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  1. Updates on Friday 21 July 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    That's us all done for the week - thank you for joining us.

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

    If you're going to the Sunderland Airshow, make sure you send us your pictures, we'd love to see them.

    The Red Arrows in Sunderland last year

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

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00.

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    Video caption: Toby Flood: Newcastle Falcons playing style excites returning fly-half

    Newcastle Falcons fly-half Toby Flood says the rugby played last season tempted him into a return from Toulouse.

  3. Fourteen arrested for slavery offences

    Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with modern-day slavery offences in Newcastle.

    A regional operation into human trafficking and slavery started on Monday, and as a result saw the 14 arrested at addresses across the West End of the city.

    Northumbria Police Det Insp Sally MacDonald said their priority is the safety of victims, and praised the forces involved in the investigation.

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    Video caption: Gosforth school lollipop patrol saved by fundraisers

    A school crossing patrol is saved after the community raised £5,000 to prevent council cutbacks.

  5. Nuclear police uniform stolen with car

    BBC Newcastle

    A car containing police equipment has been stolen in Sunderland.

    The Vauxhall Corsa was taken after the keys were stolen during a burglary in Woodside between midnight and 01:00 BST on 20 July.

    Inside the car was a Civil Nuclear Constabulary police uniform including a hi-viz police jacket, police cap, helmet, respirator and back pack.

    Northumbria Police is appealing for information.

  6. How do you avoid holiday traffic jams?

    Are you about to embark on your summer holidays but worry you may be caught in a traffic jam?

    These tips might help you reach your destination more quickly.

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    Video caption: How do you avoid holiday traffic jams?
  7. Sunderland International Airshow set to get off to a flier as display planes take to the skies

    Sunderland Echo

    Newspaper

    The stage is set for the Sunderland International Airshow after the skies were tested by display planes this morning.

    Counr John Kelly, with deputy leader Harry Trueman
  8. Weather: Rain in the morning

    BBC Weather

    Dry this evening with some late sunshine.

    Thickening cloud and showery outbreaks of rain will spread from the southwest during the early hours of Saturday.

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    Check the weather where you are.

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    Video caption: Aiden McGeady: Sunderland winger grateful to Simon Grayson input

    Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady says linking up with Simon Grayson at Preston last season revived his love of playing.

  10. Ice cream van 'attacked by arsonist'

    BBC Newcastle

    An ice cream van and another car were destoryed by a fire which police believe was started deliberately.

    A third car was also damaged by the blaze in Wardley in Gateshead at about 04:30 a week ago today.

    The vehicles were parked at an address off the A184 between the A19 and Leam Lane.

    Northumbria Police say they are treating it as arson and are appealing for witnesses, especially in relation to a Vauxhall Vectra seen in the area shortly before the fire.

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    Video caption: Newcastle Pride host Miss Rory's make-up transformation

    The transformation of Dan into drag queen Miss Rory.

  12. New Hartlepool MP promises to fight for constituents

    Labour's new Hartlepool MP Mike Hill told the Commons yesterday he knows how difficult it is for students facing debt as a result of tuition fees.

    He paid tribute to previous Hartlepool MPs in his maiden speech, including Peter Mandelson, who he thanks for helping to regenerate the town - and, he jokes, for flying the flag for that little known northern delicacy guacamole.

    Mike Hill

    And he remembered his predecessor Iain Wright, and his work as chair of the Business Committee.

    As usual, he paid tribute to his constituents and their humour, remembering their voting for a monkey mascot as mayor. He said he is in the Commons to support public services and the NHS.

    Fighting the austerity agenda is his priority, he said, as well as working for an improvement in mental health services. He referenced his union roots and the Co-operative movement.

  13. Bradley Lowery's family set to start foundation

    Bradley Lowery's family have submitted an application to start a foundation in his name.

    In a Facebook status, the family have vowed the foundation will help anyone suffering from neuroblastoma "who needs to raise funds for medical treatments or equipment not available on the NHS".

    Bradley Lowery

    The statement also thanks people for their support after Bradley's death.

    The grounds outside Sunderland's Stadium of Light have become a shrine to the youngster:

    Shirts outside the Stadium of Light
  14. Have you seen this man?

    Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen 23-year-old Adam Jobson from Northumberland.

    Adam, from Howick near Alnwick, was last seen by his family on Tuesday and has since been spotted in the Newcastle City Centre area.

    He is 6ft and of thin build.

    Adam Jobson