ITV News at Tyne Tees and Border has once again joined forces with the Daily Mirror to find the individual you think deserves to be crowned our Local Hero 2013.
A very visual reminder of the awards passed through the region today - the Pride of Britain bus.
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The magic lantern slides, photographed by Hull trawlerman William Nowell, illustrate the vast gulf between rich and poor at the time
The Jarrow Crusade saw 200 people walk to London in October 1936 to deliver a petition to Parliament demanding work
A 19-year-old student at Northumbria University has died from meningitis.