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A bowling centre has unveiled its new look after undergoing a £500,000 refurbishment.

The Northern Echo:

8:10pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A BOWLING centre has unveiled its new look after undergoing a £500,000 refurbishment.

'Not enough officers' to police Premiership matches if Boro are promoted

The Northern Echo:

6:20am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A POLICE force could be caught offside if Middlesbrough FC is promoted to the Premiership, with not enough officers to cover matchdays, The Northern Echo has learned.

Parents' anger over Egglescliffe School catchment area changes

The Northern Echo: Louise Baldock - Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Stockton South

4:33pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

PARENTS in Ingleby Barwick are protesting over plans to change school catchment areas - which they claim will give children in some parts of the town more choice than others.

Teesside nightspot bought by Stockton Council

The Northern Echo: NIGHTCLUB BOUGHT: Glam nightclub, formerly Zanzibar, on Stockton High Street.

8:33pm Monday 26th January 2015

A FORMER nightclub which once hosted stars such as Take That and Ant and Dec has been bought by Stockton Council.

Victim left with serious facial injuries after music venue assault

The Northern Echo: WOMAN ROBBED: A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed near the Flatts Lane car park near Middlesbrough.

4:52pm Monday 26th January 2015

A MAN was left with a broken eye socket and misaligned jaw after being attacked at a concert venue in Middlesbrough.

Red-haired woman sought by police

The Northern Echo: PENSIONER ROBBED: Hunt for man who targeted pensioner at Middlesbrough cash point

2:52pm Monday 26th January 2015

POLICE are hunting a red-haired woman who they believe was involved in a fight at a Middlesbrough nightclub.

MP's concerns over Middlesbrough station

The Northern Echo: MP'S ANGER: Andy McDonald

6:32pm Monday 19th January 2015

AN MP has raised concerns about access to Middlesbrough train station after a disabled passenger had to take a train to Redcar and back to get on to the right platform.

New Aldi store planned for Thornaby

The Northern Echo: Computer-generated image of planned Aldi store in Thornaby

2:39pm Monday 19th January 2015

A NEW Aldi food store planned for Thornaby could create up to 30 jobs.

'No timescale' into investigation of racism review at Cleveland Police

The Northern Echo: CLEVELAND POLICE: Picture:STUART BOULTON. (16068712)

6:08pm Sunday 18th January 2015

THE Metropolitan Police have said they cannot put a timescale on an investigation into a racism review at Cleveland Police.

Dog 'screaming with fear' after five kennel mates stolen

The Northern Echo: One of the dogs stolen from Carlin How, near Saltburn, at the weekend

5:22pm Sunday 18th January 2015

A DOG owner spoke of his devastation last night after five of his animals were stolen.

Man arrested and released on bail on suspicion of Subway knifepoint robbery

The Northern Echo: DAWN RAID: Picture:STUART BOULTON. (16406278)

3:55pm Sunday 18th January 2015

A MAN in his 30s has been arrested in connection with a robbery in which Subway staff were allegedly threatened at knifepoint.

Campaign to counter 'poverty porn' portrayal of Stockton

The Northern Echo: BENEFITS STREET:Kingston Road in Stockton, where filming of the controversial Benefits Street documentary is taking place. Picture: TOM BANKS

3:10pm Sunday 18th January 2015

PLANS to put a more positive spin on a North-East town ahead of the airing of the next series of Channel 4's Benefits Street are underway.

Former Dragon's Den millionaire stands aside as Teesside University chancellor-elect following arrest on suspicion of raping a girl

The Northern Echo: Doug Richard

12:47pm Sunday 18th January 2015

FORMER Dragons Den star Doug Richard has confirmed he is stepping aside as Teesside University's next Chancellor for personal reasons - after it emerged he has been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl.

Campaign for sex abuse victims denied compensation

The Northern Echo: Andrew Perriman, senior lecturer in law at Teesside University.

7:42pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

TWO sisters sexually abused by the same man are backing a campaign to secure fair compensation for the attacks dating back more than 35 years.

Homes decision in election battleground delayed

The Northern Echo: ROW: Louise Baldock, the Labour and Co-operative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Stockton South.

5:52pm Monday 12th January 2015

A GOVERNMENT decision on whether to allow controversial plans for 550 homes in a marginal Tory seat is more than two months' overdue.

Traffic police roles under threat

The Northern Echo: INVESTIGATION: Cleveland Police decided not to press charges

5:12pm Monday 12th January 2015

ALMOST a dozen traffic officer posts are believed to be under threat at Cleveland Police.

Traffic police roles under threat

5:11pm Monday 12th January 2015

ALMOST a dozen traffic officer posts are believed to be under threat at Cleveland Police.

More than 300 parents still need to apply for primary school places

2:00pm Monday 12th January 2015

MORE than ten per cent of parents in Middlesbrough who have children starting primary school in September have still not returned their admissions forms.

Taxi firm's 'final warning' over minibus fleet

The Northern Echo:

5:24pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

THE North-East’s largest taxi firm has received a final warning for persistently flouting regulations over its minibus fleet.

New head appointed at independent school

5:45pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at an independent school in the region.

Plan for 130 homes on green fields between Marske and Saltburn

The Northern Echo: SURGERY FIGHT: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop joins fight to save doctors surgery

12:12pm Friday 2nd January 2015

PLANS to build 130 homes on fields between Marske and Saltburn look set to be approved at a meeting next week - despite more than 200 objections.

MBE honour for veteran football scout

The Northern Echo: Eric Powell with Middesbrough boss Tony Mowbray

10:31pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

A FORMER Everton and Middlesbrough FC scout who worked tirelessly for grassroots football for 50 years is to receive an MBE.

Safety check for high street after four accidents in three months

The Northern Echo: An ambulance in Stockton after the accident on December 4

6:01pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

A SAFETY check is to be carried out on a busy high street after at least four people were hit by buses in a three-month period.

High wire course planned for Stockton

The Northern Echo: CLIMBING HIGH: How Stockton's proposed 18m-high Sky Trail attraction could look

4:32pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

PLANS for a new high wire adventure attraction at the Tees White Water course are being considered by Stockton Borough Council.

Police warn 'wannabe rally drivers' cars will be confiscated if they use icy roads as a racetrack

The Northern Echo: (15332697)

3:30pm Tuesday 30th December 2014

POLICE are warning "wannabe rally drivers" they could get their cars confiscated if they drive dangerously on the ice.

Blazing Ingleby Barwick car fire caught on camera

The Northern Echo: BURNING CAR: The incident captured by an eye-witness. Pic courtesy of Incidents on Teesside and County Durham

8:15pm Monday 29th December 2014

A CAR burst into flames in a busy car park in Teesside today (MONDAY).

Fish award

6:01pm Monday 29th December 2014

A FISH and chip shop has been shortlisted for an award in the "Oscars" of the frying world. Pelican Jacks, of Whale Hill, Middlesbrough, is one of the finalists in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2015 Best Newcomer category. Representatives from the shop were taken on a two-day, all expenses-paid trip to Peterhead in Scotland, where the majority of the UK's white fish comes in, to find out more about how their fish is sourced.

7,000 enjoy Stockton Sparkles market

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON SPARKLES 2014Picture by Dawn McNamara 27/11/14 (15299190)

3:51pm Monday 29th December 2014

MORE than 7,000 people visited Stockton's Sparkles market last month.

Hunt for Middlesbrough sex attacker

The Northern Echo: WOMAN ROBBED: A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed near the Flatts Lane car park near Middlesbrough.

1:07pm Monday 29th December 2014

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

Police try to piece together what happened in Boxing Day fight

The Northern Echo: PENSIONER ROBBED: Hunt for man who targeted pensioner at Middlesbrough cash point

11:24am Monday 29th December 2014

TWO man suffered eye injuries after a fight at an east Cleveland club on Boxing Day.

Pub scoops beer accolades

The Northern Echo: The award-winning King's Head pub, at Newton under Roseberry

11:17am Monday 29th December 2014

A PUB in the shadow of Roseberry Topping has won two awards for the quality of its beer.

Almost 60,000 public sector jobs lost in region since 2010, says TUC

The Northern Echo: Almost 60,000 public sector jobs lost in region under coalition government

11:16am Monday 29th December 2014

ALMOST 60,000 public sector jobs have been lost in the North-East since the 2010 general election - twice the number feared by economists.

Whitby's Downton Abbey actress meets child marriage victims in Bangladesh

The Northern Echo: Joanne and the Wedding Busters talk to a local mother about the dangers of child marriage at her home in Dinajpur, Bangladesh

11:15am Monday 29th December 2014

WE'RE used to seeing her starching collars and polishing boots in her role as lady's maid Anna Bates in television drama Downton Abbey.

Christmas Day bridge jump woman talked to safety

The Northern Echo: WOMAN ROBBED: A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed near the Flatts Lane car park near Middlesbrough.

11:14am Monday 29th December 2014

A WOMAN who threatened to jump off a busy road bridge on Christmas Day was talked down to safety by police.

Engineers of the future win awards

11:09am Monday 29th December 2014

ENGINEERING students at the University of Teesside have been awarded with prizes.

Woman arrested after Christmas Eve house fire

The Northern Echo: WOMAN ROBBED: A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed near the Flatts Lane car park near Middlesbrough.

12:47pm Sunday 28th December 2014

A WOMAN has been released on police bail after four people - including two children - were rescued from a burning house in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

Village's bus service restored

The Northern Echo: BUS IS BACK: Long Newton bus service has been restored after seven months with no public transport pictured front Gordon Smith, Parish Council Vice Chairman. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

12:56pm Sunday 21st December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in a village left without public transport for seven months have managed to get a bus service reinstated.

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.


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