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- Census on 'true state' of live music
- Bridges 'not fit' for heaviest lorries
- Eight North East placed named among Britain's best
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More than 2,500 bridges in England are not fit to support the heaviest lorries, a study has found, with more than 100 of them in the North East.
The RAC Foundation discovered 2,512 council-maintained bridges are not suitable for 44 tonne vehicles.
Northumberland was among the top 10 councils with the highest number of substandard bridges - 148 out of its 964 bridges.
Middlesbrough was among the top 10 council with the highest proportion of substandard bridges - 29% or 18 of 63 bridges.
Northumberland County Council disputes the figures but says that a bridge rebuilding programme is taking place.
Permanently closing beds at a rural community hospital in Northumberland could harm patients and overload other NHS services in the region according to the conservative MP for the area, Anne Marie Trevelyan.
Speaking during a Commons debate on the planned ward closure at Rothbury Community Hospital she called for the move to be put on hold.
Ms Trevelyan says it would mean patients being cared for in other hospitals away from friends and family.
The Health Minister, Philip Dunne, says the closure is being considered because the ward is underused and that care at home is the way forward.
A controversial plan to transfer parks in Newcastle to a charity has been given support from a trust in Milton Keynes.
Newcastle Council is consulting on a plan to continue owning the city's parks and allotments while transferring their day-to-day running to an independent charity.
Philip Bowsher, from the charitable trust that runs parks there, says the arrangement means that there are no competing demands for the cash, and any income generated is ploughed back in.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: There are so many advantages having a trust dedicated to looking after the parks.
A19 Tyne And Wear northbound severe accident, between A186 and A1056 Killingworth Way.
A19 Tyne And Wear - Very slow traffic on A19 northbound in Holystone between Holystone Roundabout and the A1056 Killingworth Way junction, because of an accident earlier on.
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Motorbike riders from across the region are set to surprise a Hartlepool youngster as he gets set to undergo a life-changing operation.Copyright: Hartlepool Mail
County Durham's economy is growing and jobs growth in the county is above the national average.
It says that latest estimates show there are now more than 200,000 jobs in Durham, an increase of 4.7% between 2014 and 2015.
Sunderland's seafront loses an eye-catching landmark tomorrow.
Pullman railway carriages, which were built more than 100 years ago and once carried passengers on the Orient Express, are heading from Seaburn to a new home on the south coast.
They will be lifted onto low-loaders and taken away after Sunderland City Council could not find a North East buyer.
The carriages had been focal points for various businesses down the years, including a hotel and a tearoom.Copyright: BBC
From bustling market towns to seaside villages, we name the places where the living is easy in the North East.
South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade is to receive the Freedom of the Borough of South Tyneside.
The organisation celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.
The accolade is being awarded for the organisation's outstanding contribution to the borough saving lives through the efforts of its volunteers.Copyright: BBC
Musician and artist Kingsley Chapman launched his new exhibition which aims to address Middlesbrough stereotypes and spark a conversation about what we're proud of across Teesside.
A mixture of negative press and worn-out cliches is at the centre of the exhibition entitled "trashter-piece".
Prayers have been said for a nine-year old boy who died when he was knocked down by car.Copyright: Hartlepool Mail
It's going to be cloudy with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle across the hills at first.
Some clearer spells developing at times through the night.Copyright: BBC
The Shields Gazette
Richard Short, from South Shields, has revealed he is backing the Mariners all the way ahead of their two-legged FA Vase semi-final.