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.
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One of the world's biggest ever birthday parties is being held in the North East this weekend.
The National Trust invites everyone to celebrate the great British coast with their Big Beach Picnic, with three events in the North East.