- Tyne Tees
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
Fourteen heroes and heroines from across the North East region have been awarded the Queen's Medal for 280 years of ambulance service.
A look at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region
A Northumberland man has broken the world record for three pot leeks with a combined size of 572 cubic inches.