There has been major travel disruption on Teesside due to a fire at a chemical site.
Cleveland Police say they are attending an incident at Melbray Chemicals on Durham Lane Industrial Estate.
They are advising people not walk into any smoke plumes due to possible irritant.
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse during the Barclays Premier League match between the sides on Wednesday night.
In a statement issued on the club website Evans has said:
Cleveland Fire Service are currently tackling a major blaze near Stockton.
They say they have ten appliances attending the incident on Durham Lane Industrial Estate.
They are advising people living near to the site to stay indoors and keep doors and windows shut.
An eight-year-old girl from Teesside has made a stand against gender stereotypes.
Sophia Trow was disappointed find there were no dinosaur themed shoes for girls while out shopping with her mum Jane.
The Stomp Claw range by Clarks are only available in sizes designed for boys.
Sophia decided not to take this lying down and wrote to the shoe company, letting them know that she was unhappy.
She wrote “Dear Clarks, I don’t like how girls have flowery shoes – I like dinosaurs and fossils, so I think that other girls might as well.”
Jane Trow, who tweeted on her daughter’s behalf, said, “I don’t want them hampered by expectations that tell them how they should behave as girls – I want them to be able to do whatever they want to do and become strong women.”
A spokeswoman for Clarks said the company offered a wide range of children’s shoes to meet “varied tastes and needs”.
“We are sorry to hear that our product range didn’t suit Sophia’s personal tastes.”
Our political correspondent Paul Brand is joined by four new election candidates for a lively debate on immigration and the economy.
Around The House is on ITV tonight (Thursday 5 March) at 10.40pm.
Police on Tyneside have charged a woman in relation to Operation Sanctuary, the police investigation into crimes of a sexual nature against vulnerable women and girls.
Carolann Gallon, 20, of Hareside Court, Newcastle has been charged with trafficking people within the UK for exploitation and causing or inciting prostitution for gain.
She will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on March 9.
Plans are underway to mark the 200th anniversary of the world's oldest railway.
In 1825 the Stockton Darlington Railway became the first public line to use steam locomotives.
It is still ten years until the historic North East railway reaches its second century.
The three local authorities through which the line passes are preparing to celebrate the landmark date with special events every year until 2025.
A dance video created by a Teesside performing arts teacher is being given its international debut this month.
Heike Salzer, who is Dance Programme Leader at Teesside University, was invited to Texas State University to take part in a ten day artist residency earlier this year.
Their brief was to create original choreography about the Greek God Zefiro.
The result is a performance video named 'Extreme Landscapes', which was shot on location in America, Iceland and North Yorkshire.
Teesside University dance graduate Jessica Smith, who was taught Heike, was brought in to perform in the caves of North Yorkshire, while Salzer danced in extreme conditions in Iceland.
Heike Salzer said: “I feel privileged to be able to travel and work with artists from all over the world - it enriches my art and also allows me to bring work from international collaborations to Teesside.”
The video will be shown as part of an art installation at Dance City in Newcastle.