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Police are urgently appealing to trace 32-year-old Helen Willmore, from Stockton, who has not been seen since 8.30am on January 19.
Helen is 5’7” tall, slim with long, straight, dark brown hair. Officers say she could be in a black Citroen C1, registration NV58ZZB.
She is known to visit the Castle Eden Walkway area of Stockton as well as Whitby. Police believe she is vulnerable.
Anyone who has seen Helen or her vehicle yesterday or throughout the night is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
North Yorkshire Police have just reported a serious accident on the road between Middlesbrough and Whitby (17.41 December 31).
Today marks the centenary of the bombardment of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby.
One hundred years ago today five German battle cruisers struck the North East coast. Many civilians were killed and injured.
People in Hartlepool are marking the centenary this morning.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has been spotted looking for a bargain in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
The Welsh Hollywood star was in the area filming a big screen adaptation of Dad's Army.
According to staff at the Homeworks store, she looked at a canvas of Audrey Hepurn but then left without making a purchase.
Music fans in Whitby have only a week to wait until Musicport 2014. More than 60 acts are taking part in the event 17th - 19th October.Read the full story ›
There are warnings that one of the piers which protects Whitby could "collapse at any time" as a plea for urgent government funding is made to protect the town. An appeal's been made to the Government for 3.8 million pounds of emergency funding to save the town's two landmark piers, amid warnings the situation is now "critical". A delegation of local politicians has told the Government that the harbour and surrounding homes and businesses could be at risk unless there is swift action.
An appeal has been made to the Government for £3.8m of emergency funding to save Whitby's two landmark piers - amid warnings the situation is now "critical".
A delegation of politicians in the district has told the Government that the harbour and surrounding homes and businesses could be at risk from the North Sea without swift action to bolster its walled protection.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the North Sea Coast from Staithes to Whitby.
Flooding is possible for The North Sea coast from Staithes to Whitby, including Sandsend .
Low lying coastal land and roads will be affected first.
Police investigating how a woman suffered a serious head injury before she was found in Whitby do not believe there are suspicious circumstances.
She was found at 6:45am on Henrietta Street, in an area near the bottom of the 199 steps, which lead to Whitby Abbey. North Yorkshire Police have lifted a cordon they imposed around the area for investigations.
The woman, 45, was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and her injuries are no longer thought to be life-threatening.