A band from the North East are hoping to support Bon Jovi in his stadium tour.
Boy Jumps Ship are down to the final five in a competition to be on the bill with the star at Stadium of Light.
You can vote for them here
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Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat's replacement.
The company that own Harden Quarry has confirmed the death of one of their contractors at a site in Northumberland.
Later a candlelit vigil is due to be held at St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Eston for those who have lost their jobs.