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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 10 July 2017
  2. Northern Rail strike reaches third day
  3. 'All welcome' at Bradley Lowery's funeral
  4. Personal messages found at Roman Fort

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  2. Children join dog fouling fight

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    Primary school children are encouraging dog owners to be more responsible as a new protection order has come into force.

    Youngsters from Woodland Primary School in Bishop Auckland joined forces with neighbourhood wardens from Durham County Council to place stickers on lampposts around their community advising of new dog control powers.

    Children and warden

    On 1 June, the council introduced a countywide Public SpaceProtection Order (PSPO) for dog control. The new order means it is an offence in County Durham for dog owners to not pick up if their dog fouls, allow a dog to stray or enter a fenced off play area or fail to put a lead on if asked to do so by an authorised officer.

    The order can be enforced with a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or prosecution if the FPN is not paid within the set timescale, the council said.

  3. Woman charged over nine-year-old boy's death

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    A woman has been charged over the death of a nine-year-old boy hit by a car.

    Ethan Owens died in hospital a week after being hit by a car on Marina Way in Hartlepool on 27 February.

    A 26-year-old woman has been charged with causing death by careless driving and will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court at a later date, Cleveland Police said.

  4. Morpeth gas mains work to start soon

    BBC Newcastle

    A £100,000 upgrade of the gas mains in Morpeth Market Place is due to start on 31 July, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has said.

    The work is expected to last seven weeks and will see about 500m of metal gas pipes replaced with "more durable" plastic ones.

    Market place

    NGN said the work will be carried out in three phases with road closures and temporary traffic lights in place at varying times.

    Richie Manuel from NGN said: “We have worked closely with Northumberland County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

    "We will endeavour to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible and keep customers updated as the work progresses."

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    Video caption: Bradley Lowery: Sunderland's Vito Mannone pays tribute to 'special' fan
  6. Ashley judge finishes hearing evidence

    Duncan Leatherdale

    BBC News Online

    A High Court judge has finished hearing evidence in a dispute between Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley and a finance expert.

    Investment banker Jeffrey Blue claims Mr Ashley promised to pay him £15m if he used his expertise to increase Sports Direct's share price to £8 a share during a night of heavy drinking at a London pub four years ago.

    Mike Ashley

    He said Mr Ashley paid only £1m and he wants £14m damages. Mr Ashley denies the claim and says Mr Blue is talking.

    Mr Justice Leggatt started overseeing the trial last week and finished hearing from witnesses today. Lawyers are due to outline closing legal arguments on Wednesday and the judge is expected to deliver a ruling later in the year.

  7. Eel protections screens for four rivers

    Screens are being installed on four rivers to prevent endangered eels from being killed by water pumps.

    Northumbrian Water is placing protective screens at six places on the Tees, Tyne, Wear and Coquet in response to new regulations.

    Eel

    The £11m project aims to be completed by March 2020. Work has started at the Lumley pumping station on the Wear in Chester-le-Street.

    Numbers of European eels have dramatically dropped since the 1980s.

  8. Defoe's tribute to 'best mate' Bradley

    Over the weekend, footballer Jermain Defoe paid tribute to his 'best mate' Bradley Lowery.

    The six-year-old Sunderland fan died on Friday following a fight with neuroblastoma - a rare type of cancer.

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    The club's former striker struck up a close friendship with the avid Black Cats fan and club mascot in the months before his death.

    A tweet by the 34-year-old described Bradley as a "little superstar".

  9. Football clubs in Bradley tribute

    Welsh football clubs Prestatyn Town and FC Queens Park held a minute's applause out of respect to Bradley Lowery before their friendly game at the weekend.

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  10. Tributes paid to Gosforth-born wife of Stan Lee

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Tributes have been paid to Gosforth-born Joan Lee, wife of Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, who has died aged 95.

    The former hat model and her comic book maestro husband were set to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary later this year.

    Joan and Stan Lee

    Marvel Entertainment said they had "lost a member of the Marvel family".

    American comic Kevin Smith, who interviewed Joan earlier this year, called her "Stan's personal superhero", adding: "Thank you Marvel Muse."

    Joan was born in Gosforth and moved to America after the Second World War.

  11. Lake District joins Durham Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall on Unesco list

    Duncan Leatherdale

    BBC News Online

    With the Lake District joining the Unesco world heritage list, we thought it might be worth having a quick look at the region's other sites on the list.

    Hadrians Wall

    Hadrian's Wall joined the list in 1987 along with other frontiers of the Roman Empire in Scotland and Germany.

    Unesco said it is an "outstanding example of Roman military architecture and building techniques and of their technological development, perfected by engineers over the course of several generations".

    Data pic

    Durham Cathedral and Castle joined the list in 1986 with Unesco impressed by their "exceptional architecture demonstrating architectural innovation and the visual drama of the Cathedral and Castle on the peninsula".

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    Video caption: Secrets and stories of Durham Cathedral
  12. Author killer must pay back £5k

    Ian Stewart and Helen Bailey

    Ian Stewart pocketed £10,200 of Helen Bailey's fortune and spent £3,154 renewing Arsenal season tickets.

    Author killer must pay back £5k

    Ian Stewart and Helen Bailey

    Ian Stewart pocketed £10,200 of Helen Bailey's fortune and spent £3,154 renewing Arsenal season tickets.

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  13. Biker critical in hospital after lamppost crash

    A biker is critically ill in hospital after riding into a lamppost.

    The 23-year-old man was riding a Lexmoto Arrow 125 on Thorpe Road in Peterlee when, for some unknown reason, his vehicle left the road and hit the lamppost.

    Durham Police said he is at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in a critical condition.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses.

  14. All the colour from Durham Miners' Gala

    Duncan Leatherdale

    BBC News Online

    In case you missed it, here are some pictures from Saturday's Durham Miners' Gala.

    It was the 133rd gala and, with an estimated crowd of more than 200,000, organisers reckoned it to be the largest since the 1960s.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and film director Ken Loach led the speeches.

    Corbyn
    Loach
    parade
    Band