16:19 UK time, Monday, 7 April 2014
Pressure is growing for a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the Miners' Strike and an amnesty for those convicted of crimes.
More than 1,200 sunflowers are to be planted in honour of the soldiers from Stockton who died during World War One.
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.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Middlesbrough and Millwall.
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!!
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.
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.
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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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."
Stockton has celebrated its first gay wedding following this year's historic change to the law.
Sunderland AFC Ladies opened their season with a win against local rivals Durham Women FC last night in a game that saw six goals.
Dognappers are believed to be behind the disappearance of two tiny puppies.
Clare Duncan on Facebook: First: Brian Hyland Sealed with a kiss. Most embarrassing: She taught me how to yodel. Can't remember artist.
BBC Look North's Alison Freeman tweets: Mmm yesterday's bake for breakfast. Now to work...
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."
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.
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.
The world of music, arts and the story of Christ's final days came together in Bents Park.
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.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hopeful that top scorer Loic Remy and defender Mathieu Debuchy will be available after returning to training.
However, Moussa Sissoko is likely to miss out again with a hamstring injury, while Ben Arfa is also doubtful.
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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