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.
Joe McElderry has been at the opening of a new chemotherapy unit at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.
We asked him how important it was for local people to have a local treatment centre.
South Shields' Joe McElderry has been in Consett today opening a new £500,000 cancer unit at Shotley Hospital.
X Factor winner Joe McElderry is officially opening a new chemotherapy unit near Consett today.
The Woodlands Centre at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital cost half a million pounds to build.
It means patients will no longer have to travel to Durham for treatment.