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Live Reporting

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  1. Magpies held talks with Steve Bruce on Saturday

    BBC Sport

    Steve Bruce has resigned as head coach of Sheffield Wednesday amid reports he is due to be appointed as manager of Newcastle United.

    Bruce was only appointed in January and did not actually take over for another month, guiding them to a 12th-place finish in the Championship.

    The Magpies held talks with Bruce, 58, on Saturday and he is the overwhelming favourite to succeed Rafael Benitez.

    Newcastle have flown to China without a manager as they prepare to face Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing on Wednesday.

    Born near Newcastle and a boyhood Magpies fan, Bruce told BBC Radio Sheffield on Sunday: "Speculation is speculation. It's in the hands of the clubs. For me there's nothing to talk about until the two clubs reach some sort of compromise."

    During his career, Bruce has managed 10 clubs, including a spell in charge of Newcastle's north-east rivals Sunderland.

    Benitez left the Magpies at the expiry of his contract at the end of last season, and has said the Premier League club "did not share his vision".

    Steve Bruce
  2. Police appeal over woman missing from Newcastle

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    Police have launched an appeal to trace a missing woman from Newcastle.

    Simona Dudyova was reported missing on Wednesday morning when she failed to turn up for an appointment. No-one has heard from her since.

    Simona Dudyova

    Officers believe Simona, who is originally from the Czech Republic but lives on Benwell Grove in Newcastle, may have travelled to the Manchester or Leeds areas.

    Police are now highly concerned for her welfare and are appealing for the public to look out for her.

    She is described as being olive skinned with long, dark hair, medium build and about 5ft 3in tall and has a tattoo on her collar bone.

  3. New bird's eye view of Newcastle

    Jonathan Swingler

    Video Journalist

    Hadrian’s Tower will be the tallest building in Newcastle.

    We've been up in the outside lift to have a look at the work going on.

    You can see the full report on Look North on BBC One at 18:30.

    Filming on Hadrian's Tower
    Filming on Hadrian's Tower
  4. Sam Fender draws crowds to Tynemouth

    North Shields singer Sam Fender attracted huge crowds around Tynemouth when he headlined the Mouth of the Tyne Festival last night.

    People crowded on to the beach at King Edward's Bay and the streets around the Priory.

    Crowds around Sam Fender
  5. Your photos: Noctilucent clouds over Killingworth

    Derrick Olsen took this beautiful photo of noctilucent clouds over Killingworth, North Tyneside.

    The rare phenomenon is caused by sunlight shining on ice crystals 50 miles (80km) above the earth's surface.

    If you want to send us photos you can tweet us, contact us via our Facebook page or email us.

    Noctilucent clouds over Killingworth
  6. Gas leak prompts warning

    People are being advised to avoid the Walker Riverside area of Newcastle because of a gas leak.

    Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said the leak is affecting the area around Neptune Road leading to Oil Mill Road and Fisher Street.

    It is advising people to avoid the area for the next few hours.

  7. Newcastle tight-lipped about Steve Bruce

    BBC Newcastle

    Newcastle United are remaining tight-lipped after reports that Steve Bruce could be named the Magpies' next boss.

    Some bookies have stopped taking bets on Bruce's appointment.

    Bosses at the club are said to have spent much of yesterday in talks with Sheffield Wednesday to release Bruce from the club.

    All this comes as Newcastle United are due to fly out to China this weekend for the Premier League Asia Trophy.

    Steve Bruce
  8. Back to the drawing board for seafront plans

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Pressure from residents on Sunderland's seafront has led to a rethink over leisure and housing plans for the area.

    A blueprint has been scrapped by Sunderland council in favour of more new leisure facilities and fewer homes.

    It will also mean a scaling back of hotel uses, but the Stack - a leisure complex built from shipping containers - remains in the plans.

    Councillor Rebecca Atkinson, the cabinet member for housing and regeneration, said the council was reacting to the views of residents.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Northumberland both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Northumberland both ways severe accident, from B1340 to B6347.

    A1 Northumberland - A1 closed in both directions from Alnwick North Junction in Denwick to the B6347 junction in South Charlton, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. Greggs on the go as drive-through opens

    Greggs has opened its first drive-through in its home city.

    And the Newcastle "drive-thru" was opened in style, by a vehicle labelled a sausage Rolls.

    Today's opening
    Image caption: The sausage rolls

    It's the company's fourth such site in the UK, with others in Manchester, Derbyshire and Blackburn.

    The Newcastle branch is in Sandy Lane.