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Police apologise to alleged victims of Jimmy Savile and former mayor of Scarborough, Peter Jaconelli

North Yorkshire Police have apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile and one of his friends after concluding officers missed opportunities to properly investigate the two men when they were still alive.

Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli Credit: Calendar

North Yorkshire Police made the apology after an investigation into the activities of Savile and the former mayor of Scarborough, Peter Jaconelli. The report says there would have been enough evidence to consider prosecuting them.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy, North Yorkshire Police

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Royal Mail on Tyneside expecting busiest day of the year

It is expected to be the busiest day of the year at Tyneside's Royal Mail centre. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Today is the deadline for 2nd class postage ahead of Christmas. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

It is expected to be the busiest day of the year at Tyneside's Royal Mail centre. Thousands of cards and parcels will go through their sorting office. Today is the deadline for 2nd class postage ahead of Christmas.

Pedestrian dies in hospital after Gateshead collision

A pedestraian who was hit while crossing the slip road that leads off the Redheugh Bridge has now died. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A man has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Gateshead

He was crossing the slip road that leads off the Redheugh Bridge towards the A184 on the evening of Saturday, 13th December.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died on Tuesday.

The collision happened at around 7.45pm last Saturday (13 December). Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

North Yorkshire Police sorry over missed opportunities to investigate Jimmy Savile

North Yorkshire Police has admitted that it missed opportunities to properly investigate allegations about Jimmy Savile. Credit: PA

North Yorkshire Police has apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile and one of his friends after admitting that officers missed opportunities to properly investigate the two men when they were still alive.

North Yorkshire Police made the apology after an investigation into the activities of Jimmy Savile and the former mayor of Scarborough, Peter Jaconelli. The report says there would have been enough evidence to consider prosecuting them.

The former mayor of Scarborough, Peter Jaconelli, was friends with Jimmy Savile. Credit: PA

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Four vehicle crash on the A19 Northbound

Four vehicles have crashed on the A19 Northbound. It happened around 5:30pm near the Thornaby/Acklam sliproad.

Cleveland Fire Brigade have confirmed they helped remove one casualty from a car, who was given first aid at the scene.

Cleveland Police are yet to confirm how many people were hurt.

The crash caused lengthy tailbacks earlier this evening.

Senior colleague 'burst into tears' over cuts, says Newcastle Council boss

The Leader of Newcastle City Council has insisted that he and his colleagues do not want to make cuts to public services in the region.

Nick Forbes recalled an occasion when he saw a senior colleague "bursting into tears" at the thought of potential cuts to the adult social care budget.

Newcastle City Council today revealed how it will make £40m savings in 2015.

Sure Start Centres, which provide early educational and play facilities for pre-school children from the poorest backgrounds, face a cut of £4.6m.

Other people affected by the latest cuts will be Blue Badge holders, who have disabilities affecting their mobility, and elderly people who rely on Meals on Wheels.

The Council also intends to increase council tax charges by 2%.

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