A Heart investigation's found a five-year-old is among hundreds of North East pupils to be caught with drugs in school
Newcastle Man Charged With Father's Murder
A Newcastle man has appeared in court charged with murdering his father and assaulting a neighbour who came across the scene.
Geoffrey Bulman, 45, of Stratford Grove West in the city spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address at North Tyneside Magistrates court this morning.
Prosecutor Christopher Kay told the court it is alleged that a neighbour came over to investigate after the incident on Monday and was then assaulted.
Bulman, dressed in standard, prison issue grey sweats was told he would remain in custody until his next appearance at court on January 2.
Winifred Clayton, Chair of the Bench, said: "This is an indictable only matter."
The two matters will be heard at Newcastle Crown Court on 2nd January.
"You are to be remanded in custody until that date."
Two men have been arrested, after a body was discovered inside a burning car in Shiney Row.
Children and a police officer were injured after violence broke out at Middlesbrough and Sheffield United's match
Emergency services are at the scene of an explosion in a residential street in Sunderland
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.