Woman bailed after arrest over Middlesbrough house death

A woman arrested in connection with the death of a man at a house in Middlesbrough has been released on bail.

Police were called to an address on Beaumont Road at about 16:00 BST on Tuesday.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, has not been named by police, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cleveland Police said a woman who had been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences had now been released on bail.

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    Conditions will dry later 17:55: Hannah Bayman BBC Weather presenter

    It'll be cloudy and rather mild with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy at times. Shortly after midnight conditions will start to dry up and become clearer, leading to a chilly end to the night in rural inland areas such as Hamsterley.

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    Getting it right 17:48: Julie Smith BBC Look North

    Hear about the new approach to mental health being brought to Durham by ARCH Recovery College. Watch Look North at 18:30 on BBC One or catch up here.

    ARCH Recovery College
    Sunderland unbeaten in last 12 17:42:

    Head-to-head: Stoke have won both of their previous matches against Sunderland in the League Cup.

    Their last meeting was a second-round tie in 1978, which Stoke won 2-0.

    Stoke v Sunderland

    Sunderland are unbeaten in their last 12 encounters with Stoke City on home soil (W7, D5), though all of these were in league competition.

    Illegal tip closures double 17:33:

    The number of illegal tips being closed down in the North East has doubled in the last two years.

    An illegal dumping ground

    But people living close to these unlicensed waste disposal operators say the authorities are far too slow to act and leave them living in misery for many months.

    Warning over power line damage 17:18:

    Youths are putting themselves at risk by throwing tree branches on to electricity lines, police in County Durham have warned.

    They say there have been a series of occasions in Bishop Auckland in the last few months when cables have been damaged.

    As well as the "potential life-threatening consequences" of these actions, it is having an impact on the operation of Newfield sewage treatment works. There are more patrols in the area and a programme to educate local people about the dangers.

    News on the hour 17:00:

    The top local headlines at 17:00 include:

    Sunderland v Stoke in numbers 16:47:

    Match facts: Sunderland scored at least two goals in five of the seven matches they played in the League Cup last season.

    On their way to reaching Wembley, they defeated three other Premier League teams - Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester United.

    Sunderland have only reached the fourth round of the League Cup four times in the last 11 seasons.

    Dog attack man still in hospital 16:34:

    A 47-year-old man who was attacked by two of his American Bulldogs while walking them in County Durham remains in hospital with serious arm injuries.

    Police firearms officers shot one of the dogs dead shortly after the incident in Priors Grange, High Pittington. The other dog was captured and taken to police kennels. Its future "is still to be decided", police said.

    Priors Grange

    Officers say the man also owns of a number of other dogs and these are being cared for and are not considered banned breeds under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

    Family throws flowers into sea 16:21: Peter Harris Look North

    The family of 32-year-old father-of-two Alex Hardy from Stockton, who died in the sea off Hendon in Sunderland, have this afternoon thrown flowers into the water near the spot where he died.

    Mr Hardy had gone into the water to rescue his dog yesterday. His body was recovered this morning. Sunderland RNLI has warned against going into the water to rescue dogs which, as in this case, often make their own way out on their own.

    Man killed in sea named 16:11: Peter Harris Look North

    A man killed in the sea at Hendon in Sunderland was 32-year-old father of two Alex Hardy, the BBC has learned.

    Mr Hardy had gone into the water to rescue his dog yesterday. His body was recovered this morning. His partner also went in but survived the incident after being pulled unconscious from the sea by a lifeboat crew.

    Mr Hardy's mum told the BBC her son could not swim and had lost his life trying to help the dog.

    News on the hour 15:53:

    The top local headlines at 16:00 include:

    Green firm eyes Asian move 15:40: The Journal Newspaper

    Green energy specialists Proton Power Systems are eyeing Asian markets with their revolutionary products.

    Armed men in raid on flats 15:27:

    Three armed men went into a block of flats in Claremont Terrace in Sunderland at 05:00 this morning and forced their way into one of the properties.

    They searched the flat, which had a woman and two men inside, and left with cash and personal effects.

    The raiders had their faces covered and wore gloves. One was armed with a hammer and a knife. No-one was injured. The attackers left and then went into another flat and stole items from inside, again the occupant, a man, wasn't injured.

    Boro v Liverpool in numbers 15:15:

    Match facts: Middlesbrough have won five of their last six away League Cup ties. Boro won the most recent clash between themselves and Liverpool in 2009 (2-0 in the Premier League at the Riverside Stadium).

    They have won their last three matches, scoring seven goals and conceding just once, and Grant Leadbitter has scored seven goals in his last eight matches.

    Grant Leadbitter
    News on the hour 14:57:

    The top local headlines at 15:00 include:

    Sunderland v Stoke 14:40:

    Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is likely to miss out with a calf strain as the Black Cats host Stoke in the third round of the League Cup tonight, while Emanuele Giaccherini and Ricardo Alvarez are also injury doubts.

    Costel Pantilimon

    Manager Gus Poyet will make changes with Costel Pantilimon, Billy Jones and Sebastian Coates expected to feature.

    Krul, Cisse and Gouffran out of Cup game 14:29: Matthew Raisbeck BBC Newcastle

    Newcastle United's Tim Krul, Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran are ill and will miss tomorrow's League Cup tie at Crystal Palace.

    Quad bike rider killed 14:12: Newcastle Chronicle
    News on the hour 13:59:

    The top local headlines at 14:00 include:

    Share your views 13:51:

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    Roy Chubby Brown gets wrong ticket 13:41: Northern Echo Newspaper
    Haltwhistle's sigh of relief 13:26: Peter Harris Look North

    The village of Haltwhistle in Northumberland, nicknamed the "centre of Britain", is breathing a sigh of relief after Scotland voted against independence.

    Had voters chosen to split up the UK, the centre of England, Wales and Northern Ireland would have moved south, costing Haltwhistle its claim to fame.

    A Halthwhistle sign

    I've spoken to local business owner Richard Skeet. Watch Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.

    Liverpool v Middlesbrough 13:13:

    Middlesbrough travel to Liverpool tonight for their League Cup third round match.

    Middlesbrough midfielder Dean Whitehead is suspended after his red card in the 4-0 win over Brentford on Saturday.

    But centre-back Daniel Ayala is available again after a ban. There will be full commentary and build-up on BBC Tees from 19:00.

    News on the hour 12:59:

    The top local headlines at 13:00 include:

    Man killed in Spine Road crash 12:51:

    A man has died after the quad bike he was driving crashed on the northbound Spine Road near Bedlington in Northumberland, a mile north of the Bebside roundabout.

    The road reopened at 11:30. Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 158.

    New college opens 12:40: Julie Smith BBC Look North

    A new college for mental health workers and patients has opened in County Durham.

    The ARCH Recovery college will see mental health workers and patients together in the classroom as students and equals.

    People with cake

    The aim is to allow people with mental health issues to live within the limits of their illness. I'll have more on this story on BBC Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.

    A189 reopens following collision 12:27:

    Northumbria Police tweets: The A189 northbound near #Bedlington has now reopened following collision. Please be patient as traffic backlog clears.

    Light rain could become heavier 12:14: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Some patchy light rain will linger in the area. It will become locally heavy later over the Pennines. Temperatures will be close to average.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum Temperature: 16C (61F). Check today's forecast near you.

    News on the hour 12:00:

    The top local headlines at 12:00 include:

    Last match of the cricket season 11:41: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    Beginning my day in the leafy Lickey Hills, in Worcestershire, ahead of Warwickshire v Durham.

    It's a leafy day for the last game of the season. Listen to live commentary or keep up with the live scorecard.

    More on body found 11:29:

    A body has been found during the search for a man who went missing yesterday after entering the water with a woman while trying to save their pet dog.

    The woman was rescued and the dog was unharmed, however the search for the man by police and the coastguard continued this morning. Next of kin are being informed, police said.

    Search at Hendon
    Body found in search for man BREAKING NEWS

    A body has been discovered on a beach near Ocean Road in Grangetown, Sunderland, Northumbria Police say.

    Officers were searching for a man who had gone missing in the sea off Hendon.

    Winning £4.5m 'wonderful feeling' 11:18:

    A couple from Billingham who won £4.5m on the lottery say the cash "will not change them".

    Mary Graham said: "Denis came to tell me we'd won but he was very calm. If we'd won the jackpot as he said I'd expect him to be leaping around with delight so I really didn't believe him at first, but I think he was just in a state of shock, as was I.

    Denis and Mary Graham

    "It's such a wonderful feeling but we're determined that this won't change us and plan to enjoy the feeling of winning."

    The winning Lotto numbers on Wednesday 17 September were 9, 19, 22, 34, 41, 46 and the bonus ball was 6.

    Billingham couple win £4.5m

    A retired couple from Billingham in Stockton are celebrating after they won the Lotto jackpot in the quadruple rollover draw on Wednesday, landing them £4,570,887.

    Former welder Denis Graham and his wife Mary, a retired health care assistant, have played The National Lottery for almost 20 years, using the same numbers throughout.

    Mary and Denis Graham

    Mary said: "We'll certainly be treating our sons and grandchildren, we can now make sure they are secure for life. I'm not keen on flying so we might look into a few nice breaks at home - we both love the Lake District but I'm not ruling out a cruise either!" The winning ticket was bought from Martins newsagents in Billingham.

    News on the hour 11:00:

    The top local headlines at 11:00 include:

    Car rolls over in Northumberland 10:47:

    A car has rolled over leaving a person with serious injuries.

    The A189 northbound carriageway is closed after the collision on the northbound Spine Road, a mile north of the Bebside roundabout at 06:46.

    A diversion is in place off the A189 on to the B1331. The road will be closed for some time and drivers should seek alternatives routes if possible. More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

    Scrap Police and Crime Commissioners? 10:33:

    The Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says Police and Crime Commissioners should be scrapped.

    They were elected in 2012 across England and Wales to make forces more accountable and give the public more of a say in how they're run. Northumbria's PCC is Vera Baird; Durham's is Ron Hogg.

    Should PCCs be scrapped? And what's the best way of policing the police? Call BBC Newcastle on 0191 232 6565 or join the conversation on Facebook.

    Nurse sacked over Rihanna comments 10:21: The Gazette Newspaper

    A James Cook Hospital children's nurse has been sacked over online comments on homosexuality, Islam and disabled people.

    Police continue A189 investigation 10:08:

    Northumbria Police tweets: We're still dealing with a collision on the A189 near #Bedlington. Please co-operate with diversions & help us keep traffic flowing.

    We hope to reopen the A189 northbound near #Bedlington later this morning once it is safe to do so.

    News on the hour 09:59:

    The top local headlines at 10:00 include:

    'Peace and tranquillity' 09:42: Cara Thorpe BBC Newcastle

    Is Northumberland the best county for a holiday? It's been shortlisted in that category in the British Travel Awards but it's got strong competition from the likes of Cumbria, Cornwall and Devon.


    Jude Leitch is from Northumberland Tourism and says: "There's always a surprise for people, we've still got the beautiful beaches, the wonderful scenery, fabulous hotels and wonderful things to do but what people will find when they get here is the peace and tranquillity that we offer as well."

    Write a Ceefax match report 09:29:
    Sell off County Hall? 09:17: Anthony Day BBC Newcastle

    Like many councils, Northumberland County Council is having to make big savings over the next few years - about £130m.

    So it's come up with a radical idea to sell off County Hall in Morpeth and move to Ashington.

    County Hall in Morpeth

    Councillors will be pouring over a report which suggests there are huge economic benefits to the plans.

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    News on the hour 08:52:

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: An independent report into plans to move the headquarters of Northumberland County Council from Morpeth to Ashington says it could save the authority at least £10m over 25 years.
    • BBC Tees: Business owners in Redcar are calling for a reduction in parking charges to encourage more trade in the town.
    GP surgeries public meeting 08:42: Hannah McMahon BBC Tees

    A public meeting is to be held near Middlesbrough tonight for people worried about the future of GP surgeries.

    The meeting at Hemlington Library follows the recent announcement that the area's only GP surgery is to close after having £4m spent on it.

    Three other surgeries in Hemlington have closed in recent years, affecting 15,000 patients.

    Top headlines
    Search to resume for missing man 08:27:

    A man is missing after wading into the sea off Sunderland trying to rescue his dog.

    A man and a woman, both aged in their 30s, had gone into the water to retrieve the dog and had got into trouble at about 16:25 yesterday. The woman was treated in hospital for treatment for hypothermia. The dog was unharmed.

    Search in Sunderland

    The coastguard searched for the man in the sea late into the night and will resume their search this morning, along with Northumbria Police divers.

    Dry with rain later 08:12: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Starting mainly dry, with some brightness across eastern areas. Cloud will soon thicken to bring outbreaks of rain. The rain may become locally heavy over the Pennines this afternoon. Temperatures will be close to average.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F). Check today's forecast near you.

    Accident closes Northumberland road 08:04:

    The A189 in Bedlington is closed and there's queuing traffic northbound between the A1147 junction and North Seaton roundabout because of an accident involving car and a motorbike. A diversion is in operation via the A1147 through Bomarsund then on to the A196 and B1334.

    The A192 Castle Square in Morpeth is closed and there's slow traffic in both directions between the Goose Hill junction and the A197 junction because of an accident involving a vehicle. More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

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