Leaving chip pans unattended is one of the most common causes of accidental house fires, according to Cleveland Fire Service.
Les Jones, head of community safety, warned Teesside students of the dangers of putting on chips for a midnight snack after a night out.
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Junior Doctors across the region are set to go on strike this morning after talks with the Government failed to reach an agreement.
North Yorkshire County Council has decided that controversial proposals to close Eskdale School will now go to consultation.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.