Big Lottery Fund and ITV, with the approval of Buckingham Palace, are helping to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Jubilee People's Millions projects will inspire, involve or improve their local communities. If you've got an idea that could breathe life into your local area and improve the lives of the people who live there, why not apply for a grant of up to ÃÂ£60 000!
Football ace Sol Campbell will marry the granddaughter of North East property tycoon Sir Lawrie Barratt in Corbridge on July 17.
Interior designer Fiona Barratt and Sol are set to tie the knot at St Andrew's Church in the village, near to Sir Lawrie's family home.
The pair met five years ago and the former England captain asked for Fiona's hand in marriage last year.
Good Friday 2nd April
9.30am Stocksfield Baptist Church - thoughts and reflections
10am Procession of Witness leaves Baptist Church to
10.30am Stocksfield Methodist Church - procession of witness
2pm St George's Church, Mickley - devotional hymns & readings
Easter Sunday 4th April
8am St Peter's Bywell - Holy Communion
9am St Peter's Bywell - Prish Eucharist
10am Stocksfield Baptist Church - Easter celebration
10.30am Stocksfield Methodist Church - Holy Communion for Easter
10.45am St George's Church - Mickley Parish Communion
6pm Stocksfield Methodist Church - evening worship
When Jamie Warde-Aldam took over the parish magazine, few people can have imagined what they were going to get. David Whetstone meets an editor with a mission to entertain.
Out in the wide, open spaces above the Tyne Valley is a tiny gem of a church with beautiful stained glass windows and birds chirruping in the trees outside. It's St John's, Healey, and its proportions are probably just about right for a lightly-populated, scattered parish.
The parish has a magazine, too, but not your conventional photocopied list of services with a message from the vicar and a line drawing of the church on the cover.
A saxon church in Northumberland is included in a unique public singing event aimed at helping local people rediscover the delights of 40 at-risk historic churches across England.
St Andrew's at Bywell - between Ovingham and Corbridge - will throw open its doors this weekend for the Birthday Song event, which will see 40 choirs performing in 40 of the most nationally significant churches in the country.
An arts event in the Tyne Valley is to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The Bywell Arts Festival, which has been running for a decade, was established as a way to support the historic St Peter's Church (pictured) on the north bank of the Tyne, near Stocksfield.
The highlight of the festival is an art exhibition, housed in both the church of St Peter and the church of St Andrew, where the work of local artists and members of local art clubs is offered for sale.
Tributes have been made to popular North East vicar.
Rev Thomas Emmett, 68, who was affectionately known as Father Tom by his parishioners, died on May 11 after a brave battle against prostate cancer.
He dedicated more than 20 years of his life as vicar to parishes across the Tyne Valley and retired as vicar of St Peter's Church at Bywell and St George's Church, in Mickley, Northumberland, just 18 months ago.
A choirmaster is doing a 30-mile run to raise money for young singers. Michael Stoddart will run from Hexham Abbey in Northumberland to St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle, where he is organist and director of music.
He will visit eight churches en route - Hexham Abbey, St Andrew's in Corbridge, St James' in Riding Mill, St Peter's in Bywell, St Mary's in Ovingham, St Mary Magdalene in Prudhoe, St Oswin's in Wylam and St Michael's and All Angels in Newburn.
Today marks a special day on the North East calendar as we celebrate the life of the patron saint of Northumberland, St Cuthbert.
Often regarded as the most popular saint of medieval times and one of the most important, March 20 sees people celebrate the anniversary of the death of the region's own patron saint.
Pilgrims make their way across the causeway to Holy Island on Good Friday, 2006
Born in 634 AD, Cuthbert was born in the Lammermuir Region where he grew to work as a young shepherd.
A concert is being held for the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre.
Members of The Sinfonia Chorus Antiphon Hexham Orpheus Choir will hold the event at St Andrew's Church, Corbridge, on Saturday, March 21.
Tickets are ÃÂ£10 and can be booked by calling (01434) 321 063.