with Aston Villa

Tony Pulis revealed his starting XI for Middlesbrough’s crucial play-off clash with Aston Villa 24 hours in advance – and says his players are raring to go. The Boro boss will send his side out this evening at the Riverside as he looks to get a...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

North East Ambulance Service job times have doubled since 2006

The time it takes for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to treat or take patients to hospital has doubled over the last 12 years. Assistant director of communications for the trust, Mark Cotton, said that the rise is a “reflection of how...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Saturday, May 12, in the Hartlepool area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Hartlepool and East Durham area include the following: Raby Road/Challoner Road: Mains renewal, until today, May 12. Front Street/Local Avenue, Sherburn Hill: Two and three-way lights for water mains replacement,...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

10 ways to cut back on plastic for the good of the planet

It's been called a "scourge" on the world's oceans and is bemoaned by environmentalists around the globe. Plastic use has seldom been far from the headlines in the past year as the world finally wakes up to the impact of our dependency on...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

10 top things to do in the North East in May

From a West End spectacular to wrestling, there’s plenty going on in the region this May. We’ve rounded up ten of the top events happening this weekend and beyond.

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Sunderland AFC staff complete challenge in honour of Bradley Lowery

A team of staff from Sunderland AFC have raised almost £16,000 by completing a cycle challenge for Bradley Lowery. A team of 31 people from across the club took part in the gruelling two-day 5 Ferries Challenge to raise money for the Bradley Lowery...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Red Dreams case under review days after couple told of no further action

A couple face another wait as the inquiry into their charity work is reviewed by prosecutors. This week, Dawn and Ian McManus were told by Cleveland Police the “thorough investigation” into their involvement in Red Dreams had been closed after 17...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

REVIEW: Matilda, Sunderland Empire, until June 2

All good things come to those who wait... It had been more than a year since it was announced that Matilda The Musical was coming to Sunderland Empire. It has been a long time coming for those staring at the calendar wishing for the day it would...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Attempted armed robbery at shop

A young male was arrested following an attempted armed robbery at a shop. Police were called to Sainsbury’s in Clifton Avenue in Billingham at around 8pm last night where a male was reported to have entered the shop and made threats to staff. He left...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Police warn fans against pitch invasion ahead of football match

Police are warning football fans against a pitch invasion ahead of tomorrow's match. Cleveland Police say supporters must keep off the pitch at the Middlesbrough v Aston Villa match. The warning comes after last month’s match against Millwall when...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Three former Black Cats Stewart Donald should target for free transfers... and six more potential bargains

Sunderland are a club in limbo and every day that passes without EFL approval makes next season’s League One challenge that little bit harder. That may seem a little extreme, but there is no doubt that work on a woefully imbalanced squad needs to...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

Orbital celebrate return to music scene with North East gig

Orbital have today announced a huge return to the music scene - including a North East date. The electro-dance duo, made up of Phil and Paul Hartnoll, will play the concourse at Sage Gateshead on August 11. After a reunion which saw Orbital play to...

11 May 2018 in Regional North East

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