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  1. By Steve Marshall

    BBC Sport

    Marcus Tavernier

    Middlesbrough climb to fifth in the Championship with victory over managerless Sunderland, who remain bottom of the table.

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  2. By Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    Bournemouth's players celebrate scoring the winner against Newcastle

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says Steve Cook's injury-time winner against Newcastle could be a "key turning point in our season" after the Cherries move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

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  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from us here for this week - thank you for joining us.

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

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

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

    Have a good weekend.

  4. 'We have to make sure we are good enough to stay up'

    Newcastle v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle in ninth spot then ahead of a home match with struggling Bournemouth but a modest message from Rafa benitez, who says: We have to be competitive and make sure we are good enough to stay up. Then we can continue to build from that."

    Bournemouth, in their third Premier League campaign, were an impressive ninth last season but are one place off the bottom after only two wins this term.

    However, Benitez says: "These teams know the Premier League now. They have a clear idea to stay in the Premier League as a target. They have a good manager and a dangerous on the counter attack."

  5. 'Nobody was expecting we would be in the top 10'

    Newcastle v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle returned to the Premier League this term as Championship winners and are currently ninth - five points outside the top four - after four wins and four defeats.

    Rafa Benitez says: "I have told the players something they already know - we have to have perspective. Nobody was expecting we would be in the top 10.

    "We are much better than people were expecting. It could be better, but it could be worse. We have to improve the team every week.”

  6. Millions to be invested in the North East coastline

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    How do you fancy taking a "snorkel safari" on the North East coast?

    The coastline and communities of South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool have been awarded a major new grant from the Heritage Lottery fund.

    The £5m Seascape scheme will deliver more than 30 coastal projects over the next six years.

    Not only will access to beaches be improved, but there'll also be virtual reality wreck diving.

  7. Former Byker Grove star to take to the ice

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    Former Byker Grove star Donna Air is the latest celebrity to be announced as a contestant on Dancing On Ice.

    Donna Air in Byker Grove

    She joins rugby player Max Evans, Buck Fizz singer Cheryl Baker and Love Island's Kem Cetinay.

    This isn't Donna's first stint into reality television, as she has taken part in Splash! and Masterchef.

  8. Pigeongrove nears completion

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    Skinningrove's pigeon fancying community will be honoured at the town's bonfire and fireworks display.

    The pigeon bonfire

    Pigeons have been part of Skinningrove like for more than 170 years, with fancying still playing a big part in local life.

    The structure will be set alight after a fireworks display at 19:00 tomorrow.

  9. Slump in apprenticeship numbers

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    There's been a fall in the number of people starting apprenticeships.

    There's been a drop of 61% in the first three months since a new apprenticeship levy was introduced in April.

    Business leaders in the BBC Tees region say that action must be taken to address the reduction.

    You can find out more on this week's BBC Sunday Politics, this Sunday from 11:00 on BBC One.

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  10. Merino ruled out for Magpies

    Newcastle v Bournemouth (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)

    Newcastle United

    Up to Newcastle now and Rafa Benitez says midfielder Mikel Merino will miss tomorrow's game against the Cherries.

    "He will be out for at least a couple of weeks," Benitez says. "We will wait to see how he is with his lower back."

    On the subject of defender Paul Dummett, who has not played since the opening game of the season, Benitez addds: "He is training but not with the team yet. He is getting closer."

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  11. Concern grows for missing schoolboy

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    Police are trying to trace missing 13-year-old Danny Ramsdale.

    Danny Ramsdale

    Danny went missing on Monday 23 October. He is believed to be in the Dormanstown or Redcar area.

    He was last seen wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black and blue Berghaus coat.

  12. 'Kink in rail' causes train delays

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    If you're travelling between Darlington and Newcastle there will be delays of up to an hour and cancellations due to a kink in the rail.

    A number of train companies have been affected by the kink, including CrossCountry, Transpennine and Virgin Trains.

    Tickets are being accepted on Northern, ScotRail, Virgin Trains East and West Coast services.

  13. Trial date set for man accused of murdering teenager

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    A man will face trial next year accused of murdering a teenager in Guisborough.

    Sonny Stephenson

    Matthew Buckworth, 34, is accused of murdering 17-year-old Sonny Stephenson in an incident in Bolckow Street in August.

    A provisional trial date has been set for 21 May.

  14. Mum who lost son in drink-drive crash makes plea to young motorists

    A County Durham mum whose son died in a car driven by someone over the drink-drive limit is urging young motorists to think before getting into a vehicle when they have been drinking.

    Anita Thompson will attend a special service this weekend at Durham Cathedral for road crash victims organised by the charity RoadPeace North East.

    Her son, Nick Davidson (pictured), died in August 2014 when the car he was in crashed into a tree and burst into flames off Westwick Road, between Barnard Castle and Whorton.

    Nick Davidson
  15. Talks aimed avoiding further rail strike

    BBC Look North

    North East and Cumbria

    Talks will be held today between Northern Rail and the RMT union in an attempt to avoid strike action planned for next week.

    Staff are due to walk out next Wednesday in a dispute over plans for driver-only operated train doors.

    If the strike goes ahead, it will be the 11th day of industrial action on Northern Rail this year.

    Rail companies have said this means the guard's role will change, but some workers believe safety procedures would be compromised. If you're wondering what a train guard does, click here.

    RMT strike manners pose with a banner reading "This strike is about safety"