There are unconfirmed reports a civilian plane has been escorted to Newcastle Airport by RAF jets.
Dozens of people took to social media shortly before 10pm on Monday evening to report hearing loud bangs.
Two loud explosions were reported across parts of North Yorkshire.
It has been confirmed the bangs were sonic booms from RAF jets.
Confirmation from RAF that loud bangs heard across the county were sonic booms from RAF Typhoon jets. No cause for concern
Quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft were launched today from RAF Coningsby to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft.
Communications has been re-established and the aircraft safely landed.
Families of three North East men, who are serving a jail term in India, say they're angry that more isn't being done to secure their release.
The former soldiers were sent to prison, with three others, after courts ruled the armed security ship they were working on was not properly licensed, and had entered Indian waters illegally.
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Huge crowds came out despite wind and rain as cycling's Tour de Yorkshire rolled through the region.
It was a big day for Middlesbrough which hosted the start of the third and final stage. As Gregg Easteal reports, the town certainly made its mark:
Thomas Voeckleur leads the Tour de Yorkshire 2016.
The Frenchman won Stage 3 with a time of 4h 51m 57s.
Thomas Voeckleur has won Stage 3 of this year's Tour de Yorkshire.
The Frenchman crossed the finish line at North Bay in Scarborough in 4h 51m 57s.
Voeckleur is leading the Tour overall with a total time of 13h 05m 16s.