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17 September 2014 Last updated at 10:38

Gutierrez having cancer treatmentJonas Gutierrez

Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he had a testicle removed after being diagnosed with cancer. BBC Sport


Ohso, NewcastleWoman raped in busy city centre bar

An 18-year-old woman has been raped by a man in a busy Newcastle city centre bar, police say.

Stan LaurelStan Laurel letter up for auction

A letter hailing the delights of Tynemouth Pavilion from comedian Stan Laurel to the family of a childhood friend is to be auctioned.

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

Ministers accused of letting nurseries 'wither on vine'

Council nurseries are the highest-rated part of England's school system yet minsters are accused of neglecting them

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

Inside Out returns with an investigation into e-cigarettes

How safe are e-cigarettes? A new series of Inside Out investigates just what is contained in them.

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    Hoping to start on time 10:44: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    It's another murky day at Chester-le-Street. The umpires have already been out with the light meters.

    We could be in for another day of delays as Durham continue their LV County Championship match against Northants. They are hoping to start on time though.

    Durham's cricket ground

    Listen to full match commentary or keep up with the live scorecard.

     
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    Man charged after road rage incident 10:32:

    A man has been charged following a road rage incident in Sunderland. It allegedly took place at 07:15 on Tuesday on Birtley Lane, near the roundabout with the junction of the A195 and A1.

    The 34-year-old man will appear before Sunderland Magistrates' Court later and he has been charged with a section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

     
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    Missing pensioner found 10:21:

    Frederick Watson, 83, who was reported missing in Stanley, County Durham, was found safe and well last night.

    Durham Constabulary thanked everyone who helped in the search for him.

     
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    View from the Borders 10:10: Stephanie Finnon BBC Newcastle

    I'm in Berwick this morning ahead of the Scottish referendum tomorrow finding out how people here in the borders feel about how the decision might affect them.

    Berwick-upon-Tweed
     
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    News on the hour 09:59:

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    Gutierrez 'great guy' - Barton 09:48:

    Reacting to news that Jonas Gutierrez is being treated for testicular cancer, former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton tweets: Heard the terrible news about @elgalgojonas Wish him a speedy recovery. Great guy with a great family. My thoughts are with them all x

     
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    Behind the scenes 09:33: Charlie Charlton BBC Newcastle

    We're always delighted to meet some of our listeners. I met Ray from Prudhoe who came over to say hello while at Newcastle Central Station.

    Ray and Charlie Charlton
     
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    Land for planned harbour 09:25: David MacMillan BBC Tees

    A new harbour could be built on the River Tees.

    If plans for a potash mine are approved, a harbour will be built at Bran Sands with space for two ships.

    Site for harbour

    Planning applications for the mine project are due to be submitted this month and plans for the harbour will be submitted in December. I'll have more on this on BBC Tees.

     
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    Delays on Metro 09:12:
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    News on the hour 08:59:

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    Patchy light rain 08:43: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A murky start, with extensive hill fog, low-level mistiness and perhaps some patchy light rain. Although most areas will then become dry and brighten up, it will stay rather cool and cloudy throughout.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F). Check today's forecast near you.

     
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    Scottish referendum 08:30: Charlie Charlton BBC Newcastle

    We're at Newcastle Central Station this morning discussing tomorrow's vote on the Scottish referendum.

    I'm with Fergus Hewison, our political reporter, looking at what both sides of the campaign have been saying.

    Fergus Hewison and Charlie Charlton
     
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    Gutierrez thanks fans 08:13:

    Jonas Gutierrez has thanked fans for their support after revealing he's being treated for testicular cancer.

    The Newcastle midfielder says he has had an operation in Argentina to remove his left testicle after the discovery of a tumour.

    Jonas Gutierrez

    The 31-year-old is now undergoing chemotherapy. Gutierrez tweeted: "Thanks for all the messages. Always looking forward."

     
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    Traffic building 08:07:

    The A1032 in Middlesbrough over the Newport Bridge is closed in both directions between Cannon Park Interchange and the A1046 Haverton Hill Road junction because of the continuing bridge repainting.

    There's also heavy traffic on the A1 Western Bypass southbound between the Hexham turn off in Blaydon and the Dunston Interchange in Gateshead. 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. I'll be bringing you news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the North East.

    If you'd like us to feature your comments or pictures, send them to us by email, tweet us @BBCNewsNE or join our Facebook page.

     
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