Which Geordie heroes would you like to see added to a Tyneside walk of fame?
Neon Jungle performed at HMV Metrocentre in front of screaming fans. Backstage, they told Rachel Sweeney why the region is special to them.
The X Factor dubbed her the come-back kid, and Teesside's Amelia Lily is living up to the name! She's been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
More details have been released about the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony, due to take place on September 4th.
Organisers Nova International say the event on the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside will include fireworks and man-made lightning strikes.
The fireworks will be provided by pyrotechnic wizards, Alchemy, who have lit up the skies above some of the UK’s most iconic venues, including Tower Bridge for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
They will create a large-scale fire sculpture, close proximity pyrotechnics and aerial fireworks in a variety of locations on the river, bridges, and the Quaysides.
A group called Lords of Lightening will also make an appearance.
Described as one of the most unique and fascinating shows on the planet, this show was created by New Zealand born Carlos Van Camp.
The crackle of Lightning Bolts will crash into the Tyne from two towers as two people, dressed in metal suits, interact with the power of lightning.
Harnessing 4 million volts of electricity, this performance has seared itself into the memory of audiences
worldwide and is set to dazzle and amaze the audience at this year's Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony.
Described by organisers as the biggest party in the North East, the Great North Run opening ceremony will also feature live performances from local hero and Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler, plus multi-platinum selling dance duo, Chase & Status.
Newlywed Cheryl Cole has celebrated a ninth career chart-topping single as Crazy Stupid Love became her fourth solo number one.
The former Girls Aloud star joins Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora as only the third British female to claim the solo feat.
Cole said it was "so exciting" to see the track, which features British rapper Tinie Tempah, top the charts two years after releasing her last single.
"It feels great to be back but even more special to have achieved my fourth number one," the 31-year-old said.
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."