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.
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?
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.
89% of voters in Yarm would prefer the running of the market town to be taken over by neighbouring Hambleton District Council, from the current Stockton Borough Council.
A referendum, organised by Yarm Parish Council, was designed to gauge public opinion but the result is not legally binding. If the change did happen in the future, it would mean the area would become part of North Yorkshire, rather than Teesside. Turnout was 24%, about 1644 people.