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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Left-footed footballs, backwards web searches, police camels and an eco-friendly Jeremy Clarkson are among today's traditional tall tales.
The scheme takes off 5p per litre at petrol stations in Hawes in North Yorkshire, and around Bellingham and Kielder in Northumberland.
Two North East footballing legends, Micky Horswill and John Anderson are trading footballs for golf balls in aid of a cancer charity.