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20 April 2014 Last updated at 08:00

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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    Somerset v Durham 11:15: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    BBC Newcastle's cricket commentator Martin Emmerson tweets: Toss won by @SomersetCCC who have decided to bowl v @DurhamCricket They batted first here in 2011 and scored a record 610.

    Durham's cricket ground in Chester-le-Street
     
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    Easter at the Cathedral 11:00:

    The boys from the Choir School at Durham Cathedral are looking forward to the Easter Day celebrations after months of preparation.

    Durham Cathedral

    Hundreds of people brought bells, whistles and rattles at the Dawn Communication that started at 05:00 in their tradition to help raise the Lord.

    Nicholas, a 13-year-old choir boy, said: "People come to hear us, they come to worship as well, but we play quite a big part in the service."

     
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    Accident cleared 10:42:

    The A1231 Wessington Way in Sunderland has re-opened with slow traffic earlier westbound between the Dene Road junction and the Baron's Quay Road junction, because of an earlier accident and recovery work earlier, reports BBC Travel News.

     
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    Tyneside 10k underway 10:27:

    BBC Look North's Alison Freeman tweets: Runners get going on the 10th annual North Tyneside 10k.

    Runners in Tyneside
     
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    Sunderland upset Chelsea 09:55:

    Manager Gus Poyet believes Sunderland can pull off a miraculous escape from Premier League relegation after they followed up a draw against Manchester City with victory at Chelsea.

    Gus Poyet

    The Uruguayan said his side "needed a miracle" after losing at Tottenham on 8 April, but believes a "special" few days has created a "great opportunity".

     
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    Poor run continues 09:26:

    Hartlepool United's poor run continued in League Two as they lost 3-0 at Burton Albion. The result means Pools are just two points from the relegation zone.

    Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper said: "No point in dwelling on it, we have a game in two days' time which could be one of the biggest games we've all been involved in."

     
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    Tesco plans delayed 09:03: Northumberland Gazette Newspaper

    Revised plans for a stalled supermarket development have been put back again - but the company behind the bid insists the amended proposals will be ready for consultation in the 'near future'.

     
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    Celebrate the Easter message 08:44: Anne Leuchars BBC Newcastle

    The new Bishop of Durham has used his first Easter Message to talk about the relevance today of the 2,000-year-old story.

    Bishop of Durham

    In the message, Paul Butler says "even if you don't take it as truth, its worth taking seriously and worth celebrating."

     
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    A1231 closed westbound 08:31:

    The A1231 Wessington Way in Sunderland is closed and slow traffic westbound between the Dene Road junction and the Baron's Quay Road junction because of an accident involving one vehicle, reports BBC Travel News.

     
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    Cloudy with some mist 08:12:

    A rather cloudy day, with some patches of mist and low cloud around the coast.

    Some bright or sunny intervals will also develop, especially inland, but it will feel chilly in coastal areas as the northeast wind freshens. Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F)

     
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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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