The boxer Tony Jeffries from Sunderland has announced his retirement due to injuries to both hands. Last month he spoke to our Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke about his options if he were forced to quit the sport.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Monday night's forecast
North East parents are most likely to raid their children's piggy banks to pay for things such as parking, takeaways and the tooth fairy.
Warmer air feeds in from the south as this week progresses. Temperatures into the high teens by the end of the week