A reminder of the steps you should take to protect yourself and your property when there is a risk of flooding.
Six people have been airlifted to hospital after a fire broke out on board a North Sea ferry bound for Amsterdam.
Family flowers laid near A19 for Rania Alayed
Police say the death of a man, who's body was found on a beach in Hartlepool, was not suspicous.
Officers were called to a stretch of beach near the town's power station at around 7.30am Friday.
Th body had been spotted by a dog-walker.
The dead man's name has not been released.
The A1 was closed earleir today after a crash involving a car and an HGV at Belford in Northumberland. Northumbria Police say the road has now fully reopened.
Police are searching for a man who failed to return to Kirklevington Prison in Stockton.
He had been out on day release, and failed to return on the evening of Saturday 1st March.
Officers have been carrying out investigations not only in Cleveland but other areas where he has connections.
He is described as 6'2" tall with blue eyes, and an upper front gold tooth.Land was serving time for a burglary offence in the South Yorkshire area, where he originates.
Two people have been jailed after blackmailing a Pickering man which led to him taking his own life.
Graham Cooper, aged 59, was found dead at his home on 8 January 2014. Police found documents detailing how he had been threatened by people who had demanded money from him.
Aysha Mullah aged 18, and Javed Ali, aged 19, on were arrested in January and charged with blackmail.
Mullah, of Olive Street, Bolton, and Ali, of Foxley Grove, Bolton, were each sentenced to five years’ imprisonment when they appeared before York Crown Court on Wednesday 5 March 2014.
Northumbria Police has made four further arrests as the operation into sexual offences against a number of woman and girls on Tyneside continues. The total number of arrests as part of Operation Sanctuary, launched on January 27, now stands at 58.
Three people have also been charged with sexual offences since that date .Officers have identified approximately 80 vulnerable women and girls and are working to make contact with them all.
– Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman, Northumbria Police
"This is about vulnerability and those offenders who prey on women and girls who may be vulnerable in some way. It is imperative that we work together to stop this happening in our communities. "Since we launched Operation Sanctuary it has been expanded to take in all crimes that target vulnerable females far beyond the scope of the original investigation. This is a direct result of the information the public have told us about and the need to ensure we have a true picture of crimes that specifically target vulnerability."
The A1 is closed in both directions after a car and HGV were involved in a collision at Belord, Northumberland.
The are not believed to be any injuries at this time. Both lanes of the A1 are currently closed.
Diversions are in place Northbound at the B1340 at Denwick and Southbound at the B6347 at South Charlton. HGVs travelling Northbound are advised to use the A697 and HGVs travelling south bound are advised to use the A698.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have been protesting over the proposed closure of a station in Middlesbrough which would mean the loss of 114 jobs.
Members of the Cleveland Fire Authority met today and agreed to close Marine fire station in Middlesbrough.
The authority says it is part of six million pounds worth of savings that must be made over the next four years.