A council is reviewing arrangements at its children's homes following the conclusion of a sexual exploitation case on Teesside.
A prolific paedophile from Middlesbrough who targeted and blackmailed young girls all over the world online has been jailed for 14 years.
Chris Tomlinson, from Middlesbrough, said he was "hugely disappointed" to miss the competition in Moscow.
The funeral of a Second World War veteran is expected to be attended by a large amount of mourners today, November 26, after an appeal was made for people to come and pay their respects.
Frederick Leach, who was 94, died in a care home two weeks ago.
The service will take place at St Bede's Chapel in Middlesbrough this afternoon.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 72-year-old-woman in Middlesbrough.
The body of Rose Doughty was found in a house in Fosdyke Green on Saturday afternoon, November 23.
Her family paid tribute to the pensioner who they say lived for her family and grandchildren and would do anything for anyone.
A 41-year-old man, Christian Darko, will appear again at Teesside Crown Court later this week.
A 41-year-old man has been charged with murder after an older woman was found dead in Middlesbrough. The woman, in her seventies, was found by a family member in Fosdyke Green.
Police have sealed off a block of flats in Middlesbrough after what they have described as the 'sudden' and 'suspicious' death of a woman in her 70s.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held for questioning by police.
Police are continuing to investigate the suspicious death of an elderly woman in Middlesbrough.
The woman, in her 70s, was found dead at an address on Fosdyke Green at around 4:40pm on Saturday. A postmortem is taking place to establish how she died.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A spokesperson for Middlesbrough Grange Care Home, in Fosdyke Green, on Netherfields Estate in Middlesbrough, has confirmed the death of a woman in her 70s was not connected to any resident or staff member at the home.
Police are treating the woman's death as suspicious and have arrested a man in his 40's on suspicion of murder.
Detective Superintendent Rob Donaghy, from Cleveland Police, said:
– Det Supt Rob Donaghy, Cleveland Police
"Anyone with information should contact detectives as soon as possible. I want to reassure members of the community that there will be extra patrols in the area."
Police are investigating the death of a woman in her 70s in Middlesbrough.
Officers were called to an address on Fosdyke Green at around 4:40pm on Saturday where the woman was found dead. Detectives are treating the death as suspicious and a police cordon is in place at the property. A postmortem is taking place today to establish how the woman died.
A man in his 40s, from Middlesbrough, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Newly appointed Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been speaking ahead of his side's trip to Elland Road to face Leeds United in the Championship.
The 40-year-old says the club is a long-term project for him.
In a statement on their fundraising website, the friends and family of John-Paul Conley announce the news that he has been found dead.
"We have had sad news from Laos.Early on the fourth day of searching, John Paul was found on one of the many beaches on the river and recovered by fishing boat.Our brilliant, funny and much loved friend has gone.Now, John Paul will begin his journey home.Both families are now flying to Bangkok to meet Kate. She is making her way there with John Paul."
"James McTiernan, who has been an enduring support throughout, continues to be invaluable in organising what is needed. Kate’s good friends Andrew and Phillippa Mckeown have also arrived in Laos to support her. She is in very good hands.I have no information on how long it might take to get John Paul home. At this stage there is very little else to pass on."
"John Paul’s family have been so moved by what you’ve done for him. You can’t imagine.John, Angela, Michele, and Kate’s family, have all asked me to tell you that they can’t thank you enough.Michele will be at home, helping her parents from Middlesbrough.Thank you all so much.Rest in peace Johnny mate."