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Girlfriend of drowned man killed herself, inquest finds

The Northern Echo: John Paul Conley and his girlfriend Kate Downey

5:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE broken-hearted girlfriend of a man who drowned in Laos took her own life months later, an inquest heard.

Family fun in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Castlegate Community Carnival was held in the Parish gardens in Stockton on Saturday. Organised by the Castlegate Centre's charitable arm, Hampers from the Heart, it was a free event for the community. The Mayor of Stockton Cllr Barbara Inman hands ou

2:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 150 families gathered together for a day of family fun in Stockton.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Digger-mad two year-old's dream comes true

The Northern Echo: BOY AT WORK: Two and a half year old Benny Paterson is granted his wish of looking around the vehicles at Biffa Municipal's Skippers Lane depot in Middlesbrough.  He is pictured behind the wheel of a 436 shovel JCB.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A DIGGER-mad two-year-old's dreams came true today (Monday, August 18) when staff at a recycling depot allowed him on a special visit to drive one of their JCBs.

Middlesbrough author raised by nuns pens second book on her colourful life

The Northern Echo: MANCHESTER MEMOIRS: Anne Fothergill with her new book 'Don't let the riff-raff in'.

1:01pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN author brought up by nuns in a Catholic orphanage in Middlesbrough before living in a boarding house with prostitutes and thieves has written a second book about her colourful life.

Police raise concerns over missing 16-year-old

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

5:09pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE have raised concerns about a 16-year-old who has gone missing from Teesside.

Spate of car break-ins

3:34pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THIEVES have stolen wallets and mobile phones in a spate of car break-ins across the Billingham area.

Trading standards officers warning on free trials

2:46pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TRADING standards officers in the region are warning against online "free trials" when shopping online.

Concerns raised about anti-social behaviour

1:03pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A COUNCIL leader has demanded more help from police in tackling increasing anti-social behaviour in Hartlepool.

Couple win £111,000 in Lotto draw

The Northern Echo: LOTTO WIN: Emma Coulson and Robert Silcox celebrate their lottery success. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:17pm Monday 11th August 2014

A HAIRDRESSER can put money worries behind her after scooping £111,812 in the National Lottery.

Costumier lands first job with Hollywood stars

4:40pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST graduate has been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars after joining the crew of a new British comedy film.

Children's author finds market in Norway

4:35pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST author's books about life on the oil rigs have been published in Norway.

Dancers bring colour and music to streets

The Northern Echo: FOLKLORE FESTIVAL: The Billingham Folklore Festival opened today.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:48pm Sunday 10th August 2014

HUNDREDS of dancers from all over the world brought music and colour to the streets of a Teesside town as part of a 50-year-old festival.

80-year-old scoops £500,000 jackpot

The Northern Echo: 80-year-old Rachel Gibson Fullerton, who won £500,000 on the Thunderball jackpot

1:06pm Sunday 10th August 2014

AN 80-year-old woman scooped the top prize in the National Lottery's Thunderball game - and celebrated with a nice cup of tea.

Met to investigate "destroy" order from senior policeman

The Northern Echo: FACING PROBE: Cleveland Police’s assistant chief constable Sean White.

6:32am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CLAIMS that a top officer at Cleveland Police ordered staff to "destroy" an ethnic minority officer after he admitted being a whistleblower on racism are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

Coroner merger could be approved by end of year

The Northern Echo: RETIRED: Former Teesside coroner Michael Sheffield

8:17pm Monday 4th August 2014

TWO Coroner services could merge as part of a plan to save £230,000 a year.

Work begins on £18m sports village

The Northern Echo: Artist impression of the new Prissick Sports Village

5:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

WORK on an £18m state-of-the-art sports development in Middlesbrough began this week.

Festival a success once more, say organisers

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

4:48pm Monday 4th August 2014

FIFTEEN thousand people turned out on Stockton's Riverside to watch giant puppets, music and pyrotechnics bring Europe's largest free international arts festival to an end.

Senior police officers at Cleveland Police accused of conspiring to cover up institutional racism

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer

9:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CLAIMS that senior officers at Cleveland Police conspired to cover up institutional racism will be investigated by an external police force, it has emerged.

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.

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