One man, two guvnors! Meet the stars of the hit west end comedy coming to the region.
Ahead of his performance at Newcastle Pride on Saturday, X Factor winner Shayne Ward has been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
Rock legend Brian Johnson, from Gateshead, has been given an honorary degree by Northumbria University.
The Great Yorkshire Show starts today celebrating the region's rural heritage. Thousands of visitors, including the Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal are expected at the three day event, with record entries of livestock.
There'll be spectacular equestrian displays, and a new land train.
The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.
Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.
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!