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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    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 TeesBBC NewcastleLook North, and online.

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

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00, have a good evening.

  2. Weather: Any showers will die away

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    Through the evening any showers will die away leaving some prolonged cloud breaks allowing it to get cold enough for a touch of frost in sheltered rural areas by dawn.

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    Check the weather where you are.

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    Video caption: Stephen Cook: South Africa opener to live out County dream at Durham

    In joining Durham for part of the 2017 season, South Africa Test opener Stephen Cook is fulfilling a personal ambition.

  4. Catholic priest guilty of child sex abuse

    A former priest has been found guilty of sexually abusing a pupil at a Catholic boarding school in the 1970s.

    Father Michael Higginbottom, 74, of West Farm Road, Newcastle, denied subjecting a teenage boy to repeated sexual abuse while he was a teacher at St Joseph's College in Lancashire.

    Higginbottom was convicted of four counts of a serious sexual offence and four counts of indecent assault at Liverpool Crown Court.

    He will be sentenced on Thursday.

    Father Michael Higginbottom
  5. Watch: Funeral for Newcastle United's legendary tea lday

    The funeral of Newcastle United's "legendary" tea lady has taken place in Wallsend. 

    Kath Cassidy served at the club for more than 50 years and retired in 2015. 

    She worked on match days and saw 26 managers come through the doors at St James' Park. 

    Among the mourners were former Newcastle United captain Bob Moncur, ex-keeper Steve Harper and chief executive Lee Charnley.  

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    Video caption: Newcastle United's 'legendary' tea lady laid to rest
  6. Have you seen this man?

    A 35-year-old man from South Shields has gone missing.

    Robert Hood, from Mortimer Road, was last seen at 08:20 on Monday by his partner at their home.

    Robert sent a text to a family member at 14:10 yesterday and hasn't been heard from since, Northumbria Police said.

    Robert Hood
  7. Charity boost for disabled riders at Washington Riding Centre

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    A Wearside riding centre has been given a leg-up to help disabled people.

    Washington Riding Centre manager, Jane Cherry, TT2's Stuart Sutton and Sophie Clarke.
  8. Weardale crash victim named

    A motorcyclist who died in a collision with another motorbike in Weardale at the weekend has been named.

    Frazer Golden, 30, died in the crash on the A689 at St John's Chapel on Sunday afternoon.

    He was a former air cadet who had worked at Nissan since the age of 18.

    His family say that he will leave "a massive void in everyone's life" and that he was "Golden by name, and golden by nature".

    Frazer Golden
  9. County Durham entrepreneur and animal campaigner turns 100

    A County Durham hairdresser and lifelong animal welfare campaigner and fundraiser has celebrated her 100th birthday.

    Peggy Hardy opened her own hairdressing business in the 1930s and employed her mother, saving the family after her father had to quit work aged 26 due to illness.

    She also overcame a serious childhood illness and then beat cancer twice later in life.  

    Her birthday was celebrated at Rowlandson House Residential Home in Sunderland with family and friends earlier this week, where she was handed a telegram from the Queen.

    Peggy Hardy and her son Nick
  10. Power cut hits hundreds in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth

    About 560 properties were hit by a power cut in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth shortly after 14:00.

    Northern Powergrid says it has restored electricity to some of those affected and hopes to have everyone back online by approximately 15:45.

    You can keep up to date with the latest news on the firm's website.

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  11. Air ambulance targeted with laser beam

    The dangers of laser strikes have been raised by the chief pilot of the Great North Air Ambulance after his aircraft was targeted.

    Captain Jay Steward was flying from Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital to the charity's base at Durham Tees Valley Airport on Sunday when a green laser beam was shone into the helicopter's cabin.

    The aircraft was at about 700ft and preparing to land when the crew spotted the laser. 

    Captain Steward warned of the dangers, saying lasers could cause temporary sight loss and lead to a pilot losing control of an aircraft.

    It is believed the beam originated from near the roundabout by Tesco in Eaglescliffe.

    The aircraft after it landed
  12. Man and ferret duo continue Hadrian's Wall trek

    A man who is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall with his pet ferret is only eight miles away from Carlisle.

    Charlie Hammerton and his pet Bandit set off on the challenge to raise funds to help fight motor neurone disease, which killed Charlie's mother.

    The pair started their journey from Tyneside on Monday and it seems all the walking has taken its toll as Charlie had to buy a new pair of boots after suffering from a badly bruised and swollen ankle.The 22-year-old said: "My new walking shoes are helping and we are making good progress, lots of people are supporting us along the way."

    Bandit is keeping strong and doing well.

    Charlie and Bandit
  13. Two children 'critical' after car overturns on bridge

    Two children are in a critical condition after a car overturned in Gateshead.

    The collision happened on the northbound carriageway of the Redheugh Bridge yesterday.

    The 19-year-old female driver, 32-year-old passenger and three youngsters in the car - aged 15, 13 and 11 - were taken to hospital.

    The youngest two remain in a critical condition.

    Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward and help establish the circumstances of the incident.

    Scene of the crash on Gateshead's Redheugh Bridge
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    Severe accident: A19 County Durham southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 County Durham southbound severe accident, between A179 and Ron Perry Services.

    A19 County Durham - A19 in Dalton Piercy blocked and heavy traffic southbound between the A179 junction and Bp services, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Professional quizzer takes on Billingham's best

    This is what happened when an Eggheads and Mastermind champion came face to face with Billingham's toughest quiz master.

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  16. Body found in search for missing woman

    Police searching for missing Gateshead woman Ellen Mundell have found a body.

    Emergency services were called to the River Tyne at Newburn at about 07:40.

    Officers say they believe it to be that of the 66-year-old, who went missing from her home in Hookergate on Saturday.

    The body has not been formally identified. However, her family have been informed of the discovery.

    Ellen Mundell