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Friday 7th March
A woman is charged in connection with an investigation into the rape of a boy in Newcastle.
Two North East seaside towns are to receive almost £3m in government funding.
Thursday 6th March
Newcastle College Group loses welfare-to-work contract after being sacked by the government because of poor performance.
The company behind a £300m biomass power station on the Northumberland coast says it is ceasing work on the development.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits the FA's charge of improper conduct relating to a headbutt on Hull's David Meyler.
The estate where Sunderland-born PC Keith Blakelock was stabbed to death during the first Tottenham riots was "impossible to police", a court hears.
A 27-year-old man charged with attempted murder following a double stabbing in North Tyneside is remanded in custody after appearing at magistrates' court..
Newcastle three-quarter Michael Tait joins Edinburgh until the summer of 2015, five months after a loan spell at the club.
The government gives the go-ahead for seven councils in the north east of England to set up a combined authority.
Wednesday 5th March
The family of a British woman found dead in the stairwell of a US hospital, begin legal action for damages.
A former vet killed a man as they had sadomasochistic sex, before leaving his body under a duvet and having sex with another man, a court hears.
Gordon Muchall wants to cement a place in Durham's Championship side after the exit of several senior players.
Couples stranded when a popular wedding venue went into administration are offered assistance by the county council.
The unit of PC Keith Blakelock, originally from Sunderland, was attacked with a "flame-type thrower" before he was hacked to death by a mob during the Tottenham riots in 1985, a court hears.
A 27-year-old man is arrested after two people are stabbed in a North Tyneside house.
Leeds Carnegie sign scrum-half Chris Pilgrim and centre James Fitzpatrick from Newcastle Falcons on two-year contracts.
The first of a dozen shipping containers has arrived on Tyneside for a contemporary retelling of the Easter story to be televised by the BBC.
Tuesday 4th March
Newcastle Falcons prop Kieran Brookes get a six-week ban for pushing referee Greg Garner in their game against Leicester.
Up to 500 former civil servants across Wales and England are to be made redundant as their new employer shifts their work overseas, claims PCS union.
The first shipping containers arrive for the launch of a contemporary retelling of the Easter story to be staged on South Tyneside and broadcast by the BBC.
The MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed says he expects there to be border controls in his constituency if Scotland votes for independence.
Former Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger is cleared of rape following a trial at the city's crown court.
The owner of a sawmill is fined after a Northumberland sawmill worker lost two fingers after they got caught in an unguarded machine.
A poem about the killing of PC Keith Blakelock, originally from Sunderland, was written by the man accused of his murder during riots in north London in 1985, a court hears.
TV weather presenter appears in court to deny the sexual abuse of schoolchildren between 1968 and 1983.
Monday 3rd March
A Tyneside cable manufacturing firm is taken over by a company in the Middle East, safeguarding 200 jobs at the site.
A police officer, originally from Sunderland, was killed in a "ferocious attack without mercy" when he was set upon by an armed mob during rioting in Tottenham in 1985, a court hears.
The new Bishop of Durham has taken his seat in the House of Lords.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is charged by the FA with improper conduct after headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.
The design of coaches' technical areas is under review, the League Managers' Association reveals, following Alan Pardew's headbutt.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet urges his players to use their spirited Capital One Cup final display as a springboard to stay up.
An appeal to restore a Victorian bridge reaches its target three days before the deadline.
A private ambulance operator won a lucrative NHS contract despite one of its directors previously running companies owing the service thousands of pounds, the BBC learns.
Sunday 2nd March
Leicester winger Niki Goneva scores twice to makes it five tries in four Premiership games as the Tigers win at Newcastle.
Celtic Dragons draw 62-62 with Team Bath, while Yorkshire Jets win their first game since the Superleague season opener.
Manuel Pellegrini wins his first trophy in England as Manchester City saw off Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew must be punished heavily for headbutting a player, argues chief football writer Phil McNulty
Resurfacing work costing more than £470,000 is to be carried out on a section of the A66 in Cumbria.
Thousands of Sunderland fans lined up in the early hours to head to Wembley to see their team play in the League Cup final.
A rare fungus is discovered in Northumberland in what is thought to be the first sighting of its kind in more than 100 years.
Newcastle United fine manager Alan Pardew £100,000 and give him a formal warning for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Saturday 1st March
Liam Hatch grabs a last-minute leveller to earn 10-man Gateshead a point against Forest Green Rovers.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is sent off for head-butting Hull's David Meyler as United claim a comfortable victory.
As part of the World War One At Home project, Gerry Jackson explores the sound mirrors which detected approaching German zeppelins.
As more than 30,000 Sunderland fans head to Wembley for the Capital One Cup final, excitement grows for fans in the city.
More than 30,000 Sunderland fans head to Wembley to see their team play in the League Cup final against Manchester City.