James Arthur from Saltburn has won this year X Factor. The 24-year-old won the public vote at a live final in Manchester.
Robert Swift from Dubai carries the torch through Saltburn
Armed police and the bomb squad dealt with an incident involving a woman
The 'Face of Nature' has been spotted in the North East after a man stumbled across the face in a tree when he was walking his dog.
Martin Nesbitt was walking through Saltburn Valley Gardens when he came across the tree which appeared to be looking back at him.
One man from the North East has gone a step further than most dog owners - and he has taught his dog free running.
Meg has been an internet hit since Sam Davis posted videos of her doing tricks on YouTube. She is now the talk of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Rachel Sweeney went to see her - watch the full report below.
Roy Willis's son Dominic was born 14 weeks premature in October 2012.
He has organised a sponsored walk to thank the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital that took care of his baby.
A devoted dad has led a sponsored walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy's life.
Roy Willis's son Dominic was born 14 weeks premature last October, weighing just 2lb 3oz.
For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital took care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five times a day.
X Factor star James Arthur has been back home on Teesside today, signing copies of his debut single - "Impossible'.
Some fans had queued for for over twelve hours - in bitterly cold weather - to meet their local hero.
Helen Pearson caught up with James, and his dedicated fans, in Middlesbrough.
The winner of the X Factor 2012, James Arthur, celebrates the release of his winners single, 'Impossible', with a signing session at James' local hmv store in the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough.
James will be at the store from 4pm to meet fans and sign copies of the new single which was officially released through Syco on Sunday 9th December following James' win on the live ITV1 show.
James' won the X Factor in front of a 10,000 crowd in Manchester, ahead of runner up Jahmene Douglas.
600 free wristbands will be available from the hmv store from 8.00 this morning for those wanting to attend the event.
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Singer James Arthur has smashed X Factor sales records with the release of his debut single 'Impossible'.
Despite a decline in viewers for this year's show, the 24-year-old has noticed up the fastest-selling winner's single at this point in its release.
According to the Official Charts Company, by midnight last night there were nearly 190,000 sales of 'Impossible', which went on sale on Sunday evening immediately after the boy from Boro' was crowned X Factor winner.
The CD version of the single will go on sale tomorrow.
Arthur's sales are ahead of all previous other X Factor winners at this point - with Alexandra Burke's 'Hallelujah' notching up 147,000 and fellow winners Little Mix selling 69,000 during the same time period.
He still has to beat Shayne Ward's 'That's My Goal', which shifted 742,000 copies in total.
Shirley Ashworth, mum to X Factor winner James Arthur, caught up with us earlier to talk about her son's win last night and what the future held for him.
Pam asked Shirley if she could believe what had happened yet.
James Arthur has spoken of his amazement at winning this year X Factor. He said he could not believe that he had won and thought presenter Dermot O'Leary had said that his opponent Jahmene Douglas had won.
Hours after winning this years X Factor James Arthur spoke to Daybreak's Lorraine and Aled.