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Huge crane can lift 208 tonnes

Crane will be used to move cargo and maintain gas and oil drilling rigs Credit: Able UK

The Leibherr crane has been specially adapted to meet Able UK’s requirements.

It can lift 208 tonnes and increased height to reach over tall structures.

It will be used for handling cargo, particularly components for the offshore wind sector, and maintaining offshore drilling rigs.

Huge harbour crane on its way to Teesside

The Leibherr crane will be the UK's largest harbour crane Credit: Able UK

The UK's largest harbour crane is due to arrive on Teesside later today (Thursday).

The huge mobile crane is being delivered from Rostock in Germany.

It's expected to get to the Able Seaton Port at 5 pm.

It is seen as a major step forward in the expansion of port facilities on the Tees.

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Durham's PCC supports Safer Internet Day

Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), said:

"Across County Durham and Darlington, Durham Constabulary has been working closely with schools to deliver interactive workshops to help educate young people to ensure they know how to stay safe online and where to get help if they need it.

"Staying safe online is not just a local issue, but a world-wide concern. The internet can be a practical and enjoyable environment when used correctly, however I urge people to not only keep themselves safe online, but to also be responsible for ensuring the safety of our young people, who are often the most vulnerable and rely on adult protection."

– Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

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Social networking - what is it?

Social networking websites help connect friends using blogs, profiles, email systems and photos. Well known sites include Twitter and Facebook.

How to guide children through social networking:

  • Encourage children to upload pictures that you are happy with
  • Don't allow them to identify their school
  • Encourage them to reject 'friendship requests' from strangers and not to add anyone they don't know
  • Do not allow them to post their phone number or email addresses

Staying safe online: Advice for parents

Police compare leaving a child to roam the internet freely to leaving a child alone in a strange area. They remind parents that just because they are inside does not mean they're safe. People in chat rooms and forums an exploit others by masking identities, awareness is important.

How to reduce risk:

  • Keep computers in open areas
  • Establish guidelines and talk about them
  • Go on the sites your child uses
  • Learn 'text' language like 'u' for 'you'
  • Meet their online friends like you'd meet school friends
  • Only allow meetings in public with an adult present
  • Encourage questions
  • If in doubt, contact police
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