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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.

Plans for new country club in Yarm

The Northern Echo: PLANS: The new country club planned for Yarm could create up to 150 jobs

5:29pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

PLANS for a spa and country club outside Yarm, which would create about 150 jobs, are being considered by Stockton Council.

Former Mayor and council leader dies

The Northern Echo: Former Middlesbrough Mayor and council leader Walter Ferrier, who has died at the age of 90

3:27pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

FORMER Middlesbrough Mayor and council leader Walter Ferrier has died, at the age of 90.

Bus routes under threat as coach firm announces closure

The Northern Echo:

4:50am Wednesday 11th March 2015

ALMOST a dozen bus services on Teesside are under threat after a small operator announced it was closing due to crippling insurance costs.

Transporter reopens in multi-million pound refurbishment

The Northern Echo: The new glass-sided gondola in operation at the Transporter Bridge

6:43pm Monday 9th March 2015

THE Transporter Bridge has reopened to the public after the latest phase of the biggest overhaul in its 103-year history.

Four-year-old boy still fighting for life after he was hit by taxi

The Northern Echo: ACCIDENT: Cotswold Avenue in Middlesbrough where a boy was knocked down Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

6:39pm Monday 9th March 2015

A FOUR-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital tonight (Monday) after he was in collision with a taxi.

Councillor suspended for failing to pay council tax on second home

The Northern Echo: UNDER INVESTIGATION: Councillor Andrew Sherris, of Stockton Borough Council, who is being investigated by his party over claims he failed to pay his council tax

9:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A COUNCILLOR is being investigated by his own party for failing to pay his council tax.

Regiment exercises right to parade through Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: 3 RIFLES march during a previous parade

4:47pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

AN ARMY regiment will be exercising its right to parade through Hartlepool later this month.

Cyclist injured

12:42pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A CYCLIST broke his spine after a collision with a car in Middlesbrough. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision involving a Ford Focus, on Borough Road at the junction of Linthorpe Road at about 8.40am on Friday, February 27. The 43-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from concussion and a fracture to his spine and is still in hospital in a "comfortable" condition. Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Tina Lackenby from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist operations unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 32681.

Student volunteers spruce up primary school

The Northern Echo: left to right Syaza Haji Zaini, Oi-ian Cheong, Nabilah Haji Johari, students from Teesside University volunteering at Breckon Hill Primary School

11:40am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

STUDENTS have been revamping the outside area of a local primary school as part of National Student Volunteering Week.

Councillor suspended by Conservatives over 'financial irregularities'

6:51pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A CONSERVATIVE councillor has been suspended by his party as it launches an investigation into "financial irregularities".

Councillor suspended from Conservative group on Stockton Council

The Northern Echo:

5:54pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A councillor has been suspended from the Conservative Group on Stockton Council.

Health secretary asked to reinstate A&E

The Northern Echo: FEELING EXPRESSED: A protest march in January this year against removal of NHS services at Hartlepool Hospital

5:31pm Monday 2nd March 2015

AN MP and council representatives hope to get assurances about the future of services at a North-East hospital when they lobby the health secretary later today (Tuesday, March 2).

Stab victim released from hospital

The Northern Echo: Stab victim released from hospital

1:20pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A 60-year-old man who was stabbed in the stomach in an attempted robbery last week has been released from hospital.

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

The Northern Echo: 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

The Northern Echo: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger

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

The Northern Echo: PC Paul Cooper, who has designed the "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.

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