Miners' Strike: Calls for amnesty and inquiry
Florence Anderson had always had respect for the law and the police.
But in 1985, she was convicted of threatening behaviour while on a picket line at Eppleton in County Durham during the Miners' Strike.
It's a crime the miner's wife says she didn't commit.
Instead what she remembers are unnecessary violence and lies.
She said: "Two of the officers had a hold of me and punched me into the van. It was the same when we got out, just punching us out of the van.
North East missing out on TV and film production money
On the face of it this has been a good week for television in the North East of England.
BBC children's programme The Dumping Ground won a Royal Television Society award, beating fellow nominee Wolfblood. Both are shot entirely in the North East.
Businessman in drive to cut north's youth unemployment
Bill Marley has spent more than 30 years working in manufacturing.
But his latest venture is less about making money and more about changing lives.
Users warn EU e-cigarette controls could cost lives
Supporters say electronic cigarettes are saving thousands of lives, detractors believe they could be dangerous and are making smoking seem sexy.
But following a decision in the European Parliament their availability will be restricted in the future.
Councils set to defy government's tax freeze appeal
The government has promised a council tax freeze - but many local authorities don't appear ready to deliver it.
A number of northern councils in particular say they simply can't afford to leave bills unchanged.
Npower job cuts announcement fuels UK energy debate
Npower's announcement that it was shedding 1,400 jobs across the UK has fanned the flames of Britain's energy debate again.
Labour has been putting the boot into energy suppliers for months now for overcharging and profiteering.
Scotland independence vote prompts northern power games
Nobody in the north-east of England will have a vote in next year's Scottish independence referendum.
But be in no doubt that many in the English region closest to the border are keeping an eye on their northern neighbours.
BBC poll: Crime commissioners still lack public profile
Their reigns started with more of a whimper than a bang.
A confused and disinterested public largely stayed at home last November as the country's police and crime commissioners were elected with a turnout of around 15%.
Durham research finds loan companies "preying on poor"
Eleanor Eamens started off borrowing £100 from a doorstep lender to help with the cost of Christmas.
Soon she ended up with six separate loans, owing the lender £4,000.
Reshuffles fail to bring North East MPs to the fore
There was a time when some said the UK government was run by a "Geordie mafia".
And Tony Blair's cabinets were certainly dominated by politicians based in the North East constituencies close to his Sedgefield seat.