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Man arrested in hotel damage investigation

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing damage to a hotel on Newcastle Quayside.

Northumbria Police investigated reports of a disturbance at the Premier Inn on Lombard Street at shortly after 21:30 on Sunday.

It said some water pipes were damaged and there was flooding in the hotel and an adjoining business. Guests were evacuated as a precaution but no-one was injured.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and is in custody.

Dragonflies and damselflies bounce back after extreme weather

The North East's dragonfly and damselfly population has bounced back after being hit by extreme weather.

A survey by the Durham Wildlife Trust showed the insects thrived in 2019 - 1,296 were counted, which was 324 more than the previous year.

A dragon fly
Mal Wilkinson

A spokesman for the trust said the extreme cold of early 2018, dubbed the "Beast from the East", badly hit populations.

The insect counts were carried out at Rainton Meadows, Low Barns, Malton near Lanchester and Barlow Burn in Gateshead.

Snow-covered Angel looks over region

One of the region's best-known landmarks hasn't escaped this morning's snow.

This picture of Gateshead's Angel of the North was taken by photographer Owen Humphreys, of PA Media.

We can't tell if the dog is enjoying its morning walk or not!

A man walks his dog past the snow-covered Angel of the North
PA Media