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Zombie apocalypse comes to Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Circus of Horrors, which is coming to Middlesbrough Town Hall next month

5:21pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

SWORD swallowers, knife throwers and fire-limboing acrobats will be at Middlesbrough Town Hall next month as part of the Circus of Horrors.

Pensioner devastated after thieves steal £6,000 life savings while he tended allotment

The Northern Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A PENSIONER has been left devastated after thieves stolen his entire life savings while he visited his allotment.

Knocked-down pensioner waits hour for hospital treatment

5:32pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A PENSIONER who was knocked down by a car was not treated in hospital until over an hour later, it emerged today.

Hate crime and internet lessons for teens

5:16pm Monday 23rd February 2015

HATE crime, internet safety, hoax calls and drug misuse are being discussed by about one thousand secondary school students in Hartlepool this week.

Former Cleveland officer designs "Pocket Sergeant" app

4:52pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A FORMER Cleveland Police officer has designed a new app to help serving officers deal with the pressures of frontline policing.

Eight-year-old girl sets parkrun record

The Northern Echo: Runners taking part in a parkrun

6:30am Monday 16th February 2015

AN eight-year-old from the region is thought to have set the world record for her age for running five kilometres.

MP branded "Judas" at hospital protest

The Northern Echo: PROTEST: A Valentine’s Day rally in Victory Square, Hartlepool, as part of a national day of action for the NHS. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:33pm Sunday 15th February 2015

AN MP was branded "Judas" by hecklers as he took to the podium at a rally in support of Hartlepool hospital.

Dramatic rescue of head-on smash teen to feature on TV

The Northern Echo: RESCUE: Student Elly Latif, who was airlifted to hospital after suffering multiple injuries in a road smash

1:42pm Sunday 15th February 2015

THE rescue of a North-East teenager airlifted to hospital after suffering multiple injuries in a car smash will feature on BBC TV on Tuesday.

MP faces boos from crowd at Save Our Hospital demonstration

The Northern Echo:

5:36pm Saturday 14th February 2015

HARTLEPOOL MP Iain Wright was booed and heckled as he took to the podium in a protest about the town’s hospital today (SATURDAY).

Teen 'lucky to be alive' after being dragged down busy road by lorry

The Northern Echo: The Great North Air Ambulance lands at the site of the accident on the A689 at Greatham, near Hartlepool, on Monday

5:12pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A TEENAGER who was knocked over and dragged 50 metres down a busy road underneath a lorry is lucky to be alive, a paramedic said last night.

Arrest after six hospitalised for taking high-strength ecstasy

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

4:57pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A YOUTH has been arrested after six people were hospitalised after taking what were believed to be triple-strength ecstasy tablets at a bar in Middlesbrough.

Valentine's Day rally in support of hospital

The Northern Echo: University Hospital of Hartlepool

3:30pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

AN anti-cuts campaign group is holding a Valentine's Day rally in support of the hospital in Hartlepool.

£1m to preserve history of villages

The Northern Echo: £1m boost: Skelton villages in East Cleveland are benefiting from a Heritage Lottery Grant. Picture shows Skelton Castle

3:29pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

AN historic part of East Cleveland has received more than £1m to help preserve its heritage and attract more visitors.

UPDATED 3pm: Teen 'incredibly lucky' to escape without serious injuries after being dragged 50 metres down road underneath lorry

The Northern Echo:

3:10pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A TEENAGER is tonight in a stable condition, after being airlifted to hospital when he was dragged 50 metres down a main road by a lorry.

Knifepoint robberies being linked

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

3:50pm Monday 9th February 2015

A KNIFEPOINT robber who attempted to sexually assault a 50-year-old woman in Middlesbrough before stabbing her in the hand is believed to be responsible for another crime 20 minutes later.

Residents' anger over shop plan for Layfield Arms

2:55pm Monday 9th February 2015

MORE than 500 people have signed a petition to stop their local pub being turned into a small supermarket.

Cleveland Police has country's biggest decline in officer numbers since 2010

The Northern Echo: Officer decline at Cleveland highest  in England and Wales since start of Coalition

5:27pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

CLEVELAND Police has seen more police officers and staff cut since the start of the Coalition government than any other force in England and Wales, Home Office figures show.

Dementia books on prescription at Stockton

The Northern Echo: Dementia sufferers and carers can now get books on the condition from Stockton Council's libraries

1:22pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A SCHEME to prescribe books for people living with dementia is being backed by Stockton Council.

Single decker careers into bus station

The Northern Echo: COLLISION: Repair work going on at Middlesbrough Bus Station. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:22pm Monday 2nd February 2015

A BUS company is investigating how one of its vehicles careered into a bus station, smashing the windows and leaving a hole in the roof.

550-home plan for Ingleby Barwick withdrawn

The Northern Echo: Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick  -  Joe Gaskin Contractors work on an area of land where a new school is to be built.

4:49pm Monday 2nd February 2015

PLANS to build a further 550 homes on fields near Ingleby Barwick have been dropped after the landowner withdrew his appeal.

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.

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