A South Shields dancer, who won the Mr Gay UK title, is heading to My Gay World with the dream of becoming the first UK contestant to win.
South Shields dance teacher Stuart Hatton is entering Mr Gay Europe after taking the Mr Gay UK title. He's been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
North East soul singer, Lulu James, is back in the region to perform in Sunderland. She's been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
A man's been airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries after being being pulled out of the North Sea.
The emergency services were called to South Shields just after 4pm to reports of a man in the water near Marsden Grotto.
He was flown to the RVI hospital in Newcastle.
A teenage boy whose struggle with an eating disorder took over years of his childhood is sharing his experiences on the internet to support other youngsters with the same illness.
Kyle Carter, from South Shields, developed anorexia in primary school after bullies mocked him for being overweight. Lucy Taylor met him.
Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt says the drug, which is thought to have contributed to a man's death in South Shields, could be in circulation in the area.
Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt issues a warning after a 20 year old man died as a result of taking a suspected home made ecstasy tablet in South Shields.
Police in South Shields are appealing for the owner of a necklace, which was handed to an officer on patrol in King Street on Saturday, 15th March.
The necklace is a gold link chain with an engraved pendant containing a man's picture.
Firefighters called to a blaze at a house in South Shields on Saturday, March 8, discovered a cannabis farm. 200 of the plants were being cultivated in the loft of the house on Lemon Street. They have been seized by police.
Officers are appealing for witnesses.
– Inspector Nick Gjorven, Northumbria Police
"I would ask anyone who suspects there is drug-related activity in their area to contact police. "Officers are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen people coming and going from the address in recent weeks and who might have information that could help with our enquiries."