Zeus the Teesside rottweiler has been included on the electoral role to vote in the coming elections for Euro MPs
The family owners of a traditional sweet shop in Newcastle believe it is the oldest in the North East, as it turns 115 years old.
Racing dogs visit patients for grooming and walking sessions, in a new type of pet therapy, which could be rolled out across the UK.
He is scared of fat cats but likes to chew things over before he makes any big decisions.
Zeus the Rottweiler was issued with a polling card, giving him the right to vote in May's European elections. We asked his owner Russell Hoyle, from Norton on Teesside, about his pet's political leanings.
He is 63 in dog years, well over the eligible age to vote, although unfortunately not the right species. Nonetheless, the Hoyle family's pet Rottweiler, called Zeus, was issued a polling card for the European elections.
His owner Russell explained how it happened:
An inquisitive otter became the latest 21st-century being to take a selfie when it snapped itself with a professional photographer's camera.
Musa, a resident of the Washington Wetland Centre in Tyne and Wear, used a GoPro camera belonging to a Press Association photographer that it found lying on the ground.
Owen Humphreys, 41, said: "I had just put the camera down and the otter came up to the bars and snatched it in both paws. The craze for selfies has gone mad."
Musa's selfie is being hailed as an important breakthrough in ph-otter-graphy.
A woman was serenaded by Gary Barlow in front of 10,000 fans after telling him she had named her baby son after him.
Claire Douglas was selected from the crowd in Newcastle and allowed up on stage after the singer spotted her banner, which read: 'I love you that much my baby son is called Barlow!'
Her son is called William Robert Barlow Jamie Douglas.
A barber from North Shields has made it all the way to the final of a competition to find the UK's best wet shaver.
Chris Moon, who runs family business Kutz Barber Shop, beat off 14 other local barbers to become the North East's Best Wet Shaving Barber.
We sent Ross Hutchinson to find out more...
Chris will compete in the grand final on May 25. Until then he says he has a constant stream of 'brave' friends to practice his speed-shaving on.
Music courtesy of Julien Neel - Trudbol A Capella
Two emu chicks have been hand-reared by staff at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.
Donk and Didge are only four weeks old but they already measure a foot tall.
Staff at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre have their hands full with the new arrivals.
Volunteer Natalie Winner said: 'They run, jump, throw themselves on the floor-they even roll on their backs with legs in the air!--its all very un birdlike & very comical!''