The bus company Arriva have confirmed that the driver of the bus involved in a crash in the French Alps was from the North East.
"Classic is a north-east based company and the coach was being driven by a north-east based driver."
More top news
It seems we have some very talented pumpkin carvers in the region....
We asked for your scary snaps - here is a selection of the best!
Conservative MP Guy Opperman has caused a stir by claiming Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was in the House of Commons for a drugs debate