There is growing speculation The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Harry could be at the society wedding in Northumberland this weekend.
While some may be taking a 'snow day', carers across the North East will go to extraordinary lengths to reach people who rely on them.
Travel writer Bill Bryson joined in a charity walk in Alnwick to raise money for children's cancer research
The new light exhibition in the grounds of Alnwick Gardens officially opened last night.
Sparkle is the idea of The Duchess of Northumberland who designed the gardens 17 years ago.
The illuminations and light displays in the grounds will run until 5th January 2013.
The Duchess of Northumberland speaks to ITV Tyne Tees about her plans for the future of Alnwick Garden.
The Duchess of Northumberland is launching a final fundraising push to raise fifteen million pounds for Alnwick Garden before she hands over control of the gardens to an outside management company.
Lady Jane Percy hopes that through launching her own skin-care range, clothing line and adding more books to the successful 'Poison Diaries' series, that this will help fund the final touches to the garden.
Around sixteen million pounds of public funds has already gone into financing the Alnwick Garden project, which brings fifty million pounds to the region every year.
Lady Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, will be handing over control of Alnwick Garden as she moves onto new business-ventures.
Since it opened in 2001, the garden has created three hundred new jobs and helped fund many other charitable and educational projects.
The Duchess has now set a date to finish the garden and is in the final stages of designing a play area with German specialists, as well as lighting project 'Sparkle'.
– Lady Jane Percy, The Duchess of Northumberland
"I have decided I am going to have finished the Alnwick Garden by May 2015.
The difficult thing is finding the right person to hand it to.
It will have been a big part of my life. I have to set a date to finish it."
Lady Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, is set to hand over management of Alnwick Garden to an outside management company after nearly twenty years of managing the attraction.
The multi-million pound tourist attraction, set in the grounds of Alnwick Castle, will be run as a franchise by an outside company from 2015 - when the Duchess hopes to have finished building the Alnwick Garden.
The transformation of Alnwick Castle's eighteenth-century walled gardens, part of the Duke of Northumberland's estate, has cost over forty million pounds, and has brought fifty million pounds every year to the North East economy.
One of the region's most famous gardens is being turned into a franchise. Millions of pounds of public and private money have been invested in Alnwick gardens over the years, but its owner, the Duchess of Northuberland, says it's time for an outside company to run it.
Alnwick is preparing for the biggest pop concert in its history. Jessie J will perform on the evening of Saturday 25 August. The show had to be postponed in July after the singer contracted a virus.
Thousands of people will be arriving in Alnwick by car and police say roads will be extremely busy. They're urging concert-goers to leave plenty of time for their journeys and to be patient at the start and end of the evening.
Police are also urging people to keep a close eye on their mobile phones, purses and wallets while they're enjoying the music.
The Duchess of Northumberland has invited people to Alnwick Castle to raise money for local children's cancer charities.
On September 6, she will host a six-mile walk around the grounds with the author Bill Bryson and TV presenter John Grundy. Walkers will be able to chat to them as they take part.
You can register for the walk here: www.emilysbigwalk.org.uk
The Duchess of Northumberland has invited people to come to her house for a walk to raise money for North East cancer charities. On September 6, she will host a six mile walk around the ground of Alnwick Castle. For more details go to www.emilysbigwalk.org.uk.