A stormtrooper walks past some Tynesiders gathering for a sci-fi convention in North Shields.
The organisers say they're expecting more than 1,000 people to attend the meeting, which they say is the first of its type in the region.
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Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
Provisional statistics for July show it was a cool and wet month for many of us.
With just 49 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup, the Webb Ellis Cup is touring our region.