As part of the Text Santa Appeal we've been looking at the work done by the six charities that the money will go towards helping.
Kim Inglis has been to see the help given by Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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An award winning movie based on a North East food bank has inspired a local woman to launch a campaign to boost food donations.
A look ahead at the weekend weather for the Tyne Tees region.
Exmoor ponies have proved to be such a success for the habitat at a South Tyneside nature reserve that they've been brought back.