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- Updates on Monday 5 June 2017
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Newcastle University and its Students' Union have launched a new initiative with Northumbria Police, Newcastle City Council, Northumbria University and local councillors to tackle the anti-social behaviour of some students living in Jesmond.
The revised action plan has been drawn up in response to an increase in the number of large house parties in Jesmond and concerns from residents around anti-social behaviour.
It includes a new Halls to Homes campaign for students moving out of student accommodation to live in the community, a series of hard-hitting postcards highlighting the impact of anti-social behaviour on people's lives; and a push to encourage more student volunteering in Jesmond.
Newcastle and Northumbria Universities will also continue to fund additional policing in the area.
Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a car crash in Sunderland.
The collision between a silver Skoda Fabia and a black coloured Ford Focus took place at around 17:30 last night on the A1018 Ryhope Road at the traffic lights with The Cedars in Grangetown.
The 69-year-old driver of the Ford Focus is in hospital with with life-threatening injuries.
Officers are carrying out inquiries and are keen to identify the driver of a dark-coloured saloon-type vehicle that was seen in the area at the time of the collision.
I've been speaking to Paul Taylor, who found fame after being shown dancing to Justin Beiber at the One Love Manchester concert.
PC Taylor, a father-of-two, said he would not even class his moves as "Dad dancing", but nevertheless many people felt the clip of him hand-in-hand with youngsters was one of the highlights of the gig.
He said: "I wouldn't describe myself as the best dancer in the world but I was more than happy to oblige.
"If it makes people feel happy and has put a smile on people's faces that can only be a good thing, especially after what is going on in the last few weeks.
"I'm quite privileged to have been there."
Cheick Tiote's former Newcastle United team-mates have been paying tribute on social media following his death in China.
The 30-year-old collapsed after a training session.
Watch Cheick Tiote's memorable strike against Arsenal from February 2011, when Newcastle United came back from 4-0 down to draw with Arsenal in the Premier League.
It was the Ivorian's only goal for the Magpies during his six-and-a-half years at the club.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has paid tribute to Cheick Tiote after his sudden death.
He said: "It is with great sadness that I have this afternoon learned of Cheick's death.
"In the all the time that I have known him, he was a true professional, dedicated and above all, a great man.
"Our hearts go out to his family and friends at such a sad time."
Here is the statement in full from Cheick Tiote's spokesman Emanuele Palladino after the 30-year-old died while training:
It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises.
We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family's privacy be respected at this difficult time. We ask for all your prayers.
BBC broadcast journalist
I interviewed Cheick Tiote for BBC Late Kick Off in 2014, where we talked about everything from the World Cup to his plans to bring out a clothing line.
We had a technical hiccup, which meant we had to restart our interview and he was very patient and obliging.
His long-range goal in the famous 4-4 draw with Arsenal at St James' Park in February 2011 will live long in the memories of Newcastle United fans.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.
The Ivorian made 139 league appearances for Newcastle after joining them in August 2010 from Dutch side FC Twente.
He joined Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises in February for an undisclosed fee.
He was also part of the Ivory Coast squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age of 30 after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises, a spokesman for the player has announced.
A Durham Constabulary police officer who was filmed dancing with children at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert has said his phone has not stopped ringing since the clip went viral.
PC Paul Taylor was widely praised for joining and the impromptu moment was seen by many as one of the highlights of the night as he danced in a circle with them, hand-in-hand.
BBC News reporter Dan Johnson has followed Jeremy Corbyn to Northumberland:
A66 North Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between A6108 and A67.
A66 North Yorkshire - A66 closed and very slow traffic westbound between Scotch Corner in Middleton Tyas and the A67 junction in Bowes, because of an accident.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
An exhibition celebrating the 135th anniversary of what is billed as the largest travelling funfair in Europe has opened in Newcastle.
This photograph of the annual Newcastle funfair known as the Hoppings, was taken in 1925:
The Discovery Museum exhibition explores the fair's history and the lives of the travelling showmen.
This photograph shows one of the fair's most popular attractions in the 1950s:
A19 County Durham northbound severe accident, near Ron Perry Services.
A19 County Durham - A19 in Wolviston blocked and queuing traffic northbound near Bp services, because of an accident involving a motorcycle.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
A 10-year-old girl from Teesside made an emotional return to Manchester for Ariana Grande's One Love concert in Manchester yesterday.
Poppy was at Ariana Grande's concert two weeks ago when it was targeted by a suicide bomber.
Returning to Manchester was an emotional experience for her.
She was pictured hugging a police officer in a heartwarming photograph.
BBC broadcast journalist
Footage of a police officer from Darlington dancing with fans at Ariana Grande's One Love benefit concert in Manchester has gone viral.
Durham Constabulary's Paul Taylor is the officer in this clip:
He was one of the officers Durham Constabulary provided to help at the event.
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been named in the England U21 squad for the forthcoming European Championships.
The tournament starts on Friday, 16 June when England face Sweden in their opening game of a group which also includes Poland and Slovakia.
Ryan Young, 32, from Sunderland, pleaded guilty after his son Reggie died following the attack by the pet in 2015.
Reggie was attacked at his home in Falkland Road, Sunderland, on 20 June and died in hospital.
During a speech in Middlesbrough, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister for presiding over cuts in police numbers while Home Secretary, saying he backed similar calls by "very responsible people" who are "very worried" about her record.
Newcastle already had a cat cafe - and now a dog cafe has opened next door.
Dog and Scone cafe has six resident dogs who customers can pet and play with when they visit.
Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, were among 22 people killed by a suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.
In a statement the families said: "The past two weeks have been a parent’s worst nightmare as our children were taken from us much too soon.
"Finally after much heartache and sadness we are in a position at last to bring our babies home where they belong.
"We would at this point also like to reach out to those affected by the London terror attack, sending our love and condolences to those who have lost loved ones, our hearts are aching for your loss, may those injured have a speedy recovery."
A man has been charged after an on-duty police officer was injured at Tesco car park in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough.
The alleged incident took place on Friday afternoon.
The officer suffered minor injuries after a collision with a blue Ford Focus.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with driving while disqualified, possession of a controlled drug, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and other driving offences.
Police have condemned social media users who were threatening to attack a property displaying a Ramadan flag which some mistakenly believed supported the so-called Islamic State.
Northumbria Police said a picture of the flag in the window of a home in Newcastle had been circulated online and officers subsequently visited the address.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm that this flag is not supporting ISIS and is in fact a common flag celebrating the Ramadan festival which is currently taking place.
"The flag was reported to us in good faith and we understand the initial concerns. We would always encourage people to call us if they have these types of concerns.
"However, a number of people have posted threatening messages on social media encouraging people to cause damage to the property in question.
"This is completely unacceptable and we condemn this type of behaviour in our local communities."
The spokesman said the occupant was "understandably distressed" and has taken the flag down.
A hit-and-run which left a man in hospital with life-threatening injuries and an attack on a man in a home are linked, police in Sunderland have said.
The first man, 42, was struck by a car on Seaham Road in Houghton at about 21:40 BST on Friday, Northumbria Police said. He remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition. The car was driven away from the scene.
At about 23:25 three men attacked the second man in a home on Queensway in Houghton before fleeing.
Detective Chief Inspector Lee Gosling appealed for witnesses. He said: "We are treating these incidents as linked and do believe that those involved are known to each other."
Five people have been arrested. Two of those people remain in police custody at this time, two have been released without charge and one has been released under investigation.
The Bishop of Durham has praised RNLI volunteers after a visit to the Hartlepool Lifeboat Station.
The Right Reverend Paul Butler joined the crew for a short trip on the all-weather lifeboat during a prayer walk in the town.
He said: "There is a great camaraderie of the crew and the importance of working together and caring for each other is very apparent.
"The bravery to go out in rough weather when others have returned to safety demands bravery and skill. All the volunteers need to be recognised for their contributions to the charity."
Teesside's very own Steph McGovern is back in the North East today:
Police in Newcastle dealt with 11 people suffering the affects of taking so-called "lethal highs" in the city centre.
Northumbria Police said those who had taken drugs such as Spice were in a semi-conscious state and the high number since 14:00 yesterday has prompted officers to issue a warning.
None of those dealt with are in a serious condition but five were taken to hospital as a precaution and police are investigating.
Ch Insp Mick Hall said: "Lethal highs can prove fatal and we would urge members of the public not to take them, particularly after these reports of multiple people falling unwell."
Today should be rather cloudy, cool and wet, with spells of rain soon spreading to all parts from the west.
This rain is likely to be heavy at times, keeping temperatures suppressed in the mid-teens degrees Celsius.