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Scores of people join the search for Durham student Euan Coulthard.
Also tonight, claims that rural communities are losing bus services because of cuts in subsidies and Monte Carlo - upon Tyne? Find out why Newcastle's being named the Monte Carlo of the North.
Join me at 18:30 on BBC One for these and all our other stories.
Cold and largely clear overnight, leading to a widespread frost. There is a chance of isolated snow showers arriving from the west on the breeze, mainly affecting the Pennines and giving slight accumulations and a risk of icy patches locally.
Minimum Temperature: -4C (25F)
Newcastle won at Rodney Parade when the two sides met in round two last October.
A wall art specialist is looking to use six gable ends to graphically show scenes from Sunderland's history.
Frank Styles's work will focus on Hendon and the stories behind the scenes will be supplied online by writer James Whitman.
Middlesbrough won the teams' earlier meeting this season 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium in September and have only lost one of the last 11 meetings in all competitions.
However, Huddersfield are unbeaten in their last three games in the Championship, winning the last two.
A scheme to help young people at risk of being sexually groomed has been launched in Shildon.
As part of the Shildon Alive project volunteers will be trained to talk to teenagers about problems or concerns they might have and offer them support and advice.
Community development worker Paula Nelson says: "Individuals and children need to feel safe and I think they come into a community hub like ourselves, with local residents who care, local men and women who all care about where they live, and they do feel safe."
Match of the Day commentator
The Black Cats face Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Sunderland's new signing Jermain Defoe will make his debut against his former club pending international clearance.Sunderland could certainly do with a lift after winning only one of the last 11 league games, albeit the derby against Newcastle, and Defoe could make the difference for them between now and the end of the season.
Tottenham's record against Sunderland in recent times is good. They haven't lost to them for five years and won last season's encounter 5-1 at the Lane.
The top local headlines at 17:00 include:
The closure of level crossing barriers at West Dyke Road in Redcar every time there are high winds is cutting off residents and "killing to the town", says Redcar and Cleveland councillor Mark Hannon.
Network Rail said it was aware of the "frustrations" closing the gates caused local people but said high winds affected the crossing gates, which had to be closed "in order to keep train services running and the public safe".
But it said it realised the situation cannot continue as it is and was "developing short and long-term solutions as a priority".
BBC Match of the Day commentator
Newcastle take on Southampton at St James' Park on Saturday.John Carver has been taking baby steps as caretaker manager at Newcastle, the club of his boyhood dreams. But he has no control over the future and the club will remain in a state of flux until the new boss is named.
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson says: "If Newcastle could play for 90 minutes like they did for 35 minutes against Chelsea last weekend, I would be tipping them to win. But they are too inconsistent."
When the teams last met in September, Southampton won 4-0.
The top local headlines at 16:00 include:
Cleveland Police said it was the first force in the country to apply for a sex offender to be tagged.
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless said the ruling should "ensure public confidence knowing that Cleveland Police do everything within their powers to pursue registered sex offenders".
Sunderland City Council is warning budget cuts will leave it unable to carry out its statutory services.
About £40m needs to be saved during the next financial year, on top of £170m already cut over the last five years.
Deputy council leader Henry Trueman said: "It's very worrying when protecting front-line services is no longer possible."
A Middlesbrough mother says she and her three boys have watched the Disney film Frozen more than 500 times, up to five times a day.
Leigh Dryden, 26, said her sons Owen, four, Corey, two and Jay, one, "really enjoy the singing and the music", even though she had thought it was a "girl's film".
Ms Dryden is keen to make clear the boys do not sit in front of the television for hours on end and do also play, colour and go for days out.
A cyclist who died in a crash with a bus in Washington has been named as Les Turnbull from Sulgrave.The crash happened on Barmston Way, near Peel Retail Park, at about 07:40 on Thursday.
Mr Turnbull, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses.
A Middlesbrough woman is appealing for whoever shot her in the back with an air rifle to contact police.
Lisa Saunders from Netherfields says she needs to know whether it was an accident or deliberate aftershe was injured while walking along Ladgate Lane on 7 January.
"Every bang I hear I'm jumping," she said. "Could it have been mistaken identity, was it meant for me? Your mind does crazy things to you and it's just non stop."
Durham University law student Euan Coulthard was last seen just after midnight on Wednesday leaving the Love Shack nightclub.
As part of the search by Durham Police, they have released footage of him walking across Framwellgate Bridge late on Wednesday.
Friend Lee Murray, 18, from Gateshead, described his fellow St Mary's College student as a "lovely lad".
The top local headlines at 14:00 include:
The 32-year-old previously played alongside and then under Sunderland manager Gus Poyet in a coaching capacity in the first of two spells at Tottenham.
Poyet said: "His exceptional goal-scoring record speaks for itself."
The morning wintry showers should quickly clear this afternoon leaving it cold but largely dry and bright. Some further sleet or snow showers are likely again later mainly towards the west, with further accumulations on the hills.
Maximum Temperature: 3C (37F)
A major search is under way for a Durham University student missing on a night out, people have been told not to visit one of our hospitals unless it's essential, to avoid the spread of the winter vomiting bug Norovirus.
There are claims that some rural communities are cut off after bus subsidies are slashed and Monte Carlo - upon Tyne? Find out why Newcastle's being named the Monte Carlo of the North.
Join me on BBC One at 13:30.
He has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Black Cats.
Striker Jozy Altidore moves back to the MLS where he started his career, signing for Toronto FC as part of the deal.
The top local headlines at 13:00 include:
Former Newcastle forwardDavid Ginola has announced his intention to stand for the FIFA presidency.
The 47-year-old will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the top job in world football.
Ginola will need the backing of at least five national associations and will have to demonstrate active involvement in football administration for at least two of the last five years.
An 82-year-old pedestrian has died almost a month after being hit by a car in Crook, County Durham.
Mary Braithwaite, from Laurel Gardens, had been at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary since being taken there with a suspected broken nose and rib fracture.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the Ford Mondeo prior to the incident on 20 December to contact them.
It's the end of an era asthe last stand comes down at Middlesbrough's Clairville Stadium.
The 51-year-old stadium's closure is making way for the new £18m Middlesbrough Sports Village, off Marton Road.
A sex offender who poses a "danger" to prostitutes can be forced to wear a monitoring tag so police are alerted if he goes into red light areas, senior judges have ruled.
Paul Richards, thought to be from Middlesbrough, had been ordered to wear the device by Teesside magistrates but argued that sexual offences legislation did not authorise tagging in such circumstances.
Three appeal judges dismissed the 48-year-old's challenge at a hearing in London.
The Shields Gazette
A former TV and radio presenter has announced he will be standing as an independent candidate in the election for Middlesbrough mayor.
Dave Roberts - previously Boro commentator for TFM and Century Radio - said he had "reached agreement" with Fox International Channels, for whom he is vice president in Singapore, to start campaigning.
The other candidates so far are:
A search is under way for Euan Coulthard, a law student at St Mary's College, who was last seen just after midnight on Wednesday leaving the Love Shack nightclub.
The 19-year-old, from Nottingham, has not responded to texts, or social media messages, which friends have described as completely out of character.
The draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends one nurse for every four cubicles.
But it said for major trauma or cardiac arrest patients, there needed to be two nurses for each patient.