Rescue teams are searching the River Tees after a missing Newcastle man was reported missing.
Police say a 36-year-old man who went missing in the River Tees yesterday was enjoying a day out with his family when he decided to go swimming at Low Force near to the Wynch Bridge at Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Durham Constabulary along with the fire and ambulance service and with assistance from Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team carried out an extensive search last night.
Inspector Kevin Tuck said:
A new-born baby that was found abandoned on a doorstep in County Durham has spent the night
The boy, named Jack by staff at North Tees hospital, is thought to be about 12 hours old and was found wrapped in two dressing gowns.
Police said that they have managed to trace the child’s mother.
Police are continuing their search this morning for a Newcastle man missing in a river in County Durham.
A 36-year old man from Newcastle was seen getting into difficulty around Low Force Wynch Bridge near Middleton-in-Teesdale yesterday afternoon.
Durham police say the search was difficult and dangerous and have asked the public not to get involved.
Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Steve Ball said: “all the possible lines of enquiry are being progressed utilising all the appropriate and professional resources possible.”
Flood lights will be used for the first time today at Durham's Riverside Cricket Ground. Durham County Cricket Club's lights are 55 metres tall and expected to be used twenty times a season.
County Councillors voted unanimously to approve the plans, despite complaints from those living nearby, who said it would ruin the beauty of the area. The first flood lit game is taking place tonight at 7pm against Yorkshire.
Another breezy day with a mixture of sunny spells and showers.
Some of the showers will be heavy and it will feel quite cool in the wind. Maximum Temperature 14C.
The government is set to publish its Devolution Bill today, two days after it was announced in the Queen's Speech. If made into law by MPs. it would pave the way for regions like the North East to be governed by elected mayors - allowing more local control over areas such as housing, transport and economic development.
A company owned by the Duke of Northumberland has unveiled plans for a retail development in North Tyneside, which could bring with it 200 jobs.
Northumberland Estates wants to build a large discount supermarket, as well as other outlets, at the Northumberland Park Centre in Shiremoor. They are inviting people living nearby to comment, before a planning application is submitted next month.
The Northumberland Park area has been subject to significant residential development over the last 10-15 years. It is currently served by a district centre, which contains a Sainsbury’s supermarket and a number of smaller shop units.
The proposals would help to deliver the expansion of the existing Northumberland Park District Centre. In doing so, it would meet the objectives of the Local Plan, which allocates the site for new shopping development.