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It's FA Cup second round action tonight as Hartlepool take on Blyth Spartans and it's live onBBC Two and the BBC Sport website. Kick-off is at 19:55.
The television cameras visit Victoria Park in the FA Cup for the first time since Pools entertained West Ham at the fourth-round stage of the 2008-09 competition, losing 2-0 to the Premier League outfit.
That year Blyth also lifted the whole town after beating Bournemouth in the cup, as this picture shows. Can they keep the run going this year?
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The statement from the family ofAndrew Corfield, who died after a crash in Hemlington, continues: "Alice should be enjoying life and planning her 18th birthday on 23rd December. Instead she lies in intensive care, still in a coma, after suffering multiple injuries and has yet to learn that her dad was killed and has in fact been buried.
"Lisa, the wife of Andrew and mother of Alice has kept a bedside vigil for her daughter since this all happened. She never thought that she would ever find herself in this position of burying her husband at the age of 39 and is hoping and praying that she does not have to organise another funeral of her youngest child.
"Her other children Amy and Owen are torn between grief for their father, prayers for their sister and concern for their mother."
Football clubs across the UK are being invited to get involved in an eventto mark the 100th anniversary of the World War One Christmas truce.
Clubs are being invited to submit their pre-match team photos to a commemorative website in tribute to the moment rival soldiers put their weapons down to play each other at football.
A lorry driverwho killed a Sunderland trucker after looking at porn on his phone and then falling asleep at the wheel has been given a five-year prison sentence.
Police recovered the phone from the crash scene on the A19 near Middlesbrough after John Kirk, 26, told them that he nodded off at the wheel of his artic.
Parts of the North East have been highlighted as "debt hotspots" by a charity.
TheCitizens' Advice Bureau, which helps people with debt, analysed the number of calls for help it had received from different parts of the country.
South Tyneside and Darlington were in the top five areas, with North Tyneside, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Northumberland also coming in the top 15.
A £25m project to improve street lighting in Northumberland should begin in February, the county council has said.
The work will involve fitting eco-friendly LED lanterns to all 46,000 lamp posts and replacing nearly 17,000 of the posts themselves.
Work will start in Ashington and will be rolled out across the county over three years.
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Jana Raminiusova, 16, from Cowgate, has not been seen since last Monday. She attended school but did not return home. Officers are appealing for anyone who might have seen her to get in touch.
After Jake McCabe, 18, of Cramlington Close, Hemlington, (pictured) admitted causing death by dangerous driving over a crash which killed fundraiser Andrew Corfield, Det Chief Insp Steve Jermy said: "The defendant clearly gave no thought to the consequences of his actions when he drove the stolen car on the night of the incident.
"The ramifications of what happened have ripped a family apart and shocked a close-knit community. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the family and the local community for the dignified way in which they have dealt with, and continue to deal with, this tragedy.
"Whilst today's sentence will never compensate in any way for the tragic loss of Andrew or the on-going care and concern for Alice, who remains gravely ill, I hope that it does bring an element of closure for the family. Our thoughts remain with her and her family at this time."
The family of Andrew Corfield, who died in a crash in Hemlington, have released a statement saying: "As far as the family are concerned, no sentence passed would ever be long enough. We were given a life sentence on the evening of 28 October. The reckless actions of one individual have torn us apart.
"Andrew was a devoted family man who got so much pleasure from making people happy. He and his wife Lisa have been together since they were both 13 years of age and she cannot imagine her life without him.
"She, along with the rest of the family were further saddened as they were unable to say their goodbyes to Andrew due to the fact he had to have a closed coffin."
A teenager who admitted causing the death of a man in a crash on Teesside has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
Andrew Corfield, 39, died at the scene of the two-car collision in Hemlington on 28 October. His 17-year-old daughter Alice Corfield was seriously injured and remains in a coma.
Jake McCabe, 18, of Cramlington Close, Hemlington, admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Teesside Crown Court. He also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, handling stolen goods, and driving while not licensed or insured.
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A man who died in a car crash in Northumberland on Wednesday has been named by police.
Romek Goldsztajn, 68, of Castle Close in Morpeth, died at the scene after the Toyota he was driving and a Citreon collided in Powburn at 13:48.
The driver of the other car, a 63-year-old man, is in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary in a critical condition, police say.
Sunderland travel to improving Liverpool tomorrow in a 15:00 kick-off. The Reds' results have started to pick up and the players look like they have got some of their confidence back.
Sunderland, generally, are difficult to beat but don't cause opponents enough problems and that will be the case at Anfield too.This will be a 2-0 home win for me.
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South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group wants to replace the centre in Jarrow with an urgent care hub at the hospital in South Shields.
The council is to ask the health secretary to review the decision. The group said it was disappointed the council wished to go against the views of local doctors and nurses.
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The 75-year-old woman is in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, officers said.
A truck driver who had as little as four hours sleep in the two daysbefore dozing off at the wheel and causing a fatal crash was today jailed for five years.
John Kirk veered off the A19 near Middlesbrough and ploughed into two other drivers at the side of the road who were exchanging details after an early-morning bump.
An educational charity has got more than £60,000 ofLottery money for a World War One commemorative project.
TheWorkers' Educational Association's North East branch will use the money to research and raise awareness of the impact of the war on the region.
It will look particularly at the WEA's own activity during the period. Volunteers will produce a play, carry out research and publish their findings in print and online.
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At Newcastle Crown Court, Thomas James, of St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, was jailed for four years after he admitted threats to kill and common assault.
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OnLook North on BBC One at 13:30 we'll have all the latest on the woman whose baby daughter died after she was found in a wheelie bin in Richmond.
We'll also bring you news of worries our region may miss out because of delays to European jobs funding.And we'll hear about the volunteers who've been saving lives on Tyneside for 150 years.
We know how difficult it is to stop the Chelsea machine, and I don't think Newcastle have got the type of players to do what Sunderland did in their 0-0 draw with the Blues last weekend.
Newcastle are better off staying on the attack. I'm predicting a 2-0 Chelsea win.
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Health bosses in the North East are urging people suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea not to visit people in hospitals after recent outbreaks ofNorovirus.
Public Health England said there were six hospital outbreaks in the region in the last two weeks of November.
Dr Deb Wilson from PHE's North East centre said Norovirus was usually short-lived in healthy people, but "can cause more serious illness in the very young, elderly people and those with chronic illnesses".
South Tyneside Councilwill introduce the national living wage for about 1,000 of its workers.
Councillors agreed to introduce the measure in phases from April next year at a meeting last night. All council employees will be paid at least £7.29 an hour as a result.
Councillor Ed Malcolm, who is in charge of resources and innovation, said the council was "trying to bring real change to the lives of people in South Tyneside".
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