Singer Paolo Nutini has been cleared of drink-driving in his home town earlier this year.
EU Referendum: The North East Decides
We'll have all the results across the North East in how we voted here in the EU Referendum.
Is the North East in or out of the EU?
We're at the count in Sunderland and we'll bring you all the latest as soon as we get it.
Total vote for the North East 1,341,387 - 69.3% turnout #EUref— Heart NE News (@HeartNENews) June 24, 2016
North Tyneside #leave 60,589 votes, to 52873 remain— Heart NE News (@HeartNENews) June 24, 2016
Sunderland votes leave - by 82,384 votes
Newcastle votes to Remain in the EU
Hartlepool voter turnout: 65.6% #
Newcastle voter turnout 67.7% #
The first result is in, with Gibraltar declaring a predictable landslide for Remain at 96% of the vote.
Voter turnout in Sunderland: 64.7% - 134,400 votes cast #
A gang have been jailed for more than 80 years for the murder of dad of 2 in North Shields
Police say two children are in intensive care after a car hit six people in a crowd in Newcastle.
Two people have been convicted of the murder of Jimmy Prout. Two others have been found guilty of causing or allowing his death
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