MPs and councillors say they want to talk to the Direct Line Group over plans to close one of its call centres. They say they would like to see a compromise made after the company announced that 530 jobs will go on Teesside.
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A former Premier League footballer has been cleared of raping a woman he met in a nightclub.
72-year-old Arthur Bierton from Thirsk was convicted at Teesside Crown Court of abusing two young girls in the 1980s and 90s.