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.
Thousands of people take part in an Easter event on South Tyneside broadcast live on national television.
The body of a man in his 70s is found in the River Wear.
A head teacher in County Durham denies sexual offences against a boy 25 years ago.
Wilfried Bony's stoppage time penalty secures Swansea a late victory against Newcastle at St James' Park.
That's all from Local Live today. We'll be back with more updates from 08:00 on Sunday. Thanks for all of your "first and worst" record buys on Record Store Day. There's certainly been some eye-opening choices.
I suppose it's my turn: First: Michael Jackson - Black or White. Worst: Roxette - Almost Unreal.
The North East will stay dry tonight but not as cold as recent nights.
The sky will become increasingly cloudy from the east during the night. A chilly east to north-easterly wind will pick up by the end of the night. Minimum temperature: 3C (37F).
On tonight's show, I'm joined live in the studio by indie maestros Tusk, who are racing straight over from their set at the Stockton Calling festival and - in-between live session songs - will doubtless give us a few field reports from the scene!
Expect their usual unexpected cover version too… I'm hearing rumours of an R Kelly classic.
Plus the usual stack of BBC Introducing tracks, Japanese Haikus read by Izzy Isgate and Paul Sparks and my usual waffle on BBC Tees from 20:00.
Drunk yob Stephen Wilson abused young cadets before demanding charity money from their leaders.
A council has stepped in to buy a North East pub to give it the chance to avoid closure.
A £4.5m youth centre in Barnard Castle facing a huge deficit is broadening its remit to remain viable, reports Teesdale Mercury.
A group of friends who formed a vocal group after meeting in local choirs have performed to a sell-out crowd at their first solo gig.
Sunderland could name an unchanged side from their midweek draw at Manchester City.
Phil Bardsley is still suspended and is joined on the sidelines by Ki Sung-Yeung, who has tendonitis.
Louise Bowen tweets: Hanging out in Northumberland today, nearly in Scotland & you can feel it by the drop in temperature. Beautiful though!
Newcastle lost 2-1 at home to Swansea after a last-minute penalty converted by Wilfried Bony
Middlesbrough suffered the same scoreline against Millwall, with Ledesma's 80th minute goal not enough to cancel out Maierhofer's two for Millwall which leaves their play-off hopes hanging by a thread.
Hartlepool were beaten 3-0 away at Burton.
Paul Webster emailed and said: The first I bought was either Al Stewart's Orange (for a friend but I wanted to hear it) or Tonto's Expanding Headband (great electronic experience). Worst? I suppose one LP I came across that I might have been tempted to buy but fortunately didn't was No Pussyfooting by Robert Fripp and Eno, truly awful.
BBC business reporter Steph McGovern tweets: I've been kidnapped and brought here. My mam is going to disown me. #familyfootyfeud #boroinmyheart #geordietoday
Sunflowers are being planted in a North East borough to remember soldiers who lost their lives during the Great War.
According to records, 1,245 men from Stockton died during WW1 and, to mark the centenary of its outbreak, seeds are being given away from 27 April.
Newcastle United took the lead when Shola Ameobi scored in the 23rd minute but Swansea's Wilfried Bony equalised just before half-time.
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue service tweets: Fire-fighters have released a female child who became trapped in playground equipment in Newton Aycliffe.
Police were called to an address in Bournmoor after receiving reports of two men fighting.
The BBC is offering 45 local apprenticeships in its radio stations across the UK as part of Director-General Tony Hall's pledge to open up the BBC to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
If you're creative, hard working and passionate about what you do, a non-graduate, proud of where you live, and want to help put it on the map and aged 18 and over, then find out more information here.
My first was Cher 'All I really want to do ' bought with my first pay packet from working at Robinsons (now Debenhams) in summer '65. I earned £3 .12 shillings. My mum took my pay packet and gave me the 12 shillings as pocket money. So that week I had 5 and 4 pence left after spending 6 and 8.
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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