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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.

UKIP councillor found guilty of misconduct

The Northern Echo: Coun Mark Chatburn

5:30pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A UKIP councillor has been found guilty of misconduct after leaking confidential legal documents intended for councillors’ eyes only.

Teenager appears in court on murder charge

The Northern Echo: Teesside Combined Court Centre, Magistrates and Crown, Middlesbrough GV

5:03pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A teenager appeared before magistrates in Teesside today (Tuesday, May 6) charged with murder.

Fox cub rescued after found starving and covered in coal dust at steelworks

The Northern Echo: The fox cub which was found by workers at SSI in Redcar and is now being cared for by Lauren Langley at The Wildlife Haven at Thirsk.

6:50am Wednesday 7th May 2014

A TEN-week old fox cub was rescued by steelworkers after being found covered in chemicals and starving in a Teesside industrial building.

Teenager in hospital with severe head injuries after Teesside church car park accident

The Northern Echo: New £2.2m railway at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

2:56pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A TEENAGER is in intensive care with severe head injuries after an accident in a church car park.

Neil Hamilton to visit Middlesbrough for UKIP meeting

The Northern Echo: GREEN WANDS Controversial former MP Neil Hamilton running to be a councillor in Wandsworth

1:45pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

UKIP VISIT: UKIP deputy chair Neil Hamilton, the former Conservative MP involved in the cash-for-questions scandal, will visit Middlesbrough on Thursday (MAY 8).

Community hospital in Middlesbrough under threat of closure

5:41pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A COMMUNITY hospital in Middlesbrough is under threat of closure, The Northern Echo understands.

Young designer launches range for Asda

The Northern Echo: TEES PIC Young designer launches range for Asda

5:16pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A YOUNG Teesside designer’s first collection has been launched in supermarkets nationwide.

Free parking scheme extended for shoppers in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Restaurant temporarily closed

1:22pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

FREE parking for shoppers in Middlesbrough town centre will continue but will be offered in fewer car parks from today (MONDAY, APRIL 29).

Off-road bikes plaguing Eston area seized by police

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s died

11:27am Tuesday 29th April 2014

OFF-road bikes and an air rifle have been seized by police in a targeted operation in east Middlesbrough at the weekend.

TEES Bogus window cleaner targeting elderly in Stockton and Norton

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s died

11:19am Tuesday 29th April 2014

A BOGUS window cleaner has been targeting the elderly in Stockton and Norton, police have warned.

College rated "good" by inspectors after being told it needed improvements

The Northern Echo: Stockton Sixth Form College Building

11:05am Tuesday 29th April 2014

A SIXTH form college has received a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors after being told it needed to improve.

Monday’s Child at York Theatre Royal Studio

9:52am Tuesday 29th April 2014

TAKING a headstrong three-year-old boy, freshly filled with York’s finest raspberry ripple ice cream, to a play exploring the issues about dementia should have had disaster written all over it.

Middlesbrough jewel thief hunted by police

The Northern Echo: TEES E-PIC Police hunt jewel thief

12:03pm Monday 28th April 2014

A THIEF who stole more than £1,400 of gold bracelets from a Middlesbrough jewellers is being hunted by police.

Missing East Cleveland man found

11:14am Monday 28th April 2014

MISSING MAN FOUND: An East Cleveland man who was reported missing last week has been found in the North Yorkshire area.

North-East hotel named best shooting hotel in the country

5:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BEST SHOOT: A North-East hotel has been named the best shooting hotel in the country.

Body in lake is that of missing Middlesbrough student

The Northern Echo: Photo of Matthew Jordan taken during his trip to Windermere

5:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BODY pulled out of Lake Windermere today (TUESDAY) is that of missing Middlesbrough man Matthew Jordan, police have confirmed.

Benefits Street would "exploit" Stockton residents, say town's MPs

The Northern Echo: Stockton South MP James Wharton

12:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A “TRASHY” television programme threatens to exploit people in Stockton, both the town’s MPs has warned.

Nine decades of air cadet service rewarded

The Northern Echo: L-R Warrant Officer David Bowman, Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon, Warrant Officer David Baird with their Mayor’s Awards

10:23am Monday 14th April 2014

TWO air cadet trainers who have notched up over 90 years’ service between them have clinched Mayor’s Awards for their efforts.

False limb expert faces uncertain future after sexually harassing colleague

The Northern Echo: Benedict Doree photographed in 2004

4:59pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN artificial limb expert faces being struck off - and also expelled from his role as a senior Freemason – after it was ruled he bullied and sexually harassed colleagues.

Student lives on just £1 a day

The Northern Echo: oxfam logo new

3:54pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A STUDENT will be living on just £1 a day as part of a fundraising challenge to raise awareness of extreme poverty.

11-year-old cuts off ponytail and climbs Roseberry Topping in memory of grandfather

The Northern Echo: Josh Heslop and girlfriend Charlotte Laidler climb Roseberry Topping for charity

2:37pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN 11-year-old boy cut off his ponytail and climbed Roseberry Topping as a tribute to his late step-grandfather.

Brothers and sisters of deaf children taught to sign

The Northern Echo: Sarah Thorpe (left) of UK Steel Enterprise with Sheelin Kilroy and children from the Child Deaf Youth Project.

2:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BROTHERS and sisters of deaf children are being taught sign language as part of a key project.

Sunflowers to mark every fallen soldier in North-East town

The Northern Echo: WARTIME PROJECT: Sunflowers like this one will be used for a First World War project in Stockton

1:55pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SUNFLOWERS are being planted across a North-East town to mark every fallen soldier in World War 1.

Vintage buses to grace the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: A vintage bus from a previous year's event

1:33pm Sunday 13th April 2014

VINTAGE buses will again be seen on the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire as part of a special event.

Concern over welfare of missing Middlesbrough man Andrew Hughes

1:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

POLICE are “increasingly concerned” about the welfare of a missing 41-year-old man.

Hartlepool United owner donates £5,000 to Finlay Cooper Fund

The Northern Echo: Donation of £5,000 to the Finlay Cooper Fund by IOR Ltd who own Hartlepool United represented by the club's chief executive Russ Green (right) to club manager Colin Cooper

1:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE owner of Hartlepool United has donated £5,000 to the Finlay Cooper Fund in support of the charity’s Three Peaks charity challenge.

Fracking meetings to be held in Stockton and Middlesbrough

5:19pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FRACKING MEETINGS: A public meeting about fracking is being held at The Arc in Stockton from 7pm-9pm tomorrow (Friday, April 11) and at 12 noon at The Hope Foundation in Middlesbrough on Saturday.

False limb expert "made sexual gestures" at female colleague, professional hearing told

The Northern Echo: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

6:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A SENIOR Freemason and false limb expert unzipped his trousers and told a colleague to “get on that and ride that baby”, a misconduct hearing was told.

MP wades into cobbles row

The Northern Echo: HARSH: The town hall in Yarm - ‘a small town of no interest’, according to an 1874 book

5:22pm Monday 7th April 2014

AN MP has waded into a row involving the replacement of cobbles in Yarm.

School hosts international film festival tour

The Northern Echo: Still from film Supervention, which will show at the festival

5:17pm Monday 7th April 2014

YARM School is playing host to an international film festival as it tours round the UK and Ireland.

Street punch leaves victim with fractured eye socket

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s died

12:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

STREET ASSAULT: A man suffered a fractured eye socket when he was punched in the face in a Middlesbrough street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Live music night to raise funds in memory of teen Georgina Anderson

5:41pm Sunday 6th April 2014

TEENAGERS wrote and performed their own songs for a charity event in memory of one of their friends.

Trio trek 300 miles to Teesside to save turtle dove

5:14pm Sunday 6th April 2014

CHARITY TREK: Three walkers will arrive at a North-East nature reserve on Thursday after a 300-mile trek from Suffolk to raise funds for the RSPB.

Unusual exhibition shows animal skeletons in lifelike poses

5:03pm Sunday 6th April 2014

BARE BONES: An unusual exhibition showing the skeletons of an osprey in mid-flight and skeletal frogs leaping is being shown at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough.

550-home decision to be determined by Eric Pickles

4:54pm Sunday 6th April 2014

PLANS to build a further 550 homes on the edge of the North-East’s largest housing estate have been referred to Eric Pickles for a decision.

Police hunt man after woman left with injuries to face

4:35pm Sunday 6th April 2014

WANTED MAN: Police are hunting 29-year-old Peter Quinn who is wanted in connection with an incident which led to a woman suffering facial injuries.

Young woman sexually assaulted in street after night out

4:25pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A YOUNG woman was sexually assaulted in Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Clothing found in Cumbrian search for missing Nunthorpe student

The Northern Echo: Photo of Matthew Jordan taken during his trip to Windermere

4:15pm Sunday 6th April 2014

THE search for a missing North-East student has led to clothing being discovered in Cumbria woodland, it emerged today (SUNDAY).

Newborn lambs to meet at charity day

The Northern Echo: Jacon Byass, 8, from Norton holds a young guinea-pig at the Daisy Chain Charity in Norton.

3:43pm Sunday 6th April 2014

CHILDREN got the chance to meet newborn lambs and pet baby guinea pigs at an open day for a Stockton charity at the weekend.

Concern that Middlesbrough could be target for 'poverty porn show' as producers scour streets for next location for Benefits Street

The Northern Echo: 'White Dee' from the first series of Benefits Street

3:29pm Sunday 6th April 2014

“POVERTY porn” could be coming to Middlesbrough as it emerged producers of Channel 4’s controversial Benefits Street programme have been scouring the town offering residents money to appear.

New life forms in Yorkshire mine shed light on aliens

The Northern Echo: Prof Cockell

12:00am Monday 7th April 2014

SCIENTISTS searching for signs of life on Mars may have made a key discovery while carrying out investigations at a North-East mine, The Northern Echo has learned.

Saltburn's X Factor winner James Arthur has not been sacked, sister says

The Northern Echo: James Arthur

1:27pm Sunday 6th April 2014

THE family of Teesside X Factor winner James Arthur denied that he has been fired by Simon Cowell’s record label.

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