A MAN accused of a string of sex offences has been moved to a secret location after a vigilante mob vandalised his house and car.
A SUCCESSFUL scheme aimed at stamping out child poverty in east Cleveland is to be introduced in another part of the borough.
FRESH efforts are being made to tackle a long-standing sewage problem in Brotton.
STORE chain Matalan Retail was fined £9,000 yesterday for selling unsafe Christmas tree lights.
A cleaning firm is to be asked to explain why a heroin addict was locked all-night in public toilets after giving himself a lethal injection.
Brothers Thomas and Harry Howell, aged six and three, enjoy one of the rides provided in a day of entertainment in Redcar High Street, organised to give bored youngsters a bit of fun. The day's events were sponsored by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's Town Centre Management, the Redcar Business Association and McDonald's. The fun included free entertainment, games, fair rides, painting, prizes, balloons, flags and a raffle.Picture: stuart boulton
The Northern Echo will publish four pages of comprehensive A-level news and results next Wednesday.
MANCHESTER United may have spent around £48m this summer, but cast-off Jonathan Greening has warned Sir Alex Ferguson he could pay a heavier price for the loss of Steve McClaren.
NEIGHBOURS and conservation watchdogs have criticised plans for a three-storey restaurant close to homes in Harrogate's conservation area.
A NORTHALLERTON student has been presented with her Duke of Edinburgh gold award at Buckingham Palace.
THREE burly men had tears in their eyes as they vowed "never again" after experiencing just a little of the pain women go through in the name of beauty.
LIBRARIES in Redcar and Cleveland are aiming to become involved in a ground-breaking partnership to help people study near their homes.
OBJECTORS to a housing scheme at School Aycliffe left Darlington town hall with a smile on their faces on Wednesday.
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TENANTS in Redcar and Cleveland are being urged not to forget to vote to decide the future of their homes.
A COUNTRYSIDE watchdog has been criticised for objecting to a proposed housing development on derelict land in Darlington.
rubbish has been turned into art to transform a derelict piece of land.
FIREFIGHTERS have helped two youngsters get a step closer to taking the holiday of a lifetime.
CHARITY cyclists have arrived back home after a 600-mile charity bicycle ride without their bikes, which have been stolen.
ALTERATIONS could be made to sea defences in an east Cleveland village following a long-running campaign by local people.
FOLLOWING concern about the provision of an alternative frozen meals on wheels' service in Teesdale, a tasting session for the new products took place this week, writes Sheila Dixon.
THE region's only privately-run child secure centre has been condemned in a Government report for "disruption and turbulence" which has dogged its first 20 months.
A VETERINARY surgery is appealing for help to find the owner of a cat with a penchant for late-night shopping.
THE foot-and-mouth crisis has delayed the introduction of Durham Police's new high-tech communication system.
Sir, - Brian Redhead's report "Think again over pub closure" (D&S, Aug 10), regarding the Milbank Arms at Well, gives a very one-sided view of the problems encountered by all village pubs.
THERE was a nailbiting climax to The Northern Echo Handicap at Redcar on Sunday when Time To Remember won in thrilling fashion.
VOLUNTEERS behind the Bedale community minibus have launched a fundraising drive to ensure that the service can continue.
MONTHS of meticulous planting and pruning will finally end today as Darlington takes its turn in the Britain in Bloom spotlight.
NEWCASTLE United has defended its good name after police revealed the club topped the list for the highest number of arrests in the Premiership last season.
THE fourth round of the Formula Rally Championship survived a last minute foot-and-mouth scare as the R&M Williams Welsh Rally went ahead, much to the relief of both organisers and competitors, last weekend.
A FORGOTTEN corner of a North-East centre for adults with learning disabilities has been transformed into a sweet smelling haven.
POWER plant giant Enron has been given back control of its plant following last week's fatal explosion that killed three men.
THE government was this week accused of betraying its promise to give the British people open and accountable administration by refusing to approve a public inquiry into its mishandling of the FMD disaster.
A GANG of teenage tearaways who terrorised the old and vulnerable was behind bars last night.
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NORTH Yorkshire had been "well and truly short changed" compared with Cumbria when it came to receiving Government cash help to deal with the effects of the foot-and-mouth crisis, it was claimed on Wednesday.
A DOUBLE-edged warning for residents and burglars is being issued.
THE show is ten minutes late starting and there is an atmosphere of panic running through the theatre foyer, with much hustling and bustling of technicians.
OLDER people with mental health problems could benefit from a multi-agency centre being planned for Redcar.
SOME of the smallest and fastest police vehicles ever built will be appearing in public this weekend.
WITH Yorkshire Day now past, and the celebrations over for another year, I was interested to hear about a proposal that, within the county of Yorkshire, their own special day (which falls on August 1) should become a local bank holiday.
THE funeral took place yesterday of another of the victims of last week's explosion at Teesside Power Station.
A NEW operator has been announced for a popular bus service which had been under threat.
THE victor in the Tyneside free newspaper war has won Government approval to acquire its defeated rival's assets.
A FORMER butler, who went to school in Yarm and attended theatre classes in Stockton and Billingham, hopes he has ironed his last newspaper after being offered a place at a London drama school.
EMERGENCY services have issued a warning about the dangers of flooding after a man and his 11-year-old nephew became stranded on an island in a fast-flowing river.