01/01/2017 Look North (North East and Cumbria)

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


First tonight, 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.


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


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


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


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


But the police found their way in barred -


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


Inside they found sound equipment, illegally connected


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


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


Public events HAVE been held in the hidden recesses of this


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


Police say they are investigating how


Foodbanks in the region say they've had one


Now they need to replenish their stocks for January.


The manager of the West End Foodbank in Newcastle says supplies


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


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


A Hartlepool man has today embarked on a huge challenge


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


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 10,000


probably the threshold with the probably the threshold with the


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


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


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


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


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


make a big difference to childhood cancer. --


Trooper Paul --Through Paul's research.


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


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.


Many of those involved were in fancy dress,


with lots of people raising money for favourite causes.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


tradition performed by the Monkseaton


Morrismen. The dancers have been gathering


at the Olde Ship Inn The club has toured or danced


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


on their home patch is the most Just the one football


result to bring you. of the National League,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I'll be back at around 10.50pm tonight.


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


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


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


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


will fill the south across the