Some quite interesting bits of knowledge about wind power generation.
The UK has a new offshore wind farm operating off the Teesside coast about a mile from Redcar.
Food banks surveyed for ITV News said they had more users last year than ever before. One, in Northumberland, saw demand rise by 800%.
The new NHS boss has visited Consett Medical Centre. Simon Stevens had his blood pressure checked and was told that it was slightly high.
His final stop of the day will be the International Centre for Life in Newcastle, where he is expected to say the traditional way some NHS services are delivered "no longer makes much sense".
The new boss of the NHS has visited a hospital in County Durham. It's Simon Stevens' first day in his new role. The 47 year old met staff and patients at Shotley Bridge Hospital. He started his career at the hospital as a trainee manager 25 years ago.
– Simon Stevens
"I'm spending my first day back in the job meeting patients, nurses and doctors here where I first started in the NHS.
"It's clear from talking to patients that the quality of care is fantastic."
The traditional way some NHS services are delivered "no longer makes much sense", the new NHS boss will tell health workers in Newcastle.
Simon Stevens began his career working at Shotley Bridge Hospital. He will be back in the region to talk about the pressures on NHS services and how the 'partitioning' of services is no longer fit for purpose.
The NHS is sustainable but in need of reform, which should "start with the care of older people", Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham told Daybreak.
Hospital beds were filling up with elderly people because "services aren't good enough at home in the community" the Labour MP said.
The new NHS England boss is expected to say that pressure on the health service is "intensifying" and that the way services are delivered to the public "no longer makes much sense".
In a speech, to be delivered to health workers in Newcastle, he is expected to say: "Our traditional partitioning of health services - GPs, hospital outpatients, A&E departments, community nurses, emergency mental health care, out of hours units, ambulance services - no longer makes much sense."
The traditional way some NHS services are delivered "no longer makes much sense", the new NHS boss will say.
Simon Stevens, a former private health firm executive, will start his new job as chief executive of NHS England today.
In a speech, which will be delivered to health workers in Newcastle, Mr Stevens will say that pressure on the health service is "intensifying" and that the traditional "partitioning" of services is no longer fit for purpose.
House prices in Hartlepool have risen by more than any other council area across the UK. Prices rose by 6.9%, taking the average to £76,111.
In the North East as a whole, prices fell by 1.3%, according to the figures from the Land Registry.
The North East was the only region in the UK where house prices fell over the last year, with a drop of 1.3% taking the average house price to £97,332.
By contrast, the national average house price rose by 5.3% to £170,000 in the 12 months to February, according to data from the Land Registry.
Ed Stansfield, chief property economist at Capital Economics, said the figures show the "huge divergence in price pressures across the country".
He pointed out that unlike some house price surveys, the Land Registry figures include cash buyers, rather than just people who use a mortgage to buy a property.