At a council meeting last night, Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon outlined plans to lose up to 230 jobs and slash just over £14 million from the council budget in the next financial year.
He says he needs to make cuts of £77 million by 2020 and to lose hundreds more jobs by then. The council has already made similar savings in the last 4 years. There is now a six week consultation period.
This is the moment Stephen Potts was led away by police.
One of the dogs is muzzled after the alleged attack on another dog owner yesterday afternoon.
The 48-year-old from Pittington in County Durham had only been released from hospital in the last few days after being savaged by two of his animals last month.
His right arm had to be amputated after that attack, his left was only just saved by surgeons.
Yesterday, he was out walking with five of the dogs when he met another man walking a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Police believe the animals started fighting and when the owner of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier tried to intervene, they turned on him.
The man, who's 63, remains in hospital with serious injuries to his head and limbs.
Mr Potts has been keeping 14 of the American Bulldogs, described as little bears, in sheds near his home in Pittington.
Stephen Potts was arrested on suspicion of allowing his dogs to be out of control. He is on bail while the investigation continues.
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Five American bulldogs were involved in an attack which left a 63-year-old man with serious injuries to his head and limbs.
Stephen Potts, 48, from Pittington was walking the animals yesterday afternoon in this area between Pittington and Belmont.
Last month, he had one arm amputated in a dog attack.
He was arrested yesterday and later bailed. The 63-year-old victim remains in hospital.
The trial of a senior social worker accused of sex attacks on vulnerable boys has been thrown out of court.
Brian Tansey was accused of five counts of abuse at Washington Hall residential school on Wearside and targeting another count during a trip with a different school.
The case against the 69-year-old was dropped at Newcastle Crown Court on its second day due to inconsistencies in the first alleged victim's account of what happened in the witness box.
Judge Brian Forster entered a not guilty verdict against all six charges Mr Tansey had faced and denied.
Judge Forster said the "right decision" had been made in the light of the difficulties.
The judge commended those concerned in Operation Viola, which the case was part of, which saw two social workers jailed for a total of almost 40 years for attacks on boys in similar circumstances.
John Duncan, 61, was sentenced to 24 years for abuse at schools, including Feversham, and Kevin Brown, 58, was jailed for 14 years for sex attacks at
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A police investigation is continuing after a man was seriously injured by dogs in County Durham yesterday
Police were called to reports of five American bulldogs attacking a man in the area between Pittington and Belmont. The dogs were secured and taken to kennels where they remain. The injured 63-year-old man from Belmont was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham where he remains.
A 48-year-old man from Pittington was arrested at the scene for failing to keep his dogs under proper control. He was questioned by police and released on bail.
Police believe both men were out on dog walks at the time of the incident. Officers have confirmed that nobody else was involved, as previously believed.