29/01/2017 Look North (North East and Cumbria)

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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, from Hexham, was found lying in the street.


25 year old Archie Henderson,has been


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


They could have stepped in, the Italian


government did, German, and French governments did.


Those jobs could have been saved and there could've been a much more


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.


The strategy is not just based on steel, of course not,


there are many other industries and areas which will


?20 million has been allocated to the Local Enterprise


It will be up to them to decide how they can spend it.


Cumbria needs to rethink the way it bids for Government funding,


according to one of the team responsible for stimulating


The county was recently awarded just seven and a half percent


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 an small change these should be figured that would make


significant differences to Cumbria and its economic opportunities in


the future. Thousands of people gathered


in Newcastle's Chinatown today celebrate


the Chinese New Year. 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 bring out a healthy sized crowd


to watch the parade. The Chinese new year


is a very different affair In China there are 12 animals just


like the Zodiac in the Western world. This year if the year of the


Rooster. It is very like home. I feel very God. Does it make you


homesick? Yes. -- I feel very good. But the mix of people watching


went far beyond those There's nothing like this in


Carlisle so we have come across to celebrate this today.


The weather now and it looks like we're heading for a bit


Hello good evening. Most of us saw some sunshine but not much of it to


come this week. A lot of low-pressure with more at Atlantic


influence. We will feed in these weather front from West East. Back


to normal. This evening, a cloudy picture, the further north you head


you could see some clear spells and some frost and ice. Elsewhere,


patchy Frost and Bob. Overnight temperatures dropping down to around


zero or one Celsius. At macro Frost and bog.


It will very gradually myths and. Clever spells but part of Cumbria


and North Yorkshire. A largely dry one with temperatures getting up to


seven or eight Celsius. The rest of the week looks mild there, it'll pan


slowly less cold. This is the outlook for the north-east, cloudy,


not as much rain. Quite typical, the not as much rain. Quite typical, the


weather comes from the West. The Cumbria, more wet weather. By the


time we reach the end of the week there might be some gales, severe


gales. I hope you caught some nice sunshine. We will be back with