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 In Court Charged With Threat To Kill
A man's appeared in court charged with threatening to behead a UKIP election candidate for Newcastle East.
Aftab Ahmed is accused of making a threat to kill David Robinson Young on the phone.
The 45 year old from Heaton in the city was granted bail and will go on trial in July.
The candidates for Newcastle East are:
- Nicholas Brown (Labour)
- Duncan Crute (Conservative)
- Andrew Gray (Green)
- Paul Phillips (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition)
- David Robinson-Young (UK Independent Party)
- Susan Stevenson (Communist Party of Britain)
- Wendy Taylor (Liberal Democrat)
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
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