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Summary

  1. Latest updates on Wednesday 24 May 2017
  2. Police respond to rise in national threat level
  3. Families await news on terror attack missing
  4. Two Boro goalkeepers set to leave
  5. Lodger murdered 'over missing £21'

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That is the end of today's updates, on a day when four local people remain missing after the bomb attack at Manchester Arena.

    You can catch up on that and any other news overnight with BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North, and online.

    If you'd like to get in touch, you can do so on Twitter, Facebook, or via email.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Man recovering after Stockton stab attack

    A man has been arrested after a man was stabbed in the Norton area of Stockton.

    Police were called to Hallifield Road last night, and the 40-year-old victim was taken to hospital suffering from injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

    Officers are questioning a 37-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent, and enquiries are continuing.

    Police tape at scene
  3. Manchester attack: Northumberland County Council opens a book of condolence

    Northumberland County Council has opened a book of condolence following the terrorist attack in Manchester.

    It is available to sign at the reception area in County Hall, Morpeth.

    Book of condolence
    Image caption: Book of condolence
    Quote Message: The events in Manchester were truly shocking and I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone in Northumberland in sending our condolences to all those affected by these terrible events. We stand together with Manchester, the victims and their families. Terrorism will not win”. from Daljit Lally Deputy Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council
    Daljit LallyDeputy Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council
  4. Denayer 'regrets' role in Brussels brawl

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City defender Jason Denayer "regrets" becoming involved in a brawl outside a Brussels nightclub in which he "reacted instinctively" by kicking out at a man punching his friend

    An eight-second video of the incident - which took place on Sunday - shows the 21-year-old striking a man who is punching another man on the floor.

    Jason Denayer

    Belgium international Denayer, who has been on loan with Sunderland this season, then left the scene in his car, which had been damaged by friends of the man he kicked, according to the player's agent.

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Manchester attack: Newton Aycliffe father felt 'helpless'

    Laura Anderson is recovering from surgery to have shrapnel removed from her leg and shoulder following the explosion at the Manchester Arena.

  6. Teesside woman aims to raise awareness about forced marriage

    Nisha Joshi

    BBC broadcast journalist

    A Middlesbrough woman is speaking out to raise awareness about forced marriage, after experiencing it twice before she turned 18.

    Fay Khatri
    Image caption: Fay Khatri

    Fay Khatri - who was first married before her 13th birthday - wants people to be aware that girls in our region are at risk and that they must tell someone if they're in danger.

    You can see more about that story on BBC Look North at 18:30 tonight.

  7. Fiancee releases biker death footage

    Colin Briggs

    Look North

    Footage of the moment a County Durham biker was killed has been released by his fiancée in a bid to prevent similar tragedies.

    Radek Drzewiecki, 29, from Chester-le-Street, was on his way to work in Consett last year when he collided with a car at a junction.

    The driver of the car, a 46-year-old woman from Stanley, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and was banned from driving for 18 months.

    Radek Drzewiecki

    His partner, Magdalena, released headcam pictures as part of a campaign to encourage drivers to take extra care when pulling out of junctions.

    Bike collision footage

    She said: “A year down the line from the collision the pain is still there. It is a pain that has changed from shock to the pain of accepting life without Radek in it.

    “I miss him terribly – we did everything together, he had his whole life ahead of him. I have not only lost my future husband but my best friend and my soulmate.

    “As a driver, please look twice at junctions. Don’t be in a rush to pull out as rushing costs lives.”

  8. Durham Police respond to 'critical' security threat

    Durham Constabulary has stepped up patrols across County Durham and Darlington following the decision to raise the national security level to "critical".

    Durham Police car

    The force said there was nothing to suggest any specific threat locally, but it would "continue to review public events due to take place in our area over the coming days".

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  9. Gateshead pair still missing after Manchester attack

    Andrew Hartley

    BBC Look North

    Two people from Gateshead are still missing after the Manchester attack.

    Philip Tron, who's 32, and his partner's daughter Courtney Boyle, 19, have not yet made contact with their families.

    Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron

    Philip, who had a four-year-old daughter, is a barman at the Gateshead Arms in Low Fell. The manageress, Michelle Kane, described him as a "bubbly person who would do anything for anyone".

    Courtney is a criminology and psychology student at Leeds Beckett University. Her mother Deborah Hutchinson remains in Manchester awaiting news.

  10. Fine and dry, with plenty of sunshine

    The afternoon will remain fine and dry, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures up to 22 C (71 F). However, some cool sea breezes will develop in coastal areas.

    Weather graphic
  11. Victory parade in South Shields postponed

    South Shields Football Club has postponed its victory parade as a result of the Manchester terrorist attack.

    The club says that following the tragic events it wants to postpone its celebrations to mark Sunday's FA Vase victory at Wembley.

    Quote Message: In light of the tragic events in Manchester and devastating consequences on those affected, we believe that this is not the right time to stage a celebratory event. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of the victims of this atrocity." from South Tyneside Council and South Shields FC
    South Tyneside Council and South Shields FC
    South Shields FC Vase victory at Wembley
    Image caption: South Shields FC Vase victory at Wembley