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
We've spent the afternoon with James Arthur, as he faces the final weekend on The X Factor.
A singer from Teesside is gearing up for what is undoubtedly the biggest night of his life. James Arthur, from Saltburn, will take to the stage tonight in the final of The X Factor. If he wins, he will land a multi-million pound record deal. Here is what he had to say backstage:
Our cameras are backstage at The X Factor waiting for James Arthur. If he makes it through tonight's show against Jahmene Douglas and Chris Mahoney, he will win a record deal.
Saltburn's James Arthur will perform live on The X Factor tonight with hopes of making it through to tomorrow's final. Jahmene Douglas and Chris Mahoney are also competing for a place. One of the final three will leave the programme tonight.
X Factor finalist James Arthur thrilled hundreds of fans as he returned home to Teesside in style for his homecoming show.
The 24-year-old visited the local pub in Saltburn where he sang while struggling to make it, before going to Middlesbrough to prepare for his gig at 8pm tonight, December 4.
Watch his extended interview here:
Get the latest on the X Factor here.
The Prime Minister turned on the Christmas lights outside Number 10 Downing Street in the company of a few unexpected guests - the three X Factor finalists.
Amongst them is James Arthur from Saltburn who joined the other two singers, Jahmene Douglas and Christopher Maloney in a rendition of 'Silent Night'.
This year the tree has come all the way from Garrocher Tree farm near Creetown in Dumfries and Galloway.
The farm was selected after winning the annual British Christmas Tree Growers Association competition to find the finest tree in the land.
It will be on display outside the Prime Minister's residence until early January 2013.
Replacement bus service running on Northern Rail between Saltburn and Redcar Central due to over-running engineering works at Saltburn.
Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes. There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.
With the X-Factor finals underway for this year, we'll be following North East hopeful James Arthur as he vies for the title.
The 24 year old from Saltburn made it through to Nicole Scherzinger's final three and is preparing for another live performance on Saturday.
The singer's best friend, Michael Dawson, has been telling ITV News that he's among the growing number of supporters who'll be cheering him on.
The mystery knitter who leaves dolls at a seaside resort has been at work again and this time Prince Harry is the inspiration.
The doll on the pier at Saltburn appears to be modelled on photographs that appeared on the internet last week.
The mystery knitters who decorated Saltburn's Pier for the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics have now come up with some new creations to mark the start of London 2012.
A torchbearer is among the arrivals, along with a banner that suggests the knitters have been working against the weather and vandals, who ruined part of their previous display, to complete what has become a bit of a tourist attraction.
The figures mysteriously appear overnight as the knitters keep their identities under wraps.