A bottle of flammable liquid's been thrown through the window of Sunderland pub Oddies, in what police believe was an arson attack
Stockton MP: Smoking Ban Not As Successful As Hoped
Stockton MP Alex Cunningham's told Capital a ban on smoking in cars with children in, hasn't been as successful as he'd hoped.
He campaigned for the law to be brought in, and it has now been in place for 12 months.
But there's only been one prosecution - a Sheffield man stopped by Northumbria Police in Morpeth and charged with a number of driving offences.
Alex Cunningham's told Capital's Andy Downton there could be a number of reasons why it's not been successfully enforced.
The Government has announced it's spending £71.6m on projects to grow the North East's economy.
A man has been killed and another is recovering in hospital after a car flipped in an early-morning crash on Scotswood Road in Newcastle
25 North East schools have been named on a list of under-performing schools in the country
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