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Generally dry, rather cloudy and breezy during the evening, although hill fog could lead to the odd spot of drizzle.
Staying rather cold, with a patchy frost possible.
Some clearer spells could spread into the south and east at times.
A pedestrian has died in hospital two days after being struck by a car.
Jason Stephenson, 26, from New Brancepeth, County Durham, was hit by a Ford Focus as he walked along the A690 near Belmont, Durham City, at about 23:30 on Friday.
He died at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary on Sunday having suffered serious head injuries in the crash.
His sister Nicola said he was a "beloved brother" who was "tragically taken from us too soon".
The Geordie pair came cheek to cheek with their freshly tattooed faces after a superfan from Thornaby had this interesting design.
There's heavy traffic on the A1058 Coast Road eastbound in Willington at the Silverlink Roundabout, because of earlier road closure.
Tesco customers are being short-changed by promotions which have expired but are still advertised on the shelves, a BBC investigation has found.
It revealed shoppers were overcharged at two-thirds of stores visited by an undercover reporter.
In 33 of 50 stores visited, multi-buy promotions were marked on the shelf, but the time-limited discounts were not applied at tills.
Stores in Gateshead and Newcastle were among those where errors were found.
The club said "as a thank you" fans are being offered the chance to secure their seat for next season at no additional cost.
A body has been found in Hartlepool Marina during a search for missing Cornwall man Andrew Roy.
The body was discovered at about 13:00.
Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the Mr Roy's family have been informed, police said.
The MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland Tom Blenkinsop has announced that an adjournment debate will take place to discuss issues at Boulby Potash Mine.
The meeting will take place on 27 February.
A film club which captured the North East in colour before the major TV networks is celebrating its 90th year.
The Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographer's Association used the latest technology to shoot films.
It also captured events such as the opening of the Tyne Bridge and the celebrations for the coronation of George VI.
You can watch the full film on Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30.
A driver was shaken and suffered minor injuries when his tanker overturned and fell about 30ft (9m) down an embankment.
The vehicle, which contained heating oil, came off the road just outside Fourstones as it travelled towards Hexham, Northumberland, this morning.
Northumbria Police said it will take several hours to decant the fuel from the vehicle, and the road will be closed all day while the oil is removed. Diversions are in place.
A search is continuing after a man went missing hours after being seen at Hartlepool marina on 9 February.
Andrew Roy, 51, failed to show up for work on Friday morning.
Over the weekend a police search was joined by the RNLI, the Coastguard and the fire brigade.
Mr Roy's family, who live in Cornwall, are being kept informed.
Despite arriving at the Riverside with a free-scoring Romelu Lukaku and on a fine run, Everton's match with Middlesbrough was perhaps destined to end in a goalless draw.
Boro have easily the meanest defence of the current bottom six, having conceded only 27 goals in 25 games - the same amount as seventh-placed Everton - despite being only two points above the relegation zone.
If Aitor Karanka's side keep conceding at the rate of 1.08 goals per game, they will end the season with 41 goals against their name - and should they fail to beat the drop that would be comfortably the fewest number of goals conceded by a relegated Premier League side.
Best defences that could not beat the drop
That is of course only half the story with Middlesbrough, as they are also the most miserly team in attack this season, with only 19 goals.
At a rate of 0.76 goals per game, they are on course to finish the campaign with just 29 goals - but there is precedent for staying up with such a sterile strike force.
A domestic violence charity on Teesside says it's seen a huge rise in older women asking for help.
Redcar-based Eva Women's Aid supports women and children in the area who have been victims of domestic or sexual abuse.
"Sarah" has rebuilt her life with help from the refuge: "At the beginning he knocked the hell out of me. I ended up at the hospital a few times - he broke my collar bone, fingers, my nose. Now I can make my own decisions.
"I'm happy and there's no-one telling me what I should be doing and shouldn't be doing. I'm now living my life."
Ken Loach, director of I, Daniel Blake - about the struggles of living in the UK benefits system - condemned the government as he accepted the award for outstanding British film - the first of the night to be handed out.
He apologised for making a political speech so early on, but said: "Thank you to the academy for endorsing the truths of what the film says, which hundreds and thousands of people in this country know.
"The most vulnerable and poorest are treated by the government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful, a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children we promised to help and that's a disgrace too."
Police are appealing for information after a man had his ear bitten in an assault in Northumberland.
The incident happened at about 23:00 on Saturday on Fore Street in Hexham. An unknown man approached the victim, a 20-year-old man, and without any provocation bit his ear before making off.
The man is currently receiving hospital treatment for a "significant injury" to his ear, Northumbria Police said.
Joe Root steps up to the role of Test skipper from his previous role as vice-captain, with Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, 25, filling the role as his deputy.
"It is a huge honour to be given the Test captaincy," said Root. "I feel privileged, humbled and very excited.
"The senior guys in the changing room play a very influential role and, whilst there's a natural progression for me, it's a huge support to know that they are there to help and advise.
"We have a very good group of players and I'm looking forward to leading them out in the summer, building on Alastair's achievements and making the most of our talents in the years ahead."
Ten walkers were stranded on the English side of Windy Gyle and a multi-agency operation between Northumbria Police, Police Scotland and Mountain Search and Rescue was launched to find them.
The group was located at about 19:00, after taking shelter in a forest.
The walkers were rescued from the hills, some by helicopter, and taken to hospital as a precaution - no-one is believed to be seriously injured, however one is thought to be suffering from hypothermia.
A1058 Tyne And Wear eastbound severe disruption, at A19.
A1058 Tyne And Wear - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on A1058 Coast Road eastbound in Willington at Silverlink Roundabout, because of roadworks. Diversion in operation - via the exit slip, down to the roundabout and re-join via the entry slip road.
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The centrepiece of Sunderland's new bridge is now in place.
The 330ft (100m) A-frame structure of the New Wear Crossing was finally raised on Saturday, after a 15-hour lift.
A children's charity says it's seen a rise in calls from youngsters reporting their parents' problems with drink and drugs.
The NSPCC told us more than 1,200 people from the North East and Cumbria got in touch in the last year with concerns about substance abuse.
"These calls are things like talking to us about parents who are excessively drinking or engaging in drug-taking behaviour and potentially neglecting and abusing children. It's a really worrying rise we're seeing," says the group's Emily Cherry.
The charity has referred more than 1,000 of those calls to police and social workers.
A number of weapons and suspected cocaine were seized from an address in Norfolk Street in Stockton on Saturday.
The weapons included knives, a sword and an extendable baton.
A 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing a section 5 firearm.
Both have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Anna and Fiona Forster, from Ryhope, have recently returned from Northern Tanzania, where they climbed the world’s highest free-standing mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro - to support a new HIV awareness and testing campaign.
There's one lane blocked on the A1061 Laverock Hall Road eastbound in Blyth before the Laverock Hall Road junction because of a broken down van.
Traffic is coping well.
If you're hoping for a brighter day after a grey and wet weekend you may be disappointed.
It's set to remain rather cloudy and cold, with an onshore easterly breeze bringing extensive low cloud, hill fog and perhaps the odd spot of light rain.
There'll be further low cloud tonight and hill fog is likely to give further patchy drizzle overnight. It will gradually become less windy during the early hours.
Maximum temperature 6C (43F).
The Tyneside-set Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake took one of the top prizes at the Baftas's last night.
It was named Outstanding British Film at the London ceremony having been nominated in five categories.
The movie stars North East comedian Dave Johns who plays an unemployed man experiencing the social security system.
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