Chloe Beaney and her family have said a Christmas "thank you" to staff at the Children's Heart Unit of the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle who looked after her when she received her new heart.
14 year old Chloe has been spending her first Christmas at home in Cramlington after being allowed to leave the hospital on Christmas Eve.
Her mother Catriona said the hospital staff had always put a smile on Chloe's face.
Lynn Holt, transplant co-ordinator at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, says, although teenager Chloe Beaney was lucky, many more people are still waiting for organ transplants today:
150 hot Christmas lunches are being served today to help feed Newcastle's homeless. Volunteers at the People's Kitchen are ensuring those in need aren't forgotten about:
The Archbishop of Canterbury will not deliver his Christmas Day sermon because of illness.
Lambeth Palace said the Most Rev Justin Welby has been suffering from a "severe cold" for several days and decided this morning that he was too unwell to speak at the annual Canterbury Cathedral service.
A Lambeth Palace spokesman said: "The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, is suffering from a severe cold and will, with great regret, no longer be preaching the sermon at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.
"The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev Robert Willis, will deliver a homily."
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is unable to give his Christmas sermon because of a "severe cold", a spokesperson for Lambeth Palace has said.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will not deliver his Christmas Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral because of a "severe cold", Lambeth Palace said.
The family of heart transplant teenager Chloe Beaney say they're delighted she's able to spend Christmas at home. A desperate search was made just weeks ago to find her a donor for a new heart.
A homeless charity in the North East says it's not the cold, but loneliness which affects rough sleepers the most at Christmas. The People's Kitchen, based in Newcastle, looks after those in need - especially at this time of year. Volunteers say being without friends or family can have a huge impact:
Durham County Council says it has had enough of fly-tipping in the area and is promising to punish anyone guilty of it. Through November and December this year, there's been a crackdown on environmental crime, including fly-tipping, dog fouling and people failing to clear untidy yards.