WATCH: Your latest Newcastle news headlines on Friday, December 3

Your latest news update for Newcastle on Friday, December 3.

The clean-up of some parts of the North East following Storm Arwen is likely to last into 2023.

And although progress has been made to get things back to normal, crews continue to work to repair the damage.

Meanwhile, hopes of opening a micropub inside Monument Metro station have collapsed.

The plans had been approved in 2019, however the site is now back on the market, as the pandemic led to the previous developers to abandon the subterranean bar idea.

And people across the North East are being urged to give the gift of a lift this Christmas in a bid to reduce the number of drunk and drug drivers on the road. The latest figures show impaired drivers are involved in a growing percentage of road collisions.

A charity is warning not to leave transport plans to the last minute if you know you are going to be consuming alcohol.