X Factor star Joe McElderry has been at the opening of a new chemotherapy unit at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital today.
While he was there, we caught up with him to find out what the South Shields singer was up to at the moment.
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The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of strong winds for the region for Sunday into Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve could be rather frosty and at present, Christmas Day looks like being cold and clear with one or two wintry showers