Ahead of his performance at Newcastle Pride on Saturday, X Factor winner Shayne Ward has been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
Rock legend Brian Johnson, from Gateshead, has been given an honorary degree by Northumbria University.
Ahead of Sunderland's Split Festival at Mowbray Park in August, Ocean Colour Scene's Simon Fowler has been speaking about what's in store.
Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini threw a party in London to celebrate their wedding. Their close friends and family attended including Cheryl's Girls Aloud band mates Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh, JLS star Marvin Humes and his wife Rochelle from The Saturdays, and Cheryl's mother Joan.
Cheryl has recently tied the knot with French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. It was reported that only four people attended the ceremony at the Caribbean island of Mustique. To make up for this, the Geordie X Factor judge threw an exclusive Party in London.
Cheryl wore a floor-length black gown at the Library were her Girls Aloud friends Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh partied with her mother Joan Callaghan.
Tyneside dance teacher Stuart Hatton has spoken out against proposed rule changes for same sex dance couples. The Mr Gay UK winner says it should be down to choice.
Tyneside dance instructor, Stuart Hatton, has criticised proposed rule changes by the British Dance Council which could prevent people of the same sex dancing together in mainstream ballroom competitions. The BDC denies it's a ban, but some have accused the organisation of discrimination. Stuart, who is Mr Gay UK, says it should be about choice.
Cheryl Cole's step-dad said the news she is married has come as a 'right surprise'.The 31-year-old X Factor judge has announced she secretly married French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Ferdandez-Versini a week ago.Speaking from his house in Walker, her step-dad Anthony Leighton said he is happy for her.
– Anthony Leighton
"If she's happy then I'm happy."She's lovely and I am really happy for her."I found out through Facebook, she doesn't bother with us much. She phones her sister and she phones her brother sometimes but what we hear is just back and forward."It is a bit of a surprise for everyone. I'm pleased for her."
@cherylcole Congrats darlin. He's a lucky man. Wishing you both all the best x
Congratulations @cherylcole !!! Hoping this is the beginning of the happiest days of your life x
As Cheryl announces she is a married woman following a secret ceremony to her French boyfriend, fans ask - will Cheryl drop Cole?
If Cheryl Cole has re-married then how can she still be known as Cheryl Cole? #confused
X Factor's announcer guy currently practising "Cheryl Fernandez-Versini!" in his bathroom. He's not happy.
Haha as if Cheryl Cole's gotten married.. Wait why is she still known as Cole? ?
Cheryl Cole married her French boyfriend of three months last week in the Caribbean, the singer and TV star confirmed.
The X Factor judge made the announcement with a picture on her Instagram account, showing the wedding and engagement rings new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini had given her.
Washington-born musician Bryan Ferry is back in the North East today to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University.
The Roxy Music front man is being made honorary Doctor of Music.
It will be the second time he's graduated from the University - the first time was in 1968.