Coronavirus testing facilities in Stockton are expected to remain in action until June.
It has been decided to extend the service, that was originally meant to be in place for six weeks, to help the borough continue to drive down coronavirus cases.
Newcastle United's under 23s observed a minute's silence before their match against Reading in memory of Glenn Roeder. Roeder began his football playing career at Leyton Orient before going on to represent Newcastle United in the 80s, becoming manager of the magpies in the mid 2000s. He sadly passed at age 65 following a long illness.
A local fire officer is hoping to become the next councillor of Sunderland's St Michael's Ward in this years local elections. Chris Smith said he wants to turn his attention to politics to support his community and give people who live in St Michael’s a strong voice on the city council to ensure the things that matter to them are well-represented.