Hundreds lined the streets to welcome X Factor finalist James Arthur back to his hometown.
The musician from Saltburn, and his mentor Nicole Scherzinger, made their way through the seaside town on Harley Davidsons.
Around four hundred fans braved the cold to see him ahead of tonight's homecoming gig at Middlesbrough Town Hall.
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Hundreds have left the Civic Centre in Sunderland as this year's Sunderland Pride gets underway.
It happened after yesterday's football game, which saw Barrow win 2-0 against York City.
All of the fires were extinguished but police are appealing for information. They believe they may have been started 'maliciously'.