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  1. Updates on Tuesday 6 June 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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  2. A wet and windy evening, with rain easing overnight

    It will remain cloudy, wet and windy during the evening and overnight, with the intensity of the rain eventually easing during the early hours, with some short-lived drier spells develop towards dawn.

    However, the strong winds will continue through the night.

    Weather graphic
  3. Newcastle shows fall in registered voters

    An extra million voters have joined the electoral roll ahead of Thursday's general election.

    Official data released by councils to the BBC, Press Association and ITN shows some areas have seen the voter register rise by more than 10%.

    However, other areas have seen a decline, with one area ofNewcastle among those showing a biggest fall.

    Graphic showing areas with fall in voters
  4. North East nurse thanked by royalty in aftermath of London Bridge attack

    Sunderland Echo

    Newspaper

    An aesthetic nurse who battled her way to reach hospital so she could help the victims of Saturday's terror attack in London has been thanked by the Prince of Wales.

  5. Watch: Young people talk about the issues which matter to them

    BBC Newcastle

    This morning, BBC Newcastle broadcast a debate focusing on the view of young people leading up to the election.

    The debate was held at the University of Sunderland in partnership with the University's Spark FM.

    We also asked young people what issues matter to them - you can watch that below and listen to the full programme by clicking here.

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  6. Arrests after illegal high illness spate

    Northumbria Police arrested two men in relation to the supply of illegal highs after nearly 40 reports of people falling unwell in two days.

    On Sunday the force was called out 17 times and five people were taken to hospital.

    An investigation was launched, but since then there have been a further 20 incidents. In all cases the substance known as Spice or Power was believed to be involved.

    One of those arrested, a 19-year-old, has been bailed, but officers have charged a 29-year-old man for possession of a controlled class B drug with intent to supply.

  7. What #getsmyvote: Concern over illegal immigration

    In the run-up to the General Election on 8 June, we’re asking people across the country to tell us what #getsmyvote.

    Keith Docwrae, 67, is a retired electrician from Wallsend. He is very concerned about illegal immigration and will vote for the party he believes will take a tough stance.

    He said: “I very much believe in democracy and my entitlement to vote and the thing I’m most concerned about is illegal immigration.

    “But to be honest I’m not sure what can be done about it now though – for the last 20 years the problem has really got out of hand and I think the country has gone to rack and ruin.

    “I think the numbers are out of control and the problem has meant less jobs for British workers.

    “It may be too late to do anything about it though because illegal immigration has been unchecked for years."

    Keith Docwrae
  8. Watch: Family describe witnessing London attack

    A family from Teesside describe being in a restaurant during the attack in London on Saturday night.

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    Video caption: London attack: 'He stabbed the guy on the floor' says witness
  9. Middlesbrough near the top of the pest problem pile

    Middlesbrough Council dealt with more pest problems per head than almost any other in the UK last year, while Sunderland was among the top for rats, new figures have shown.

    A survey by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) found Middlesbrough's pest controllers responded to almost 4,000 - a rate of more than 28 per 1,000 residents, which is the second-highest in the country.

    The authority was third in the list for mice, fourth for insects such as bees and fleas, seventh for ants and 10th for birds.

    South Tyneside Council was fifth overall – and top of the pile for ants – while Sunderland City Council was sixth overall after finishing third in the authorities called out most to deal with rats.

    Rat
  10. Folk music legend Vin Garbutt dies

    Teesside folk music legend Vin Garbutt has died, his family has announced on social media.

    A Facebook post read: "It's with great sadness and extremely heavy hearts that we must inform you that our beloved Vin passed away this morning.

    He loved the life he shared with you all, and we know how much he'll be missed. Although we won't be able to see him again, we're grateful that we will be able to listen to him for the rest of our lives."

    Vin Grabutt

    The Unthanks were among fellow musicians paying tribute.

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  11. Beijing Enterprise fans lay flowers after Cheick Tiote's death

    BBC Sport

    Zhijie Shao, a reporter for BBC Chinese, says on Tuesday morning members of Beijing Enterprises Group FC's official fan club visited Olympic Sports Centre, the club’s home stadium, to lay flowers on the pitch.

    “They came this morning in the rain to pay tribute to Mr Tiote,” Chen Zhenting, the fan club’s spokesman, told BBC Chinese.

    “We are in pain and very very sad to see him die at such a young age, really.”

    Chen also confirmed there will be further commemoration in the stadium later this month when Beijing play their next home game.

    “On June 24, we would pay tribute to the player, as he wore number 24,” Chen said of the match against Harbin Yiteng on that day.

    “There would definitely be a silent tribute, and we could stand up holding his picture or his shirt at the 24th minute and chant ‘Tiote’,” said Chen, adding that further details are still being discussed.

    Beijing fans lay flowers
  12. France veteran honour hand-out 'almost complete'

    The process of handing out more than 5,000 medals to British Second World War veterans who helped liberate France is nearly completed.

    On the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 2014, President Hollande of France announced that all British soldiers involved were eligible for the Legion d'Honneur - France's highest military and civilian honour.

    Now, the French Embassy says there are just 100 more to be given out.

    Pte Dick Atkinson, from Whitley Bay, who was awarded the honour in 2015, said: "You feel big headed and mighty proud when you wear it."

    DIck Atkinson
  13. Will Brexit be a factor in Hartlepool vote?

    Hartlepool is one of ten seats in which Brexit might play a factor.

    Brexit could determine who wins some constituencies. And there will be many other seats where, even if it doesn't tip the overall outcome, it will have an impact on the size of the majority.

    UKIP is pinning its hopes on winning over voters who backed it, and one of its top targets is Labour-held Hartlepool, where support for Leave was 70%.

    Leave constituencies
  14. Watch: Policeman at Manchester concert: 'I was daddy dancing'

    PC Paul Taylor from Darlington said his phone hasn't stopped ringing, since footage of him dancing with fans at the One Love concert in Manchester went viral.

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    Video caption: One Love Manchester: Policeman:'I was daddy dancing'
  15. Injured Superbike rider remains in critical condition

    A rider who was injured in Sunday's opening Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT event remains in a critical condition, race organisers have said.

    Davey Lambert, from Gateshead, sustained multiple injuries after coming off his 1,000cc Kawasaki machine at Greeba Castle.

    After being treated at Nobles Hospital on the island, he has now been transferred to a hospital in Liverpool.

    Davey Lambert
  16. A minute's silence 'the least we can do'

    Newcastle's Central Station fell silent at 11:00 to remember victims of the London attack.

    Central Station silence

    Oil rig worker Ron Charlton, who was waiting for a train to go back to work in Aberdeen, said: "It is very important that we never forgot those who lost their lives – a minute’s silence is the least we can do for those who have suffered.”

    Ron Charlton
  17. Police appeal for missing teenager

    Police are appealing for a missing teenager to let them know she is safe and well.

    Shannon Matthewson, 15, from Cramlington, was last seen getting onto the X11 Arriva bus to Newcastle at 08:00 on Monday.

    It is possible that she is with another girl in Newcastle and knows the Walker area, Northumbria Police said.

    She is described as 5ft 7in, of a slim build with long dark brown hair, and when last seen was wearing a black North Face coat, black school jumper, and black trousers.

  18. Boris Johnson defends police spending record

    BBC Newcastle

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has been defending the government's record on police spending.

    During a campaign visit to the North East he was asked about police numbers in our region, which have fallen significantly across the Northumbria and Durham force areas since 2010.

    Speaking on BBC Newcastle, he said: "What we have done is not only invest in policing, but you've seen crime come down.

    "The primary job of our great police forces to keep people safe, to make people feel safe on the streets, and that is working, You look at the overall crime figures they are down.

    "We have a specific problem with Islamacist scumbags who are out there trying to kill and intimidate - we saw what they did on Saturday night - and we need to tackle that in a variety of ways.

    "It's about counter terrorism, intelligence work above all, that's the way to deal with these people."

    Boris Johnson