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  1. 'My only regret is that I let it go unchecked for 3 months'

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    Video caption: Newcastle Falcons' Johnny Williams talks about his testicular cancer for the first time.

    Newcastle Falcons' Johnny Williams speaks out about his testicular cancer diagnosis for the first time.

  2. Nigel Farage reveals Brexit party's election strategy in Hartlepool

    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was in Hartlepool earlier where he announced that it will not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the 2017 general election.

    He said standing candidates across the country could increase the chances of another EU referendum taking place.

    But he said the party would stand against all other parties - and focus on taking seats off Labour.

    Conservative party chairman James Cleverly said: "I welcome the recognition that The Brexit Party do risk actually preventing a stable majority government and I welcome the fact that that's been taken on board."

    Labour party chairman Ian Lavery said: "This is a Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson alliance with Donald Trump to sell out our country and send £500m per week from our NHS to US drugs companies. We urge voters to reject this Thatcherite 1980s tribute act, which would lead to more savage Tory attacks on working class communities. Our NHS is not for sale."

    Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson reacted to Nigel Farage's announcement by saying there is now no difference between The Brexit Party and the Conservatives.

    There is more reaction on the BBC Politics election live page.

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  3. Region to pay respects to war dead

    Events around the region will mark Armistice Day this morning.

    In Morpeth, striking life-size wire art sculptures depicting World War One soldiers will be "standing guard" at County Hall.

    Sunderland celebrated its biggest Remembrance Day Parade to date yesterday as hundreds of forces personnel joined the families of those who had fallen to pay their respects.

    Soldiers parade before the start of Sunderland"s Remembrance Service at the Sunderland War Memorial
  4. Chris Ramsey through to Strictly Blackpool week

    South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey is through to the sought after Blackpool week after being voted through on last night's Strictly Come Dancing show.

    He performed a tango with partner Karen Hauer on Saturday's programme but they had a nervous wait to find out if they were through as they were one of two couples in danger of being in a dance-off spot.

    BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell end up in the dance off though and was voted out.

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    Video caption: Children in Need: The North East project supporting young dads

    "As soon as little legs came along, it just changed me forever."

  6. Steel jobs to be saved by rescue deal

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    North East and Cumbria

    There's good news for hundreds of steel workers on Teesside as British Steel is set to announce a £70m rescue deal with China's Jingye Group.

    About 700 people are employed at its Skinningrove and Lackenby plants.

    It is understood that the government will help in the form of loan guarantees and other financial support. British Steel has been kept running by the government since May when the company went into liquidation.

    You can read more by clicking here.

    A steelworker
  7. Traffic: A66 closed both ways after crash at Stainmore

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    The A66 has been closed in both directions from Brough to the A67 junction at Bowes since a car and a lorry collided at about 05:40 this morning.

    Police say they expect it to be shut for come time and there is heavy traffic in the area.

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    Severe accident: A66 Cumbria eastbound

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    A66 Cumbria eastbound severe accident, from A685 to A67.

    A66 Cumbria - A66 closed and it's heavy eastbound from the A685 junction in Brough to the A67 junction in Bowes, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1 Tyne And Wear southbound

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    A1 Tyne And Wear southbound severe accident, between J71 Hollinside Road and J70 Park Terrace Dunston.

    A1 Tyne And Wear - A1 Western Bypass in Tyne and Wear partially blocked and it's heavy southbound between J71, Hollinside (Metro Centre) and J70, Park (Dunston), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A167(M) Tyne And Wear southbound

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    A167(M) Tyne And Wear southbound severe disruption, from A1058 to A167 City Road.

    A167(M) Tyne And Wear - A167(M) partially blocked and it's slow southbound from A1058 to A167 City Road, because of Abandoned Vehicle.

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