Engineers at Gateshead Council are continuing to investigate why the Millennium Bridge got stuck in the up position earlier this week.
The bridge uses some of the most advanced engineering techniques and our reporter Richard Wilson has been behind the scenes to find out how it all works.
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2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.