An NHS trust is recruiting hundreds of young people on Tyneside. It's one of the biggest ever intakes of apprentices.
A fitness enthusiast from Teesside is celebrating after qualifying as a Nordic Walking instructor at the age of 71.
The family of a little girl with an incurable disease is trying to raise money for research
The manager of a children's hospice says that donations from the public have dropped to their lowest level ever.
Zoe's Place in Middlesbrough has seen a reduction of around 300 thousand pounds in the last two years. The revelation comes during Children's Hospice Week.
Staff at children's hospice, Zoe's Place on Teesside say public donations have dropped to an all time low because of the financial climate. The hospice provides day and night care for sick children.
Parent Dave McGill uses Zoe's Place in Middlesbrough on a regular basis and says it's been a huge help to his son, Oscar.
Staff at a children's hospice on Teesside say public donations have dropped to an all time low.
Managers at Zoe's Place, in Middlesbrough, say the financial climate is stopping people from making contributions.
The hospice provides day and night care for sick children who require special attention.
Around 40 patients and staff were evacuated from a ward at Sunderland Royal Hospital after an ammonia leak.
Firefighters were called to the hospital just before 5am on Tuesday and discovered around 10ml on ammonia had leaked from a fridge in a drugs room on a ward on the sixth floor.
The ward was evacuated and the drugs room was sealed. The fridge was removed by firefighters.
It was then taken away from the hospital to a secure compound at the hospital where it was rinsed and decontaminated.
The ward was cleared of ammonia gas and patients were let back in.
A fitness enthusiast from Teesside is celebrating after qualifying as a 'Nordic Walking' instructor at the age of 71.
Dave Scott took up the practice three years ago and now leads classes in Hartlepool. He studied anatomy and physiology for four months to gain the qualification. 'Nordic Walking' originated in Finland in the 1930s as a way to exercise the upper body whilst walking.
A baby boy, who's in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant, is getting ready for an operation which could save his life.
Nine month old Danny Bryan has Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome, which makes his immune system very weak. He's arrived at Newcastle's RVI for his surgery in a few weeks time. He's currently living in sterile conditions in 'the bubble unit' while preparations are underway.
Danny's mother, Claire Bryan, said: "It's a massive day for us. I didn't think it would ever come but ithas come quick. Were really scared. Were petrified. It's going to be ups and downs. We don't want to go through it but it's the only chance. We have to."
A baby boy, who's in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant, is preparing for an operation which could save his life. Nine month old Danny Bryan has Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome, which makes his immune system very weak.