Scarborough taxi driver Martin Bell is sentenced to 12 years in prison for the manslaughter of Gemma Simpson who vanished in Leeds ten years ago.
Remaining windy and feeling cold overnight.
Some clear spells but also a few scattered showers, these mainly over hills in the west where they are likely to be wintry at times.
Risk of gales, particularly over the hills. Minimum Temperature 2C.
Alan Pardew has said the gravy will be "lumpy" if Newcastle are not able to pull off a win in the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday.
Implying that defeat would ruin his Christmas, the Newcastle manager said: "Particularly around Christmas time when it's goodwill to all men, the gravy's going to be a bit lumpy if we lose."
Meanwhile, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said victory for the Black Cats would be "fantastic" and "unique".
Northumbria Police says it is fully prepared ahead of its busiest weekend of the year. More officers than ever before will be on duty at Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby.
The game coincides with the last shopping weekend before Christmas - thousands of people will head to Newcastle city centre for last-minute shopping as well as festive events like pantomimes.
As Kenny Toal reports, police have changed their tactics and they are hoping the season of goodwill extends to both sets of supporters.
Tonight is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for pubs, clubs and restaurants across the region as many people stop work for Christmas. But that means it is also one of the busiest nights for the emergency services.
It is known as 'Black Eye Friday' because of the trouble caused in towns and city centres. You can watch Frances Read's report below.
A host of stars are in London tonight for ITV's big Christmas charity show, Text Santa, which is on the channel from 8pm until 11.20pm. Our reporter Richard Slee went to see how preparations were getting along.
Police want to speak to anyone who has recently been offered cheap chicken after 50 boxes of fowl were stolen in Newcastle.
The burglary happened overnight (from Thursday 18 December into Friday 19) at Booker's Cash and Carry on Bath Street in Walker. The meat was taken form an outside freezer.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who has been offered cheap frozen chicken for sale.
Members of the public can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
Gales are expected to affect parts of southeast Scotland and northeast England at times during Sunday and Monday.
Gusts between 55 and 65 mphseem likely over and to the east of hills.
The public should be aware of the possibility of minor disruption, in particular to road travel.