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Reward offered for wanted Newcastle man

Police and Crimestoppers are offering a reward for help to catch a wanted Newcastle man.

Dean Wilkinson

Dean Wilkinson, 26 and from Saint Cuthberts Green, is wanted in connection with a burglary and a 'taken without owner's consent' offence.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate him and a reward of up to £1,000 is available for the arrest and conviction of Dean Wilkinson.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Northumbria Police on 101.

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Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery set to be Everton mascot

Bradley Lowery at Sunderland's game with Everton last September. Credit: SAFC

Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, who is continuing his ongoing battle with cancer, will lead out the Everton team at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Bradley's story touched thousands over the festive period when more than 250,000 Christmas cards came flooding in to his home in Blackhall, County Durham. Bradley was Sunderland's mascot at their game with Everton last September.

Following the game Everton Football Club pledged a donation of £200,000 towards Bradley's treatment.

The news that the 5-year-old would lead out the Everton team against Manchester City was announced on his Twitter page.

Bradley's supporters said he is 'really excited' to be running out with the players on Sunday.

Weather latest: Yellow warning for ice in place

Crosthwaite Beck near Middleton-in-Teesdale. Credit: Carol Grey

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across the North East until midday on Saturday.

Forecasters are warning that this may lead to difficult driving conditions and motorists are warned to expect longer journey times.

1 to 2cm of snow is locally possible.

The Chief Forecaster said:

A cold north to northwesterly airstream will maintain the risk of wintry showers through Friday night and Saturday morning.

However, amounts of snow are likely to be very variable with some places remaining dry altogether.

– Chief Forecaster, The Met Office

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