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Students in County Durham have welcomed a Royal visitor to their school. As part of a visit to the region, the Duke of York made the new North Durham Academy in Stanley his first stop.
Prince Andrew toured the school and its facilities before the official opening ceremony.
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Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says he's concerned about his side's recent lack of goals.
Boro haven't scored for seven games. They host Ipswich Town at the Riverside on Saturday.
The A1 was closed earleir today after a crash involving a car and an HGV at Belford in Northumberland. Northumbria Police say the road has now fully reopened.
Police are searching for a man who failed to return to Kirklevington Prison in Stockton.
He had been out on day release, and failed to return on the evening of Saturday 1st March.
Officers have been carrying out investigations not only in Cleveland but other areas where he has connections.
He is described as 6'2" tall with blue eyes, and an upper front gold tooth.Land was serving time for a burglary offence in the South Yorkshire area, where he originates.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he has found it difficult this week not to think about his side's crucial Premier League match against Crystal Palace on March 15.
Before that game, the Black Cats face Hull City in their FA Cup quarter-final this weekend.
Two people have been jailed after blackmailing a Pickering man which led to him taking his own life.
Graham Cooper, aged 59, was found dead at his home on 8 January 2014. Police found documents detailing how he had been threatened by people who had demanded money from him.
Aysha Mullah aged 18, and Javed Ali, aged 19, on were arrested in January and charged with blackmail.
Mullah, of Olive Street, Bolton, and Ali, of Foxley Grove, Bolton, were each sentenced to five years’ imprisonment when they appeared before York Crown Court on Wednesday 5 March 2014.
Northumbria Police has made four further arrests as the operation into sexual offences against a number of woman and girls on Tyneside continues. The total number of arrests as part of Operation Sanctuary, launched on January 27, now stands at 58.
Three people have also been charged with sexual offences since that date .Officers have identified approximately 80 vulnerable women and girls and are working to make contact with them all.
– Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman, Northumbria Police
"This is about vulnerability and those offenders who prey on women and girls who may be vulnerable in some way. It is imperative that we work together to stop this happening in our communities. "Since we launched Operation Sanctuary it has been expanded to take in all crimes that target vulnerable females far beyond the scope of the original investigation. This is a direct result of the information the public have told us about and the need to ensure we have a true picture of crimes that specifically target vulnerability."