Liver transplant patients across the North East now have a higher chance of surviving.
The study also shows 22 of every 100 thousand die from liver disease which is higher than the average in England.
Celebration of young talent across Sunderland
The search for talented youngsters across Wearside will end with a celebration this month, at the Stadium of Light.
It's showtime for a Sunderland songbird
17 year old Oliva Lawson will appear on Tv's The Voice tonight.
Hundreds expected for Pegida rally in North East
The UK's first ever anti-Islam protest takes place here in the North East later. Around 300 people have registered to take part in the Pegida rally in Newcastle.
Strikes set to hit East Coast Mainline
Just hours before the East Coast mainline is privatised. The Rail Unions's protesting up and down the line this morning.
MI5 Made Emwazi Feel Like 'A Dead Man Walking'
The Londoner identified as "Jihadi John" told a journalist in 2010 that harassment by British security services had made him fear he was a "dead man walking", it has been revealed.
CCTV Appears To Show Missing London Girls
CCTV footage has emerged appearing to show the three teenage girls who are thought to have joined Islamic State in Syria.
Man And Girl, 4, Found Dead In Notting Hill
A woman in her 30s has been arrested in connection with the deaths of a man and four-year-old girl, whose bodies were discovered in a west London flat.
Two Held Over Missing Teen Becky Watts
Two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of 16-year-old Becky Watts in Bristol, Avon and Somerset Police have said.
Laptop Found In Search For Missing Teenager
A discarded laptop has been discovered during the search for missing 16-year-old Rebecca Watts, friends and family say.
Shatner Can't Attend Leonard Nimoy's Funeral
William Shatner has said he feels "really awful" he will be unable to attend Sunday's funeral of fellow Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday aged 83.
Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Gown Returned By Thief
The stolen dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o to the Oscars has been returned by the thief - after they realised that the 6,000 pearls studded into the gown were fake.
South Shields Producer Ridley Scott Blade Runner sequel
Harrison Ford's been confirmed to be in the new follow up movie.
Leonard Nimoy: Spock Actor's Poignant Tweets
Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy's final tweets were full of fond reflection on a remarkable life as his mortal voyage neared its end.
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek's Mr Spock Dies
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in science fiction series Star Trek, has died. He was 83.
Poyet says standard of refereeing has to improve
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says the standard of refereeing in the Premier League has to improve following a two-nil defeat to Manchester United.
Frampton Stops Gutsy Avalos In The Fifth
Carl Frampton breezed through his first world-title defence in brutal fashion.
Hamilton Flies In Barcelona Test
World champion Lewis Hamilton signed off from pre-season testing with the fastest time on Day Three in Barcelona as Mercedes provided more conclusive evidence that their W06 has a significant pace edge over the field.
Wales Overcome The French Yet Again
Wales notched up a fourth consecutive win over France with a 20-13 victory at the Stade de France in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Referee Defends Brown Sending-Off
Referee Roger East has told match officials' body PGMOL it was not a case of mistaken identity when he sent off Sunderland's Wes Brown at Manchester United.
William's China Visit: List Of Dos and Don'ts
In preparation for his Asian tour, Prince William is bound to have sat down with British diplomats for a series of briefings; a chance for him to get up-to-speed on Britain's relations with Japan and China.
Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade
Prince William arrives in Beijing on Sunday for the first visit to China of a senior British royal in three decades.
On The Run Cult Leader Arrested For Sex Abuse
A self-proclaimed pastor accused of systematically assaulting two young girls at his religious fellowship in the US has been arrested – 11 months after he went on the run.
Crime And Punishment For India's Juveniles
Oblivious to the controversy taking place outside the high walls of this juvenile reform home, 30 children - a mix of substance abusers and criminal suspects, some charged with rape and murder - are busy learning and playing at a workshop.
President Rand Paul? Senator Wins Straw Poll
Rand Paul's prospects of securing the Republican presidential nomination have been given a massive boost - after he won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference for the third year running.