Supermarket chain Tesco have confirmed the locations of the 43 stores it plans on closing to cut costs, three of which are in our region: Bedlington, Whitley Bay and York Road in Hartlepool.
Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
It is believed the 23-year old midfielder has cost Boro around £2million pounds.
He's signed a three and a half year deal and could make his debut against another of his former clubs, Brentford this weekend.
Two teenagers have been arrested after cars were stolen in a Newcastle burglary between yesterday and today.
It happened between 11pm and 7am on Tuesday, January 27, into Wednesday, January 28, when car keys were reportedly stolen during a burglary at a house at Cherryburn in Byker.
Two cars were then stolen from outside using the stolen keys - both vehicles have since been recovered.
Two young people aged 16 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in custody helping with enquiries.
Two teenage thieves smashed their way into a garage in Stockton at a busy traffic light junction and stole three high value racing bikes in less than a minute.
They broke through the patio doors of the garage on Darlington Back Lane at around 3:30pm on Tuesday 20th January and rode away with the stolen bikes over their shoulders:
Officers are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101.
Supermarket chain Tesco have confirmed the locations of the 43 stores it plans on closing to cut costs, three of which are in our region:
- Bedlington, Tesco Superstore
- Whitley Bay, Tesco Express
- York Road Hartlepool, Tesco Express
90 jobs are at risk in Bedlington, 18 in Hartlepool and 15 in Whitley Bay.
But Tesco say these 123 positions are not expected job losses, because they will work with colleagues to try and find them alternative roles elsewhere and where that is not possible redundancy will be offered.
Tesco Chief Executive Dave Lewis said:
Last year the chain came under fire for overstating their profits by £263m.
The decision is putting 2,000 jobs in danger nationwide.
One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic because of an accident between a car and a lorry on the A1 Southbound between Boroughbridge(J48 A168 / A6055) and Allerton Park (J47 A168 / A59).