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Campaign to keep elderly people warm this Christmas

Elderly Care Project Winter 2014 Credit: IDC

The North East Islamic Diversity Centre has launched its annual Winter Campaign to help keep elderly members of the community warm this winter.

They are asking for people to donate new blankets, thermal and hot water bottles. The items will be distributed to elderly people living in Newcastle.

Deadline for donations is the 22nd December, to make a donation:Click Here


Cyclists return to Teesside after 18 month journey round the world

Some of the 'Mission Oz' boys in Australia Credit: Mission Oz

Five men from Teesside have cycled round the world to raise money for charity.

The best friends all live near Stockton and had just graduated from university in Newcastle when they set off from Yarm in July 2012.

It has taken them a year and a half to complete their route through Europe, Asia, Australia and America.

The team, who have called themselves Mission Oz, have raised thousands for Health Poverty Action and Macmillan Cancer support at Middlesbrough's James Cook university hospital.

WATCH: Mission Oz reaches Australia


Newcastle one of 15 cities to take part in UK-wide march

Newcastle is one of 15 cities that will be taking part in a march against cancer.

Thousands of people are expected at the night-time walk which will start and finish at Baltic Square, on the banks of the River Tyne, between the iconic new landmark of the Sage Gateshead, and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Using the Millennium footbridge to cross the famous River Tyne into the vibrant city of Newcastle, the route will take in many of the city's picturesque sites.

The march starts at 7:30pm, click here for more information.

Tony the fridge 'humbled' ahead of Pride of Britain finals

ITV Tyne Tees' Kenny Toal with Tony the Fridge Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

ITV Tyne Tees' Kenny Toal caught up with Tony the fridge, as he heads for the Pride of Britain finals.

Tony "the Fridge" Phoenix-Morrison has run numerous marathons with a 42kg fridge strapped to his back, to raise money for cancer research.

The 50-year-old from Hebburn will represent the North East at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards ceremony in London.

He told Kenny that he feels "humbled to be in the company of so many like minded people" and that getting to the finals was something he is "very proud of".

Tomorrow, Tony will be making a visit to Downing Street.

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