Appeal for missing man!

Northumbria Police are appealing for the public to help locate a missing Washington man, who has been missing for one week.

Daniel Moir, 23, from Fatfield, Washington was last seen last tuesday at 8.30pm, he had left for a walk.

His family alerted police after he failed to return home.

Police have been searching for him for seven days.

He did not return and his family and police are concerned for him and have handed out flyers and appeal for information.

A family statement says: " Daniel you are not in trouble with anyone. Nothing that has happened is a problem. Please come home or ask for help. All of your family and friends miss you and want you home, especially Oscar our dog.

"Please pick up the phone and ring home, friends, or the police and let them know you are safe."

Daniel is around 5ft 5ins tall and of medium build. He has medium length brown hair.

When Daniel left he was wearing a black hooded top with a bright green 'Monster' logo on it, dark jeans, a black Tshirt with rubik's cubes on it and black skater trainers with bright green laces. Anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.

Tata Steel Update

Tata Steel chief executive of Tata steel Europe says.

"European steel demand this year is expected to be only two-thirds of pre-crisis levels after falls in the past two years.

"On top of the challenging economic conditions, rules covering energy and the environment in Europe and the UK threaten to impose huge additional costs on the steel industry.

"As difficult as the proposed changes are, they are intended to build a stronger future by enabling the Long Products business to compete in even the current challenging economic and regulatory conditions."

Assault at the Bongo in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault at the Bongo Nightclub in Middlesbrough.

The incident took place between 1.45am and 2.30am on Sunday 27th October.

Several people were involved in the incident, which began in the smoking area, and a 34-year-old man was bitten and injured with what is believed to be a knife.

The victim suffered serious facial injuries in the assault, which resulted in him needing 70 stitches.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact DC Joanne Hill from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Tata Steel 40 jobs at risk on Teesside!

Tata steel has confirmed that only 40 jobs will go at its Teesside Sites.

340 jobs will go at Scunthorpe and 90 at Workington.

It is believed that most of these roles will be within administration and management teams.

 

TATA Steel Could Cut 500 Teesside Jobs

Teesside Company Tata steel have announced they are to cut 500 jobs and these could be at the Teesside site.

The company has sighted weak demand for the cuts to jobs which will effect Teesside, Scunthorpe and Wokington.

Tata Steel Staff have reacted to the news telling Teesside Incidents That "staff had heard nothing, the unions haven't informed them of a thing" Another staff member told Teesside Incidents "I'm employed by Tata Steel in Teesside and haven't heard a thing".

All staff at the three sites are at risk of redundancy with 500 staff to go across all three names sites.

Teesside Incidents is hoping this fresh blow for Teesside with not take the blow of all three Tata Steel Sites announced for cut backs.

Claudia Lawrence House Search.

Police have today searched the house where Claudia Lawrence lived in hope of finding new evidence in her Heworth Road, York.

The search follows the search of the of a new Major Crime Unit at North York Police.

However detectives have made it clear the search of her property is not promoted by any new information received.

Detective Superintendant Dai Malyn, head of the Major Crime Unit said "There's no new smoking gun or startling piece of evidence. I wouldn't want people to believe that's the case. This is just part of the review process."

Mr Malyn said the search, which could last a fortnight, was the beginning of a review as part of the new team's remit to look at important cold cases.

Adding: "Most cold case review work considers forensic re-evaluation as techniques advance and this case is no different."

Claudia Lawrence house search

Police have today searched the house where Claudia Lawrence lived in hope of finding new evidence in her Heworth Road, York.

The search follows the search of the of a new Major Crime Unit at North York Police.

However detectives have made it clear the search of her property is not promoted by any new information received.

Detective Superintendant Dai Malyn, head of the Major Crime Unit said "There's no new smoking gun or startling piece of evidence. I wouldn't want people to believe that's the case. This is just part of the review process."

Mr Malyn said the search, which could last a fortnight, was the beginning of a review as part of the new team's remit to look at important cold cases.

Adding: "Most cold case review work considers forensic re-evaluation as techniques advance and this case is no different."

David Cameron to block media reporting Edward Snowden Leaks

David Cameron has announced he is deciding what action to take over newspapers publishing leaks. Cameron has warned that newspapers may be prevented from publishing sensitive intelligence stories.

The reporting of the Edward Snowden Leaks have already caused damage to the British government and now the Prime Minister is to place injunctions on the media and public from sharing such leaks.

David Cameron will choose court over the governments D-Notice advisory system.

D-Notice enables newspaper editors to run stories past the government to check whether they affect national security, although they are not bound by the advice received.

This system has been in force throughout the Guardian's publication of the Snowden leaks but it's not entirely clear that they've stopped any of the reporting.

Four dead in Britain's worst storm for years

The death toll in the St Jude storm has risen to four, in what is the worst storm to hit Britain in years.

One man and woman died when a tree collapsed on to their home causing a gas explosion. A 17 year old girl was killed when a tree fell on her caravan an another man died when his car was hit by a tree.

The storm first struck the West of England and Wales last night however did not spread north as expected.

Ex-BBC driver David Smith fails to appear in court

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a former BBC driver accused of child sexual offences, after he failed to appear at court.

David Smith, from Lewisham, south-east London, is due to stand trial for allegedly abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1984.

Judge Alistair McCreath issued the warrant for the arrest of the 66-year-old at Southwark Crown Court.

The trial is expected to start on Tuesday.

Mr Smith has been charged with two counts of indecent assault, two of indecency and one of a serious sexual offence.