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Tower blocks in £10m revamp

The Northern Echo: Dave Pickard in front of the Tree of Hands sculpture at Kennedy Gardens

3:56pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

THREE landmark tower blocks in a Teesside town have undergone a £10m revamp, with feature lighting on the roof.

Case of new father's death to be reviewed

5:52pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE case of a new father who died after a pub brawl as he was celebrating the birth of his baby is to be reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

"Serious concerns" about racism within Cleveland Police

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

5:05am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE National Black Police Association (NBPA) has raised "serious concerns" about alleged racism within a North-East force with the police watchdog, The Northern Echo has learned.

Stab victim recovering

5:36pm Monday 15th December 2014

A STABBING victim is recovering in hospital following an attack in Teesside at the weekend.

Ceramic poppies mark centenary of Hartlepool bombardment

The Northern Echo: Image of Hartlepool's Baptist Church following the bombardment

11:09am Tuesday 9th December 2014

CERAMIC poppies from the Tower of London will be planted near a new memorial on the centenary of the bombardment of Hartlepool.

Arrest after woman in 90s is alleged victim of car sex attack in Guisborough

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A SHOCKED 91-year-old woman is being comforted by her family after she was indecently assaulted by a man who got into her car and told her to drive off.

Rogue trader conned victims out of £10,000

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:30pm Monday 8th December 2014

A ROGUE tradesman who defrauded two elderly women out of almost £10,000 has been jailed for a year.

Children ride in Santa's sleigh after winning competition

The Northern Echo: Father Christmas and two of his Reindeer paid a visit to Teesside Shopping Park on Sunday to congratulate two young competition winners and give them a ride around the park in his sleigh. Faith Moody 6 from Guisborough strokes a reindeer

5:57pm Sunday 7th December 2014

TWO children had a ride in Santa's sleigh around a shopping park after winning a competition.

Second appeal to catch Redcar flasher

5:55pm Sunday 7th December 2014

POLICE are hoping the public will come forward to help catch a flasher after a disappointing response to an appeal.

Reward offered to catch thieves who caused power cut misery

The Northern Echo: Northern Powergrid's metal theft campaign poster

5:13pm Sunday 7th December 2014

THIEVES left thousands of homes without power for the second time in a fortnight after stealing overhead power lines and endangered lives by leaving an 11,000-volt live cable lying on the ground.

Man hurt in assault

3:15pm Sunday 7th December 2014

A MAN suffered a broken jaw and a split chin bone after being attacked by a gang of youths near Stockton.

Street to be named after Middlesbrough soldier killed by mortar fire

The Northern Echo: Left: Corporal Andrew Roberts. Right: Private Ratu Manasa Silibaravi. Both killed in Afghanistan.

3:01pm Sunday 7th December 2014

A SOLDIER who was killed in Afghanistan is to have a new street in Middlesbrough named after him.

Cleveland Police officer clears his name as assault conviction overturned

2:03pm Sunday 7th December 2014

A CLEVELAND Police officer has won his appeal against a conviction for assaulting his partner.

MP welcomes road improvements

The Northern Echo: RAIL CONCERNS: Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham who has put forward an early day motion on the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises.

6:49pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A TEESSIDE MP today (Tuesday) welcomed plans to resurface part of the A19 to reduce noise levels.

Council defends rail heritage

The Northern Echo: Plaque close to Bridge House in Stockton

4:05pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

STOCKTON Borough Council has defended itself against criticism it is not doing enough to preserve its railway heritage.

Building society secures club's roof

The Northern Echo: Front, left to right: Clare Mason and Rebecca Russell of The Darlington Building Society with (back, left to right): Sam Dixon and Anita Waters,  Acklam Gym Club Centre

2:41pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

THE damaged roof of a gymnastics club can be repaired thanks to a donation from a building society.

Cancer patient shaves head for charity

The Northern Echo: CHARITY HEAD SHAVE: Kelly Johnson gets her head shaved by daughter Charlie and hair stylist Ashley Johnson at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:19pm Monday 1st December 2014

A CANCER patient had her head shaved today (Monday, December 1) to thank hospital staff in Middlesbrough for her treatment.

Station gets £345,000 facelift

The Northern Echo:

3:08pm Monday 1st December 2014

A TEESSIDE station has undergone a £345,000 refurbishment as a direct Teesside-London service was announced.

Underage children urged not to share intimate "selfies"

The Northern Echo:

1:16pm Monday 1st December 2014

POLICE in Teesside have teamed up with headteachers as part of a campaign to stop underage children posting intimate "selfies" or video online.

Man needs hospital treatment after deliberate fire

5:14pm Monday 24th November 2014

POLICE are investigating a deliberate fire in Teesside in which a 56-year-old man was hospitalised.

Man lost teeth in Boro bar assault

4:39pm Monday 24th November 2014

A REVELLER lost several teeth after being assaulted by a man in a Middlesbrough bar.

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.

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