Stockton South Conservative MP James Wharton insists that devolution to Scotland will impact on our region - unless it also gains more local power.
James Wharton, Stockton South's Conservative MP, lays out some of the possibilities of devolved power in our region:
Police are investigating after a body was found at a house on Minskip Close in Guisborough shortly after 10pm last night (September 18). The death is being treated as unexplained.
Durham County Cricket Club is heading to Lords for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final.
Police are appealing for information following two sexual assaults in Newcastle.
The first happened between 3.30am and 4am, on September 17. The 21-year-old victim was on Chillingham Road when she spoke to a man. They made their way into Iris Brickfield Park, on Whitefield Terrace, where the man performed a sex act in front of her. The woman was unhurt.
Officers are also investigating a further incident, which happened at 1.30am, on September 18.
A 19-year-old woman was walking through the City Stadium, on Warwick Street, when she was approached by a man and sexually assaulted.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incidents.
Reacting to the devolution argument, Richmond MP and First Secretary of State William Hague says that all parts of the UK should have a fair chance to make local decisions:
The First Secretary of State and Richmond MP William Hague says the government has already given greater powers to cities and local authorities, and more could follow:
Sir Alan Beith, the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed said that if powers go to Scotland and the region does nothing, the region could suffer.