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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).

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.


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