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Police are concerned for a missing man from Middlesbrough.
52-year-old Stephen Smith from Fullbeck Road was last seen at 11am today (April 17) but was in contact with his family at 5.00pm.
He may have taken several different medications and he complained of a stomach ache when he contacted his family.
Aspiring footballers of the future have descended on Sunderland to try to follow in the footsteps of their favourite stars.
Sunderland Football club's charity, The Foundation of Light, is holding trials for young boys so that professional scouts can pick out talented youngsters.
Julie Harrison reports.
A minority of Newcastle United supporters were calling for the Manager's head last weekend.
Alan Pardew came under fire as his team lost at Stoke, continuing a dismal sequence of premier league results.
The Magpies boss has had a few days to reflect on the fans anger and today he responded to criticism aimed at him and his team.
A man who died in a house fire in Gateshead on the evening of Tuesday April 15 has been named.
He was 53-year-old Colin Moss of Redemarsh at Leam Lane.
A 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.
It is a historic night for women's football.
The revamped Women's Super League kicks off this evening (April 17).
The North East has two teams in the second division, Sunderland AFC Ladies and Durham Women FC, and they come face to face on opening night.
Simon O'Rourke reports.
Sunderland manager, Gus Poyet, on their Premier League clash against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night (April 16).
Final score: Man City 2, Sunderland 2.