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  1. Updates on Monday 2 October 2017

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  2. Man's death in Hartlepool no longer suspicious

    The death of a man in Hartlepool is no longer being treated as murder.

    Police were called to an address in Church Street at 05:30 by ambulance crews and the man was confirmed dead.

    Following a post-mortem examination this evening, the death is no longer being treated as suspicious.

    A 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder but has now been released with no further action.

  3. NUFC 'will finish 12th this year'

    Newcastle United are on course to finish 12th in the Premier League, data company Gracenote Sports claims.

    The firm has updated its predicted title winners from Chelsea to Manchester City, while Crystal Palace's fate looks like it has already been sealed down at the bottom.

    You can read more here.

  4. Can you help find missing 16-year-old Catterick boy?

    A 16-year-old boy from North Yorkshire has gone missing and police are appealing for help in finding him.

    Harry Smith

    Harry Smith, from Catterick Garrison, was last seen by his friends outside the Co-op in Colburn at about 22:00 yesterday evening.

    He was wearing a black Jack Jones hooded top, dark bottoms and dark Nike trainers.

    Officers say they are becoming increasingly concerned for Harry's welfare.

  5. Heritage centre expected to bring £500,000 into local economy

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    More than half a million pounds could be brought into Gateshead's economy as work gets underway at the Land of Oak & Iron’s Heritage Centre.

    John Rundle, Ellen Creighton, Richard Bradley, Kate Culverhouse, David Marrs, Coun. John McElroy and Robin Beveridge.

    The centre will offer a range of exhibitions and interactive sessions, a business incubator space, and an outlet for regional food producers and businesses.

    The centre is expected to open next year.

  6. Foundation raises huge sums at British Masters

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    The Graham Wylie Foundation has received nearly half a million pounds in its role as the official charity of the British Masters.

    Masters cheque presentation

    The tournament was held at Close House golf club in Newcastle, which is owned by tycoon Mr Wylie.

    Foundation patron Lee Westwood donated his £25,000 winnings, and money was also raised through donations and golf-related activities during the week.

    Quote Message: This will leave a definite legacy in the North East which will help fulfil my charitable foundation's aim to help, educate and inspire the children and young people." from Graham Wylie
    Graham Wylie
  7. Pedestrian killed in crash in Hebburn

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    A woman in her 60s has died after being hit by a car in Hebburn.

    The collision in Victoria Road West happened at about 09:30.

    The road was closed as police investigated but it has now reopened.

    The male driver of the car was unhurt and is assisting officers.

  8. Bradley Lowery nominated for sports award

    Bradley Lowery has been nominated for a Laureus award for his fight against cancer and friendship with Jermain Defoe.

    The six-year-old Sunderland fan, who died in July, captured the hearts of football fans around the world with the spirit he showed in his battle with neuroblastoma.

    The youngster became close to Defoe during the player's time at Sunderland after being a mascot for the Black Cats, and the pair spent a lot of time together in the youngster's final months.

    Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe

    Defoe, who now plays for Bournemouth, said: "Every time I stepped into the room, Brad's face would light up, no matter what he was going through or the pain he was in.

    "Each time he stood by my side as a mascot, he was always full of an infectious energy. Brad is always in my thoughts, and I know the support he had from all of the football world meant the world to him."

    Bradley is among October's nominees for the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award.

    The overall winner will be decided by a public vote at the 2018 awards ceremony.

  9. Bedford Lifeboat returns to Tyneside

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    A lifeboat has returned to Tyneside after almost 50 years.

    The Bedford Lifeboat

    The Bedford left South Shields for Devon in 1968, but was auctioned off when the Eyemouth Maritime Centre closed.

    The North East Maritime Trust, with the help of local businesses, put in a bid and the vessel is now in storage in the town while a permanent home is sought.

  10. BBC apologises for 'scum' subtitle error

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    The BBC says an "unfortunate error" was to blame for Newcastle being called "black and white scum" in subtitles broadcast on Match of the Day 2 last night.

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    Subtitling software misunderstood the word "comma", which had been spoken by the subtitler, and inserted the word "scum" into the text on screen.

    A BBC spokeswoman said: "Our live subtitling service is normally very accurate and makes our content much more accessible, but there are times when unfortunate errors occur.

    "On this occasion the error was spotted and corrected immediately."

  11. Ireland's Paul Dunne wins Close House Masters

    BBC Sport

    Ireland's Paul Dunne shot a nine-under-par 61 on the final day of the British Masters at Close House in Northumberland to hold off Rory McIlroy and win his first European Tour title.

    Dunne finished on 20 under par to win by three strokes from Northern Irishman McIlroy, who could record only the second winless season of his career.

    World number six McIlroy shot 63 for his best round of the year to finish on 17 under.

    Dunne, 24, carded seven birdies and an eagle in his final round to win the £500,000 first prize.

  12. BreakingMan's death in Hartlepool treated as murder

    Andrea MacMillan

    BBC Tees

    Police in Hartlepool are treating the death of a man this morning as murder.

    Police were called to an address in Church Street in Hartlepool at 05:30 by ambulance crews and a man was confirmed dead.

    A 50-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

  13. Metro stations to be modernised

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    Five Metro stations will undergo modernisation work to improve accessibility, security and energy efficiency.

    map of metro stations

    Callerton Parkway, Bank Foot, Kingston Park, Fawdon and Wansbeck Road stations will remain open as usual until work is completed by February.

    The £30,000 scheme includes new paving, anti-slip surfacing and new public address system speakers.

  14. Stockton bus impounded on arrival at Lesbos

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

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    Ghafoor Hussain had loaded the bus with food and hot drinks for refugees, and set off for Lesbos almost 2 weeks ago.

    However after the two thousand mile journey, officials said they didn't allow buses on the Greek island.

    Mr Hussain says he fears he may now have to pay more than the bus is worth to get it back and is meeting with officials later today.

  15. Klopp frustrated at Liverpool's missed chances

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is frustrated at his side's missed chances to finish the game off after a 1-1 draw against Newcastle at St James' Park.

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    Video caption: Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp frustrated at Reds' missed chances

    Liverpool once again dominated possession and created chances but once again saw them fail to capitalise as former Reds boss Rafael Benitez guided the hosts to a draw.

    Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead with a superb 25-yard curler but more poor defending allowed Joselu to equalise with a fortunate finish before the break.

    Liverpool were dominant in the second half but could not find a way through as Benitez continued his record of never losing against Liverpool during his managerial career.

  16. Teesside MP welcomes increased sentences for animal cruelty

    Anna Snowdon

    BBC Local Live

    Redcar MP Anna Turley has welcomed news that the Government plans to impose sentences of up to five years in prison to people who commit the most serious animal cruelty.

    Anna Turley

    The Labour MP has spent the last six months campaigning for tougher sentences since two brothers in her constituency were filmed abusing a bulldog.