That's all from BBC Local Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday. John Brookmyre just about captured this double-rainbow in Saltburn earlier today.
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If you missed my chat with Basil, Sybil and Manuel, you can listen again on iPlayer in the Live Content section and listen from 2:50:00.Copyright: BBC
I had fun trying to explain that the "news was coming next", but he was asking me what's new and old?
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Staying rather cloudy overnight with isolated showers persisting in coastal areas. Some mist or fog patches are likely to develop, with hill fog patches becoming more widespread.Copyright: BBC
Minimum temperature: 5C (41F). Check the forecast near you.
A child sex offender was beaten with baseball bats after two vigilantes put up a £1,000 reward on Facebook for information on his secret address, a court heard.
The Darlington arm of Durham Police tweets: Van driver has been driving for 21yrs without a licence & without being stopped! Van seized & driver 2 court! #3586
The location of a base for four emergency services has been criticised by residents of a County Durham town.Copyright: Google
The "quad station" would be used by the fire service, police, ambulances and mountain rescue team.
Initial plans were for the £3.7m development to be built on the site of Barnard Castle Fire Station but concerns about traffic problems have been raised with Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.
The A696 in Kirkharle, Northumberland, is closed and there's queuing traffic in both directions near the B6342 junction because of an accident. A diversion is in operation.
There's also slow traffic and there's one lane closed on the A1 Western bypass northbound in Seaton Burn at Seaton Burn roundabout because of a two-vehicle accident.
BBC Look North
Remember pet day at school, where you took your hamster into the classroom to show your friends?Copyright: BBC
Ten-year-old Alessia Calzini wanted to bring her pet Frosty, into St Godric's Primary School in Durham.
However, the head teacher was slightly concerned, because Frosty is a five-year-old reindeer. I'll have more on this story on BBC Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.
A complaint about a Teesside judge who spared a domestic abuser jail is being taken to the judiciary's ombudsman.
In September, Judge George Moorhouse gave Anthony Bruce a 12-month suspended sentence for an attack on his wife by biting and using a knife.
Three North East police and crime commissioners (PCCs) have written to the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman to complain.
The BBC has contacted Judge Moorhouse but has not yet received a comment.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will be fit for Saturday's match against Leicester despite returning early from international duty, manager Gus Poyet says.Copyright: Getty Images
The 27-year-old Scotland international returned to Wearside after undergoing a scan on the ankle he damaged in Friday night's 1-0 Euro 2016 victory over the Republic of Ireland.
Police investigating three thefts of alcohol in Wallsend, Newcastle, have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to who may be able to help with inquiries.Copyright: Northumbria Police
Two took place on High Street West and the other theft took place on Station Road.
The offences took place between 26 September and 20 October. Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call police on 101.
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Gateshead FC manager Gary Mills says he expects James Brown to now play part-time and says he's thinking about becoming a driving instructor.
If you fancy a meal with a difference get yourself down to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle this week - for the Faulty Towers Dining Experience.Copyright: BBC
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A 32-year-old man has been charged with wounding and possessing a blade after a man was struck in the side of the neck while his back was turned, Northumbria Police says.
He will appear before magistrates later.
A man approached a passenger in a vehicle parked in the Tesco Express petrol station forecourt in Silksworth Lane and asked him for a light at 17:45 on Monday and was stabbed when he turned to speak to people in the car.
Resurfacing works on the A1 have been planned to take place northbound and southbound between Earsdon and Burgham in Northumberland.
The work will take place overnight between 20:00 and 06:00 between 24 November and 20 December.
The southbound carriageway between Hitchcroft junction and Felton North junction will be closed during the day and night, with drivers in contraflow on the northbound carriageway.
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Northumbria Police is only one of 12 forces to still have a mounted police section.
A new report reveals the number of police horses has been cut by a quarter since 2012.
The study - commissioned by the Association of Chief Police Officers - says Northumbria should keep hold of its section and it suggests people trust police officers more if they're on horseback.
There was a drop in the number of new cases of HIV in the North East last year.
The latest statistics show 90 new diagnoses were made, compared to 147 in 2012.
Public Health England says more than 1,500 people were being treated for the condition in the North East in 2013. That's about 50 more than the year before.
Hundreds of bottles of counterfeit alcohol have been found across the North East.
Durham County Council is testing some fake vodka - discovered after raids on two properties in Consett - to see if it's harmful.
Trading Standards says tests carried out on similar counterfeit drinks across the country found some contained industrial solvents.
A drama group will step back in time to help deliver important messages about diabetes at an awareness-raising event in Hartlepool this weekend.
BBC Look North
They're known criminals making up to £200 a day from begging on the street. That's the claim from Middlesbrough Council after it promised to drive them out of the town.Copyright: BBC
It's now issued court orders and Asbos in attempt to clear the streets. But one charity has accused the council of picking on the vulnerable. I'll have more on this story on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.
It will be rather cloudy at times this afternoon with a scattering of showers, these mainly along the coast. However, a few bright or sunny intervals will develop further inland.Copyright: BBC
Maximum temperature: 10C (50F). Check the forecast near you.
A 14-year-old girl's been treated in hospital after being assaulted by a group of girls in a park in Northumberland.
It happened at on Monday evening in Astley Park in Seaton Delaval - the teenager was taken to hospital with a bruised face.
A 14-year-old and 16-year-old were arrested on suspicion of assault.
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Whitley Bay overcame a spirited Alnwick side to reach the semi-finals of the Northumberland Senior Cup on Tuesday night as a ten-goal thriller was finally settled in extra time.
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A man has been arrested after another man was left with serious face injuries after an attack in Stockton.
The 45-year-old was approached by a man who fractured his cheekbone, eye injury and cuts. A 21-year-old was arrested and bailed.
Young patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital are set to benefit from new pain distraction equipment thanks to a donation of £2,000.
The Children's Foundation was awarded the cash from the 2014 Lloyds Bank Community Fund following a public vote.
The equipment includes interactive software, which allows children to control images using their senses to distract and comfort them during treatment.
The freight train, operated by DB Schenker, came off the rails at West Sleekburn in Northumberland but nobody was injured, the company said.
What does the future hold for the town for Darlington? Coming up from 09:00 on BBC Tees the leader of the council Bill Dixon will be in the hot seat.
I'll be asking him about the town's regeneration plans, and where the axe will fall as the council tries to make another £14m worth of cuts.
Organisers of the Great North Run said next year's event will be unaffected by Bupa's decision to stop sponsoring the half marathon.Copyright: PA
The private health firm has supported the event for the past 22 years but now said September's run was its last.
Nova International, organisers of the event, thanked Bupa for their years of support. Bupa has withdrawn its sponsorship of all the events in the Great Run Series.
It's claimed more than 1,000 North East families are at risk of losing their home between now and Christmas.
That's 28 households each day who could be out on the streets. Homeless charity Shelter says nearly 2,800 people in our region phoned their helpline in the last year.
That's a rise of nearly 30% compared to two years ago.
The Homelessness minister Kris Hopkins says since 2010, the Government has delivered more than 200,000 affordable homes across England, with plans for more investment.
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After a misty start with some patchy fog on the hills, most parts will see a rather cloudy day with a scattering of showers, mainly around the coast.Copyright: BBC
However, a few bright or sunny intervals will develop further inland.
Maximum temperature: 10C (50F). Check the forecast near you.