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  1. Updates on Monday 19 June 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

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

    To keep up with what's happening overnight, head to BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North, and online.

    You can share your weather photos with us, just like Alison Leddy from Blyth did.

    She sent us this gorgeous photo of a field of poppies in Ponteland.

    Field of poppies

    You can tweet your photos to @BBCNewsNE, email them, or contact us via our Facebook page.

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

  2. Weather: Colder and cloudier tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Any showers will die away through the evening leaving a dry night, though with a good deal of cloud spreading down from the north.

    Tomorrow should be dry but with more cloud around compared to previous days and fewer bright or sunny intervals.

    Temperatures well down on those of today.

    Weather graph

    Check the weather where you are.

  3. Petrol bomb thrown at South Shields bar

    A petrol bomb and a brick were thrown through the window of a bar in South Shields last night.

    The Prosecco Lounge bar on King George Road was empty at the time, but police say the bar owners are "quite shaken by this unprovoked incident".

    The incident is being classed as arson by Northumbria Police. Minor damage was caused and nobody was hurt.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A167(M) Tyne And Wear both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A167(M) Tyne And Wear both ways severe disruption, at A1058.

    A167(M) Tyne And Wear - A167(M) in Newcastle Upon Tyne exit slip road partially blocked and queuing traffic at A1058, because of a broken down car.

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

  5. Penshaw Monument to be lit up after Finsbury Park attack

    Penshaw Monument will be lit up in the colours of the union jack tonight after the terror attack near a London mosque.

    The monument will turn red, white and blue following the attack last night in which a man drove a van into worshippers close to Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park

    Penshaw Monument

    Councillor Paul Watson, said "For every act of terror designed to create hate and division over the last few weeks we have seen countless acts of kindness and compassion."

    It is this determination to show we are united against hatred and terror that reflects the true spirit of people in this country."

    The Magistrates Court building in Keel Square will also light up and the flag is flying at half mast at Sunderland Civic Centre.

  6. Jimmy Prout's brother: 'Wouldn't have seen it in the worst horror film'

    Two people have been found guilty of murdering Jimmy Prout who was found dead on wasteland after suffering months of abuse.

    After the verdicts, Mr Prout's brother Eddie Prout said: "The things they've done to my brother you wouldn't have even seen in the worst horror films or your worst nightmare.

    "There's not a word horrible enough to describe the people who did that to my brother.

    "I hope they rot in hell. I don't want them to die, I just want them to suffer the way we are, suffer every single day and have nightmares like I do."

    Eddie Prout
  7. Former Newcastle United player Albert Franks dies

    The former NUFC player Albert Franks has passed away, the club has announced.

    Franks played for Newcastle as a half-back in the 1950s, making 75 appearances and scoring four goals in total.

    He joined the Magpies in 1953 and stayed for seven years before moving to Rangers in 1960.

    The Boldon-born player died at the age of 81 on Sunday.

  8. When school science gets 'real'

    Modern science produces so much data that scientists can't cope with it all - so why not enlist schoolchildren to help?

    Nearing the end of their school careers, sixth formers at The King's Academy in Middlesbrough have been chosen to showcase their experiments on the possibility of mimicking the way plants use sunlight to make hydrogen fuel from water at this summer's Royal Society Summer Exhibition in London.

    Nazmin Akhtar

    They hope their work on artificial photosynthesis, in conjunction with Teesside University, could pave the way for a new method of producing hydrogen gas to run cars and fuel cells.

    For the last few months the teenagers have spent Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons synthesising chemicals at the university laboratories, working with equipment their school could never afford.

  9. Sex attacker gave young victims legal highs before carrying out sickening acts in his caravan

    Sunderland Echo


    A pervert gave legal highs to vulnerable teens then carried out sex attacks once the victims were rendered 'insensible' in his caravan.

  10. Power cut in Seaham

    A fault with an underground cable caused a power cut for almost 5,000 Northern Powergrid customers in Seaham.

    Power has been restored to 451 customers already and engineers are working to fix the fault.

    Power should fully return by 22:00 tonight, the company said.

  11. Your photos: Dogs enjoying the sun

    These doggies certainly enjoyed the sunshine in Druridge Bay at the weekend!

    Have you got any photos you'd like to share with us? You can tweet them to @BBCNewsNE, email them, or contact us via our Facebook page.

    Dogs at Druridge Bay
  12. Video:The vicar, the imam and their life behind bars

    "We're not here to convert you, don't worry," prison chaplain Matthew Tetley tells inmates at HMP Durham.

    He and his colleague, imam Syed Ahmed, explain how they help prisoners cope with life inside.

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    Video caption: The vicar, the imam and their life behind bars
  13. How warm is it where you are?

    Are you feeling the heat? Are you struggling to cope?

    Well, who can blame you, because it turns out here in the North East we are experiencing pretty much the same heat as in cities like Rome and New York.

    Not quite as warm as in Cairo however, where it's currently 36C - 10 degrees higher than in Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

    Click here to compare your location's temperature to others around the world.

    Whitley Bay
  14. Emergency services under one roof

    BBC Tees

    A new building in Barnard Castle is the first in the country to house all four emergency services under one roof.

    Fire, ambulance, police and the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue team will share the building on Wilson Street.

    Quote Message: In a rural area like this, this is a great project for keeping neighbourhood teams on the ground and familiar with local people." from Kevin Tuck Neighbourhood Inspector for Teesdale, Weardale and Crook
    Kevin TuckNeighbourhood Inspector for Teesdale, Weardale and Crook
  15. Jimmy Prout suffered 'abhorrent' abuse at hands of his 'friends'

    The pair found guilty of the murder of Jimmy Prout, and the two women who allowed his death, were "the sort of friends nobody would ever want", police have said.

    He was repeatedly attacked and the violence included having his teeth knocked out and a testicle sliced off, which he was then forced to eat.

    Det Ch Insp Andy Fairlamb from Northumbria Police, who led the investigation said: "What they have done is appalling, abhorrent, in all my years of investigating homicides I have never seen levels of abuse of this nature before.

    "Jimmy was subject to weeks of abuse at the hands of these individuals, he suffered horrendous injuries from a variety of assaults over a number of weeks resulting in his death."

    Clockwise from top left: Zaman Zahid; Ann Corbett; Kay Rayworth; Myra Wood
  16. Jimmy Prout murder: Zaman 'terrorised' co-accused

    Zahid Zaman, 43, and 26-year-old Ann Corbett (pictured below) will be sentenced on 27 June after being convicted of the murder of Jimmy Prout.

    Zahid Zaman and Ann Corbett

    Myra Wood, 50, and Kay Rayworth, 56, (pictured below) were cleared of murder but convicted of causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult, and will be sentenced on the same date.

    Myra Wood and Kay Rayworth

    Wheelchair-user Zaman was said to be the leader of the group, and was described as "vengeful and controlling".

    During the trial the three women all claimed to be scared of him, saying he "terrorised them".

    Wood told the court that on one occasion he forced her to drink his urine.

  17. CCTV footage showed Jimmy Prout's worsening condition

    Prior to his death, Jimmy Prout was subjected to a number of what police described as serious assaults of a vile and degrading nature.

    This resulted in his health, both physical and emotional, deteriorating in the last weeks of his life.

    CCTV footage from 5 February showed him staggering as he was being pushed along the street by Ann Corbett.

    A day later he could be seen being dragged along by Kay Rayworth, with Corbett carrying his bag.

    CCTV footage
    Quote Message: Before the end of 2015 Jimmy would have been a normal guy going about his normal day-to-day business but the evidence from CCTV, mostly captured from Zaman's house, is that Jimmy's health deteriorated greatly. You can see the change in him." from Det Ch Insp Andy Fairlamb Northumbria Police
    Det Ch Insp Andy FairlambNorthumbria Police