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Staff at a nature reserve where 32 sheep were killed in a series of dog attacks say they expect more animals to die of their injuries.
40 other sheep were wounded at RSPB Saltholme on Teesside and many remain badly hurt.
Two locally owned German Shepherds were seized after the most recent attack.
'Even the sheep that have survived, and weren't tackled by any of the dogs, have been badly traumatised by this. The sadness goes on, from the episode we've just experienced, it's gonna linger with us for some time to come I'm afraid.'
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Police are appealing for information after a series of attacks on sheep at and RSPB reserve in Billingham.
On Sunday December 20, two sheep were found dead at the reserve. Two days later, a further six were found dead with two injured. Last night another three were killed.
The RSPB supplied the following images, as part of their appeal for anyone with information about the attacks to contact PC Lee Kirk at Cleveland Police on 101.
A 56-year-old man has died after the Renault HGV he was driving left the road and hit crash barriers at the junction between the A19 and Haverton Hill Road.
It is believed he may have experienced medical problems while at the wheel.
The driver was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital where he later died.
Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police.
Members of the public in the Billingham area are advised not to be alarmed by scenes of a major exercise today, between 10am and 4pm. Exercise Jaguar will test the response to an emergency at an industrial site.
There will be a number of emergency services vehicles and staff within the Billingham industrial area.
The Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) Regulations 2015 require the testing of both the site operators internal and the local authority’s external emergency response plan every three years. In Cleveland there are currently thirty upper tier sites to test.
The COMAH regulations are overseen by the Competent Authority comprising of the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.
Josh Daniel from Billingham made it to the judges' houses round of the X Factor and made Simon Cowell cry with his singing. But he missed out on the live shows. ITV News Tyne Tees had a chat with him this afternoon, and started by asking him how tough the whole process was.
- You can watch the whole interview here:
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Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created on Teesside following the takeover of Quorn Food.
Filipino company Monde Nissin have bought the company for £550m and have pledged to invest in quorn production at the factory in Billingham.
Last year 400 jobs were created when Quorn Foods invested £30m to increase production on Teesside.
The company, which has around 620 employees on three UK sites and internationally, will continue to operate from Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
Simon Cowell bit his lip and appeared to wipe away a tear during Josh Daniel's performance, which got a standing ovation.Read the full story ›
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and on suspicion of theft and he has been released on bail pending further enquiries.