X Factor star James Arthur has been back home on Teesside today, signing copies of his debut single - "Impossible'.
Some fans had queued for for over twelve hours - in bitterly cold weather - to meet their local hero.
Helen Pearson caught up with James, and his dedicated fans, in Middlesbrough.
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The lives of three North East soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme have been remembered by more than 200 football fans from London.
Held along the city's coastline at Roker and Seaburn, the 28th Airshow has seen a major programme of air, land and sea displays.
A plane carrying David Moyes and the Sunderland AFC squad was force to make an emergency landing due to an engine failure