The future of children's heart surgery at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle is being questioned again as campaigners trying to save the unit in Leeds took their case to the High Court.
However, campaigners like Sharon Cheng believe that there is no reason that either unit should have to close.
More top news
Drones and fireworks ensured the spectacle got off to a memorable start in front of 20,000 people.
Former Newcastle Unite player Jose Enrique has revealed that he has been treated for a brain tumour.
After much anticipation, the Great Exhibition of the North has opened on the Newcastle Gateshead quayside. It will run for 80 days.