A charity which travels the North East offering second hand items for 5p says demand for the service has risen sharply.
Top North East bands raised more than £10,000 when they performed as their heroes at a charity event for St Oswald's Hospice.
Kevin Paterson's family say even if they have to walk round, they will finish the Great Birmingham Run like he did.
Hundreds of volunteers dressed as elves took part in a charity event at Northumberlandia today. The Elf Run wasraising money for the Cash for Kids charity. Their Mission Christmas campaign aims to help children living in poverty in the region.
A group of severely injured servicemen and women are making their final preparations ahead of trekking to the bottom of the world.
It's part of the charity Walking with the Wounded's latest expedition. Ibrar Ali from North Yorkshire is taking part and Northumberland explorer Conrad Dickinson is also going as a guide.
Prince Harry is patron of the charity which helps soldiers overcome life-changing injuries. David Wood joined them in London's Trafalgar Square as they made their final checks.
Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Friday, many members of the Filipino community in the North East have been waiting to hear whether their friends and family are safe.
The British Red Cross in Newcastle has been helping people to trace their relatives, as well as collecting donations.
Meanwhile, some people from the North East have travelled to the Philippines to offer their help. Tim Harding, from Sunderland, joined other aid workers from around the world, but said their efforts were being hampered by a lack of resources.
Lucy Taylor reports.
The 14 British charities on the Disasters and Emergency Committee have launched their appeal for donations to the Philippines. Find out more here.
Staff at a children's and baby hospice say they're delighted to be helping families once again after flooding forced them to close.
Repairs have been taking place at Zoe's Place on Teesside since a burst water tank caused thousands of pounds of damage in August.
Claire Montgomery reports.
A charity says it's staggered by the number of homeless people seeking its help in Harrogate in North Yorkshire.
It's dealt with 150 people seeking a roof over their heads as part of a new scheme in the past year, double the number it expected.
Chris Kiddey reports.
St Oswald’s Lymphoedema Service, based in Gosforth, Newcastle, has won the British Lymphology Society’s awards for ‘Innovation in Practice’ and ‘BestNovice Poster’.
The awards recognise St Oswald’s pilot Patient Education programme which was created by the nursing team after feedback from Lymphoedema patients. It offers the opportunity to access sessions about skin care, exercise and movement.
Five men from Teesside who set off on a round the world bike ride have reached Australia.
It's taken them more than a year to get there and they've travelled through 25 countries on the way.
They're due to cycle across America next and are due back on Teesside in just under a year.
Watch Frances Read's report
Five lads from Teesside who set off on a round the world bike ride have reached Australia.
It has taken them over a year to get there and they have travelled through 25 countries on their way.
They will spend this christmas in Australia before cycling across America and back to Teesside through Europe.
So far they have raised £12,500 for local charities and are hoping to reach their target of £20,000 by the time they get home.
A couple from Teesside, who cycled the coast-to-coast in America for a MS charity, have had their bikes stolen.
Dave and Janice Noble pictured on the left, took on the challenge with another couple. They cycled from Seattle to New York. That is 100 miles per day for 35 days.
Tony Morrison has completes a run from John O'Groats to Land's End with a fridge on his back.
Here are the stats:
- Fridge weighed 42.5kg
- Tony ran for 41 days
- He ran 1,009 miles
– Tony Morrison
“When I set out on this challenge, I genuinely had no idea how far I’d get. I wanted to try something so hard that nobody could be certain of its outcome. All I could do was try to prepare myself physically and mentally as best I could.
“At the end of this I feel humbled really. I’ve had so much support and generosity from the British public from the top of Scotland all the way down to the bottom of England.
“I could go on all day about the kindness I’ve been shown. But honestly, without all the messages online and people honking their horns in support I know I couldn’t have done this.”
The 49-year-old, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, carried his fridge to raise money and awareness of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.