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Live News: October 16, 2012
11:27am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
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Just finished subbing the article for this weekend's Car Torque feature. BBC Business correspondent and Teesside lass Steph McGovern is in the spotlight.
SUSPICIOUS CAR REPORTS: Cleveland Police is investigating reports of a suspicious car sighted near schools in Middlesbrough.
Just been told the Great North Air Ambulance is back in business after having a dodgy door fixed. Matt Westcott, assistant news editor
Just taken part in a lively Twitter debate #ciprnelive on how we use social media in the world of press and pr. At one point we were trending sixth on the UK leaderboard.
Neptune statue in Durham Market Place is surrounded by scaffolding having been hit by a vehicle this morning.
The plinth is damaged, the statue itself not damaged.
Slithery goings-on in York.
Locals have been put on the alert and asked to keep their eyes peeled for a snake that's believed to be on the loose.
A female, black and white California King Constrictor - some three-and-a-half feet long - escaped from a house in The Crescent, off Blossom Street on Monday night.
Sadly, unless it has found somewhere warm to shelter, it could have died because of the cold weather.
The creature is not poisonous or aggressive and anyone who sees it should contact the police on 101.
King snakes are not poisonous or aggressive and pose little risk to humans.
Police are appealing to anyone who sees the snake to contact them on 101.
The Great North Air Ambulance has been temporarily grounded at Durham Tees Valley Aiport due to a fault with its door. Matt Westcott, assistant news editor.
Just had news that Darlington Football Club's match against Celtic Nation tonight has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch. Matt Westcott, assistant news editor
Horrific story coming in at the North Yorkshire office about a cat that was shot dead in Topcliffe, near Thirsk.
The pet had been shot with pellets from a BB gun at least 10 times and police are appealing to the public to help find whoever was responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to call Thirsk police on 101, choose option 2 and ask for Duncan Pears.