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7,000 new homes to boost Middlesbrough's falling population

3:17pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

PLANS for more than 7,000 new homes to reverse Middlesbrough's long-term population decline have been approved by the Government.

'Husky' finally evicted from 'home' by Redcar and Cleveland Council officials

The Northern Echo:

8:59am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PENSIONER who was dragged out of his property in an early-morning eviction today (Tues) said he had already lodged an appeal with the High Court.

Father slashed in face after defending his daughter

The Northern Echo: Grandfather William Nesbitt, who was slashed in the face after trying to defend his daughter

7:23pm Monday 17th November 2014

A GRANDFATHER was slashed in in the face after he tried to defend his daughter.

Cash for Kids launch ‘biggest ever’ annual toy appeal

The Northern Echo: TOY APPEAL: 4-year-old Tiffany Iley at the launch of the Cash for Kids toy appeal in Stockton.

7:21pm Monday 17th November 2014

MORE children will come down to presents under the Christmas tree this year after Cash for Kids launched its annual toy appeal.

Mystery over motorbike crash which left 21-year-old seriously injured

5:41pm Monday 17th November 2014

MYSTERY surrounds how a man ended up seriously injured on a Teesside street.

Exhibition captures gritty reality of frontline

The Northern Echo: WAR DIARY: Derek Eland and part of his exhibition at MIMA in Middlesbrough. Picture: Stuart Boulton. (12687899)

1:32pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

THE stark reality of life on the military frontline can be seen from today (Tuesday, November 11) at the mima gallery in Middlesbrough in an exhibition by official war artist Derek Eland.

Residents could face fines for wheelie bins

3:53pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

RESIDENTS in Hartlepool who fail to bring their bins in could be charged up to £85, the council has warned.

Drama students stage panto with a twist

The Northern Echo: JEKYLL AND HYDE: Claire Scott who plays Hyde in Stockton Riverside College's panto.

5:56pm Monday 10th November 2014

A CHRISTMAS panto with a twist is being performed by drama students at a Teesside college.

Old library to close in New Year

The Northern Echo: Artist's impression of the new Billingham Library

4:57pm Monday 10th November 2014

A LIBRARY in Billingham is due to close for refurbishment at the weekend while another will close permanently in the New Year.

Beacons to be the "street angels" of Redcar

The Northern Echo: STEET ANGELS: The "Redcar Beacons" volunteers

11:47am Saturday 8th November 2014

A GROUP of volunteers will took to the streets of Redcar on Friday to help revellers and the homeless stay safe.

Middlesbrough funnyman Bob Mortimer in line for honorary degree

The Northern Echo: DEGREE NOD: Bob Mortimer, who is to receive an honorary degree from Teesside University

5:23pm Monday 3rd November 2014

COMEDIAN Bob Mortimer will collect an honorary degree from Teesside University as part of this year's graduation celebrations.

Volunteers spruce up the beach

The Northern Echo: LITTER PICKERS: The Friends of Redcar clean up litter on Redcar beach. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:17pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

AN army of volunteers took to a North-East beach at the weekend to clean it up as part of an organised litter pick.

Middlesbrough teacher returns to help country torn apart by war

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough teacher Francis Hannaway during one of his trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo

5:15pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

A TEACHER who was once stranded in the Congo after working as a missionary there has decided to return to the war-ravaged country.

Witnesses urged to come forward after woman raped

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

4:36pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was raped in Hartlepool.

Series of winter races planned

The Northern Echo: Preston Hall at Preston Park, where one of the winter runs will take place

4:35pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

A SERIES of organised runs around parkland and gardens is being planned this winter.

Frenzy of twitchers descend on seaside town for glimpse of rare bird

The Northern Echo:

4:13pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

HUNDREDS of excited bird watchers have swamped a North-East golf course after a rare East Asian bird was discovered in woodland there.

Live music at beachfront fireworks

The Northern Echo: Last year's Fireworks spectacular at Seaton Carew

2:17pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

PERFORMANCES by characters from hit Disney film Frozen, a funfair and live music will precede a town's Fireworks Spectacular on Wednesday.

Tap-dancing pensioner steals top prize at fundraising talent show

The Northern Echo: Stella receives her prize from judges – L-R - Bob Storey (a former volunteer driver for Clevearc), Alan Pennock (Landlord of the Tiger Inn) and Donald Hibbert (from the local Rotary Club)

2:00pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

AN array of acts performed at a "Britain's Got Talent"-style event to raise funds for a dementia charity.

Day of events to mark town's WW1 memories

The Northern Echo: GREAT WAR: Education officer Jenny Phillips puts the finishing touches to the WWI exhibition at Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

1:06pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

OUTDOOR theatre, a museum exhibition and a book signing marked a day-long event commemorating life in Middlesbrough during the Great War.

Casino cake to help with fundraising efforts

The Northern Echo: PLACE BETS: The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Stockton Coun Ian and Nuala Dalgarno accept this roulette game cake at the reopening of Oakfield sofastore in Portrack Retail Park. From left are cake artist Lee Binch, Nuala and Ian Dalgarno and store mamager

12:38pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

A HUGE casino-themed cake was presented to the Deputy Mayor of Stockton at the weekend to help with fundraising efforts.

Celebration of industrial heritage

12:25pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S legacy as a Victorian industrial powerhouse has been celebrated by historians.

Hat-trick of football writers give pre-match talk

6:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TRIO of Teesside football writers are holding a discussion on the beautiful game ahead of this Saturday's Boro match.

Fly killer caused historic hall blaze

The Northern Echo: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FLY zapper is believed to have started the fire which devastated Crathorne Hall Hotel earlier this month.

New director appointed at mima

The Northern Echo: mima's new director Alistair Hudson

2:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FORMER curator of the Government Art Collection has been appointed as the new director of mima.

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.

X-Factor's Kerrianne plans pre-Christmas gigs

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

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NORTH-East singing hopeful who narrowly missed out on a place in the X-Factor live finals is planning a series of pre-Christmas gigs.

MP's anger at "profiteering" over hospital car park

The Northern Echo: PARKING CHARGE: The car park at North Tees Hospital in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN MP has condemned a new hospital parking regime after patients were hit with fines of up to £70.

Onesie party for Children In Need

11:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

STOCKTON'S High Street will be sea of "onesies" as part of a Children in Need fundraiser next month.

Inventor designs flashing dashboard 'Think Bike' reminder to save lives

The Northern Echo: THINK BIKE: Stehen Butler and his flashing dash board safety light. Picture: STUART BOULTON (11463117)

2:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN inventor has developed a device which he believes could help cut down on the number of motorcyclists killed on the roads.

Futuristic show inspired by Stockton's homeless

The Northern Echo: Jennifer Nevin and Mike Auger performing in Eden

2:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A FUTURISTIC show set on the brink of a nuclear war in 2044 was inspired by homelessness in a North-East town.

50 new homes for elderly and vulnerable

2:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ALMOST 50 new homes will be built for vulnerable adults and the elderly near Middlesbrough.

Wheelchair user to make bus complaint after being denied a seat

The Northern Echo: BUS COMPAINT: Andrew Cheape with his partner Amanda Chambers

1:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CEREBRAL palsy sufferer had to get off an Arriva bus after the driver refused to help him clear the disabled area.

Refugee project to be led by Middlesbrough

5:17pm Monday 13th October 2014

A NORTH-East town with the largest proportion of asylum seekers in the country is to lead a regional project to show the impact of refugees.

Middlesbrough "not another Rotherham" says Mayor

The Northern Echo: RAISING CASH: Ray Mallon

6:57pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH is not another Rotherham, mayor Ray Mallon insisted today (Tuesday, October 7) - but admitted there was a "significant problem" with child sexual exploitation in the town.

Husky barricades himself in against bailiffs

The Northern Echo: STAYING PUT: John Petch, aka Husky, looks out for High Court sheriffs from his Dormanstown home after being threatened with eviction by Redcar and Cleveland council. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:51pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A PENSIONER today (Tuesday, October 7) barricaded himself in to stop bailiffs taking his vast collection of vintage farm machinery and evicting him from his home.

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.

Shivering pensioner with broken wrist had to wait nearly two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance

The Northern Echo: (11113303)

6:03am Monday 6th October 2014

THE ambulance service came under fire again last night after a grandmother was left lying on the ground waiting for paramedics for almost two-and-a-half hours.

Brave Missy enjoys special party before major brain surgery

The Northern Echo: BIRTHDAY GIRL:Missy Russell had her birthday party at Middlesbrough Town Hall today before she goes to Oxford for major surgery she is pictured with mum Kirsty and brother Jason. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:55pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A LITTLE girl about to undergo brain surgery for a rare and incurable condition enjoyed a huge birthday party in a "castle" today (Sunday, October 5).

90-year-old celebrates 40 years of RNLI service

The Northern Echo: Edgar Atkinson receives his Certificate of thanks from Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, Mike Craddy

12:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE 90-year-old treasurer of Hartlepool's RNLI celebrated his birthday - and 40 years' service with the charity.

Glamour high tea raises cash for charity

The Northern Echo: Ladies enjoy their charity high tea at Crathorne Hall

5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

LADIES from across the region donned heels, hats and fascinators for a charity Afternoon High Tea on Sunday.

STOLEN JEWELLERY POLICE APPEAL

4:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing distinctive jewellery stolen from Norton, near Stockton. The items, which were bought in Dubai, were stolen from an address on Lorrain Grove. It is not known when they were taken. They are described as a bear's claw necklace with a turquoise and coral stone, a 14-carat gold ring with a sapphire, an Ethopian silver chain, an 18-carat gold foxtail chain with two pendants - one an Arabic coffee pot and one an 18-carat Ethiopian figurehead. Anyone who might know the whereabouts of these items is asked to contact PC Cheryl Hall on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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.

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