- Tyne Tees
Mario may have been abandoned by his mother at just a few weeks old, but he is now being well-looked after by his new family.
The mongoose has found comfort with a bunch of friendly meerkats, but spends most nights being looked after by Centre Manager Craig Wesson at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre near Redcar.
More top news
A look at the weather forecast for the Tyne Tees region
Sunderland's talented over 60's are hoping to impress the judges.
A driver from County Durham who caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12 and a half years.