An artist from Hartlepool is celebrating his first exhibition just two years after starting to paint.
Luke Walker has Cerebral Palsy and uses a specially adapted hat to hold his brush. He says he hopes his pictures will inspire people to do things they did not think they could.
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Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has been examining the snapshots for Berwick-upon-Tweed, a marginal seat in this year's election.
Blyth Tall Ship has received grant of £777,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to buy and restore a 100 year old wooden tall ship.
There are 37 constituencies in our region - 26 Labour, nine Conservative and two Liberal Democrat - but three of particular interest.