Kevin Paterson's family say even if they have to walk round, they will finish the Great Birmingham Run like he did.
A six year old Fireman Sam fanatic sprang into action and remembered the advice of his hero when his pregnant mum collapsed
Three people have been arrested in County Durham in connection with the death of a retired couple in Greater Manchester
Opera star Sir Thomas Allen, who was born in County Durham, is to be awarded the Queen's Medal for Music 2013. The baritone and director has been recognised by Buckingham Palace for his major musical influence on the nation.
The Seaham-born singer is said to be the inspiration behind Billy Elliot. Sir Thomas' talent was first discovered at grammar school in the 1960s. He went on to earn a place at the Royal College of Music.
He made his debut with the Royal Opera House as Donald in Billy Budd in 1971. In 1989, he was made a CBE and 10 years later he was knighted.
RNLI crew members rescued a pit bull from the sea in County Durham after the dog jumped into the water from a pier. They stopped its owner from jumping in to save the dog at Seaham on Saturday.
A passer-by had called 999. The Seaham Coastguard Rescue Team and the Sunderland RNLI inshore lifeboat crew pulled the dog to safety.
– Graham Dawson, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard
"The owner was worried about her pet and told emergency services that she was going to enter the water to try to rescue her dog.
"This is something we strongly advise against, as you are likely to get into difficulty yourself.
"We find that most dogs manage to get themselves back to shore safe and well, but some owners do not.
"We'd also encourage owners to keep their pets on a lead. But if they do enter the water or fall down a cliff edge, please call 999 straight away and ask for the Coastguard."
– Helmsman Ian Rowan
"Although primarily we are here to rescue human life we are happy for our assistance to be extended to animals, particularly as it can be so tempting for owners to enter the water putting themselves in a great amount of danger."
The body of a missing father-of-two has been found in woods in Northumberland.
Police today confirmed this afternoon that the dead man is Peter Jackson, a golf professional from Seaham in County Durham.
Mr Jackson's body was discovered in a wooded area by a dog walker at 3.50pm on Sunday. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and the Coroner has been informed.
– Assistant Chief Constable Dave Orford
"Officers have been with Peter's family since the moment he went missing and we would like to express our sincere sorrow now that we have confirmed he has been found."
Specialist police divers are searching a lake near the spot where officers found a missing professional golfer's car.
Peter Jackson, 38, has not been seen since he left his house in Seaham on Monday, 11 November.
His car was found in a car park at Cawfield Quarry, near Haltwhistle, on Tuesday night.
Police searching for a man who has been missing for nine days say they have found the car he drove off in.
Peter Jackson, 38, from Seaham left his home at Weybourne Lea on Monday, November 11.
Police say they have located his car, a Grey Ford Focus C Max, in the Haltwhistle area..
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101.
Police in Durham say they're growing increasingly concerned for a man who hasn't been seen for almost a week.
Peter Jackson, 38, from Seaham left his home at Weybourne Lea Monday, November 11, at 8:20am.
He left in a Grey Ford Focus C Max car. He has made no contact with his family or friends and the car has not been seen since. Police say Mr Jackson's disappearance is out of character
It might still be almost three months until Christmas, but George Richardson, from County Durham, is travelling to the Arctic Circle to collect another dozen reindeer to add to his herd.
He hires them out to schools, grottos and shopping centres over the festive period.
Derek Proud reports.
George Richardson says the trip to Norway will take 32 hours.
Reindeer owner George Richardson says the reindeers are rented out sometimes as an educational tool