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Crackdown on anti-social behaviour

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A five day blitz on anti-social behaviour starts in South Moor Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A week long blitz is beginning to tackle anti-social behaviour in the County Durham town of Stanley.

The operation, in the South Moor area, will focus on teenage drinking, speeding motorists and noisy neighbours. It is a response to concerns raised by local people.

Neighbourhood wardens and Police Community Support Officers will carry out extra patrols during the week.

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North East political debate from the heart of Westminster

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Join Helen Ford at 11:40pm Credit: ITV News

Helen Ford hosts political debate from Westminster in Around the House at 11:40pm.

She's joined by Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson to discuss proposed changes to the law on anti-social behaviour. Plus Hexham's Guy Opperman talks apprenticeships.

Redcar MP Ian Swales, Sunderland's Julie Elliott and Carlisle MP John Stevenson debate equal marriage and ask whether the promised referendum on our future in the EU leaves uncertainty hanging over the region.

MP calls for rogue landlords to act over anti-social tenants

Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson is calling for the proposed new law on anti-social behaviour to tackle private landlords who ignore the impact some of their tenants have on the local neighbourhood.

The Home Affairs Select Committee is considering the Government's proposals and will publish its findings in the next few days.

Bridget Phillipson - a member of the committee - wants to see more landlords taking responsibility:

Watch the full interview on Around The House with Helen Ford at 11.40pm tonight, on ITV.

Anti-social behaviour: Will changing the law make a difference?

On Around The House tonight, Helen Ford talks to Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson about the damaging effects of anti-social behaviour on people's neighbourhoods, and their health.

A member of the Home Affairs Select Committee that is currently considering Government proposals to tackle the problem, Bridget Phillipson says any new laws must focus on the victims who are often trapped in an unbearable situation:

You can see the full interview on Around The House with Helen Ford, at 11.40pm on ITV.

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