27 June 2014
The Chancellor wants to create a northern powerhouse through railways, science and mayors but can he deliver?
Armed police are carrying out a search in a Teesside street and have arrested nine people after reports that a weapon was seen.
Aimee Willmott says she will have to work "even harder" to repeat her Commonwealth silver success at the Rio Olympics.
27 June 2014
The Chancellor wants to create a northern powerhouse through railways, science and mayors but can he deliver?
1 June 2014
A century after the start of World War One new stories are emerging of how it affected Tyneside
Hospital staff have been slapped with a 5% increase to park at work - having been offered 1% pay rise.
I'm on the sport news desk this afternoon and you can hear more from Alan Pardew on Loic Remy and Haten Ben Arfa in BBC Newcastle's sports bulletins now.
I've also been having trouble saying "lawn bowls" this week with my Ashington accent, so listen closely to see if I manage it.
A woman has been found dead outside of a former care home in Gateshead.
The 28-year-old was found on Bensham Road, at about 13:45 on Thursday. Northumbria Police are keen to speak to anyone with information.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a drugs supply charge. He is currently helping police with inquiries.
Wet 'N' Wild in North Shields is due to reopen. Find out what is going to be the biggest changes are with Stephanie Finnon and myself on BBC Newcastle now.
Wet 'N' Wild in North Shields, which opened in 1993, went into administration in October despite being profitable "for much of the year".
Cannabis, white powder and cash has been recovered during raids in Alnwick, Northumbria Police has said.
Two drugs warrants were carried out in the Barrasdale Estate on Thursday after information was received about suspected drug use.
Two local men, aged 56 and 44, are helping police with inquiries.
A vicar's wife from Saltburn is taking on an 11-mile assault course - tackling fire, ice, mud and barbed wire for charity this weekend.
On BBC Tees, you can hear about Estelle Reed's last-minute training at after 07:00 on Sunday morning to hear how she got on. She's pictured above.
Durham's hugely successful Lumiere festival will go ahead for a fourth time next year.
The County Council and Arts council are combining their fundraising efforts to put £1.1 million towards the event but a push is now on to get more sponsors involved.
Sarah Coop is from Artichoke - the Trust that stages and produces Lumiere and she'll join me live on BBC Tees at 16:15.
One lane is closed and there's queuing traffic on the A167(M) northbound in Newcastle between B1307 Sandyford Road and A167 because of flooding, reports BBC Travel News.
Steph Houghton (pictured) has told BBC Tees Sport she owes everything to the support and nurturing she received during her years at Sunderland.
She said: "Being on the Sunderland team was massively important when I was growing up, I was learning new techniques. I had good coaches around me and good players. I'll thank Sunderland a lot for my development in football throughout my career."
Houghton will lead out England as they face Sweden in a friendly at Hartlepool United's Victoria Park this Sunday at 14:00.
Insurers for a bus firm involved in a collision in County Durham which injured 28 children, has admitted liability, the BBC understands.
Stanley Travel operated the single decker coach which was involved in a collision with another bus in Stanley on 3 June.
Insurance firm Liberty has confirmed to solicitors acting for some of the children's families, that it is accepting liability. Victim injury claims are being prepared, law firm Irwin Mitchell said.
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Gus Poyet says Connor Wickham needs to sign a new contract at Sunderland or they'll sell him.
The striker is into the final 12 months of his deal but because he's under 24, Sunderland would be owed compensation from any club he joins after his contract expires. But Poyet doesn't want to risk making a substantial loss on the £8m player.
Showery rain will continue on and off during the afternoon. There is a yellow warning of rain from the Met Office for tomorrow.
Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F). Check the forecast near you.
The top headlines at 14:00 include:
Officers from Northumbria Police have now arrested 115 people as part of Operation Sanctuary.
The investigation into suspected sexual abuse on and around Tyneside has also now seen 19 people charged with a range of offences.
The force is still asking people to be vigilant and report any potential offences as soon as possible.
Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier (pictured) has denied reports suggesting he missed a training session in an effort to force a move, insisting he is happy to stay with the French side.
Newcastle have been linked with a move for the France international, who claims he is not seeking a transfer.
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Is chemotherapy for cancer patients set to become ancient history? New research has put Newcastle at the centre of a project to unlock the secrets of DNA, which could lead to targeted therapies for those at risk.
The aim is to study the genomes of people who have cancer or rare diseases, and see how it compares with healthy DNA. I'll have more on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.
The top headlines at 13:00 include:
I'm in South Shields where a campaign has been launched offering free swimming lessons to raise awareness of safety in open water.
It follows a number of incidents in our region, most recently in North Shields when a man drowned in the sea. I'll have more on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.
There's growing concern on South Tyneside over plans to close a walk-in health centre in Jarrow.
The clinical commissioning group says people will be better served by a one-stop urgent care hub at South Tyneside Hospital in South Shields instead.
But local councillors are opposing the plan and have arranged a public meeting tonight at Jarrow Community Association.
Figures obtained by the BBC show 16 sonic booms have been acknowledged by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the UK since 2009.
They have been confirmed in the skies above parts of Yorkshire and Northumberland, among other places since 2009.
Tornadoes were photographed flying over Alnwick in Northumberland moments after a sonic boom and plasterwork in a church also in Alnwick was damaged in 2012.
The top headlines at 12:00 include:
Anger has erupted over the state of toilets in Alnwick ahead of the weekend's music festival.
Northern Rail tweets: Did You Know: 216 million visits to #Yorkshire are made every year, equivalent to the total number of Disney Theme Parks visitors worldwide!
The minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK has said he wants to see an end to all testing.
Lib Dem MP Norman Baker - a longstanding anti-vivisection campaigner - said a ban on animal testing "would not happen tomorrow" but claimed the government was moving in the right direction.
A woman was shamed into losing 11 stone - after passers-by teased her for being fat as she posed for her wedding photos.
The North East Ambulance Service Trust has referred itself to the health care watchdog after paramedics administered out-of-date drugs to patients.
Officials said a routine audit in April revealed 75 doses of morphine and diazepam, which has passed expiry dates, were given out by 26 paramedics.
The trust said no patients were put at risk, but the effectiveness of the drugs was likely to have been reduced. It has informed the Care Quality Commission and NHS regulator Monitor.
A Darlington businessman can be revealed today as an accomplished Kurdish artist who fled Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.
I'm at Wynyard Mews in Hartlepool (pictured). Earlier this morning, nine arrests were made after reports of a disturbance and someone armed with a weapon.
I'll have more on BBC Tees.
The top headlines at 11:00 include:
We're now a good couple of weeks into the school holidays! This morning we want to come up with a roster of great things going on locally over the summer that can keep the family busy.
Seven men and two women have been arrested on suspicion of affray and police are still searching for a weapon, Cleveland Police say.
Police say there were reports of a disturbance near Wynyard Mews just after 07:30.
Wynyard Road in Hartlepool has reopened in both directions between the Kilmarnock Road junction and the Catcote Road junction because of an earlier police incident, reports BBC Travel News.
The Guardian has written a piece about how Middlesbrough's mid-1990s transfers changed English football.
Newly-promoted Middlesbrough had money and a bright young manager in Bryan Robson.
Juninho, Emerson and Fabrizio Ravanelli arrived and the top flight was never the same again.
Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of affray following reports of a disturbance and someone with a weapon in Wynyard Mews in Hartlepool at about 07:30, Cleveland Police say.
A road closure is in place to allow officers to contain the area and armed police officers are at the scene. Inquiries are ongoing.
Wynyard Road in Hartlepool is closed in both directions between the Kilmarnock Road junction and the Catcote Road junction because of a police incident, reports BBC Travel News.
Missing teenager Claudia Fernandes who was staying with family in the Grindon area of Sunderland has been found safe and well, Northumbria Police say.
We often hear a lot about Great Ayton being the home for the celebrated Captain Cook, but another hero has now landed in action.
A life-size sculpture of a World War One solider is also serving in the commemorative events to mark the deaths of Great Ayton heroes 100 years on.
The community are honouring the 48 residents who served in the war and are to "adopt" a soldier.
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
Pilots have been set up at centres across England - including Newcastle - and the first genome was sequenced on 30 May.
Experts believe it will lead to targeted therapies and could make chemotherapy "a thing of the past".
Tennis World will not be part of Middlesbrough's new £18m sports village.
The top headlines at 09:00 include:
Free swimming lessons are being offered to 3,000 children at the beach in South Shields to try and improve safety in open water.
One in five children experience a near miss drowning according to figures from the swimming charity, the Amateur Swimming Association.
A judge has described using mobile phones while driving as "a plague on society".
It's after a driver killed a man while using two mobile phones behind the wheel.
Teesside painter Dave Watson (pictured) flourished in the '50s but disappeared from view shortly afterwards, his fate unknown.
However, local art curator Mark Parham has tracked him down - and he's now exhibiting at the McGuinness Gallery Bishop Auckland and Teesside University.
He used to capture the scene of the Tees' docks. He said: "You saw rats, it was horrible and if you look at some of my paintings the men look half-starved, because they were."
Teesside's Jade Jones (pictured) won her first senior medal with bronze in the women's T54 1500m in the Commonwealth Games.
Her coach Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson presented her with a bronze medal.
She said: "It was really unexpected and it's my first senior medal. It's a great feeling."
It's a dry and bright start, however a band of showers will soon spread in from the west to affect all parts by midday.
Showers will gradually clear to the east through the afternoon, followed by brighter weather for most parts in the evening although there is still a chance of one or two showers.
Maximum temperature: 17C (63F). Check the forecast near you.
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