A meeting is being held to discuss whether the town of Yarm can formally apply to leave the Borough of Stockton and become part of Yorkshire.
The meeting follows a poll in May which found 9 out of 10 people in the town were in favour of shifting the boundary.
Stockton Borough Council Cabinet is considering the request but the costs of an application to the Boundary Commission are around £100,000 and there is currently no budget for it.
On the eve of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War the region has marked the conflict with a number of services and parades.
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Investigations will begin in earnest this morning into the cause of a fire at a former nightclub near Stockton.
At its height, fifty firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze on the site of Tall Trees hotel in Yarm.
The hotel closed last year and plans are in place for a housing development on the site.
A spokesman for the hotel said:
"We would like to thank the fire brigade for their prompt and efficient response. "We will be assessing the situation, but at the moment it is too early to say how this may affect our plans."
The fire service has described the difficulties of tackling a fire at a former nightclub on Teesside.
At the height of the blaze, fifty firefighters were called to the site of Tall Trees hotel in Yarm.
The venue closed last year.
Station Manager Gordon Hobbs described the challenges involved:
A fire at the site of the Tall Trees Hotel in Yarm, appears to have broken out in the derelict former nightclub next door, which was very well known.
Fire crews have been tackling a large fire at the site of the Tall Trees Hotel in Yarm, on Teesside. It broke out in the area of a derelict building next to the hotel, which was being cleared to make way for new housing.
Fire crews have been tackling a fire at the site of the Tall Trees Hotel in Yarm, since the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire broke out in part of a derelict building, next to the hotel.
It is a huge talking point in Yarm - 89% of people who voted in a referendum on the issue were in favour of the market town becoming part of Yorkshire. However, as the vote itself is not binding, how realistic is the prospect of a sudden boundary change?
Jonny Blair reports.
Hambleton Council has given an official 'no comment' in response to Yarm residents voting to move to North Yorkshire in last night's poll.
Almost a quarter of eligible voters in Yarm voted in a referendum to indicate whether or not they would prefer the area to be part of North Yorkshire and run by Hambleton District Council instead of Teesside's Stockton Borough Council.
The majority - 89% - voted in favour, although the result is not legally binding.