Its been announced that fertility services will continue in Hartlepool.
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust had previously said they couldn't recruit staff and so couldn't run a safe service. In April the council went to the High Court to appeal the decision and a new consultation was launched.
NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched a public consultation in which it asked for the views of local people on where assisted reproduction services are located.
At a meeting at Hartlepool Civic Centre this morning the council claimed its was a "victory for democracy."
A man has admitted murdering two women just minutes apart.
Alan Bennett, 34, pleaded guilty to the double murder at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday.
Mark 'Run Geordie Run' Allison has completed his run across Europe for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children's Foundation.
Mark arrived back at the Port of Tyne on Thursday morning after running 2,650 miles in 83 days – nearly 300 miles further than his Australia run.
Extensive searches have been carried out over night as teams look for an elderly man who has been reported missing from home.
Archibald "Archie" Campbell, 82, is from the Parkside area of Darlington. He is described as 6' tall, uses a walking stick and has ear length wispy grey hair.
Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen him in the last 24hrs. Anyone with information is urged to contact Durham Police on tel 101.
- Video report by Jon Hill
The opening of a new £14m pound waterpark in Scarborough has been delayed by two days after it was hit by technical problems.
The Alpamare waterpark was due to open on Thursday, but the developers, who have faced last minute teething problems, have been forced to push this back to Saturday.
Police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in her own home on Teesside after a would be robber broke in (Monday 25th July)
The aggravated burglary took place at an address on Grinkle Road in Dormanstown at around 10.30am.
The 43-year-old woman suffered injuries to her arm, chest and face which are believed to have been caused by a sharp object.
She later attended a walk-in centre for treatment.
The suspect is described as male, around 5ft 1” tall, wearing a black hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers. His face was covered by his hood.