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  1. Matt Davis

    BBC Sport

    Bournemouth's Dan Gosling celebrates with Lewis Cook

    Matt Davis

    BBC Sport

    Dan Gosling hits an 89th-minute equaliser as Bournemouth come back from 2-0 down to draw with Newcastle after Dwight Gayle scores twice.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Our updates here have now finished for the day, and indeed the week. Thank you for joining us.

    You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news, on BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees and on Look North.

    We'll be back with more updates on Monday.

  3. Weather: Dry but cold

    BBC Weather

    It will be largely dry tonight with clear periods for most, although there is a small chance of seeing the odd light sleet or snow shower locally.

    Turning cold with the risk of a frost developing.

    Weather graph

    Check the weather where you are.

  4. Cheryl says claim her Brits appearance was a stunt is 'ludicrous'

    BBC Newsbeat

    Cheryl has hit back at claims her appearance with boyfriend Liam Payne at the Brits was a "stunt".

    On Twitter, she said the theory - reported by the Sun- was "ludicrous and a bit weird".

    "No one cares who's been speculatively arguing or not in their relationships," she wrote in a post.

    Cheryl and Liam put on a loved-up display on the red carpet at the Brits on Wednesday amid speculation their relationship has hit the rocks.

    Cheryl and Liam
  5. Rail strike announced

    A strike on Northern Rail services is taking place on 3 March.

    Northern Rail will be operating a reduced service on the day of the strike and so delays are expected.

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  6. Police dog saves the day

    A police dog has helped to locate a suspect following a robbery in Walker.

    Four-legged hero Ruben found a man underneath a parked van after a 60-year-old man was hit with a hammer in the same car park.

    He was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening, facial injuries.

    A man has now been charged in connection with the incident and appeared before magistrates in Bedlington, where he was remanded in custody until a future hearing at Newcastle Crown Court

    A second man has also been charged in connection with the incident and will appear before magistrates in Bedlington today.

    Ruben
  7. Premiership: Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons

    Harlequins make four changes from the side which lost to Leicester, as winger Charlie Walker makes the starting XV.

    Mark Lambert, Ben Glynn and James Horwill return, while fly-half Demetri Catrakilis is on the bench after five months out with a throat injury.

    Newcastle Falcons welcome back captain Will Welch from a head injury.

    Flanker Mark Wilson returns from a hamstring problem while full-back Simon Hammersley replaces Alex Tait in the other change from the win over Bath.

    Demetri Catrakilis fractured a bone in his throat on his second appearance for Quins in September
  8. Twelve salmonella cases now confirmed in Hartlepool and East Durham

    Hartlepool Mail

    Newspaper

    Investigations are ongoing into an outbreak of salmonella which health experts say could have a possible link to a butchers shop.

    The shop
  9. From 'terrible teen' to thriving entrepreneur

    Video content

    Video caption: A weightlifter has turned her life around to become a successful business woman at 32.

    A weightlifter from Newcastle who says she was a "terrible teen" has turned her life around and is now the successful owner of a new type of healthy 'fast' food restaurant.

  10. Perpetrators were 'undeterred' by police

    Today's report into Operation Sanctuary determined that professionals should only rely on victims' statements to prosecute perpetrators when it is "unavoidable due to lack of other evidence".

    This is said to be to protect victims and stop offenders before damage has been caused.

    The review was also "unable" to gain a true understanding of the offences through communicating with the perpetrators, as they were "undeterred by involvement of the police and other agencies".

    The report adds: "There is an urgent need for guidance to robustly address these issues."

    The report
  11. The man behind the report into abuse in Newcastle

    David Spicer, the man who wrote today's report, is a barrister and former chair of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

    He has worked on more than 30 Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), Child Practice Review Reports and Multi-Agency Vulnerable Adult Review Reports.

    Recently, he has undertaken more than 16 SCRs, most notably into the death of London girl Victoria Climbie in 2001.

    Victoria Climbie
  12. 'Didcot 4' remembered two years on

    Didcot Power Station wreckage

    Today marks two years since the boiler house at Didcot A Power Station collapsed, killing four men.

    Workers Ken Cresswell, 57, John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, Michael Collings, 53, from Teesside, and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, died in the collapse.

    Sadie Cresswell, daughter of Mr Cresswell, wrote on Facebook that "nobody should go to work and not come home ever".

    Didcot mayor Jackie Billington said the flag at the council's offices was at half mast to remember the victims.

    Thames Valley Police says it is not known when its investigation into the incident will be complete.

    Manslaughter charges are being considered, but the demolition company Coleman and Company, which employed the men, said there were "no grounds" for that.

    Keith Cundall, the lawyer who represents three of the families, said: "The families want answers as to why this tragedy occurred, however they also know that an investigation of this sort will take time."

  13. David Spicer warns everyone to be 'vigilant'

    The government is being warned it's likely vulnerable women are being abused extensively across the UK, and much of it is unrecognised.

    The review into Operation Sanctuary found that while there were similarities to grooming networks in other cities, the exploitation of adults was "unique" and had to be addressed urgently.

    Speaking at a news conference, the author of the report, David Spicer, said all agencies, people and officials have to be alert.

    Today's press conference

    Dr Spicer said that it may be "easy to identify if a child is not attending school regularly" or "continually going missing", however that may not always be the case.

    Some of the victims that were looked at in this Serious Case Review attended school regularly, and teachers were "certainly" not aware of what was happening.

    He added: "Everybody has to be vigilant about the likelihood of this happening... everywhere."

  14. Watch: Safeguarding manager's message to victims

    A safeguarding manager for Newcastle City Council is urging victims of sexual abuse and exploitation to come forward.

    Sam Keith says she is aware of how hard it can be for victims to share their stories, but insists professionals are "here to listen".

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