The Northumberland County Show has attracted thousands of visitors to its site in Bywell, near Stocksfield.
As well as the traditional showjumping and best in show exhibits, attractions include sheep shearing, wrestling and an alpaca competition.
Organisers are hopeful that 20,000 people will attend.
Eshottheugh Animal Park near Morpeth proudly has welcomed a little meerkat kit, to first-time parents, Lily and Smiler.Read the full story ›
Around 100 birds, including parrots, canaries and love birds, have been killed during an incident of arson in Sunderland, police have said.Read the full story ›
Strawberry and her baby alpaca Carracker have been saved by their owner after an "extremely stressful and traumatic delivery".Read the full story ›
Police officers said they were shocked by the burnt-out wreckage of a horse stable, dog kennel and livestock carrier wagon.Read the full story ›
Police in York are appealing for information after a Barn Owl was killed in the city.
Someone broke into a cage where the owl was kept at a house on Langholme Drive on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd October.
They also released two other birds of prey from their cages.
This is a shocking act of cruelty against a defenceless bird.
If you have any information about the person responsible for this act of cruelty, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away.
A North East vet says dog owners feed their pets chocolate - which can be fatal to them - simply because it tastes good to them.
North East vet, Claire Hinchcliff, warns that Easter treats are not for pets, especially dogs.
An animal charity is reminding pet owners not to give their dogs chocolate over Easter, or at any other time, because it can kill them.
The PDSA surveyed thousands of pet owners. In the North East, more than a fifth owned up to feeding their dogs the treat.
He is 63 in dog years, well over the eligible age to vote, although unfortunately not the right species. Nonetheless, the Hoyle family's pet Rottweiler, called Zeus, was issued a polling card for the European elections.
His owner Russell explained how it happened: