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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A "vicious and scheming" killer murdered her boyfriend then tried to recruit a local butcher to help her dispose of his body has been jailed
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Doctors across the North East are warning of a shortage in GP numbers