● Work starts on massive North Tyneside sports facility revamp Facilities at Burradon Community Recreation Ground are being modernised
● Two arrested after drugs and weapons found in suspicious car in Sunderland A grey Audi caught the attention of officers in the Hylton Road area and found suspected amphetamine, as well as a baseball bat, golf club and pick axe ...
● Geordie Shore stars 'banned' from ever doing Strictly Come Dancing Some of the Geordie Shore cast have revealed they aren't allowed to be contestants on Strictly Come Dancing
● North Tyneside tip temporarily closed after rubbish fire A blaze broke out at the Household Waste Recycling Centre, on Wallsend Road in North Shields, on Friday morning and the council shut the site while the damage was...
● Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamal Lewis touch-and-go for Spurs Steve Bruce has some injury issues to assess as the prepares his Magpies squad to take on Jose Mourinho's Tottenham
● Revolution could close bars amid major restructure Revolution Bars Group, which runs two sites in Newcastle, has called in business advisors
● Elderly man cut free from car after serious crash on A19 in Northumberland The road was closed for more than two hours as emergency services descended on the scene near Moor Farm Roundabout with one man taken to hospital
● Spurs predicted XI to face Newcastle with Mourinho missing key trio The Spurs boss has confirmed that they are likely to be without both of their new signings on Sunday
● School closed for two weeks after multiple Covid cases and 'really ill' staff It's one of many schools across the region that has announced closures due to Covid-19
● Joe McElderry takes the party to Zoom as shows are cancelled Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been delighting fans with concerts from his living room on Zoom
● Newcastle United's selection dilemma for Spurs as Bruce faces big decisions The Magpies boss was pleased with the players who came in for the 7-0 win at Morecambe
● Newcastle Crown Court staff member tests positive for coronavirus The court building on Newcastle's Quayside continues to operate as one member of staff is tested positive and another awaits their test result
● Manager of Newcastle Racecourse pub stole £46,000 to bankroll betting addiction Craig Smith, of Cramlington, already had two convictions for stealing from previous employers
● Sunderland pays tribute to city's 'heroic' key workers “Our key workers have stepped up in this time of crisis and they have kept this country going quite frankly, often against all odds"
● Gateshead headteacher speaks out about problems faced by schools during pandemic It comes after head teachers at the borough's 10 secondary schools wrote to Gavin Williamson
● Mike Ashley's MASH Holdings operating profits hit £178m The Newcastle United owner saw his company, which owns the Magpies, make a sizeable profit
● £12m care home with cinema, roof terrace and hair salon opens in Northumberland The Duchess of Northumberland opened the Alnwick home which has been built by Malhotra Group's care company
● Little Mix insisted on mental health support for The Search contestants Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy were thrown into the limelight with little help, so they want to prepare The Search stars for potential fame
● New TV channel launches and will show Christmas movies 24/7! The new channel available on the likes of Sky and Virgin Media, will show Christmas films all day every day
● Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson's warning over Sunderland's attacking options The Posh manager is fully aware of the threat the Black Cats pose ahead of Saturday's League One promotion clash
● Sunderland school remains open after Year 6 pupil tests positive for Covid Hasting Hill Academy in Sunderland will remain open despite a confirmed case of Covid-19
● NUFC press conference LIVE - Steve Bruce speaks to media ahead of Spurs clash The media speak to Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce ahead of the trip to Spurs
● Newcastle has the fifth highest Covid-19 infection rate in England Latest figures show the Covid-19 infection rate has increased in all seven local authority areas across the region
● Chloe Ferry scared after being left 'unable to see' due to phone use Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry revealed she'd been left scared by not being able to see properly after using her phone