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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates here have now finished for the day. Thank you for joining us.

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

    You can also stay up to date online, on BBC Newcastle, BBC Tees and on Look North.

    We'll be back with more updates from 08:00 on Monday.

    Have you got any news or photos you'd like to share with us? In that case you can tweet them to @BBCNewsNE, email them,or contact us via our Facebook page.

  2. Weather: Clear night but mist expected

    BBC Weather

    Some late sunny spells with clear periods into the first part of tonight.

    However, low cloud, along with some mist, will become rather extensive through the early hours.

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    Check the weather where you are.

  3. Newcastle foodbank collect at Ed Sheeran gig

    The Newcastle United fan's foodbank group will be collecting outside Ed Sheeran's three Newcastle concerts.

    The group will stand outside St James' Park, where the gigs are taking place, with buckets and a stand for people to drop off food.

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    The fans usually organise collections for Newcastle's West End Food Bank before Newcastle United home matches.

  4. Friday feeling from this police pooch

    Thank you to Mario the police dog for putting us in an even better mood this Friday afternoon with his lovely smile - Happy weekend!

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  5. Haidara and Gamez leave Newcastle UFC

    BBC Newcastle

    Massadio Haïdara and Jesús Gámez are leaving Newcastle United, the club has confirmed.

    Haïdara played 54 times for the Magpies and our Newcastle UFC commentator Matthew Raisbeck has been speaking to him:

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  6. MP backs campaign against NHS closures

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A campaign to fight against the proposed closure of urgent care centres in Sunderland has been backed by an MP.

    Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West, supports the campaign saying urgent care centres are a "vital service to communities" with closures "taking away a lifeline for people when they need it most".

    Currently, patients can go for treatment for minor injuries at primary care centres in Houghton, Washington and Bunny Hill.

    However, new proposals by the city's Clinical Commissioning Group, could see urgent care services only available at Pallion Health Centre, next to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

    The proposed service would see GP practices offering urgent and planned appointments on evenings and weekends with assessments made via practice or 111.

    Patients could then be seen by their own practice or through a proposed extended access service running from either four or five "locality" hubs in Sunderland.

    Director of nursing, quality and safety at Sunderland's CCG, Ann Fox, said the new service aims to "make it easier for people to get the right treatment in the right place."

    Sunderland Royal Hospital

    At the launch of the campaign, Ms Hodgson said: "I am encouraging my constituents to take part in the consultation, either during the public meetings or online, to ensure that their voices are heard and urging their friends and families to do the same."

    The consultation runs until 12 August.

  7. What you need to know abut security for Ed Sheeran gigs

    The Chronicle

    Ed Sheeran is performing at St James’ Park on Friday, June 8, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th as part of the Divide Tour and the stadium - home to Newcastle United of course- have given the following advice to fans on security, tickets, ID, bags, prohibited items, searches, food and drink and much more.

  8. Fire damages County Durham farm

    A farm fire in Hetton-le-Hole has caused thousands of pounds of damage, police have confirmed.

    It happened at 17:00 on 22 May when about £10k worth of farming machinery and hay went up in smoke at Coal Bank Farm.

    Police believe the fire was started "maliciously" and are appealing for witnesses.

    Damaged tractor
    Damaged tractor and hay
  9. Teesside company to expand after decade anniversary

    BBC Tees

    A Teesside IT company is celebrating its first decade in business by expanding into West Yorkshire.

    It hopes the move will double turnover to £5m in the next three years.

    Cornerstone was set up by managing director Chris Petty after his plans for a career in the forces were ended by injury.

    The company, which is Middlesbrough FC's technology partner, is planning to boost its workforce to 25 at two bases in Stockton and Newton Aycliffe and a brand new premise is set to open in Leeds.

  10. Your pictures: Swan in Northumberland

    David Thompson captured this stunning picture of a swan at the River Coquet this morning.



    Have you got any pictures you'd like to share with us? You can Tweet us, contact us via our Facebook page or email us.

  11. Marseille, Southampton and Celtic to play in South Shields

    Marseille, Southampton and Celtic are to play in a pre-season friendly tournament at South Shields, the club has announced.

    The competition will take place on the weekend on 27 July.

    The under-23s sides will visit Mariners Park for a tournament that organisers say will "generate a lot of excitement" with supporters.

  12. Video content

    Video caption: Stockton stroke survivor encourages others to 'never give up'

    A woman from Stockon had a stroke at 29 and encourages others to never give up.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1305 County Durham northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1305 County Durham northbound severe accident, between Dovecot Street and Wellington Street.

    A1305 County Durham - A1305 Nelson Terrace in Stockton-On-Tees closed and heavy traffic northbound between the Dovecot Street junction and the Wellington Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  14. Video content

    Video caption: Gateshead schoolchildren learn about farm life

    "I didn't know that farmers have to work as hard."