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27 January 2015 Last updated at 10:23

Man cautioned over bin crash tweetGlasgow bin lorry crash

A Sunderland man who used social media to post an offensive comment about the fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow has been given a caution by police.

Euan CoulthardTributes paid to river death student

Tributes are paid to a teenage university student whose body was found in the River Wear at Durham on Friday.

HMP NorthumberlandSafety 'declined' at private prison

An under-fire prison in north-east England has seen a deterioration in safety, a report by inspectors says.

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

North East poll backs move of powers to local areas

A new BBC poll suggests people in the North East are the strongest supporters of more powers for local areas.

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

Inside Out returns for a new series in 2015

Inside Out returns for a new series in 2015 but Chris Jackson's blog is coming to an end and he can now be found on social media.

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    11:15: Maximo Park added to line-up Lloyd Watson BBC News

    It has been announced that North East rockers Maximo Park will play the BBC 6 Music Festival on Tyneside next month.

    Other acts announced so far include Young Fathers, The War on Drugs and Hot Chip, who will be headlining.

    Paul Smith from Maximo Park

    Find out more about the festival here. More acts will be announced on BBC 6 Music throughout the day.

    11:09: 'One to remember'

    Sunderland lass Lauren Laverne announced on BBC 6 Music that its festival will come to Tyneside next month.

    She says: "Last year's first ever 6 Music Festival was an incredible weekend featuring a fabulous line-up of music plus conversation at the Festival Fringe.

    Lauren Laverne

    "It was great to meet so many of our listeners as we listened to the great and good perform together. This year's 6 Music Festival is going to be one to remember."

    10:57: News on the hour
    10:47: Music festival comes to Tyneside 6 Music BBC

    Following the success of last year's inaugural BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in Manchester, we're going to do it all again, bigger and better, for 2015.

    This year we're heading to Tyneside and featuring an ever-growing bill of over 50 bands and artists, with three days of live music and conversation, reflecting the spirit of 6 Music.

    Lauren Laverne

    6 Music Festival by Night consists of Friday night at the 02 Academy Newcastle and Saturday and Sunday night at The Sage, Gateshead over 20-22 February. The first act to be announced is The War on Drugs.

    10:42: Life-saving kits dished out Sunderland Echo

    The semi-professional Wearside League has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation and the FA to become one of the few leagues in England to have 100% coverage of Automated External Defibrillators.

    Peter Maguire
    10:22: My visit to HMP Northumberland Robert Cooper BBC News Online

    The large site, which sits amid miles of countryside, is a former RAF airfield.

    When I visited, the atmosphere seemed relaxed in one of the blocks where an experienced officer chatted with prisoners. Sodexo has hired 27 new officers since the initial layoffs. One told me it was his first job since leaving school.

    In an old hangar, the outgoing director Matt Spencer showed me what is now the prison's engineering workshop. Here, he said, prisoners were now making machine parts for Nissan's Sunderland factory - part of a drive to increase prisoner working hours.

    10:11: Tributes paid to student

    Tributes have been paid to a teenage university student whose body was found in the River Wear at Durham on Friday.

    Euan Coulthard disappeared after a night out on 14 January. He was last seen in the city centre after leaving a nightclub. Specialist divers and friends and family joined the search for the 19-year-old from Bottesford, Leicestershire.

    Euan Coulthard

    His family thanked everyone for their "overwhelming" support. Mr Coulthard's sister wrote on a Facebook page set up to help find the teenager: "The support has been truly overwhelming and we can't thank everyone enough."

    09:59: News on the hour

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    09:42: FA Cup fifth round draw

    Holders Arsenal have been drawn against Championship side Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

    Aitor Karanka's side knocked out Manchester City in the fourth round and will visit Emirates Stadium on the weekend of 14 and 15 February.

    Arsenal fan shakes Middlesbrough fan's hand

    Sunderland will have a trip to Bradford City, who knocked out Chelsea, if they can beat Fulham on 3 February.

    09:33: Fire chair to remain in position Hannah McMahon BBC Tees

    The BBC understands that the chair of the Cleveland Fire Authority will be allowed to remain in his position until May despite being deselected by the Labour Party.

    Brian Briggs

    Redcar and Cleveland Councillor Brian Briggs was told he wouldn't be allowed to stand as a Labour candidate in May's local elections because he lacked a "commitment to campaigning".

    That's an accusation the councillor denies. He says he's now planning to stand as an independent.

    09:22: Bin crash tweeter cautioned

    A teenager who used social media to post offensive comments about the fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow has been given a caution by police.

    Ross Loraine, 19, from Sunderland, was arrested after a number of complaints were made about his post on Twitter just hours after six people died in the tragedy on 22 December.

    He had written: "So a bin lorry has crashed into 100 people in Glasgow eh, probably the most trash its ever picked up in one day that."

    Crash scene

    Northumbria Police said he had been arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication after he had handed himself in following the outcry.

    09:08: New law 'well used' The Shields Gazette
    09:00: News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

    08:48: Safety deteriorated, inspectors say

    An under-fire prison in Northumberland has seen a deterioration in safety, inspectors have found.

    A report into HMP Northumberland in Acklington said violence was high and some prisoners did not feel safe.

    Sign at HMP Northumberland

    The category C jail, which was privatised at the end of 2013, has been criticised over staff cuts and safety concerns in the last year. Sodexo, which runs the prison, said it has undergone an "enormous transition" but had made progress.

    08:37: 'Murder trial threat' The Gazette
    08:26: Rangers accept £10m loan

    Rangers are to borrow £10m from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct company to stay in business.

    While £5m will be available as immediate working capital, it will also be used to repay a £2m loan made by the Newcastle United owner on 27 October.

    Mike Ashley

    In return, Ashley gets security over the Scottish Championship club's Murray Park training ground, registered trademarks and other properties. But Ibrox Stadium is not included in the latest deal.

    08:16: Dry day for many Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A good deal of cloud but for many a dry day. A little patchy light rain or drizzle is likely, more especially across the Pennines. Temperatures close to normal.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 7C (45F). Check the forecast near you.

    08:14: One lane blocked on A167

    One lane is blocked northbound on the A167 Park Road South in Chester-Le-Street between the B1284 Ropery Lane junction and the A1(M) J63 junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

    There's queuing traffic on the A1 Western Bypass northbound in Gateshead between the A1(M) J65 junction and Lobley Hill Interchange. In the roadworks area. More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

    08:00: Good morning Lloyd Watson BBC News

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