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- Updates on Monday 12 June 2017
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We will be live at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton on Thursday, where we will showcase live music every hour throughout the day.
All the artists are local and after performing on stage they will start to record a track for BBC Music Day written by local songwriter Andy Jones.
At 17:30 we will reveal the recorded song.
Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time during the day.
The remains of six deer were found inside bin bags on Waskerley Way, Weardale, on 2 June.
A further two incidents were reported in the East Hedleyhope area, where deer had been left to rot after being shot and killed by dogs.
Inspector Keith Wardle, from Consett Neighbourhood Police Team described the findings as "very disturbing" and said that they are working to identify those responsible.
New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk says his goal is to get the club promoted back to the Premier league at the first attempt.
A 57-year-old man was assaulted during a burglary at his home in Redcar.
Two people forced their way into the address in Turner Street and stole a small quantity of cash and cigarettes.
A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, but was later released.
The victim didn't require any medical treatment.
Morphine and bank cards were stolen from a property in Middlesbrough over the weekend.
The incident took place on Saturday when someone broke into an address on Prince Road between 01:00 and 08:00.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
BBC Newcastle Sport
A memorial service for the former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote will be held in Beijing tomorrow, attended by his family, friends and teammates.
Tiote's body will then be flown home to the Ivory Coast where a private ceremony will be held later this week.
Cheick Tiote died aged 30 after collapsing during training in China last week.
The world's first clinical trial of 3D printed bionic hands for child amputees starts this week in Bristol.
They are made by a South Gloucestershire company which only launched four years ago.
Tilly Lockey, from Consett, lost her hands due to meningitis and was given a prototype 3D printed bionic hand last year.
If the trial is successful the hands will become available on the NHS, bringing life-changing improvements for patients.
Any very isolated showers will soon ease, with clear spells developing.
However cloudier conditions could develop after midnight, with some rain or drizzle possible, mainly across the hills.
A man has died in a house fire in Burnopfield in County Durham, fire service officials have said.
Crews from Consett and High Handenhold tackled the blaze in the Oakfields area of the village on Saturday evening.
A Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Sadly we can confirm that a male adult died at the scene.
"A joint investigation with the police will take place."
A memorial seat dedicated to a County Durham teenager who died during a summer swim is being unveiled later.
Fourteen-year-old Cameron Gosling suffered a shock reaction after jumping into the River Wear near Bishop Auckland last summer.
Since then, his mother Fiona Gosling has been campaigning to make people aware of the dangers of cold water without acclimatising.
The memorial bench will be unveiled in the park in Crook where Cameron used to play.
Middlesbrough have officially unveiled their new manager today.
The former Leeds and Swansea boss Garry Monk was officially appointed on Friday.
Monk, who has also reported to have been approached by Sunderland, has signed a long-term deal at the Riverside.
The 38-year-old left Leeds last month after guiding the club to a seventh place finish in the Championship.
Head coach Steve Agnew, who took over from Aitor Karanka, is expected to stay on at the club.
Journalist, BBC Cumbria
Sunderland AFC will travel to St Johnstone in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 15 July, the club has announced.
This will be the third game of a pre-season trip to Scotland, which will also see games against Hibernian and Livingston.
A man who murdered a 23-year-old and dumped his body inside a wheelie bin has been sentenced to life in prison.
Paul Watkins, 36, killed Craig Eade and left his remains in a back lane in Northbourne Street, Gateshead, on 1 March.
Watkins, who pleaded guilty to murder, now faces a minimum of 18 years in prison.
More on Garry Monk's press conference.
The new Middlesbrough boss said it's his job to "restore confidence" in the club, and that promotion is the main ambition.
Monk addressed the fans, saying that they can expect the squad to play a certain quality of football, and that their priority is to win.
Middlesbrough are holding Garry Monk's first press conference as manager.
So far, the new boss has said that he "wanted the right challenge and all the boxes were ticked at Middlesbrough".
He has acknowledged Steve Gibson's "passion and desire" as a motivation to accept the job, and said he is "happy and excited to be at the club".
BBC Look North
Durham Regatta - the region's largest annual rowing competition - has attracted rowers and crowds for its 184th year.
Police say they are concerned for the safety of a 20-year-old man who has been missing since Saturday.
Lee Gibson was last seen at 11:00 in the Gresham are of Middlesbrough on a white BMX bike.
He is slim, 6ft 2in, with blonde hair shaved at the sides. He normally wears a tracksuit.
Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was the hero of England's Under-20s World Cup victory with an incredible penalty save.
A group of at least 20 voters are making an official complaint to the Cabinet Office after they were turned away from General Election polling stations in Newcastle.
They say they had registered to vote using the official government website before the deadline on 22 May and told their applications were complete.
There was no further contact to indicate any problems with their application forms.
But they were not added to the electoral register.
Newcastle City Council said the incident was "not unusual" at election time, adding that its staff worked tirelessly and processed all applications received.
The Cabinet Office said it had nothing to add to the comments made by the council.
Weather presenter, BBC Look North
It will be a dry but breezy day for many, with scattered amounts of cloud and some sunny spells.
However areas of thicker cloud could affect more western parts, perhaps leading to the odd shower or two.
Maximum temperature should get up to about 17C (63F).
Any very isolated showers will soon ease by late afternoon, with clear spells developing.
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