Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has come under fire after advertising for an apprentice with a wage of £3.38 per hour.
Police have released the photograph of a man they are trying to trace in connection with drugs and money laundering offences.
The family of a missing man from Stockton are renewing their appeal to the public for their help to locate him.
Friends at Richard Kilty's athletics club said they were "delighted" at his victory at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland, which saw him claim the 60m world title last night.
Richard Kilty, known as the "Teesside Tornado", was born in Middlesbrough but joined Gateshead Harriers as a teenager. The club there said his successful was inspirational and that children at the club want to be just like Richard.
WORLD CHAMPION! WOW! ITS AMAZING! MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE!! THANKS TO ALL MY SUPPORTERS! PROUD TO BE BRITISH & WIN GOLD!
Thanks for all the messages people You are all great!Wish I could reply to all! Proud!Waking up as world champion is the best feeling ever!!
Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty has won the world title in the 60m sprint at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland. Kilty, who is a member of Gateshead Harriers, recorded a personal best time of 6.49 secs, beating the American Marvin Bracy by two hundredths of a second.
Police are searching for a man who failed to return to Kirklevington Prison in Stockton.
He had been out on day release, and failed to return on the evening of Saturday 1st March.
Officers have been carrying out investigations not only in Cleveland but other areas where he has connections.
He is described as 6'2" tall with blue eyes, and an upper front gold tooth.Land was serving time for a burglary offence in the South Yorkshire area, where he originates.
There has been a crash on the A64 near Hazlebush - Stockton Common. One vehicle is on its roof and the road is closed.
A North East MP has come under pressure after he advertised a job in his office for just £3.38 per hour, despite campaigning for a rise in wages for low paid workers.
Alex Cunningham, who represents Stockton North, has said he would like to pay an apprentice more but could not afford it.
The Labour MP has campaigned for a so-called living wage of £7.65 per hour. Paul Brand has been speaking to him.
The MP Alex Cunningham has been criticised for advertising a job which pays just £3.38 per hour.
Despite campaigning for a "Living Wage" - which equates to around £7.65 an hour for the lowest paid workers - the Labour MP for Stockton North is looking for an apprentice who'll be given £125 per week.
We asked you for your reactions:
– Tracy Halliday
"You might want to ask is he even paying that or has he received a grant to employ a young person?"
– Ann Harland
"But it's an apprentice job, I get where people are coming from, but I was paid JSA when I did my Business Admin Apprenticeship, most apprentices are 16 year old still living with their parents, not out on their own with a mortgage and kids like the rest of us, just my view."
– Rob Heslop
"If you put the word 'apprentice' in front of job title it just enables the employer to pay employee less"
Millions of pounds worth of savings are to be discussed by Stockton Council later today.
The authority needs to shave over 50 per cent off its spending over the next four years.
The proposed budget will then go to full council next week to be approved.
Protestors have gathered outside the ATOS offices in Thornaby, Stockton.ATOS is the company contracted by the Department of Work and Pensions to determine people's eligibility for benefits.Protestors say the assessments are degrading and humiliating.
“We absolutely respect people’s right to peaceful protest and we are well aware that being assessed for benefit entitlement can be a difficult experience. However, lobbying against ATOS Healthcare will have no impact on welfare policy. It is not, nor has it ever been, the role of ATOS Healthcare to make decisions on who can or cannot receive benefits. We carry out assessments following strict guidelines and criteria written by Government. For the parts of the process we are responsible for, we work hard to treat people with care and respect and constantly improve our service.”