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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Hospital 'abused' vulnerable patients in Durham, BBC's Panorama reveals

    Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.

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    Video caption: Ming water-dropper bought for £10 sold for £50,000

    Carole Hussey only discovered the 17th Century ornament was valuable thanks to the Antiques Roadshow.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live posts here have finished for the day, although this page will automatically be updated with breaking news through the evening.

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

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more live updates.

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  4. WW2 servicemen honoured in Crook

    Five Second World War airmen, who died when their plane crashed in County Durham, have been honoured with a permanent memorial.

    Memorial service in Crook in County Durham for five Second World war servicemen

    On May 21 1942, a burning Wellington Bomber flew over the mining villages north of Crook on its way back from a training exercise.

    On board was a crew of three Canadian and two Australian men. They were later buried side by side in Darlington's West Cemetery.

  5. Poverty is systematic and tragic, says UN investigator

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    A United Nations-backed report says public spending cuts over the last eight years have led to high levels of poverty in many parts of Britain - including the North East.

    That is the conclusion of Prof Philip Alston, an investigator on extreme poverty who toured the UK last November.

    Philip Alston in Newcastle

    He visited the Newcastle West End foodbank, which is the biggest in the country.

    Prof Alston has warned that unless policies change, people on low incomes seem destined to lead lives that are "solitary and short".

    Ministers say the report is a "barely believable" documentation of Britain, based on a tiny period of time spent here.

  6. Steel workers' May salaries 'paid'

    Redcar MP Anna Turley has been tweeting about the British Steel collapse and says she's been told salaries for May have been paid and there are no planned redundancies at this stage.

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  7. Memory of Chloe and Liam 'will go on forever'

    As we told you earlier, today is the second anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, which claimed the lives of 22 people including Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry of South Shields.

    The Together Forever Trust, as well as helping youngsters, has kept alive the memories of the "perfect couple".

    Caroline Curry said: "I brought Liam into the world and because he's not here now, and won't have grandchildren to follow on his name, then it's up to me to make sure he hasn't left this world without making a mark.

    "That's our wish, that our kids will go on forever because of the trust that has been created in their name."

    Lisa Rutherford said: "Everybody took our kids to their hearts, and as parents you can't ask for much more. That's really, really lovely."

    Order of service for Liam and Chloe's funeral
  8. Supporter-led takeover of Gateshead FC completed

    BBC Newcastle

    A supporter-led takeover of Gateshead FC has been completed this lunchtime - subject to confirmation from the Football Association.

    The National League club, which has debts of nearly a hundred thousand pounds, had been facing an uncertain future.

    It's been a rough ride for the club in recent weeks. You can read more about it by clicking here.

    Gateshead's International Stadium
  9. Middlesbrough MP's 'anger' over British Steel jobs threat

    Richard Moss

    Political Editor, BBC Look North

    "My anger with them knows no bounds."

    It's a daming verdict from Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland's Simon Clarke towards British Steel-owners Greybull.

    The Conservative MP said he hoped the directors "are held to account".

    About 800 jobs are under threat on Teesside following British Steel's collapse today.

    The firm had asked the government for an emergency loan to help it deal with what it describes as "Brexit-related issues".

    But Theresa May has told the Commons that it would be illegal to do so.

    Simon Clarke
  10. 'Teen pregnancy has calmed me down'

    Philippa Goymer

    Broadcast Journalist

    As you might have seen, this week the BBC is running its We Are Middlesbrough project with people from the town telling us about the stories that matter to them.

    I spoke to some teenage mums to find out about their experiences.

    Middlesbrough has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales, but the young mothers I met told me about the loving relationships their children will have.

    One, Robyn (pictured), said the extra responsibility had helped her turn her life around having previously been heavily into drinking and partying.

    Teenage mum Robyn
  11. British Steel owners blame Brexit for firm's collapse

    Greybull Capital, which owns British Steel, has released a statement in response to the news that the company has entered insolvency - putting about 800 jobs at risk on Teesside.

    Thousands more jobs are affected directly and in the supply chain.

    Quote Message: The turnaround of British Steel was always going to be a challenge, and yet the business overcame many difficulties and until recently looked set for renewed prosperity. The workforce, the trade unions and the management team have worked closely together in their determination to strengthen the business. However, the additional blows dealt by Brexit-related issues have proven insurmountable. " from Greybull Capital
    Greybull Capital
  12. British Steel collapse absolutely gutting, says MP Turley

    Redcar's Labour MP Anna Turley has described British Steel's collapse as "absolutely gutting" and paid tribute to the hard work of people at its Skinningrove and Lackenby plants.

    As we reported earlier, about 800 jobs have been put at risk in the area as the firm enters insolvency.

    Its troubles have been linked to a slump in orders from European customers ‎due to uncertainty over the Brexit process.

    The firm has also been struggling with the weakness of the pound since the EU referendum in June 2016 and the escalating US-China trade war.

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  13. Tees Valley Mayor hits out at British Steel receivership

    Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has been quick to react to the news hundreds of North East jobs are at risk as British Steel enters receivership.

    He's says the people of Teesside have been treated shabbily by private investors and the government.

    We'll bring you their responses as we get them.

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  14. BreakingHundreds of Teesside workers hit as British Steel to go into receivership

    Mark Broad

    Online and Today business editor

    Hundreds of workers in the North East are to be affected as it's been confirmed British Steel is to enter insolvency.

    The company is set to be placed into an insolvency process later this morning following a breakdown in last-ditch rescue talks between the government and the company's owner's Greybull.

    The Government's Official Receiver will take control of the company as part of the insolvency process.

    The decision will put 5,000 jobs at risk, with 3,000 of those at the company's plant at Scunthorpe and 800 on Teesside and the North East.

    The accountancy firm EY will take on the role as the "Special Manager" and will attempt to find a buyer for the business.

    You can read more here as the story develops.

  15. Chloe and Liam memorial trust helps young people 'achieve dreams'

    A trust set up in the memory of Manchester Arena bombing victims Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry has raised £300,000, their parents have revealed.

    Following the deaths of the South Shields couple, the Together Forever Trust was set up to assist aspiring performers and sportsmen and women achieve the dreams.

    So far it has given away more than £154,000 in bursaries on a range of subjects.

    On the second anniversary of the bombing which killed 22 people, Lisa Rutherford said: "I'm amazed at the diversity of what these people are doing and achieving.

    "As well as the usual things, such as performers, we've had an archer, synchronised swimmers, and skiers.

    "We had no idea these things aren't supported and how much money it costs."

    Caroline Curry said that her son had done coaching qualifications and it had become "her passion" to help other would-be coaches.

    She said: "You can help one child, but if you help on the coaching side that one coach then impacts on hundreds of children who come through the ranks."

    A low-key memorial service will take place at St Ann's Church in Manchester later.

    Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry
  16. Pollution charge survey analysis 'set for July publication'

    Daniel Holland

    Local Democracy Reporter

    As we told you a few minutes ago more than 19,000 people have responded to a council survey asking for views on a proposed clean air toll on Tyneside.

    The government has ordered councils to cut dangerous emissions levels by 2021 and had set Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside a deadline of 12 July to make a decision and submit a final business case to ministers.

    A website glitch stopped a consultation too early so Newcastle City Council gave residents and businesses on Tyneside an extra two days to submit opinions on the controversial plans.

    CAZ consultations in Leeds and Birmingham attracted 8,744 and 10,392 comments respectively, while 18,126 people responded to the consultation on London’s recently introduced Ultra Low Emission Zone.

    The councils say there will now be an independent analysis of the consultation responses, with the results expected to be published in July.

    The Tyne Bridge and Quayside
  17. Thousands have their say on clean air tolls plan

    Daniel Holland

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Thousands of people have lodged their views on controversial plans to impose a clean air toll on Tyneside roads.

    More than 19,000 completed a council survey on the proposed charges, after a late surge in interest ahead of Sunday night’s deadline.

    The number of responses is the largest in the area’s history and more than Leeds and Birmingham combined had in similar surveys. It even outstrips London’s consultation.

    Vehicle exhaust

    Council bosses in Newcastle, Gateshead, and North Tyneside are considering introducing either a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in which only the highest-polluting vehicles would be charged a daily fee of £12.50, or a £1.70 toll on the three central bridges across the Tyne.

    Taxi drivers have already raised opposition to the plan - calling it an "injustice" and warning it will push up prices for customers.

    We'll have more on this shortly.