Sir Bobby Robson fought cancer five times and dedicated the last 18 months of his life to his charity The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Speaking publicly for the first time, his wife Lady Elsie told ITV News that he would have been humbled by the response of people.
More top news
Following the fire in Grenfell Tower in London, councils across the North East have told Tyne Tees how they will ensure residents' safety.
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust's wards for older people with mental health problems have been rated 'Inadequate' in an inspection.
A killer couple who stabbed a man to death on Christmas Eve have been given life sentences.