Less than a year after finding a small mole on his back, Craig Dargue died of cancer. A Durham hospice is helping his family to cope.
Comedians from Patrick Monahan to Ed Byrne will be performing on Tyneside at a new comedy festival called Jesterval.
Organisers of Lumiere have unveiled the full programme this year's event, which installs light displays and sculptures around the city.
Our very own Pam Royle and Ross Hutchinson took a break from the studio today to pack bags at Morrisons supermarket in Killingworth.
It was part of ITV’s Text Santa appeal, which will help six key charities.
Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, the British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent (which supports children with cancer) and Help the Hospices will all benefit.
Pam and Ross were helped by pupils from Bailey Green Primary School in Killingworth.
Kings of Leon will play at St James' Park next year.
Originally from Tennesee, the American rock stars will be in Newcastle on 31st May 2014.
It is the first in a series of similar events that Newcastle United are hoping to stage.
The last major gig at the stadium featured Rod Stewart in 2007.
Pam Royle was joined by pupils from Bailey Green Primary School to pack bags at Morrisons in Killingworth in aid of ITV's Text Santa charity campaign.
Our very own Pam Royle and Ross Hutchinson took a break from the studio today to help shoppers at the Morrisons supermarket in Killingworth.
It was all in aid of ITV's Text Santa charity campaign. The money raised will go to six key charities.
The Enchanted Parks event returns to Saltwell Park in Gateshead tonight.
Now in its eighth year it will give students from the region's universities an opportunity to show their work alongside professional artists.
A military band will entertain shoppers at the Metrocentre in Gateshead this afternoon.
Members of the Corps of Army Musicians will be on hand to surprise shoppers with Christmas songs.
A row has broken out between South Tyneside Council and an animal cruelty organisation.
The Cruelty Free Christmas Group think camels should not have been used in a festive procession through South Shields. The Council insist every care was taken not to harm the camels.
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Chart-topping pop star and former Take That member Robbie Williams has added a second Newcastle date to his Swing Both Ways 2014 tour. Metro Radio Arena has confirmed he will perform there on June 23 as well as June 22. The date has been added because of 'phenomenal North East demand'.