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Newcastle City Council outlines spending plans

Newcastle City Council will unveil proposed spending plans for the next two years.

Councillor Nick Forbes and members of his cabinet will outline ways to save 100 million pounds over the next three years.

The council claims this will be a huge financial challenge which will impact services across the board.

Are drink driving penalties tough enough?

From the beginning of December, police forces across England and Wales are launching their annual Christmas Drink and Drug campaign - targeting anyone over the limit.

As police forces in the Tyne Tees region join the nation-wide crackdown, road safety charity Brake is calling for tougher punishments for those who break the law.

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Appeal to trace man wanted for assault

Cleveland Police are trying to find Shaun Porritt who is from the Thorntree area of Middlesbrough.

The 46-year-old is wanted in connection with an assault and breach of a restraining order.

Shaun Porritt Credit: Cleveland Police

He is still believed to be in the Thorntree area and is possibly being harboured by people known to him.

He is described as a white male, around 6' 7" tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes and of medium build.

Man killed in Consett car crash named by police

Police have named man who died after the car he was travelling in collided with a lamppost in the Consett area on Saturday.

He was Shaun Storey, aged 27, from Connolly Terrace in Blackhall Mill, near Chopwell.

Mr Storey was the front seat passenger in a Peugeot 206 which crashed into a lamppost on the A692 in the Moorisde area of Consett shortly before 5.40am on Saturday November 28.

The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old man from the Blaydon area, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and for failure to provide a sample.

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