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19 April 2014 Last updated at 12:56

Sunflowers honour fallen soldiersSunflower

More than 1,200 sunflowers are to be planted in honour of the soldiers from Stockton who died during World War One.


Artist's impression of Yarm high streetCouncil hits out at 'scaremongering'

Claims that cobbles along the length of a Teesside town's high street are to be replaced with Tarmac are rubbished by the local council.

Locomotion museum, ShildonAttraction ranked 'most accessible'

Locomotion, the National Railway Museum's County Durham attraction, has been ranked top for disabled access by a charity.

Richard Moss, Political editor, North East & Cumbria Article written by Richard Moss Richard Moss Political editor, North East & Cumbria

Campaign for Miners' Strike inquiry

Pressure is growing for a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the Miners' Strike and an amnesty for those convicted of crimes.

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Chris Jackson Article written by Chris Jackson Chris Jackson Presenter, Inside Out, North East & Cumbria

A measure of public accountability

A look back at public organisations' responses to interview requests by BBC Inside Out.

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    First and worst records? 13:31: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    I've been asking for your "first and worst" with it being Record Store Day. You can email me or tweet @BBCNewsNE.

    Brian Christopher Winter said on Facebook: My first singles were, Life On Mars by David Bowie and Take me To The Mardi Gras by Paul Simon. First album was Caribu by Elton John.. Worst, or most embarrasing [sic], The Smurf Song..... don't ask <grin>

    Kirsten Allen on Facebook: My first record I bought was Duran Duran's Blue Moon on Monday (heavily influenced by my brother as I was only young). Worsed [sic] one I bought was Russ Abbot's single - Oh What an Atmosphere... But again I was only young!!

     
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    BBC Introducing 13:07: Nick Roberts BBC Newcastle

    Join me for a chance to hear a compilation of session tracks recorded by North East artists in the BBC Newcastle studios from 20:00.

    The Lake Poets

    Hear live performances from The Lake Poets (pictured), Frankie and the Heartstrings, Lulu James, Bridie Jackson, Nadine Shah, Lanterns on the Lake, Ajimal, John Turell and many more.

     
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    Man arrested after glass attack 12:44:

    A 22-year-old male was believed to have been struck to the face with a glass by a man inside The Deck public house in Redcar during the early hours of Friday, Cleveland Police have said.

    The glass smashed and the man sustained injuries which required surgery. A suspect was arrested and has since been bailed. Police are appealing for witnesses.

     
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    Your views 12:32:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

     
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    Bowls event to boost interest 12:09:

    Teams from across the UK have travelled to Darlington to compete for the Denny Cup and Yetton Trophy at the Eight-rink Centre.

    Martin Lynch, from the Darlington indoor bowls centre, is hoping the finals will help boost interest in the sport.

    He said: "The older lot are leaving us, not by choice. Our oldest member is 96 and we've got members from eight or nine years old. So there's not many sports that have an appeal to the age range we do."

     
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    Stockton's 'first gay wedding' 11:48: Evening Gazette Newspaper

    Stockton has celebrated its first gay wedding following this year's historic change to the law.

     
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    Surfer on Roker Beach 11:29:

    "A surfer takes advantage of the sunny weather and tackles the waves by the pier," says Dan Atkinson who sent us this picture of a surfer on Roker Beach in Sunderland.

    Surfer in Roker Beach

    Send us your pictures by email or tweet @BBCNewsNE.

     
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    Women's Super League 2 11:09:

    Sunderland AFC Ladies opened their season with a win against local rivals Durham Women FC last night in a game that saw six goals.

     
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    Puppies disappear in Birtley 10:48: Newcastle Chronicle

    Dognappers are believed to be behind the disappearance of two tiny puppies.

     
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    First and worst records? 10:27: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    I've been asking for your "first and worst" with it being Record Store Day today. You can email me or tweet @BBCNewsNE.

    Lee T Stoker tweets: @BBCNewsNE one of the first records I bought was John Kettley is a Weatherman by Tribe of Toffs. #recordstoreday

    Clare Duncan on Facebook: First: Brian Hyland Sealed with a kiss. Most embarrassing: She taught me how to yodel. Can't remember artist.

     
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    Hot cross buns 10:08:

    BBC Look North's Alison Freeman tweets: Mmm yesterday's bake for breakfast. Now to work...

    Hot cross buns
     
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    'It was a fight' 09:53:

    Jamie Chandler rescued a point for promotion-chasing Gateshead against 10-man Southport yesterday in the Football Conference.

    Gateshead manager Gary Mills said: "It was a fight, it was a scrap, going behind twice and coming back. It epitomises what this set of players is about, no-one's going to make it easy for us."

     
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    First and worst records? 09:34: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    It's Record Store Day today. So we want to know your first and worst records please. The first one you bought and the most embarrassing! You can email me or tweet @BBCNewsNE

     
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    Burton v Hartlepool (15:00 KO) 09:17:

    Hartlepool United travel to Burton's Pirelli Stadium and may call upon striker Marlon Harewood (ankle) and winger Andy Monkhouse (hamstring) after injury.

    Defender Christian Burgess has returned to parent club Middlesbrough for treatment on an ankle problem.

     
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    Great North Passion 08:58:

    If you missed The Great North Passion on BBC One which took place at South Shileds yesterday, you can see it again on the iPlayer.

    Bents Park South Shields

    The world of music, arts and the story of Christ's final days came together in Bents Park.

     
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    Middlesbrough v Millwall (15:00 KO) 08:41:

    Middlesbrough defenders Daniel Ayala and Ben Gibson are suspended, while Seb Hines (thigh), Rhys Williams (Achilles) and Stuart Parnaby (knee) are all out for the match against Millwall at the Riverside Stadium.

    Full-back George Friend may return but striker Kei Kamara is short of fitness.

     
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    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 KO) 08:21:

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hopeful that top scorer Loic Remy and defender Mathieu Debuchy will be available after returning to training.

    alan pardew

    However, Moussa Sissoko is likely to miss out again with a hamstring injury, while Ben Arfa is also doubtful.

     
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    A touch of frost 08:09:

    After a cold start with a touch of frost inland, Saturday will be dry with some good sunny spells.

    Patchy low cloud may affect some coastal areas later in the day with a maximum temperature of 12C (54F).

     
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    Good morning 08:00: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    I'm here with today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for the North East.

    If you'd like me to feature your comments or pictures, send them to northeast.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us at @BBCNewsNE.

     
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