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The Queen opening the second Tyne Tunnel crossing Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

On September 9, Her Majesty the Queen will have reigned for 63 years and 217 days making her the longest-serving monarch in British History.

To mark this occasion, we'd like to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II by sharing your memories of her.

If you have footage you filmed of the Queen during one of her many visits to our region over the last six decades, then we'd like you to get in touch.

Perhaps you have photos or video of the day the Queen came to your school, town or workplace?

If you'd like to join in our celebration then email us at or send us a message via our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Urgent appeal: 14-year-old missing after possibly meeting a man through the internet

Cleveland Police are urgently appealing for information to help find Emily Wicking, aged 14, who is missing from Middlesbrough.

Officers believe that she may have met a man through the internet and may have left home to meet him.

Can you help find 14-year-old Emily Wicking? Please contact police on 999 if you have any information. Credit: Cleveland Police

The teenager was last seen at around 4pm yesterday, September 3rd, in the Eston area of Redcar and Cleveland and has not been seen since.

Police have said it is highly unusual for her to go missing and are concerned for her whereabouts.

  • She is slim build, 5ft 8inches tall, with light brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, and a body warmer with fur around the hood.

Officers are making a direct appeal to Emily to get in contact with them, friends or family to let people know she is safe and well. They are also asking local business owners or workers, such as hotels, bars and bed and breakfast accommodation for help.

Anyone who may have seen Emily is asked to call police on 999.


Construction to begin on Eleven Arches

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Construction will begin today on the Eleven Arches attraction in County Durham. The 27 million pound project is based on a show created in France. It'll bring to life the history of England and the North East in a nighttime spectacle designed to put Bishop Auckland on the map. Eleven Arches will open near Auckland Castle in summer 2016.


Police release CCTV image of man they want to trace over rape in Newcastle

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to trace after a rape in Newcastle City Centre.

The incident happened inside the Northumberland Arms pub on Northumberland Street, at around 6pm on Monday 24th August.

Officers are keen to identify the man pictured as it's thought he was in the area at the time of the incident and may be able to help with enquiries.

Neighbourhood Inspector Darren Adams said:

Enquiries are ongoing into this incident and we are appealing for anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible. Specially trained officers are continuing to work with the victim to offer her support as we carry out enquiries into this incident. I'd like to reassure people coming into the city centre that officers will continue to carry out regular patrols and encourage anyone who is concerned to speak to an officer.

– Inspector Darren Adams

Detectives are also keen to trace four or five women using the cash point outside Marks and Spencer's who came to the woman's assistance.

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York couple fined £5k for yapping Jack Russells that 'would bark 43 times a minute'

A couple from York have been fined £5,000 after their yapping terriers created a nuisance - barking '43 times a minute'.

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Residents first complained to York Council about Brenda and Brian Golding's terriers in September last year.

Officers left recording equipment at a neighbouring home for a week, and realised that when left alone in the terraced house, the pair of Jack Russells would bark 43 times a minute. Neighbours said that the dogs could sometimes continue yapping for up to four hours at a time.

The terriers' owners were given advice in writing and, following numerous complaints from neighbours, recordings of the noise were made and visits made by the Neighbourhood Enforcement Team.

The council also issued the couple a noise abatement notice ordering the noise to stop.

Following another visit in February and further complaints in April and May - action was taken. The Goldings were both summoned to York Magistrates Court, but did not attend or reply to the summons.

They were convicted in their absence of four charges each of contravening a noise abatement notice by not stopping their dogs barking.

Magistrates fined each £1,600, plus a £160 statutory surcharge, plus £150 court costs, plus £647.45 prosecution costs: totalling £5,114.90.

During interview, Brenda Golding told officers that she and her husband had bought their dogs calming medication including sprays and had tried leaving the radio on when they had to leave them.

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