The Probation Service inspection identified shortages of qualified officers in the North East.
Yorkshire sign South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj on a short-term deal for three County Championship matches.
Stoke sign Barnsley's Liam Lindsay for £2m, plus Adam Davies, Jordan Cousins, Nick Powell and Lee Gregory on free transfers.
A van had to swerve onto the wrong side of the road to avoid hitting the man and his dog after people parked on the pavement.
Rotherham United have signed Plymouth Argyle striker Freddie Ladapo for an undisclosed club-record fee.
David Duckenfield denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 fans in the 1989 stadium disaster.
Up to 900 bus drivers in South Yorkshire were due to take industrial action on Saturday.
The first National Problem Gambling Clinic, offering support to people aged 13 to 25, is set to open.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the stabbing in Edlington to contact them.
Police say it is "extremely" out of character for Francisco Parente to have been out of contact for so long.
Business leaders have written a letter urging the next prime minister to commit to completing HS2.
Hull City appoint Doncaster Rovers boss Grant McCann as their new head coach on a 12-month rolling contract.
Barnsley sign centre-back Mads Juel Andersen for an undisclosed fee from Danish club AC Horsens, on a four-year contract.
Joe Clarke and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Peter's owner has been told the dog's unusual "quirk" doesn't seem to be causing him any pain.
Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin are accused of murdering Tristan and Blake Barrass at a house in Sheffield.
Five years since launch, more northern children live in "poor" households, despite economic growth.
Strippers in Sheffield are fighting back against claims made by feminist campaigners that sexual acts happen in Spearmint Rhino.
League Two newcomers Salford City will face Championship club Leeds United in the Carabao Cup first round.
Doncaster Rovers sign former Leeds and Liverpool midfielder Madger Gomes on a two-year contract.