Preparations are underway for one of the biggest stars on the planet to visit our region.
Thousands of fans are expected to turn out to see singer Rihanna play at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland tonight.
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Craig Duffy and Jonathan Hoyle were so drunk they can barely remember walking along railway tracks to the bridge at Byker on May 11.
John Nimmo from South Shields sent two-emails to Waverley MP Luciana Berger
Alpamare Scarborough waterpark was due to open on Thursday but has been put back