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    Video caption: We Are Middlesbrough: The mystery around who Clucky is

    His "office" is seen by thousands of people every day - but intrigue surrounds the man himself.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live posts here have finished for the day, although this page will automatically be updated with breaking news through the evening.

    You can also stay up to date online, or with BBC Newcastle, BBC Tees and Look North.

    As it's a bank holiday on Monday, we'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 with more live updates.

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    Video caption: Growing Middlesbrough project offers lifeline to asylum seekers

    Ibrahim says it is a place where he can find peace for himself.

  4. Excitement builds ahead of Radio 1's Big Weekend


    Final preparations are being made ahead of some of the world's biggest superstars landing in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, for Radio 1's Big Weekend.

    The likes of Little Mix (pictured), Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi and The 1975 will all be performing at the festival, which gets under way later and runs until Sunday.

    Stormzy will be returning to on Saturday, two years on from his set at the Big Weekend in Hull.

    Click this link to see the other things we think are most worth looking out for.

    Little Mix performing
  5. Emergency steel summit ends with vow to secure plants' future

    The emergency summit on the future of British Steel’s liquidated business on Teesside has ended with an undertaking by local politicians to do all they can to safeguard the 700 jobs at the Lackenby and Skinningrove plants.

    The meeting was called by the Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, and included MPs, and the leaders and chief executives of the region’s councils.

    In a statement they said the priority is to support efforts to find a new owner, adding that all options - including significant public subsidy and nationalisation - must remain on the table.

    Image of steel worker
  6. Arrests centre on alleged abuse and neglect

    The 10 people arrested as part of the Whorlton Hall investigation are being questioned about offences relating to abuse and neglect, Durham Police say.

    Undercover filming for the BBC's Panorama showed staff at the privately-run NHS-funded unit intimidating, mocking and restraining vulnerable patients.

    The 17-bed hospital is one of scores of such units in England that provide care for just below 2,300 adults with learning disabilities and autism.

    Earlier this week, Cygnet, the firm which runs the unit, said it was "shocked and deeply saddened".

  7. Arrests made across County Durham and Teesside

    More now on the news we brought you a few minutes ago that 10 workers have been arrested over the alleged abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall hospital following a BBC Panorama investigation.

    Seven men and three women were arrested in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton.

    Undercover filming showed adults with learning disabilities and autism being mocked, intimidated and restrained.

    The site had at least 100 visits by official agencies in the year before the abuse was discovered.

    Further details will follow shortly.

    Whorlton Hall
  8. BreakingWhorlton Hall 'abuse': Ten arrested

    Ten workers have been arrested over alleged abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall hospital following a BBC Panorama investigation.

    We'll bring you more in the next few minutes.

  9. Sunderland fans banned after Coventry disruption

    Three Sunderland fans have been banned from football stadiums across the country following disturbances after the Black Cats' clash with Coventry City in September.

    Trouble broke out following the 1-1 draw at the Ricoh Arena and police released images of a number of men they wanted to speak to.

    Jordan Cherry, 23, of Fieldside, Pelton, was found guilty of public order offences following a trial and handed a five-year banning order, as well as 200 hours of community service and a £630 fine plus costs.

    Paul Feechan, 44, and Jamie Phenny, 27, both pleaded guilty to the same offences and were given banning orders until 2022. Feechan, of Redesdale Road, Sunderland, was ordered to pay £305 plus costs while Phenny, of Mayfield Road, South Hylton, was fined £455 plus costs.

    Eight further offenders were identified as Sky Blues fans and they too have been given banning orders.

    Sunderland's head of safety, Steve Neill, said the club welcomed the sentences imposed.

    Image of Ricoh Stadium
  10. British Steel plan of action to be thrashed out

    The Tees Valley Mayor and council leaders are holding an emergency meeting in Stockton to discuss a plan of action following the collapse of British Steel.

    About 800 jobs are at risk in the North East after the company went into liquidation on Wednesday.

    Mayor Ben Houchen is meeting Teesside MPs and representatives from the administrators Ernst & Young.

    Image of steel worker
  11. Thousands sign petition opposing opencast mine

    Nearly 45,000 people have signed a petition calling for the government to say no to plans for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland.

    The scheme was put forward by Banks Mining to extract over three million tonnes of coal at Druridge Bay over a seven-year period.

    It says the work would provide hundreds of jobs, but campaigners call the plans "climate-wrecking" and want to see more investment in renewable energy.

    They are delivering the petition to the Communities and Local Government Secretary, James Brokenshire, today.

    Earlier this month, environmental group Friends of the Earth said the mine was not needed as the UK has more coal than it needs.

    Image of Druridge Bay