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  1. Andrew Mullen

    BBC Sport

    Kenedy of Newcastle United is challenged by Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Crystal Palace

    Andrew Mullen

    BBC Sport

    Manager Rafa Benitez feels Newcastle were victims of a "soft penalty" decision as fellow strugglers Crystal Palace come from behind to earn a draw.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Our updates here have now finished for the day, and indeed the week. Thank you for joining us.

    This feed will be updated with travel updates and any news and sport overnight.

    You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news, on BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees and on Look North.

    We'll be back with more updates on Monday.

  3. Man wanted for burglaries and criminal damage

    Police are appealing to trace David Ambler, 20 in connection with two burglaries in Durham and criminal damage in Seaham.

    David Ambler

    Durham Constabulary want anyone who is helping him to know they could be committing a criminal offence.

    He's said to have links to Durham, Seaham, Easington and Sunderland.

  4. MP weeps in commons while sharing her experience of stillbirths

    The Labour MP for Washingon and Sunderland West broke down in the commons as she shared her own personal experience of having a still born baby.

    Sharon Hodgson's daughter Lucy was delivered three days short of the required 24-week legal age to be considered viable, which meant her death was recorded as miscarriage, meaning she never officially existed.

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    Video caption: Emotionally charged Commons hears stillbirth account

    The heartbreaking admission came during a debate on a bill to allow heterosexual couples to form civil partnerships, and for all stillborn deaths to be registered.

  5. Corbridge Music Festival not going ahead this year

    The Corbridge music festival has announced it will not be going ahead this year.

    Names such as Craig Charles, The Jam and Lucy Spraggan headlined the two-day event last year at Tynedale Park, Northumberland.

    But organisers say they're not putting anything together this year as they need to "save a few pennies for future events".

    You can read the statement below;

    Statement issued on facebook by Corbridge festival organisers
  6. Funding boost for marine cadet places

    BBC Newcastle

    A £15m funding boost for the UK's maritime sector will include places for cadets at a North East college.

    More than 400 extra cadets places will be created, while multi-national shipping companies have pledged to create a further 450 training positions on board ships.

    The places, which will be offered at South Shields Marine School, will be open to anyone who has an interest in becoming a navigation officer, engineer, or electro-technical officer.

  7. Birtley murder probe continuing

    An murder investigation is continuing after the body of a woman was discovered following a fire at a house near Gateshead.

    Birtley murder scene

    The blaze broke out in the loft of a three-storey home in Robsons Way in Birtley in the early hours of Thursday.

    While they were extinguishing the fire, crews discovered the woman's body.

    A 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder

  8. Elderly pedestrian killed in collision on residential Hartlepool street

    A 79-year-old woman has died in hospital following a collision on a residential street in Hartlepool.

    Marlowe Road

    The pensioner was hit by a Ford Focus at about 17:15 on Saturday as she crossed Marlowe Road opposite the Catholic Club.

    She was taken to the James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries, but passed away today.

  9. Pupils arrested after bomb threat video appears on social media

    Six youths have been arrested in Sunderland after a video was shared on social media of threats to bomb another school in the area.

    Police officers

    One teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of malicious communication in connection with threats to place a bomb at a school in the city.

    Police have refused to name the schools affected.

    Two other youths have been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and three arrested on suspicion of assault.

    Extra officers will be on patrol in the areas of the schools in question today for reassurance and any students or parents who have any concerns are encouraged to speak to police.

    Sunderland City Council and the British Transport Police will be working with the Northumbria force in response to the videos.

  10. UK's first three-person babies approved for Newcastle.

    Doctors have received permission to create the UK's first "three-person" babies for two women to reduce the risk of passing inheritable diseases to their children.

    Baby in hospital

    The Newcastle Fertility Centre will carry out the procedure for the two mother's in this ground breaking medical development.

    The two cases involve women who have mitochondrial diseases, which are passed down by the mother and can prove fatal.

    Three person babies are created through advanced IVF which uses a donor egg, the mother's egg and the father's sperm.

  11. Could this be the end of Hartlepool United?

    BBC Tees

    Hartlepool United bosses have told BBC Tees they're expecting to be served a winding up order in the next few days.

    They're facing an unpaid tax bill of almost £50,000 which was due on the 19th of January.

    But it's understood the money raised through a Just Giving page could be used to pay Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, although it's unclear when or how that will be done.

  12. Brothers jailed for Gateshead machete attack

    Two brothers have been jailed for attacking a man with a machete outside of his home in Gateshead.

    Ricky Duddin, 23, and Tony Duddin, 25, were doing handbrake turns in a Citroen Picasso in the Chopwell area in December when a resident asked them to stop.

    Tony and Ricky Duddin

    The brothers got out of the car and punched the 26-year-old in the face.

    The victim went inside the house to call the police when he saw the pair approaching with a machete and they then attacked him with it.

    He was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

    Stitches on injury

    Tony and Ricky Duddin, of Stanley in County Durham, both pleaded guilty to wounding with intent at Newcastle Crown Court last week.

    Tony was sentenced to nine years, with three years on licence. He also admitted a number of other unrelated driving offences.

    Ricky was jailed for seven years and two months, with three years on licence.