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Controversy over proposals for former pub site

The Northern Echo: HOMES: The Layfield Arms pub in Yarm, which could be converted into five flats and a shop

1:47pm Friday 28th August 2015

PLANS to build nine homes on the site of a former pub in Yarm have met with opposition from residents.

Cleveland Police facing three more racism claims from officers

The Northern Echo: TRIBUNAL: Nadeem Saddique, who has taken Cleveland Police to an employment tribunal.

4:02am Thursday 27th August 2015

A POLICE force hit by racism allegations is facing another legal fight after three officers launched claims of discrimination.

Man dragged along wall in targeted hit and run

The Northern Echo:

3:20am Thursday 27th August 2015

A CAR mounted the pavement and hit a man, dragging him along a wall by his leg, before driving off, in what was believed to be a targeted attack.

Seaside-themed crafts at shopping centre

The Northern Echo: SEASIDE CRAFTS: Twins Leighton-James Harper and Kianna-Mae Harper, four, with their crafts

2:08pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

CHILDREN got creative at a seaside crafts workshop in Castlegate Shopping Centre in Stockton.

Leap of faith on high trapeze

The Northern Echo: LEAP OF FAITH:  Vicky Smith tackles the trapeze, one of The King’s Academy’s fundraising challenges for Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK

5:37pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

FUNDRAISERS scaled a 30ft telegraph pole and took a leap of faith as part of a Race for Life event.

Mondeo driver urged to come forward after hit and run left man with a broken elbow

The Northern Echo: Mondeo driver urged to come forward after hit and run left man with a broken elbow

1:04pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A MAN in his 40s suffered a broken elbow in a hit and run collision yesterday (Monday).

Warning after potentially harmful medicine left at bus stop

The Northern Echo: TABLETS WARNING: File picture of medication. Cleveland Police warned medication which was accidentally left at a hospital bus stop could be harmful if taken.

1:03pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

POLICE warned today (Tuesday) that a bag containing potentially harmful medication had been lost.

Man suffered broken cheekbone after being attacked from behind

The Northern Echo: CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

12:10am Tuesday 25th August 2015

A 50-YEAR-OLD man was treated for a broken cheekbone after being attacked from behind.

Merger could provide "shot in the arm" to help region's skills shortages

The Northern Echo: MERGER: L-R Frank Ramsay, Chief Executive, NETA Training Trust, and Phil Cook, Principal/Chief Executive, Stockton Riverside College.

5:07pm Monday 24th August 2015

A NEW merger aims to help tackle the region's skills shortages in engineering and construction industries.

Community garden given a makeover

The Northern Echo: CITIZENS: A youngster helps out at Prissick Base on a previous National Citizen Service scheme.

10:52am Monday 24th August 2015

A NEW-look community garden, which has been given a makeover by young people, will be unveiled at a launch event next month.

Woman sexually assaulted on bus on busy high street

The Northern Echo: Woman sexually assaulted on bus on busy high street

4:56pm Friday 21st August 2015

A YOUNG woman was sexually assaulted on a bus in the middle of a busy high street.

Storytelling and pirates at Redcar Beacon

The Northern Echo: The Redcar Beacon

4:38pm Friday 21st August 2015

STORYTELLING and a pirate event will be held in a North-East coastal town this weekend.

Leaning excitedly to the left

The Northern Echo:

1:54pm Thursday 20th August 2015

JEREMY CORBYN: the joke candidate, the one persuaded to stand as Labour leader as a bit of a laugh, to be paraded around in a dunce’s hat before skipping back into obscurity, all in the name of democracy.

Writer wins top festival award for show

The Northern Echo: FRINGE WINNER: Daniel Bye, whose show has won an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

1:23pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A SHOW penned by a North-East writer has won a prestigious award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Funding for charity which struggled during downturn

The Northern Echo: Daisy Chain children celebrate new funding award.

1:16pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

AN autism charity which struggled to keep going through the economic downturn has been given £200,000 by the People's Postcode Lottery.

Funds needed for burglary-hit football pavilion

The Northern Echo: PAVILION: Redcar Town football pavilion at Borough Park  has been broken into three times in a month picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (35443450)

7:44pm Monday 17th August 2015

A FOOTBALL team is hoping to raise enough money for security shutters after being hit by three burglaries in just over a month.

Woman spat at in road rage incident

The Northern Echo: Pram collision: A three month-old baby in a pushchair was hit by a cqar

4:50pm Monday 17th August 2015

A MAN spat in a woman's hair and face from a neighbouring car as they waited at traffic lights, in a road rage incident in Teesside.

Menagerie of animals visit care home

The Northern Echo: Menagerie of animals visit care home

4:43pm Monday 17th August 2015

A TORTOISE, tarantula, rats and a large snake provided entertainment for visitors at a Middlesbrough care home.

Tribute to dad at scene of fatal smash

The Northern Echo: HEART-SHAPED: The tribute to Andrew Corfield in Hemlington

1:21pm Monday 17th August 2015

A SPECIAL tribute has been planted at the scene of a crash which claimed the life of Middlesbrough father Andrew Corfield.

Family's hope after unconfirmed sighting of missing father

The Northern Echo: APPEAL: Paul Kerrison, who has been missing for 17 weeks

6:31am Monday 17th August 2015

A FATHER missing for ten months may have been spotted on a bus in Middlesbrough, his family said last night.

Football club targeted by thieves

The Northern Echo: INJURED: A woman was left injured after two thieves attempted to steal her phone

3:30am Monday 17th August 2015

FOOTBALLS, boots, food and a money tin have been stolen in a break-in at a football club.

Cars drive slowly through Norton in tribute to murder victim Shane Tunney

The Northern Echo: MURDER VICTIM: Shane Tunney

4:55pm Sunday 16th August 2015

MORE than 70 cars took part in a tribute to murder victim Shane Tunney yesterday (SAT).

Running track built around office for staff in training for 10k

The Northern Echo: TRAINING: The team from MPI in Middlesbrough, L-R back row: Paul Kitson, Andrew Cargill, Bridget Stewart, Gerard Stephens, Darren Jefferson, Adam Hunt. L-R front row: Tu Anh Tran and Andy Richardson.

4:43pm Sunday 16th August 2015

STAFF from a research centre have taken running training so seriously they have created a one-kilometre track around their office.

Young rugby fan chosen as official World Cup mascot

The Northern Echo: MASCOT: Rugby fan and young player Innes Hill, who will be an official mascot at the Rugby World Cup 2015

4:34pm Sunday 16th August 2015

YOUNG rugby fan Innes Hill has been chosen as an official mascot for this year's Rugby World Cup.

Car overturns in Hartlepool during downpour

The Northern Echo: NO INJURIES: The overturned car in Church Square, Hartlepool, pic courtesy Cleveland Police RPU

4:25pm Sunday 16th August 2015

A DRIVER had a lucky escape after a car skidded and turned on to its roof in a collision in Hartlepool on Friday.

Dog dirt in park "potential health hazard", warns council

The Northern Echo: Outdoor Activities Co-ordinator Adam Reah at Summerhill. ____

2:34pm Sunday 16th August 2015

THE amount of dog dirt in a 100-acre North-East park has reached the point of being a health hazard, council bosses have warned.

Missing Redcar woman found safe and well

The Northern Echo:

2:34pm Sunday 16th August 2015

POLICE are trying to trace a 20-year-old who has been missing from Redcar since July 10.

Mod band Secret Affair to play in Stockton

The Northern Echo: MODS NOT ROCKERS: Mod band Secret Affair will play in Stockton next month

2:31pm Sunday 16th August 2015

MOD band Secret Affair will play at Stockton on Saturday, September 5.

Town's historic heart wins approval for heritage bid

The Northern Echo: HERITAGE: Middlesbrough train station, which is at the heart of the town's "historic quarter".

2:25pm Sunday 16th August 2015

A TOWN could get up to £1.5m to help preserve some of its historic buildings.

Dancing in the streets as Billingham International Folklore Festival draws to a close

The Northern Echo: FESTIVAL: Dancers wow shoppers with their colourful costumes on Saturday's farewell parade

2:04pm Sunday 16th August 2015

MORE than 200 dancers from around the world paraded through the streets of a North-East town yesterday (Saturday, August 15) to mark the finale of a week-long dance festival.

Police called to sudden death in Teesside

The Northern Echo:

12:40am Monday 17th August 2015

PARAMEDICS and police were called to a home in Teesside on Friday after a sudden death.

Police appeal over missing Hemlington man Karl Hanley

The Northern Echo: Karl Hanley, who is missing from home

1:04pm Sunday 16th August 2015

POLICE are asking for help in finding a Middlesbrough man missing since July 29.

Dominic Kamara, 17, missing from Durham home - known to spend time in Middlesbrough and Stockton

The Northern Echo:

12:10pm Sunday 16th August 2015

A TEENAGER has gone missing from his home in Durham.

Golfers sought for police charity tournament

The Northern Echo: CHARITY: Money from a previous Cleveland Police golf tournament was donated to Zoe's Place baby hospice

12:10pm Sunday 16th August 2015

KEEN golfers could get the chance to play with professionals as part of a charity tournament with Cleveland Police.

Visitors flock to 155th Danby Show

The Northern Echo: ON DISPLAY: The annual Danby Show. Judging of a fancy dress competition in the main arena. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:54am Thursday 13th August 2015

ALMOST 7,000 people flocked to Danby on Wednesday for the moors village's 155th agricultural show.

Visitors flock to 155th Danby Show

The Northern Echo: ON DISPLAY: The annual Danby Show. Judging of a fancy dress competition in the main arena. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:10pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

ALMOST 7,000 people flocked to Danby on Wednesday for the moors village's 155th agricultural show.

2,000 children use free swim scheme in first week

The Northern Echo: SWIM SCHEME: Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, leader of Hartlepool Council

2:48pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

ALMOST 2,000 children in Hartlepool have taken advantage of a free summer holiday swimming scheme in the first five days.

Region's railway heritage celebrated in art exhibition

The Northern Echo: RAIL HERITAGE: One of the paintings by Steven Ward Fox which will feature in the exhibition at Preston Park Museum

1:39pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

THE region's railway heritage is being celebrated in a new exhibition at Preston Park Museum near Stockton.

Could a new council for Stockton South be formed?

The Northern Echo: Representatives from town and parish councils meet to discuss breaking away from Stockton Council

5:31pm Friday 24th July 2015

REPRESENTATIVES from several town and parish councils have held informal talks about the possibility of breaking away from Stockton Borough Council.

Fundraising event in memory of tragic teen motorcyclist returns for its seventh year

The Northern Echo: AIR AMBULANCE: From left, back, Rizwan Naeem of Stormfront in Middlesbrough, Simon Le Clerc, Keith Armitage, Paul Burnage and Graham Pickering. Front, Nicola Grainger and Tom Heath with their children Jacob 2 and Joseph 7. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

12:12pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

AN annual music and football tournament in memory of a teenager killed in a motorbike accident is returning for its seventh year.

School bus service dropped for paying pupils

The Northern Echo: LETTER: Parents informed children can no longer use school buses

12:08pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN who pay to use school buses in the Stockton area will now have to switch to public transport following council cutbacks.

Baby taken to hospital after being hit in stomach by drink "missile"

The Northern Echo: HOSPITALISED: Peter Robinson with his son Donnie. Picture by FRANK REID, courtesy of the Hartlepool Mail

2:20am Friday 24th July 2015

A SEVEN-week-old baby was treated in hospital after being hit in the stomach by a carton containing cola and ice cubes after it was dropped from the top floor of a shopping centre.

Inquest into death of North-East student found in Lake Windermere to be held next month

The Northern Echo: INQUEST: Middlesbrough man Matthew Jordan, 20.

5:44pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

THE inquest into the death of a North-East student whose body was found in Lake Windermere last year will be held at the end of August.

Fire Brigade warning after boy falls through roof

The Northern Echo: GARAGE ROOF FALL: Eden Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (32727421)

1:34pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A WARNING about climbing on flimsy roofs has been issued to schoolchildren after a boy fell through the roof of his neighbour's garage.

Dog walker throws child's bike into pond after confrontation

The Northern Echo: CHILD'S BIKE: A dog walker threw an 11-year-old's bike into the pond at Fairy Dell, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, after confronting three boys

1:40am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A BALD dog walker threw a child's bike into a pond in Middlesbrough after confronting the 11-year-old about skimming stones.

Former mayoral candidate blasts 'low life scum' who ransacked home while he was on holiday

The Northern Echo: BURGLARY: Former Middlesbrough councillor Len Junier, whose home was ransacked while he was on holiday in Turkey

5:05pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A FORMER Middlesbrough Mayoral candidate's home was ransacked while he holidayed in Turkey.

Bodies of ducks 'strewn across allotment' after dogs set on them

The Northern Echo:

1:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BODIES of ducks were found scattered across an allotment by their owner after they were killed in an overnight attack.

'Overweight woman with dark greasy hair' buckles child's bike in park row

The Northern Echo: PARK ROW: The incident happened in the play park in the grounds of Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

1:11pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

AN OVERWEIGHT woman jumped on a child’s bike, buckling the frame, after a row broke out in a park.

Students sail to Lithuania on work experience of a lifetime

The Northern Echo: SAILING: Students on last year's High Tide summer scheme.

2:42pm Monday 20th July 2015

YOUNSTERS will embark on a container ship voyage to Lithuania on Wednesday (22 July).

Leisure centre reopens after £650,000, six-month refurbishment

The Northern Echo: REVAMP: The newly-refurbished swimming pool in Guisborough

3:30am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A LEISURE centre which has been closed since January will open its doors on Sunday (july 26).

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