Mrs Jacqui Cheer has today been confirmed as the permanent Chief Constable of
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Police officers had to sweep away shards of broken glass, after fly tippers left rubbish strewn along a 100m stretch of road.
A man from Newcastle has spoken of his devastation after an allotment fire killed his prized birds.
Firefighters are dealing with two separate woodland fires. One is at Hurworth Burn, near Hartlepool, and the other is near Lanchester.