The organisers of next Wednesday's One Direction concert in Sunderland are urging a 'common sense' ending to a planned strike on the Metro system on the day of the performance.
The Stadium of Light says it's incredibly frustrated that a solution hasn't been agreed by the RMT Union and DB Regio, which operates the Metro.
More top news
A woman described as being 'allergic to life' has opened a craft centre in Hartlepool to help her cope with her rare condition.
An extreme sports show has rolled into Wearside. The Torque show features everything from monster trucks to motorbikes.
Severe weather has caused untold damage to the region on what was one of the hottest days of the decade.