A property in Stillington in the Stockton area has been approved as a new vulnerable children's home.
Stockton Borough Council had earlier decided to turn a property on Darlington Road in Hartburn into a similar home.
The decisions still needs to be rubber-stamped by Ofsted.
More top news
North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has unveiled its shortlist of awards for those it says have gone 'over and beyond the call of duty'
Campaigners say that penalties are being imposed against welfare claimants unfairly, as a new film is released highlighting the issue.
Sam Lavery, 17, from Coxhoe will compete in the third week of The X Factor competition this weekend, and it's Diva Week.