An exclusive poll for ITV News Tyne Tees that was carried out with ComRes has revealed that more than half of North East residents would like more decision making powers following the prospect of further power being given to Scotland.
Scotland has said no to independence, rejecting the Yes campaign's vision to break away from the UK.
45% of people voted yes but 55% said no. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has announced he is resigning. He will step down in November.
But what does the result mean for us, in the North East of England?
David Cameron has already promised more say for the English regions and today there has been a clamour of calls for the North East to have far greater control of its own affairs. We will be looking at that in more detail in a moment.
ITV Political Correspondent Paul Brand looks at the reaction in Westminster, and what happens next:
As we take in the political implications of the referendum result, the North East business community is assessing the economic impact on our region.
Overall, firms say the No vote provides much needed stability, but there are still questions to be answered about the road ahead.
Helen Ford examines the reaction of the North East economy:
A Sunderland man who set a North Sea ferry on fire while smoking cannabis in his cabin has been jailed for 11 years.
Several passengers had to be airlifted to hospital as the ship was forced to turn back to North Shields on its way to Holland in December 2013.
Sentencing him to 11 years in jail, Judge James Goss QC said it was a "spectacular piece of recklessness" that carried the highest culpability.
Gregg Easteal reports:
Aside from the economic and political arguments, nowhere in the North East region has been more aware of the implications of the referendum result than the town of Berwick in the far north of Northumberland.
Kenny Toal has spent the day there, following Scotland's decision to reject independence:
Further devolution in Scotland without similar powers for the North East could be bad for business, according to one of the region's leading business figures.
Fergus Trim, Development Director at Quorum Development Partners, said: "If we can mirror what's being offered in Scotland and take more control of the economy here, then that will be positive for us."
Nicola Sturgeon has said that in the aftermath of Alex Salmond's resignation as First Minister, it would be a "privilege..to seek to lead the Party."
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to Alex Salmond, after he announced he would be leaving his post in the wake of the independence referendum rejection.
In a full statement on her website, she praised Salmond's achievements whilst in office as "second to none."
Nicola Sturgeon also said that the personal debt she owed him was "immeasurable."
Alex Salmond was pictured looking disappointed in the early hours of this morning after results started to point towards a victory for the No campaign.
Scotland's First Minister was shown being driven through a side entrance to a private plane at Aberdeen Airport.
Early results and final polling had indicated that Scottish voters were most likely to have rejected independence in yesterday's vote - perhaps explaining the apparent dejection on Salmond's face.
Alex Salmond today said he would be standing down as Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader after voters in Scotland rejected independence in an historic referendum.