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  1. Updates on Friday 25 November 2016

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  1. Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport

    Jurgen Klopp

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool move back to the top of the Premier League with a win against Sunderland but could face a run of games without Philippe Coutinho through injury.

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  2. Timothy Abraham

    BBC Sport

    Islam Slimani

    Timothy Abraham

    BBC Sport

    Islam Slimani's injury-time penalty rescues a point for Leicester as they come from behind twice against Middlesbrough.

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  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's the end of our updates for today - thanks for joining us.

    You can still find the latest news online, on BBC Tees, on BBC Newcastle and on Look North.

    We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 on Monday.

    In the meantime, if you want to get in touch you can contact us on TwitterFacebook, or via email.

  4. It's looking dry but cold in the North East tomorrow...

    It looks like it will be another cold night and there could be some frost in the morning.

    Tomorrow's looking cold, but dry.

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  5. Watch: George Osborne aasked about making £320,000 from speeches

    Former chancellor George Osborne was in Newcastle today visiting the constuction site for the £58m urban sciences building at Newcastle University.

    He also met council and business leaders.

    Earlier this week records showed Mr Osborne made more than £320,000 over 31 days for giving speeches.

    See his reponse when BBC politics reporter Luke Walton asked him about it.

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  6. Free parking in Durham in December

    Durham County Council has announced that throughout December, council-owned car parks will be free after 15:00.

    The free parking applies to all council-run car parks, as well as on-street parking bays in Durham City from 1 December until  31 December. 

    Prince Bishops car park, Durham

     This is the third year that the council has introduced the scheme.  

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    Severe accident: A1 North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    A1 North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between A6136 Leeming Lane and A6136 Gatherley Road affecting A1.

    A1 North Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on A1 northbound in Catterick between Catterick South and Catterick North, because of an accident. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to the A1(M) J51 junction.

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  8. Alan Shearer: Trust is the key to Newcastle United commentator Mick Lowes' success

    Some big names from the world of football have been paying tribute to BBC Newcastle's commentator Mick Lowes as he prepares to hang up his microphone.

    After 25 years covering Newcastle United, he'll commentate on his final match when they take on Blackburn Rovers at St James' Park tomorrow.

    Mick Lowes and Alan Shearer

    Newcastle United's record goal scorer Alan Shearer told BBC Newcastle: "I think in the media world nowadays there's less trust than there ever has been I think, from players, from managers, from coaches towards the media. 

    "But when Mick's involved, that's the one thing I think you do get and that's why he has so many good contacts in the game, that's why he's so well respected.

    "When I go to football grounds and talk to players who I played with and who I played against, they always ask me 'how's big Mick?' He's known a lot from outside of this area as well."

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    Severe disruption: A19 Tyne And Wear southbound

    BBC Travel

    A19 Tyne And Wear southbound severe disruption, between A186 and A1058 Coast Road.

    A19 Tyne And Wear - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A19 southbound in Shiremoor between Holystone Roundabout and Silverlink Roundabout.

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  10. Christmas tree crowned with Harry Potter sorting hat

    Check out this Harry Potter Christmas tree created by a super fan from County Durham.

    Kathryn Burnett tweeted a photo of her creation and it was liked by Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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    Severe accident: A66 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A66 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A6108 and A67.

    A66 North Yorkshire - A66 closed in both directions between Scotch Corner in Richmondshire and the A67 junction in Bowes, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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  12. Watch: D-day veteran honoured shortly before his death

    A 92-year-old D-Day veteran has been honoured by the French in the final hours of his life. 

    Ronald Veitch, from Billingham, risked his life to secure France's liberation during World War Two, and was awarded the Legion of Honour in his hospital bed.

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    Video caption: D-day veteran honoured by French shortly before he dies
  13. Police appeal after men threatened with meat cleaver, axe and knife

    Northumbria Police are appealing for information after two incidents during which men and a teenager were threatened with weapons in Newcastle. They believe they could be linked.

    The first happened between 18:30 and 19:00 on 23 November when two men aged 19 and 20 were walking on Wood Grove, Scotswood Dene, and were approached by three men armed with a meat cleaver, axe and a knife. 

    The group threatened the two men and stole one of their mobile phones.

    The second incident took place shortly afterwards, between 19:00 and 19:30, when a 14-year-old boy was walking in the underpass near to the McDonalds on West Denton Way, close to the A1.

    A male in a group of three who were nearby picked up some money which the boy had dropped.

    The boy was threatened with a knife and the money was stolen.

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    Severe accident: A66 County Durham both ways

    BBC Travel

    A66 County Durham both ways severe accident, between The Street and B6277 affecting A67.

    A66 County Durham - A66 in Greta Bridge closed and queuing traffic in both directions between The Street junction and the B6277 junction, because of an accident involving five vehicles. Congestion to the A67 junction and on A67 Bowes Road to the Dark Lane junction.

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  15. Hartlepool funeral director sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexual abuse

    Stuart Whincup

    BBC Look North

    A funeral director who sexually abused five teenage boys has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    Gerald Martin

    Gerald Martin, 66, abused his victims in public toilets and in his funeral parlour in Hartlepool.

    The abuse began in the 1970s and continued through to the 1990s.

    Martin, 66, and of Valley Close, Hartlepool, had denied all the charges against him but was convicted by a jury in August.  

  16. Watch: Middlesbrough FC keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos takes on Q&A

    Middlesbrough FC goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos went into BBC Tees yesterday and while he was there answered a series of quickfire questions.

    He talked about his nickname, the best player he's ever faced and which Boro player partied hardest when the club won promotion back to the Premier League.  

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    Video caption: Middlesbrough FC keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos takes on Q&A