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Gateshead Quays arts and leisure complex design revealed

The scheme, which will replace Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena, is due to open in 2023. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Josef Craig: London 2012 Paralympic swimming gold medallist retires

Britain's 2012 Paralympic swimming gold medallist Josef Craig announces his retirement at the age of 21. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Katy Daley-Mclean eyes 100th England cap after being named in squad

Katy Daley-Mclean is in line for the one cap she needs to reach 100 for England after being named in a squad of 28...

Active Steps boxing class helps on road to recovery

Donald Wheatley had been in and out of prison 18 times before a boxing club helped change his life. Source: BBC News Northumberland

The paedophile hunter turned prey

A mother-of-four describes the torment she suffered at the hands of online trolls. Source: BBC News Northumberland

North East among modern slavery highest

The men who trafficked her poured petrol on her and threatened to set her alight. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Druridge Bay mine plan rejection goes to High Court

Banks Mining says the government made an "irrational" decision when rejecting its Druridge Bay plan. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Minibus driver admits drug-driving over A34 death crash

A passenger died and three others were injured when the minibus collided with a lorry on the A34. Source: BBC News Northumberland

North East Ambulance Service crews given body cameras

Ambulance crews will trial the technology, after a reported 23% rise in assaults in north east England. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Consett man drove car with missing tyre

A court hears how other motorists watched sparks fly from the car along the A74(M) in southern Scotland. Source: BBC News Northumberland

LM5: Why Little Mix's album title is a clever move

The name of the group's fifth album is dedicated to fans and capitalises on social media. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Newcastle cannabis farm empire 'linchpin' jailed

Khanh Duy Pham faked documents to buy properties to turn into cannabis farms, police say. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Durham County Council adds £49k security after threats

New doors have been installed after a member of the public vaulted a desk to confront staff. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Mourinho charged over Newcastle comments

Jose Mourinho is charged with making "abusive" comments to a television camera after Manchester United's win over Newcastle. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong granted a divorce

The decision, ending the 11-year marriage, was made by a judge at a central London court in under 30 seconds. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Sex assaults up at Northumberland HMP

The "phenomenal" increase is due to the loss of experienced prison officers, union leaders say. Source: BBC News Northumberland