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The gable end of a house on Moray Street, Fulwell, Sunderland has collapsed because of today's stormy conditions (December 5).
Owner, Terry McBay, discovered the damage when he returned home from a shopping trip.
The funeral is due to take place later today, Wednesday December 4, of 12-year-old Matthew Hayes.
He died after he was hit by a bus on Ryhope Street South in Sunderland nearly two weeks ago.
He was on his way home from school.
Classmates of Matthew Hayes will be offered counselling and support as they return to school today for the first time since the youngster's death.
The 12 year old was knocked over and killed by a bus while making his way home from Venerable Bede Church of England Academy on Friday.
Investigations are continuing to find out exactly how it happened.
A 12 year old boy has been killed after a collision with a bus while he was making his way home from school. Watch Kenny Toal's full report here
The prison service will hold an investigation into how a convicted burglar from Sunderland was released from jail three months early.
Thomas Campion, 35, says he told the authorities he should not be freed until the new year but he was allowed to leave last month.
Now he faces being returned to prison after he recovered from spell in hospital where he is handcuffed and held under police guard.
The Ministry of Justice say Campion was released in error.
– Prison service spokesman
Releases in error are very rare and we take any incident extremely seriously.
"An investigation will take place into the circumstances that led to this release."
Campaigners fighting the closure of Sunderland fire station will hold a demonstration tonight, outside a public meeting about the plans.
The station is the third busiest in Tyne and Wear but the force says it could be covered by surrounding stations.
The fire authority plans to cut a fifth of its firefighters and fire engines to meet 8 million pounds of Government cuts. A consultation about the plans runs till the end of the year.
Unions say they are disappointed the public seem unaware of the proposals.
A body found in the middle of Sunderland is being treated as unexplained.
Police were called to William Street, near to the Empire in the city, at around 8.20pm on November 12.
Officers are carrying our enquiries into the death which, they say, is currently being treated as unexplained.
Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Friday, many members of the Filipino community in the North East have been waiting to hear whether their friends and family are safe.
The British Red Cross in Newcastle has been helping people to trace their relatives, as well as collecting donations.
Meanwhile, some people from the North East have travelled to the Philippines to offer their help. Tim Harding, from Sunderland, joined other aid workers from around the world, but said their efforts were being hampered by a lack of resources.
Lucy Taylor reports.
The 14 British charities on the Disasters and Emergency Committee have launched their appeal for donations to the Philippines. Find out more here.
An inquest heard that a soldier from Washing killed in Afghanistan wasn't wearing any body armour at the time.
Sapper Richard Walker was shot by a member of the Afghan forces he was serving alongside. A coroner in Sunderland has returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
The North East fell silent at 11 o'clock this morning to remember and honour our war dead. Remembrance Sunday was marked in communities large and small across the region.
Watch Frances Read's report: