Viz comic sells at Anderson and Garland auction for £900
A rare copy of the adult comic Viz sells at auction for £900 - raising more than 22 times its estimated price.
Gateshead pools closed after outbreak of sickness bug
Two swimming pools in Gateshead have been closed after a suspected outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.
Theatre director Howard Davies dies aged 71
Theatre director Howard Davies, who won three Olivier awards for his productions, dies aged 71.
Newcastle thrash Preston North End 6-0
Newcastle thrash 10-man Preston in front of almost 50,000 fans at St James' Park to reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
'Lotto rapist' Iorworth Hoare guilty of resisting arrest
A convicted rapist who won £7m on the lottery refused to co-operate with police because he was a "multi-millionaire", a court hears.
Free childcare demand stretches nurseries
A scheme offering pre-schoolers 30 free hours of childcare could lead to the closure of some nurseries, providers warn.