Children take to the skies on Jubilee flight
Children from all over the North East were treated to a special flight over the region today as part of the ongoing Jubilee Celebrations.
Items were stolen from a Jubilee flower festival at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
A special clock has been installed at Newcastle Airport to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
It has an aeroplane motif and was shown to the public for the first time by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Nigel Sherlock.
The company that manages the Tyne and Wear Metro will make car parking free of charge for the Queen's visit next week.
Her Majesty the Queen is currently touring the country as part of the celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee. The monarch will arrive in the North East on Wednesday 18 July as part of her Diamond Jubilee Tour and visit Sunderland, South and North Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead.
The network manager, Nexus, have announced they will make the major park-and-ride sites free of charge for the visit, along with most smaller car parks.
The following stations will be free of charge from 18 July - 31 August.
- Callerton Parkway
- Bank Foot
- Regent Centre
- Four Lane Ends
- Northumberland Park
- Stadium of Light
– Bernard Garner, Director General of Nexus
Lots of people will want to see Her Majesty The Queen on July 18 on her Diamond Jubilee Tour of the region.
There will be some road closures during the visit, so Metro is the easiest way to get to the key locations to see The Queen. We are making all of our park-and-ride sites free from the day of the visit, 18 July. The offer will run all the way to 31 August.
Ellen Macdonald was chosen to sing at The Queen's Thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Ellen joined presenters Pam and Ian in the ITV Tyne Tees studio to talk about her memorable experience.
Gary Barlow has given his support to a Sunderland school by recommending their version of his Jubilee anthem 'Sing' on Twitter.
The Take That star tweeted: "Love this - St. Mary's Primary School, Sunderland singing" and posted a link to a YouTube clip of pupils singing at the school in Thornholme.
The video has had over 5,600 hits since it was posted on May 31.
Barlow co-created the song with Andrew Lloyd-Webber for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It was released on May 28.
People from the region were in the audience and on the stage at the Diamond Jubilee concert.