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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Well, it's time for us to wrap up today's live page.

    You can stay in touch with the latest news throughout the night on BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North, and online.

    If you'd like to get in touch or share your North East pictures with us, you can do so on Twitter, Facebook, or via email.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Gas main repair prompts traffic delay warning

    Drivers are being warned of likely delays because of gas main repairs in the Kingston Park area of Newcastle.

    Temporary traffic lights have been installed while the five-day scheme to repair the main on Belvedere Park Way takes place.

    Nigel Chambers, customer operations manager at Northern Gas Networks said: "The safety of members of the public is our first priority and we would like to thank customers for bearing with us while we carry out this essential repair work.

    "We know that no-one likes roadworks and we are working closely with the Highways Authority to minimise any disruption to customers."

  3. Man arrested over damage to school

    A man has been charged over a burglary at a school in Gateshead.

    The attack took place late on the evening of 9 October when someone forced their way into Heworth Grange Comprehensive School.

    Window broken

    Windows were smashed, the interior was vandalised and a generator was damaged which left the school without power, heating or lighting.

    It was forced to close for three days.

    The 25-year-old has been summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

  4. Man charged over Washington fire

    Detectives investigating a house fire in Washington a month ago have charged a man.

    There were three people inside the property in Bamburgh Close at the time of the blaze, but all managed to escape unhurt.

    A 36-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has now been charged with arson.

    Northumbria Police said it was continuing to appeal for information about the incident at 01:30 BST on 21 September.

  5. Bridge offers 'unique experience' of Middlesbrough by moonlight

    Teesside's famous Transporter Bridge is opening up for night-time tours.

    Visitors will be taken via the recently-installed glass lift to the 160ft high walkway, where they can enjoy a unique view of the area by night.

    There will also be the chance to watch archival footage, learn more about Teesside's industrial history, and explore the mechanisms of the Bridge in the Winding House Viewing Area.

    The tours are part of the this year's Discover Middlesbrough Festival, starting on Friday.

    Night time view of Middlesbrough
    Quote Message: Discover Middlesbrough has become a popular fixture on the town's calendar, and it is fantastic that the community will be able to enjoy the ascending the Transporter Bridge by moonlight as part of this special event." from Councillor Mick Thompson Middlesbrough Council's executive member for culture and communities
    Councillor Mick ThompsonMiddlesbrough Council's executive member for culture and communities
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A68 County Durham both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A68 County Durham both ways severe disruption, between A1 and Burtree Lane.

    A68 County Durham - A68 in Darlington closed in both directions between the A1(M) J58 Burtree junction and the Burtree Lane junction, because of resurfacing work and resurfacing work during the night. Between 22:00 and 6:00 until 6:00 on 29th October

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

  7. Man sought over indecent behaviour in park

    Police are hunting a man thought to be responsible for two incidents of indecent behaviour in Newcastle.

    Officers first received a report at about 19.30 on 27 August, after a man made inappropriate comments to a group of people in Central Park in Gosforth.

    Indecent behaviour suspect

    He then left the area, but a short time later on the same evening he made further comments to another group in the park.

    Detectives have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

  8. Council repeats data leak apology

    Simon Armstrong

    BBC News

    Newcastle City Council has repeated its apology after mistakenly sending out confidential information about adopted children and their new parents.

    The council emailed information about 2,437 individuals to 77 people in June as part of an invitation to an annual summer party.

    The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating and can levy a fine of up to £500,000.

    Newcastle City Council declined to comment on whether it intends to pay compensation to all 2,743 people affected or only to individuals who launch legal action.

    A spokesman said: "We apologise again for any distress caused by this human error. The Information Commissioner's investigation is continuing and we are co-operating fully."

  9. Owls found in castle latrine

    Duncan Leatherdale

    BBC News Online

    Workmen carrying out a major restoration of a castle discovered a family of barn owls living in an old latrine chute.

    A 20m exlcusion zone has been set up at Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland to protect the pair of adults and four chicks.

    Adult owl

    Matthew Oates, nature specialist at the National Trust, said: “We need to allow nature to move in where it chooses, and give it the time and space it needs."

    The castle is undergoing a £3m restoration including reparation of deteriorating stonework and re-waterproofing windows. It will be closed to the public until spring 2018.

    Owl Chicks
  10. Fire crews attend 16 false alarms

    Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have attended 16 fire alerts in the past 24 hours, all of which were false alarms.

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    Video caption: Cancer Research UK campaigner on opting for melons

    A woman hopes getting people to swap pumpkins for melons this Halloween will raise awareness of breast cancer.

  12. Parent angry over adopted child information leak

    Simon Armstrong

    BBC News

    One of the adoptive parents who is taking legal action against Newcastle City Council over a leak of children's private information said he is "angry and astonished" by the breach.

    Names, addresses and birthdates of youngsters were included in a spreadsheet wrongly attached to an invitation to an annual summer party hosted by the authority.

    Anonymous person

    He said details including his daughter's new surname, date of birth and address were sent out.

    He said: "It's the number one concern that adoptive parents have - that their child's information is sent out to the whole world.

    "The fear is that the birth family get to know that sensitive information and they come and take her back. It's still in the back of your mind constantly."