BBC news for Northumberland

Transport for the North unveil £70bn travel masterplan

The plan includes building new rail lines to cut journey times and ease congestion on the roads.

Waste firm fined over fly infestation and tyre breach

Niramax admits breaching its environmental permit and failing to comply with an enforcement notice.

Appeal to trace family of fallen WW1 soldier

The MoD says remains found in northern France could be those of Bedfordshire soldier Edward Norton.

Newcastle trampoline coach jailed on child sex charge

Louis Murray pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences against a male under 16.

Live BBC World News

Trump Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'

The ex-Trump aide is summoned to testify before a grand jury in the US Russia inquiry, reports say.

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

The US is withholding more than half of the $125m it gives to the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, officials say.

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront 'repulsive' predator

Nearly 100 women and girls are testifying against the ex-Team USA gymnastics doctor.

Venezuela helicopter pilot Oscar Pérez killed in raid

The Venezuelan government confirms that the rogue pilot died in a nine-hour siege.