Hundreds of people's jobs are under threat as Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council looks to make further budget cuts.
The council has already removed 700 jobs since 2010 and are expecting "the reduction of a further 400 posts over the next four years".
A spokesperson for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “Despite making £34 million of savings in the last five years, additional reductions to the Council’s budget mean a further £17.2 million of savings need to be delivered over the next three years.
If approved the council has said, "it will save £800,000 per year.”
The plans will be discussed at a cabinet meeting tonight, September 10th.
Cleveland Police are trying to trace a woman they describe as 'vulnerable' and her nine-month-old baby girl who were reported missing today.
Albanian national Vjolica Madina, 34, was last seen at an address on Silver Street in Stockton on Thursday 14th May.
She said that she was going to London with her nine-month-old daughter to stay with a friend.
They did not arrive at the address.
Anyone who knows where they might be is urged to contact the police.
The Prime Minister visited the Tetley factory in Stockton-on-Tees in his first engagement outside of London since the election.
Mr Cameron shared a cup of tea and toured the factory before addressing assembled staff next to the production line.
Minor delays are possible on the A19 southbound exit slip to the A1046, due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane.
Normal traffic conditions are expected from around 9:30 am.
A forklift truck has been stolen from a Stockton-based charity.
The charity, Convoy Aid, sends goods form the UK to help orphans in Romania. It needs the stolen Linde forklift truck, which weighs more than six tonnes, to load pallets onto vehicles.
The truck was taken from Convoy Aid on Blue House Point Road in Stockton sometime after Wednesday 10 December.
Officers want anyone with any information about the crime to contact Cleveland Police by calling 101.
A teenager who tried to commit suicide at the age of 14 after years of bullying says the law needs to change to make it a criminal offence.
Cherise Hilton is still on anti-depressants years after leaving the school she was at in Stockton.
As many youngsters prepare to return to classes after the summer holidays, the 18 year old has taken the brave decision to speak out about her own experience in the hope it will encourage others who are being bullied to come forward and ask for help.
Kenny Toal reports:
To read our full guide on how to deal with bullies click here: Bullying - spotting the signs and dealing with it
While the Tees Barrage undergoes a £650,000 repair project, the Canal & River Trust is inviting members of the public to explore the modern waterway for themselves.
They are hosting an open day where visitors will see the hydraulic rams up close, walk around the fish pass, get access to the control tower and explore deep into the barrage's chambers.
Steve Garcia, senior project manager for the Canal & River Trust says: "This event sold out in under a day which shows just what interest there is in this amazing structure. Every day lots of people walk, cycle and drive pass the barrage but won't realise all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to keep it in top working order."
Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short upped the stakes in the North East rivalry by nominating three prominent personnel at Newcastle United to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Short posted a video of his own challenge on Sunderland's youtube channel as centre-back pairing West Brown and John O'Shea doused him in water beside the Stadium of Light pitch.
He nominated Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, Manager Alan Pardew and player Jack Colback.
And now, Alan Pardew and Jack Colback has stepped up to the challenge, posting their own video on Newcastle United's youtube channel (see below).
A fund-raiser is being held at Preston Park in Stockton-on-Tees to raise money to buy the necessary equipment for a haematology unit at James Cook Hospital.
It is the end of a long project which has seen campaigners raise money to shift the local unit from "a couple of portacabins" to a more comfortable, suitable surrounding.
It will see everyone dressed in purple whilst hosting various family events including cycle races, walks, running events and a display from RAF parachutists.