By Jack Skelton
By Jack Skelton
By Matthew Henry
Our updates here have finished for the day and for the week, thank you for joining us. You can still find the latest news on BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North and online tonight abnd over the weekend.
We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel at 08:00 on Tuesday.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Thanks to Dan Myers in Seaham for sending in this photo of a ladybird sheltering from the wind on a nettle leaf.
Any residual light showers will soon die out and then it will become dry overnight, with light winds and some clear spells developing.
It will turn chilly in clearer spells with a touch of ground frost in places.
Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F).
Tomorrow will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells, although there remains the chance of an isolated light shower, mainly near coastal areas.
It will feel warmer than of late, and become breezier later.
Maximum Temperature: 13C (55F).
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service have been out teaching fire saftey to North East youngsters today.
BBC Newcastle's Jon Harle has been chatting to two performers from the Northern Chords Festival which is running until Saturday evening.
The event was set up by Gateshead musician Jonathan Bloxham in 2008 with an aim to bring some of the most talented young musicians in the world to the region.
A man has been sentenced to seven years in jail for the death of a man who died after being assaulted.
Dean Bowe, 32, was found with a head injury at a flat on South Parade, Whitley Bay on 7 September.
Jonathan Armstrong, 44, of the same address, has been found guilty of manslaughter and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170.
After his death, Mr Bowe's family said they had been left "reeling from the shock".
A North East care home has been praised by Falklands veteran Simon Weston after receiving the results of their CQC inspection.
Woodside Grange in Thornaby was rated as good in all areas by the Care Quality Commission. Last year the independent regulator found that the home, which provides nursing for up to 118 people, required improvement.
Mr Weston, who is an ambassador for the St Martins Care who run the home, said: "“Recent reports and documentaries have suggested careers in care have little appeal, but at Woodside Grange it doesn’t feel like that, with staff really engaged and happy at work and the recent CQC report reflects that.”
Sunderland manager David Moyes has said that his side has "forgotten how to win".
Moyes' side could be relegated to the Championship after a decade inthe Premier League if they lose to Bournemouth at the weekend.
He said: "We have forgotten how to win. We have got to find that and we have got to get it back quickly."
He went on to say: "We don't want to go down, but we also want to build momentum. We want to try to get a winning feeling back, we want to try to finish the season as well as we can if that's possible. That's my aim at the moment."
The Black Cats have failed to win a game since 4 February when they won 0-4 against Crystal Palace.
The first Hit the North music festival takes place in Newcastle later.
The event will feature 80 bands at 16 venues across the city. It's the biggest multi-venue festival in Newcastle since the BBC 6 Music festival two years ago.
It is expected the event, which is for one night only, will attract thousands of fans.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery by police investigating after money was stolen from a Middlesbrough shop.
Two men were said to have made off with hundreds of pounds after stealing from the till at Premier Store in North Ormesby on Monday. The men had covered their faces with scarves and carried "sharp implements" when they entered the shop on King's Road.
Cleveland Police said shop staff were shaken but that no-one was injured in the attack.
A second man, aged 23, who was arrested on suspicion of robbery earlier this week has been released on bail.
Progress has been made to tackle violence and drug abuse at HMP Northumberland, the Prison Officers' Association says.
It comes after a BBC Panorama investigation earlier this year showed problems with drugs, faulty alarms and staff being threatened by prisoners.
Staff also discovered wire cutters and balaclavas it was thought inmates used to sneak out of their cell blocks.
BBC Newcastle has approached Sodexo, which runs the jail, for comment.
Thanks to Len Smith for sending in his image looking out from Amble to Coquet Island in Northumberland.
Let's hope the sky isn't as moody over the bank holiday weekend!
This weekend's North East section of the Sunday Politics show will take place underneath a Teesside icon.
The area's mayoral candidates will be talking to the show from underneath the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough.
You can catch it on BBC One from 11:00.
A 15-year-old boy woke up in a "living nightmare" after he was shot in the head while travelling on the back of his friend's moped by a man who was annoyed by the noise.
Richard Moss has been putting the Tees Valley Mayoral candidates to the test ahead of the election on 4 May.
In response to today's industrial action by rail staff unhappy over proposals for drivers and guards, Northern says the morning peak "passed without incident".
It added it had now turned its attention to afternoon and evening services but urged customers travelling later to "think carefully about their plans".
Northern published a revised timetable ahead of the 24-hour strike action by RMT members, which got under way at midnight.
A meeting to discuss vandalism in part of Teesside has received so much attention it has been moved to a bigger venue.
The public discussion of issues at Eston Hills had been scheduled for the Cleveland Inn, but it has been switched to Birkdale Drive Community Centre at 17:30.
There have been a number of arson attacks in the area and vandals have been accessing the hills by breaking down barriers on illegal off road vehicles.
MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, says: "I think the time has come to just say enough is enough because the scale of the damage now is just getting so much worse."