Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer attracted hundreds of fans to Newcastle's Northumberland Street for a signing of copies of She Looks So Perfect. They will be back in May to support One Direction at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
The four musicians spoke to Rachel Sweeney about fame, fans and the anxious wait to hear Sunday's chart position.
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IPPR North research says the figure rises to seven times per person when compared with Yorkshire and the Humber or the North East.
Sam Uddin, from Middlesbrough, died at the scene. His family have described him as a “much-loved son and brother, who will be sadly missed.”
More than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete in the games over the next week. It is 24 years since the UK last hosted the games.