The Bishop of Durham says he will continue to champion the North East in his new role as Archbishop of Canterbury. He spoke to Helen Ford during an event at Sunderland Minster.
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An event is taking to place to remember the 107 people who died when a World War II bomb hit a North Shields air raid shelter.
Thousands of primary school pupils in the North East are expected to be absent today, as parents pull them out to protest against SATs.
Kerrie Gosney brings you Monday night's forecast