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28 August 2014 Last updated at 08:07

Drug find in Nestle sweet factoryNestle Fawdon factory

A batch of sweets is contaminated with a prescription drug at a Nestle factory in Newcastle, sparking a police investigation.


Neil Dalton Funeral for Borneo murder victim

The funeral of a Newcastle University medical student who was stabbed to death in Borneo takes place in Derbyshire.

StSting shows to support music venue

Sting announces two concerts to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sage Gateshead.

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

Breast cancer drug stand-off "not helping patients"

Why will a £90,000-a-year breast cancer drug seen as "too expensive" for the NHS still be available to patients?

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

New stories emerge about the impact of WW1 on Tyneside

A century after the start of World War One new stories are emerging of how it affected Tyneside

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    'One last salute' 11:51:

    Al Mickeloff is part of the Canadian contingent to have brought the bomber to the UK which is currently at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

    Lancaster Bomber

    He said: "We restored our aircraft back in 1988. We talked about bringing our aircraft across the ocean and flying it with Britain's Lancaster but it's just been talk.

    "Let's be realistic there's less veterans around so this is the last chance we can do one last salute to all of the Bomber commander veterans."

     
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    Drivers hurt in crash 11:40:

    Two drivers have been left with serious injuries after a crash on the outskirts of Consett in County Durham at about 15:10 yesterday.

    A Ford Focus and a Toyota Yaris collided on the A691 at Iveston. A 62-year-old woman from Leadgate suffered internal injuries and is in a "serious but stable" condition at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

    A 36-year-old man from Wingate suffered a broken hip and is also in the RVI. Durham Police is appealing for witnesses.

     
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    Man collapses at cricket 11:28:

    BBC Newcastle's cricket commentator Martin Emmerson tweets: Play resuming here between @Yorkshireccc & @DurhamCricket after a spectator collapsed. He has been taken to hospital.

     
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    Puffins hit by extreme weather 11:14:

    UK seabirds are being hit by a triple whammy of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans, the National Trust has said.

    Atlantic puffins were threatened by the wet, windy summer in 2012, which hit the population of the bird on the Farne Islands.

    Puffins

    Heavy flooding of the puffin burrows during the summer meant that one of the islands failed to produce any chicks, despite being home to 12,000 of the islands' 40,000-strong puffin population. The puffin colony recovered and is the second largest in the UK, but it faces a challenging future, the Trust said.

     
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    News on the hour 11:00:

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    Teen crashes police website 10:44: The Gazette Newspaper
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    Bomber visits North East 10:35:

    A Lancaster Bomber is paying a visit to Durham Tees Valley Airport as part of its two-month tour of the UK.

    The Canadian Warplane Museum's plane is one of only two in the world still flying.

    Lancaster Bomber

    The aircraft is dedicated to the memory of Canadian Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski, posthumously awarded the VC after trying to save a colleague when their Lancaster was shot down.

     
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    Joanne meets The Osmonds 10:25:

    A woman who heard sound for the first time in her life five months ago thanks to cochlear implants has been approached by members of the pop group The Osmonds to become an ambassador for a deafness charity.

    Joanne Milne from Gateshead received widespread media attention when an online video of her hearing her first noises went viral in March.

    Joanne Milne with Merrill Osmond and Justin Osmond

    Merrill Osmond and his son Justin, who is deaf, came to Newcastle to meet her.

     
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    'Played rubbish' - Poyet 10:14:

    Reacting to the Black Cats' win over Birmingham, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said: "It was a strange game, it was a poor first half but somehow we got to half-time 0-0, but the second half was different. The same group of players got something at half-time and the first goal was key.

    "It's not going to be perfect all the time, after we scored it was the best we have played this season. We played rubbish for 45 minutes but we finished the game on a high. It's the way the Cup goes."

     
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    News on the hour 09:59:

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    SAFC beat the Blues 09:51:

    Match stats: Sunderland and Birmingham had nine shots each, with a third of Sunderland's hitting the back of the net, where as a third of Birmingham shots were on target.

    Sunderland had 61% of possession and commited seven fouls, with the Blues 39% possession and 11 fouls.

    Birmingham v Sunderland stats

    Gus Poyet's team will now play fellow Premier League side Stoke City at home in the third round of the League Cup.

     
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    'Think twice' about studying abroad 09:37: BBC Newcastle

    A university friend of the two Newcastle students murdered in Malaysia says he would think twice about studying abroad.

    David Edwards played football on the university's medical team with stab victim Neil Dalton (pictured) and spoke to us at his funeral yesterday.

    Neil Dalton

    He said: "You'd think twice, but it's the sort of thing that can happen anywhere. It was one of those tragic and unfortunate things and unfortunately Neil and Aidan were in the wrong place at the wrong time."

     
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    Give us your feedback 09:20:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

     
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    Shooting arrests total 12 09:09:

    Police investigating a drive-by shooting in County Durham have arrested a total of 12 people.

    Several shots were fired at a 56-year-old man as as he stood in the garden of his home in Wingate 10 days ago.

    Brackendale Court

    Durham Police say the victim's recovering and "continuing to make progress". All 12 have been bailed.

     
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    News on the hour 08:56:

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    Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland 08:43:

    Sunderland scored three second-half goals to defeat Championship side Birmingham City and move into the third round of the Capital One Cup.

    David Cotterill hit the post and Wes Thomas fired an effort wide as the Blues came close to taking a first-half lead.

    Adam Johnson

    But their opponents took control late on as Jordi Gomez scored from 25 yards following Adam Johnson's square pass. Johnson doubled the lead after good work from Jozy Altidore, before Connor Wickham's angled effort sealed the win.

     
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    Drugs 'found in sweets' 08:26:

    A batch of sweets has been contaminated with a prescription drug at a Nestle factory in Newcastle.

    The firm said it discovered "a standard prescription tablet, commonly prescribed to both adults and children" in one of its products last week at its Fawdon site.

    Nestle factory Fawdon

    A spokesman said none of the tainted batch had left the factory, and all products are "completely safe". Police said they are investigating the contamination.

     
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    Rain will clear 08:16: Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Rain will clear away to the east by mid-morning followed by some sunny spells. However, a further band of showery rain will spread east across the area in the afternoon.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 21C (70F). Check the forecast near you.

     
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    A67 section closed 08:07:

    The A67 in Darlington is closed in both directions between the A66 junction and the Sadberge Road junction because of resurfacing work. A 4.5-mile diversion is in place along the A66 and through the village of Sadberge, before connecting with the A67 via Sadberge Road.

    More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

     
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    Good morning 08:00: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    Welcome to BBC Local Live this morning. I'll be bringing you news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the North East on this grey and drizzly Thursday.

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