IN case you missed it here are five of our top trending stories from throughout the week.

1. Car driver in fatal A69 crash at Greenhead named by Northumbria Police

A much-loved dad who sadly died in a Northumberland collision has now been named by police. The family of father-of-two Billy McCreadie, 41, of Newcastle, have paid tribute to him.

They said: “Billy was a much-loved father who was absolutely adored by his children.”

2. Caravan allegedly stolen from a home in Prudhoe

At about 5.45am today (Monday), police received a report of a theft of a caravan overnight from an address on Beaumont Terrace, Prudhoe.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "An investigation has been launched into the incident."

3. Robson Green returns to our screens with the new series of Grantchester

Hexham's own Robson Green will be back on our screens next weekend with the return of Grantchester.

ITV's popular crime-solving drama is set to return on Friday 3rd September at 9pm. 

4. Children's entertainer Tony Junior dies after Covid-19 battle

A popular children's entertainer has died following a battle with Covid-19. Tony Junior, who performed at events across the North East, has died in hospital.

He was hospitalised earlier this month. 

Ian Cave, Chair of the Festival Committee said: "Tony had been entertaining festival-goers for the last 5 years.

"His friendly, happy character and boundless enthusiasm for what he did was evident in how much his audience loved him."

5. Bardon Mill chef ready to 'plate up best dish' for London

A chef has come a step closer to cooking in the best restaurants in the world.

Connor Wilson, 28, of Bardon Mill, is through to the regional finals of the Roux Scholarship competition in London in September.