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Poverty causing 'misery' in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official

A UN expert from Australia says he encountered "misery" as he spent 12 days touring the UK. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Easington Lane fire death: Two more people arrested

A man and a woman are arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Patryk Mortimer's death. Source: BBC News Northumberland

England v Japan: Mark Wilson of Newcastle on his route to Test success

How hard work and an inspirational teacher propelled Newcastle forward Mark Wilson to become England's autumn break-out success. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Graham Clark: Durham batsman extends deal to 2021

Batsman Graham Clark signs a contract extension with Durham that expires at the end of the 2021 season. Source: BBC News Northumberland

South Shields Council faces £7.6m school closure bill

The authority would have to pay at least £400,000 a year until 2037 under a PFI agreement. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Cheryl says she's been 'seeing someone' for anxiety for the past year

The singer told Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw that she's been getting help for the past year for anxiety. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Properties 'taking longer to sell'

Sellers typically wait more than three months before their home goes under offer. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Prison for man who trolled grieving families

Paul Hind targeted the families of four dead people on social media. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Byker hostel killers jailed for 'ferocious attack'

Ashley Cochrane was stamped on, stabbed and had his head slammed through a wall, a court hears. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Premiership: Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons

Team news as Harlequins host Newcastle Falcons in Friday's Premiership fixture at Twickenham Stoop (19:45 GMT). Source: BBC News Northumberland

Discarded needles and syringes removed up to 50 times a day

A BBC investigation finds more than 100,000 used needles were collected in the UK in three years. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Eight fined over Dipton mine newt protests

The four men and four women claimed they were preventing wildlife crime against newts. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Barry Downs caught selling fake Remembrance Day poppies

Barry Downs sold poppy brooches from a market stall but had no link to the Royal British Legion. Source: BBC News Northumberland

World Diabetes Day: What the condition means for families

On World Diabetes Day we hear how families help loved ones living with the condition. Source: BBC News Northumberland

House of Fraser to shut another four stores

The retailer, now owned by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct, says it was unable to agree cuts in rents. Source: BBC News Northumberland

Recycling firm boss jailed for dumping waste in factory

Michael Coates is jailed for dumping the waste in abandoned factories in Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Source: BBC News Northumberland