13 August 2014
Why will a £90,000-a-year breast cancer drug seen as "too expensive" for the NHS still be available to patients?
An 81-year-old woman killed in a car crash in Sunderland is named.
A Durham woman is stabbed in the arm with a pen while trying to stop a man tampering with a coach in Blackpool.
Paul Collingwood hits his first hundred for two years as Durham set Notts a target of 375 to win at Chester-le-Street.
13 August 2014
Why will a £90,000-a-year breast cancer drug seen as "too expensive" for the NHS still be available to patients?
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Durham Police writes on Facebook: Due to collapsed gas mains in Chester le Street, A167 North and South bound closed between Ropery Lane roundabout and A1M Jct 63 roundabout. Road will be closed overnight whilst repairs are completed.
Major congestion due to ongoing roadworks already in place on Park Road North. Please find an alternative route. We will update once the road reopens. There's more on BBC Travel News.
Durham Police Assistant Chief Constable Dave Orford and members from Durham City A & D shift took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
And for anyone feeling cynical about the fundraising effort - BBC News Magazine reveals that it has seen far more money donated to good causes than usual.
There's been a big fall in the number of people going to a Catholic Church in the North East over the last 10 years - congregations have thinned by more than 12,000.
But on an average week nearly 40,000 people still attend services - which is about the same number who go to the Stadium of Light to see a home game. This week we're finding out what the job of a Roman Catholic priest is like.
We'll meet Father Chris Jackson who recently married Katherine and Rob (pictured). Find out more on BBC Newcastle with Alfie and Charlie at 07:50 on Wednesday morning.
A North East taxi driver has donated a £30 fare to charity after it was paid by a man who ran off but then handed himself in.
Durham Police said a young man fled leaving an unpaid fare of £23. After seeing an appeal to find for him, he gave himself up and offered to pay £30.
Instead of keeping the money, the driver suggested donating it Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
A fortnight ahead of the referendum, the Duke of Northumberland steps into the debate over the future of Scotland.
And studying in style. How university digs have become more like a home from home with all mod cons. Watch Look North at 18:30 or catch up here.
Two friends from South Shields are running the Great North Run in memory of their friend who died over the summer.
Jack Burden, 18, was on a school expedition helping community projects in Tanzania when it's thought he suffered a severe allergic reaction. Elliot Appleby and Scott Rutherford ran with Jack at last year's race and they're doing it again this time to raise cash in his name for three charities.
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has denied accusations he wanted too much money after turning down two moves during the transfer window.
The Italian rejected both Sunderland, with whom he had a successful loan spell last season, before turning down QPR amid reports he asked for £90,000 a week.
Borini wrote on Twitter: "Finally the madness is finished! I protected the MAN and the player that I am today, taking all the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn't want it. And I'm VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision!"
A row of shops devastated by fire in Eaglescliffe has finally reopened after more than two years.
The blaze, which started in the pizza takeaway at the Orchard Shops on Durham Lane in May 2012, was so ferocious it took 40 firefighters more than 12 hours to get it under control.
After months of hard work, Eaglescliffe's most famous resident, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, was on hand to cut the ribbon and officially declare the shops open. Hear my full report on BBC Tees at 16:50.
A foundry in Guisborough is to close by the end of November with the loss of 65 jobs, it has been announced.
Tim Myers, president of ESCO's construction & industrial division, said demand for its products had decreased by 30% from its 2007 peak, and is "is currently running at less than half of its capacity".
ESCO is offering enhanced redundancy payments, outplacement and other services to departing staff.
It's tea in the cricket and Notts have an enormous job on their hands if they are to save this game against Durham.
They are 83-3 and still 292 short of chasing down a record fourth innings score in Chester-le-Street of 375. Steve Mullaney made 14, James Taylor six and Samit Patel 11.
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Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback will miss out on making his England debut tomorrow against Norway after failing to recover from an injury.
The 24-year-old picked up the knock playing for Newcastle against Crystal Palace, although he is hoping to take part in training on Thursday.
A rare seabird has had its most successful breeding year in the North East for two decades, experts say.
Little tern colonies across three sites in Beadnell Bay, Lindisfarne and Crimdon Dene have produced more than 180 chicks this year.
The success is said to be largely down to good weather and rangers and volunteers patrolling the beaches. The RSPB said these "much-needed" patrols protected the shore birds from predators and humans.
Celebrity chef John Torode revisits Age UK's Come Eat Together project in Stanley, County Durham, after it was voted UK's best health project in the National Lottery Awards. He first saw the project earlier this year.
The BBC Sport website is taking a look at some of the stories behind panic buys on transfer deadline days gone by.
Top of the list is Liverpool's pursuit of Newcastle United's Andy Carroll in 2011 - which led them to pay £35m for a 22-year-old with only 41 Premier League appearances and 72 minutes of England action to his name.
A picture of a bird in Northumberland is the subject of an award-winning photograph.
Steven Fairbrother took the central picture of a shag resting in Northumberland, and won the animal portraits category at the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
I can't wait to get up to Newcastle this weekend for the Great North Run - it's always a brilliant event, and I'm confident the calf will be ok!.
It will remain largely dry for the rest of the day, with varying cloud amounts and some warm sunny spells.
Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F). Check the forecast near you.
Thousands of pounds of pet accessories have been stolen from Pet Mania on Skippers Lane in Teesside after thieves tunnelled through a rear wall of the store "like something from The Great Escape".
That's a stunning 100 for Paul Collingwood who gets there in 219 balls and 10 fours with the last man at the other end, before being bowled next delivery!
When he arrived at the middle Durham were 75-4 and they close their innings on 309, a lead of 374 over Nottinghamshire. Follow all the action here.
The Duke of Northumberland says an independent Scotland with a different currency could cause problems for the North East.
But while the Duke says the UK should stay together, there have also now been calls for the North East to become part of an independent Scotland. I'll have more on this on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.
Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Shields will be among 100 delivery offices to open for the first time this Sunday.
Royal Mail says the change is to allow people who shop online the chance to pick up parcels over the weekend. The offices will be open for four hours from midday.
Scots are heading to the polls later this month to decide on the possibility of independence. But one Newcastle man thinks the borders of any new country should be redrawn - to the south of the Tyne.
Andrew Trueman, originally from Hartlepool, appeared on University Challenge last night. He was representing the University of Sheffield.
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It is hoped the Lancaster Bomber, currently stationed at Durham Tees Valley Airport, will perform a ground run later after a new engine has been installed.
The World War Two plane, which belongs to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, came to Durham Tees Valley as part of a two-month UK tour.
The aircraft has been grounded with an engine problem which meant it missed the weekend's Bournemouth Air Festival.
Here's Carol Malia and Richard Moss with guests at the Maltings in Berwick who will be discussing the impact of the Scottish referendum on this side of the border.
"Scotland and Us" - a Look North special - is on BBC One on Wednesday at 22:35.
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A family camping trip spiralled into a nightmare when a freak tornado hit a tent with three Tyneside children inside, blasting them 30ft into a barb wire fence.
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Commentary of Durham v Nottinghamshire will continue on the BBC Sport website when the match gets under way at 11:00.
At the end of day two, Durham lost five wickets for 32 runs in 10 overs to end 196-7, 261 runs ahead.
Four teenagers were rescued after jumping 70ft off a cliff in Cullercoats.
There's been some speculation on how to pronounce Sunderland's new loan signing Sebastian Coates from Liverpool. I've heard of multiple variations from "Coats", "Quatez" and "Cwatez".
As far as I know it is pronounced CO-AR-TEZ. That is until we speak to the man himself.
Cynthia Bell, from Durham, was attacked while on her husband's coach on Seasiders Way on 24 August.
Police say a man climbed on to the coach and stabbed Mrs Bell after she stopped him trying to change the controls around the driver's seat. Det Sgt Mark Dickinson said the 66-year-old was "lucky to have escaped without serious blood loss".
The top local headlines at 10:00 include:
Four exhibitions featuring artwork and great North Easterners have opened in South Shields to celebrate the Great North Run - and the race's millionth finisher, who will cross the line this Sunday.
One installation, Wavemaker, by Michelle Castles (pictured) is at the town's Haven Point leisure complex.
Northumbria Police tweets: Road now clear after earlier incident nr #A1 #LobleyHill. Motorists are thanked for their patience
Financial Ombudsman Caroline Wayman tells me they're still getting 1,000 complaints a day about payment protection insurance (PPI).
The Financial Ombudsman Service said it took 133,819 PPI complaints in the first six months of the year, compared with 193,054 in the previous six months.
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On a busy deadline day, Middlesbrough signed striker Jelle Vossen and goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on loan, and Dutch winger Yanic Wildschut permanently.
But Jason Steele and Seb Hines were both loaned out, with Steele joining Blackburn and Hines moving to Coventry.
As expected, Hartlepool sold Luke James to Peterborough.
Martyn Berry was accused of five sex offences, and pleaded guilty to one charge from 2012.
The 61-year-old was working at a school in Suffolk at the time, and was sentenced to 22 months in jail suspended for two years, and put on the sex offenders' register for seven years.
Sunderland signed Inter Milan's Ricky Alvarez on a season-long loan last night. The midfielder played for Argentina in the group stages of the World Cup.
Liverpool defender Sebastien Coates also joined the Black Cats on loan. The centre-back has won 15 intentional caps for Uruguay and played 24 times for Liverpool.
Sunderland target Fabio Borini held talks with QPR over a permanent transfer but no deal was agreed and so the forward is staying at Liverpool.
After a sunny start for many places, with any early patchy mist and fog soon clearing, the rest of today will remain dry. There will be varying, possibly large, amounts of cloud at times, but also some warm sunny spells.
Maximum temperature: 19C (66F). Check the forecast near you.
Late activity on transfer deadline day last night saw Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa join Hull City on a season-long loan.
The Tigers were granted an extension past the 23:00 deadline to complete the deal for the Frenchman, who will be out of contract in the summer.
Under the terms of the loan, Ben Arfa can't play against Newcastle this season. He made 86 appearances for Newcastle, scoring 14 goals.
The B601 Lobley Hill Road in Gateshead is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic in both directions between the Swallow Tail Drive junction and the Ascot Crescent junction because of an accident involving a lorry.
Northumbria Police tweets: #A1 update - one lane open northbound, southbound remains closed nr #LobleyHill. Officers working to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. A diversion is in place. There's more on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.
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