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  1. Updates on Tuesday 16 December 2014

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  1. Good evening

    Lloyd Watson

    BBC News

    That's all from BBC Local Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday. Take a look at today's coverage of the Hartlepool Bombardment including: An audio slideshow, Hartlepool then and now and our live page.

    Officers and men in charge of the Hartlepool Batteries

    And you can send your pictures by email to northeast.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet @BBCNewsNE and we may feature them on BBC Local Live tomorrow.

  2. On tonight's BBC Look North

    Peter Harris

    Look North

    It was the first time in British history that civilians were bombarded in their own homes by foreign forces.

    The Bombardment of Hartlepool by the German navy on 16 December 1914 began at 08:00.

    Man walking near a bench

    More than 1,000 shells from three German warships rained down on the town for 45 minutes. I'll be looking back on the day's events in Hartlepool on BBC Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.

  3. Bombardment memorial unveiled

    A Hartlepool Bombardment memorial has been unveiled on the town's headland.

    Hartlepool museums manager Mark Simmons said the bombardment was significant because it led to the death of the first British soldier and first British civilian on home soil during World War One as a result of enemy action and because of coastal defences being used.

    Sue Snowdon and Stephen Akers-Belcher

    The Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon (left) unveiled the new memorial with the ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher.

  4. School closure as car park floods

    Hartlepool's Fens Primary School on Mowbray Road will remain closed until the new year, the council says.

    Although the buildings themselves are not affected, the school was unable to open this morning due to major overnight flooding of its car park. It is due to reopen on 5 January.

  5. Woman banned from every ground

    Stuart Whincup

    BBC Look North

    A Middlesbrough fan who ripped up pages of the Koran has become the first woman in the region to be banned from every football ground in England and Wales.

    Julie Phillips, 51, ripped up the pages of the Islamic holy book during Middlesbrough's game away at Birmingham City last December.

    The police said Phillips, who had already received a lifetime ban from Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, had caused or contributed to numerous other acts of disorder. The judge at Teesside Magistrates' Court told her the banning order will last for three years.

  6. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 17:00 include:

    • BBC Tees: Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Stockton yesterday evening which left a 22-year-old motorcyclist in a critical condition.
    • BBC Newcastle: Jon Harle and Anne Leuchars have a round-up of the day's news.
  7. Employee pays tribute to former manager

    Clare Haddon from Whitley Bay has paid tribute to her former manager Tori Johnson, who was killed in the armed siege in Australia.

    Claire had been travelling and worked in the Lindt café last year, where the siege took place.

    Clare Haddon

    She said: "When anyone passes away, they're always described as a friendly and lovely person, but in Tori's case that is 100% true. He was a great guy, I really enjoyed working for him so it was really sad that he was one of the victims."

  8. Hartlepool taken over by TMH

    Hartlepool United have been taken over by TMH 2014 Limited after chairman Ken Hodcroft and his Increased Oil Recovery firm sold their controlling stake.

    IOR were in control of Pools from 1997, with their high point reaching the League One play-off final in 2005.

    Hartlepool united

    Hartlepool are currently bottom of the Football League and without a manager. "Peter Harris of TMH has taken over as chairman with Ken Hodcroft leaving the board and Russ Green retained as chief executive," a club statement read.

  9. Painting depicts bombardment

    Hartlepool-born James Clark produced this oil on canvas of the bombardment just weeks after the attack in 1915.

    The Bombardment of the Hartlepools shows a young girl being taken to safety by a local fisherman as soldiers from the Heugh Battery defend the town.

    The Bombardment of the Hartlepools (16 December 1914)

    See more of our coverage of the Hartlepool Bombardment including: An audio slideshow, Hartlepool then and now, and our live page.

  10. Person hit by train

    Northern Rail tweets: CANCELLED: Due to a person hit by a train 16:55 #Saltburn to #Darlington due 17:49 is cancelled

  11. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 16:00 include:

  12. Poem written by students

    As part of the World War One At Home project, 80 hours of audio was discovered at Teesside Archives. It was recorded in the 1980s with people who were teenagers at the time of the Hartlepool Bombardment giving their first-hand accounts.

    Pupils from Dyke House School, in Hartlepool, listened to the audio and with the help of performance poet Kate Fox produced a poem.

    They thought about what it was like for teenagers 100 years ago who were on their way to school when the bombardment started. Listen to the poem here.

  13. Takeover and new boss for Hartlepool?

    BBC Tees

    Hartlepool United are in advanced takeover talks and former Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore is close to becoming manager, BBC Tees Sport has learned.

    Paul Murray was sacked after 44 days in charge following the FA Cup loss to Blyth, with Pools bottom of League Two.

    Ronnie Moore

    Moore, 61, has been out of work since Tranmere terminated his contract in April after he admitted breaking Football Association betting rules.

    The potential takeover is believed to involve boxing promoter Dennis Hobson.

  14. Relatives of victims speak

    Lee Johnson

    BBC Tees

    Shortly on BBC Tees we've got James Gillman, the grandson of the first civilian to die on British soil during World War One.

    James Gillman
  15. Sunshine will turn hazy

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a rather cold but dry end the afternoon. The sunshine will turn hazy later as high level cloud spreads in from the west.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 6C (43F). Check the forecast near you.

  16. Deer death officers to face hearing

    Simon Armstrong

    BBC News

    Two Durham police firearms officers who allegedly beat an injured deer to death with a crowbar in June will face a gross misconduct hearing before the end of the year.

    The two men, Andrew Pittilla and Brian Clewlow, had been sent to destroy the animal after it was hit by a vehicle in Tanfield Lea, County Durham, but claims surfaced afterwards that instead of using their firearms to kill the animal, they bludgeoned it to death.

    A file had been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) but it decided the officers would not be charged with any criminal offence.

  17. Murder investigation continues

    The investigation into the murder of a man accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl is still active two years on, police have said.

    John Roberts, 32, was found dead at his home in Winlaton, Gateshead, on 16 December 2012. Nine people have been arrested and released without charge.

    John Roberts

    Mr Roberts, a football badge seller, had been facing an abduction charge. Northumbria Police has spoken to more than 5,000 people and says it will not stop looking for those responsible.

  18. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 13:00 include:

    • BBC Tees: Exactly 100 years ago, World War One arrived on the North East coastline with the bombardment of Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough.
    • BBC Newcastle: Two years on from an unsolved murder in Gateshead, police are once again appealing for information to help the inquiry.
  19. 'More than 1,000 shells fired'

    Peter Harris

    Look North

    Hartlepool's today marking the moment exactly 100 years ago it was bombarded in World War One.

    For 45 minutes, the town became the target for three German vessels which between them fired more than 1,000 shells. The seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough were also attacked.

    Peter Harris in Hartlepool

    About 500 were seriously injured and 130 lost their lives. I'll have more on this story on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One, or follow our live page here.

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  21. Man stabbed in Hartlepool

    Hartlepool Mail

    A man was stabbed in the back after a robbery in a pub car park. The 19-year-old victim was driving his white Audi A3 car, with two male passengers, when he pulled into the car park of The Saxon pub, in Easington Road, Hartlepool.

  22. Deaths 'potentially not reported'

    Kristie Kinghorn

    BBC News Online

    Hartlepool Borough Council museums manager Mark Simmons has spent the last two years researching to find the true number of those who died in Hartlepool during the bombardment, after discovering there were discrepancies in the accounts.

    He trawled through documents including coroner and newspaper reports and found 114 civilians, nine soldiers and seven sailors died on the actual day, although he is sure that will not be the final figure.

    Mark Simmons

    Mr Simmons said: "I know that it will never end. There are potentially people who were never reported." Find out more about the bombardment.

  23. Shop thief wore gas mask

    A man wielding a dark-coloured baseball bat and wearing a gas mask has stolen hundreds of pounds from a shop in Peterlee.

    Staff were left shaken at the McColls shop in Fulwell Road as the man threatened staff and stole £400 at about 22:30 last night.

    Man with baseball bat

    A Durham Constabulary spokesman said: "The jacket worn by this male looks like a Superdry jacket with a green logo on the rear shoulder and green trim on the hood. If you have any information or recognise this person please call Durham police on 101."

  24. Mail dedicates front page to bombardment

    Hartlepool Mail

    Here's the front page of today's Hartlepool Mail:

    Hartlepool Mail front page
  25. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 11:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: Police are questioning a man who was arrested last night on suspicion of murder in Sunderland.
    • BBC Tees: Exactly 100 years ago, World War One arrived on the North East coastline with the bombardment of Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough.
  26. Armed robbers steal money

    Two robbers armed with a hammer and wearing scarves over their faces have stolen money in North Tyneside.

    The men threatened a security guard at the Nationwide building society in High Street East in Wallsend at about 19:30 last night, before making off towards Woodbine Terrace.

    The guard was left uninjured but shaken. Police are appealing for witnesses.

  27. UK showing for North East panto

    A performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which has been filmed in the North East will be screened to hospital bedsides for free to 170,000 patients across 180 NHS hospitals across Britain.

    Snow White cast

    The show was filmed at Newcastle's Theatre Royal and will be shown on the 23 December.

    The screenings are the brainchild of one of the theatre's trustees, Howard Tait, who said: "I have always been passionate about bringing children from hospital to see the panto and seeing their faces light up just made me want to extend this magic to those children who are too sick to leave their beds."

  28. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 10:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: Police are questioning a man who was arrested last night on suspicion of murder in Sunderland.
    • BBC Tees: Exactly 100 years ago, World War One arrived on the North East coastline with the bombardment of Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough.
  29. Beverley Knight to play Sage

    Helen Richardson

    BBC Newcastle News Editor

    The Sage Gateshead is celebrating it's 10th birthday this week. Officially it's tomorrow - but to mark the milestone they're having six days of events.

    Tonight, the singer Beverley Knight will kick things off - when she takes to the stage with 100 students from 9 schools around our region for a special gig.

    The Sage

    Beverley said: "Because it's purpose built the sound is absolutely fantastic. Every time I play in the North East, I play in the Sage, so this is a bit of a home-coming."

  30. Paying respects to victims

    Peter Harris

    Look North

    I'm in Hartlepool and dozens of people have arrived to pay their respects to the victims of the German bombardment 100 years ago. More than 100 civilians died.

    People paying respects in Hartlepool

    See our live page and our feature which looks at Hartlepool then and now.

  31. Remembering the bombardment

    Kristie Kinghorn

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage of the Hartlepool Bombardment is getting reaction on social media.

    Suzie Lennox tweets: 100yrs ago tdy my Gt grandmother had her 21st birthday the same day #Hartlepool was bombed #ww1athome

    Man holding shell fragments

    See the live page and watch an audio slideshow of people's memories.

  32. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

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  35. Murder investigation: Man arrested

    A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder in Sunderland.

    The body of 51-year-old David Wilson was found by police and paramedics on Southwick Road, where he lived, on Sunday. A 34-year-old has been held.

    Officers are investigating if it has anything to do with an alleged mugging which was reported earlier that morning at the Post Office cash machine in Southwick Green. They want to speak to anyone who used the ATM between 03:00 and 04:00 on Sunday.

  36. Traffic building in usual areas

    The traffic is building up on Borough Road in both directions at the Linthorpe Road junction.

    The Swing Bridge in Newcastle is busy but moving outbound between the Quayside junction and the Pipewellgate junction. More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

  37. Cold and dry this morning

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Rather cold and largely dry with some sunny spells in the morning, and just a few isolated showers possible. The sunshine will turn hazy late in the afternoon as cloud spreads in from the west.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 6C (43F). Check the forecast near you.

  38. Hartlepool Bombardment

    Kristie Kinghorn

    BBC News Online

    On the morning of 16 December 1914, towns on the coast of north-east England were targeted by German ships. Scarborough and Hartlepool were the first hit with Whitby about an hour later.

    They were the first places on mainland Britain to be attacked during World War One.

    Heugh Gun Battery volunteer Gerry Rafell at the memorial in Hartlepool

    One hundred years later, BBC News revisits the events of the day in Hartlepool with pictures and through the words of those who were there. We also look at what effect the bombardment had on the town, what it means for those living there now and how the town will mark it. Follow our page with live updates here.

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    Lloyd Watson

    BBC News

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