Live updates for the North East have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.
- Updates on Monday 7 December 2015
- More news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 on Tuesday
BBC Look North
Tonight, I'll be live in Carlisle, where they're cleaning up once again after more devastating floods hit Cumbria.
Millions of pounds has been spent on flood defences in communities across Cumbria, but such was the torrent of water, they were simply overwhelmed.
In the North East, it was the Tyne valley which bore the brunt of the flooding with Corbridge particularly badly affected.
Join me for the latest updates from 18:30 on BBC One.
Starting dry this evening before cloud and outbreaks of rain move in from the west, reaching Hexham before midnight, and lasting into the early hours of Tuesday.
The persistent rain should clear all parts by dawn. Breezy and staying mild.Copyright: BBC
Minimum Temperature: 9C (48F)
Seven cats, eight dogs, four rabbits and three chickens have all been rescued from floods by the RSPCA.
Four teams of officers have been called out to 77 times to flooding incidents since Friday in the North East and Cumbria, a spokeswoman said.Copyright: RSPCA
As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.
Two emergency service workers have been appointed as the North East's first tri-responders.
Laura Birbeck and Laman Warburton will split their time working for Durham Police as PCSOs, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service as retained firefighters and as first responders for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).Copyright: Durham Police
They will be able to undertake policing, fire and rescue and ambulance service responses from their base within the police station in Stanhope.
Cleveland Police is working with Barnardo’s to tackle child sexual exploitation.
Barnardo's is offering free training to businesses who might be in a position to spot exploitation, such as night-time companies and community groups.
Alan Routledge from Barnardo’s said: “The night time economy is made up hoteliers, bar staff, door supervisors, take-away staff, shop assistants, petrol station attendants and many more people who may – if given the right information - be effective in spotting exploitation and saving a child from such abuse.”
Police have confirmed a peregrine falcon whose body was found at Stang Forest had been shot.
Durham Police and the RSPB said the falcon is one of several birds of prey to have been killed this year.Copyright: RSPB
Peregrine falcons are protected by law and RSPB investigations officer Howard Jones said: “This case once again provides a window into the reasons behind the peregrine falcon’s struggle to breed in much of the English uplands."
The falcon was discovered on 23 August.
The Aviva Tour of Britain cycling race raised £2.13m for the Northumberland economy, according to organisers Sweetspot.
The county hosted the event over two days in September.Copyright: Getty Images
About 115,000 spectators watched the race in Northumberland, 21% of whom came from outside the North East.
BBC News Online
Though it may have dominated much of the conversation in Corbridge, the flooding of the River Tyne was not the only talking point in the town this weekend.Copyright: Simon A Hunter
More than 800 people visited the Christmas Tree festival held in St Andrew's Church.Copyright: Simon A Hunter
The lights were switched on by former footballer Sol Campbell and his wife Fiona Barratt-Campbell.Copyright: Simon A Hunter
The festival ends at 17:00 tomorrow.
Metro services between Pelaw and South Hylton are expected to remain suspended until later in the week after overhead lines were damaged.
Replacement bus services will be running and passes are being accepted on Go North East and Stagecoach bus services.
More information can be found by visiting Nexus' online journey planner.
A special church service has been held in Darlington to remember missing York woman Claudia Lawrence.Copyright: North Yorkshire Police
Ms Lawrence, who worked as a chef at York University, disappeared from her house on Heworth Road in March 2009.Copyright: Lawrence familyCopyright: Lawrence family
The service was held at the All Saints Church in Darlington, the home town of her mother Joan Lawrence, and the family also released pictures of Claudia as a young girl.
A man was assaulted in an alleyway in Blyth after being approached by a gang of 20 youths believed to be aged between 15 and 17.
The 43-year-old suffered leg injuries after being attacked in the alleyway between Waterloo Road and Bondicar Terrace at about 22:00 on 4 December. Northumbria Police is appealing for information.
The A167 has reopened at Chester Moor in Durham following a collision involving a Ford Focus this afternoon.
The driver of the car, a woman in her 70s, has been taken to the University Hospital North Durham with serious injuries.
The road was closed three hours ago and reopened about 15:00.Copyright: Durham Police
Northumberland's only crematorium has re-opened today 10 months after being damaged by a fire.
The historic chapel was saved from the flames in March but Northumberland County Council said repairs to the rest of the site cost about £1m.Copyright: BBC
A family say they have been left disgusted after the grave of a relative was left strewn with tyre tracks after council workers drove vehicles over it.