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  1. Middlesbrough crime crackdown consultation starts

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    James Cain

    Measures to tackle crime and anti-social behavior in Middlesbrough are being put out for people to give their views.

    The town's Mayor Andy Preston wants to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order for the central TS1 area which would give greater powers to tackle areas like begging, cycling on pavements and begging.

    He said he would emulate schemes as introduced in Barking in Dagenham which has introduced fines of up to £1,000 for people caught “peeing in the street, spitting in the street or throwing rubbish in the street”.

    The council said it would build on an increase in street wardens with body-worn cameras and more fixed penalty notices.

    Mr Preston said: "Residents and businesses are sick to death of a rising tide of crime and anti-social behaviour.

    “We need to take rapid and positive action now to make streets safer and reassure decent people."

    The consultation is being launched today and will run until 24 June.

    Andy Preston
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    Severe accident: A191 Tyne And Wear both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A191 Tyne And Wear both ways severe accident, from The Ridge Way to Purley Gardens.

    A191 Tyne And Wear - A191 Kenton Lane in Kenton closed and it's heavy in both directions from The Ridge Way junction to the Purley Gardens junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Middlesbrough say Woodgate was 'outstanding candidate'

    Former Boro defender Jonathan Woodgate will replace Tony Pulis as the club's manager.

    The club said its former captain was the "outstanding candidate" during its search for a new boss after Pulis left in May after failing to reach the Championship play-offs.

    Woodgate will be assisted by former Leeds and Tottenham team-mate Robbie Keane at the Riverside as well as Leo Percovich and Danny Coyne.

    Woodgate made 112 appearances for Middlesbrough in two spells with his home-town club.

    Jonathan Woodgate
  4. Public still kept away from scene of hotel fire

    Here's the view from the police cordon after the Marton Hotel was gutted by fire last night.

    At the height of the blaze 40 firefighters were working to bring it under control.

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  5. Weather: Showers with some sunny spells later

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's not going to feel quite as chilly today. There'll still be outbreaks of rain but it won't be as heavy as we've had over the last couple of days.

    It'll be quite light and patchy and will clear quickly north through the morning.

    The afternoon will see some some sunny spells but also a few heavy showers.

    Temperatures will be a little higher at about 15C (59F).

    You can see a detailed weather forecast for your area here.

    Weather map showing the North East and Cumbria
  6. Huge fire rips through former Middlesbrough hotel

    Investigations have begun into a large fire which engulfed a well-known former Teesside hotel last night.

    Cleveland Fire Brigade was called to Marton Hotel and Country Club, south of Middlesbrough, just before 19:00.

    At the height of the blaze 40 firefighters were at the scene trying to save the building, which has been empty since 2017.

    Duty officer Joe Flounders said it was too early to say what caused the fire but "at this point we suspect that it's a deliberate act".


    No-one was reported hurt but nearby homes had to be evacuated.

    The A172 Stokesley Road is still closed this morning.

  7. Dangerous driver due in court for sentence

    BBC Look North

    North East and Cumbria

    A man is due to be sentenced today over the death of a woman on a busy Newcastle road.

    Ranjit Grewal, known as Rani, 49, was killed in a three-car accident on Hunters Road in the city in April last year.

    Two other pedestrians were seriously injured.

    Ionut Mihai, 21 and from Gateshead, will appear at Newcastle Crown Court to be sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving.

    He's been warned to expect a substantial jail sentence.

    Emergency services dealing with car accident
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    Severe disruption: A172 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A172 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from Gainsborough Road to A174.

    A172 North Yorkshire - A172 Stokesley Road in Marton In Cleveland, Middlesbrough closed in both directions from the Gainsborough Road junction to the A174 junction, because of earlier Building Fire at the Old Marton Country Club. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: A1 Tyne And Wear northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Tyne And Wear northbound severe disruption, from J75 A69 to J77 A167 Ponteland Road.

    A1 Tyne And Wear - One lane closed on A1 Western Bypass northbound in Newcastle Upon Tyne from J75, A69 (Denton Burn roundabout) to J77, A167 (Kenton Bar Roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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  12. One man taken to hospital after West Road collision

    One man has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Newcastle last night.

    The incident happened shortly after 23:00 on West Road, at the junction with Weidner Road near the Lyles of Newcastle garage.

    A dark-coloured VW Golf coming from Wingrove Road collided with an Audi A6.

    The male occupant of the Audi was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Occupants of the VW Golf had already left the scene.

    The road remained closed for two hours.

    Police are appealing for information.

    West Road
  13. Teeside University launches fast track degrees

    Teeside University is launching its first ever accelerated degrees, which will allow students to graduate in two years and start their careers sooner.

    The fast-track courses have the same amount of content as a traditional three-year degree, but with shorter breaks between studying.

    Teesside University is currently offering two-year accelerated degree courses in BSc (Hons) Computing (Digital Consultancy) and BA (Hons) Team Entrepreneurship.

    A range of additional courses is currently in development.

    Teeside University
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    Severe disruption: A1(M) County Durham southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) County Durham southbound severe disruption, from J63 for A167 to J62 for A690.

    A1(M) County Durham - A1(M) in Durham partially blocked and it's slow southbound from J63, A167 (Chester-Le-Street) to J62, A690 (Carrville), because of matteress on the road.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Elderly lady saved after car crashes near river bank

    The lady's car crashed down a steep embankment

    An elderly lady has been rescued after her car crashed down a steep embankment toward a river above Rookhope in County Durham.

    The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

    Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue team set up a rope rescue system and got the woman safely to the awaiting ambulance.

    Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue's team