One of the biggest military training exercises ever seen in the region is taking place in Northumberland.
The training exercise will continue for the next three weeks and has brought both British and French troops together to train side by side.
Watch the full report from Derek Proud below.
More top news
Clear spells. Showers. Brisk winds. Sunday looks like the better day
Two men whose grandfathers fought in the Tyneside Irish battalion and died together on the Somme have returned to visit their graves.
The Magpies have completed their third summer signing with the arrival of the winger from AFC Bournemouth.