North East entrepreneur Graham Wylie and TV presenter Jeremy Kyle took part in the tug of war competition at this weekend's Transplant Games in Gateshead.
Mr Wylie is the Chair of the Local Organising Committee. He says he hopes that the games will boost the number of people in the North East who register to become organ donors.
The Stockton International Riverside Festival ends its four day spectacular today with a grand finale. Organisers have told ITV Tyne Tees that this year's show has drawn record crowds. We were at the festival earlier, click below for a brief taster of what was on offer!
Two canisters of laughing gas have been stolen from a hospital in Northumberland.
The gas, which is also known as the Nitrous Oxide, was stolen from a storage cupboard in the grounds of Alnwick Infirmary between Friday evening (July 31) and Saturday morning.
A four-year-old girl had to be rushed to hospital after drinking a substance believed to be ammonia in Newcastle park.
At 5.25pm on Saturday, August 1, a man approached paramedics attending a separate incident in Tumulus Avenue stating his daughter had accidentally drunk a substance from a bottle in the park nearby.
The girl was taken to hospital as a precaution and is thought not to have suffered any serious injuries.
Officers are warning anyone who has been to the park to be vigilant and ensure their children haven't come in to contact with the substance.
The bottle has been recovered and is currently being examined.
Dozens of stars from the showbiz world arrived in Newcastle today to see ITV star Declan Donnelly get married.
Dec was joined his by best friend and best man Ant McPartlin as he tied the knot with Ali Astall.
Watch the full report from our correspondent Frances Read:
Police are asking for the publics help to trace a missing Teesside woman.
18-year-old Christina Wilson is believed to still be in the Middlesbrough area, possibly Marton, Coulby Newham or Acklam.
She is wearing black leggings, black trainers, a green khaki Adidas hoodie and a black Bench coat with white writing on the back.
Police need to establish that Christina is safe and well and they ask anyone who knows of her whereabouts to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
There are reports of queuing traffic after a bus crashed into a shop in Whitby.
It happened around 2pm this afternoon, at Boyes department store. No one was injured.
Structural engineers are checking out the building which had to be evacuated.
The road at Station Square is partially blocked in both directions between New Quay Road/ Langbourne Road and Brunswisk Street due o the accident.
Emergency services are on the scene.