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The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner,
Vera Baird has been made a Dame in the New Year's honours list.
She's one of the highest-profile recipients of an award
in our region, but of course there are many others
When she campaigned to become Police Commissioner,
Vera Baird said she intended to prioritise tackling
Although she's worked to reduce other forms
of abuse and discrimination, it's her services to women
and equality which have earned her the title of Dame
She says she feels truly proud to receive the honour,
and would like to thank all the many people who have supported her
Among the many other award recipients in the region,
the captain of Newcastle Eagles, Fab Flournoy, has been made an MBE
for services to British basketball and the community in the north east.
She said, "You've been playing that B-ball that much?!"
There are MBEs for Olympic gold and silver medal-winning diver
Jack Laugher, who's from North Yorkshire, and Paralympic
gold medallist Laurence Whiteley, who began his career
Ailsa Rutter, the director of fresh smoke-free north-east, has
been awarded the CBE for services to tobacco control.
Bruce Shepherd, director of Shepherd Offshore in
Tyneside, gets an OBE for services to the economy and skills
North Yorkshire 's Chief Constable Dave
Jones receives the Queen's police medal.
And Muriel Harris, an 83-year-old woman from Morpeth in
Northumberland, receives the British Empire
medal for her work in the
She is also known for her work with disadvantaged
But I feel I'm doing it for other people
All the work we do together, both here in
Northumberland and for the charity, which is Practical Compassion For
The region's biggest New Year celebration
The Winter Carnival attracts tens of thousands of spectators,
as street performers, bands and spectacular
puppets make their way through the city centre,
before an early evening firework display at the Civic Centre.
There'll be more fireworks at midnight on the city's quayside.
There was an armed police presence, reflecting
Organisers say the free event has gone from strength to strength.
It's certainly the biggest in the north east.
We've been running it - this is probably the 11th year I've
I mean, even before the parade starts, the streets are all lined
with people wanting to watch the carnival and then gathering
around Barras Bridge for the fireworks,
Four men have been charged in connection with crowd trouble
during a match between Carlisle and Hartlepool, in October.
The incident is said to have happened at Brunton Park
The men, all from Carlisle, are due in court next month.
Onto today's matches, and two late goals wrenched three
points away from Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.
Boro were leading through a Grant Leadbitter goal before
Man United scored twice in as many minutes.
And an unhappy trip to Lancashire for Sunderland.
An Andre Gray hat trick helped send them to a 4-1 defeat at Burnley.
In the Championship, Newcastle's 3-1 win at home
to Nottingham Forest last night puts them top of the table
Carlisle are up to second in League Two after a 3-2 victory
at Notts County Hartlepool beat Morecambe by the same score
In the National League Gateshead beat Barrow 3-1.
And in Scotland Berwick are bottom of League Two after a 3-1 home
Wet and windy for a lot of revellers tonight.
Let's get the regional forecast with Paul Hudson.
Well, it's been a mild and windy day.
It's going to start off fine this evening, but a weather
front will spoil things for celebrations tonight.
That band of rain sinking southwards.
As it clears, there could well be one or two icy patches across parts
So, for North Yorkshire, Co Durham, a very wet start to New Year's Day.
That rain will continue to slip away southwards.
To the north, it's colder but brighter, with sunshine
So those showers may well turn a bit wintry.
And that's it from us, for today, and for 2016.
On behalf of everyone at Look North, I'll wish you a Happy New Year.
And if you're celebrating tonight, have a good evening.
wonderful New Year. You can keep up with all the best. Happy New Year.
Good evening. As we head through the final few hours of 2016 the weather
is on the change. We've got called her swooping in and there is a
weather front bringing a soggy New Year's Eve. It is raining across
southern Scotland and Northern Ireland and that will push south as
we head towards parts of northern England. Showers moving in from the
North Southwark could be icy