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Durham's police chief explains why the government should give addicts free heroin. And we meet the woman who remembers the day Hartlepool was targetted by German bombers.

29 minutes

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Mon 24 Feb 2014 19:30

Durham police chief in 'honest' drug debate

Durham police chief in 'honest' drug debate

A police chief has urged a "more sensible" approach and honest debate about tackling heroin abuse. 

Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton has said the war on drugs is failing and has called for class A drugs to be decriminalised. 

Read the full story on the BBC News website. 

Read Chris Jackson's correspondent post on the BBC website. 

Hartlepool's WW1 bombardment

Hartlepool's WW1 bombardment

The war was supposed to be over by Christmas, yet less than 10 days before that deadline Hartlepool woke up to German shells destroying their homes. 

Read Chris Jackson's correspondent blog post about the bombardment. 

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

Tour de France's Yorkshire climb

Tour de France's Yorkshire climb

With the Tour De France in Yorkshire coming to England in July, Doncaster Belles and England footballer Sue Smith swaps football boots for pedals as she attempts one of the most arduous climbs in the Grand Depart. 

The Buttertubs Pass in North Yorkshire is renowned for being a challenging 2.7-mile hill climb with steep ramps and gradients. 

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Jackson
Editor Jacqui Hodgson

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  • Mon 24 Feb 2014 19:30