Cleveland Police say they are 'out in force' protecting people from antisocial behaviour on so-called 'mischief night' - traditionally the night before Halloween. Arrests have been made following several incidents on Teesside.
We're out in force patrolling the areas where you live and making full use of dispersal legislation. Call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency
The force has published a series of tweets including ones that describe people throwing stones at cars and launching fireworks at houses.
our units now responding to the marton west area, a large group of mixed young persons throwing stones at cars, very dangerous.
Patrols in Southbank searching for persons throwing fireworks at houses, inexcusable dangerous behaviour towards their own community.
Officers have also pleaded with parents to find out where their children are in order to 'help stop this'
Know where your young people are , if not in call them now ask them what are they doing at this very moment .Help stop this.
Arrests have been made, we have units actively patrolling in all areas.
Two men from Stockton have been charged after more than £100,000 worth of suspected cocaine was recovered from a vehicle on the A19.
A Vauxhall Astra was stopped just north of Crathorne at around 1.30pm on Friday October 16 and two kilos of the drug was recovered.
The pair, aged 28 and 36, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after an incident yesterday (2 October) in which three men were injured in Stockton.
It happened on a path leading from Portrack Lane to Norton Road.
The 34-year-old man is in police custody, along with a 16-year-old man.
A 31-year-old man has been released on bail.
Mary Butterwick OBE, who founded Butterwick Hospice Care in 1984, has died aged 91.
Mrs Butterwick, who had been frail for some time, died peacefully in the Hospice earlier on Wednesday September 30th.
As conscious as we are that we have lost our Charity’s Founder, Mary was also a much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and our thoughts are particularly with her family at this time.
Although Mary had not been actively involved in the direction and management of the Hospice for some twenty years, she always maintained a keen interest in its work.
She leaves behind a magnificent legacy arising from her vision, personal sacrifice and tenacity in establishing the Hospice 31 years ago which will continue to benefit the local population for many years to come."
Memorial books, for members of the public wishing to record their personal condolences, are being placed within the hospices in Stockton and Bishop Auckland.
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.
Whilst we will continue to do all we can to protect the most vulnerable of our residents and areas of greatest need, we do need to plan for further changes to help us deliver the required savings.
Since 2010 700 posts have been removed from the organisation and we expect the reduction of a further 400 posts over the next four years.
By having a plan we can manage this as sensitively as possible and minimise compulsory redundancies although this is becoming increasingly difficult.
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 appealing for witnesses after a Sikh Temple was vandalised with racist graffiti in Thornaby. The incident in the early hours of Wednesday 2nd September.
Anyone with any information should contact Cleveland police on 101.
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The Stockton International Riverside Festival draws to a close on Sunday evening. The annual spectacle features street acts and performers from all around the world.
Organisers believe this year's four-day show attracted record crowds.
- Watch Rachel Bullock's report below.