The so-called “bedroom tax” is back on the agenda on Monday. Ali explains who the changes in housing benefit will affect and hears from a woman who’s happy to move to a smaller house to avoid the penalty for having a spare room – but says there aren’t any smaller homes available.
Geoff Waterfield was a vital force in the campaign to bring back steel-making to Teesside. As chair of the multi unions, he was a key figure in the campaign, but tragically died before the blast furnace was relit. On Monday morning a statue will be unveiled in his memory – Ali talks to those who knew him best
And Teesside dinner ladies are up for a prestigious cooking award – we meet them ahead of their big night.