The Great Exhibition of the North is officially open. For 80 days it will showcase the great contributions made by the north in art, culture, design and innovation.
Twenty five thousand people will witness the official opening display of the UK's largest water sculpture tonight. It's 80 metres in length.
But we've already seen that in rehearsal, along with some of the event's other highlights.
St James' Park is preparing to welcome one of music's biggest stars. Ed Sheeran is playing the stadium for three consecutive nights.Read the full story ›
A three-month celebration which starts on Friday 22 June and finishes on the weekend of the Great North Run, Sunday 9 September, 2018.Read the full story ›
X Factor winner Matt Terry will play Alex The Lion in the stage adaptation of Madagascar - The Musical at Sunderland Empire Theatre.Read the full story ›
County Durham comic Lee Ridley wowed judges and viewers at home to win Britain’s Got Talent.Read the full story ›
37 year old Lee Ridley from Consett has won the final of the ITV show Britain's Got Talent.
Lee has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak and uses a tablet computer to deliver his comedy routine, performing as Lost Voice Guy.
Winning the series means Lee picks up the £250,000 prize and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance.
Lady Elsie Robson, who was married to Sir Bobby for over 50 years, hopes the documentary will inspire England at the World Cup.Read the full story ›
Developers have announced plans to build Europe’s tallest observation wheel on Newcastle Quayside as part of a £100m investment.Read the full story ›
Between a non-stop tour and recording schedule, X Factor's Sam Lavery has been speaking to Rachel Sweeney about what she plans to do next!Read the full story ›
Pop's Pixie Lott and former JLS star Aston Merrygold will head to the North East this summer to perform for fans in South Shields.Read the full story ›