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  1. Monday 15 May 2017

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All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from us 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.

  2. Weather: A mild evening

    BBC Weather

    It will be very mild this evening and overnight with periods of rain and fog over hills.

    This rain will be heavy in places, especially on the Pennines.

    Southwesterly winds will be brisk, locally strong and gusty over exposed areas.  

    Weather graph

    Check the weather where you are.

  3. Public asked to think twice before using NHS services

    Patients who use emergency services for minor health issues should expect a long wait, health bosses across the North East have warned.

    NHS Trusts are urging members of the public to think twice before using services due to the aftermath of the global cyber attack.

    People are being asked not to attend A&E or dial 999 unless there is a "genuine need for urgent medical help that cannot wait".

  4. Geordie Shore star quizzed on all things Geordie

    BBC Three

    Geordie Shore's James Tindale shares his thoughts on who's funnier: Geordies or Scousers.

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  5. Newcastle United announce new sponsor

    BBC Newcastle

    A Far Eastern gaming company has become Newcastle United's new sponsor, the club has announced.

    FUN88 has agreed to a three-year contract where the company's logo will feature on the team's shirt.

    Newcastle player Achraf Lazaar said "team spirit" and "respect" have been factors behind Newcastle's title-winning campaign.

  6. Elderly woman injured after bag theft

    A 79-year-old woman was taken to hospital after having her bag snatched in Gateshead yesterday.

    The victim was approached on Claremont North Avenue by a man who forced her handbag from her shoulder, before running off towards Coatsworth Road. 

    She was left shaken and suffering from minor injuries.

    The offender is described as between 23-24 years old, about 5ft 9ins tall and of thin build, with short hair.

    Claremont North Avenue
  7. Watch: Boy fighting Leukaemia finds out he will meet his heroes

    A 12-year-old wrestling fan from Darlington who is fighting Leukaemia got to meet two of his favourite WWE Superstars.

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  8. Hartlepool council warns against taxi touts

    Revellers in Harltepool have been warned to be on their guard against unlicensed taxis touting for business.

    It follows a number of reports that cars were offering lifts for a fixed fee in the town centre on Friday and Saturday night.

    The council said anyone travelling in such vehicles could be putting themselves at risk as they would not be insured to carry passengers.

  9. Charlie Hunnam reveals his acting debut

    Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam started acting right here in the North East - who'd have thought it? 

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  10. Two injured following A171 crash

    Two drivers were injured in a crash in Middlesbrough on Saturday.

    A Volvo and a Renault Clio were involved in the collision on the A171 at the Flatts Lane/Nunthorpe junction.

    The 78-year-old driver of the Volvo suffered internal injuries and a fractured wrist, while the 19-year-old driving the Clio was treated for what have been described as minor injuries.

  11. Red sky in the morning ....

    A beautiful start to the week in Whitley Bay this morning, with a red sunrise greeting St Mary's Lighthouse.

    However, with rain across the whole region, it looks like the weather is living up to the old saying: "Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning".

    St Mary's Lighthouse

    But no matter the forecast, we always want to see your pictures of the North East. You can send them on TwitterFacebook, or via email.  

  12. Video content

    Video caption: David Moyes agrees with Alan Shearer's Sunderland tirade

    Sunderland manager David Moyes says he agrees with Alan Shearer's comments that his players were "pathetic and disgraceful" against Swansea at the weekend.

  13. Yellow lines plan to combat Hartlepool parking problems

    Hartlepool Mail


    Double yellow lines are to set be introduced in a residential road in an effort by highway chiefs to stop vehicles parking on the pavement.

    Trentbrooke Avenue Hartlepool
  14. Watch: Spennymoor Cadets set to create training area

    These Army Cadets are trying to develop their own outdoor space, to avoid having to train on the streets.

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  15. Street closed after pedestrian hit by car

    A woman has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a car in Darlington.

    Part of Crown Street has now been cordoned off following the incident at 10:55.

    We'll bring you more information as we get it.