- Tyne Tees
The Countess of Wessex has been visiting the region.
As well as visiting community projects across Teesside and County Durham, she also officially re-opened Billingham Forum to mark its fifth decade in the town. It was originally opened by the Queen in the 1960s.
But today it was given another royal seal of approval after a multi-million pound revamp.
More top news
A North Yorkshire town has joined together to build a performing arts school from a stockroom in just six weeks' time.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Children's heart surgery in Newcastle will need to meet much tougher standards under new plans.