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Police believe a body recovered from the River Wear in Durham is that of the missing student Euan Coulthard.
Nineteen year old Euan was last seen late on Wednesday 14 January. Friends raised the alarm after he failed to respond to texts and social media messages. Ian Reeve reports live from Durham.
Join me for this and all our other stories at 18:30 on BBC One.
Rain through the evening may turn heavy in places before drier, markedly clearer and colder conditions follow from the northwest by midnight. There is a chance of seeing isolated blustery, wintry showers particularly over the Pennines and Cheviots.
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A North Tyneside charity has been handed an accolade.
The annual Whitley Bay Town Cup is awarded to an organisation or individual who has brought about an outstanding event or been of outstanding service to the community.
The Bay Foodbank has been recognised for its "outstanding work in providing emergency food parcels and help to local residents in need".
Middlesbrough take on Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.Boro head coach Aitor Karanka has said his side must take belief that they can win into the match.
Karanka told BBC Tees: "The normal thing is that they will beat us, but maybe we can beat them."Read BBC Sport's match preview here.
An early self-portrait by "Pitman painter" Norman Cornish hassold at auction for almost twice its estimated price after it turned out to be two paintings.
Hours before it went on auction at Anderson and Garland in Newcastle, a hidden portrait of the artist's wife was discovered on the back of it.
The artwork had been valued at up to £7,000, but a 15-minute bidding battle saw it go under the hammer at £13,500.
Sunderland host Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.
Fulham are unbeaten in their last five matches at Sunderland, having won twice and drawn three times there in the Premier League before they were relegated to the Championship in May 2014.
It is the third time the sides have been drawn together in the FA Cup.Read BBC Sport's preview here.
The first of 5,000 trees are being planted Eston Recreation Ground, as part of theWoodland Trust's MOREwoods programme.
Local schoolchildren are taking part in the project, and will also be involved in coming up with a name for the new woodland.Redcar and Cleveland Council has also worked with local historians to create an "interpretation trail" to highlight the impact of both world wars on the area, and ensure local heritage is not forgotten.
Following the news that waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November, you can check how your local A&E department is performing.The BBC's A&E tracker works by putting in your postcode.
Ofsted says it found no evidence itsinspectors acted inappropriately while visiting two free schools subsequently placed in special measures.
Sunderland's Grindon Hall Christian School and Durham Free School were both rated inadequate following inspections in November.
The schools subsequently complained about the conduct of the inspectors, but the watchdog said initial interviews with those involved found no evidence that they acted incorrectly.
Drivers in Sunderland have been thanked for their patience during traffic light replacement work.
New signals have been installed at the junction of the A19 and A690 Durham Road, which is used by more than 40,000 vehicles on an average week-day.Sunderland City Council said: "The council is aware of difficulties experienced by drivers in recent weeks while the signals have been switched off, during which time the junction has operated as a non-signalised roundabout.
"The council would like to apologise for any delays and also thank all drivers for their patience during these works."
The search for a man who disappeared from a hotel after giving a false name and informationcost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds.
He was reported missing by staff at the Black Bull in Wooler, on 15 January after saying he was going cycling in the Cheviots.
Mountain rescue volunteers, police and a helicopter from RAF Boulmer were involved in the search, which was called off after it emerged he had given a false name.
The Shields Gazette
The 26-year-old full-back follows homegrown talents Will Welch and Tom Catterick in agreeing new terms at Kingston Park.
"Alex is another of our talented local contingent and as such it is good that he has chosen to remain with us," said rugby director Dean Richards.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has returned to her home town to announce plans for a for a multimillion-pound facility for disadvantaged young people in the region.
During a visit to aPrince's Trust centre in Newcastle the singer and X-Factor judge said she hoped to raise money for a new facility which would include a new music studio and a state-of-the-art digital media hub.
It would be aimed at helping about 4,000 vulnerable youngsters a year, and the money would be raised with the Prince's Trust and her own foundation, Cheryl's Trust.
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A 17-year-old reported missing from her Hartlepool home on Monday has been found.Cleveland Police said Courtney Harbron has now turned up safe and well in the Stockton area and it thanked the public and the media for their assistance.
A Newcastle man has beenjailed for raping a woman who was "in no fit state" to consent to sex.
Mold Crown Court was told that Alistair Calvert "took advantage" of the victim during the attack in North Wales in November 2012.
The 26-year-old was jailed for nine years.
A man was stabbed in the head on a Billingham street.Cleveland Police has appealed for information after the 34-year-old was left seriously injuring during the attack on Brendan Crescent on 17 January.
His attacker is described as a 5ft 9ins and wearing a light blue Adidas hoody, with the emblem and lettering in white.
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that demand for premium brands had helped boost annual sales by an overall 1.2%.
Nissan's factory in Sunderland built the most cars by any single British-based manufacturer, with 500,238 rolling off its production line.
A total of 92.4% of patients were seen in four hours in the seven days up until Sunday.
The target is 95% and has been missed on a weekly basis since the start of October.
But until this latest week performance had dropped to its lowest levels since 2010. That record low is now over.
A body has been found in the River Wear in Durham city. Police have been looking for 19-year-old student Euan Coulthard since last Wednesday.
In the last half hour police say the body is believed to be Euan's and his family has been informed. Ian Reeve will join us from Durham.
Join me at 13:30 for the latest.
A major search had been under way since Euan Coulthard went missing late on 14 January after a night out in Durham.
The 19-year-old was last seen in the city centre just after midnight last Wednesday after leaving the Loveshack nightclub in the city just after midnight.
It involved an extensive search of the River Wear and surrounding land and students helped police hand our leaflets.
Police said the family of Durham University student Euan Coulthard had been informed after a body was found in the River Wear.
Divers began a search of the river this morning after reports of a body in the water and a body was later recovered.
Durham Police said a formal identification is yet to take place however Euan's family have been informed of the developments.
A post-mortem examination will take place later.
Government figures have shown that the number fell by about a fifth in two years.
James Ramsbotham said it was vital for the region's future that more apprentices start to come through the system.
Quentin Woolmer was reported missing from his home in Dinnington on 2 December, and his body was discovered in Worcester the next day.
The IPCC will examine the actions of the Northumbria and West Mercia forces.
Police have confirmed a body has been found in the River Wear in Durham.
Earlier Durham Police said they were responding to reports of a body. Marine units are at the scene.
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This is the scene as the police search after reports of a body found in the River Wear in Durham.
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