To celebrate the return of Girls Aloud to the region on their 'Ten' tour, we put together a gallery to show ten years of Girls Aloud.
An exclusive documentary about North East star Cheryl Cole will be aired on ITV2 tonight at nine o'clock.
Heaton-born superstar Cheryl Cole has confirmed Girls Aloud are back on the road and their first gig will be in Newcastle
A Hollywood-style "walk of fame" is set to honour local heroes. A series of bronze plaques will celebrate people who have significantly contributed to the Tyneside region or wider world over the past 60 years.
It will launch on the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides in October with nominations open from Thursday. Celebrities who could be honoured include people like Cheryl Cole, Alan Shearer and Sting.
To make a submission visit http://www.NewcastleGateshead.com/LocalHeroes
Geordie popstar Cheryl Cole surprised children at a school on Tyneside by turning up to judge a talent competition. The singer visited Tyneview Primary in Newcastle to see year 5 pupils who had been working on a project about Cheryl's rise to stardom.
To mark the end of the school year, the pupils were singing and performing a dance routine to her No1 hit Fight For This Love.
The North East's own Cheryl Cole has thanked the fans who both were and were not able to make the final Girls Aloud's ten year celebration tour.
The band have announced that they will be splitting after their time together.
To the people that haven't been able to make it, for what ever reason, we feel your support regardless and have done for 10 yrs..
To the people that have been to almost as many shows as we have lol let's make this a celebration of the past 10 years
Girls Aloud have announced that they will split after ten years together. The announcement came through the band's official Twitter page late last night,.
A tweet sent said: "We have now come to the end of our incredible time together."
You can read the full statement below:
The message was sent after the girls came off stage in Liverpool on the last night of their 10-year celebration tour.
The band had previously hinted of a split after confessing they had no further plans past the tour.
Entertainment website Digital Spy has reported that pop group Girls Aloud have confirmed that they have split up.
We're feeling a bit emotional right now. Girls Aloud have confirmed that they have split: http://t.co/zpkprm7Pxq
A tweet sent by the band's official account said: "Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together."
Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!! This tour has been an amazing (cont) http://t.co/v1gF2VU3oD
Girls Aloud will take to the stage once again tonight, on a reunion tour, and they are starting it off right here in the North East.
The event gets underway this evening at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
Watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
Fans have been queuing since six o'clock this morning to get a prime spot for tonight's Girls Aloud gig in Newcastle.
Former X Factor star, and Middlesbrough lass, Amelia Lily has announced that she will be supporting Girls Aloud on their UK tour.
Amelia Lily was a finalist in the 2011 series of X Factor and has gone on to release two hit singles.
Amelia Lily will share the stage with geordie royalty Cheryl Cole as they kick off their tour in Newcastle tomorrow (February 21st).
For more details on the tour, click here.