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Summary

  1. Updates from the North East on Wed 19 Nov
  2. More updates from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from BBC Local Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday. John Brookmyre just about captured this double-rainbow in Saltburn earlier today.

    Double-rainbow in Saltburn

    You can send your pictures by email: northeast.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet @BBCNewsNE and we may feature them on BBC Local Live tomorrow.

  2. Listen again

    Simon Logan

    BBC Newcastle

    If you missed my chat with Basil, Sybil and Manuel, you can listen again on iPlayer in the Live Content section and listen from 2:50:00.

    Basil, Simon Logan,

    I had fun trying to explain that the "news was coming next", but he was asking me what's new and old?

  3. Mist or fog likely

    Paul Mooney

    BBC Weather presenter

    Staying rather cloudy overnight with isolated showers persisting in coastal areas. Some mist or fog patches are likely to develop, with hill fog patches becoming more widespread.

    Weather forecast

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F). Check the forecast near you.

  4. Unlicensed driver caught

    The Darlington arm of Durham Police tweets: Van driver has been driving for 21yrs without a licence & without being stopped! Van seized & driver 2 court! #3586

  5. Emergency service base criticised

    The location of a base for four emergency services has been criticised by residents of a County Durham town.

    Barnard Castle Fire Station

    The "quad station" would be used by the fire service, police, ambulances and mountain rescue team.

    Initial plans were for the £3.7m development to be built on the site of Barnard Castle Fire Station but concerns about traffic problems have been raised with Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

  6. Travel headlines

    The A696 in Kirkharle, Northumberland, is closed and there's queuing traffic in both directions near the B6342 junction because of an accident. A diversion is in operation.

    There's also slow traffic and there's one lane closed on the A1 Western bypass northbound in Seaton Burn at Seaton Burn roundabout because of a two-vehicle accident.

    More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

  7. Hello, my deer

    Damian O'Neil

    BBC Look North

    Remember pet day at school, where you took your hamster into the classroom to show your friends?

    Frosty the reindeer

    Ten-year-old Alessia Calzini wanted to bring her pet Frosty, into St Godric's Primary School in Durham.

    However, the head teacher was slightly concerned, because Frosty is a five-year-old reindeer. I'll have more on this story on BBC Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.

  8. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 17:00 include:

    • BBC Tees: Middlesbrough Council say they want to drive aggressive beggars who are making up to £200 a day out of the town.
    • BBC Newcastle: Jon Harle and Anne Leuchars have a round-up of the day's news.
  9. Complaint goes to ombudsman

    A complaint about a Teesside judge who spared a domestic abuser jail is being taken to the judiciary's ombudsman.

    In September, Judge George Moorhouse gave Anthony Bruce a 12-month suspended sentence for an attack on his wife by biting and using a knife.

    Three North East police and crime commissioners (PCCs) have written to the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman to complain.

    The BBC has contacted Judge Moorhouse but has not yet received a comment.

  10. Fletcher will be fit

    Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will be fit for Saturday's match against Leicester despite returning early from international duty, manager Gus Poyet says.

    Steven Fletcher

    The 27-year-old Scotland international returned to Wearside after undergoing a scan on the ankle he damaged in Friday night's 1-0 Euro 2016 victory over the Republic of Ireland.

  11. Alcohol thefts: CCTV released

    Police investigating three thefts of alcohol in Wallsend, Newcastle, have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to who may be able to help with inquiries.

    Man in a shop

    Two took place on High Street West and the other theft took place on Station Road.

    The offences took place between 26 September and 20 October. Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call police on 101.

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  13. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 16:00 include:

    • BBC Tees: Middlesbrough Council say they want to drive aggressive beggars who are making up to £200 a day out of the town.
    • BBC Newcastle: Jon Harle and Anne Leuchars have a round-up of the day's news.
  14. Brown to go part-time

    Matthew Raisbeck

    BBC Newcastle

    Gateshead FC manager Gary Mills says he expects James Brown to now play part-time and says he's thinking about becoming a driving instructor.

  15. Faulty guests

    Simon Logan

    BBC Newcastle

    If you fancy a meal with a difference get yourself down to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle this week - for the Faulty Towers Dining Experience.

    Basil, Sybil and Manuel

    I was joined in the studio by Basil and Sybil and Manuel.

    It wasn't long before Manuel made me jump! You can hear more by clicking on the Live Coverage tab.

  16. Man charged after attack

    A 32-year-old man has been charged with wounding and possessing a blade after a man was struck in the side of the neck while his back was turned, Northumbria Police says.

    He will appear before magistrates later.

    A man approached a passenger in a vehicle parked in the Tesco Express petrol station forecourt in Silksworth Lane and asked him for a light at 17:45 on Monday and was stabbed when he turned to speak to people in the car.

  17. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 15:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: There was a drop in the number of new cases of HIV in the North East last year.
    • BBC Tees: Bosses at Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital admit resources were stretched at the weekend when 800 people turned up for treatment at the A&E department.
  18. Resurfacing planned for A1

    Resurfacing works on the A1 have been planned to take place northbound and southbound between Earsdon and Burgham in Northumberland.

    The work will take place overnight between 20:00 and 06:00 between 24 November and 20 December.

    The southbound carriageway between Hitchcroft junction and Felton North junction will be closed during the day and night, with drivers in contraflow on the northbound carriageway.

  19. 'More trusted' on horseback

    Helen Richardson

    BBC Newcastle News Editor

    Northumbria Police is only one of 12 forces to still have a mounted police section.

    A new report reveals the number of police horses has been cut by a quarter since 2012.

    The study - commissioned by the Association of Chief Police Officers - says Northumbria should keep hold of its section and it suggests people trust police officers more if they're on horseback.

  20. New HIV cases fall in NE

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    There was a drop in the number of new cases of HIV in the North East last year.

    The latest statistics show 90 new diagnoses were made, compared to 147 in 2012.

    Public Health England says more than 1,500 people were being treated for the condition in the North East in 2013. That's about 50 more than the year before.

  21. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 14:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: There was a drop in the number of new cases of HIV in the North East last year.
    • BBC Tees: Bosses at Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital admit resources were stretched at the weekend when 800 people turned up for treatment at the A&E department.
  22. 'Fake vodka' tested

    Hundreds of bottles of counterfeit alcohol have been found across the North East.

    Durham County Council is testing some fake vodka - discovered after raids on two properties in Consett - to see if it's harmful.

    Trading Standards says tests carried out on similar counterfeit drinks across the country found some contained industrial solvents.

  23. On the lunchtime Look North

    Stuart Whincup

    BBC Look North

    They're known criminals making up to £200 a day from begging on the street. That's the claim from Middlesbrough Council after it promised to drive them out of the town.

    Street wardens in Middlesbrough

    It's now issued court orders and Asbos in attempt to clear the streets. But one charity has accused the council of picking on the vulnerable. I'll have more on this story on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.

  24. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 13:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: A man's been charged after another man was stabbed on South Tyneside.
    • BBC Tees: Bosses at Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital admit resources were stretched at the weekend when 800 people turned up for treatment at the A&E department.
  25. Cloudy with showers

    It will be rather cloudy at times this afternoon with a scattering of showers, these mainly along the coast. However, a few bright or sunny intervals will develop further inland.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 10C (50F). Check the forecast near you.

  26. Serious accident on A69

    The A69 bypass in Haltwhistle is partially blocked in both directions at the Plenmeller Road junction because of a serious accident involving a lorry and multiple cars.

    Map of Northumberland

    More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

  27. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 12:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: A man's been charged after another man was stabbed on South Tyneside.
    • BBC Tees: Bosses at Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital admit resources were stretched at the weekend - when 800 people turned up for treatment at the A&E department.
  28. Two arrests after girl assaulted

    A 14-year-old girl's been treated in hospital after being assaulted by a group of girls in a park in Northumberland.

    It happened at on Monday evening in Astley Park in Seaton Delaval - the teenager was taken to hospital with a bruised face.

    A 14-year-old and 16-year-old were arrested on suspicion of assault.

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    We've introduced BBC Local Live, which is written by reporters across the North East, to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

  30. Heavy traffic on bypass

    There's very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on Felling Bypass westbound in Felling between the Old Fold Road junction and the A167 junction.

    More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

  31. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 11:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: It's claimed more than 1,000 North East families are at risk of losing their home between now and Christmas.
    • BBC Tees: The leader of Darlington Borough Council has defended a decision to award the chief executive a higher salary than the Prime Minister.
  32. News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 10:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: It's claimed more than 1,000 North East families are at risk of losing their home between now and Christmas.
    • BBC Tees: Ben Gibson is confident of being available for Middlesbrough's Championship game at Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
  33. New equipment for hospital

    Young patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital are set to benefit from new pain distraction equipment thanks to a donation of £2,000.

    The Children's Foundation was awarded the cash from the 2014 Lloyds Bank Community Fund following a public vote.

    The equipment includes interactive software, which allows children to control images using their senses to distract and comfort them during treatment.

  34. Post update

    News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: It's claimed more than 1,000 North East families are at risk of losing their home between now and Christmas.
    • BBC Tees: Teachers in North Yorkshire say an increasing number of children are self-harming.
  35. Bill Dixon in the hot seat

    Mike Parr

    BBC Tees

    What does the future hold for the town for Darlington? Coming up from 09:00 on BBC Tees the leader of the council Bill Dixon will be in the hot seat.

    I'll be asking him about the town's regeneration plans, and where the axe will fall as the council tries to make another £14m worth of cuts.

  36. Families at risk of losing homes

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    It's claimed more than 1,000 North East families are at risk of losing their home between now and Christmas.

    That's 28 households each day who could be out on the streets. Homeless charity Shelter says nearly 2,800 people in our region phoned their helpline in the last year.

    That's a rise of nearly 30% compared to two years ago.

    The Homelessness minister Kris Hopkins says since 2010, the Government has delivered more than 200,000 affordable homes across England, with plans for more investment.

  37. Cloudy with some showers

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    After a misty start with some patchy fog on the hills, most parts will see a rather cloudy day with a scattering of showers, mainly around the coast.

    Weather forecast

    However, a few bright or sunny intervals will develop further inland.

    Maximum temperature: 10C (50F). Check the forecast near you.

  38. Slow on the A1

    There's slow traffic on the A1 southbound in Denton Burn between the West Road junction and the Derwenthaugh Road junction.

    There's more slow traffic on the A19 northbound in Doxford Park at Herrington Interchange in the roadworks area.

    More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

  39. Post update

    Good morning

    Lloyd Watson

    BBC News

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