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.
The X Factor's celebrity judges were in town to see the best of the talent from open auditions in the North East.
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.
The Pet Shop Boys will play a second night in Gateshead as part of their 2014 tour due to 'phenomenal public demand'.
Neil Tennant from North Shields and Chris Lowe are already playing the SAGE on September 2. The gig is sold out so they have announced they will play a second concert on September 3.
Neil said: It always feels special to come home and perform a show and Sage Gateshead has established itself in the last ten years as one of Europe’s very best venues for all genres of music.”
Tickets will be available from Friday, July 4 at 10am.
Congratulations to the stars from Corrie and Emmerdale who have given a nod to the Tour de France. The 'Tour de ITV' has seen characters cycle from the Rovers Return to the Woolpack as part of a campaign to get more people to volunteering at their local sports clubs.
Geordie Shore star Charlottle Crosby is calling for young men to get on the bone marrow transplant list.Charlotte tweeted a selfie with her Anthony Nolan spit kit which has been retweeted hundreds of times.
The Anthony Nolan register involves spitting into a tube and posting it to the charity which urgently needs more young men aged 16-30 to sign up.
X-Factor judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole surprised staff at a Chinese takeaway in Newcastle.
The pair stopped at Kwok Pao in Heaton after filming auditions for the ITV show at The Baltic on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.
X-Factor judge Simon Cowell has given his verdict on Newcastle after the reality TV show held auditions in the city on Thursday.
Newcastle was fantastic. And so was the talent. Apart from a few exceptions!
Celebrities including Ronan Keating, of Boyzone, and Brian McFadden, of Westlife, will be playing golf to raise money for the Bubble Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle.
The 'Golf Rocks' tournament will be held in Berkshire.
As Cheryl Cole walked the red carpet in Gateshead before judging X Factor auditions, we asked her how much time she normally spends in the North East.