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A chilly evening with some clear spells, patchy fog, and a frost in places. Becoming cloudy overnight, with fog lifting into mist and hill fog, and outbreaks of rain spreading from the south, reaching Washington and the North Pennines later in the night.
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John Astleyhopes "home" advantage can help him rediscover his best form at the UK Championship in York.
Astley was named Rookie of the Year last season, with a first-round UK Championship win over ex-world champion Ken Doherty being his highlight.
But the 25-year-old Gateshead potter told BBC Sport: "This season has been slower than I would have liked. But I've been coming to York for years and it does feel a bit like I'm playing at home. I will get great support."
The 26-year-old Italian has made three appearances for the U's since his summer arrival, but has not featured in the first team since 16 September. He previously worked with Pools boss Paul Murray at Oldham last year.
Lanzoni, who started his career with Italian side Sampdoria, arrives after defender Scott Harrison returned to Sunderland on Monday.
There was a peculiar incident at Sedgefield Racecourse in County Durham today which resulted in thousands of bets having to be refunded.
The 13:20 handicap was declared void after an official waved the wrong flag to tell the riders to miss out a fence.
The stop racing flag was waved instead, but because the jockeys continued round the track stewards decided to scrap the race. To add to their woes, the seven jockeys were given 10-day bans for ignoring the wrong flag. Track owners ARC say they will now refund the horse owners.
Cleveland Police hasreminded social media users it is a UK force after receiving messages about the death of a child in Cleveland Ohio.
Facebook and Twitter users contacted the Teesside forceabout the death of Tamir Rice, who was shot by police on Saturday. Police in the US say an officer fired two shots at the 12-year-old.
The UK force's road policing unit said it had also noticed a number of new followers from America.
The roof is leaking and close to collapse but now one of the co-owners of a 1960s office building has been left baffled after it was awarded listed status.
The former home of the Ryder and Yates firm of architects, in Killingworth, North Tyneside, was due to be sold until English Heritage stepped in.
Campaigners say it needs preserving as an example of the pair's work - but Mary Ryder, the widow of Gordon Ryder, says it's a dilapidated eyesore. You can see more on this story tomorrow on Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.
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More on the gruesome story we brought you yesterday. A man who suffered a suspected spider bite while walking his dog spent days on an antibiotic drip andsays he was told he could have lost a limb.
Nicky Thornley, 33, of Jesmond, Newcastle, said his hand swelled up after the suspected bite on a finger.
He spent five days in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and was told that he had probably been bitten by a false widow spider. He needed surgery to reduce the infection in his middle finger.
Here's some more on the story we brought you yesterday thatSting is to join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship next month.
The Wallsend-born singer will replace pal Jimmy Nail in the role of foreman Jackie White in the semi-autobiographical story about a prodigal son who returns home to Tyneside.
He will appear for eight shows a week from 9 December until 10 January. It is thought he is appearing in the show - for which he wrote the music and lyrics - to help boost ticket sales which have flagged recently.
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A total of £1.3m has been given to the council from the Homes and Communities Agency to allow 110 homes to be brought back into use.
The council said empty homes can be a blight on the community. Landlords are now being invited to speak to the council about how the fund can be used to help them.
On the A1 Western Bypass, there's a lane closed on the exit slip road northbound at Blaydon because of a broken down vehicle.
Also there's one lane is blocked and slow traffic on the A19 northbound in Boldon between the A1290 junction and Testo's Roundabout because of a broken down van. More on BBC Travel News forTeesside and Tyne and Wear.
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The top local headlines at 13:00 include:
The North East has the highest proportion of cigarette smokers in Britain,new figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Some 22.3% of people in the region smoked in 2013. The average for Britain was 19%.The data also suggests concerns that electronic cigarettes are a gateway to smoking might be unfounded.
The proportion of smokers across Great Britain has also plummeted from 46% in 1974 to 19% in 2013, the ONS said.
A 16-year-old boy has been hit in the face with a brick while riding a motorbike in Gateshead,Northumbria Police says.
The boy, who had a pillion passenger and was travelling with another motorcyclist, suffered serious injuries when a man threw it at him in the Durham Road area of Birtley at about 23:55 last night.
A helplineset up by TV presenter Esther Rantzen to support older people says it's been inundated in it's first year.
Silver Line was initially trialled in the North East before going nationwide and has had more than 275,000 calls. Loneliness appears to be the biggest problem. Have you been affected? Then call Silver Line on 0800 4 70 80 90.
Good news for Newcastle fans - midfielder Siem de Jong seems as though he's edging nearer to a return.
The 25-year-old Netherlands international was one of the Magpies' big summer signings, joining for £6m from Ajax in July.
However, he played only three times beforesuffering a knee injury. More encouraging news today, though, as De Jong tweets: "Finally my boots are back on. First session outside."
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