More than 100 bikers gather on the A1(M) at Durham for a rolling protest against the EU.
They're angry at plans to impose new regulations governing modifications to their bikes.
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Police investigating an attempted dog theft in Dalton near Thirsk have issued an e-fit of one of the suspects.
People are setting their festive spending budgets higher in the NE than anywhere else in the country.
After a wet start to the Christmas week things will slowly improve.