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Hello, good evening and happy New Year from Look North.

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First tonight, Northumbria Police say they've disrupted what they say

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It was held in an old lift shaft of the Tyne Bridge.

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The revellers had barricaded themselves in.

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The police are trying to trace the organisers.

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Please see around 200 people will say that the 120 foot tighter.

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--Police say around 200 people were inside the 120ft-high tower

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when officers arrived, shortly before two'clock this morning.

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They'd been alerted by members of the public, who heard the noise

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But the police found their way in barred -

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First by smashing a wooden barrier, and then using a circular saw to cut

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Inside they found sound equipment, illegally connected

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And say they're now trying to trace the event organisers,

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including three men, seen in a white van below the bridge

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Public events HAVE been held in the hidden recesses of this

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The body of a man has been found in the River Ouse

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Police say they are investigating how

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Foodbanks in the region say they've had one

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Now they need to replenish their stocks for January.

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The manager of the West End Foodbank in Newcastle says supplies

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are at an all time low after Christmas - and they urgently

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It re-opens on the 3rd of January, and will accept

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A Hartlepool man has today embarked on a huge challenge

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Paul Suggitt plans to complete 10,000 miles to fundraise.

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It takes something quite special to get people to turn up for a run

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along Hartlepool seafront first thing on New Year's Day

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Hartlepool man Paul Suggitt has taken this hat up mountains,

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cycling coast to coast and all manner of other places,

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during his mission to get fit and fundraise ...

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And in 2017, he's planning to walk, run and cycle a staggering 10,000

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probably the threshold with the probably the threshold with the

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thing you cannot do these things but you can't. I have had eight months

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of training to train me for the weather I have got in the distances

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I will be covering throughout this challenge throughout the year.

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The year of gruelling challenges, which averages about a marathon

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a day, is to raise money for North East Charity,

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the Chris Lucas Trust - and its founder was on hand

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For someone to say that I want to do something for you it is absolute

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fantastic and we do everything we can to support them. Cancer research

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is very important and we lost Chris at 18. Through balls research we can

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make a big difference to childhood cancer. --

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Trooper Paul --Through Paul's research.

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Destination number one is Whitby, then Hull, but you can expect to see

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Paul at events around our region throughout the year.

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Hundreds of people gathered on the seashore in North

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for the annual Whitley Bay New Year's Dip.

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Although slightly less cold than usual, it was still

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a challenging experience for those brave enough to take the plunge.

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Many of those involved were in fancy dress,

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with lots of people raising money for favourite causes.

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It was freezing and horrible but it has got rid of the hangover. Utterly

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horrifying. Today was the day to start a New Year's Day. What was it

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like? I thought it was all right. I'm not actually that cold.

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Thankfully I have borrowed a friends wet suit but I'm still very cold.

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Did you going? Yes. Why do more call than you have ever been? A little

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bit. -- more called. --Cold. Meanwhile just around

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the corner from the swimmers, another longstanding New Year's Day

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tradition performed by the Monkseaton

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Morrismen. The dancers have been gathering

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at the Olde Ship Inn The club has toured or danced

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at Festivals in Norway, Europe, However, they say today's event

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on their home patch is the most Just the one football

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result to bring you. of the National League,

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after losing 1-0 at home to fellow So how is tomorrow's

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Bank Holiday weather shaping up? The showers continue to have a

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wintry element to them. As we head through the night it will be a very

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cold night with temperatures close to below freezing what the risk of

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one or two icy stretches in the morning. A cold start to tomorrow

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morning and some showers running along the coast. It is a dry day. .

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A very cold day with highs of just five Celsius. As we head into

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Tuesday we had learnt a workload and a bit more sunshine by the time ago

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to Wednesday but staying cold and frosty for the rest of the week.

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That's our summary so far this New Year's Day -

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I'll be back at around 10.50pm tonight.

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Good evening. Well, to Bake Off 2017, the weather has been fairly

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mixed, wet and cloudy in the South, colder but clearer further north.

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This was taken in County Down earlier in the day, plenty of

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sunshine there, but with clear skies by day, a cold nights tonight. That

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will fill the south across the

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