Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has taken to Twitter and shared details of North East businesses who have announced they will be providing free meals for school children during the October half-term break.
Rishi Sunak will no longer be able to dine in the Mill restaurant in Stokesley after voting against extending free school meals.
The 'R number' has given a sign that the spread of COVID-19 in the region is slowing. It shows a range of between 1.1 and 1.3 for the North East & Yorkshire.
A virtual meet-up to welcome Durham University freshers was disrupted by at least 15 people who played loud music, shared "sexually explicit" videos and hurled abuse at the attendees. Durham University says "such behaviour is not acceptable".