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The body of a man who was found on Saltburn cliffs still has now been identified;

Conservative Ben Houchen has been elected as Tees Valley’s first mayor;

...and Boulby Potash have spoken out about the inquest that ruled a miner who died after a gas blowout was due to "misadventure".

The body of a man who was found on Saltburn cliffs still has now been identified.

No details have been released but Cleveland Police aren't treating the death as suspicious.

Police were called on Wednesday afternoon after reports of a man seen on Huntcliff.

Emergency services found a body at the top of the cliff.

Now Middlesbrough Coroner's Office is preparing for an inquest.

 

Conservative Ben Houchen has been elected as Tees Valley’s first mayor.

He beat Redcar Labour councillor Sue Jeffrey as well as UKIP and Liberal Democrat candidates in Thursday’s vote.

We spoke to him after the announcement was made yesterday afternoon.

 

He has been tasked with improving the economy and creating jobs in Tees Valley which includes Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Darlington. He will chair the Tees Valley Combined Authority which is tasked with improving Teesside’s economy and creating jobs.

 

Boulby Potash have spoken out about the inquest that ruled a miner who died after a gas blowout was due to "misadventure".

In their statement they say their thoughts remain with John Anderson's family and friends.

The inquest on Thursday concluded that his death was "not foreseeable".

Health and safety officials claim Mr Anderson was not following safety guidelines.

However, a colleague says he was following procedures in the minutes before the blowout.


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