A former Olympic swimmer from South Shields has been speaking to university students about life as an elite athlete. Chris Cook competed in two Olympic Games, and won two gold medals in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He's now retired, but says it's important to encourage young people to set goals.
Newcastle United face Arsenal at the Emirates in the Barclays Premier League tonight
One of the regions top swimmers has secured a place in Team GB at this summer's Olympics. Jemma Lowe was born in Hartlepool.
Middlesbrough moved up to fourth in the Championship table after last night's win over Barnsley