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.
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.
The Stockton International Riverside Festival kicked off in spectacular style last night as it celebrates its 26th year on Teesside.
The event, which continues over the weekend, includes everything from stunning show to small intimate experiences.
It is estimated that the festival boosts the town's economy by more than a million pounds and attracts 70,000 visitors every year.
Stockton's International Riverside Festival is underway. The four day event is now in its 26th year.
The country may still be waiting for a royal baby to be born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but for many mothers who thought they might give birth on the same day, the wait is over.
Some of the newest mother and fathers from the North East sent their advice to the royal parents-to-be.