X Factor winner Joe McElderry surprised a group of fundraisers who are staging a collection at Newcastle United's home game against Chelsea.
A man accused of stalking X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his mother has been convicted of harassment.
Joe McElderry told a court today that he was left feeling scared and intimidated by a man accused of stalking him and his mother.
Former X factor winner Joe McElderry will speak at the Oxford Union later.
The 22-year-old from Westoe, South Shields is the first winner on the show to address the society.
He'll be following in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Katie Price.
He is due to talk to students about coping with stardom, life since the X Factor, and how young artists are treated within the music industry.
Joe said: “I am a little bit nervous about giving a talk, but I feel very honoured to be asked as well.”
Joe McElderry has said he hopes this year's The X Factor will feature another South Shields success story. Joe, and Perrie and Jade from Little Mix, are all from South Shields. The talent show winner said there is a wealth of talent in the North East so it could happen.
Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards performed at South Shields for the Sound Waves festival. Jade tweeted to tell fans she was sad to leave her family.
Sad to be leaving my family behind in South Shields... Having a toffee apple to make myself feel better! Xx Jade xx http://t.co/b9I53Sp49E
Thousands of people were at Bents Park in South Shields to see Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Joe McElderry perform at their hometown.
– Cllr Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council
“Sound Waves 2013 was an amazing event. All of the bands were outstanding and It was particularly great to see Jade, Perrie and Joe performing in front of a hometown crowd. I’m sure everyone who was there will remember it for a long time to come.”
Little Mix were back in South Shields for the first time since their home-coming on the X Factor is 2011. It is the hometown of Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall. Rachel Sweeney caught up with them backstage to ask about their tour of America and the engagement hitting the headlines.
The Luminites made their name on ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent. Now, they're performing alongside chart-topping bands. They performed for thousands of people at Sound Waves 2013 and said they felt 'very blessed' to be there.
The Vamps performed at Sound Waves 2013 in a line up that included McFly, Little Mix and Joe McElderry. The four boys said they could not believe how loud the audience was and that they hope to be back in the North East soon.
Brad Simpson's family are from Newcastle and he said that playing up here meant a lot to both him and his bandmates.
Finally, fans of Joe McElderry are being asked to spread the word that the venue for his concert tonight has had to be changed.
Messages on Facebook and Twitter are letting fans know the show has moved from the O2 arena in Newcastle to Rainton Meadows Arena near Durham.
Fans can use their original tickets for entry tonight.
Cancer patients in County Durham are now being treated closer to home after the opening of a new chemotherapy unit at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.
The unit is a local treatment centre for local people - so it was only fitting that it was opened by a local celebrity.
You can watch the full report from Katie Oakes below.
X Factor star Joe McElderry has been at the opening of a new chemotherapy unit at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital today.
While he was there, we caught up with him to find out what the South Shields singer was up to at the moment.