Middlesbrough have confirmed that forward Lee Tomlin has joined Premier League side Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old forward scored 14 goals in 64 league and cup appearances during his 18 months at the Riverside, having joined Boro from Peterborough in January 2014.
Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is aiming to score the goals to help brings success to the club.
The 20-year-old Serbia international joined the Magpies from Belgian side Anderlecht on a five-year deal for a fee of around £13 million this summer.
Mitrovic could make his Premier League debut when Newcastle host Southampton in their opening game of the new season on Sunday.
Members of Great Britain's Special Olympics team are returning home, after a record breaking medal tally at the World Games in Los Angeles.
The event is for people with learning disabilities and Ian Payne has been following their successes during the event.
Crystal Palace have signed striker Connor Wickham on a five-year contract from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
The 22-year-old scored 15 goals and played a crucial role in their Premier League survival during the 2013/14 season.
He moved to Wearside in 2011 for a fee of £8 million.
A stunning 20-yard strike from Jeremain Lens’ has ended Sunderland's pre-season on a high.
The 27-year-old Dutch international guided home the match winner at 74-minutes to give the Black Cats a 1-0 win over Hannover 96 this weekend.
- Video credit: Hannover 96
Sunderland start their Premier League campaign against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday August 8th. Kick-off is at 3pm.
The Rugby World Cup Webb Ellis Trophy is spending a final day in the North East on its tour of Britain.
With 46 days until the start of the tournament, the cup has visited the Angel of the North before heading on to Durham.
TV personality Jeremy Kyle and North East entrepreneur Graham Wylie were defeated in the tug of war competition at this weekend's Transplant Games in Gateshead.
North East entrepreneur Graham Wylie and TV presenter Jeremy Kyle took part in the tug of war competition at this weekend's Transplant Games in Gateshead.
Graham Wylie is the Chair of the Local Organising Committee. He said he hopes that the games will boost the number of people in the North East who register to become organ donors.
The Transplant Games has entered its third day with lawn bowls at Saltwell Park among today's events.
Borussia Monchengladbach have arrived in Newcastle ahead of their pre-season friendly match against Newcastle United.
The German side face the Magpies at St James' Park on Saturday 1 August.
The club posted a picture of the team arriving in Newcastle on Twitter: