A charity food bank on Tyneside say they have been overwhelmed by generous donations which have enabled them to continue their vital service in the run up to Christmas.
But, Foodstore North East say that the shelves are expected to be empty by the New Year.
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Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has been examining the snapshots for Berwick-upon-Tweed, a marginal seat in this year's election.
Blyth Tall Ship has received grant of £777,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to buy and restore a 100 year old wooden tall ship.
There are 37 constituencies in our region - 26 Labour, nine Conservative and two Liberal Democrat - but three of particular interest.