Prisoner death: Serious concerns over female inmate found hanged after giving birth

The coroner at an inquest into the death of a prisoner found hanged in her cell days after she gave birth said the hearing had revealed "a series of very serious matters".

Court of Appeal in London.

Cannabis conspiracy man fails in appeal court bid to have sentence cut

A tax-evading estates manager who was part of a £500,000-a-year cannabis plot has failed in a bid to get his jail term slashed.

Police are appealing for information

Police appeal after man injured in hit and run

Police are appealing for information on a hit-and-run driver who left a man injured in a collision.

The injuries suffered by a cow when it was attacked in Trimdon Grange.,

Cow attacked with nailed stick

A cow may have to be put down after it was slashed in an horrific attack.

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For sale: The mansion in Castle Eden (Photo: Fine & Country)

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson slashes price of mansion

Footballer Adam Johnson has slashed the cost of his mansion by £150,000 while he carries on serving time behind bars.
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African Grey parrot Ruby has been stolen from a home in Hartlepool

Ruby the parrot stolen from her Hartlepool homw

Can you help find Ruby?

Jodie WIlkinson.

Three teenagers released on bail in Jodie Wilkinson murder investigation

Three teenagers have released on bail in the murder investigation into the death of a North East woman.

The B&Q store, Trimdon Street, Deptford, Sunderland.

Prolific shoplifter jailed after being convicted of theft 121 times

A prolific shoplifter has been jailed after being convicted of theft for the 121st time.

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Sophie Harcourt of The Halloween Shop, Market Hall, Hartlepool with their popular clown masks.

Fancy dress shop trolled on social media for selling clown masks in wake of ‘Killer Clown’ craze

A mum and daughter who run a fancy dress shop say they have been targeted by internet trolls because they sell clown masks in the wake of the ‘killer clown’ craze.

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Some of the fake items sold by Anthony Ayre included designer handbags and Sunderland tops.

County Durham man in court for selling 'dodgy boxes' on social media

A County Durham man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for selling illegal goods on social media.
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Illegal tobacco seized in Seaham raids.

Two arrested after 18,000 suspected illegal cigarettes are seized in dawn raids

Two people have been arrested and more than 18,000 suspected illicit cigarettes seized following dawn raids in County Durham.

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Police want rail passengers to 'discreetly' text them about incidents and crimes on trains.

Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking

Police are suggesting that rail travellers should text an incident alert - if they see a passenger smoking on a train.

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The plants which were found in Horden.

Man jailed after being caught growing cannabis inside Horden home

A Horden man is behind bars after being caught growing cannabis at a house.

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Police officers at the scene of Saturday's discovery of a gun on the beach near Steetley Pier.

Police appeal after gun found on Hartlepool beach

Police have appealed for help after a gun was found on a Hartlepool beach.
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Rossmere Primary School's deputy headteacher Debbie Anderson with school council pupils Caitlin Woodward, Ella Cooper and headteacher Lynne Pawley.
Second row, pupils Jenson Bramley, Sophie Cuncliffe, Harley Tiplady and Max Sanderson.
Front are Sarah Copeland and Dylan Osborne.

Plans to improve school’s play area moves up a gear thanks to taxi firm donation

A school has been given 23 reasons to cheer after a taxi firm pledged cash to help cover the cost of repairs caused when would-be-thieves left a trail of destruction.

Michelle Barnes, 33, from Cumbria, was serving a two-year sentence at Low Newton Prison in Durham for drugs offences when she was found dead in December.

Prisoner found dead in cell days after giving birth

A prisoner was found dead in her cell with a ligature around her neck days after she gave birth, an inquest has heard.

Cleveland Police were called to the incident.

Football match abandoned after spectators turned up in balaclavas and carrying weapons

An amateur football match had to be abandoned after spectators turned up with weapons following a row on the sidelines.
The fake 85 voucher offer for Aldi has been described as a 'hoax' by the store.

Aldi issues warning about 'hoax' voucher being shared online

Aldi is warning its customers about a 'fraudulent' voucher that is being circulated online.
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Not guilty: Ched Evans

Ched Evans wants to speak to young footballers about alcohol and consent

The footballer Ched Evans, who was cleared of raping a woman after details of her sex life were put before a jury, has said there should be more education on alcohol and consent amid continuing criticism of the conduct of his retrial.

Sir Cliff Richard (left) and Paul Gambaccini. Picture: Press Association.

Sex crime suspects naming ban could be in place before year's end

A ban on naming sex crime suspects unless they are charged could be in place by the end of the year.

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