X-Factor fans turned out this morning to see James Arthur, from Saltburn, return home. He arrived with his mentor Nicole Scherzinger and headed to visit his mum. He will be singing at Middlesbrough Town Hall. He's in Saturday night's X Factor Final.
More top news
A look ahead at the weekend forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Within the next few weeks security and compounds will arrive at the Monks Cross site for construction work to start.
Newcastle's Freeman Hospital is the first in the region to introduce live music to intensive care, as an aid to recovery