Couple jailed after starving dogs and locking them under the stairs

A couple have been jailed and disqualified from keeping animals for life for starving their two pet dogs.

Police have issued a warning over cheap alcohol.

Warning after man was so drunk on cider he lost legs in bonfire ordeal

A homeless man who fell in a campfire while drinking cheap white cider had to have both legs amputated, a police officer campaigning about alcohol has said.

Flowers lefts at Peterlee Police Station.

Flowers for fallen hero

A kind-hearted resident handed police a bouquet of flowers in sympathy for their loss.

Drop in numbers of people using mobile phones while they drive.

Drop in number of people using mobiles while driving

Police have praised drivers for listening to their messages during a week-long mobile phone campaign.

Van failed to stop for police in Hartlepool.

Four arrested following Hartlepool police chase

A vehicle and on foot police chase in Hartlepool resulted in four people being arrested.
Cleveland Police have issued a fresh warning after sixth death was linked to a heroin in the Stockton area.

Heroin users warned over 'harmful drugs' after sixth death

Heroin users are again being urged to be mindful of particularly harmful drugs being sold in the area after a sixth death which is suspected to be linked to the drug.

Bedlington Magistrates' Court. Image copyright Google Maps.

Man and woman due in court over kidnap of children from outside school

Two people have been charged after two children were taken from outside a school in the west Newcastle earlier this week.
The region's police forces have changed their profile pictures to the Thin Blue Line Union Jack.

Region pays respects to London colleagues in aftermath of Westminster attack

Police in the North East have sent their thoughts and prayers to the Metropolitan Police after yesterday's attack on the Palace of Westminster.
A officer stands guard outside the house raided by police in Birmingham. Photo by Press Association.

Seven arrested in raids carried out in aftermath of Westminster attack

Seven people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack, police have revealed.
A photograph of Pc Keith Palmer, issued by the Metropolitan Police, where he worked for 15 years before he was killed in the Palace of Westminster attack.

Police officer killed in Westminster attack named as 48-year-old husband and father

The bravery of a murdered police officer was hailed by colleagues, friends and the many MPs whom he was charged with protecting.

Emergency services at the scene of today's attack

Westminster attack death toll rises to five

Five people are now confirmed to have died in today's suspected terror attack at the Palace of Westminster.
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The Prime Minister addresses the media this evening

Prime Minister confirms four dead in 'sick and depraved terrorist attack' in Westminster

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that four people - including one police officer and the perpetrator - died in today's "sick and depraved" attack in Westminster.

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Hartlepool Borough Councils Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

Fly-tipping increase fears

Mail readers overwhelmingly say they believe new charges to dump DIY waste in Hartlepool will lead to a rise in fly-tipping.

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Police forensic officers close to the Palace of Westminster, London, after policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament. Pic: PA.

Terror at Westminster: Knifeman kills police officer and mows down pedestrians

Four people died in today's Westminster terror attack, including the police officer who was stabbed and his attacker, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed.
DCI Anne-Marie Salwey.

Huge rise in sex offences against children in Cleveland Police area

Child sexual offences across the UK are on the rise according to a new report from charity the NSPCC.

Police are appealing for information after two men talked an elderly woman into letting them into her home on Loyalty Close in Hartlepool.

Police appeal after pair trick their way into elderly pensioner's Hartlepool home

Police are appealing for information after two men talked an elderly woman into letting them into her home in Hartlepool.

The Premier Store in Andrew Street, Hartlepool. Picture c/o Google Maps.

Drink, cigarettes, cash and scratch cards stolen in Hartlepool shop burglary

Raiders have snatched cigarettes, alcohol, scratch cards and cash in a burglary at a convenience store.

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Sex attacker spared jail after assaulting woman urinating in back alley in Sunderland

An asylum seeker who sexually assaulted a young woman in a back alley in Sunderland city centre has been told to pay his victim just £50 in compensation.

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Fraudster tricked priest out of £17,000 life savings

A fraudster who tricked a church minister out of his life savings has been jailed for three years.

James McClean described Martin McGuinness as 'a great leader, a great hero and ... a great man'. Pic: PA.

Ex-Sunderland footballer James McClean salutes Martin McGuinness as 'a great hero'

Former Sunderland footballer James McClean has lauded ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness as a 'great hero' who did 'so much for the Irish people'.

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