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Carolyn Farthing-Dunn sent us this lovely photo of seals near Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Islands, chilling as the sun went down.
We hope you have a lovely evening - we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.Copyright: Carolyn Farthing-Dunn
A motorcyclist is said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital after a crash involving a lorry.
The man in his 30s suffered leg, pelvis and chest injuries in the crash in Gateshead at about 10:00.Copyright: Great North Air Ambulance
He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the North East Ambulance Service.
The Great North Air Ambulance was also in attendance with some of the service's paramedics accompanying the man to hospital.
Sunderland-born T20 Blast captain Paul Coughlin (pictured) has rejected a contract extension and will leave Durham County Cricket Club at the end of the 2017 season, chairman Sir Ian Botham has confirmed.
The 24-year-old made his debut for the club in 2012 after coming through the county's academy system.
He has played for Durham across all three formats, despite back injuries limiting his opportunities.Copyright: Getty Images
Sir Ian said: "Despite offering Paul - a player we have nurtured through our academy system and someone we hold in extremely high regard - a very competitive contract extension, our devoted support during periods of injury, continuous development and leadership opportunities; the player has chosen to leave Durham.
"I respect Paul's right to move clubs and understand that players at certain times in their careers may want to move on.
"However; it's without question that our Second Division status, points penalties and difficult financial situation has created an opportunity for rival counties and intermediaries to unsettle players with promises of First Division cricket, greater England opportunities and immediate financial reward.
"It concerns me that the current arrangements within cricket do not reward counties that invest in academies and produce exciting young English players."
Northumbria Police recorded 758 complaints from members of the public in 2016-17, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The watchdog said that was a 6% increase on the previous year, with 49% of cases investigated by the force and 30% dealt with through "local resolution".
Nationally, 34,103 complaints were recorded over the 12-month period - slightly lower than the previous year's 34,247 - and the IPCC says forces in England and Wales "remain inconsistent in their approach to complaints made by the public".Copyright: Northumbria Police
BBC Look North
It was a real family occasion – the sort Mike Neville would have loved.
His own family was there, of course: Pam, his devoted wife of almost 55 years; daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Geoff, along with the grandchildren who were such a huge and important part of his life.
His TV family was there, too: Colleagues from more than half a century of broadcasting. Colleagues who invariably became friends.
It was a career which began and ended at ITV Tyne Tees, with three unforgettable decades in between as Look North’s main anchorman at the BBC.
Viewers might think of the two channels as rivals, but there are too many shared experiences and stories for that to exist at a local level.
And so many of us – for both sides - were lucky enough to have had the pleasure of working with the best in the business.
He left the church to the strains of folk singer Jez Lowe, with his song: “Mike Neville said it (so it must be true).”
It made us smile. Mike would have loved that, too.
Sunderland Central Labour MP Julie Elliott has called on rail bosses to fast track the building of a new train station for the city.
Ms Elliott described the city centre station as "tired" and offering a "poor welcome" to visitors.
In a letter to the chief executive of Network Rail, which owns and runs the site, she has asked for an urgent meeting to discuss the future of the station.Copyright: PA
Platforms underwent a multimillion-pound revamp in 2010, but is still without public toilets or a car park.
Ms Elliott said: "So many exciting things are happening in Sunderland right now and we need and deserve a station that is fit for purpose.
"£1.3bn is to be invested in the local economy in the coming years. In 10 months time we welcome the world famous Tall Ships Race and Sunderland has also been shortlisted in the prestigious UK City of Culture 2021 competition.
"By contrast, our railway station looks tired, offers a poor welcome to the city and doesn't even have a public toilet.
"It needs redeveloping urgently if we are to maximise both investment and the benefits of investment in Sunderland."
Network Rail said it would comment after considering Ms Elliott's letter.
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Extra trains will be run by the Tyne and Wear Metro on Saturday for Sunderland's game against Cardiff City.
Those are the words of sprint gold medallist Darren Campbell, who has been helping BBC Get Inspired in the search for the Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero for 2017.
Here's more from Darren...
The award recognises the amazing work that volunteers do in grassroots sport and fitness around the UK.
Last year, Marcellus Baz from Nottingham scooped the award for his work as a community boxing coach. Could it be someone from your region this year?
The Christian Raddich has been confirmed as attending the 2021 TallShips event in Sunderland.
Body cameras will continue to be trialled by Tyne and Wear firefighters to help prosecute those who attack them.
Firefighters from Washington were targeted twice in one week earlier this month and last year there were 54 attacks in the Tyne and Wear area.
The service's Keith Carruthers said: "It's very early stages - it's been a couple of months at selected stations.
"Ultimately, we're piloting the concept and then we'll look to roll it out across the service."
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Music from Mark Knopfler's soundtrack to the film Local Hero is played at the funeral of Mike Neville.
Going Home played as his coffin entered the building.
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Residents close to the church in Whickham where Mike Neville's funeral is being held are paying their own tributes to the broadcaster.
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Family, friends and former colleagues of North East TV broadcasting legend Mike Neville have started to arrive for his funeral in Whickham.
The funeral of North East broadcasting legend Mike Neville takes place at 14:00.
Former colleagues from the BBC and ITV will be at his service in Whickham, Gateshead.