Capital Reports: North East

25 July 2017, 07:06

North East top stories

Everything you need to know happening in the North East right now

Tuesday 25th July 2016 

Durham Police Chief Challenges Tech Manufacturers

The chief constable of Durham Police is recommending household items like TVs, fridges and fitness monitors be sold with cyber-security ratings.

Mike Barton wants consumers to understand the potential risk of connecting certain devices to the internet.

He says households are full lots of gadgets which are increasingly susceptible to attacks from fraudsters and hackers - and he wants companies to step up. 

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Final Moments For Gard Family

The parents of Charlie Gard say they're now spending their last precious moments with their baby son.

Yesterday they ended their legal battle to get him an experimental treatment in America - saying medical scans show it's now too late.

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Charity Match For Bradley

Everton are gonna host a charity football match in memory of Bradley Lowery, raising money for the foundation set up in his memory.

The six year old was a mascot for them back in February.

It'll take place at Goodison Park later this year.

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Biebs Bails

Justin Bieber is cancelling the rest of his world tour.

He's already done 150 shows over the last 18 months, but had another 15 to go.

No reason has been given as to why - other than unforeseen circumstances.

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Idris Named Best Bum

Idris Elba has been named 2017's Rear of the Year - taking the title from last year's winner Tom Hiddleston.

The Luther star beat Prince Harry to the top spot.

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley won the women's award.

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