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.
More acts have been announced to play at the Stockton Weekender on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July.
– Frankie and Benny's spokesperson
"Yesterday evening a guest became unwell and very sadly passed away in the bathroom of our Stockton restaurant.
"The emergency services arrived promptly but were unable to revive her. Our condolences go out to the family."
– Cleveland Police spokesperson
"Cleveland Police can confirm that officers were called to Frankie & Benny’s restaurant, Teesside Park, at around 6.30pm last night.
"Police attendance was requested by the ambulance service after the tragic death of a diner at the restaurant.
"A 48-year-old woman who attended the restaurant with members of her family is believed to have collapsed, suffering from an obstructed airway.
"Efforts to resuscitate the female by other diners and subsequently by the ambulance crew failed. Cleveland Police would like to extend condolences to the family of the deceased"
A woman has died after choking at a restaurant on Teesside. The 48-year-old was found in the bathroom at Frankie and Benny's in Stockton last night, November 6.
Police were called to the restaurant at about 6:30pm. Officers say the woman who was with her family at the restaurant is believed to have collapsed.
Efforts by other diners and paramedics to resuscitate her failed.
A 16 year old boy is still in a critical condition in hospital, after being struck by a car in Stockton.
The accident happened around midnight on Friday, 1st November, on Hartburn Lane.
A 15 year old boy who was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent has now been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Police are urging anyone with information about what happened to come forward.
A 16 year old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was struck by a car in Stockton.
It happened on Hartburn Lane around midnight on Friday 1st November. The 23 year old driver was not injured.
Police say there was a large group of youths in the area at the time and are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened.
A 15 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent in connection with the incident. Inquiries are continuing.
Councillor Mark Chatburn, who represents Yarm and Kirklevington on Stockton Council, has defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP.
– Cllr Mark Chatburn
It is difficult to think of a single area where this government has proven itself a success. We see ever rising living costs, with inflation outstripping pay rises in nearly every single month since David Cameron came to power. In addition, employment remains stubbornly high in the North East, with this government appearing to have neither the ideas nor the inclination to tackle this.
The high cost of credit - and alternatives to payday and short-term loans - were discussed in this month's political programme, Around The House.
Helen Ford was joined by the Conservative MP for Hexham Guy Opperman - and Stockton North's Labour MP Alex Cunningham - to consider the options for people struggling with debt, and the high level of demand for emergency loans.
You can watch the debate here:
A man has been charged by police after another man was stabbed at house in Stockton.
The 20-year-old victim was attacked at an address on Castlereagh Road, in Newtown at around 9:30pm pm on Friday night. He was taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds and is expected to be discharged either today or on Monday.
Police arrested two people in connection with the incident and have now charged a 23-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent. A 23-year-old woman who was arrested has been released without charge.
The police watchdog is investigating the conduct of officers over the disappearance of a mother-of-three, originally from Teesside.
Rania Alayed, 25, had lived in Norton near Stockton, but moved to Manchester in January. She was reported missing last month.
Her body has not been found but her husband and brother-in-law have been charged with murder.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is examining how the Greater Manchester force handled information passed on by Cleveland Police.
Street theatre, circus, music and pyrotechnics from all over the world are taking over part of Teesside.
The Stockton International Riverside Festival, which is celebrating its 26th year in action, started in spectacular fashion last night, and continues over the weekend.
Watch the full report from Julie Harrison below.