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  1. Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium

    Joe Ralls and Callum Paterson celebrate the latter's opener against Sunderland

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium

    Cardiff City end a four-match Championship losing run as they thrash Chris Coleman's bottom side Sunderland.

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  3. Victim of an road rage attack fled scene in fear

    The victim of an alleged road rage attack has told the BBC how she fled the scene.

    It happened on the A171 Westbound close to Scaling Dam yesterday morning at about 07:10.

    The woman, in her early 50s, had stopped at temporary traffic lights when a 4x4 type vehicle crashed into the back of her Honda Civic.

    She explained what happened:

    "I saw him coming out of his car very calmly, I thought he was just going to exchange details, so I wound my window down.

    "He came close to my door and he started hitting my car with this bat and calling me names, swearing a lot, he said 'you cut me up'.

    "He kept hitting the car and calling me names, he then got the bat inside the car, I thought, 'he's going to hit me, going to hit my face', so I got hold of the bat, used my body weight, pushed it out and I knew that I just had to flee, so I went through the red light and I fled from the scene."

    The victim was unharmed but she said it left her shaken:

    "I don't know how I'm going to react to going to work on my own, as I reflect now, I think that he just saw a woman as an easy target, and it really was terrifying, I don't want anyone else to go through, what I've been through."

  4. Man smashed windscreen of woman in A171 road rage attack

    A man smashed the windscreen of a woman's car in a road rage attack on the A171, police say.

    Scaling Dam

    The incident happened just after 07:00 yesterday morning near Scaling Dam reservoir, when a woman in her early 50s, driving a black Honda Civic stopped at red temporary traffic lights.

    The driver of a 4x4 type vehicle crashed into the back of the Honda, the man then got out of the vehicle and approached the victim's car carrying a thin rubber bat with a white tip.

    He approached the woman's car and began shouting and swearing before hitting the car repeatedly with the bat, causing the windscreen to smash.

    The man then drove off in the direction of Guisborough on the A171.

    He is described as a white male of thin build, aged in his 40s and wearing an orange jacket.

  5. Fog on the... Wear?

    Fog on the... no it's not the Tyne, this morning it was on the Wear.

    Thank you to Ian Maggiore for sending this in.

    If you have any snaps of weird and wonderful weather across our region you can tweet them to @BBCNewsNE, email them or contact us via our Facebook page.

    Fog on the wear
  6. Eleven weeks of road closures for Tyneside water network upgrade

    Road closures are in place from Monday as part of Northumbria Water's Tyneside upgrade.

    Some £6m is being invested into improving the water network.

    Great North Road junction for Clayton Road

    Great North Road and Clayton Road in Newcastle will be closed for 11 weeks from to April 27.

    This work builds on the £60m cleaning programme completed in 2016, and is part of a two-year scheme which started in July to improve flexibility within the water network.

    A spokesman said: "We are sorry for the inconvenience and disruption this work will cause residents, businesses and commuters and we thank them for their patience while we carry out this essential works."

  7. 'Difficult decision' for police chief

    Mike Veale

    Wiltshire Police has confirmed Chief Constable Mike Veale has accepted the transfer to Cleveland Police, subject to approval.

    Quote Message: It has been a very difficult decision to make, after serving here in Wiltshire for 13 years and the wider West Country for almost 34 years. However, I feel it is the right time for a new challenge and it is for that reason that I plan to make this move. I would like to publicly thank my officers and staff for their unwavering support for me during my tenure as Wiltshire Police chief constable. from Mike Veale Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police
    Mike VealeChief Constable, Wiltshire Police
  8. Sunderland manager talks ahead of Cardiff City Game

    New Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has been speaking to the BBC about his feelings ahead of returning to Wales this weekend.

    Chris Coleman

    The Black Cats will travel to the Cardiff City Stadium for their latest clash in the championship.

    It's the first time back to Wales for Mr Coleman who left his role of Wales national manager before being appointed to Sunderland in November.

    Sunderland were knocked out of the FA last Saturday with a 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough, and currently sit at the bottom of the league.

    Chris Coleman's last game at Cardiff Stadium was a 1-0 defeat to Ireland in the World Cup Qualifiers but he still has good memories there:

    "Some of the best memories of my life have been in that stadium, and I've got to make sure it's another good memory for me tomorrow when we're leaving.

    All that stuff that's happened to me with Wales, I'll park that up tomorrow, it's just all about Sunderland against Cardiff getting the points coming away with something positive, so that's all I'll be focused on tomorrow."

  9. Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner names his candidate for Chief Constable

    Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has revealed his preferred candidate to become Chief Constable.

    Mike Veale, the current Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, has been named on the shortlist.

    Chief Constable Mike Veale

    It comes after Iain Spittal stepped down from the role at the end of December after joining the force in 2013.

    The proposal will now go before the Cleveland Police and Crime Panel which meets on 23 January to decide whether to confirm the appointment.

  10. Durham Police officer pleads not guilty to string of sex offences

    A Durham Police officer has appeared in court charged with a number of sexual offences and pleaded not guilty.

    Mohammed Perwaze, 45, from Hury, is accused of 19 offences, including four counts of rapes, five of indecent assault, three counts of actual bodily harm and controlling behaviour.

    He appeared in Durham Crown Court and entered a not guilty plea to all of the offences.

  11. Hundreds of tyres dumped across Hartlepool in just five days.

    Hundreds of abandoned tyres have been picked up from across rural roads in Hartlepool in just five days.

    Cleansing teams from Hartlepool Borough Council have discovered 300 tyres from roadsides and in undergrowth that have been dumped by fly-tippers.

    Garry Jones, Hartlepool Borough Council

    Garry Jones, the council's team leader for operations and ground maintenance said they have been shocked by the number of tyres that have been brought in;

    "Cleaning up any fly-tipped waste diverts staff away from more beneficial tasks and also costs the council money, and when the dumping is on this scale the impact is significant.

    "In this case we estimate the cost of collecting and disposing of them will be around £6,400."