Capital Reports: North East

19 September 2018, 11:30 | Updated: 19 September 2018, 11:32

North East top stories

Everything you need to know happening in the North East right now

Wednesday 19th September

Storm Ali 

A caravan with a woman inside's been blown off a cliff in Ireland - as Storm Ali hits the UK.

Winds of 88 miles an hour have been recorded.

Forecasters are warning of a potential risk to life - here in the north east we've got an amber warning of strong winds.

Drink Spiking

The number of reports police get of "drink spiking" have more than doubled in 3 years.

In Durham it's gone up by more than 4 times since 2015.

New Tesco Stores

Tesco is going to open a new chain of discount stores called Jack's.

The first branch will open tomorrow in Immingham in North East Lincolnshire.

They're trying to compete with Aldi and Lidl.