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Off duty firefighter saves man threatening to jump from bridge in Sunderland.

An off duty firefighter from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service used his skills and experience as a firefighter to talk down a man who was threatening to jump from a bridge in Sunderland this morning.

Sunderland schools, hospitals, and council tackle terrorism

It's as Brits killed in the attack in Tunisia are flown home.

Sunderland begins to feel the heat

Weather forecasters predict a mini heatwave in parts.

Northumbria police focus in on domestic violence

It's as the police force trial a new GPS system to track offenders.

Prison Officer Dies After Court Assault

A female prison officer has died after allegedly being assaulted while transferring a prisoner at Blackfriars Crown Court, Sky sources say.

Teen Girls 'Inflicted 100 Injuries On Woman'

A 39-year-old woman died after being attacked with a wooden stick, a TV set, a computer printer and a coffee table by two teenage girls, a court has heard.

Vulnerable Teenagers Dying In 'Grim' Prisons

Young people who have suffered abuse, violence and mental health problems are being allowed to die in "grim" prisons, according to a damning report.

Turkish Man Jailed For Killing Briton At Villa

The family of a "defenceless" British woman who was gunned down in her Turkish villa are "relieved" her killer has been jailed for life.

Lorry Carrying Explosives Catches Fire On M1

A section of the M1 in Derbyshire has been closed to traffic after a lorry carrying explosives burst into flames.

Rolling Stones To Stage London Exhibition

Instruments, costumes and tour artefacts are among the items which will be on display in the Rolling Stones' first major exhibition in London.

Hepburn's Star Status On Show In New Exhibition

Audrey Hepburn's life in front of the lens from childhood ballet star to humanitarian has gone on display in a new exhibition of portraits.

Jim Carrey Condemns 'Fascist' Vaccination Law

Comedian Jim Carrey has labelled California Governor Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist" after he signed into law one of the strictest immunisation programmes in the US.

Amy Winehouse Unheard Demos Destroyed

A record label boss has revealed that it is unlikely any more material recorded by Amy Winehouse before her death will ever be released.

Black Dancer Makes US Ballet Company History

Misty Copeland has made history in the US after becoming the first African-American to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

Advocaat confirms return of his backroom staff for new season.

Dick Advocaat has confirmed the return of his backroom staff for the new season.

4 ex-SAFC Ladies help England to 1 game from a world cup final

The women face current Champions Japan tonight in the semi final.

Clyne Completes Signing For Liverpool

Liverpool have completed the signing of England defender Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton.

Liverpool To Send New Signings On Tour

Liverpool's new signings James Milner and Danny Ings have been confirmed for the club's tour of Australia and Asia.

Di Maria Nets Twice In Easy Win For Argentina

Argentina will face Chile in Saturday's Copa America final after beating Paraguay 6-1 in a one-sided semi-final.

Saudi Prince Pledges Billions To Charity

A member of the Saudi royal family says he is going to give his £20bn ($31bn) fortune to charity.

'Britain's Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton Dies

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of nearly 700 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, has died in hospital at the age of 106.

Boy Died As Mum Pushed Him On Swing For Two Days

A boy found dead as his mother pushed him on a swing was alive when she put him there two days earlier, authorities have revealed.

Tunisia: Bodies Of Eight Victims Back In UK

An RAF plane carrying the bodies of eight Britons killed in the Tunisia beach terror attack has landed in the UK.

Germanwings £70k Compensation Offer 'Divisive'

Lawyers representing the families of those killed in the Germanwings air crash have described compensation offers as low as £70,000 per person as "divisive and unfair".

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