Christmas shoppers have been out in force this weekend as the countdown to the big day continues.
As well as heading to town and city centres, thousands of last minute customers descended on the INTU Metrocentre in Gateshead in search of bargains.
Staff there are expecting it to get even busier over the next couple of days.
More top news
Courtney Boyle, 19, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a foyer of Manchester Arena in May.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A North East doctor has made it his mission to help fellow GPs to diagnose skin cancer, with the aim of potentially saving lives.