A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of a string of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" was jailed for seven years today.
Detectives have named a man and woman who died following a motorcycle crash on the A1 Western Bypass near Swalwell on Friday night.
Cleveland Police are appealing for help in their search for missing 69-year-old Carol Millman
The famous designer Wayne Hemingway is visiting Middlesbrough to meet local business owners and retailers' on the town's Baker Street.
It's part of The High Street Innovation Fund, a Government scheme in response to retail guru Mary Portas' Review of run-down high streets.
700 jobs are being created in the region as the Business Secretary Vince Cable has announces more than £5 million to revive the manufacturing industry.
Another £3.5 million will go towards creating 200 new apprenticeships, across Teesside and County Durham.
Frances Read reports.
Developers have uncovered signs of an ancient village on Teesside. A preliminary survey had suggested that nothing special would be uncovered. But, once the contractors started digging, they found artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age.
Watch Lucy Taylor's full report below.
Local people are being invited to look at artefacts dating back 4,000 years which have been found near the Tees Estuary.
The pieces will be on display at Greatham Community Centre, on Tuesday 14th May, between 3pm and 7pm.
Work to create a nature reserve near the Tees Estuary has uncovered evidence of a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.
Archaeologists brought in to investigate the site discovered these artefacts.
Business Secretary Vince Cable met with members of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Board as part of his visit to Teesside on Monday.
On the table for discussion was an update on the region's Finance for Business scheme, which providis equity and loan finance to new and growing businesses.
North East LEP Chair, Paul Woolston, says he is delighted to see the partnership's strategic leadership in action.
“Opportunities like this to accentuate the positives about our future plans are extremely valuable. We need to continue to build on the ownership that the North East LEP is demonstrating.
“Meeting the Secretary of State in a part of the region with a huge future ahead of it is testament to the broad based and well-balanced economy of the North East.”
Two drivers have been airlifted to James Cook Hospital after a serious crash in North Yorkshire.
It happened at 10.40 am on Monday near Middleham in the Leyburn area.
Two vans collided on the A6108 near a bridge over the River Ure.
One driver, a local man, remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Excavations carried out as part of a new project to create a bird reserve on Teesside have revealed the remains of a previously unknown Roman settlement and artefacts from the Bronze and Iron Age.
The discoveries at Greatham Creek have been hailed as "remarkable" by the Environment Agency, after a previous archaeological survey indicated that they did not think there would be anything of special interest at the site.
– Chris Milburn, Environment Agency project manager
"An archaeological survey is a key part of any major scheme we undertake to ensure that anything of historic interest is recorded.
"In this case, we had not expected to find anything unusual, so these discoveries are particularly remarkable."
The remains of a former Roman settlement have been uncovered on Teeside after workers from the Environment Agency made the discovery whilst creating a new bird reserve.
Bronze and Iron Age artefacts were also found at the site at Greatham Creek.