A priest has admitted stealing tens of thousands of pounds donated to his church in County Durham
Unemployment Falls By 7,000 In The North East
The number of people out of work in the North East's fallen by 7,000 in the three months between January and March
Official figures show there were 96,030 people who were unemployed in our region during that time.
It's fallen by 33,000 compared to this time last year.
More men than women were out of work here - with 51,000 jobless men in the North East compared to 45,000 women.
But the North East still has the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 7.5%.
Police investigating the murder of a man in Whitley Bay are continuing to question one man
A 6ft 6ins car dealer has avoided jail, after he was accused of driving, while stood up across the Tyne Bridge
Police say the burned body of a three-year-old Shih Tzu called Charlie, was found in Walker in Wednesday
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