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Force silent on racism inquiry

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CLEVELAND Police has refused to say if its Assistant Chief Constable Sean White has been interviewed as part of a probe into racism.

Dormanstown pensioner "Husky" ties himself to fence after refusing to leave council-owned property

The Northern Echo:

5:55pm Monday 6th October 2014

A PENSIONER has tied himself to the fence and is refusing to leave a council-owned building which houses his huge collection of vintage farm machinery.

Vandals start ship blaze

The Northern Echo: HM Bark Endeavour.  (10681615)

6:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Vandals have caused more than £2,000 of damage to a replica of Captain Cook's most famous ship in Stockton.

Headstone fundraiser for tragic student

The Northern Echo: (l-r) Hannah Shakiba, Richard Kilty and Luke Kilty at the fundraiser at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton

5:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A STUDENT who tragically drowned in the River Tees can now have a headstone after a fundraising evening.

Bunnyland transformed into Middle Earth

The Northern Echo: FAMILY CHOICE: Carol Hopkinson and Karl Wragg with (left) Rosalie, Holly and baby Poppy, three of their five children who inspired their business

2:48pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CORNER of the region is to be transformed into Middle Earth - as plans for seven hobbit homes get underway.

Rescue operation after pleasure fishing boat sunk by large wave

The Northern Echo:

3:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THREE men were rescued off the North-East coast after a pleasure fishing boat was sunk by a large wave at the weekend.

Timeline of Marske's history unveiled

The Northern Echo: WINKIES TIMELINE:Winkies Castle Folk Museum, Marske by the Sea unveiled its new Timeline Interpretation Panel  by the Chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Mrs Norah Cooney and Ian AndersonPresident of Friends of Winkies Castle museum. Picture:SARAH CAL

6:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW timeline which depicts events in the history of an East Cleveland town has been installed in a museum.

Student's industrial paintings given to youth centre

The Northern Echo: Kiera Birkenshaw with one of her industrial paintings

5:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FINE art student who paints industrial landscapes has donated some of her work to a youth centre in Middlesbrough.

107-year-old dream becomes reality at famous landmark

The Northern Echo: The Ferry Sub-Committee report from 1907 when a lift for the Transporter Bridge was first raised as an issue.

1:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 107-year-old dream has been realised with the installation of a tourist lift on Teesside's most famous landmark.

Troublesome tenant evicted after drugs raid

The Northern Echo: Photo caption: Liz Chard and Sgt Stephen Williams-Reader have made a real difference to residents on the streets around Parkfield in Stockton.

1:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TENANT has been evicted and drugs and cash recovered from a Stockton house after a joint operation between police and a social landlord.

New "free school" opens in abandoned factory

5:34pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE opening of a new free school in the region on Monday (September 15) was "an incredibly proud moment", a long time campaigner said.

From roadie to foodie

The Northern Echo: Graham Ford, former roadie who has set up a chilli sauce business

6:34pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A FORMER roadie with cult indie band The House of Love has turned his hand to making chilli sauce for a living.

Charity shop remnants given makeover

The Northern Echo: Cleveland College of Art & Design up-cycled dresses modelled at a Teesside Hospice fundraiser.

6:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

DESIGN students have given a modern-day makeover to charity remnants.

Patient left on ground for over an hour while waiting for ambulance

The Northern Echo: Concerns raised over ambulance response times

9:02pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was left lying on the ground after a fall for over an hour while she waited for an ambulance, The Northern Echo has learned.

Speeding clampdown catches 357 motorists

The Northern Echo: MAN ARRESTED: Man arrested in connection with double assault in Hartlepool

4:41pm Monday 8th September 2014

SIXTY-nine people were caught speeding by police in one hour on a stretch of road on Teesside as part of a summer clampdown.

125 years since League kicked off

The Northern Echo: KICK OFF: Mike Howling, grandsin of Teddy Howling, at the 125th anniversary of The Northern League exhibition. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10080736)

6:43am Monday 8th September 2014

THE world's second oldest football league - The Northern League - celebrated its 125th birthday in Teesside yesterday (Sunday, September 7).

Joke book leads to NATO award for eight-year-old

The Northern Echo: Grace Franklin, Michaela Coplen (a US Point of Light), Michael Fallon and Commanding Officer Rich Atkinson of HMS Duncan

7:45pm Sunday 7th September 2014

AN eight-year-old girl has been given a prestigious award at the NATO summit - for her charity joke book.

Simon Cowell steps in to save contestant's day job

The Northern Echo: SIMON SAYS: X Factor hopeful Kerianne Covell performs in front of Simon Cowell

5:58pm Sunday 7th September 2014

MUSIC mogul Simon Cowell stepped in to ensure an X Factor hopeful would keep her day job after she feared she would be sacked.

Blood cancer survivor completes Bikeathon

The Northern Echo: CHARITY CYCLE: Blood cancer survivor Lindsey Blackburn

4:39pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A BLOOD cancer survivor has celebrated six years in remission by completing London's largest charity bike ride.

Firefighters head to Zimbabwe as part of charity partnershiup

The Northern Echo: Mike Dayson with equipment on his previous Operation Florian mission to Zimbabwe

3:07pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FOUR Cleveland firefighters are heading to Zimbabwe to help train over 100 firefighters there.

Ambulances diverted to life-threatening incidents

The Northern Echo: A SLEEK new type of emergency ambulance is being brought into operation. The German-made ambulances, which are built byMercedes, will be introduced in the next few weeks. The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is the first in the UK to switch to the new

3:03pm Sunday 7th September 2014

LABOUR politicians have spoken out about ambulance resources after patients with minor injuries were taken to hospital by bus following an accident.

Fewer strays on streets thanks to microchipping, says charity

2:04pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THE number of stray and abandoned dogs in the region dropped in the last year thanks to microchipping, an animal charity has revealed.

Family pet missing for over a week

7:03pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FAMILY has been searching day and night for their beloved golden cocker spaniel who has been missing for over a week.

Girlfriend of drowned man killed herself, inquest finds

The Northern Echo: John Paul Conley and his girlfriend Kate Downey

5:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE broken-hearted girlfriend of a man who drowned in Laos took her own life months later, an inquest heard.

Family fun in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Castlegate Community Carnival was held in the Parish gardens in Stockton on Saturday. Organised by the Castlegate Centre's charitable arm, Hampers from the Heart, it was a free event for the community. The Mayor of Stockton Cllr Barbara Inman hands ou

2:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 150 families gathered together for a day of family fun in Stockton.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Digger-mad two year-old's dream comes true

The Northern Echo: BOY AT WORK: Two and a half year old Benny Paterson is granted his wish of looking around the vehicles at Biffa Municipal's Skippers Lane depot in Middlesbrough.  He is pictured behind the wheel of a 436 shovel JCB.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A DIGGER-mad two-year-old's dreams came true today (Monday, August 18) when staff at a recycling depot allowed him on a special visit to drive one of their JCBs.

Middlesbrough author raised by nuns pens second book on her colourful life

The Northern Echo: MANCHESTER MEMOIRS: Anne Fothergill with her new book 'Don't let the riff-raff in'.

1:01pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN author brought up by nuns in a Catholic orphanage in Middlesbrough before living in a boarding house with prostitutes and thieves has written a second book about her colourful life.

Police raise concerns over missing 16-year-old

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

5:09pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE have raised concerns about a 16-year-old who has gone missing from Teesside.

Spate of car break-ins

3:34pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THIEVES have stolen wallets and mobile phones in a spate of car break-ins across the Billingham area.

Trading standards officers warning on free trials

2:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TRADING standards officers in the region are warning against online "free trials" when shopping online.

Concerns raised about anti-social behaviour

1:03pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A COUNCIL leader has demanded more help from police in tackling increasing anti-social behaviour in Hartlepool.

Couple win £111,000 in Lotto draw

The Northern Echo: LOTTO WIN: Emma Coulson and Robert Silcox celebrate their lottery success. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:17pm Monday 11th August 2014

A HAIRDRESSER can put money worries behind her after scooping £111,812 in the National Lottery.

Costumier lands first job with Hollywood stars

4:40pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST graduate has been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars after joining the crew of a new British comedy film.

Children's author finds market in Norway

4:35pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST author's books about life on the oil rigs have been published in Norway.

Dancers bring colour and music to streets

The Northern Echo: FOLKLORE FESTIVAL: The Billingham Folklore Festival opened today.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:48pm Sunday 10th August 2014

HUNDREDS of dancers from all over the world brought music and colour to the streets of a Teesside town as part of a 50-year-old festival.

80-year-old scoops £500,000 jackpot

The Northern Echo: 80-year-old Rachel Gibson Fullerton, who won £500,000 on the Thunderball jackpot

1:06pm Sunday 10th August 2014

AN 80-year-old woman scooped the top prize in the National Lottery's Thunderball game - and celebrated with a nice cup of tea.

Met to investigate "destroy" order from senior policeman

The Northern Echo: FACING PROBE: Cleveland Police’s assistant chief constable Sean White.

6:32am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CLAIMS that a top officer at Cleveland Police ordered staff to "destroy" an ethnic minority officer after he admitted being a whistleblower on racism are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

Coroner merger could be approved by end of year

The Northern Echo: RETIRED: Former Teesside coroner Michael Sheffield

8:17pm Monday 4th August 2014

TWO Coroner services could merge as part of a plan to save £230,000 a year.

Work begins on £18m sports village

The Northern Echo: Artist impression of the new Prissick Sports Village

5:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

WORK on an £18m state-of-the-art sports development in Middlesbrough began this week.

Festival a success once more, say organisers

The Northern Echo: The finale parade at Stockton International Riverside Festival

4:48pm Monday 4th August 2014

FIFTEEN thousand people turned out on Stockton's Riverside to watch giant puppets, music and pyrotechnics bring Europe's largest free international arts festival to an end.

Senior police officers at Cleveland Police accused of conspiring to cover up institutional racism

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer

9:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CLAIMS that senior officers at Cleveland Police conspired to cover up institutional racism will be investigated by an external police force, it has emerged.

Hate attacks on British Muslims up, say North-East academics

The Northern Echo: DEMONSTRATION: English Defence League supporters shout abuse at a group of muslims during their march through Middlesbrough town centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (7647213)

7:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

HATE attacks on Muslims in Britain quadrupled in the months after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby last year, a study by North-East academics has found.

VIDEO: Anger as English Defence League protest in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: DEMONSTRATION: English Defence League supporters shout abuse at a group of muslims during their march through Middlesbrough town centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (7647215)

5:12pm Sunday 29th June 2014

DEMONSTRATIONS by the English Defence League and opponents of the organisation brought parts of Middlesbrough to a standstill at the weekend. Reporter Julia Breen reports from within both groups.

Arson investigation as fire rips through Tall Trees hotel - video

The Northern Echo: Fire crews at the scene Pic: Julia Breen

10:08am Sunday 29th June 2014

A POLICE arson investigation is underway tonight after a blaze ripped through part of an empty hotel and former nightclub in the early hours of this morning.

Police content after far-right march and counter demonstration in Middlesbrough result in just two arrests

The Northern Echo: The anti-EDL demonstration passes down Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough

6:34pm Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO men have been arrested following a demonstration by the far-right English Defence League on the streets of Middlesbrough today (SATURDAY).

Boat crew's terrifying ordeal

The Northern Echo: l-r Daniel Westmorland, Neil Westmorland, and two Coastguards at Redcar

7:21pm Sunday 15th June 2014

A BUILDER and his son had an "extremely lucky escape" after a freak fishing boat accident saw them thrown into the North Sea without lifejackets.

Police release image of man they want to speak to over Middlesbrough sex attack on grandmother

The Northern Echo: Police wish to speak to this man

1:52pm Saturday 14th June 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a sex attack on a grandmother have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

Police in talks with EDL as hundreds of far-right activists plan to demonstrate in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: EDL supporters gather outside Central Station

6:41pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

POLICE are in talks with far-right activists over plans for hundreds of marchers to take to the streets of Teesside at the end of the month.

UPDATE: Man killed by train near Eaglescliffe was east Cleveland man in his 30s

The Northern Echo: British Transport Police

1:26pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A PERSON who died after being hit by a train last night (June 9) was a man in his 30s, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

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