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Northumbria Police say they've disrupted what they say
It was held in an old lift shaft of the Tyne Bridge.
The revellers had barricaded themselves in.
The police are trying to trace the organisers.
Police say around 200 people were inside the 120-foot high tower
when officers arrived, shortly before two
They'd been alerted by members of the public, who heard
But the police found their way in barred and had to force an entry.
First by smashing a wooden barrier, and then using a circular saw to cut
Inside they found sound equipment, illegally connected
They evicted the revellers and say they're now trying to trace
the event organisers, including three men,
seen in a white van below the bridge on Friday and Saturday.
Public events have been held in the hidden recesses of this
famous 90-year-old bridge, but none like the one last night.
The body of a man has been found in the River Ouse
Police say they are investigating how he came to be in the river.
Foodbanks in the region say they've had one
They are urgently in need of donations with Newcastle's West
End Foodbank saying supplies are at a record low.
A Hartlepool man has today embarked on a huge challenge,
which will take him a year to complete.
Paul Suggitt plans 10,000 miles of gruelling events.
It takes something quite special to get people to turn up for a run
along Hartlepool seafront first thing on New Year's Day
Hartlepool man Paul Suggitt has taken this hat up mountains,
cycling coast to coast and all manner of other
places, during his mission to get fit and fundraise.
And in 2017, he's planning to walk, run and cycle a staggering
I'm in my 40s and again it shows I am probably above the threshold
that people think you can't do these kinds of things.
I have had eight months of training to train me
for the weather I have got, the distances I am going to be
covering throughout this challenge, throughout the year.
The year of gruelling challenges, which averages about a marathon
a day, is to raise money for North East Charity
the Chris Lucas Trust, and its founder was on hand
For someone to approach me and say, Lynne, I want to do something
for you, it's absolutely fantastic and we will do everything
No parent should outlive their children to cancer,
but through Paul's money, research can make a big
Destination number one is Whitby, then Hull, but you can expect to see
Paul at events around our region throughout the year.
Hundreds of people gathered on the seashore in North Tyneside
this morning, for the annual Whitley Bay New Year's Dip.
Although slightly less cold than usual, it was still
a challenging experience for those brave enough to take the plunge.
It has got rid of the hangover though.
When you go in, you just can't breathe.
I've got a big birthday this year and I
thought I'd do lots of things I haven't done before, so I thought
I was just about to dive in and I slipped on a
Thankfully I have borrowed a friend's wet suit,
Were you more cold then you have ever been?
The weather now with Ashling Creevey.
Already turning very cold out there and we continue to see that
mixture of clear spells and scattered showers,
but showers increasingly becoming confined to the east coast
Temperatures are widely falling to freezing or below freezing,
so the risk of some icy stretches first thing in the morning.
A cold and frosty start to tomorrow morning.
As we had through the day, we do see a lot of sunshine around.
There's a little bit more cloud running along the coast and the risk
of a few showers here, but for most, it's a dry day
It stays cold over the next couple of days, we do see a little bit more
cloud around as we head to Tuesday, but for the first week
of the New Year, it's a cold and frosty one.
That's it from us for now, we are back tomorrow.
For many, New Year's Day was a shocker with all of that rain
around. Tomorrow will be sunny, but it is getting colder. This is rain
clearing from the south-east. These specks of white as snow mixed in
with showers across parts of northern England, particularly
across Scotland, low levels here. I say that they hazard in northern and
eastern areas. I would not rule out slippery areas almost anywhere by
the morning, by which time temperatures will be close to or
below freezing in many places. A bright and sunny start, but still
wintry showers, sliding down