13:42 UK time, Friday, 19 April 2013
UKIP has a record number of candidates in the county council elections but can they upset the established parties?
Police say they are "fully prepared" for an English Defence League march in Newcastle, just days after the murder of a soldier.
Live commentary and scorecard from day three of the County Championship Division One match at Chester-le-Street (11:00 BST).
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A1 Tyne And Wear - Queueing traffic and long delays on A1 northbound in Birtley at the A167 Durham Road junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on A1(M) to Washington Services.