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  1. Video content

    Video caption: 'Major' Norman Cornish retrospective opens in County Durham

    He depicted life in County Durham's pit villages and his artworks have become hugely popular.

  2. Work begins on new Sunderland council HQ

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    Work is due to begin today on a new £42m City Hall for Sunderland.

    The council HQ will be built on the site of the former Vaux Brewery site.

    The building replaces the existing civic centre on Burdon Road, which dates back to the 1970s.

    It will span 190,000 sq ft - the size of two-and-a-half football pitches.

    Sunderland City Hall
  3. In photos: Lumiere draws to a close

    As the lights go out for another year, it's believed one million people have now visited Durham's Lumiere since the event began a decade ago.

    The 2019 edition, which drew to a close last night, featured 37 artworks, including a giant slinky and a snow-globe over the horse statue.

    Here are some images of the highlights.

  4. Pair charged after man found seriously hurt in Hartlepool

    Two men have been charged with attempted murder after another man was found with serious head injuries in Hartlepool.

    Cleveland Police said the victim, who has not yet been named, was discovered at a property in Catcote Road on Saturday night.

    Two men, age 30 and 31, are due in court later.

    A force spokesman said the injured man remained in a "critical, but stable condition" in hospital.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A19 County Durham both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A19 County Durham both ways severe disruption, at A689 Coal Lane.

    A19 County Durham - One lane closed and it's slow on A19 in Durham at Seal Sands roundabout, because of a break down.

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

  6. Man injured in police chase

    Gerry Jackson

    BBC Look North

    An investigation is under way after a man suffered serious injuries during a police chase on Teesside.

    His car veered off the A66 near Stockton early on Sunday while being pursued by Cleveland Police.

    The force said the Mercedes was suspected to be stolen.

    As is routine, the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed and Cleveland Police has begun inquiries into the circumstances of the crash.

  7. North East weather: Dry and bright, but feeling cold

    BBC Weather

    It will be a rather cold and clear start to the day.

    It will remain dry and mainly sunny in a light northeasterly breeze.

    Maximum temperatures should reach about 6C (43F).

    Weather map
  8. Sixth Lumiere festival draws to close

    Gerry Jackson

    BBC Look North

    About one million people are thought to have now visited Lumiere in Durham since it started 10 years ago.

    The sixth bi-annual event ended on Sunday night and over the weekend visitors were treated to 37 artworks including a giant slinky, a display highlighting plastic waste and a giant snow globe.

    Durham County Council, which has part-funded the event, estimates almost £29m has been brought in to the local economy by visitors over the last five years.

    Lumiere Durham
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