People affected by flooding in Newcastle are being asked to have their say on how the city coped. A panel's been set up to look at how organisations responded. The repair bill is around £9 million. The consultation hopes to find ways to improve how to tackle the problem in the future
A campaign has been launched to restore the outdoor pool in Tynemouth back to its former glory.
The Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool has been set up by campaigners hoping to save the derelict lido. Almost 10,000 people are now involved in a Facebook campaign to bring the pool back.
The campaigners are hoping to submit plans in January.
The Lido opened in May 1925 and quickly became one of the most popular venues on the North East coast.
Several areas of the city are now flooded and many major roads are currently impassable. At the moment we have nine schools affected by flooding – some of these will be shut tomorrow please check the council website for details.
The council are also advising to avoid travelling please do so, but if you must drive carefully and allow extra time for journeys. They suggest staying in your place of work until the congestion situation improves. Twitter updates on @newcastlecc
A decision over a 300 million pound development, which could create thousands of construction jobs, has been deferrred by councillors for further discussions to take place.
Developers want to build hundreds of homes at Allens West, the former Ministry of Defence land at Eaglescliffe. But people living nearby and those working there are objecting to the size of the project.
Councillors in Stockton have deferred making a decision on the future of a former Ministry of Defence site. Developers say 3,000 construction jobs would be created if they got the go-ahead to build the 845 homes at the Allens West site in Eaglescliffe.
People living nearby have objected over concerns about extra traffic and spaces in schools. Local businesses have also raised their issues.
This afternoon, Stockton Council's Planning Committee said it was 'minded to refuse the application' but members want further discussions with developers before making a final decision and have deferred the matter until they meet again at the end of the month.
Plans to create 800 new homes as well as a care home have been put on hold today by councillors.
A meeting today was meant to decide if a former MoD site at Eaglescliffe could be developed.
Councillors said they were "minded to refuse" permission for the overall plan and needed more time to discuss plans submitted for a care home.
Labour members at Hartlepool Council have praised last night's result which saw the party take a 61 percent share of the majority seats.
Due to boundary changes, Labour actually lost eight seats. But still claimed 21 of the 33 positions.
Councillor Ged Hall, Leader of Hartlepool Labour group, said the result shows there is disillusionment with the coalition Government, but that the party also has some hard-working representatives who have won over voters.
Lib Dem councillors say national issues are the main reason why the party no longer hold any seats at Hartlepool Council.
The Lib Dem's lost both seats in last night's result.
The Chairman of Hartlepool Lib Dem's, Jim Tighe, says the new boundary changes hindered his party's chances of success.
But Mr Tighe says the welfare issues the coalition Government are implementing after Labour's "13 years of messing about" have influenced voters.
It was a good night at the polls for Labour in Hartlepool as the party held onto a 61 percent majority of seats.
All parties suffered losses as boundary changes meant there were fewer positions available.
But Labour faired best, despite losing eight seats to claim 21 of the 33.
Conservatives lost one seat, taking their total to three. But it was a bad night for the Liberal Democrats, who lost both their seats.
All other parties lost three seats, leaving them with nine overall.