2012 X-Factor winners Little Mix will play to a sell out crowd tonight at Newcastle City Hall. Band members Jade Thirwell and Perrie Edwards are from South Shields. The concert is part of their UK tour.
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Police investigating an attempted dog theft in Dalton near Thirsk have issued an e-fit of one of the suspects.
People are setting their festive spending budgets higher in the NE than anywhere else in the country.
After a wet start to the Christmas week things will slowly improve.