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Body found at Seaton Carew

The body of a man has been found at Seaton Carew beach.

Police were called to a report of the body at 06:20 and are now trying to identify who he was.

People who may have been walking on the beach, or the surrounding area and may have found items of clothing are asked to contact police on non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 106936.

Two arrested after Hartlepool stabbing

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a man was taken to hospital with a stab wound.

Police were called to Raby Road in Hartlepool at 02:30 on Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man was taken to the James Cook University Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A grey start with patchy drizzle, but some sunny spells may develop in places later.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be grey and cloudy with occasional drizzle.

It will be dry and remain cloudy this afternoon, but some sunny spells may develop in places.

This evening will be fine with late spells of sunshine, staying dry with some mist and fog patches overnight:

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Michael Phillips murder inquiry: 51-year-old man arrested

An 11th man has been arrested after a man was killed in Hartlepool earlier this month.

Michael Phillips, 39, suffered "significant" injuries at a property on Rydal Street on 10 June, police said.

This morning a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, and currently remains in custody.

Two men aged 31 and 54 have been charged with murder and have appeared at court.

Seven other men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, with six released while investigations continue and one released with no further action.

A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released under investigation.

Michael Phillips
Family photo

BreakingMiddlesbrough murder victim named

Police have named a man who was killed in Middlesbrough on Thursday as 49-year-old Colin Brady.

He died after suffering significant injuries on Keith Road in Middlesbrough

Jessica Breeze, 19, from Lunebeck Walk, Thornaby, has appeared before magistrates charged with murder and was remanded in custody to appear at Teesside Crown Court tomorrow.

Police van outside Keith Road, Middlesbrough
BBC

Police recover '£250,000 cannabis haul' in Middlesbrough

Cannabis farm
Cleveland Police

Police have recovered cannabis with a street value of £250,000 from three neighbouring addresses in Middlesbrough.

The three cannabis farms were discovered yesterday morning after officers executed a drugs warrant at an address on Marton Road.

A total of 290 plants were recovered.

Det Con Mark Coverdale, from the Community Drugs Enforcement Team, said: “Police will act on information received through community intelligence, and would ask that anyone who has information regarding drugs activity in their local area contacts Cleveland Police on 101.”

A 33-year-old man has been charged with production of cannabis and a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

He has been released while inquiries continue.

Flamingo Land sends rhinos to Rwanda

Five endangered rhinos from European zoos, including Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire, have been flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.

Rhino
Stuart Slabbert

The largest transportation of rhinos from Europe to Africa culminated on Monday, as five zoo-born eastern black rhinos were released in the Akagera National Park.

The three females and two male rhinos, aged between two and nine years, came from Flamingo Land, the Czech Republic's Dvur Kralove safari park and Ree Park Safari in Denmark.

The animals will remain in a large, temporary enclosure in the 1,000 sq km park, until vets are happy they've settled and are ready for life in the wild.

Appeal to next PM over rising number of cyber sex crimes

The number of cyber-related sex crimes involving children has more than doubled in Yorkshire and the Humber region over the past four years.

Keyboard
BBC

Figures from the NSPCC show almost 1,500 cases were recorded in the last year, compared to just over 700 three years ago.

Helen Westerman from the charity says: "We're really concerned that we've seen a huge increase in the number of police-recorded offences against children relating to sex crimes.

"Twenty-two cyber-related sex crimes being reported a day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the figures have doubled in the last five years."

The charity is calling on the next prime minister to prioritise online safety.

Yorkshire's wet Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It's a wet one this morning as showers, some heavy and thundery, move north.

These will gradually ease during the day to leave it largely dry but cloudy.

Tonight will be generally dry and murky at times, with mist and fog likely to develop in places:

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Woman injured in climbing fall

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after falling while climbing in North Yorkshire.

The 21-year-old, from the Durham area, sustained serious injuries, at the Wainstones, a popular climbing area on the moors above Stokesley.

Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were able to drive over fields to within about 200m from the crag along with a paramedic from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Casualty being loaded into air ambulance
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

She was treated at the scene then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and transported to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital.

Sir Gary Verity resignation: Investigation updates due

Updates on two investigations into Welcome to Yorkshire are due to be given to a meeting of the tourism organisation's board later.

Sir Gary Verity
PA

The inquiries were set up after the resignation of Sir Gary Verity (pictured) which came amid allegations about his expenses and behaviour towards colleagues.

Sir Gary, who resigned on health grounds, paid back £40,000 expenses before stepping down last March.

When his resignation was announced, Sir Gary said he had tried to "set the highest standards of personal performance and leadership".

In April, the tourism organisation announced the investigations looking into Sir Gary's expenses and behaviour since his appointment in 2008.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A largely cloudy but dry morning, but showers will develop with the chance of a few thunderstorms.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A largely cloudy but dry morning with showers developing.

More persistent bands of rain are expected to develop later, with the chance of a few thunderstorms.

Tonight, any lingering rain will clear to leave it dry and cloudy for much of the night:

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BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time.

However:

  • The 06:31 York to London Kings Cross is currently running 43 minutes late
  • The 06:54 Doncaster to London Kings Cross is running 40 minutes late
  • The 06:53 from Wakefield to London Kings Cross is posted as delayed

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire MEP hits out at Rees-Mogg over EU iPad tweets

A Yorkshire MEP has hit out at a newly-elected MEP after she described a free iPad she was given as part of her new role as an example of "the corrupt gravy train" of the EU.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg
PA/Joe Giddens

Annunziata Rees-Mogg‏, a Brexit MEP for the East Midlands and sister of Conservative MP Jacob, posted on Twitter about the "shiny new iPad I was given by the European Parliament for no very obvious reason".

Responding, Labour MEP Richard Corbett said she wanted to "rubbish everything about the EU, even when you know the truth.

"The Parliament gives you an iPad configured to parliamentary work, so you don’t need so many paper documents, saving money and trees, and can work more effectively," he added.

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today will be mostly dry but we could see one or two isolated showers.

Temperatures will reach up to 19C in places:

Yorkshire's weather: Fine and dry

It will remain dry and fine with a good deal of sunshine today, and just a little patchy cloud forming. Highs of 17C (63F).

Dry tonight with largely clear skies and one or two mist patches.

A weather graphic
BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far, however:

  • The 07:38 service from York to Middlesbrough running 27 minutes late
  • The 07:58 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running 10 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Emiliano Sala death: Yorkshire man 'manslaughter' arrest

A man from North Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash.

Emiliano Sala
AFP

The striker, who had signed with Cardiff City, was killed in the crash along with pilot David Ibbotson from Crowle in Lincolnshire.

A 64-year-old man had been arrested and released while investigations continue, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said.

The force added the families of the two men who died had been informed.

Mr Sala, 28, had been travelling from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January when the plane he was in lost contact with air traffic control north of Guernsey. His body was recovered in February but Mr Ibbotson's has never been found.

Det Insp Simon Huxter said: "We have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality.

"As a result we have arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."

Det Insp Huxter urged people not to speculate about the identity of the man as it could hinder the investigation.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Today will see areas of patchy rain and drizzle with some areas remaining largely dry.

There will be sunny spells too and a gentle to moderate breeze.

Any lingering daytime rain should clear this evening to leave a dry night with lengthy clear spells:

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BBC

Ex-police officer denies child sex offences

A "devious and manipulative" former police officer who was determined to "engage in sexualised behaviour with young girls" repeatedly raped one victim after plying her with alcohol, a court heard.

Teesside Crown Court was told how David Waller groomed underage victims, bragging to one about his job with the police and owning a BMW in order to get her into his bedroom, where they allegedly had sex.

A jury heard the 33-year-old, who served with Cleveland Police between 2006 and 2010, acted in "abuse of his position as a police constable" by having a sexual relationship with a complainant who had reported being threatened by her ex-partner's mother.

David Waller
BBC

Prosecutors explained how Waller met his alleged victims through his role with the force, his capacity as a flying instructor and through various theatre groups.

The charges against him date from December 2004 to April 2016 and involve a total of eight complainants, jurors have been told.

Waller, of Autumn Grove, Stockton, denies three counts of causing or inciting underage girls to engage in sexual activity, and three of meeting or attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

He has also pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, two counts of sexual activity with a child, and one of sexual assault, as well as a charge of misconduct in a public office.

His trial, which is expected to last four weeks, continues.

Yorkshire Bank name to disappear

The Yorkshire Bank brand is to disappear from our high streets in the next couple of years as part of a name change.

Yorkshire Bank
Tim Ireland/PA Archive/PA Images

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group is changing its name to Virgin Money UK, as part of a cost-saving deal.

The group is hoping to make annual savings of £200m by 2022.

It's thought more than 1,500 jobs could be lost following the Virgin Money deal, although some of these are expected to be lost through natural staff turnover.

Pensioner on motorised scooter dies after York crash

A pensioner has died after his mobility scooter and a car collided in York, police say.

Fulford Rd York
Google

The North Yorkshire force is appealing for dash-cam footage following the incident.

It happened near the Aldi supermarket on Fulford Road at about 10:45 on 5 June.

Officers say the man, who was in his 80s, was hit by a Ford Fiesta, being driven by a woman in her 80s, who escaped injury.

The rider of the scooter was taken to York Hospital where he died from his injuries a week later.

Pensioner on motorised scooter dies after York crash

A pensioner has died after his mobility scooter and a car collided in York, police say.

Fulford Rd York
Google

The North Yorkshire force is appealing for dash-cam footage following the incident.

It happened near the Aldi supermarket on Fulford Road at about 10:45 on 5 June.

Officers say the man, who was in his 80s, was hit by a Ford Fiesta, being driven by a woman in her 80s, who escaped injury.

The rider of the scooter was taken to York Hospital where he died from his injuries a week later.

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Any lingering overnight rain should clear away to leave an increasingly dry and sunny afternoon.

Occasional showers are possible tonight, but in general most places should remain dry with clear periods and a gentle breeze:

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Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I'll be a largely dry day with some sunny spells, especially this morning, but towards the end of the afternoon we will see a scattering of showers in some areas.

Overnight will be cloudy with further showers while towards dawn there's a risk of thunderstorms and torrential downpours, particularly across Lincolnshire:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far.

However the 08:17 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled.

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

It'll be largely dry today with a gentle breeze and variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells.

A dry, cloudy, evening will follow, but overnight there's a growing chance for showery rain to move in from the south:

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BBC

Fond memories for Bears skipper

Yorkshire v Warwickshire - start delayed

Apart from being the country’s joint top Championship wicket-taker, Warwickshire captain Jeetan Patel will have one other advantage when he leads the Bears against Yorkshire at York today.

The 38-year-old New Zealand off-spinner knows Clifton Park well, having spent a summer playing club cricket for York when he first came to England in 2003.

"As soon as I saw in the fixture list that we would be playing at York I was really excited," said Patel. "It will be great to go back and reconnect with a lot of friends I made. It's a lovely city and a lovely ground.

“I had an okay season there. I certainly didn't set the world alight but it was great life experience. It was my first time away from home, in a different country and I was having to fend for myself and fortunate to be around a great bunch of lads who looked after me.

Jeetan Patel
PA

He added: "I wasn't on a lot of money but that wasn't what I was there for. What I did was learn about the lifestyle in England which is so different. In New Zealand it's all about cafes and meeting people and friends there, whereas here it's all about going to the pub and sharing stories over a pint.

"I was a youngster learning my trade and wanting to get out and about and give things a go and that summer really grew me as a person.”

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a breezy day today with plenty of cloud and showery outbreaks but there'll also be some sunny spells too:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time so far.

However National Rail Enquiries say in South Yorkshire there are delays of up to 30 minutes on some services between Sheffield and Chesterfield and the possibility of cancellations following an earlier trespass incident at Dore.

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy and windy today with some scattered showers at times.

The evening will become largely fine with late spells of sunshine.

Overnight, it will be largely dry with long clear spells:

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BBC