X Factor winner, and South Shields star, Joe McElderry will pick up a Variety Silver Award in Newcastle tonight at a special dinner that is being held in his honour.
'A Tribute to Joe McElderry' will be a celebration of Joe's life and career so far, where he will be presented with the Variety Silver Heart award.
Money raised on the evening will go towards the children's charity 'Variety'.
More top news
A collection of vintage teapots collected by a Northumberland architect has been auctioned in Newcastle for £67,750.
Ebac's factory in County Durham has produced the first British-made machines in decades.
The cycle race has been allocated council funding for 2017 and 2018.