A legal challenge will be heard this morning at the High Court in London, in the case of a Redcar woman on death row in Indonesia.
Lindsay Sandiford is challenging the British Government's policy of not paying the legal costs of Britons abroad.
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A Stockton man who threatened to kill Muslim people in an online rant after the London Bridge terror attacks has been jailed for 20 months.
South Shields-born Sir Ridley Scott paid tribute to his former teachers at Hartlepool College of Art in his acceptance speech.
From March 1, the paper £10 note will cease to be legal tender - replaced completely by the polymer version.