- Tyne Tees
A police-trained sniffer dog is being sent into some of the region's hospitals to try to prevent illegal drugs being brought in.
Coco will be used in six psychiatric hospitals across the North East to prevent dealers preying on vulnerable people.
Gary O'Hare, Security Director at St Nicholas Hospital in Newcastle, told ITV News about the new initiative.
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A warm & dry start Friday but winds will freshen, cloud thicken & rain will move in later. A warning has been issued for Northumberland
After the payday lender admits it failed to properly check potential borrowers, it now faces a challenge to regain customers' trust.
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