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Urgent appeal to find missing man last seen in Redcar

The Northern Echo:

9:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are urgently appealing for information about a missing 55-year-old man who was last seen in Redcar this morning.

Charity appeal in memory of much-loved deputy head

The Northern Echo: Mark Bushnell, whose body was found at Blackhall Rocks, pictured with wife Joanna (8532986)

9:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHARITY appeal has been launched in memory of a much-loved deputy headteacher of a private school whose body was found on a North-East beach.

Independent investigation launched into death of Middlesbrough pensioner savaged by police dog

The Northern Echo: : General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough following the incident. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8359113)

6:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INVESTIGATORS looking into how a pensioner died after a savage attack by a police dog have assured her family that they will conduct a “thorough investigation”.

Family row led to stabbing

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

6:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN stabbed his step-father in the leg after an apparently mundane domestic row turned violent.

Business heroes' efforts recognised at ceremony

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS FIRST: The Hambleton Business Awards winners with Hambleton District Council leaders and Neil Collinson, of Dales of Thirsk, who designed the trophies.

6:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEADING figures of the business community across Hambleton district have had their efforts heralded at an awards ceremony.

Italian deli brings a taste of the continent to Darlington

The Northern Echo: DELI-LICIOUS: Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington Gerald and Ruth Lee and Stefano and Emma Foffano at Foffano's new deli in Darlington's covered market Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TASTE of the continent can now be found in Darlington after a new Italian deli opened its doors.

Sports grants for Tees Valley schools

The Northern Echo: GET FIT: The funding will be used by schools to get more children into sports and PE

6:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SEVEN primary schools from across the Tees Valley have been awarded a share of National Lottery funding to help more children get active.

Darlington youngsters create banners to welcome Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo: GAMES TRIBUTE: The unveiling of a banner for the Commonwealth Games at Darlington Crown Street Library, from left Kylie Porter, five, Shirley Kirk, three, Ellis Hogg, six and Holly Lawrence, nine. Adults, background from left Vicky Emmerson from the libra

5:55pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS made sure the spirit of the Commonwealth Games is alive and well in a North-East town by helping to make colourful banners.

Young Darlington woman left caged dogs to starve to death

The Northern Echo: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

5:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN has been given a suspended prison sentence for leaving her two dogs to starve to death in a locked cage.

Avalanches turn rivers to colour of chocolate

The Northern Echo: BROWN WATER: The River Ure at Masham which appears brown because of a recent land slide further up stream. Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AVALANCHES caused by heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales have turned rivers the colour of chocolate prompting concerns that the unusual phenomenon could harm fish.

Haul of silver found buried in County Durham field

The Northern Echo: MYSTERY HAUL: Some of the silver ornaments found in the field near Summerhouse

5:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MYSTERIOUS haul of silver wrapped in newspaper from the 1980s has been found buried in a field by a metal detecting enthusiast.

Teenager dies during school trip to Tanzania

The Northern Echo: TANZANIAN TRAGEDY: Children were on expedition to East Africa when the incident happened

5:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGER has died during a school expedition to Tanzania after suffering a "severe allergic reaction".

New book explores 'Curious County Durham'

The Northern Echo: The cover of Martin Dufferwiel's The A-Z of Curious County Durham (8550781)

5:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUNTY’S curiosities are explored in a new book.

Man carried out drunken attack on sleeping friend

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN carried out an apparently motiveless attack on a long-term friend which began as he lay asleep following a lengthy drinking session.

Bishop blesses new burial ground

The Northern Echo: CEMETERY CONSECRATION: The Bishop of Jarrow Mark Bryant leads a walk around Belmont Cemetery consecrating the two halves of the ground.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (8544954)

4:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW ground has been blessed for burials at a North-East cemetery.

Persistence pays in hunt for stolen bike

The Northern Echo: WELL DONE: Kirsty McStravick, right, and Det Con Ian Banham, with her recovered bike

4:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DARLINGTON mother has been praised for her persistence after tracking down an an off-road motorbike stolen from her shed.

Lib Dem bid to force Living Wage fails

The Northern Echo: Councillor Mark Wilkes outside the Mercia Retail Park in Durham. (8548193)

4:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN attempt to force the North-East’s biggest council to pay the Living Wage by next spring has failed.

Trimdon couple fundraise for independence

The Northern Echo: FUNDRAISING MISSION: Faye and Stevie Pearson have launched a fundraising campaign to help maintain their independence. Picture: STUART BOULTON

4:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COUPLE who suffer from neuromuscular diseases have launched a fundraising campaign to help maintain their independence.

Jeweller fined for trademark offences

The Northern Echo: (8543239)

4:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BUSINESSMAN convicted of trademark offences has been fined and warned he could face 14 days in jail if he does not pay up.

Extreme hairstyles raise money for school

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EXTREME hairstyles helped raise money for a school catering for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Status quo backed in boundary review

The Northern Echo: General view of County Hall in Durham. (8546437)

3:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN attempt to change the area covered by a town council looks set to fail.

Council to run consultation on plans to create 50 Extra Care homes across the county by 2020 to provide for ageing population

3:43pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PROPOSALS to provide an extra care housing facility in every major town in North Yorkshire to serve an increasingly ageing population could be in place by 2020.

Hoarding art wins national award

The Northern Echo: ART WALL: Artists whose work has brightened up hoardings at The Elms in Chester-le-Street get their award from mascot Ivor Goodsite, centre. Artists, from left June Turner, Norma Menzies, Pauline Thompson, Christine Borthwick, Rose Lockey and Beryl Ringla

3:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ARTWORK created to brighten up a Chester-le-Street construction site has won a national award.

Free family fun this weekend

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEISURE centres will offer free family activities this weekend.

Warning to swimmers after body recovered from River Tees at Stockton is confirmed as missing student David Zikhali

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WARNING has been issued to swimmers after the body of a young man was recovered from the River Tees two days after going missing.

Parish to shrink

3:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PARISH council is to be reduced in size after a lack of willing volunteers put its viability at risk.

Woman who fought in the street jailed for five months

The Northern Echo: (8543723)

3:08pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN who fought in the street has been given a five month jail sentence.

Man denies pretending to be bailiff

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

3:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN has denied pretending to be a bailiff in order to collect money he said was owed to him.

Covert camera captures railway cable thief

The Northern Echo: CROWN COURT: Railway cable thief jailed

2:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COVERT camera was used to capture a railway cable thief in the act, a court heard.

Rugby fundraiser supports two groups

The Northern Echo: RUGBY FUNDRAISER: Rugby players from West Cornforth and Durham City present cheques to Alan Hodgson, of Cornforth Partnership, and Paul Ferguson, of West Cornforth Community Association

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO organisations in West Cornforth have had their coffers boosted thanks to a group of sporty fundraisers.

Special assembly for retiring headteacher

The Northern Echo: HEAD RETIRES: Sandra Battensby is retiring after 38 years at Gurney Pease Primary School in Darlington. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (8493247)

2:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HEADTEACHER has retired following a career spanning 38 years.

Councillor: I didn't know your village existed

The Northern Echo: County Hall, Durham, home of Durham County Council (6122845)

2:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to build new homes in a picturesque village have been thrown out after a councillor admitted he had only learned of the community’s existence hours before.

Disabled football fan and Harry Potter villain join forces to make film

The Northern Echo: From L to R: Mike Jarvie, director of PIMM Productions, Craig Peterson, director of Growth Capital Ventures who run Growthfunders, Margaret Collins, director of PIMM Productions and Paul Hodgson

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DISABLED football fan has joined forces with a Harry Potter villain in a bid to film the story of his life.

Time running out to buy cheap Stockton Weekender tickets

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON WEEKENDER: Hip-hop legends Public Enemy will be headlining the Sunday night line-up

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TIME is running out for people to get early door tickets for the Stockton Weekender music festival.

Date set for Woodham Golf Club re-launch

The Northern Echo: GOLF REOPENING: Head green keeper, Mark Hodgson, and golf professional, Ernie Wilson, at Woodham Golf Club. Picture: STUART BOULTON

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DATE has been set for the re-launch of popular golf club that closed last year due to financial problems.

Tributes paid after owner of Darlington's Tapas Bar is found dead inside premises

The Northern Echo:

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the owner of an award-winning North-East bar and restaurant.

Giant Chinese vases expected to fetch £70,000

The Northern Echo: DRAMATIC PIECES: Auction assistant Robyn Alderson with the Cantonese vases, which will go up for auction at Tennants Auctioneers

2:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO huge Chinese vases are expected to fetch £70,000 when they go up for auction.

Dining habits of Prince Bishops unearthed at Auckland Castle

The Northern Echo: HISTORICAL GROWING: Archaeologist Harry Beamish at the site of the glasshouses

2:01pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RARE insight into the luxurious dining habits of the Prince Bishops of Durham has been unearthed at Auckland Castle.

Teenage rider wins place on British eventing team

The Northern Echo: RIDING HIGH: Storm Straker, who has been selected for the British squad for the European junior show jumping competition

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE niece of an OIympic silver medallist has been selected for the British eventing team, only 18 months after taking up the discipline.

Campaigners hope to start work on historic rail bridges near Shildon soon.

The Northern Echo: BRIDGE REPAIRS: Campaigners are hopeful repairs can be carried out to a historic bridge.

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are hopeful work to repair a historical railway bridge which was damaged by thieves can start soon.

Vision for political success outlined by new Spennymoor BNP leader

The Northern Echo: POLITICAL FORCE: Adam Walker, leader of the British National Party, has outlined his vision for the group.

1:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH-EAST activist who has taken over as leader of the British National Party says he aims to convert the group’s support in to electoral success.

UPDATE: Man arrested after Claudia Lawrence detectives search York pub is released on bail

The Northern Echo:

1:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN arrested by detectives in the Claudia Lawrence investigation on suspicion of perverting the course of justice has tonight been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Frozen to cast chill over summer holidays

The Northern Echo: Open Air Cinema

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WILDLY popular children’s film will cast a chill over the summer holidays.

Poachers fined after being caught on camera

The Northern Echo: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

1:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO men who were caught on camera walking across farmland with dogs have been fined.

Killhope launches I-spy guide for visitors

The Northern Echo: SHE SPIES: Killhope museum services officer plays Shelagh Connor with the help of the new guidebook

1:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YOUNG visitors to a County Durham museum are being urged to be extra vigilante for interesting animals and artefacts this summer.

Apprentice chef thrown in at the deep end at Sedgefield oyster festival

The Northern Echo: Hardwick Hall's head chef Mark Bennett with apprentice, Chelsea Layfield

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN APPRENTICE who swapped her waitress uniform for chef whites is preparing for her biggest catering challenge to date at one of the region’s most prestigious social events.

Free fruit smoothies on offer at Darlington healthy living event

The Northern Echo: FIVE-A-DAY: Free fruit smoothies will be on offer at a healthy living event in Darlington tomorrow (Thursday, July 24)

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHOPPERS can cycle their way to their five-a-day at a healthy living event tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).

New homes proposal

The Northern Echo: DECISION TIME: Darlington Borough Council's planning committee will meet at Darlington Town Hall to discuss the homes plan

12:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANNING permission is being sought for three new homes on the outskirts of Darlington.

Craft and horticulture competition entries sought for Great Aycliffe Show

The Northern Echo: THE SHOW MUST GO ON: A stunt rider from the Bolddog Lings daredevil motorbike team soars across a grey sky at Great Aycliffe Show last year

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CRAFT and horticulture enthusiasts are being urged to showcase their creations at a popular summer show.

Stanhope residents invited to learn more about River Wear flood defence work

The Northern Echo: FLOOD DEFENCES: Work will be carried out to improve flood defences on the River Wear

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WEARDALE residents are being invited to talk to experts about a flood defence improvement scheme in Stanhope.





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