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Post mortem on 13-year-old's death inconclusive

The Northern Echo: UNEXPLAINED DEATH: A police car today (TUESDAY) outside the house where Mason Douglass, 13, died suddenly last night (MONDAY)

2:10am Friday 9th October 2015

TESTS to discover how a 13-year-old boy died suddenly on Monday evening have proved inconclusive.

Motorist dies after "medical incident" behind wheel

The Northern Echo: Mondeo driver urged to come forward after hit and run left man with a broken elbow

5:50am Friday 9th October 2015

A MAN in his 40s died after his car crashed down an embankment after what was believed to be a medical incident.

Group aims to preserve closed tourist attraction

The Northern Echo: VOLUNTEERS: More than 150 volunteers turned out to pick apples at Nature's World

4:46pm Thursday 8th October 2015

A GROUP is fighting to preserve closed eco-centre Nature's World in Middlesbrough.

Wild Halloween event for children

The Northern Echo: NATURE: Children at RSPB Saltholme

4:40pm Thursday 8th October 2015

NATURE reserve RSPB Saltholme is holding a Wild Halloween event later this month.

'Babies' lives at risk' say campaigners fighting to save North Tees intensive care unit

The Northern Echo: PREMATURE: Twins Noah and Ava Lowther

4:02am Thursday 8th October 2015

MOTHERS whose children were saved by a hospital's under-threat intensive care unit say babies could die if the closure goes ahead.

Pictures show filthy conditions inside rat-infested takeaway as owner is fined

The Northern Echo: FINED: The owner of Dhesi Grill, on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough

1:50am Thursday 8th October 2015

THE owner of a Teesside takeaway has been fined after evidence of rats and mice was found on the premises.

Post mortem to be conducted after "bright and wonderful" youngster dies unexpectedly

The Northern Echo: UNEXPLAINED DEATH: The air ambulance lands at Acklam Whin Primary

5:50am Wednesday 7th October 2015

A HEADTEACHER has led the tributes to a "bright and wonderful" 13-year-old who died suddenly in unexplained circumstances.

Work starts on free school

The Northern Echo: Jemima Burton and James Cox, pupils at Ingleby Manor Free School, cut the first turf on their new school building site

5:25pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

TWO pupils today (TUES) cut the first turf on a £12m new free school development in Teesside.

Concerns over plans to close baby intensive care unit at Stockton

The Northern Echo: RALLY: Gemma Rhead, Margaret Smurthwaite, Gillian Crane and Angela Hughes of campaign group Fighting for Hartlepool Hospital

1:23pm Monday 5th October 2015

"MAJOR concerns" have been voiced over plans to end intensive care services for babies at a Teesside hospital.

Redcar coke ovens rescuer will wind down operations "with immediate effect" unless deal is struck

The Northern Echo:

10:33am Monday 5th October 2015

THE company behind an 11th hour offer to save part of the steel operations at Redcar will “wind down operations with immediate effect” unless a deal is struck.

Redcar's coke ovens could run out this morning, warns MP

The Northern Echo:

4:40am Monday 5th October 2015

THE 162 coke ovens at Redcar's closed steelworks will burn out this morning and be lost forever unless a County Durham coal company can strike an 11th-hour rescue deal, The Northern Echo understands.

Boro Taxis driver suspended after newborn's pram hit by car

The Northern Echo: DAMAGE: The damage to the pram after it was hit by a taxi

5:20am Saturday 3rd October 2015

A TAXI driver has been suspended and faces a police investigation after a disabled mother claimed he reversed into her nine-week-old baby's pram.

Tour de France inspires guided rides

The Northern Echo: BIKE INSPIRATION: Britain's Chris Froome in the Tour de France

6:16pm Thursday 1st October 2015

QUALIFIED British Cycling leaders will be hosting a series of guided bike rides in the coming weeks for people inspired by the Tour de France.

"Lifetime's work" on farm at risk after RSPB gives farmer notice to quit land

The Northern Echo: NOTICE TO QUIT: Jeff Horn at his home in Cowpen Bewley, near Billingham.

5:37pm Thursday 1st October 2015

A CATTLE farmer may have to close his farm after the RSPB gave him notice to quit land he has worked for more than two decades.

Chief's frustration over 'racism' claims at Cleveland Police

The Northern Echo: RETIRING: Cleveland Police Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer

2:57pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

CLEVELAND Police chief constable Jacqui Cheer is “frustrated” by an Asian officer’s allegations of racism at a time when she is trying to move the Force forward, her deputy told an employment tribunal today (Wednesday, September 30).

Help for mental health charity

The Northern Echo: DONATION: Clare Mason and Rebecca Russell of The Darlington Building Society with STAMP Revisited chairman, Adrian Cook.

1:49pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

A MENTAL health charity has been given a £250 donation by a building society.

Silent assassin takes college job

The Northern Echo: SILENT ASSASSIN: Former World and current Commonwealth Champion Middleweight boxer Savannah Marshall (centre), with talented new hopefuls Sadie Thomas (left) and Shelby Brazell.

3:29pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

A WORLD champion boxer nicknamed "The Silent Assassin" is returning to her old college as an athlete mentor.

Sci fi exhibition features Transformers-style comic strips by late Middlesbrough artist

The Northern Echo: Sci fi exhibition features Transformers-style comic strips by late Middlesbrough artist

12:50pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

COSTUMES and props from Thunderbirds and Lost in Space are among the exhibits at Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum from this weekend.

Burglars face rap after Snoop Dogg the parrot stolen - popular phrases include ‘give us a big fat kiss’ and ‘hello fat girl’

The Northern Echo:

10:36am Tuesday 29th September 2015

AFRICAN grey parrots called Snoop Dogg and Missy have been stolen in a burglary in Middlesbrough.

Five arrests in Middlesbrough drug raids as police target heroin dealers

The Northern Echo:

2:50am Tuesday 29th September 2015

HOMES in Middlesbrough were raided by police early this morning as part of a major operation to smash a drugs gang bringing heroin into the North-East.

Drugs and alcohol first aid lessons offered to 13-year-olds for the first time

The Northern Echo: FIRST AID: 13 and 14yr olds at Trinity Catholic College in Middlesbrough are given lessons on life saving relating to drug and alcohol by St John Ambulance.  Mirabel Odusanya (13) puts Lucy Roddy (14) into the recovery position. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH.

4:41pm Friday 25th September 2015

HUNDREDS of 13 and 14-year-olds were taught how to give vital first aid to people affected by drugs or alcohol at a school event today (FRIDAY).

Row and unpaid bills lead to council's website being suspended

The Northern Echo: Row and unpaid bills lead to council's website being suspended

12:42pm Friday 25th September 2015

A TOWN council's website is now up and running after being shut down for several days - apparently due to unpaid bills and a dispute.

Replica Rocket made from rubbish will be pulling passengers at festival

The Northern Echo: RUBBISH ROCKET: Steve Thompson, of Cloud West Trading Company, which made a Rocket from waste material

4:28pm Thursday 24th September 2015

A REPLICA of Stephenson's Rocket made entirely from rubbish will be displayed at Darlington's Festival of Thrift this weekend.

Blind man thrown to ground and robbed in early morning attack

The Northern Echo:

4:00am Friday 25th September 2015

A BLIND man has been left afraid of leaving his home after he was pushed to the ground and robbed in the street in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Feast to help celebrate walled garden's bumper harvest

The Northern Echo: BUMPER HARVEST: A previous year's harvest from Preston Park and Museum's Victorian Walled Garden

4:01pm Thursday 24th September 2015

DISHES from produce grown in a museum's Victorian walled garden are being served at a feast next month.

Pupil with leukaemia inspires teacher's charity head shave

The Northern Echo: HEAD SHAVE: Teacher Dewi Tidball will shave all her hair off on Friday

12:49pm Thursday 24th September 2015

A PRIMARY teacher is shaving her hair off for charity tomorrow (Friday) after being inspired by one of the pupils at her school.

Save Our Steel: More than 2,000 gather for steel vigil in Redcar

The Northern Echo:

4:00am Friday 25th September 2015

MORE than 1,500 SSI steelworkers, their families and friends held an emergency rally in Redcar this evening to call on the Prime Minister to save the local steel industry.

Cash needed to repair beds for cancer patients

The Northern Echo: THERAPY: Helen Boal, one of the cancer patients receiving complementary therapies

1:10pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

ABOUT 100 patients who are suffering from cancer and other long-term conditions could miss out on holistic therapies after two specialist electric beds broke down within days.

Youngsters sail to Scotland on charity trip

The Northern Echo: SAIL AWAY: Harry Wilmot and the pupils from Kirkleatham School in Redcar

4:13pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

A DOZEN autistic youngsters from Redcar went on a sailing trip with charity Ocean Youth Trust North.

Revamped centre will offer course for young unemployed

The Northern Echo: NEW COURSE: Prince’s Trust Team Leader Craig Murphy and Langridge Initiative Centre Manager Amanda Buck.

3:29pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

MORE youngsters will have the chance to get back into work thanks to a new Prince's Trust course in Middlesbrough.

Campaigners meet with health bosses over loss of services

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN: Protesters at a march against the removal of services - including Accident and Emergency - from Hartlepool's hospital.

4:59pm Monday 21st September 2015

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to bring hospital services back to Hartlepool have met with health leaders to voice their concerns.

New £3m music school at Yarm School

The Northern Echo: MUSIC SCHOOL: School music pupils with headmaster David Dunn and Katie Staggs, Director of Music.

12:13pm Sunday 20th September 2015

A £3M music facility has opened at Yarm School.

Dementia patients to explore the art world

The Northern Echo: ART: One of the galleries at mima

10:40am Sunday 20th September 2015

THE art world will be opened up to people with dementia, and other long-term illnesses, as part of a new £96,000 project.

Motorcyclist injured in white van collision

The Northern Echo: Mondeo driver urged to come forward after hit and run left man with a broken elbow

5:51pm Friday 18th September 2015

A TEENAGE motorcyclist was treated for internal injuries after a collision with a white van in Middlesbrough.

13-year-old airlifted to hospital after being hit by car

The Northern Echo:

5:16pm Friday 18th September 2015

A 13-YEAR-old girl was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Hartlepool just before 2pm on Friday.

Third fire at rugby club in nine months

The Northern Echo: BLAZE: The fire devastated the rugby club's changing rooms

5:23pm Thursday 17th September 2015

A RUGBY club which had just reopened its changing area after an electrical fire caused £85,000 of damage has fallen victim to another blaze which has gutted the same area.

Dementia cafe celebrates first birthday

The Northern Echo: DEMENTIA CAFE: Dementia Café clients celebrating the first anniversary of the monthly sessions held inside Middlesbrough Reference Library.

1:38pm Thursday 17th September 2015

A POPULAR "dementia cafe" is celebrating its first anniversary.

Third fire in nine months, but Redcar Rugby Club encourages fans to come down for World Cup clash

The Northern Echo:

11:16am Thursday 17th September 2015

A RUGBY club has been hit by the third fire in nine months.

Thanks to "Mr Foodbank" after he steps down after three years

The Northern Echo: FOODBANK: Soroush Sadeghzadeh at the Middlesbrough Foodbank's depot at the St. Cuthbert's Centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:51pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

A MAN affectionately known as "Mr Foodbank" in Middlesbrough is stepping down after three years.

Councils expected to pass pension plans after "cast iron guarantee" on future of Durham Tees Valley airport

The Northern Echo: TAKE-OFF: KLM says it could increase UK services, including those from Durham Tees Valley Airport

3:10pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

OWNERS of beleaguered Durham Tees Valley Airport are reportedly giving guarantees for its long-term future as they ask local authorities for permission for a pension switch.

Duathlon becomes national event

The Northern Echo: GET SET: Athletes on the start line of this year's Stockton Duathlon

12:40pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

A RUNNING and cycling event held annually in Stockton has been named as a major national event on British Triathlon's 2016 calendar.

Budding builders given construction site tour

The Northern Echo: BUDDING BUILDERS: Technical co-ordinator Brian Rose and site manager Simon Kasonali with youngsters from Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy

12:32pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

PRIMARY school children got to explore a building site next to their school as part of an organised site visit.

Driver remanded after appearing in court charged with causing GBH to police officer

The Northern Echo:

4:40pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

A MAN has been charged with three offences following an alleged incident in which an on-duty police officer was injured.

Arrests after police officer injured in alleged hit-and-run

The Northern Echo: Arrests after police officer injured in alleged hit-and-run

5:35pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

TWO people have been arrested after an alleged hit-and-run in which a police officer was injured.

Office manager runs ultra-marathon for Butterwick Hospice

The Northern Echo: ULTRA MARATHON: Sarah Taylor ran for the Butterwick Hospice

3:45pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

AN OFFICE manager ran a 31-mile ultra marathon across the North York Moors for the Butterwick Hospice.

£6.5m 'pensions bombshell' part of plans to save Durham Tees Valley airport

The Northern Echo: BOMBSHELL: Durham Tees Valley Airport

5:11pm Monday 14th September 2015

THE owners of Durham Tees Valley airport were tonight (Monday, September 14) accused of hitting workers with a "pensions bombshell" after it emerged Peel Airports was seeking to pull out of a local government pension scheme in a bid to save £6.5m.

Kat's rowing club gets funding for junior team

The Northern Echo: GRANT: Ben Rowe and some of the young rowers from Tees Rowing Club

11:04am Sunday 13th September 2015

THE rowing club that produced gold medal winner Kat Copeland has received a £300 donation to cover costs for its junior team.

Campaign leads to £2m in welfare boost

The Northern Echo: Campaign leads to £2m in welfare boost

12:47pm Friday 11th September 2015

AN UNCLAIMED benefits campaign is about to smash through the £2m barrier.

Teen wins national award for caring for mum through illness

The Northern Echo: WINNER: 16-year-old Ely King who is the nominated carer for her mum Donna King of Hartlepool.

12:45pm Friday 11th September 2015

A TEENAGER has been presented with a national carers award for helping her mother battle breast cancer and osteoarthritis.

'Secret' part of scheme to save Durham Tees Valley airport is still secret

The Northern Echo: SECRET PLAN: Durham Tees Valley Airport

7:28pm Thursday 10th September 2015

A FURTHER plan by the owners of Durham Tees Valley Airport to secure the future of the airport was discussed in secret this evening (Thursday, September 10).

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