Sunderland LIVE: System wide Metro delays, a fire in Hetton overnight and breaking news updates to see you into the weekend
Hello and welcome to our live news blog for Friday, August 30
It's Faye manning the live blog from 6am until 2pm again, with Poppy on the early shift. As always, we will keep you updated on everything you need to know.
Poppy will be bringing you the weather and we will be keeping an eye on the region's roads for any delays or breaking incidents.
Refresh for updates and let us know on Twitter or Facebook if you spot anything we should know.