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Weather: Bluebells signal the developing season

It is one of the classic signs of spring but has had a late arrival in the region this year. The "beast from the east" delayed the blooming of bluebells, according to the Woodland Trust.

The first record of one flowering this year came 39 days later than last year. But after the recent fine weather they have caught up, Ross has been to a wood near Haltwhistle:



Witnesses sought after Stockton assault leaves man with 'serious injuries'

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Police are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries in Stockton on Friday 4th May.

Just after 7 pm, police received information of an on-going altercation on Harrowgate Lane involving a group of people, a Land Rover Discovery and three quad bikes.

A 52 man suffered serious facial injuries during the incident and he is currently receiving treatment at the University Hospital of North Tees.

Cleveland Police are appealing for any witnesses, particularly passing motorists who may have dashcam footage, to contact them.

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