Comedians from Patrick Monahan to Ed Byrne will be performing on Tyneside at a new comedy festival called Jesterval.
An NHS trust is recruiting hundreds of young people on Tyneside. It's one of the biggest ever intakes of apprentices.
As the economy emerges from recession, how long will it be before we start to feel the benefit?
A football fan who admitted punching a police horse after a derby day match has been jailed for 12 months.
The 45-year-old Barry Rogerson, of Bedlington, Northumberland, attacked the animal outside St James' Park after the game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on April 14.
Frazer Maude reports from Leeds Crown Court as Sheffield Wednesday player Gary Madine is jailed for attacking two men in separate nightclub attacks.
The court heard that the striker, who's been with the club for two years, has anger management issues, and is aggressive and violent when he's been drinking.
A Championship footballer from Tyneside has been jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of punching two men in separate nightclub attacks.
Gary Madine, 23, who has a previous conviction for knocking a man out in a Carlisle pub, punched a man in a bar in Sheffield in February last year, breaking his nose.
Four weeks later Madine, from Birtley, punched another man in the city shattering his cheekbone.
A Championship footballer from Birtley has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of punching two men in separate nightclub attacks.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine, 23, punched Wednesday fan Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar, Sheffield, in February last year, breaking his nose.
A month later, he punched Sheffield United fan Reece Hall in the Viper Room club, damaging his cheekbone.
He was jailed at Leeds Crown Court.
Riverdance was literally performed on the river today, September 27. Craig Maison and Shane Cummins have recently completed a world-wide tour with Michael Flatley's Riverdance show.
They performed with traditional Irish musicians on the Shields Ferry as it crossed the River Tyne. As Julie Harrison reports, it was to launch the 27th Tyneside Irish Festival.
Stars from Riverdance have taken to the river to launch the 27th Tyneside Irish Festival.
Craig Maison and Shane Cummins have recently completed a world-wide tour with Michael Flatley's Riverdance show.
They joined traditional Irish performers to entertain passengers on the Shields Ferry this morning, September 27.
The festival, which starts next month, will see more than 40 artists perform in venues across the region.
Professor Robert Winston has offered his support to the British Science Festival which is taking place on Tyneside this week.
Lord Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, said: "The North East of England is a powerhouse of good science and good universities.
"You've got the Centre for Life and so on and you engage the public. So it's important to support that even though it's a long trip from London."
A man has been charged with rape following an attack on a 19-year-old woman in Newcastle.
The incident happened on Dispensary Lane, behind the Gate entertainment complex, in the early hours of Friday morning.
It stretches from the Cumbrian coast to the North Sea. The C2C cycle route attracts thousands of riders every year.
Now there are proposals to re-route the cycleway, close to Alston, in order to avoid a steep hill.
Helen Ford reports.