A new bank has been officially opened, based not in London or New York, but in rural Northumberland.
Tynedale Community Bank will allow people to save or borrow, and aims to provide an alternative to high interest, payday loans.
The opening was attended by the Archbishop of York, as Helen Ford reports:
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Former Newcastle United defender Sol Campbell has confirmed his intention to run for Mayor of London.
The 40-year-old has signed up for a hustings with rivals in the contest for the Conservative nomination to become Boris Johnson's replacement.
The former England international, who now lives in Hexham in Northumberland, said he could "bring something new to the table" but acknowledged he is not going to be a "frontrunner" in the race.
Campbell will take part in an event alongside other candidates for the Tory nomination on July 4.
Guy Opperman has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Hexham.
Latest figures from Public Health England reveal that a third of ten and eleven year old children are overweight or obese.
And that's one of the reasons why a series of fun runs for youngsters is taking place all round the country.
Today (April 14) the 'Go Run for Fun' event was in Hexham.
There was no shortage of enthusiasm from the youngsters themselves. 700 of them had gathered on the Sele in Hexham to take part in the latest Go Run for Fun event.
If they needed warming up any more step forward the 60m hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson, drawing perhaps on his old Strictly Come Dancing skills from ten years ago.
50,000 youngsters have already enjoyed it and who knows this may be a stepping stone to a much more famous North East running event.
Watch Derek Proud's film below, including interviews with Colin Jackson and Brendan Foster, the founder of the Great North Run.
More than 700 youngsters have been taking part in a 2k fun run in Hexham.
World record 60m hurdler Colin Jackson was there to encourage them in the Go Run for Fun event.
50,000 children have already taken part in various runs throughout the UK, with that number rising to 55,000 when the event is staged in Stockton.
During the next year the total should rise to more than 100,000.
The organisers say it will spur youngsters on to exercise more.
Here's Colin Jackson:
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£3m restoration work on Hexham Abbey has been completed.
The first visitors to the newly restored medieval monastery will be given a tour later today. The building is over 1300 years old.