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The family of a Newcastle United fan killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine are travelling to Downing Street today (July 29).
The family of Liam Sweeney are meeting David Cameron to discuss the progress of the investigation into what happened to flight MH17.
Alnwick's Laura Weightman finished third in her heat at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to make it through to tomorrow night's final of the 1500 hundred metres.
It was Commonwealth silver for Paul Drinkhall from Loftus and Daniel Reed of Northallerton in the Men's Team Table Tennis.
The pair were part of the England mens squad. They missed out on gold after losing three one to Singapore.
Middlesbrough's Aimee Willmott celebrates on the podium after coming second in the Women's 200m Butterfly Final at Tollcross Swimming Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The region has another Commonwealth medal winner.
Middlesbrough's Aimee Willmott took silver in the 200 metre butterfly at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre this evening.
But fellow Teesside swimmer Jemma Lowe, who is from Hartlepool but is competing for Wales, who was also tipped for a medal, came in 5th place
The Great North Air Ambulance landed at Durham Cathedral to treat a man who had been hit by a bus. It happened close to the North Road bus station in the city shortly before 3pm today (July 28).
The man, who has critical, possibly life-threatening injuries to his chest and abdomen, was airlifted to the RVI.