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  1. Updates on Friday 1 September 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    That's all for this 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.

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

    We'll be back tomorrow on Tuesday from 08:00 - have a lovely weekend.

  2. Cruise ship brings tourists to the region

    A cruise ship carrying 2,400 passengers visited the Port of Tyne today.

    The Norwegian Jade has stopped in the region to allow travellers from 45 different nations to explore the North East.

    The tourists will get to see Newcastle City Centre, Durham Cathedral and Beamish museum amongst other attractions.

    The Norwegian Jade
  3. Woman shot in Middlesbrough park

    A 61-year-old woman was shot with a suspected air rifle in Middlesbrough.

    The incident took place on Tuesday at about 14:30 in Albert Park when the victim was walking near to the Park Road South entrance.

    She was shot in the right leg and suffered bruising.

    Police believe the driver of a grey Land Rover may have witnessed the incident and would like them to come forward.

  4. Your pictures: Sunrise in Blyth

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    Did you catch the lovely sunrise in Blyth this morning?

    Jim Jones sent us this great picture of the sun overlooking the pier:

    Blyth pier

    You too can send us your weather pictures - we'd love to see them.

    Send them over on Twitter to @BBCNewsNE, via email, or on our Facebook page.

  5. Messages of support flood in for Tempy

    A five-year-old whose conversation with a soldier went viral has been reading messages of support sent to her.

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  6. Teenager taken to hospital after being knocked down in Sunderland

    Sunderland Echo


    A 16-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Sunderland.

    Police sign
  7. Family of sex attack victim 'thankful' for sentence

    The family of a woman attacked in Middlesbrough by a man who fled to Romania says the crime "destroyed" the victim's life.

    In a statement, the 51-year-old's family said they are "thankful" Cezar Florea, 29, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

    They added: "We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Cleveland Police... for the tremendous effort they put in to convicting Cezar Florea.

    "The way they have treated our family has been above and beyond what would be expected."

  8. Man charged after victim left in street

    Callum Lees
    Image caption: Callum Lees was found collapsed in a street

    Callum Lees was stabbed in the neck after a row at a house party in Solihull.

    His alleged attacker is originally from Newcastle.

    Man charged after victim left in street

    Callum Lees

    Callum Lees was stabbed in the neck after a row at a house party in Solihull.

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  9. Weather: Cool night with clear spells

    BBC Weather

    Any showers during the evening will die away overnight, with clear spells developing.

    It will become cool, with light winds, and a few mist and fog patches forming.

    Weather graph

    Check the weather where you are.

  10. Extra delays expected in Newcastle next week

    Traffic delays are expected to increase in Newcastle's Killingworth Road next week as roadworks continue and the school rush returns.

    Commuters are advised to use public transport, as Metro services return to the area.

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  11. Man charged with murder of Guisborough teenager remanded in custody

    A man charged with the murder of a 17-year-old motorcyclist has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today.

    Philip Buckworth, 34, of Park Lane, Guisborough, will appear at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.

    The victim, Sonny Stephenson, died in a crash just after 21:15 on Bolckow Street in Guisborough on Sunday.

    Sonny Stephenson
  12. Scarecrows take over at village festival

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    A weekend of fun is coming to a County Durham village.

    Shadforth Village's Big Weekend will take place from tomorrow, with sports events, attractions and a scarecrow festival expected.

    More than 50 scarecrows will be displayed across the village.

    Village decorations
  13. Man who fled after sex attack jailed

    Stuart Whincup

    BBC Look North

    A man who fled to Romania after carrying out a violent sexual attack on Teesside has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

    Cezar Florea, 29, attacked a 51-year-old woman in the North Ormsby area of Middlesbrough as she walked to work early in the morning.

    She suffered a broken shoulder and nose in the attack.

    Cezar Florea
  14. Rugby: Full commentary on Warriors v Falcons

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Worcester Warriors make their way to Newcastle tonight for the opening fixture of their Premiership campaign.

    You can hear the whole match live on BBC Hereford & Worcester - their sports special starts at 19:00.

    Warriors v Falcons