Live updates for the North East have now finished for the day - thank you for joining us. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 on Friday.
We'll leave you with this video of the funeral of BBC Tees presenter and Middlesbrough commentator Ali Brownlee and the thousands of people who went to say goodbye.
You can see more on Look North at 18:30 on BBC One. And BBC Tees wil be broadcasting a special tribute programme from 18:00.