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- Updates on Tuesday 21 June 2016
It will remain dry overnight, with light winds. Any cloud will be well broken, leading to plenty of prolonged clearer spells, and perhaps the odd pocket of mist developing.
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Tonight on Look North we'll bring the latest information on Sunderland city council's former chief executive's £185,000 pay-off, as well as the history behind local archaeologist Getrude Bell.
We'll also tell you all about the final EU campaigns that have taken place in our region today.
That, and much more, at 18:30 on BBC One.
It's been a fairly sunny day, which always helps lift the mood and make your day that little bit easier.
Well, it looks like our Weather Watchers have made the most of the sun.
Here's a gorgeous picture of Redcar beach, taken today by Margaret G:
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MPJo Cox, who died after she was shot and stabbed on Thursday, will be remembered at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle tomorrow - on what would have been her 42nd birthday.
A service and vigil to celebrate her life will be held at 18:30.
The Dean of the Cathedral and and a number of local MPs will take part in the service.
Redcar's very own Terry Bywater will lead Great Britain's wheelchair basketball team this summer in Rio.
Terry thanked fans on Twitter for their good luck messages, and said that he will return the support "in the form of some bling".
Earlier today the second battalion, Yorkshire regiment, marched through Middlesbrough on their Freedom Parade.
They were first awarded freedom of the town when they were known as The Green Howards.
Hundreds lined the streets - our reporter Steph Zielke was there:
Three kittens, which are too young to be away from their mother, were found inside a scrap freezer in Sunderland, the RSPCA said.
A member of the public was walking up the back lane behind the houses in Lyndhurt Terrace on 13 June when he heard meowing and went to check out the noise.
They were found without any food, water or bedding.
But there's a happy ending - Smokey, Fleck and Squeak are being looked after by the RSPCA in Chester le Street, and are said to be doing really well.
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It's emerged that the former Sunderland City Council chief executive Dave Smith received a pay-off of £185,470 for "loss of office" after leaving last year.
Mr Smith left Sunderland after a highly critical Ofsted report into its children's services - but it's not clear if this was the reason for his departure.
Sunderland's Conservative opposition group says Mr Smith's pay-off will "deeply concern" many people in the city.
Sunderland Council says the £185,470 for loss of office was in line with compensation for senior officers who have now left the council
This afternoon, people gathered in Darlington town centre to pay tribute to Jo Cox, the MP who was killed last week.
Darlington MP Jenny Chapman and a nimber of other people laid flowers in memory of the MP for Batley and Spen.
Ms Chapman told me that she'll continue to be inspired by the memory of her "fearless" colleague.
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The Tyneside fundraiser Mark Allison, who is known as Run Geordie Run, has reached the half way mark of his latest challenge.
What is it that he's doing? He's raising cash for the Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children's Foundation by running across Europe.
He's already jogged from John O'Groats to Lands End and across the USA and Australia - I'm exhausted just typing this.
He is currently in the beautiful Italian city of Turin and, unsurprisingly, he says it's tough going.
Durham Police have named a woman found dead in a West Cornforth house on Saturday as Sandra Gill.
The body of the 50 year old was found in the living room of a property in Palm Road, Ferryhil. She had an injury to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is auctioning a huge collection of dolls today left to her by her late doll maker mother.
The model and dancer Jo Wood and her sister are parting with the collection today when about 400 lots will go to auction at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby.
Eighteen schools in the North East have introduced gender neutral uniform policies.
It means that if a boy wants to wear a skirt he can - and if a girl wants to wear trousers, that's fine as well.
Across the UK more than 80 state schools have adopted the policy - the 18 schools in our region are all in County Durham.
Here's a story which is capturing people's interest online - Tilly was born 17 weeks early, weighing only 13 ounces.
Doctors said her chance of survival for the first few days was only about 1%, but she survived for four weeks.
Her loving parents Craig and Jodi Scott, from Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, documented her short life - you can watch their video below.
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A Northumberland Police officer has been nominated for a bravery award after preventing a passenger opening an aircraft door in mid-flight.
And 18 schools in the North East have introduced a gender neutral uniform policy.
Join us for these and all our other stories on BBC One at 13:30.
This afternoon will remain warm and dry with bright or sunny spells.
The wind will be light, but onshore breezes will keep coastal areas cooler than inland.
Maximum Temperature: 20C (68F).
Over the last year BBC Newcastle has been working with award-winning second recordist Chris Watson on a project celebrating Newcastle's Town Moor.
Chris has worked with David Attenborough and is one of the world's most highly regarded sound recordists.
His recordings capture the sounds of the Town Moor, including the birds and cows, and the events which are held there like The Hoppings, Park Run and the roar of the crowd from St James' Park.
The Town Moor - Portrait of Sound installation is now on at the Tyneside Cirnema and will run until 24 July.
To give you a flavour of what it's all about we have created a page bringing together some of the recordings and photographs taken for the project - take a look here.
A 54-year-old man has been arrested after a woman's body was found in a house in County Durham.
The 50-year-old woman was found in the living room of the property in Palm Road, West Cornforth, Ferryhil, (pictured) late on Saturday night. She had an injury to her head and was confirmed dead at the scene.
Police are describing the death as "an isolated incident" and they believe there is no wider risk to the public.
The 54-year-old man was arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.
On Thursday, The British Cycling National Road Championships are taking place as part of the popular Stockton Cycling Festival.
Some of the world’s premier cyclists will descend on the town.
If you're thinking of going along, you'll see the likes of former British and World Champion Mark Cavendish and defending National Road Champion Lizzie Armitstead, among many others.
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Exactly one week today, Beyonce will bring her Formation Tour to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland - I genuinely can't wait.
But, if like me, you still haven't sorted how you're getting to and from the concert, Sunderland council have sent us some useful information:
- There will be increased Metro and bus services, with a traffic management system in place throughout the afternoon and evening, to avoid over congestion on public transport or on the roads.
- If driving, remember that you can’t park or pick up at the stadium, as the surrounding roads will be closed for the event.
- Tyne and Wear Metro services are geared up to meet demand - details are here.
- After the concert, long queues are expected for Metro trains, but there will be extra services
So once you get your travel sorted, you can start getting in formation for what will be an amazing night.
Who else is super excited for Queen B?
Who said Real Steel was only science fiction?
Well, a blacksmith from Morpeth has proven that building a robot in your backyard is totally possible.
Stewart Dives was challenged to create something spectacular in only 10 weeks, and with a budget of£2,500.
'Why?' you may ask - Because Stewart is appearing on the BBC2 programme Britain's Most Spectacular Back Yard Builds, tonight at 20:00.
Only two days to go until we go to the polls and vote for whether we want to leave or remain in the European Union.
However, a lot of people are still uncertain of where they're going to place that important cross.
The map underneath outlines MPs' thoughts across the country.
A man was arrested following a 12-hour stand-off in Gateshead.
Armed police were sent to Carnation Terrace in Whickham on Monday morning after concerns were expressed for a man who had locked himself into a house.
Northumbria Police said the man came out safely at 19:30 and is now in custody.
Dry, with any early mist and patchy fog soon clearing, leaving warm bright or sunny spells. The wind will be light, but onshore breezes will keep the coast cooler than inland.
The traffic lights have failed on the A19 in Boldon at Testo's Roundabout. Approach with care.
One lane is blocked and there is queuing traffic on the A167 Tyne Bridge southbound in Newcastle at the A167(M) junction, because of an accident.
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