A former Al Quaeda extremist says that more needs to be done to stop young men and women in the North East being targeted by extremist groups.
Hanif Qadir, who grew up in Thornaby, on Teesside, says that the friendly nature of people here combined with growing frustration about high unemployment could make our region particularly vulnerable.
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Police are warning people living in County Durham to be aware of rogue callers. Older people have been targeted by people posing as police officers or bank workers. The caller has claimed to be a detective investigating fraudulent activity - then asking for bank details. One person was duped into handing over £1,500.
“Yesterday an elderly Durham resident was convinced enough to withdraw and part with over £1,500 cash which was collected by a ‘courier’.
This type of criminal preys on the most vulnerable members of our community and once the victim realise what has happened they often feel too embarrassed to confide in their relatives."
Families have welcomed a Foreign Affairs Select Committee report that criticises the way the Foreign Office treats bereaved relatives.Read the full story ›
A shopping centre in Durham City could be transformed to feature a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, cafes, student flats and new shops.Read the full story ›
These scenes at Wansbeck are mirrored at picket lines across the country as NHS workers take part in a four hour strike. It is in protest of the government's decision not to accept a recommended 1%pay rise for all NHS workers.