A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
The Rugby World Cup trophy tour is about to kick off in our region as the Webb Ellis Cup enters the North East on Thursday (July 30) and will be travelling to the following destinations:
- Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall - July 30
- Newcastle City Centre - July 30
- Alnwick Castle - July 30
- Tynemouth - August 1
- Northumbria University - August 2
- Gateshead International Stadium - August 2
- The Angel of the North - August 3
- Darlington Mowden Park - August 3
- West Hartlepool RFC - August 3
The Special Olympics will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year.Read the full story ›
Bramble may look like any black labrador - but he is actually a record life saver.
This unassuming canine has helped 104 dogs in the past 8 years.
Bramble, from Durham, has just given blood for the 26th time, making him Pet Blood Bank UK's most prolific donor.
He donated just under a pint, the same as his human counterparts - enough to treat four dogs.
Bramble's owner, Maria Craddock says she loves him all the more, knowing he has saved the lives of other people's precious pets.
Maria says the blood bank provides a vital service.
An overcast and wet day with persistent rain affecting most parts, occasionally heavy and sometimes turning more showery.
Cloud will be low at times so hill fog is a possibility.
Feeling cool for July.
Breezy along the coast. Maximum Temperature 13°C.
Occasional brightness but further showers, merging to rain at times, with some heavy and perhaps thundery downpours possible. Highs to 18°C.
Wet and windy Sunday. Unsettled to start the week. Improving later but cool for JulyRead the full story ›
Starting dry with sunny spells but clouding over with rain arriving around lunchtime.
This then spreading to all areas in the afternoon. Feeling cool. Winds will strengthen from the southeast. Early highs of only 16°C before dipping.