South Tyneside swimming sensation Josef Craig has capped an incredible year by being named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
The 15-year-old from Jarrow, who smashed the world record and became the youngest swimming gold medalist of the Paralympic Games, was given the honour last night at a star-studded ceremony in London.
Josef is already a hero back at his school, where he was given an incredible reception after winning Gold.
Both staff and pupils there say that he is an inspiration to them.
More top news
Anthony Marsh had pinned down his victim when her devoted dog bit him on the bottom and saved her
A hundred students were partying in a back alley in Jesmond. Officers described their behaviour as "some of the worst" they've ever seen.
Terry Brown is wanted for an emergency prison recall as police believe he has breached the terms of his licence.