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Summer is here - but is it legal to drive in flip flops or barefoot?

Driving with the wrong kind of shoes could make you lose control of the car. That’s the warning to Geordie drivers from motoring organisations worried that summer, when it eventually comes, could make us chose inappropriate footwear. Tearing down the A19

today, 11:58 in Regional North East

Yuck! Faecal bacteria found in ice at three major coffee chains

Faecal bacteria has been found in ice samples taken from three major coffee chains. A BBC Watchdog investigation uncovered ice contaminated with human poo bacteria at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero. Researchers tested samples from 30 coffee chain branch

today, 11:58 in Regional North East

What will the weather be like at Newcastle Racecourse for Northumberland Plate Festival

The Northumberland Plate is one of the highlights of the North East’s social calendar but will the weather match the race day glamour? Newcastle Racecourse will host three days of racing from Thursday, with the Northumberland Plate Festival expected to d

today, 11:58 in Regional North East

Barbaric 'dictator' and cult-like gang jailed for 81 years over sadistic death of Jimmy Prout

Evil murderer Zahid Zaman must serve a minimum of 33 years behind bars for torturing vulnerable Jimmy Prout to death in a sadistic campaign of monstrous abuse. Zaman was the “dictator” of a cult-like group of misfits and the driving force behind a series

yesterday, 21:13 in Regional North East

'We miss him so much' - Owen Kerry's mum, dad and grandma speak of their pain

One was a decent young man out for a couple of pints to celebrate Christmas, the other a sly coward with a knife down his sock which he was willing to use to deadly effect. When the worlds of teenager Owen Kerry and “old school charver” Brian Cahill and

yesterday, 21:13 in Regional North East

David Wilson trial: Murder accused told flatmate he stabbed someone, court hears

A murder accused confessed to flatmates he’d “stabbed someone in the neck” just hours after the killing, a jury was told. Daniel Johnson is alleged to have stabbed stranger David Wilson seven times as he lay in bed in his flat in Southwick, in Sunderland

yesterday, 21:13 in Regional North East

No immediate plans for Newcastle student flat developer to remove flammable cladding

A construction firm has said there are immediate no plans to strip flammable Grenfell Tower-style cladding from a soon-to-open block of student flats. The Shield apartments are set to open on Clarence Street, Shieldfield, ahead of the new academic year i

yesterday, 20:13 in Regional North East

St James' Point student flats fitted with flammable Grenfell Tower cladding

Blocks of modern student flats close to St James’ Park were built using the same flammable cladding partly blamed for the Grenfell Tower fire’s devastating impact. ChronicleLive understands the St James’ Point development is panelled with Reynobond PE, a

yesterday, 19:05 in Regional North East

My job is to reinvigorate Northern Powerhouse, says its third Minister in a year

The third Northern Powerhouse Minister in less than 12 months arrived in the region on Tuesday and said Theresa May had tasked him with re-invigorating it. Less than two weeks into the job, Jake Berry faced criticism of it being a ‘concept without conten

yesterday, 17:43 in Regional North East

Jet2 Newcastle to Menorca flight diverted to Manchester due to 'technical issue'

Geordie holidaymakers were no doubt disappointed when their flight to Menorca got diverted - to Manchester. Jet2 flight LS373 from Newcastle International Airport had to make the impromptu trip to the city after a “technical issue” with the aircraft. How

yesterday, 13:36 in Regional North East

Huge shoe find reveals what life was like for Romans in Northumberland

Thousands of shoes excavated from a Roman fort site are much more than a mere footnote to history. The 7,000 shoes from Vindolanda, Northumberland, help to reveal the make up of the population of the base on Hadrian’s Wall. “We can work out broadly how m

yesterday, 13:12 in Regional North East

Owen Kerry murder trial: Jurors retire to consider verdicts on couple accused of Christmas killing

Jurors in the trial of a couple accused of murdering teenager Owen Kerry on Christmas Eve have retired to consider their verdicts. Prosecutors say Brian Cahill stabbed the 19-year-old in the abdomen in a Cramlington social club. It is alleged Cahill’s gi

yesterday, 12:36 in Regional North East

Where were the Harry Potter films shot? The North East connections to the world's most famous wizard

It has been 20 years since Harry Potter and the magical world of Hogwarts entered our lives. J.K Rowling’s breakthrough book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published two decades ago this week, starting an obsession which has spawned books,

yesterday, 11:07 in Regional North East

Looking for a summer job in Newcastle? The Metro is hiring and it could lead to a permanent position

A recruitment drive by Metro bosses will bring over 30 new summer jobs, and the possibility of permanent posts. If a job on the Metro seems like it might be for you, you could be in luck, as Nexus, which runs the system, is taking on 32 new staff, in pre

yesterday, 11:07 in Regional North East

Driving test shake-up to include sat nav section - here's what you need to know about the changes

The biggest shake-up of the driving test for decades has been unveiled with learner drivers having to safely use sat navs. As well as bringing learner drivers up-to-date with new technology to pass the test, other major changes will brought in. They incl

yesterday, 05:17 in Regional North East

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