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Two swimming pools in Gateshead have been closed after a suspected outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.
Plans for North East devolution are "off the table" as communities secretary Sajid Javid scraps deal following a vote by four out of seven councils not to continue.
Plans for a North East regional mayor are put on hold as some local authorities express fears over post-Brexit funding from the government.
The government warns the North East it risks losing £900m of investment because of delays approving plans for a directly elected mayor.
A new leader is appointed to Gateshead Council after Mick Henry stepped down following the authority's rejection of a devolution deal.
Six out of seven councils vote for a mayor to preside over regional issues with a £30m investment fund a year.
Labour retains control of Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead and South Tyneside councils.
Voting takes place in council elections across Northumberland, Tyneside and Wearside and PCC elections for Durham and Northumbria police forces.
Gateshead Council leader Mick Henry announces he is to stand down after 14 years in charge of the authority.
A centre for disabled children, which was earmarked for closure as part of Gateshead Council's £50m budget cuts, is given a lifeline.