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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David Cameron has said the UK will take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees from camps on Syria's border.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Tony Blair's former bodyguard has been found guilty of benefit fraud after raking in tens of thousands of pounds in disability allowance.