Ant & Dec have been awarded MBEs as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. The Newcastle duo said their 'mams will be proud.'Read the full story ›
44 players and 500 spectators have taken to the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.
It's part of a charity event to raise over £10,000 for both South Tees Renal Unit & Islamic Relief's work in Syria. Organisers said they wanted to help those in the local area, and those with acute needs abroad.
"Without the South Tees Renal unit, my late father would not have received the care and support that prolonged his life and gave us the opportunity to share so many precious moments.
It is impossible to express the gratitude we all feel, but I hope the money raised can go some way towards expressing how much the unit means to the people of Middlesbrough"
Islamic Relief is operating inside Syria and it provides support for civilians trapped by the on-going conflict.
Since the conflict began, Islamic relief says they have helped over 6.5 million people inside the country, and delivered an estimated £30 million in aid.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has given North Tyneside Council £164,300 towards structural surveys and paint analysis on St Mary's Lighthouse.Read the full story ›
One of the world's largest collections of teddy bears has gone on display at Newby Hall in North Yorkshire.
A thousand cuddly toys, including the original Paddington Bear and Sooty will be exhibited in Ripon. Many of the collection were donated by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.
The 34th Annual Children's Cancer Run, organised by the North of England Children's Cancer Research Centre (NECCR) is taking place today at Newcastle Racecourse.
Thousands turned out for the event, which has races for children and adults of different abilities.
The charity has raised £30m since it was founded in 1979.
Family of the fomer Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker joined staff at Grace House in Sunderland today to celebrate the contribution she made to helping sick children.
Grace House provides respite care - and is now equipped for overnight stays. Kathy raised almost all the funds to get the charity off the ground before her death last year.
Watch Helen Pearson's report here:
A show at the Middlesbrough Empire will share footage of the area covering a 70 year period 1911 to 1986.Read the full story ›
The region's most popular museum, Beamish, has just opened something brand new... but still very old.
A new photography shop and chemists were opened at Beamish Museum, based on old shops on Elvet Bridge in Durham a hundred years ago.
See them here in Frances Read's report:
The North York Moors National Park Authority has commissioned a special piece of 'giant land art' in preparation for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.
The 70-metre height, 40-metre wide white painting will come into view as the helicopters broadcasting live coverage of the race track the cyclists’ ascent of the Côte de Sutton Bank.
The artwork, entitled 'The Finest View', incorporates the three animals that appear on the Hambleton District coat of arms.
An expected audience of six million worldwide will see a horse atop a penny farthing with a ram perched on its shoulders and a boar sitting aloft holding a telescope.
The artwork took the Landmark Collective, comprising artists Becky Newbould, Rob Conway, James Brunt, Timm Cleasby and Cath Smart 14 days to complete using 1000 litres of white biodegradable pitch-marking paint that will fade over the coming months.
Richard Gunton, director of park services for the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:
With the cameras panning across the countryside, the land art will give the millions of people watching the Tour de Yorkshire on TV a ‘boar’s-eye’ view of the spectacular scenery that makes our National Park a real must-see, as one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors rightly identified!
'Wheelchair' Steve Wilkinson has completed a marathon challenge on the Tyne and Wear Metro, getting on and off a train at every station on the system to raise money for charity.
Starting at the airport at 6am, and finishing at St James' at 9pm, Steve has managed to raise over £2,000 for 11 North East charities, with people sponsoring him from 5p per station.