Helen Ford has been finding out how the People's Millions grants have helped improve lives.
She revisited Lynn McManus - a winner from last year - to find out about her story.
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Newcastle United has praised the "strength and dignity" of its soon-to-depart players Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor.
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Paul Brand and guests - including two new North East MPs - discuss the Queen's Speech and the Labour/Lib Dem leadership campaigns.