The former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority Dave McLuckie has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
Dan Ashby sent this lunchtime report from Newcastle Crown Court.
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Hartlepool United's great escape bid continues in League Two this afternoon - they welcome Cambridge to Victoria Park.
British Summer Time begins on Sunday. We may lose an hour in bed but the sun won't set until around 7.37 pm on Sunday evening.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.