People in a County Durham town have raised £85,000 to buy a steel statue which was originally on loan to them for only three months.
Northumbria Blood Bikes, a charity which uses motorbike riders to deliver urgent blood supplies, is expanding across the North East.
Our reporter Jonny Blair spent the evening shadowing Tyne and Wear's 'blue watch' crew, based at Gateshead Community Fire Station.
Sarah Clark, who won a gold medal in her weight class in judo at the Commonwealth Games last Friday (25th July), says she hopes people in South Shields are proud. She is originally from the town but now represents Scotland.
Enquiries are set to continue today after an 18-year-old student from South Shields was found dead whilst on a school trip to Africa.
The student, from Harton Technology College in South Shields, was in Tanzania on an expedition.
A spokeswoman from South Tyneside Council confirmed that counselling will be offered to anyone affected by the incident.
– South Tyneside Council spokeswoman
Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this very sad time. We will be offering counselling and any other support that we can to those affected by this tragic incident.”
A student from Harton Technology College in South Shields has died while on a school trip in Tanzania.
The student, who was 18 years old, died yesterday (Tuesday 22nd July). The circumstances of his death are currently unknown.
– Foreign Office spokesperson
We are aware of the death of a British national in Tanzania on July 22. We are providing consular assistance at this sad time.”
The sun is shining in the North East and that's the perfect excuse to hit the beaches. People are enjoying the sun in South Shields. If the sun is out where you are, send your weather snaps to TTTVnews@itv.com or tweet the team @itvtynetees or our weather presenter @ross_hutchinson
On the 18th September, people north of the border will decide if Scotland will become an an independent country, or remain part of the UK.
Ten years ago, the North East was preparing to vote in its own referendum, on whether we should establish our own form of regional government.
In the end, the people of our region gave a resounding 'no' to plans for an elected North East assembly.
A decade on, Helen Ford investigates whether there is any appetite for devolution now? Watch her report here:
A fifteen year old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling down cliffs at Frenchman's Bay in South Shields. Emergency services including Tynemouth RNLI and a helicopter from RAF Boulmer were involved in the rescue. The teenager is being treated for leg injuries at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
A row has broken out in the world of ballroom dancing. Proposed changes to the rules by the governing body may prevent same-sex couples dancing in certain competitions.
A South Shields dancing instructor has condemned the plans as discrimination, as Derek Proud reports.
Sasha France's life was saved by the Freeman Hospital after she underwent two major heart operations as a baby.
Now, age 10, Sasha is singing her way to the national final of Teenstar - the UK's largest singing competition for youngsters.
Sasha's dad, David, sent us this video of her and her pal Luke practicing for the final.
Some bins in the region are overflowing because of strike action. In some areas bins will not be emptied for four weeks. Are you affected? Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @itvtynetees
All four regional Police forces are involved in a six-month long operation led by the National Crime Agency.
660 arrests have been made nationwide - including 47 in our region - suspects include doctors, teachers, police officers and even Scout leaders.