HIGHLIGHTS FROM The Chronicle

  • North East news LIVE: Latest breaking news, sport, weather, traffic and travel
  • North East economy growing faster - but it's still being left behind rest of UK
  • Is there a shortage of 2nd class stamps as Xmas cards get posted - here's what the Post Office says
  • 'Dangerous' rapist who attacked Newcastle woman in her own home has sentence increased
  • Spike in hospital admissions as freezing temperatures start to bite - and NHS needs public's help