Women seeking help for domestic abuse shouldn't be means tested, according to the regions's three police and crime commissioners.
They're urging people to sign an online petition to stop women's incomes being assessed if they ask for financial support or go to a refuge.
It follows a campaign run by the Middlesbrough based charity, My Sister's Place.
People in South Tyneside are being urged by Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner to report nuisance motorbikers.
Officers have been carrying out extra patrols to tackle anti-social use of motorbikes. It follows complaints about high speeds in the Reginald Street and Sidney Street areas of Boldon Colliery.
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has said the coroner's service on Teesside must improve for the sake of grieving families.
Calls have been made for Teesside's coroner, Michael Sheffield, to step down after it was found up to 300 families were waiting for inquests to be held at any one time.
Since then the police who staff his office have provided more workers to help to reduce the backlog.
Mr Sheffield and the police say the service is progressing well and an independent review is being held.
A man has been jailed for stealing a mobile phone from one of the region's most important police bosses.
Barry Coppinger, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, was in a café in Middlesbrough before a meeting about retail crime when his mobile phone was taken out of his pocket.
He reported the theft to police, and an investigation began which included looking at the café’s CCTV footage.
A still was taken from the footage and placed on the Cleveland Police daily briefing pages, where a police officer recognised the man and arrested him. He was then charged with the theft.
The 32-year-old from London pleaded guilty to theft at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was sentenced to eight weeks in prison.
The turnout at the Police and Crime Commissioner elections has been particularly low, with fewer than one in five people voting.
Politics lecturer, Dr Alistair Clark from Newcastle University, says the new commissioners have not been given a substantial mandate.