The friends of a documentary maker who died while making a film about homelessness have agreed to finish the film. Lee Halpin was found dead in a derelict hostel in Newcastle.
One of his friends has agreed to take part in the Tyneside CEO Sleepout in October, sleeping rough for one night for charity. Some of the funds raised will go towards finishing the video Halpin started.
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Police say they are treating a fire which almost destroyed a Grade II listed building in Hartlepool as arson.
Knife-wielding robbers broke into a couple's home, threatened the householders and then made off with their Christmas presents.
It happened as the teenager was walking to school this morning. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.