A new Maggie's centre to support cancer patients and their families has opened at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
It provides practical and emotional help for anyone at any stage of their illness.
The building is a unique and striking design by internationally renown architects - one of the big talking points at the launch today.
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Temporary overnight closures at urgent care centres in Northumberland and North Tyneside will remain in place for a further three months.
After some thundery showers the better news is that things will calm down tonight.
Protests have been held outside Hexham General Hospital today as Northumbria Healthcare decides whether to extend overnight closures.