The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police has apologised for the amount of time some families have had to wait for inquests on Teesside.
The police provide officers for the coroner, and Jacqui Cheer says the relationship between police and the coroner's office is now improving. It comes after criticism that tension between the two was adding to the problems which have left some families waiting years for inquests.
However, one mother says it's time for the coroner himself to apologise.
More top news
A smart tracker for people with dementia is being backed by a Newcastle husband whose wife suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
Shop owner Jel Singh Nagra changed the name of his North Tyneside store after threat of legal action from Sainsbury's
Brian Cahill and Lyndsey Harper were found guilty of murdering 19-year-old Owen Kerry at Cramlington Working Men's Club