Hartlepool United's new manager - who took over at the club this week - says bringing in convicted rapist Evans is 'a possibility'.
The MP for Hartlepool, Iain Wright, said he hoped his club did not sign the convicted rapist Ched Evans - as it would send completely the wrong message to other young men.
Hartlepool United's new manager Ronnie Moore has said he would like to sign Ched Evans, and that it is a 'possibility'.
Hartlepool United's manager Ronnie Moore has said he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Former Sheffield United and Wales striker Evans had an offer to train with his former club retracted last month following strong local opposition to the proposal.
But Moore, who took over as boss of the bottom club in the Football League this week, has confirmed he could look to bring in 25-year-old Evans. He said after today's 1-1 home draw with Oxford: "It's a possibility.
"If it could happen, I would want it to happen. He is a proven scorer; he's served his time and the boy wants to play football.
"If there is a chance he might come here, I don't see any reason why he shouldn't.
"He has made a mistake and maybe he hasn't apologised in the right way - and I know he has an appeal case pending - but if he gets on the park, he would go along way to getting us out of trouble."
Police have launched a murder inquiry after the body of a 42 year old woman was found at a house in Gateshead.
The discovery was made at a property on Hillfield Street in Bensham at 8:30pm on Friday, 19th December.
Officers are appealing for help from the public to find 41 year old Carl Anderson, as they want to speak to him in connection with the death.
Police say Carl Anderson has been living in the Gateshead area but has links to the Great Lumley area of Durham.
They do not believe he is a risk to the public and are appealing for anyone who sees him, or knows where he is, to contact Northumbria or Durham Police.
An 82-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious chest and arm injuries, after she was hit by a vehicle.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help road paramedics in Crook, Co Durham, at about 11:35am. It said the woman had been 'in collision with a vehicle' and described her injuries as 'severe/serious'.
Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, says any proposals to reduce services are still subject to a public consultation. One of the areas being looked at is the Sure Start scheme, which triggered a protest in the city today.
A protest march was held in Newcastle today to oppose any cuts to a support and advice service for parents in the city. The Sure Start scheme is being reviewed by the city council as part of plans to reduce spending.
Humberside Police say they are working closely with forces across the North East in the search for a missing York teenager.
19-year-old Katie Free was in the care of a treatment centre in Grimsby and went missing in Cleethorpes last Saturday. She has not been seen since then and police are growing concerned for her welfare due to an existing medical condition.
Katie is believed to be in the company of her boyfriend Will Gilligan (pictured) who is from the Darlington area and it is thought they may be travelling around the north east of England in the Hartlepool area using public transport and Bed and Breakfast type accommodation.