Cleveland Police say 35 hens have been stolen and four cockerels found headless at an allotment in New Marske.
The animals were found after someone entered the allotment at the rear of New Marske Methodist Church overnight on Tuesday March 1 into Wednesday March 2.
To have someone find their animals killed in such a way is unthinkable and sickening. Anyone with information regarding the incident or those responsible is asked to contact police."
Among the dead at Didcot is 'Whitby' Mick Collings from Brotton in East Cleveland.Read the full story ›
New flood defences are being tested at an event in Cleveland. The event is to help communities be better prepared for flooding.Read the full story ›
Police carrying out a drugs raid say they were confronted with two machetes as they searched a property in Hartlepool.Read the full story ›
Sixty schools are set to benefit from a series of teacher training events focusing on tackling racism within Cleveland schools.Read the full story ›
The Next Step Shop is being run by local charity Footprints in the Community, in addition to its Redcar Area Foodbank.Read the full story ›
A man who died after falling from a bridge on to the A19 has been named.
Stephen Merryweather fell onto the road on Sunday morning between the junctions for the A174 Parkway and A67, Crathornem and was hit by a vehicle.
The 64-year-old was a retired police officer from the Cleveland Force and lived in Yarm.
Tom Blenkinsop has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East.
Cleveland Police is the only force in the country to investigate all crimes reported to it.
Cleveland's performance is in stark contrast to many other police forces, according to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary - which suggests that many have given up on basic policing, because of a lack of resources.
Police need "the tools to do the job" if they are going to investigate every crime which is reported, a watchdog has told Good Morning Britain.
HMIC's Thomas Winsor said police did prioritise violent crimes but needed to be "properly supervised, properly lead and given the tools to do the job," if they were going to investigate more low level criminality.