The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has given the go ahead for the next step in the procurement of a new hospital to serve the people of Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of Easington and Sedgefield.
More top news
Darlington Council have launched a campaign with students in a bid to tackle mental health issues.
The NHS Blood and Transplant have launched a Christmas campaign to get more people to sign up to the register.
A scheme to enforce speed limits on roads near County Durham schools could be extended.