All Saints, Gabrielle, Texas and Lulu James performed at SoundWaves 2014 in South Shields. Rachel Sweeney was backstage for ITV Tyne Tees.
The world of classical music met a classic locomotive at Gateshead's Tanfield Railway as a son paid tribute to his father.
Billingham Stars under-10 team could lose their place in the league if they do not find a new goalkeeper before the season starts.
Work starts today to resurface Sunderland's Roker Pier for the first time in it's one hundred and eleven year history. It's part of a 1.3 million pound restoration of the Grade II listed pier. The work is being undertaken during the summer to minimise disruption from the weather.
Roker Pier closes on June 22 for the first time in its 111 year history. Restoration work will be carried out as part of plans to restore the landmark.
The work is part of a £1.35m project for the Grade II listed pier announced by Sunderland City Council last February.
– Cabinet Secretary, Councillor Mel Speding
"Undoubtedly people who regularly use the pier will be disappointed about the disruption but hopefully carrying out the work now will mean there's less need to close it for temporary repairs in the future."
I spoke to Nazar Singh a few days after his 110th birthday. He is still able to walk, see and hear and has never had an operation. It is hard to believe he is 110, as he looks so well, but he has three passports from over the decades which all record his date of birth as 8.6.1904.
Nazar's son, Chain Singh Gill, who he lives with in Sunderland, says he now frequently claims not to be able to remember things but then will correct others about things they forget.
He was born in India and moved to England when he was already in his sixties. He doesn't speak English but, speaking with his son as an interpreter, was utterly charming.
He told me he believes the secret to his long life is a good diet. He eats a mixture of nuts ground together with ginger, drinks plenty of milk and fruit and takes fish oil supplements. He also says having his many children, grand children and great grand children around him keeps him young.
The Queen's Commonwealth Baton Relay is due to arrive in the North East today. It passed though Yorkshire yesterday and will make its way through Gateshead and across the Millennium Bridge over the River Tyne before being carried to Alnwick Castle.
The tour is designed to inspire young people to make more time for sport.
The 150th Northumberland Miners' Picnic is due to take place at the Woodhorn Museum on Saturday, 14th June. The annual event has been held all over the county and even in Newcastle since it was first held in Blyth in 1864.
In 2014, the event includes live music and performances as well as a banner parade and addresses by politicians and union leaders. It begins with a miners' memorial service at 1015am.
A World War 2 army driver has been given a ride in the model of Jeep he last drove in Normandy on this day in 1944. Joseph Swinbank, from Barnard Castle in County Durham, is now 97 years old. During his six years of service, he drove all over Europe.
Our cameras captured the moment, at 10 o' clock this morning, when the epic 24 hour folk music session in Gateshead came to an end. See it here: