Joe McElderry has been at the launch of a new musical about the history of Coronation Street. The X-Factor _and Popstar to Operastar _winner from South Shields will appear alongside veterans of the soap, like Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) and Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch).
The show, Street of Dreams_, will come to Newcastle on tour later this year. Full coverage of the launch on the national ITV News site.
More top news
North Yorkshire Police have said goodbye to one of the longest serving and highest ranking special constables.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A new medical robot is transforming lung cancer surgery in the North East.