Cleveland Police have confirmed that the disbanding of the force's mounted section will continue as planned.
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Around 90 staff at a major engineering company have been told their jobs could be going to Goa.
A winning EuroMillions lottery ticket remains unclaimed. The ticket was bought in Middlesbrough. The prize is £245,044.80 and it has to be claimed by October 6.
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Survivors of the Thalidomide drug, which caused deformities in babies more than half a century ago, are taking their campaign for compensation to Harrogate today.
They will be calling on delegates at the Royal College of General Practitioners conference to back their on-going fight against the German firm which manufactured the drug. Yesterday they held a protest outside the German Embassy in London
Survivors of the Thalidomide drug, which caused deformities in babies more than half a century ago, have travelled from the region to London to demand compensation.
They held a protest outside the German embassy because it was a German company which made the drug which was prescribed for morning sickness.
Campaigners took artificial limbs with them to highlight their difficulties as they asked the Ambassador for help in forcing the company to pay up. David Wood reports.
Campaigners affected by the drug Thalidomide are beginning a two-day demonstration at the Royal College of General Practitioners conference in Harrogate.
They want compensation from the German firm, which manufactured the drug in the 1950s and 60s for morning sickness. Many mothers who took it went on to have children with birth defects.
Previously, the group travelled to London, to protest outside the German Embassy.
Moves to axe five council care homes in County Durham have been greeted with dismay along with stark warnings it could seriously damage the health of the 83 residents who would be affected.
More than 150 jobs are also at risk. Council officials say they are being forced to consider the proposals because they have to meet savings targets of more than £200m by 2017.
Gregg Easteal reports.
Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner is being investigated over employee benefits paid while he was an officer with Cleveland Police. Ron Hogg, who served with the force between 2003 and 2008, is alleged to have knowingly accepted benefits, to which he was not entitled.
Rachel Bullock reports.
Victims of Thalidomide took artificial limbs along with their placards on a protest outside the German embassy in Central London. They want the Ambassador to help force the German company that made the drug to pay them compensation.
David Wood reports.
Ron Hogg will remain Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham while he is being investigated by the police watchdog, his office has confirmed. Mr Hogg was elected in October 2012.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has announced it is looking into allegations he received benefits he was not entitled to, while serving as Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police. Mr Hogg said he had taken no part in decisions about his remuneration at that time.
The trade union Unison said it would fight the possible closure of five care homes in County Durham "all the way".
We are fearful for our members and for the people living in the care homes. We will fight this all the way.
Durham County Council announced yesterday it was considering the future of the homes. It will consult with the public about whether to retain the homes, transfer ownership to external organisations, or close them and move residents elsewhere.
The man overseeing an investigation into Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg said the police watchdog would carry out a "thorough and independent inquiry" into the allegations.
– James Dipple-Johnstone
"The IPCC investigation will look at whether benefits Mr Hogg received before his departure from Cleveland police were properly in line with rules in place at the time.
"We will carry out a thorough and independent inquiry to establish the facts before deciding whether any matters should be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for its consideration.”