A look at the weather forecast for our region.
A look at the forecast for the next few days.
As thousands of students celebrate success across the North East, we take a look at some pictures from the morning.
John Hardy fell ill with a stomach problem and days later his bowels exploded under the pressure of a 7cm tumour. But now, two years on he has had his first cancer clear.
He speaks of the progress in cancer treatment after it has been announced by Cancer Research UK that the number of people dying from the most lethal cancers in our region has fallen by nearly a quarter over the last 20 years.
And the number of people dying from the most lethal cancers in our region has fallen by nearly a quarter over the last 20 years.
The charity Cancer Research UK says thousands fewer patients die from lung, bowel, breast and prostate cancers nowadays, compared to the 1990s.
Eleanor Barrie from Cancer Research UK has spoken about what are the biggest factors in cutting death rates from cancer:
Katy McClean, captain for the England women's rugby team, says now is the time to look ahead and think of ways to prolong interest in women's rugby:
Katy McClean has spoken of her immense pride at captaining and winning the Women's Rugby World Cup against Canada:
Visit England has released summary tables of the most visited attractions across the UK in 2013. Here are the top 20 most visited paid attractions in the North East:
- Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
- Cragside House, Gardens and Estate
- Wallington House, Gardens & Estate
- Adventure Valley
- Bamburgh Castle
- The Bowes Museum
- Housesteads Roman Fort
- Lindisfarne Castle
- Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
- Lindisfarne Priory
- High Force Waterfall
- Warkworth Castle
- WWT Washington Wetland Centre
- Chesters Roman Fort
- Eggleston Hall Gardens
- Dunstanburgh Castle
- Raby Castle
- Souter Lighthouse and The Leas
- Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Visit England have released summary tables of the most visited attractions across the UK in 2013. Here are the top 20 most visited free attractions in the North East:
- Durham Cathedral
- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
- Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
- Laing Art Gallery
- Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon
- Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
- Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve
- Hexham Abbey
- Saltholme Wildlife Reserve & Discovery Park
- The Cathedral Chuch of St. Nicholas
- Flodden Battlefield
- Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
- Monkwearmouth Station Museum
- Bill Quay Farm
- Bessie Surtees House
- St Michael & All Angels Church
- Escomb Saxon Church
- Washington ‘F’ Pit
- Ankers House & St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church
- St Mary the Virgin Church
The North East has seen visitor numbers to local attractions increase by 6% in 2013 compared to 2012.
Visit England have released figures that suggest people are prepared to pay to see England's tourist attractions, with a rise in numbers of people visiting admission-charging sites greater than for those that are free.
The North East saw particularly strong increases in overseas visits to local attractions, with visitor numbers to sites such as Durham Cathedral increasing by +18.7% in 2013 compared to 2012.
Regions and the % change in visitor numbers from 2012 - 2013
- South East +4%
- East Midlands +5%
- North East +6%
- East +4%
- South West +4%
- West Midlands +1%
- Yorkshire / The Humber +4%
- London +8%
Athletes from the North East of England will join their national teammates at Downing Street later at the invitation of the Prime MInister. David Cameron is hosting a reception for the teams from the home nations to celebrate the success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Competitors from the ITV News Tyne Tees region won 17 medals in total at the games.