The pilot who died in a crash in London has been named by as Captain Pete Barnes who spent time working for the Great North Air Ambulance.
A man has thanked emergency rescuers for pulling him alive from a sand dune. Ronnie Martin was buried by sand while digging a hole.
Ronnie Martin from Bedlington had to be rescued from Druridge beach in Northumberland after he became trapped in the hole he was digging.
A Northumberland motocross biker, who suffered a depressed skull fracture when he was flipped off his bike, is to complete an endurance challenge to raise funds for the air ambulance service which helped to save his life.
Robert Gibb was off-road biking when he hit a stone and was catapulted over the handle bars near to his home in Eachwick.
Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) airlifted him to Newcastle General Hospital where he spent 15 days having four plates fitted in his head following the accident in 2006.
Robert has now pledged his support to GNAAS by signing up for the Clif Bar Lake District 10 peak challenge.
The challenge is a non-stop run and hike over the ten highest peaks in Cumbria's Lake District. The course covers about 73 kilometres with more than 5,600 metres of ascent.
– Robert Gibb
"There is a really good chance I wouldn't be here today if the air ambulance hadn't got to me so quickly.
I was able to get back on my bike again after 10 months and continued to race up until last year. I look forward to completing the gruelling challenge and I hope to raise funds for GNAAS in the process.
I want to thank the surgeons at Newcastle General Hospital, the air ambulance who got to the scene so quickly and everyone who has helped me on my road to recovery."
– Mandy Drake, deputy director of fundraising at GNAAS
"We're delighted that Robert is back fit and raising money for us.
It looks to be a very testing challenge so we wish him all the best."
It has been revealed that Captain Pete Barnes, the pilot who died in a helicopter crash in central London this morning, spent time working in the North East.
In 2004 he helped rescue a motorist from a flooded ford in County Durham, while working for the Great North Air Ambulance.
He also flew the Newcastle Traffic & Travel helicopter as the Voice of Metro FM and worked as a helicopter instructor.
A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after a crash in North Yorkshire on Saturday.
The incident happened near Castle Howard when a car collided with a tree at around 12:30pm. A 23-year-old woman suffered abdominal and shoulder injuries, and was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Her condition has been described as stable and not life-threatening. Three other people who were in the car were also taken to hospital.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to a riding school in Loftus to assist the land ambulance crew on scene with a female patient who had substained a injury whlist riding her horse.She was flown to James Cook University Hospital with a flight time of 5 minutes.
The patient arrived at the hospital in a stable condition and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A man is in a critical condition after a collision between his motorcycle and a car in Northumberland.
It happened just before two thirty this afternoon on the B6305 at Lowgate near Hexham.
The Great North Air Ambulance flew the casualty to hospital. The car driver was not injured.