Deciding what heritage to save is a tough choice
Of all the bits of wonderful heritage near where you live, what would you choose to save and why?
The Heritage at Risk register has 1,151 sites listed as in danger of being lost in the North East and Cumbria.
The simple truth is there isn't enough cash to ensure they are all protected from further deterioration.
That means we have to make choices.
In Restoring England's Heritage (BBC One at 19:30 GMT, Thursday, 5 December, 2013) I'll be travelling around the region finding out what that means in practice.
Mining our heritage
Injury puts 'Tony the Fridge' running plans on ice
When Tony Morrison stands on the scales in his running gear he can add another 42kg to the number staring up at him.
That's the extra weight he straps to his back and which transforms him into his alter ego, 'Tony the Fridge'.
Can Cleveland Police survive another damning report?
Cleveland Police has something of a history. Today's force started with the re-organisation of local government boundaries in the mid 1970's.
It was created out of a hotchpotch of former constabularies which in turn can trace their heritage back to local town law enforcement agencies - such as that of Middlesbrough, which back in 1853 only had a handful of constables to keep the place in order.
How safe is street food?
We all get seduced when walking around open-air stalls by the sights, sounds and of course the smell of fresh food being prepared.
With my formative years spent in Germany, I'm a sucker for the bratwurst stalls that pop up every now and again.
Ray Mears reveals role in manhunt for killer Raoul Moat
It was a closely guarded secret at the time. Northumbria Police, under intense pressure to find on the run killer Raoul Moat, brought in expert tracker Ray Mears to try and flush him out.
As Ray Mears told me in his first in-depth TV interview about the events in Rothbury, not all of the officers welcomed his involvement.
A canny shopper's guide to making the budget go further
Shirley from Sunderland is a cleaner who earns just above the minimum wage.
There really isn't anything you can teach her about how to make the housekeeping budget go further.
Dealing with Sellafield's radioactive legacy
It's a strange feeling to be told "whatever you do don't put anything down on the ground".
The warning is serious and it sends a shiver down the spine.
Northumberland garage celebrates a motoring centenary
If ever you've sat in a classic car as it wends its way down country roads, you know just how thrilling the golden age of motoring must have been.
Today's modern cars just don't have the same sleek sense of design and class as their predecessors.
Paramedics reveal what it is like on the front line
I've only once had to travel in the back of an ambulance with the sirens wailing and blue lights flashing.
It was a long time ago and it all ended well, but once was enough.