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Could a new council for Stockton South be formed?

The Northern Echo: Representatives from town and parish councils meet to discuss breaking away from Stockton Council

5:31pm Friday 24th July 2015

REPRESENTATIVES from several town and parish councils have held informal talks about the possibility of breaking away from Stockton Borough Council.

Fundraising event in memory of tragic teen motorcyclist returns for its seventh year

The Northern Echo: AIR AMBULANCE: From left, back, Rizwan Naeem of Stormfront in Middlesbrough, Simon Le Clerc, Keith Armitage, Paul Burnage and Graham Pickering. Front, Nicola Grainger and Tom Heath with their children Jacob 2 and Joseph 7. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

12:12pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

AN annual music and football tournament in memory of a teenager killed in a motorbike accident is returning for its seventh year.

School bus service dropped for paying pupils

The Northern Echo: LETTER: Parents informed children can no longer use school buses

12:08pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN who pay to use school buses in the Stockton area will now have to switch to public transport following council cutbacks.

Baby taken to hospital after being hit in stomach by drink "missile"

The Northern Echo: HOSPITALISED: Peter Robinson with his son Donnie. Picture by FRANK REID, courtesy of the Hartlepool Mail

2:20am Friday 24th July 2015

A SEVEN-week-old baby was treated in hospital after being hit in the stomach by a carton containing cola and ice cubes after it was dropped from the top floor of a shopping centre.

Inquest into death of North-East student found in Lake Windermere to be held next month

The Northern Echo: INQUEST: Middlesbrough man Matthew Jordan, 20.

5:44pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

THE inquest into the death of a North-East student whose body was found in Lake Windermere last year will be held at the end of August.

Fire Brigade warning after boy falls through roof

The Northern Echo: GARAGE ROOF FALL: Eden Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (32727421)

1:34pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A WARNING about climbing on flimsy roofs has been issued to schoolchildren after a boy fell through the roof of his neighbour's garage.

Dog walker throws child's bike into pond after confrontation

The Northern Echo: CHILD'S BIKE: A dog walker threw an 11-year-old's bike into the pond at Fairy Dell, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, after confronting three boys

1:40am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A BALD dog walker threw a child's bike into a pond in Middlesbrough after confronting the 11-year-old about skimming stones.

Former mayoral candidate blasts 'low life scum' who ransacked home while he was on holiday

The Northern Echo: BURGLARY: Former Middlesbrough councillor Len Junier, whose home was ransacked while he was on holiday in Turkey

5:05pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A FORMER Middlesbrough Mayoral candidate's home was ransacked while he holidayed in Turkey.

Bodies of ducks 'strewn across allotment' after dogs set on them

The Northern Echo:

1:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BODIES of ducks were found scattered across an allotment by their owner after they were killed in an overnight attack.

'Overweight woman with dark greasy hair' buckles child's bike in park row

The Northern Echo: PARK ROW: The incident happened in the play park in the grounds of Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

1:11pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

AN OVERWEIGHT woman jumped on a child’s bike, buckling the frame, after a row broke out in a park.

Students sail to Lithuania on work experience of a lifetime

The Northern Echo: SAILING: Students on last year's High Tide summer scheme.

2:42pm Monday 20th July 2015

YOUNSTERS will embark on a container ship voyage to Lithuania on Wednesday (22 July).

Leisure centre reopens after £650,000, six-month refurbishment

The Northern Echo: REVAMP: The newly-refurbished swimming pool in Guisborough

3:30am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A LEISURE centre which has been closed since January will open its doors on Sunday (july 26).

Football team benefits from housebuilder sponsorship

The Northern Echo: SPONSORSHIP: Players from Hemlington Juniors, who have received £750 in sponsorship for the second year

1:28pm Monday 20th July 2015

A JUNIOR football team has been sponsored by a housebuilder.

Officer taken off armed police watch due to failing shoots, not race, tribunal hears

The Northern Echo: TRIBUNAL: Nadeem Saddique, who has taken Cleveland Police to an employment tribunal. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:19pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A VIP protection officer had his firearms status taken away by a superior at Cleveland Police due his shooting record and not his race, a Chief Inspector told a tribunal today (Tuesday, July 14).

Budding music stars invited to summer school

The Northern Echo: SUMMER SCHOOL: A young player from the Tees Valley Music Service

5:42pm Monday 13th July 2015

BUDDING rock, pop, folk and classical music stars can take part in a summer school later this month, before performing in front of parents.

Oak trees and plaque unveiled to remember war dead

The Northern Echo: DEDICATION: Revd Adam Scholes blesses the oak trees at Hemlington Lake. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:41pm Monday 13th July 2015

THREE English oak trees were dedicated in honour of the fallen of the First World War today (Monday, July 13).

Theatre gets £250,000 grant for disabled arts programme

The Northern Echo: GRANT: Vici Wreford-Sinnott, of Little Cog

5:26pm Monday 13th July 2015

A NORTH-East theatre has received £250,000 to help disabled people become more involved in arts and culture.

Missing man found in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo:

4:05pm Monday 13th July 2015

POLICE who were appealing for help tracing a vulnerable 38-year-old man last seen in a distressed state say he has been found in Hartlepool.

New party of the left launches Teesside branch

The Northern Echo: LEFT LAUNCH: Film Director Ken Loach at the launch of the Left Unity party press conference, at a squat in Soho, London, earlier this year. The party is launching a new Teesside division - the second of the party's branches in the North-East.

1:52pm Monday 13th July 2015

A LEFT-wing political party set up by film director Ken Loach is launching a Teesside branch this week.

Police investigating sex attack make appeal for two men to come forward

The Northern Echo:

12:13pm Monday 13th July 2015

TWO men who are believed to have information about the attempted rape of a dog walker last week are being sought by police.

One arrest after far-right march in Stockton

The Northern Echo: FAR-RIGHT: The North East Infidels held a march through Stockton on Saturday. Picture: Julia Breen

5:50pm Monday 6th July 2015

A DEMONSTRATION by a far-right group at the weekend led to one arrest.

"Vulnerable" man missing from home in Redcar

The Northern Echo:

4:32pm Monday 6th July 2015

A HUNT is underway for a "vulnerable" missing man.

Armed robber threatens barman with knife

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

12:52pm Monday 6th July 2015

AN armed robber threatened a barman with a kitchen knife and made off with thousands of pounds worth of cash.

Private foster parents must notify council for extra support

The Northern Echo: PRIVATE FOSTERING: Just two parents are registered in Middlesbrough in a private fostering arrangement - but the council believes there are many more and is asking them to come forward for any extra support

6:10pm Sunday 5th July 2015

JUST two families in Middlesbrough are registered as being private foster parents - and many more could be missing out on valuable support.

Woman airlifted to hospital after East Cleveland crash

The Northern Echo: AIRLIFTED: The Great North Air Ambulance, which airlifted the woman to hospital

5:57pm Sunday 5th July 2015

A WOMAN in her 30s was airlifted to hospital after road accident in East Cleveland yesterday (SATURDAY).

Boats battle for victory on the Tees

The Northern Echo: BOAT RACE: A swan has to take evasive action as the boats race down the Tees

5:50pm Sunday 5th July 2015

BOAT lovers took to the River Tees to compete in an annual charity race in Stockton.

Landsailors race across Coatham Sands

The Northern Echo: LANDSAILING: Ed Inglis from Bexley Heath is covered in sand and sea water after competing at the Redcar Land Sailing regatta held on Coatham Sands, Redcar. Landsailing events held on the beach at Redcar date back as far as 1909 and the sport maintains a s

5:00pm Sunday 5th July 2015

THEIR faces swept by sand, the best landsailors in the country raced across the beach on Redcar at the weekend to claim victory.

Far-right extremists march through streets of Stockton

The Northern Echo: FAR-RIGHT: Extremists march down Stockton High Street Pic: Julia Breen

4:55pm Sunday 5th July 2015

SUPPORTERS of a far-right group marched through the streets of a North-east town yesterday (SATURDAY) in a planned demonstration.

Far-right group marches in Stockton

The Northern Echo:

4:33pm Saturday 4th July 2015

FAR-right activists took to the streets of Stockton today while anti-fascists held a demonstration on the High Street.

Far-right extremists to march in Stockton

The Northern Echo: DEMONSTRATION: A far-right march by the English Defence League in Middlesbrough last year

6:28pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

A FAR-right extremist organisation calling itself the North East Infidels is holding a demonstration in Stockton on Saturday.

Pictures: Hundreds of children perform 'body percussion' in Middlesbrough Centre Square

The Northern Echo:

5:40am Wednesday 1st July 2015

HUNDREDS of children learned and performed a "body percussion" piece in Middlesbrough today.

Blue skies and sunshine for veterans

The Northern Echo: ARMY VETERANS: Jimmy Willis and daughter Caroline, both Army veterans, on parade in Redcar on Saturday.

1:36pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

REDCAR welcomed the sun and big crowds at the weekend for Armed Forces Day.

Up to 100 volunteers needed for festival

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

6:04pm Monday 29th June 2015

UP to 100 volunteers are wanted to join a chorus of circus performers as part of Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

RNLI volunteer receives long service award

The Northern Echo: AWARD: Dave Holgate receiving his award from Charles Hunter-Pease, Chairman of the RNLI. (Credit Adrian Don/RNLI)

4:53pm Monday 29th June 2015

A VOLUNTEER lifeboatman from Redcar who has dedicated more than 30 years to saving lives has been honoured at a regional awards ceremony.

Two-year-old kidney patient helps raise £500 for charity

The Northern Echo: FAMILY TOGETHER: Georgie, his mother Lauren McKenzie and father George Haycock

4:38pm Monday 29th June 2015

A TWO-year-old awaiting a kidney transplant has helped raise £500 for the charity that kept his family together during treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).

Rogue bikers stopped by new fence

The Northern Echo: ANTI SOCIAL: A fence has been built to stop motorbikes entering the green belt land known as Whale Hill tip

2:26pm Monday 29th June 2015

ROGUE bikers who race around a green area in Middlesbrough have been stopped in their tracks with a new 3.5m fence.

Free bus service will link town's summer holiday attractions

The Northern Echo: FREE BUS: (Left to right) Heugh Gun Battery re-enactor Gerry Raffell, bus driver Lawrence Fenwick and Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience Operations Manager Emma Dowson prepare to board the Hartlepool Explorer Bus.

11:46am Monday 29th June 2015

A FREE bus service to ferry locals and tourists between Hartlepool's attractions will be running over the summer holidays.

Hopes for future after school's £12m new building officially opened

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL: Formula 1 engineer and former pupil Dave Robson at the opening of the revamped Ian Ramsey CofE school in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:12pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

THE first secondary school to reopen under the Government's school building programme officially launched its new £12.8m building today (Tuesday, June 23).

Teesside Tintin paints the town red on stag do

The Northern Echo: STAGS: The Thompson Twins on Teesside Tintin's stag weekend

8:04pm Monday 22nd June 2015

TEESSIDE'S very own Tintin was joined by Captain Haddock and the Thompson Twins on his stag weekend in Prague.

Pole dancing and knitting at revamped community centre

The Northern Echo: OPENING: Volunteers celebrate the opening of their newly-revamped community centre

2:32pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A POLE dancing class, a toy library and a "knit and natter" group are just some of the community groups using a centre which has undergone a £200,000 refurbishment.

Back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin remarries

The Northern Echo: John Darwin leaves Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough after appearing for a proceeds of crime hearing last year

3:30am Monday 22nd June 2015

JOHN Darwin, the man who faked his own death in a canoe, has married for the second time, reports suggested yesterday.

Veterans join cadets for Armed Forces Day

The Northern Echo: FORCES: Children enjoy the activities at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square  Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:08pm Sunday 21st June 2015

PIPES and drums played in Middlesbrough's Centre Square yesterday (Saturday, June 20) as cadets marched alongside veterans to mark Armed Forces Day.

Dead fish found floating on lake surface due to lack of oxygen

The Northern Echo: DYING: The fish at Albert Park are dying due to a lack of oxygen in the lake, fishermen claim

4:54pm Sunday 21st June 2015

FISH in a council-owned lake are dying due to lack of oxygen in the water, it is claimed.

Grease is the word in Eaglescliffe

The Northern Echo: In Grease with John Travolta

3:54pm Sunday 21st June 2015

A YOUNG cast is bringing 1950s America to Eaglescliffe.

Chief made aware of racism in police force on her first day in the job, tribunal hears

The Northern Echo: UNDER OATH: Cleveland Police Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer gave evidence to a tribunal

7:13pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

CLEVELAND Police's chief constable Jacqui Cheer was aware that the force had a problem with institutional racism as soon as she took over, she admitted under oath today (Tuesday, June 16).

Son claims "excessive force" used on 82-year-old father by hospital

The Northern Echo: 82-year-old Joseph Harris, who his sons claim was roughly treated at the University Hospital of North Tees

6:18am Tuesday 16th June 2015

CLAIMS that an 82-year-old man was roughly handled and pinned down by hospital staff, leaving him with severe bruising, are being investigated.

Wildlife under threat from arsonists

The Northern Echo: COASTAL: Coatham in east Cleveland is one of 12 shorelines from Penzance to North Tyneside taking part in a ground-breaking scheme.

5:30pm Monday 15th June 2015

ARSONISTS are ruining an important coastal nature reserve, police are warning.

Mods head to the seaside

The Northern Echo: WHEELING IN: A scooter rally at Redcar Rugby Club. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:31pm Monday 8th June 2015

SCOOTER riders inspired by the original mods descended on Redcar at the weekend - the second year the town's scooter rally has been reborn.

Tens of thousands celebrate multicultural festival

The Northern Echo: CELEBRATION: The Mela festival in Middlesbrough. Stalls outside the Crown Court. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:43pm Sunday 7th June 2015

TENS of thousands of people soaked up the sunshine over the weekend as a multicultural festival reached a major milestone

Victorian "Black Widow" poisoner will be played by Downton actress - and shot in North-East

The Northern Echo: KILLER ROLE: Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt, who has signed up to appear in another period drama - playing a real-life serial killer.

5:13pm Sunday 7th June 2015

A DRAMA about Britain's first female serial killer will be filmed in the region from August, with Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt taking the lead role.

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