Second World War veteran finally receives a coveted Arctic Star medal for bravery at a special ceremony.
The Redcar Beacon has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
A business has been set up in Redcar to get teenagers with autism or learning disabilities into work.
Redcar's David Coverdale has announced that he and fellow band members from Whitesnake will be back in the region to perform in Newcastle.
The band will be playing alongside other rock legends Journey and Thunder at the Metro Radio Arena tomorrow (May 22).
A grandmother from Redcar who is on death row in Bali is expected to launch a fresh appeal against her sentence today.
Lindsay Sandiford faces a firing squad after being convicted of drug smuggling.
She's said to have tried to smuggle one-point-six million pounds wotrth of cocaine into the country in May last year. She says the British government has let her down after a failed bid to get her legal case funded.
John Ramsey from Redcar has received an Arctic Star medal after a lengthy campaign to recognise the part British Navy played in escorting merchant ships taking crucial supplies to Russia during the Second World War.
A Second World War veteran will finally receive a coveted Arctic Star medal for bravery at a special ceremony.
Vetrans have campaigned for nearly 70 years to get recognition for the thousands who sailed in the Arctic Convoys.
John Ramsey from Redcar served as a Navy gunner escorting the merchant ships taking crucial supplies to Russia during the Second World War.
It was a journey Sir Winston Churchill described as the "worst on earth" and nearly 3000 people lost their lives.
The government announced in December that it planned to officially honour Arctic Convoy veterans with the newly-created award.
The former Redcar serviceman and his MP supported the lengthy campaign for recognition.
A row over the decision not to give Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson a top sports job reached Parliament today - with accusations that the decision had been a "political stitch-up."
The former Paralympic gold medalist from Redcar was overlooked for the role of Head of Sport England.
The job was instead awarded to Nick Bitel, the man who runs the London marathon.
Senior Labour MPs have suggested that she missed out on the job after her high profile criticism of disability benefit cuts.
Baroness Thompson said she was "disappointed" not to get the job, but she refused to be drawn into a political row.
The Prime Minister, however, could not avoid the subject in Parliament today.
Craig Wilson says the blast furnace being relit allowed him to follow in the same footsteps as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He and his father both started their careers as apprentices.
Harry Wilson is the third generation of steelworkers in his family to work at the Redcar blast furnace. His two sons also got jobs there when steelmaking returned to Teesside last year.
A woman from Redcar, Lindsay Sandiford, has lost her appeal against the death penalty for smuggling cocaine into Indonesia. Bali's High Court confirmed the original sentence of death by firing squad still stands.
The British Foreign Office had asked for the sentence to be withdrawn. Mrs Sandiford's only option now is to appeal to Indonesia's Supreme Court.
There is flash photography in Rachel Bullock's report below.
The Liberal Democrat Ian Swales, MP for Redcar, says people of the North East will have "very mixed feelings" over the death of Margaret Thatcher.