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Up to 100 volunteers needed for festival

The Northern Echo: The finale parade at Stockton International Riverside Festival last year

6:04pm Monday 29th June 2015

UP to 100 volunteers are wanted to join a chorus of circus performers as part of Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

RNLI volunteer receives long service award

The Northern Echo: AWARD: Dave Holgate receiving his award from Charles Hunter-Pease, Chairman of the RNLI. (Credit Adrian Don/RNLI)

4:53pm Monday 29th June 2015

A VOLUNTEER lifeboatman from Redcar who has dedicated more than 30 years to saving lives has been honoured at a regional awards ceremony.

Two-year-old kidney patient helps raise £500 for charity

The Northern Echo: FAMILY TOGETHER: Georgie, his mother Lauren McKenzie and father George Haycock

4:38pm Monday 29th June 2015

A TWO-year-old awaiting a kidney transplant has helped raise £500 for the charity that kept his family together during treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).

Rogue bikers stopped by new fence

The Northern Echo: ANTI SOCIAL: A fence has been built to stop motorbikes entering the green belt land known as Whale Hill tip

2:26pm Monday 29th June 2015

ROGUE bikers who race around a green area in Middlesbrough have been stopped in their tracks with a new 3.5m fence.

Free bus service will link town's summer holiday attractions

The Northern Echo: FREE BUS: (Left to right) Heugh Gun Battery re-enactor Gerry Raffell, bus driver Lawrence Fenwick and Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience Operations Manager Emma Dowson prepare to board the Hartlepool Explorer Bus.

11:46am Monday 29th June 2015

A FREE bus service to ferry locals and tourists between Hartlepool's attractions will be running over the summer holidays.

Hopes for future after school's £12m new building officially opened

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL: Formula 1 engineer and former pupil Dave Robson at the opening of the revamped Ian Ramsey CofE school in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:12pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

THE first secondary school to reopen under the Government's school building programme officially launched its new £12.8m building today (Tuesday, June 23).

Teesside Tintin paints the town red on stag do

The Northern Echo: STAGS: The Thompson Twins on Teesside Tintin's stag weekend

8:04pm Monday 22nd June 2015

TEESSIDE'S very own Tintin was joined by Captain Haddock and the Thompson Twins on his stag weekend in Prague.

Pole dancing and knitting at revamped community centre

The Northern Echo: OPENING: Volunteers celebrate the opening of their newly-revamped community centre

2:32pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A POLE dancing class, a toy library and a "knit and natter" group are just some of the community groups using a centre which has undergone a £200,000 refurbishment.

Back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin remarries

The Northern Echo: John Darwin leaves Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough after appearing for a proceeds of crime hearing last year

3:30am Monday 22nd June 2015

JOHN Darwin, the man who faked his own death in a canoe, has married for the second time, reports suggested yesterday.

Veterans join cadets for Armed Forces Day

The Northern Echo: FORCES: Children enjoy the activities at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:08pm Sunday 21st June 2015

PIPES and drums played in Middlesbrough's Centre Square yesterday (Saturday, June 20) as cadets marched alongside veterans to mark Armed Forces Day.

Dead fish found floating on lake surface due to lack of oxygen

The Northern Echo: DYING: The fish at Albert Park are dying due to a lack of oxygen in the lake, fishermen claim

4:54pm Sunday 21st June 2015

FISH in a council-owned lake are dying due to lack of oxygen in the water, it is claimed.

Grease is the word in Eaglescliffe

The Northern Echo: In Grease with John Travolta

3:54pm Sunday 21st June 2015

A YOUNG cast is bringing 1950s America to Eaglescliffe.

Chief made aware of racism in police force on her first day in the job, tribunal hears

The Northern Echo: UNDER OATH: Cleveland Police Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer gave evidence to a tribunal

7:13pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

CLEVELAND Police's chief constable Jacqui Cheer was aware that the force had a problem with institutional racism as soon as she took over, she admitted under oath today (Tuesday, June 16).

Son claims "excessive force" used on 82-year-old father by hospital

The Northern Echo: 82-year-old Joseph Harris, who his sons claim was roughly treated at the University Hospital of North Tees

6:18am Tuesday 16th June 2015

CLAIMS that an 82-year-old man was roughly handled and pinned down by hospital staff, leaving him with severe bruising, are being investigated.

Wildlife under threat from arsonists

The Northern Echo: COASTAL: Coatham in east Cleveland is one of 12 shorelines from Penzance to North Tyneside taking part in a ground-breaking scheme.

5:30pm Monday 15th June 2015

ARSONISTS are ruining an important coastal nature reserve, police are warning.

Mods head to the seaside

The Northern Echo: WHEELING IN: A scooter rally at Redcar Rugby Club. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:31pm Monday 8th June 2015

SCOOTER riders inspired by the original mods descended on Redcar at the weekend - the second year the town's scooter rally has been reborn.

Tens of thousands celebrate multicultural festival

The Northern Echo: CELEBRATION: The Mela festival in Middlesbrough. Stalls outside the Crown Court. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:43pm Sunday 7th June 2015

TENS of thousands of people soaked up the sunshine over the weekend as a multicultural festival reached a major milestone

Victorian "Black Widow" poisoner will be played by Downton actress - and shot in North-East

The Northern Echo: KILLER ROLE: Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt, who has signed up to appear in another period drama - playing a real-life serial killer.

5:13pm Sunday 7th June 2015

A DRAMA about Britain's first female serial killer will be filmed in the region from August, with Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt taking the lead role.

Northern League chair standing down after 20 years

The Northern Echo: Northern League Chairman Mike Amos, who is to retire from the role at the end of next season

4:15pm Sunday 7th June 2015

THE chairman of the Northern League, Mike Amos, is standing down at the end of next season.

Music festival could be held at empty former shopping outlet

The Northern Echo: Closed down: The factory outlet centre when it first closed down in 2004

6:05pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A MUSIC festival could be held at a derelict former shopping centre before the end of the year.

Mask-wearing protestors demonstrate against Richard Branson and government over NHS privatisation

The Northern Echo: NHS: Demonstrators outside the One Life Centre in Hartlepool. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:16pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

DEMONSTRATORS dressed up as Richard Branson and as doctors gathered outside an urgent care centre today (Tuesday, June 2), amid claims the government is "misleading" the public over NHS privatisation.

Controversial chair voted back in at town council while clerk resigns

The Northern Echo: SELECTED: Jason Hadlow, who has been re-elected as chairman of Yarm Town Council, with his stone penis in 2010

12:22pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL councillor has been re-elected as chair of Yarm Town Council two years after resigning - as the clerk stood down, making accusations of bullying.

Police rule out criminal investigation after dog killed and boy injured

The Northern Echo: Bev Brown's beloved dog Dolly, who was killed in an accident in Middlesbrough this morning

1:28pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

POLICE investigating how a dog was killed and a boy injured has concluded no crime was committed.

Probe into how rapist cop escaped detection will be published soon

The Northern Echo: INVESTIGATION: Wayne Scott after his arrest

5:05am Wednesday 20th May 2015

AN investigation into how a rapist police officer avoided detection for years is complete and could be published soon, The Northern Echo has learned.

Lucky escape as car hits baby in pushchair

The Northern Echo:

1:24pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A THREE-month old baby is being treated in hospital after his pushchair was hit by a car this morning (Tuesday, May 19).

Army to help out-of-work youth

The Northern Echo: PARADE: Junior soldiers, led by their instructors, parade through Harrogate.

5:26pm Monday 18th May 2015

A PROGRAMME to help out-of-work youngsters to find work - which includes army training - is being launched in Hartlepool.

Aim to cut deadly food poisoning cases by half

The Northern Echo: a raw chicken wrapped in its bag

11:56am Monday 18th May 2015

A COUNCIL is aiming to half the cases of a potentially fatal type of food poisoning with an awareness campaign this week.

Special Branch asked to 'dig up dirt' on Asian officer, tribunal hears

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

6:03am Wednesday 13th May 2015

TWO Asian officers at Cleveland Police were being bugged - and Special Branch was asked to "dig up dirt" on one of them, a tribunal heard yesterday.

New service for victims of crime

The Northern Echo: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger.

6:58pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

VICTIMS of crime needing extra help can access a new directory.

Racism allegations "watered down" by police

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

5:56am Tuesday 12th May 2015

ALLEGATIONS of racism uncovered in an internal review of Cleveland Police ran so deep that senior officers tried to "dilute" them, a hearing was told yesterday.

Labour heartland seat stays red

The Northern Echo: ELECTION: Labour's Alex Cunningham is declared the winner of the Stockton north constituency.  The figures are read out to the candidates. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:37pm Friday 8th May 2015

LABOUR candidate for Stockton North Alex Cunningham strode to victory for a second time in the safe seat.

Resounding Conservative victory in marginal Stockton South

The Northern Echo: ELECTION: The results confirm that Conservative James Wharton retains his Stockton South seat and Labour's Louise Baldock loses. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:36pm Friday 8th May 2015

THE "kingmaker" Stockton South constituency was expected to be too close to call - but Conservative incumbent James Wharton rode to victory with a 5,046 majority.

Sergeant's wife "filmed Asian officer working out at gym", tribunal hears

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

2:49pm Friday 8th May 2015

A FIREARMS officer claims his superior officer’s wife filmed him on her mobile phone as he worked out at the gym.

Senior officer racism claims denied by Cleveland Police

The Northern Echo:

6:15am Friday 8th May 2015

A FIREARMS officer last night claimed the former Assistant Chief Constable of Cleveland Police discriminated against him because he was Asian.

Farage plans to end Labour's "one-party state" in North-East

The Northern Echo: ELECTION RALLY: Nigel Farage.

7:25pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

UKIP leader Nigel Farage outlined his plans to end Labour's "one-party state" in the North-East as he visited the region today (Tuesday).

Fanzine editor "champion of Middlesbrough"

The Northern Echo: MAYOR AWARD: Boro fanzine editor Rob Nichols receives an award from Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon at a ceremony last night (MONDAY)

5:42pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

THE editor of Middlesbrough FC's fanzine has been recognised with a Mayor's award for being a champion for sport, heritage and culture in the town.

Farage says UKIP will be North-East's largest party by 2020 during Hartlepool visit

The Northern Echo:

12:39pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

UKIP will be the largest party in the North-East by 2020, leader Nigel Farage predicted today.

Miliband pledges to hand power back to North-East

The Northern Echo: ELECTION: Labour leader Ed Miliband during his speech at Arc in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:46pm Monday 27th April 2015

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband today (Monday) pledged to restore prosperity to the North-East by devolving up to £30bn worth of power to local government.

Miliband throws down gauntlet to Cameron over TV debates

The Northern Echo: Labour Party leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech at The ARC Theatre & Arts Centre in Stockton-on-Tees, where he announced that first-time buyers will be offered a tax break. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

2:38pm Monday 27th April 2015

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband today threw down the gauntlet to David Cameron - and said the offer of live head-to-head TV debate ahead of the General Election in ten days' time was "still on the table".

£1,000 reward offered to find owner of pitbull which savaged to death courageous whippet George

The Northern Echo:

5:05am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DEVASTATED mum told last night how brave George, a year-old whippet, lay down his life to protect her seven-year-old son from a savage pit bull attack. And now a reward is being offered to find and prosecute the owner of the rogue dog.

Over a thousand fewer police officers in region if Tories are elected, shadow home secretary warns

The Northern Echo: VISIT: Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper visited Harbour, a charity which works with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse in Stockton today Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:53pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

"EXTREME Tory cuts" would mean 1,200 fewer police officers in the North-East over the next three years, the shadow Home Secretary warned today (Tuesday, April 14) during a visit to the region.

UPDATED: Man charged after armed police cordoned off Middlesbrough flats

The Northern Echo:

3:50pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

ARMED police have cordoned off a block of flats in Middlesbrough after a man was injured.

Police make arrest in connection with knifepoint robbery on 14-year-old boy

The Northern Echo:

10:14am Tuesday 14th April 2015

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of robbery after a 14-year-old boy was robbed of his mountain bike at knifepoint at the weekend.

14-year-old threatened at knifepoint as thieves steal prized mountain bike

The Northern Echo: ATTACKED: Alex Bowman 14 from Marton was threatened with knife in Stewarts Park last night and had his prized possession, a £600 Cube mountain bike, stolen Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

12:51pm Monday 13th April 2015

A FOURTEEN-year-old boy had a six-inch kitchen knife held to his throat in a public park as his prized mountain bike was stolen.

Murder charge warning over stone throwing

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

6:10pm Sunday 12th April 2015

YOUNGSTERS throwing stones at cars have been warned they could face a charge of murder if a fatal accident happened.

Fans want partnership with Hartlepool United owners

The Northern Echo: TRUST FORMED: Hartlepool United taking on Southend United earlier this month. Fans have voted in favour of forming a Supporters Trust. Picture: DAVID WOOD. (23002626)

5:54pm Sunday 12th April 2015

FANS behind a new supporters' trust at Hartlepool United hope to work with the club owners to form a partnership.

Lifeboat volunteer takes on epic running challenge

The Northern Echo: CHALLENGE: Dave Scott training for his fundraising runs

5:29pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A LIFEBOAT volunteer is taking on two of the toughest running challenges in the country to raise money for the RNLI.

Strictly star visits charity superstore

The Northern Echo: MOVES: Anna Kennedy, of Strictly Come Dancing, shows off her moves for The Daisy Chain autism charity of which she is a patron. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:05pm Sunday 12th April 2015

AUTISM campaigner and Strictly Come Dancing star Anna Kennedy showed off some of her moves as she visited a charity superstore in Stockton on Saturday.

VIDEO: Harriet Harman visits key seat

The Northern Echo: IN THE PINK: Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman campaigning in Stockton. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:39pm Sunday 12th April 2015

LABOUR party deputy leader Harriet Harman lent a hand to a candidate fighting a key marginal seat as she visited Stockton on Saturday.

Four-hour road closure after car overturns

The Northern Echo: CAR OVERTURNED: The black Peugeot 206 after being recovered from Stainton Way. Picture: Cleveland Police RPU

2:12pm Sunday 12th April 2015

A DRIVER in his early 40s escaped serious injury after overturning his car in Middlesbrough this morning (Sunday).

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