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£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).

Youngsters brave the North Sea for sponsored dip

The Northern Echo: ICY SEA: Youngsters and staff from a Middlesbrough charity will brave the North Sea to raise cash for Comic Relief

7:48pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A TEAM of young people will brave the bracing North Sea to raise money for Comic Relief 2015.

Student first to receive academic prize

The Northern Echo: ACADEMIC PRIZE: Katherine Hierons presents BA Business Management student Jake Clayton with the Ann & Barry Walker Prize. The award is named after Katherine's parents.

6:36pm Monday 6th April 2015

A HIGH-achieving student has become the first recipient of a new academic prize at Teesside University.

Distinctive art exhibition comes to mima

The Northern Echo: ART EXHIBITION: One of artist Georgina Starr's works as part of her I, Cave exhibition at mima in Middlesbrough

6:27pm Monday 6th April 2015

A DISTINCTIVE artist is exhibiting her work in a new exhibition at mima in Middlesbrough.

Motorcycle crash causes Bank Holiday delays

The Northern Echo: DELAYS: The crash between a motorbike and car, on the A172 Stokesley Road, at Marton, Middlesbrough near the A174 interchange. PICTURE: Cleveland Police RPU

6:00pm Monday 6th April 2015

A COLLISION between a motorbike and a car caused "extensive" Bank Holiday delays today.

Hotel "taken over" by college students

The Northern Echo: THISTLE TAKEOVER: Thistle Hotel head chef Richard Hardy with Ryan Hodgson and Claire Mawson, two of the Middlesbrough College students who took part in the hotel takeover.

5:59pm Monday 6th April 2015

COLLEGE students launched a takeover at one of the area's largest hotels last week.

Teen pregnancies at lowest ever level in Middlesbrough - but still seventh worst

The Northern Echo: TEEN PREGNANCIES: Middlesbrough teen pregnancy rate drops to lowest rate since records began - but still seventh highest in the country

5:49pm Monday 6th April 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH is still among the worst areas in the country for teen pregnancy rates - but levels have fallen to their lowest ever.

Comedian pens song for baby hospice

The Northern Echo: CHARITY SONG: Roy Chubby Brown has written a song for Zoe's Place baby hospice

5:49pm Monday 6th April 2015

NORTH-East comedian Roy Chubby Brown has written a poignant song to raise funds for a baby hospice.

Family escape burning home in electrical fault blaze

The Northern Echo: FAMILY ESCAPE: A family escaped their burning home after an electrical fault

5:29pm Monday 6th April 2015

A FAMILY escaped their burning home after an electrical fault caused a blaze in a converted loft.

Low turnout at X-factor auditions

The Northern Echo: James Arthur, from Saltburn, who won the X-Factor talent show in 2012

5:23pm Monday 6th April 2015

AUDITIONS for TV talent show X Factor in the region failed to attract crowds of hopefuls this year.

Unemployed James gets taste of dream job

The Northern Echo: DREAM ROLE: (L-r): James Stubbs with Chris Ferguson, co-owner of North Eastern 4x4

4:50pm Monday 6th April 2015

A STOCKTON garage has teamed up with youth charity The Prince's Trust to help an unemployed teenager gain experience in his dream role.

UPDATED: Arrests made after man found unconscious in street

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

4:50am Tuesday 7th April 2015

A YOUNG man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was found unconscious in the street with serious head injuries.

Dance-fest aims to get children fit

The Northern Echo: DANCE FIT: Dancer Vanessa Finn will be leading children's exercise and dance classes at Thornaby Pavilion Shopping Centre on April 8 as part of a health and fitness event

3:49pm Monday 6th April 2015

A DANCER will take to the streets to inspire children to enjoy exercise tomorrow (Tuesday, April 7).

Cleveland Police apologise after breaking down wrong door in Edinburgh raid

The Northern Echo: WRONG DOOR: Alistair McPhail and Sheila McPhail whose house was raided by police looking for a Callum McPhail, who has the same name as his son.

2:53pm Monday 6th April 2015

CLEVELAND Police were forced to apologise to a family in Edinburgh after breaking down the door of the wrong home during an early-morning raid.

Museum collaboration tells story of heroic emergency services

The Northern Echo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (22464189)

1:25pm Monday 6th April 2015

STORIES of the early Victorian railway policemen, heroic lifeboatmen and stoic midwives battling against high infant death rates are being celebrated as part of a new museum project.

Upcycling course teaches 'make do and mend'

The Northern Echo: MAKE DO: Heather Willis learning how to make the most out of old clothes on a previous ‘Upcycling’ course.

1:18pm Monday 6th April 2015

TIRED and outdated clothes can be given a new lease of life thanks to an "Upcycling" sewing course being held in Stockton.

Youngsters' achievements recognised at awards ceremony

The Northern Echo: The youngsters who won awards at a special achievement ceremony

1:16pm Monday 6th April 2015

THE achievements of young people in Hartlepool have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony in the town.

Cannabis haul sailor in talks with film producers

The Northern Echo: CLEARED: Phil Berriman was cleared of smuggling in the UK's largest ever haul of cannabis

7:10am Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE man prosecuted for smuggling the biggest haul of cannabis on to UK shores 20 years ago is in talks with film producers over the rights to his life story.

Stroke patients cared for in their own homes

The Northern Echo: STROKE RECOVERY: Michael Paranics and the team of therapists helping him recover at home

5:44pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A NEW therapy scheme in part of Teesside and North Yorkshire means stroke patients can receive care at home rather than in hospital.

Fraudster ordered to pay £3,000 after mis-selling advertising

5:13pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A MAN who swindled local businesses out of advertising money has been ordered to pay almost £3,000 in compensation and costs.

Large landmark to be dismantled

The Northern Echo: DISMANTLED: The large gas holder just off Portrack Lane, which supplied many Teessiders with gas for over 50 years, is now disused. Credit: Google

5:04pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A HUGE landmark which kept thousands of Teesside folk supplied with gas for over 50 years is to be dismantled.

Conservative candidate named in High Court challenge over 550 homes

The Northern Echo: CHALLENGE: Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Stockton South, James Wharton

5:02am Tuesday 31st March 2015

CONSERVATIVE candidate James Wharton has been named in a High Court challenge over plans to build 550 homes.

Two organisations join forces to give out £100,000 to local childrens' groups

The Northern Echo: WINNERS: The successful applicants at last year’s awards evening at Middlesbrough College

5:52pm Monday 30th March 2015

TWO major community organisations will provide £100,000 to groups based in the Teesside area during 2015.

Paralympian inspires "Likely Lads"

The Northern Echo: INSPIRATION: Paralympian Craig McCann comes to St Hild's School in Hartlepool to speak to a group of underachievers in order to inspire them. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:26pm Monday 30th March 2015

A PARALYMPIC athlete drew on his own life story to inspire underachieving boys today (Monday).

Baby's illness inspires dad's dozen challenges

The Northern Echo: RECOVERY: Baby Jasmine after returning home from hospital

5:21pm Monday 30th March 2015

THE father of a baby who was hospitalised after a large birthmark left her with breathing difficulties is taking on 12 challenges for charity following her recovery.

Teenager in knuckleduster attack

The Northern Echo:

5:02pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A TEENAGER was left with a deep cut to his eye after being attacked with a knuckleduster and robbed in Middlesbrough last night (Monday, March 23).

Purple Pig owner fined for food hygiene offences at Yarm restaurant

The Northern Echo: RESTAURANT: The Purple Pig on Yarm High Street

6:40am Wednesday 25th March 2015

THE owner of the Purple Pig in Yarm has been fined thousands of pounds after admitting eight food hygiene offences.

Darlington dad's thanks to lifeboat crews who pulled him out of icy sea

The Northern Echo:

5:02am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A FISHERMAN said the thought of his son kept him alive as he was tossed around in four metre-high waves after being swept out to sea.

Woman injured in attempted theft

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

5:07pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A WOMAN was left with injuries to her face after two thieves pushed her over and tried to steal her phone.

Stockton estate's last pub is saved

The Northern Echo: SAVED: The Sheraton pub in Hardwick, Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

10:50am Tuesday 24th March 2015

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the last pub on a Stockton estate have won their battle.

Watch moment RNLI rescues two teenagers trapped on rocks by incoming tide at Redcar

The Northern Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

TWO teenagers trapped on rocks by the incoming tide at Redcar were rescued by lifeboat volunteers yesterday,

North East Ambulance Service admits it is "understaffed and underfunded"

The Northern Echo: UNDERFUNDED: North East Ambulance Service is still negotiating over funding

5:03am Wednesday 18th March 2015

AN "understaffed and underfunded" ambulance service could face a £4m funding shortfall in the next financial year, councillors heard.

MP intervenes in Stockton estate pub battle

The Northern Echo: FIGHT: The Sheraton pub in Hardwick, Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:44pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

AN MP has joined the fight to save the last remaining pub on a Stockton estate from closure.

Vet practices in Middlesbrough and Redcar named best employers

The Northern Echo: BEST EMPLOYER: Veterinary nurse Nicola Bond, of White Cross Vets, with clients Luna and Theo.

2:43pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A FAMILY-run vets practice has been named one of the best places to work in the UK for the third year in a row.

Councillors declare war on dog fouling

The Northern Echo: NEW SIGNS: Pictured with one of the new signs (l-r) are Councillor Marjorie James, Councillor Allan Barclay and Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher.

12:51pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

COUNCILLORS in an area of Hartlepool are launching a war on dog dirt.

Four-year-old knocked down by taxi is recovering

The Northern Echo: RECOVERING: Nathaniel Verrill, who was knocked over by a taxi last week

3:35pm Monday 16th March 2015

THE condition of a four-year-old boy who was hit by a taxi in Middlesbrough last week is improving.

Youth questioned over grass fire

1:24pm Monday 16th March 2015

A DOZEN youths have been quizzed by police after a large grass fire devastated a well-known beauty spot.

Three of 11 threatened routes are saved after announcement of closure of Leven Valley bus company

1:14pm Monday 16th March 2015

THREE out of 11 bus services under threat by the closure of the Leven Valley bus company have been saved.

UPDATED Part of A19 closed this morning after another crash - drivers escape injury

The Northern Echo:

11:47am Monday 16th March 2015

TWO further accidents caused problems on the A19 this morning (MONDAY) - just a day after a series of crashes left one woman fighting for her life.

Bus operator shuts - blames "compensation culture"

The Northern Echo:

6:17pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

BUS routes are under threat after a small operator announced it was closing due to insurance costs trebling.


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