Former Stockton South MP Dari Taylor spoke of her sadness after the death of Middlesbrough MP Sir Stuart Bell.
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Storm Brian is set to bring a spell of windy weather to the region.
Workers who were made redundant by civil engineering firm Owen Pugh last week have been given advice on jobs, re-training and benefits.
Marton Country Club shut its doors yesterday with the loss of 45 jobs. It originally opened in 1964.