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  1. Updates on Monday 7 August 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Ana Guerra-Moore

    BBC News Online

    That's all for today - Thank you for being with us.

    Head to BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North and online to stay up to date with local news overnight.

    You can get in touch with us and send us your weather pictures using @BBCNewsNE, email, or via our Facebook page.

    We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow, have a great evening.

  2. Weather: Dry overnight with clear spells

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry overnight with light winds and turning quite chilly in rural locations.

    Mainly small amounts of cloud will lead to long clear spells in places.

    Weather graph

    Check the weather where you are.

  3. College chemicals blown up in controlled explosion

    BBC Newcastle

    A controlled explosion had to be carried out on hazardous chemicals which were being stored at Newcastle College.

    Northumbria Police said college staff raised the alarm early yesterday.

    Emergency vehicles

    A cordon was placed around the college site in the city's Scotswood Road while the materials were taken away to be disposed of safely.

    Officers said there was "nothing untoward or suspicious" about the chemicals and the concerns were purely about how they had been stored.

  4. Plan to improve Middlesbrough train station starts

    BBC Tees

    A master plan for the future of Middlesbrough train station is under way.

    Middlesbrough Council has started a study which will create a long-term vision to make the station one of the region's key transport hubs.

    The project will add to refurbishment work already under way, which includes a new £2.7m roof.

    It is hoped the work will make the station fit to receive the first London King's Cross Direct Service by 2020.

    Middlesbrough train station
  5. Thousands of fish released into rivers

    More than 12,000 fish have been released into rivers across County Durham that have previously been affected by pollution.

    Young grayling were put into the rivers Deerness, Browney and Skerne as well as Langley Beck at Staindrop and Aldbrough Beck near Darlington.


    The fish were reared at an Environment Agency fish farm in Nottinghamshire using funding from rod licence sales.

    The agency said the move would help restore fish numbers and water quality.

  6. Army cadet tells of Mournes rescue

    An Army cadet from Hartlepool, County Durham, who had to be rescued from the Mourne Mountains on Wednesday has spoken of the .

    Georgia Doughty was taking part in an expedition with the Cleveland Army Cadet Force when the group got into difficulties in treacherous weather.


    Some of the children needed treatment for hypothermia, but have all now been released from hospital.

    "I don't ever want to experience it again," Georgia told BBC Newcastle.

  7. Stockton International Festival a success

    BBC Tees

    Stockton Council says they have made 100% return on the amount it cost to stage this weekend's 30th International Festival.

    The event is estimated to have attracted 65k people over its three and a half days.

    Stockton Borough Council says figures from previous years suggest visitors will have spent a total of £800k altogether, which is double the £400k it cost to stage the festival.

  8. Man found dead behind Newcastle nightclub named

    A man who was found dead behind Powerhouse nightclub in Newcastle has been named as Graham Thurston.

    Mr Thurston was 54 years old and from South Shields.

    Northumbria Police believe he had been the victim of an assault.

    Two men, aged 20 and 21, who were arrested in connection with the death have been released pending further investigations, police said.

  9. Taxi driver machete threat man jailed

    A machete-wielding man who threatened a taxi driver in a road rage row in Cardiff has been jailed for 10 months.

    Shaun Murray, 27, shouted anti-Muslim abuse at the driver in a parking row shortly before a Justin Bieber concert at the Principality Stadium on 30 June.

    He pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon and causing religiously-aggravated fear. Murray, from Jesmond, Newcastle, was jailed for 10 months at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday.

    The court heard Murray, who had travelled to Wales for the concert, shouted anti-Muslim abuse at a taxi driver who asked him to move his car as it was parked in a taxi rank.

  10. Durham break their record score in Leicester

    Durham 525-8d v Leicestershire

    I have given up trying to second-guess Durham skipper Paul Collingwood and declarations, but there was clearly an element of trying to get things done quickly after lunch.

    Once Cameron Steel departed for 224, the fifth-highest score by a Durham batsman, they started to accelerate.

    Neil Dexter helped himself to a 5-for in the process, with Michael Richardson edging him to second slip on 82 and Matty Potts doing the same for two.

    But with Twitter starting to suggest it may be time to declare, I said the only reason Durham were still batting was to break their record score of 523 against Leicestershire, set here on their last championship visit - and to this date their only win - in 2005.

    That match also included a double century from Mike Hussey on debut.

    Paul Coughlin hit a six to take Durham to 524 and with a single added on the final ball of the 142nd over they walked off at 525-8.

    Steel is the first player from California to score a double-hundred in FC cricket!

    Chris Rushworth bowls to Harry Dearden in Leicester
    Image caption: Durham now in the field v Leicestershire
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1043 North Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1043 North Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between A172 Dixons Bank and A171 Ormesby Bank.

    A1043 North Yorkshire - A1043 Nunthorpe Bypass in Nunthorpe closed eastbound between the A172 Dixons Bank junction and the A171 Ormesby Bank junction, because of a broken down lorry.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Search for missing Sunderland teenager

    A Sunderland teenager has gone missing from his home in Hull.

    Daniel Osman, 14, was last seen on Thursday, 27 July, when he left the address where he has been living in Hull.

    Police believe he has returned to the Sunderland area.

    Daniel Osman
  13. Supervet comes to Newcastle

    Channel 4's Supervet will be live from Newcastle's Cat and Dog Shelter every night this week.

    We went along to meet the animals that need a home.

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