16:43 UK time, Friday, 27 June 2014
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A memorial service in honour of two Newcastle United fans killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash is held at St James' Park.
Sunderland supporters raise money for a floral tribute to the two Newcastle fans who died in an aeroplane crash in Ukraine.
Gateshead FC have agreed to sign left-back Ryan Wilson from Ilkeston Town after a successful trial. The deal will be confirmed later.
Newcastle United have won 4-0 against Sydney FC in a pre-season friendly.
A minute's silence was held before the game for two fans who were killed in the MH17 plane crash.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has raised concerns over police officers in England and Wales using Tasers at point-blank range, despite no longer being trained to do so.
In the North East during 2013, Northumbria Police's 3,852 officers used Tasers 132 times. Durham's 1,365 strong force used it 95 times, while Cleveland Police's 1,490 officers used it 108 times.
Tasers were deployed 10,380 times across England and Wales last year and there were 154 complaints - a rate that has remained consistent over 10 years.
One in every three packets of cigarettes bought in some parts of the North East this year were smuggled, according to a report by the tobacco industry.
It suggests that from April to June this year, over a third of cigarettes bought in Middlesbrough were bootleg - nearly three times as many as last year.
And, it's claimed the figure in Darlington has tripled to one packet in four. But HM Revenue and Customs disputes these figures, saying that nationally, the figure has dropped by nearly a 10th over the past decade.
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A BNP activist from Spennymoor, County Durham, has become the leader of the party after Nick Griffin stepped down.
Mr Griffin (pictured) stepped down as leader of the BNP yesterday saying the decision to go was "mine and mine alone".
It's half-time and Newcastle have taken at 3-0 lead at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand in their pre-season friendly match against Sydney FC.
De Jong put the Magpies ahead, Emmanuel Riviere doubled their lead before Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa made it 3-0.
Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has agreed to return for a second loan spell at Middlesbrough.
The 20-year-old Chelsea centre-back spent the second half of last season at the Riverside and played 14 games.
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A search is continuing for a missing man who got into difficulties while swimming in the River Tees.
He is believed to have gone missing at about 19:40 on Monday in an area of water near the Millennium Bridge in Stockton.
A teenager has been charged and a third man has been arrested after shots were fired at a door in Middlesbrough.
The shots were fired at the door of a property in Eglington Road, Grangetown, on Friday afternoon. No-one was injured.
A 27-year-old remains in police custody awaiting questioning. A 19-year-old man arrested at the weekend has been released on bail and a 19-year-old also arrested has been charged with three firearms offences and is due at court later.
Part of a Teesside beach which was cordoned off following the discovery of a suspected explosive device has reopened.
An Army bomb disposal team identified the device as a training mortar before safely removing it from Saltburn beach on Monday.
A section of the beach was temporarily closed to the public.
In memory of Newcastle fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who died in the MH17 plane disaster, there will be a minute's silence before the Magpies' pre-season friendly game against Sydney FC.
Alan Pardew and Fabricio Coloccini laid these wreaths on their seats ahead of kick-off in the match at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which starts at 08:30 BST.
Everywhere will have a dry day with light winds, and many places will have warm sunny spells. However, coastal areas will be cooler due to an onshore breeze, which may also bring areas of mist and low cloud at times.
Maximum temperature: 25C (77F). Check the forecast near you.
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