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
Ice and snow return as February draws to a close.
Irene Clennell, a County Durham mother deported to Singapore, has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees, describing her treatment as 'degrading'.
Rafa Benitez has confirmed Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle is unavailable for their game against Brighton & Hove Albion