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  1. Updates on Friday 24 March 2017
  2. North East tributes after London attack

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  1. Through the day: BBC North East Live

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    That's all from us for today - thank you for joining us.

    You can still catch up with the latest news throughout the night on  BBC Tees ,   BBC Newcastle ,   Look North   and online.

    If you'd like to get in touch or share your North East pictures with us, you can do so on   Twitter ,   Facebook , or via   email at  .

    We'll be back on Monday 08:00, have a good weekend. 

  2. Warning after man was so drunk on cider he lost legs in bonfire ordeal

    Sunderland Echo


    A homeless man who fell in a campfire while drinking cheap white cider had to have both legs amputated, a police officer campaigning about alcohol has said.

    Person drinking cider
  3. Ben Gibson: Middlesbrough defender gets England call-up

    BBC Sport

    Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has been called up to the England squad for the first time.

    The 24-year-old will join up with Gareth Southgate's squad for Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley.

    The centre-back has been drafted in following an injury to Chris Smalling.

    Ben Gibson
  4. Weather: A cold night with a touch of frost

    BBC Weather

    Clear skies and light winds will lead to a cold night, with a touch of frost in places.

    Some patchy mist or fog could also develop by dawn.

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    Check the weather where you are.

  5. Man left with serious eye injury after bus stop attack

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    A 19-year-old man was been left with a serious injury after being assaulted at a bus stop in Norton.

    The victim and a friend were approached by a group of youths which, resulted in the victim being punched in the face and head.

    The attack took place on Saturday, 11 March in Billingham Road and police are appealing for witnesses. 

    Bus stop in Billingham Road
  6. Man jumps to safety as quad bike mounts kerb

    An elderly man had to jump out of the way of a quad bike which drove towards him in Cramlington.

    The bike mounted the kerb and headed towards the 63-year-old in Kinloss Square on 16 March.

    The pedestrian was shaken but otherwise uninjured.

    The quad bike is described as a dark, green mini-quad.  

  7. Bradley 'excited' to be leading out England

    Bradley Lowery's mum Gemma tells  BBC radio 5 live  her son was "buzzing" to hear the news he will be a mascot alongside his hero and "best mate" Jermain Defoe.

    The five-year-old Sunderland fan, who has terminal cancer neuroblastoma, will lead out England against Lithuania at Wembley.

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    Video caption: Bradley Lowery's mum Gemma on her son's friendship with Jermain Defoe
  8. Appeal over concerns of driver 'taking child'

    Concerns of a domestic incident have been raised after a woman was heard saying that a driver had taken a child.

    The car in question had been seen driving off towards St James' Park football ground in Newcastle at about 17:15 yesterday leaving the woman behind standing in the street.

    Police believe that the incident, which took place in Morden Street, Newcastle, was domestic-related and that those involved knew each.

    Officers are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.