There's a warning that summer storms that have affected our region in recent years could become a regular occurrence. A report published today by the MET office warns that we are likely to get more intense rain storms as a result of climate change.
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Work to paint the pier of the new Wear Crossing has been halted after specks of paint were found on cars.
The Tuexedo Royale, once famous for its revolving dance floor, is set to be dismantled, possibly within weeks.
A burglar who targeted students in Durham has had his 10-year prison sentence cut at the Court of Appeal.