Leading universities rated 'bronze' under new ranking system
Universities are now ranked bronze, silver or gold for their standard of undergraduate teaching.
Northumberland's ancient hill forts mapped
Researchers discovered 4,147 sites across the UK and Ireland, with nearly 40% found in Scotland.
Sheila Hynes death: Coroner rules 'opportunities missed'
A valve was inserted the wrong way round during a routine heart operation.
'Inadequate' Heaton Manor School faces second takeover
Gosforth Academy is asked to consider taking over Heaton Manor permanently.
Sunderland takeover bid: Fulwell 73 out of running to buy Championship club
A television production company fronted by Sunderland fans withdraws its bid to buy the club from American Ellis Short.
County Durham teaching assistants offered new deal
The council has proposed a regrading deal and pledged to compensate those out of pocket.