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.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is now an Honorary Doctor of Music.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will soon have an honorary degree from Northumbria University. The 66-year-old, from Dunston in Gateshead, will become an Honorary Doctor of Music.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is to be given an honorary degree in Newcastle this morning.
The 66-year-old, from Dunston in Gateshead, will be made an Honorary Doctor of Music at Northumbria University.
Johnson has been the lead vocalist of the Australian rock band since the 1980s.
Organisers of The Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony have announced that Chase & Status will now perform alongside Mark Knopfler who was previously confirmed to be on the bill.
Bill Cowling is show director and says it will be a first in more ways than one.
The Great Yorkshire Show starts today celebrating the region's rural heritage. Thousands of visitors, including the Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal are expected at the three day event, with record entries of livestock.
There'll be spectacular equestrian displays, and a new land train.
The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.
Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.
Robbie Williams broke a fan's arm after falling off the stage at a recent gig, the Daily Mirror has reported.
According to the newspaper, the 52-year-old woman spent the night in hospital after the accident at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
The woman - who has been named as Margaret Nash - is reported to have a full length plaster cast on her right arm after the incident last month.
The Daily Mirror says the Stoke-born singer's production company has contacted Margaret.