They are a summer visitor to the British Isles that capture the imagination and hearts of many of us
But a report out this month says they are at risk of extinction - Ross Hutchinson has been to find out more
An endangered baby giraffe born earlier this week has today made its debut at Flamingo Land Resort in Malton.Read the full story ›
An endangered baby giraffe has been born in Malton, North Yorkshire. Here are some of the name suggestions from ITV News Tyne Tees viewers:Read the full story ›
An endangered baby giraffe has been born at Flamingo Land Resort in Malton, North Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
Dog walkers gather in South Tyneside to raise money for those whose animals are more than just pets.Read the full story ›
It looks like these three tiger cubs enjoyed their meat treats.Read the full story ›
Young people on Teesside are to be educated about the dangers of starting grassfires.
Cleveland Fire Brigade say a series of grassfires at a Teesside beauty spot at the weekend were started deliberately.
At one point almost a quarter of the service's entire fire engine fleet was called in, with 22 firefighters tackling the blazes on Eston Hills.
The brigade believe the fires were started by youths and so have begun a campaign to educate them about the dangers of grassfires and the economic costs, which is estimated to stretch to thousands of pounds.
Tickets for this year's Great Yorkshire Show go on sale from half ten this morning.
It is the 157th edition of the famous agricultural show and will be held from 14 to 16 July.
It may still feel very much like winter, but for the National Trust, the 'summer' season is just beginning.
Some of the region's favourite tourist attractions open their doors to visitors again after closing for the winter.
The venues include Souter Lighthouse in Whitburn; Wallington, near Morpeth; and Cragside near Rothbury. Between them, they welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors every year from March to November.
The cub, Otto, is thought to have been separated from his mother for days when he was rescued by a man and his son, who heard his cries.Read the full story ›