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Kuwaiti convicted of raping stranger on riverbank

A Kuwaiti has been convicted of raping a stranger on a riverbank after watching outdoor porn on his phone.

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Judge approves sending troubled teenage boy to specialist school in Scotland

Social workers in Northumberland have placed a troubled teenage boy in a specialist residential school in Scotland after struggling to find a suitable unit in England.

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Man handed 15 years in jail for rapes of teenager and transgender man

A rapist who preyed on a transgender man and a drunk teenager in their own homes has been jailed for 15 years.

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Safety warning after 'youths' seen riding horses on city's pedestrian street

Police have issued a safety warning after youths were spotted riding horses up and down Newcastle's busiest pedestrian street.

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HIV court case hears hairdresser's alleged victim was AIDS charity volunteer

An alleged victim of a hairdresser accused of deliberately infecting his partners with HIV was a volunteer with an AIDS charity who had never had unprotected sex, a court has heard.

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Football clubs' fans join to see how biggest food bank works with local team

Football fans put aside club rivalries to come and see how the country's biggest food bank has been partnering with their local team.

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Rapist's victim tells LBGT community: Don't be scared, you will be believed

A transgender man who was raped has waived his right to anonymity to tell the LGBT community they will be believed.

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'Jealous' boyfriend sentenced for setting millionaire's yacht adrift

A jealous love rival has avoided jail after he set a millionaire's £450,000 yacht adrift having caught his girlfriend on board.

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Hairdresser faces GBH charge after accusations he infected partners with HIV

A hairdresser accused of deliberately infecting his partners with HIV is facing an additional charge of grievous bodily harm against another young man.

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Kensington and Chelsea homebuyers pay £19,500 per square metre

One square metre of house space in Kensington and Chelsea is 25 times more expensive than the cheapest area of England and Wales, new figures show.

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Family court case man shaved off all his hair before alcohol analysis tests

A man embroiled in a family court case agreed to undergo hair-strand testing after concerns were raised about his drinking - then shaved off all his hair before samples could be taken.

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Spider-Man balloon sparks 'parachutist' sea rescue mission

A rescue operation was launched after a member of the public reported a parachutist in the sea - but it turned out to be a Spider-Man balloon.

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Prison officer avoids jail term after kicking and stamping on young offender

A senior prison officer who kicked and stamped on a defenceless young inmate as he lay on the floor has narrowly avoided jail after admitting assault.

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Northumbria force faces probe over stalking claims by murdered Alice Ruggles

A police force will be probed over its handling of stalking allegations made by a woman who was murdered by her jealous ex-boyfriend.

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Rooney and Shearer among mourners at Freddy Shepherd funeral

Ex-England captains Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer were among football's great and good at the funeral of former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd.

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Parents of seven-year-old girl murdered in 1992 appeal for fresh information

The parents of a murdered schoolgirl have appealed for fresh information, 25 years after her body was found in a derelict building just a few minutes from her home.

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Police question 'justice' march over woman's rape claims following review

Police have questioned plans by protesters to hold a march to demand "justice" for a woman who says she was raped by a group of men.

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'Cold-blooded' killer Albert Dryden freed from jail at 76 after stroke

A killer who shot dead a planning officer in full view of TV cameras to protect an illegally-built bungalow has been released from jail after suffering a stroke.

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Two seriously hurt in 'horrific' hit-and-run captured on CCTV

Police have released CCTV footage of two people being knocked down in a "horrific" hit-and-run.

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Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

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