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  1. Updates on Monday 17 July 2017

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  2. BreakingMajor data breach at Newcastle City Council revealed

    A worker at Newcastle City Council accidentally revealed the personal details of 2,743 parents and children involved in adoption, it has emerged.

    On 15 June, an employee in the adoption team attached an internal spreadsheet to emails inviting adoptive parents to the council's annual adoption summer party.

    The email and attachment were sent to 77 people.

    The spreadsheet contained personal details of 2,743 people, including current and former adoptees and parents and social workers who had been involved with the families.

    The spreadsheet included personal information such as names, addresses and birthdays of adopted children.

    A council statement said it has contacted all the affected people and notified regulators. A helpline has been set up at 0191 211 5562.

    Quote Message: I am truly sorry for the distress caused to all those affected.
    Quote Message: This breach appears to have been caused by human error and a failure to follow established procedures.
    Quote Message: We are conducting a thorough review of our processes to identify what changes we can make to ensure that this never happens again." from Ewen Weir Director of people
    Ewen WeirDirector of people
  3. Cleveland Police launch knife surrender

    A police force is holding a knife surrender after hundreds of assaults, eight attempted murders and nearly 100 robberies were carried out using sharp weapons.

    Cleveland Police said people could hand in such weapons "without fear of prosecution".


    A similar scheme two months ago collected 172 knives and sharp objects

    Supt Dave Sutherland said they "could be deadly if they are in the wrong hands".

  4. Man honoured for fire bravery

    A man from Whitley Bay has been honoured for his bravery after rescuing a pensioner from a burning building.

    Paul Jarvis, 63, entered a house on fire and found the 84-year-old occupant in a "confused and disorientated" state on 16 June.

    Paul led the pensioner out of the property to safety and to receive medical treatment for smoke and burns to his left leg.

    Paul pictured with Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther and Watch Manager for the area, Matt Currie.

    He also looked after his dog for a time until it was safe for the occupant to return to his home.

    Chair of Tyne and Wear Fire Authority, Tom Wright, praised Mr Jarvis saying that he risked his own life to save someone else's.

  5. Britt Assombalonga undergoes Boro medical

    BBC Tees

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    Nottingham Forrest striker Britt Assombalonga is undergoing a medical at Middlesbrough, BBC Tees Sport understands

    Assombalonga scored 14 goals in 32 appearances for Forrest last season as they avoided relegation from the Championship by goal difference alone.

    The deal to bring the 24-year-old to the club is not yet complete.

    Britt Assombalonga
  6. Weather: Sunshine to last through evening

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A fine end to the day with late sunshine, leading into a dry and clear night.

    Feeling a little muggy in city areas with light winds, but cooler in rural parts.

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    Check the weather where you are.

  7. Man arrested over Heaton murder

    A man has been arrested over a murder in Newcastle.

    Steven Coulter, 59, was found dead on Thursday at an address in Heaton Hall Road after being stabbed.

    Police have now arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

    It is believed the victim could have died a number of days before he was found, and so detectives want to speak to anyone who may have seen Steven on the weekend of 8 July.

    Steven Coulter
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    Video caption: South Shields MMA fighter makes UFC promotional debut

    "UFC is like the Premier League of the fighting game, so it's a once in a lifetime opportunity."

  9. Victims of MH17 disaster remembered three years on

    Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, nearly 2,000 relatives gathered today to unveil a "living memorial" to their loved ones.

    Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were among 298 people who died when the Boeing 777 came down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

    A total of 298 trees have been planted in the shape of a green ribbon, one for each of the victims who died on board the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

    Liam and John are trees 223 and 224.

    The names of all the 298 passengers and crew killed in the disaster were read out by their emotional families, and the Dutch royals and others laid flowers.

    Our reporter is there:

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  10. What can tennis do for you?


    Have you been inspired by the tennis you've seen at Wimbledon over the past two weeks?

    Why not see what the power of what getting into tennis can do.....

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    Video caption: 'Tennis saved my life'

    And if you want to find out about how to get into tennis yourself, take a look at the BBC Get Inspired guide

  11. Cleveland telephone tax scam attempts double

    Calls from con artists pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs have more than doubled, a police force has said.

    Scammers claim taxes are owed and the victim will be taken to court, or that police are on their way to arrest them, Cleveland Police said.


    They say payment with music vouchers will stop the legal action and can be "very persuasive and forceful".

    There have been 43 cases so far this year, compared with 19 in the same period last year, the force said.

  12. Lynx return plan submitted

    The Lynx UK Trust want to introduce six lynx into Kielder Forest but the plans are opposed by sheep farmers.

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    Video caption: Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK?