A survey to mark 40 years of postcodes also found the North East had areas with the highest average age and proportion of married couples.
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.
A lock of Elvis Presley's hair could be available for a snip as it is set to go under the hammer in Northumberland.
The single strand, which is displayed in the middle of a record and framed picture of The King, is up for grabs on Saturday at the Northern Auction Centre.
The hair also comes with a letter from a man called Thomas Morgan, who knew Elvis and claims to have been a friend of the singer's hairdresser, Homer Gilleland.
Mr Morgan says that Mr Gilleland accompanied the star on many tours and that the bag of hair clippings he built up was one of his prized possessions.
– Jim Railton, Northern Auction Centre
"We have never sold Elvis' hair before. It came from a deceased estate and we didn't know much about it.
"I processed it quite quickly and did not actually look at the back until someone said there was stuff behind the picture.
"When we had a look we found some provenance with a certificate saying it was Elvis' hair.
"It's not something you come across every day and it's here to be sold for whatever it makes on the day, there's no reserve.
"It could £50, it could make £5,000 but it is a rare thing and we are quite confident it is what it says it is."
Drinkers may have been toasting the Chancellor for lopping a penny off a pint of beer, but in one corner of North Yorkshire, there's one ale enthusiast who enjoys a regular tipple and it's just very difficult to gauge his reaction. What is clear though is he likes a drink. Jon Hill reports.
Simon Grant, from North Yorkshire, shows us his special bond with 11 foot, beer loving camel, Jeffrey:
A man from North Yorkshire has a best friend of a different variety - an 11 foot camel called Jeffrey.
Originally from Russia, it is thought that Jeffrey, owned by Simon Grant, from Sutton-on-the-Forest, is the UK's only pet camel.
Not only that, Simon read that Camels enjoy drinking beer, so after finding this to be true, Jeffery now gets a couple of pints mixed into his feed on special occasions.
Racing camels are often given a swig of beer before races to make them livelier.
Bactrian camels can survive temperatures of around -25 Celsius, and are instantly recognisable by their twin humps.
There are thought to be around two million living in the world, but only around 800 of these are wild, living mostly in remote areas of Mongolia and Siberia.
Jeffrey was bought as a birthday present for Simon's son, Tom, seven years ago, and was brought over from Holland. The family bought him for £3,000 and nursed him back to health, after Tom mentioned in passing he was fond of the animals.
Simon, a former racehorse jockey and trainer has trained the camel to be ridden.
Jeffrey could live until the ripe old age of 60, and will have his favourite tipple to thank in his old age.
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After 'The Big Reunion' hit ITV2, 'The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour' has been announced.
The TV series saw the bands being reunited to perform once again together. Now, seven boy bands including Five, Blue, A1, Damage, 3T and 5th Story, will play the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on October 30.
The higher-than-average temperatures are good for our flowers and frogs, but they also make a good breeding ground for another creature we like less - midges.
The tiny fly larvae have been gifted the perfect conditions to survive.
Ross Hutchinson reports.
Thousands of children from 72 schools performed at the Sage Gateshead in the annual Gateshead Schools Dance Festival.
The event is organised by Gateshead Council to encourage youngsters to express their creativity and get fit.
These children told us they enjoyed it a lot.