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Good evening. for the news where you are.
Northumbria Police have charged a man with murder,
after 32-year-old Michael Thompson was found dying from head injuries
It follows an incident in the early hours of Saturday morning,
outside the Studio Sports Bar on Priestpopple.
Mr Thompson, who lives in Hexham, was found lying in the street.
This afternoon, 25-year-old Archie Henderson,
of Redesmouth Court in Bellingham, was charged with murder.
He'll appear before Northumberland magistrates tomorrow.
Extra police officers have been patrolling the area in Hexham
The Labour Party is claiming the Government's new industrial
strategy is a clear admission that they failed to save
Shadow Cabinet Minister and Middlesbrough MP
Andy McDonald told BBC's Sunday Politics that the Government
obviously didn't have a clear strategy for steel
This is a stark admission that the Government didn't respond
The Italian government did, German and French governments
stepped in and didn't breach state aid rules.
Those jobs could have been saved and there could have been a much
But the Conservative peer Martin Callanan said it
wasn't viable to bail out the steel industry.
And he said the Government's new industrial strategy
offered a way forward for areas like Teesside.
Most think the strategy is based on steel.
There are many other industries, areas that will benefit from this.
?20 million has been allocated to a local enterprise
It will be up to them to decide how they are going to spend it.
The body of a Gateshead man, who'd been missing
for several months, has been found in a lake.
36-year-old Kevin Woods first went went missing from his home
in October last year, prompting a big police search.
His body was finally discovered yesterday
in a lake at the Quarry in Crawcrook.
The police believe no-one else was involved in his death.
Cumbria needs to rethink the way it bids for Government funding,
according to one of the team responsible
The county was recently awarded just 7.5%
of the 165 million it asked for under the Government's
That included proposals for 25 million to
The Government says the county has already received many millions
of pounds for defences through other schemes.
The Local Enterprise Partnership says it's disappointed.
This is not small change. They shipped the figures that would make
differences to Cumbria and its economic opportunities in the
future. Thousands of people gathered
in Newcastle's Chinatown today to The crowds enjoyed
traditional Dragon Dances and firecracker displays to mark
the Year of the Rooster, The weather was kind to today's
celebrations and it perhaps helped to bring out a healthy sized crowd
to watch the parade. The Chinese New Year
is a very different affair to our own one night of drinking,
singing Auld Lang Syne In China there are 12
animals for each year. It's like a sign for each year,
which is just like the Zodiac This year is the Year
of the Rooster. Wakes up early in the morning
and to wake all the people up But the mix of people watching
went far beyond those We've had a Chinese party
in their school this week, but of course it was nothing
like this in Carlisle, so we've come I liked the dragon and
the second lion dance. One sports result tonight -
in rugby, where Newcastle Falcons were in action down in Newport
in the first round of the Anglo Welsh Cup
against Newport Gwent Dragons. The Falcons coming out on top
at Rodney Parade by 18 points to 6. The weather now - and it looks
like we're heading for a bit I think most of us saw some sunshine
today, but things are more unsettled in the new week. An area of low
pressure will feed in some quite energetic weather fronts over the
next few days. We end the day on a decent note. A bit of patchy
drizzle. This will make its way out quite readily. The further north you
go, you could see clear spells and Frost and ice first thing tomorrow.
Overnight temperatures to one or 2 degrees. A cloudy, murky, misty
start to the new week. The hill fog world drift as we had through the
day and left with a lot of low cloud. A largely dry day with highs
of eight Celsius. The outlook is looking rather settled -- unsettled.
I'm back with the late news just after 10.20pm.
There was some sunny and cheerful weather across the UK today.
Scotland and the far north of England, but further south, a rainy,