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  1. Updates on Monday 20 June 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    That's it for today - thank you for joining us. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel updates at 08:00 on Monday.

    Why not get in touch before then? If you'd like to then feel free to send us a message on TwitterFacebook, or via email at northeast.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

  2. Tonight's weather: Mostly dry

    BBC Weather

    A mostly dry evening and night with some clear spells. A few mist patches may form in rural areas, with isolated light shower possible over hills. Winds will be light and variable.

    Weather graph
  3. Tonight's Look North

    BBC Look North

    North East and Cumbria

    Tonight on Look North we'll bring all the latest information on the Shane Tunney trial, the EU 'Leave' rally which is taking place in Gateshead, and an exciting sneak preview of Kynren: An Epic Tale of England.

    That, and much more, at 18:30 on BBC One

  4. How a food tin from Miners’ Strike inspired Andy Wharhol-style artwork

    Sunderland Echo

    Newspaper

    Politics and art have been mixed by a Wearside student who is hoping to stoke up the EU Referendum debate in his area.

    student holding artwork
  5. CCTV cameras placed on Barnard Castle bridge

    After a number of collisions, cameras have now been placed on  Abbey Bridge near Barnard Castle by Durham County Council.

    In recent months, the bridge has been hit accidentally by a small number of vehicles.

    Two cameras will be in operation – one at each end of the bridge, and they will be in place whenever the bridge is being used as a diversion route to monitor traffic.

  6. Hartlepool United sign striker

    Hartlepool United have signed Grimsby Town striker Padraig Amond.

    The 28-year-old was top scorer in the National League last season with 30 goals as the Mariners were promoted to League Two.

    Padraig Amond
  7. Shane Tunney trial: Seven teenagers jailed

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    Seven teenagers convicted of killing Shane Tunney in a "savage" street attack on Teesside have been jailed.

    Kearan Terry Davis, 18, was jailed at Teesside Crown Court for a minimum of 15 years after being convicted of Mr Tunney's murder. His cousin Kieron Harry Davis was jailed for a minimum of 13 years, also for murder.

    A 17-year-old was jailed for four years for manslaughter and a youth of 16 for three years and nine months. Neither can be named for legal reasons.

    All were convicted for their part in an assault on Mr Tunney's friend Anthony Kirk on the same night.

    Kearan Terry Davis, left, and Kieran Harry Davis
    Image caption: Kearan Terry Davis, left, and Kieran Harry Davis
  8. Family's devastation after Teesside woman dies in crash

    The family of a Teesside woman who died in a collision in North Yorkshire on Thursday say they are devastated.

    Lucy Pinder, 19, from Thornaby was a rear seat passenger in a car which overturned and hit a tree near Kirby Misperton on Thursday.

    In a statement her family said: “We are devastated at our loss and still trying to come to terms with it as a family. We’d like time to grieve privately and thank all our friends and family for their support and kind thoughts.”

    Lucy Pinder
  9. Man beaten and seriously injured in Peterlee

    A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being beaten during an incident which happened in Horden, Peterlee, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    Fifth Street

    When police and paramedics arrived at Fifth Street, they found a 26-year-old man with serious injuries, including one to his head.

    He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he remains in a ‘serious’ condition.

    Two men and a woman, all local, have been arrested by police on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. After being interviewed they were released on police bail while enquiries continue.

  10. Saturday County Cup lid still missing 'after 50 years'

    North Riding FA are looking for a detective...

    The lid for the Saturday County Cup - won by a Darlington team including Arthur Wharton and in use since 1880 - went missing sometime between the 1960s and 1980s.

    Now the North Riding FA is trying to find it before the trophy goes on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

    Dave Roberts from the North Riding FA said: "There is a hero out there who knows something about the lid, either about its demise, or it's hanging on a wall or is on a mantelpiece."  

    ArthurWharton
  11. Nissan to take legal action against Leave campaign

    Sunderland-based car manufacturer Nissan is to take legal action against the Leave campaign, after its logo was displayed in a Leave campaign leaflet.

    The logo appeared in a pro-Brexit flyer alongside those of other major global manufacturers.

    The company said it hoped legal proceedings would prevent future "false statements."

    Nissan executives have previously said the firm would like Britain to remain in Europe.

  12. Two teenagers due to be sentenced for murder of Shane Tunney

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    Two teenagers convicted of the murder of a man on Teesside had a long history of offending, a court heard.

    Cousins Kearan Terry Davis and Kieran Harry Davis, both 18, will be sentenced today for killing 24-year-old Shane Tunney (pictured) in a "savage" street attack in Norton last year.

    Prosecutor Nick Dry said Kearan Terry Davis had been offending since the age of 10 and had a total of 33 convictions, the same number as Kieran Harry Davis.

    The court also heard a victim impact statement from Mr Tunney's partner Vix Cooper who said: "The most heartbreaking thing is knowing all this could've been avoided."

    Five other teenagers who were cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter will also be sentenced.

    Shane Tunney
  13. Compulsory redundancies at Cleveland College of Art and Design

    Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Cleveland College of Art and Design say they are shocked after the college announced it will make a number of compulsory redundancies across two campuses.

    Patrick Chapman, the college's head of employment, said 10 members of staff are being invited to attend meetings from today to reapply for seven positions - meaning that there will be three job losses.

    The union has criticised the college's handling of the announcement, saying it has failed to consult properly or follow its own agreed redundancy procedures.

    Entrance to the college
  14. Ice cream van stolen in Seaham

    A distinctive ice cream van has been stolen from outside a dessert parlour.

    The van was taken from outside Lickety Split on North Terrace in Seaham, on Friday night.

    Witnesses said they saw the red and white VW being towed away and it was later seen being driven north on the A19 at Dalton Park.

    Ice cream van
  15. Teesside firm renews F1 contract

    Teesside-based media company X-Cel Broadcast has renewed the contract to kit out the Malaysia Formula 1 motor racing circuit for the GT Sepang 12 Hour race.

    The Middlesbrough company will broadcast the race live around the world on 10 December. They will be kitting out the circuit with track side and pit lane cameras, building a commentary box and control rooms for TV coverage of the full race on the day.

    TV crew in controls room
  16. Armed police remain outside Gateshead property

    Armed police are still outside a house in Gateshead after a man locked himself inside.

    A cordon was set up around the scene after the alarm was raised shortly after 07:00. Northumbria Police said there was a possibility the man may have a weapon.

    Police are trying to get the man to leave without injury to himelf or any of the officers at the scene.