1. Labour Mayoral contender Kim McGuinness backs Mirror campaign for free school meals for primary kids

    By Jeremy Armstrong A Mayoral candidate is backing the Mirror's crusade for free school meals for every primary pupil in England. Kim McGuinness is the Labour candidate in the North East Combined Authority on May 2. The current Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim visited
  2. Girl, 4, told tummy problems were a viral infection - but mum knew something was wrong

    By Kristy Dawson & Zesha Saleem A four-year-old girl is battling a rare but highly aggressive form of cancer - after doctors put her symptoms down to viral infection. Little Mya-Ela, from Stakeford, Northumberland, was diagnosed with stage three Burkitt Lymphoma after suffering fro
  3. Dragons' Den star Sara Davies says pal Amy Dowden almost delayed chemo over BBC Strictly Come Dancing fears

    By Nicola Fahey & Laura Armstrong Sara Davies has spoken about her close friend Amy Dowden's cancer battle - revealing the dancer was so frightened of being dropped from Strictly that she considered delaying her chemotherapy. Dragons' Den star Sara has been close to Amy since she t
  4. Terrifying moment UK street faces torrent of water with bar staff battling against flood

    By Tim Hanlon Footage shows staff using buckets as they frantically try to clear water flowing through a bar during flooding in Scotland . Thunderstorms swept through the country over the weekend in the midst of hot and muggy weather , causing flash flooding in many areas. A clip from
  5. Emotional Sir Mo Farah calls time on glittering career in final race at Great North Run

    By Felix Keith Sir Mo Farah bowed out from his storied distance running career, racing for the final time at the Great North Run on Sunday. Farah could only finish fourth in the famous half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields. But the crowds turned out to see the four-time Oly