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Monday 1st September

Collingwood gives Durham upper hand

8PM - BBC News

An unbroken 59-run eighth-wicket stand between Paul Collingwood and Paul Coughlin puts Durham on top against Notts.

Sunderland sign Coates and Alvarez

8PM - BBC News

Sunderland sign Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates and Argentina midfielder Ricardo Alvarez on season-long loan deals.

Sunderland loan for defender Coates

7PM - BBC News

Sunderland complete the signing of Liverpool and Uruguay centre-back Sebastian Coates on a season-long loan deal.

Striker Wright seals Gateshead deal

3PM - BBC News

Conference side Gateshead complete a deal for former Forest Green and Wrexham striker Danny Wright.

Student river death 'accidental'

3PM - BBC News

A student died after falling into the River Wear in Durham following a night out drinking with friends, an inquest finds.

Liverpool's Coates to join Sunderland

12PM - BBC News

Liverpool centre-back Sebastian Coates is set to join fellow Premier League club Sunderland on a season-long loan.

Why are museums scared of history?

8AM - BBC News

Could North East museums suffer from school curriculum changes?

Sunday 31st August

Wickets tumble for Durham and Notts

8PM - BBC News

Fourteen wickets fall on day one between Durham and Nottinghamshire at Chester-Le-Street.

McDonald's campaigners hold meeting

6PM - BBC News

Campaigners fighting to stop a McDonald's opening near a Tyneside school stage a public meeting.

E-cig liquid 'potentially harmful'

6AM - BBC News

E-cigarette liquid bought on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical, an investigation by BBC Inside Out finds.

Saturday 30th August

Gateshead 2-1 Chester

6PM - BBC News

Jamie Chandler's late goal sees Gateshead overturn a one goal deficit to beat Chester in the Conference.

Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sunderland

5PM - BBC News

Queens Park Rangers claim their first win of the season as Charlie Austin's goal gives them victory over Sunderland.

Newcastle United 3-3 Crystal Palace

5PM - BBC News

Neil Warnock begins his second stint at Crystal Palace with the club's first point after a 3-3 draw at Newcastle United.

Heart unit play facility opens

1PM - BBC News

A £300,000 specialist play facility for young heart patients officially opens at a North East hospital.

MH17 crash: Briton's body identified

9AM - BBC News

The Foreign Office confirms the body of John Alder, one of 10 Britons killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash, has been identified.

Friday 29th August

Warwicks to face Kent in semi-finals

11PM - BBC News

Warwickshire will play Kent at Edgbaston, while Durham will host Nottinghamshire in the One-Day Cup semi-finals.

Charity students left at airport

7PM - BBC News

Washington student among dozens due to fly to Tanzania on a charity trek who are forced to abandon their trip after the travel firm goes bust.

Woman, 81, killed in car crash

7PM - BBC News

An 81-year-old woman is killed in a car crash in East Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland.

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

5PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland.

Train passengers flee cable scare

5PM - BBC News

Tyne and Wear Metro passengers flee a train after an overhead power cable snapped, making contact with the carriage.

VIDEO: Bottle thrower 'mindless individual'

1PM - BBC News

The family of a girl injured when a bottle smashed through a car window say justice is done after the man who threw it is jailed.

Newcastle open garden for MH17 fans

1PM - BBC News

Newcastle United have opened a memorial garden in honour of the two fans who were killed in the MH17 air crash while flying out to see the team play.

Jarrow Crusade revived for NHS

12PM - BBC News

NHS campaigners march 280 miles to London

Thursday 28th August

Durham beat Yorks to reach last four

6PM - BBC News

Mark Stoneman's century helps Durham into the One-Day Cup semi-finals with a 31-run victory over Yorkshire.

Durham beat Yorks to reach last four

6PM - BBC News

Mark Stoneman's century helps Durham into the One-Day Cup semi-finals with a 31-run victory over Durham.

The next generation? Meet England's uncapped quartet

5PM - BBC News

Uncapped Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.

England call up uncapped quartet

3PM - BBC News

Uncapped Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.

Dead toddler's mother on bail

3PM - BBC News

A mother, originally from Tyneside, who is accused of murdering and abusing her toddler son is bailed ahead of an expected trial in Scotland.

Man jailed for bottle attack on girl

3PM - BBC News

A man who threw a glass bottle while drunk, shattering a car windscreen and badly injuring a nine-year-old girl, is jailed.

Gateshead 'better for Maddison sale'

1PM - BBC News

Gateshead boss Gary Mills says selling forward Marcus Maddison for a club-record fee will benefit his remaining squad.

VIDEO: Ear implant woman meets Osmonds

8AM - BBC News

A previously deaf woman who heard sound for the first time this year becomes an ambassador for the Osmonds' deafness charity.

Wednesday 27th August

Birmingham City 0-3 Sunderland

11PM - BBC News

Sunderland score three second-half goals to beat Birmingham City and move into the third round of the League Cup.

Drug find in Nestle sweet factory

10PM - BBC News

A batch of sweets is contaminated with a prescription drug at a Nestle factory in Newcastle, sparking a police investigation.

Pardew backs Abeid at Newcastle

5PM - BBC News

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew backs midfielder Mehdi Abeid after rejecting an approach for the player during the summer.

Roman toilet seat found at dig site

5PM - BBC News

Archaeologists unearth a 2,000-year-old perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat at a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.

Posh bring in Gateshead's Maddison

4PM - BBC News

Peterborough United sign Gateshead forward Marcus Maddison on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Sting shows to support music venue

3PM - BBC News

Sting announces two concerts to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sage Gateshead.

VIDEO: I loved being record transfer - Shearer

12PM - BBC News

After Manchester United pay a British record fee for Angel Di Maria, BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer shares his experience of the pressure that came with the label.

Funeral for Borneo murder victim

11AM - BBC News

The funeral of a Newcastle University medical student who was stabbed to death in Borneo will be held in a Derbyshire church later.

Tuesday 26th August

Gillingham 0-1 Newcastle United

10PM - BBC News

Premier League club Newcastle ease into the third round of the Capital One Cup with victory over League One side Gillingham.

Man, 36, pleads guilty to murder

10PM - BBC News

A man pleads guilty to the murder of a 32-year-old who he attacked in a street in Washington, near Sunderland.

Production resumes at Nissan plant

7PM - BBC News

Nissan resumes production on one of the lines at its Sunderland plant after work was suspended last week for repairs to be carried out.

VIDEO: Organ donor decision 'gave me focus'

5PM - BBC News

The widow of a cyclist who died 12 weeks after becoming the father of twins has said arranging for his organs to be donated "gave her focus" after the tragedy.

Birmingham City v Sunderland

12PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's League Cup game between Birmingham City and Sunderland.

A1 widening scheme getting under way

12PM - BBC News

Work to reduce congestion by widening a four-mile stretch of one of the North East's busiest roads is beginning.

Rail commuters faced severe delays

11AM - BBC News

Rail commuters heading south on the East Coast Mainline experience severe delays due to overhead wire problems.

Simon Cowell: Why I sacked Cheryl

10AM - BBC News

Reality TV judge Simon Cowell reveals why he sacked the singer from the X Factor USA and how he "shrank" when she confronted him.

Delays for East Coast line commuters

10AM - BBC News

Rail commuters heading south on the East Coast Mainline are experiencing delays due to overhead wire problems.

Delays for King's Cross commuters

9AM - BBC News

Rail commuters heading to London on the East Coast Mainline are experiencing delays due to overhead wire problems.

VIDEO: Giant sinkhole 'could keep growing'

8AM - BBC News

A giant sinkhole in County Durham is causing increasing concern as it threatens to get bigger, according to a landowner.

King's Cross commuters face delays

8AM - BBC News

Rail commuters heading to London on the east coast mainline face severe delays because of overhead wire problems.