Northumberland has voted to leave the EU by a majority of 14,677.
Our reporter Jonny Blair has been at the Angel of the North this morning as dawn broke over the region.
The North East overwhelmingly voted to leave the EU - with Northumberland still to declare (0550am).
The Leave campaign claims Hartlepool was a 'forgotten town' which lead to a massive 69.5 per cent vote to leave the EU.Read the full story ›
ITV News predicts Leave will win the EU referendum.
"An extraordinary moment in British history," News At Ten host Tom Bradby said.
Newcastle was the first in mainland UK to declare - narrowly beating North East rivals Sunderland. Watch our video of the counters at work
County Durham votes to leave the EU with a majority of more than 40,000