A music lovers' cafe on the Newcastle Quayside has created a shrine for David Bowie, and says it will be playing his music all week, as a tribute to the iconic rockstar, who has died yesterday (January 10) following a battle with cancer.
The 69-year-old died in New York, surrounded by his loved ones.
The cafe says it has been busy with Bowie fans mourning his death.
Well-known celebrities have added their voices to the many tributes which have been flooding in after his death at the age of 69.Read the full story ›
More than 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for a new heavy metal element in the periodic table to be named after rock star LemmyRead the full story ›
The Weardale countryside takes centre stage as the first episode of a new ITV drama begins this evening.
Beowulf is based on the Anglo Saxon epic poem of the same name.
The starring role, of Beowulf himself, is played by the Hartlepool-born actor Keiran Bew.
It took weeks of work last winter to transform a County Durham hillside into the backdrop of a seventh century Scandinavian village. Filming there began in the spring.
The first episode of Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands is at 7pm tonight on ITV (Sunday 3rd January)
'I'm a Celeb' winner Vicky Pattison, Duncan Bannatyne and comic Brendan Healy are among those sending festive wishes to Tyne Tees viewersRead the full story ›
Have a watch the North East Gospel Choir's beautiful rendition of the festive tune 'Joy to the World', recorded at Trinity Church in Gosforth, Newcastle.
The words of the hymn were written by Isaac Watts, and it was first published in 1719. But we think it's stood the test of time!
The County Durham museum will appear in the last ever episode of Downton on Christmas Day.Read the full story ›
Two sisters from Newcastle, aged 11 and 15, met their heroes One Direction thanks to ITV's Surprise Surprise Christmas specialRead the full story ›
Stefan Hughes was due to spend Christmas in Cockermouth but the hotel has been damaged by the floods.Read the full story ›
World champion boxer Glenn McCrory is back, this time not in the ring but on the stage.
He will be returning to his home town of Stanley in County Durham for a one man show.
It's the story behind family life and focusses on his relationship with his brother who had a muscular wasting illness.
Kris Jepson has been to find out more: