- Updates on Monday 18 April 2016
BBC Look North
North East and Cumbria
We'll be looking at injured animals looking for new homes on Look North tonight, including Duke the injured bullock and his mobile walking aid (pictured).Copyright: BBC
Tune in at 18:30 tonight to hear his story.
A rambler says cow stampedes may not be as rare as people think after a tourist was killed by a herd of cattle near the North East coast.Copyright: The Chronicle
Less than 69% of families in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea were offered their first choice, compared with 83% for London overall.
There was better news for parents in Redcar and Cleveland, where almost 98% of parents got their first choice.
A national average for England will not be available for a couple of weeks.Copyright: PA
A dry evening and night. With clear periods and winds continuing to ease it will turn chilly with a ground frost, in rural spots.
Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F).Copyright: BBC
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The Northumberland-born cricketer, 26, first had surgery on the ankle after leaving England's winter tour of the United Arab Emirates early.
He pulled out of an intended comeback with Durham's second XI this week.
One in six primary schools in the North East is full or over capacity, the Department for Education has revealed.
An 86-year-old supporter of Darlington FC became the club's oldest mascot yesterday.
Joyce Rumney has supported the club for more than 70 years.
You can watch the moment it happened on BBC Tees' Facebook here.Copyright: BBC
A burglar was caught after he stood in paint and left footprints leading back to his house.
Police were called to a report of a break-in at a second hand shop in Easington Colliery, at the junction of Seaside Lane and Vincent Street in February.Copyright: Durham Police
A small number of items had been stolen from the premises, but police say they "had one potential and very obvious lead".
During the break-in the intruder had knocked over a tin of white paint and had unwittingly left a trail of footprint impressions on the pavement outside the shop.Copyright: Durham Police
An officer followed the trail down Vincent Street to a house, found the stolen property in the garden, checked the suspect’s footwear and arrested the 27-year-old occupant for burglary.
Mark Andrew Connor appeared at Peterlee Magistrates court last Tuesday.
He admitted one charge of burglary and was given a 12 month community order with £100 compensation.
Since Tuesday last week there have been a spate of car thefts in East Tynedale, police say.
Tools worth more than £1,000 were stolen from a van parked in Castle View, Ovingham.
A man who tried to get into another van later that day was disturbed and made off empty handed in a red Peugeot car.
On Friday a man attempted to break into a Land Rover parked in Jackson Road, Wylam, and tools were stolen from a van parked in Station Road, Corbridge.
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A 93-year-old man has travelled across the River Tyne on a zip-wire.
Harold Robson wanted to do it in memory of his wife Joan who died last year.
You can watch it on BBC Look North's Facebook page here.Copyright: BBC
Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is hopeful his team can continue a recovery that began with a 3-0 win over Swansea at the weekend.
He held a news conference today ahead of tomorrow night's match against Manchester City.Copyright: Newcastle United
The Magpies are one place off the bottom, two points behind Sunderland and three adrift of Norwich but Benitez said: "If we believe like we did against Swansea then we can beat anyone.
"We have nothing to lose at the moment and we have confidence."
New "night vision" safety cameras will be used across Durham and Cleveland in a week-long crackdown on speeding motorists.
Starting today, officers from the joint Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) will be carrying out speed checks.Copyright: Durham Police
They now have cameras with full infra-red capability, and are being fitted to the four mobile safety vans which operate across the Durham and Cleveland force areas
Police say the cameras they used to use could only operate when there was enough daylight to capture cars' registration details, whereas these work in low light.
Danielle van de Donk scored a hat-trick as Arsenal, down to 10 players for much of the game, crushed Sunderland to reach their 15th Women's FA Cup final.
The Gunners lost Emma Mitchell to two yellow cards, but Van de Donk and Dan Carter put them in control.
Sunderland's Abby Holmes was then sent off for fouling Carter in the box, with Fara Williams converting from the spot.
Van de Donk went on to complete her treble, with Carter adding a second and Jordan Nobbs also on target.
A car which was donated to East Durham College’s Technical Academy and worked on by staff and students has been sold at auction for more than expected.
The BMW 850csi was valued by auctioneers at between £8,000 and £12,000.Copyright: East Durham college
But at auction last week it was sold for £17,500 at a specialist prestige and performance car company in Luton.
The money received by the college from the sale of the car will now go back into the motor vehicle department at The Technical Academy to fund further projects for students to work on.
Susan Mitchelson, 45, was found with more than 50 stab wounds at her home in Northumberland in November.Copyright: BBC
Newcastle Crown Court heard the boy, 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered serious mental health issues and believed he was a demon.
He was sentenced to a hospital order after admitting manslaughter with diminished responsibility.
A pub in a Grade II listed building in Sunderland has won design awards.
The Dun Cow in Sunderland was crowned the winner in refurbishment and conservation categories.Copyright: PA
The competition's run by the Campaign for Real Ale in association with Historic England and the Victorian Society.
The pub, originally built as a gin palace in 1901, has been restored to its former grandeur.