Some of Middlesbrough's art treasures went on display on Saturday in a venue befitting their worth.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art has scooped a top award.
Building conservation: Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Architects Dewjoc transformed the interior of the listed Grand Assembly Rooms.
Deciding which is 'the best' of anything often comes down to subjectivity, however I have to agree with the recent verdict from the US that Hadrian's Wall is England's top ancient monument.
Middlesbrough's new multi-million pound gallery is in the running for a top award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
It is just over two years now since One NorthEast took over responsibility for tourism in North East England.
The nominations have been coming in thick and fast for the inaugural Culture Awards 2006, which will be taking place on March 26 next year.
A tourism boom has seen yet another hotel announce a multi-million pound makeover.
A bendy view of Newcastle is on offer this month with an exhibition of a work by a Freeman of the city.
North-East England is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe.
Compare the icons of NewcastleGateshead, Durham, Sunderland, Northumberland and even Tees Valley with elsewhere in the country and you soon realise that North-East England benefits from great buildings, bridges, public art and follies.
Business leaders are being given the chance to help mould Middlesbrough's future.
A fact-finding tour of Tees Valley Regeneration, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Darlington West Park is proving a favourite with delegates attending the world's biggest international summit on arts and culture.
Homeowners are being warned to secure garden furniture after a spate of thefts Whitley Bay area.
Builder Miller Group yesterday unveiled a 63% rise in half-year profits which showed the northern housing sector had beaten the slump in the London market.
Middlesbrough is a town with great ambition. And one where things are changing - for the better.
In 1999, the Arts Council awarded the project to build a music centre in Gateshead a £47m lottery grant - the biggest to any project outside London.
Seven health workers at Sunderland Royal Hospital have tested positive for the hospital superbug MRSA.