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  1. By Emlyn Begley

    BBC Sport at St James' Park

    Newcastle United"s Joelinton

    Steve Bruce is hugely critical of his Newcastle side's "ridiculous" mistakes as they are held at home by League One Oxford in the FA Cup fourth round.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have finished here for the day but this feed will continue to be updated with any breaking news and sport stories as well as travel updates overnight.

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

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

    If you want to get in touch with any news or send us photos you can tweet us, contact us via our Facebook page or email us.

  3. It's 100 up for new Tyneside birthing centre

    The midwifery-led birthing centre at South Tyneside District Hospital is celebrating the birth of its 100th baby since opening in the summer.

    Renesmae Jane Bain-Carr was born this morning, weighing 6lb 15oz.

    Jacqui Ramshaw, midwife and manager of the centre, said: "Delivering our 100th baby is a real milestone for the midwifery-led birthing centre. Congratulations to Shannon and Leon on the birth of their baby girl."

    The proud parents were presented with a letter from the Trust’s chief executive, Ken Bremner congratulating them on the birth of their daughter and a commemorative hand blown glass bauble as a keepsake of the milestone birth.

    Hospital staff with mum and new baby.
  4. Newcastle to get new clean air buses

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    Newcastle will be one of several cities to get buses which filter air pollution.

    Transport firm Go-Ahead's Air Filtering Buses have three fans on the roof that strip pollutant particles from the air as they drive.

    A trial of the technology last year saw as much as 65g of pollutants - equivalent to the weight of a tennis ball - removed from the air in a 100-day period, Go-Ahead said.

    As well as Newcastle, the vehicles will be used in Brighton, Manchester, Oxford, Plymouth and Crawley from this summer.

    Clean air bus
  5. 'Indigestion' heart attack man thanks rescuers

    A hiker whose "indigestion" turned out to be a heart attack has thanked the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) for "saving his life".

    Stephen Dunlop and his wife Marion were on a walking trip to the Lake District and had just ascended Catbells when he started feeling stabbing pains in his chest.

    The 65-year-old from North Shields, ignored it at first, then began to deteriorate fast.

    His wife had no phone signal but a passing walker contacted a mountain rescue team, which soon arrived and summoned the GNAAS, setting off a flare so the rescue helicopter could locate them.

    Stephen and Marion Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop said: “When GNAAS arrived, I was in a bad way and I was panicking but they managed to make me feel at ease straightaway.

    “I just remember them saying to me ‘it will only be 10 minutes’ which really reassured me and then before I knew it, I was at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.”

    “GNAAS is a brilliant charity and without them I would not be here.”

  6. Car crash householder heard 'almighty bang'

    The owner of a home damaged when a car ploughed into it - leaving the driver dead - has described hearing an "almighty bang".

    Two passengers in the Audi S3 were also seriously injured when it crashed into the property on Chichester Road in South Shields in the early hours of this morning.

    Norman Nicholson said he was awoken by the noise, and his wardrobe door "burst open".

    "I didn't know what had happened so I ran downstairs and saw the front door was wide open - well it had come off", he said.

    "I had to remove part of the railing because it was in my passage and there was something smoking just outside the door and that was part of the engine.

    "And it all just happened from there."

    Norman Nicholson
    Crash scene
  7. More North East children growing up in poverty, report says

    Steph Cleasby

    BBC Look North

    An estimated 35% of children in the North East are growing up poor according to the North East Child Poverty Commission.

    That's a total of 209,000 and there is concern the numbers are going up.

    Later the commission is hosting a Conference on Child Poverty in Newcastle to bring the issue back into the political spotlight.

    A government spokesperson said: “Children growing up in working households are five times less likely to be in relative poverty - which is why we are supporting families to improve their lives through work."

    Children (generic)
  8. Nissan to supply 2,000 electric Leaf cars to London Uber cabbies

    Stephanie Finnon

    BBC Newcastle

    Nissan's Sunderland plant is to supply ride hailing app Uber with up to 2,000 electric cars to be used by cabbies in London.

    The firm has 45,000 drivers in the capital, who will be able to apply to use the Leaf vehicles.

    The cars can travel up to 168 miles on a single charge.

    The scheme includes adding a 15p fee to all London journeys.

  9. New flights to take off from Teesside airport

    Teesside is to be connected to London by daily flights for the first time in 11 years.

    The routes are part of a package of six new destination across the UK and Ireland from Teesside International Airport.

    There will be daily direct connections to Belfast City Airport, Cardiff and Southampton, a seasonal service to the Isle of Man, the return of flights to Dublin, and an increased number of Aberdeen flights.

    To help ensure reliability, an engineering base will be created to serve the aircraft operating the new Eastern Airways routes.

    Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Tony Burgess, managing director of Eastern Airways

    Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen (pictured with Easter Airways managing director Tony Burgess), said: “Ever since we brought the airport back into public ownership businesses and local people [have asked] when direct flights to London will return.

    “For too long, we’ve lacked this most basic connection, which is why I’m delighted to announce today’s new services which will bring the Tees Valley even closer to the capital with a twice-daily service."

  10. Middlesbrough children's services 'inadequate'

    Middlesbrough Council children's services provision is "inadequate", a government watchdog has found.

    Ofsted inspectors said the service had "deteriorated" since 2017 and there were "serious and widespread failures".

    Children had been left too long in harmful situations, risks were not properly recognised and insufficient action was taken to help, they said.

    Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston has apologised and said there were "no excuses".

    "The children and people of Middlesbrough deserve the very best and we have fallen way short of that," he said.

    "We fully accept the inspectors' findings which are the culmination of a number of factors going back many years."

  11. 'Increasing concern' over missing woman

    The family of a woman who has been missing for six weeks has released a photo of her aged 16.

    Natalie Jenkins, 32, who lives in Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees, has not been seen since 11 December.

    Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned as she has not been in touch with family or friends, which is out of character for her, and a dedicated team of officers has been working solely on the investigation.

    Natalie Jenkins aged 16

    Earlier this month, police released a CCTV image of her on Westbury Street, in Thornaby, on 10 December at about 19:20, and walking on Stockton Road about 25 minutes later.

    CCTV of Natalie Jenkins

    Ms Jenkins is described as slim, 5ft 5in (1.65m) with hazel eyes and a missing front tooth. She has a tattoo saying "swann" on her neck and another on her wrist saying "swanny".

    Natalie Jenkins

    Senior investigating officer, Det Ch Insp, Mark Dimelow said: “We along with Natalie’s family are extremely concerned for her welfare. It is not common for her to be out of touch with her family and friends for this length of time.

    “We are still urging the public to come forward if they have any information which could help us find her. All information is relevant to us, no matter how insignificant you think it is.”

  12. One dead after car hits house in South Shields

    One man has died and two people have been injured after a car crashed into a house in South Shields, closing one of the town's busiest roads.

    The driver was pronounced dead at the scene in Chichester Road, South Shields, following the crash shortly after 04:00 Northumbria Police said.

    A female passenger was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

    Police said another man, a passenger, had left the scene but was found in hospital with serious injuries.

    Nobody inside the house was hurt but significant damage was caused.

    Road closures are in place between Westoe Road and Dean Road while the police investigation is ongoing.

    There'll be more on this story throughout the day on BBC Newcastle.

    South Shields crash