Actor and Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Benton will be at this year's Durham Book Festival.
The 48-year-old, from Guisborough, is appearing at Durham's Palace Green Library for an event celebrating Kenneth Grahame's classic novel The Wind in the Willows.
Mark, who played Mr Toad in Northern Stage's production of The Wind in the Willows in 2010, will be reading passages from the book from 11am.
A man has been arrested after the body of a 39-year-old woman was discovered at a house in Guisborough.
Police were called to the address on New Road in the early hours of this morning, Wedneday, 24th September, after receiving a report of a death.
Officers recovered the body and are currently treating the death as unexplained.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: "A 37-year-old man has been arrested is currently being questioned by police in connection with her death. A post mortem is due to be carried out in due course."
A police investigation is underway after a woman's body was found in Guisborough.
Cleveland Police officers were called to a property in New Road just after midnight. When they arrived, they discovered the body of a 39-year-old woman.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.
The body of a woman has been found at an address on New Road in Guisborough. Police were called to the scene just after midnight on September 24.
The body of a 39-year-old woman was recovered and police are currently treating her death as unexplained.
Seven suspected loan sharks have been arrested. Three women aged 28, 32 and 55, and four men, two aged 28, and the others aged 29 and 57, have been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending. This follows operations in Guisborough and Skelton on September 23.
The England Illegal Money Lending Team, working with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Cleveland Police, executed warrants at the addresses seizing documents and prohibited weapons.
“The council and its partners are committed to stamping out illegal money lending in the borough and I would urge anyone who has information about the practice to come forward.
Meanwhile, I would encourage anyone who is in financial difficulties to contact one of the many organisations who are here to help, such as the credit union and advisory service, Money-wise, the Citizens Advice Bureau, or the council itself.”
Nationally the Illegal Money Lending Teams have secured more than 310 prosecutions for illegal money lending and related activity, leading to nearly 200 years worth of custodial sentences. They have written off £55 million worth of illegal debt and helped over 23,000 people.
Police are investigating after a body was found at a house on Minskip Close in Guisborough shortly after 10pm last night (September 18). The death is being treated as unexplained.
Guisborough Foundry is to close by the end of November with the loss of 65 jobs.
Staff at the foundry, which is run by US firm ESCO Corporation, were told the news yesterday.
“I am extremely disappointed at this announcement. This closure will be a huge loss for East Cleveland and my priority will be to support those employees who have been hit by this announcement any way I can.
“Since hearing the news I have written to the firm offering whatever assistance I can give to help the workforce. We cannot write off any possibility at this moment, and I'll be making my own enquiries into how we can help in conjunction with the workforces elected trade union representatives. It is vital that we ensure that opportunities are provided for the retraining of the employees, so that they will have a chance to apply for jobs elsewhere.”
45-year-old Richard Halliday, who had been reported missing from his Redcar home, has now been located in Guisborough.
Police would like to thank the public and the media for their help in this matter.
Police are investigating an arson attack that left a volunteer group with £10,000 worth of damage.
Work to restore the gardens and woodland surrounding Guisborough’s ancient Priory has suffered a set back after a container which held their marquees, gardening and tools was set alight. The Gisborough Priory Project has been working with volunteers for over 10 years to restore the garden.
The fire was believed to have taken place at 6pm on February 10. It was started under a steel container.
Cleveland Police are treating this attack as arson.
The family of a Guisborough man who died in a car crash on Teesside have paid tribute to him.
Jordan Dowson, 19, was killed in a three vehicle collision the A174 near Brotton on February 7. His family have released the following statement:
“A dearly loved son, stepson, grandson,brother, nephew, cousin and great grandson.
“He was a massive Chelsea fan and played for two local teams. As well as football, he idolised his dogs.
“He was always with a smile on his face, probably best remembered by his laugh.”