Chris Jackson investigates the claims made by a North Yorkshire citizens blog - and we find out what the future holds for Dunston Staithes in Gateshead.
You can't miss the Dunston Coal Staithes. Iconic, massive and in need of tender loving care.
It dominates the horizon along the banks of the Tyne, a powerful symbol of the region's industrial might.
Read more about plans to conserve the staithes on Chris Jackson's correspondent blog post.
Former Scarborough Mayor Jaconelli sex abuse claims
Inside Out investigates allegations made by Real Whitby, the online blog site, that the former Scarborough mayor, Peter Jaconelli, was a child abuser.
Real Whitby claims that he was well known to the police as a paedophile but was protected because of his status as a wealthy businessman and respected political figure.
Inside Out's Chris Jackson tests the allegations and speaks to some of the alleged victims who claimed they were abused by Peter Jaconelli.
Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.