Police have confirmed that they have found 29-year-old Ricky Darren Beech, who absconded from Kirklevington Grange Prison in Yarm.
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Extra officers are in the Wallsend area to carry out enquiries and to offer reassurance to the community.
Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
Provisional statistics for July show it was a cool and wet month for many of us.