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Summary

  1. Thursday 18 May 2017
  2. Arrest after armed stand-off ends
  3. Road partially reopens after water main burst
  4. Corbyn to attend miner's gala
  5. Redcar man missing on holiday

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By Ana Guerra-Moore

All times stated are UK

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  2. Public thanked for 'patience' during seige

    Durham Police has thanked people in Burnopfield for their "patience and co-operation" during a 24-hour stand-off.

    A cordon was put in place around Lintz Terrace, after a man barricaded himself into a property, and at one point petrol bombs were thrown.

    Specially-trained negotiators were brought in, but when the man continued to refuse to leave, officers made their way into the property.

    A 47-year-old man is currently being questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill and criminal damage.

    Armed police in Burnopfield
  3. Volunteers still needed for Saltburn world record attempt

    An attempt to break a world record will take place in Saltburn tomorrow - and volunteers are still needed.

    The World's Largest Waltz has been organised by Age UK Teesside, and more than 1,000 people are expected to take part.

    However, the current record is held by Bosnia, where 3,200 people danced together in 2007.

    The waltz will last 5 minutes and starts at 14:00.

  4. Weather: A dry and clear evening

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Any lingering showers soon dying out to leave a dry and clear evening for most.

    Turning cloudier from the south later but feeling chilly under any prolonged clear spells.

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  5. Elderly man seriously injured in collision

    An elderly man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision in Corbridge.

    The incident, involving an Audi Estate car and a Range Rover, happened on Aydon Road at about 09:10.

    Northumbria Police said the injured man was the driver of the Audi, and no one else was hurt.

    Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the force.

  6. Local team to compete in European Champions Trophy

    Leven AFC, from Yarm, could face world-class teams, if they can come up with the funding for the trip.

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  7. Fire-hit Hartlepool school gets boost from energy company

    Hartlepool Mail

    Newspaper

    A fundraising drive to help a primary school devastated by a fire has smashed its target thanks to a thriving Hartlepool business.

    Company director Phill Moore to Becky's mum Julie and brother Mark
  8. Jeremy Corbyn to attend Durham Miners' Gala

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will attend the Durham Miners' Gala on 8 July, organisers have confirmed.

    He has appeared at the event several times - both as a backbench MP and Labour leader - however organisers say they hope this one will be "as prime minister".

    Alan Cummings, secretary of the Durham Miners' Association, said members believe Labour's manifesto is "the best in generations".

    Two women wearing Jeremy Corbyn masks as they walked with their union banner
  9. £30,000 worth of cannabis found in Middlesbrough

    An estimated £30,000 worth of cannabis has been seized by police in Middlesbrough.

    The contraband was found inside a garage on Marsh Road, after members of the public alerted officers.

    A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis, but has since been released with no bail conditions.

  10. Road partially re-opens after water main burst

    One lane has been re-opened in Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle, after a water pipe burst yesterday.

    Traffic management remains in place and repairs will be ongoing until Sunday.

    Debris on the road

    Northumbrian Water said: "The repair being carried out will remove the need to return at a later date to install a permanent surface.

    "We are very sorry for the continued inconvenience to customers and commuters and thank them for their patience and understanding."

  11. Rosemary sales surge during exam season

    A High Street health food chain says it has had to order extra stocks of rosemary after research by Northumbria University claimed its scent could improve the memory of students revising for exams.

    Holland & Barrett says there has been a 187% increase in sales of the essential oil.

    The study showed pupils in a room scented with rosemary performed better in memory tests - supporting a traditional link between rosemary and memory.

    Rosemary
  12. Redcar man, 65, goes missing in Benidorm

    Police have appealed for information after a Redcar man failed to return from a holiday in Spain.

    Donald Cheetham, 65, was due to fly home from Benidorm on 12 May, but was not on the flight.

    His belongings were later found in his hotel room, and no sightings of him have been reported.

    Cleveland Police is assisting his family, which is also in contact with the authorities in Spain.

    Donald Cheetham
  13. Your Pictures: Sunny Throckley

    The weather is lovely in Throckley today, and in many other parts of the North East too.

    We have been sent this gorgeous picture by Dave Appleby.

    Throckley in the sun

    Have you got any weather pictures you'd like to share with us? You can send them on Twitter, Facebook, or via email.

  14. Man arrested after 24-hour seige ends

    A man has been arrested following a 24-hour stand-off with police.

    Negotiations got under way after the man barricaded himself into the house in Lintz Terrace, Burnopfield, yesterday.

    During the stand-off there were reports that explosive projectiles were thrown at officers.

    Durham Police has now said a man has been arrested for threats to kill and criminal damage.

    Police in Lintz Terrace
  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A182 Tyne And Wear northbound

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    A182 Tyne And Wear northbound severe accident, at A1231 Sunderland Highway.

    A182 Tyne And Wear - A182 Washington Highway in Washington blocked and heavy traffic northbound at the A1231 Sunderland Highway junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Diversion in operation - via - Castle Road and the A1231 Eastbound to rejoin the A182.

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