Breaking news Helicopter which ditched into sea did not originate from Durham Tees Valley

The Northern Echo:

3:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HELICOPTER has crashed into the North Sea off the East Yorkshire coast, leaving two men dead, police have confirmed.

Teen hailed a hero for brave rescue of animals

The Northern Echo: RESCUE: Tyler Scarr, from Hawes in North Yorkshire who ran into a blazing barn to rescue terrified cattle

5:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire teenager has described the dramatic moment that he and a friend ran into a burning shed to rescue terrified cattle.

Teenager raped in busy city centre bar

The Northern Echo:

1:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEENAGER has been raped inside a busy city centre bar.

Businesses left unpaid as festival company stops trading

The Northern Echo: Galtres Festival: Concert goers set up camp at Duncombe Park

6:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FESTIVAL organisers last night (Monday, Sept 15) said they intend to repay traders who claim they have been left high and dry and owed thousands of pounds.

Baker's dozen-month discharge after headbutting sausage roll machine

3:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HOT-headed baker who headbutted a sausage roll making machine has ended up with a financial headache.

107-year-old dream becomes reality at famous landmark

The Northern Echo: The Ferry Sub-Committee report from 1907 when a lift for the Transporter Bridge was first raised as an issue.

1:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 107-year-old dream has been realised with the installation of a tourist lift on Teesside's most famous landmark.

Organic farm to stage pumpkin day

The Northern Echo: AUTUMNAL EVENT: A child tries carving a pumpkin at Home Farm

6:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN ORGANIC farm is set to mark the arrival of autumn by staging a pumpkin day.

Timeline of Marske's history unveiled

The Northern Echo: WINKIES TIMELINE:Winkies Castle Folk Museum, Marske by the Sea unveiled its new Timeline Interpretation Panel  by the Chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Mrs Norah Cooney and Ian AndersonPresident of Friends of Winkies Castle museum. Picture:SARAH CAL

6:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW timeline which depicts events in the history of an East Cleveland town has been installed in a museum.

Hundreds attend Norman Cornish memorial lecture in Spennymoor

The Northern Echo: PITMAN PAINTING: Bishops Close Street by Norman Cornish, whose work is on display at the Greenfield Art Centre in Newton Aycliffe

6:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ABOUT 400 people attended a memorial lecture celebrating the life of Pitman Painter Norman Cornish.

Man arrested during National Crime Agency drugs and money laundering raids in Stockton

The Northern Echo: MONEY LAUNDERING: One man arrested following raids carried out by the National Crime Agency on Teesside.

6:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN has been arrested as part of an ongoing drug and money laundering investigation on Teesside.

Party punch left engagement guest with broken jaw

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

6:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN irate guest at an engagement party broke the jaw of a distant relative who was trying to calm him, a court was told.

Chinese vase brings £10,000 at auction after £40 valuation

The Northern Echo: SHOCK RESULT: A Chinese enamel vase was knocked down for £10,100, in excess of its price estimate of £40-60.

6:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A VASE that was expected to bring £40 at auction sold for more than £10,000 earlier this month.

£600m cost of A1 dualling 'a price worth paying' - MEP

6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A EURO MP says the potential £600m cost of turning the A1 into a dual carriageway between Newcastle and Scotland is a price worth paying.

Student's industrial paintings given to youth centre

The Northern Echo: Kiera Birkenshaw with one of her industrial paintings

5:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FINE art student who paints industrial landscapes has donated some of her work to a youth centre in Middlesbrough.

Students win through to national debating final

The Northern Echo: NATIONAL FINALS: Students from St Leonard's take a break during the national debating finals in Liverpool

5:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TEAM of students have represented the region at a national debating championships.

Police try to trace stained stolen bank notes

The Northern Echo: BANK NOTES: Police are trying to trace stained bank notes stolen during armed robbery in Hartlepool.

5:15pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE have arrested four men in connection with a raid on a supermarket.

Workman warned he is facing prison after a series of botched jobs

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOEFUL workman is facing prison for a series of botched jobs which left his customers thousands of pounds out-of-pocket.

Chubby's £5000 gift to cancer unit

The Northern Echo: Cancer specialists Dr Peter Dunlop, second left, and Dr Clive Peedell receive the £5,000 cheque from Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown watched by Claire Huntley, superintendent radiographer.

5:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TEESSIDE comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has donated £5,000 to a North-East cancer treatment team that helped to save his life.

Big push to increase adoption

The Northern Echo: One of the images being used to promote the new adoption campaign in the North-East.

4:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE North-East has been chosen to pilot a new campaign to find families for children waiting to be adopted.

Missing elderly Stanley man found

The Northern Echo:

4:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE in Stanley are becoming increasingly concerned for an elderly man who is missing from home.

Volunteers urged to help transform Darlington churchyard into eco-friendly haven

The Northern Echo: SOWING THE SEEDS: Members of Darlington Friends of the Earth, Durham Wildlife Trust, Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists' Field Club, Darlington Borough Council, mayor Councillor Gerald Lee and Reverend Robert Williamson launch the wildflower project

4:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers are being encouraged to help transform a town centre churchyard into an eco-friendly haven.

Controversial abattoir could be closed by the end of the month

The Northern Echo: Residents of Boosbeck protesting against the re-opening of a slaughterhouse on the high-street in 2011.

3:27pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COUNCILLORS deciding on the future of a controversial abattoir were played the cries of sheep waiting for slaughter that could be heard from a young girl’s bedroom at night.

Town centre violence drops in Darlington but alcohol harm continues to cost millions

The Northern Echo: Vandals blight residents' lives with car vandalism attacks

3:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE ill-effects of alcohol are costing Darlington’s local economy more than £43m a year, a senior police officer has warned councillors.

Sporting Tournament in Teesdale to mark school's 100th anniversary

The Northern Echo: SPORTING SPECTACLE: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School winning rugby captain Sam Moore, of Wakefield, with Barnard Castle Prep School captain Sam Metcalfe, of Gilling West

3:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

YOUNG athletes battled for honours on the sports fields commemorating the foundation of a school that opened its doors at the outbreak of the First World War.

Professional darts players to give fan masterclass

The Northern Echo: Darts player Terry Jenkins in action

2:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PROFESSIONAL darts players will show off their skills at a masterclass for fans.

Clothes sale to boost care association

12:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CLOTHING chain is set to hold a sale to boost a charity works to improve health, reduce isolation and loneliness in the Thirsk area.

Sedgefield all set for weekend of sporting fun

The Northern Echo: FUN AND GAMES: Chris Lines and family take part in a three-legged race at the Sedgefield Village Games

12:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TOWN is gearing up for an active weekend, with the return of a popular running race and a free afternoon of fun and games.

Play scheme given sensory equipment by housing developer

The Northern Echo: SENSORY EQUIPMENT: Megan Tate and Joshua Peacock with Alison Grainger, right, from Mulberry Homes, and play scheme co-ordinator Jane Wilson

12:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

VISITORS to a play scheme for young people with complex medical needs have been given £500 of sensory equipment by a housing developer.

History enthusiasts given the chance to explore historic journals from North Yorkshire County Record Office

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HISTORY enthusiasts are being given the chance to delve into some of the diaries and journals held at the North Yorkshire County Record Office in Northallerton.

School raises enough cash for laptops after fundraising events

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PRIMARY school’s fundraising drive to provide laptops for pupils has been hailed a success after netting £3,000 from events culminating in its annual summer fair.

Play about WWI poets stops at Richmond before heading to London's West End

The Northern Echo: WAR POETS: Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon are the subject of Not About Heroes

11:52am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STORY about the friendship between two of England’s greatest 20th century war poets is the subject of an inspirational play to be performed in Richmond prior to its opening in London’s West End.

Pupils asked to pen war poem for chance to win an iPad and have their work published

The Northern Echo: A scene from the First World War

8:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WE are appealing to all secondary schools in the region to ask their pupils to write a poem to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War for The Northen Echo Schools' Poetry Competition.

Hartlepool club hits the Buffs as member stage five year fight to clear their names

The Northern Echo: CLEAR OUR NAME: Geoff Dodsworth and Stephen Drew,Two former RAOB members talk about their five year fight to clear their name after being suspended from the organisation. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (9684398)

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO committed members of an historic philanthropic society have told of their five-year fight to be reinstated following a row which has led to mass resignations and the closure of a well-regarded social club.

Praise for Newcastle University

The Northern Echo:

12:03am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A GLOBAL survey of universities has confirmed Newcastle University as being in the top one per cent of universities in the world.

Mental health patients facing long waits for 'talking therapy'

12:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONE in ten people in the North-East waited longer than a year to be referred for psychological therapy, an investigation has revealed.

Residents object to plans to build 220 homes across two sites in Willington area

The Northern Echo: Durham County Council’s Start Today campaign has helped 336 youngsters onto the job ladder.

5:54pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DEVELOPER has submitted plans to build up to 220 homes on two sites in the Willington area, prompting concerns about traffic congestion, increased flood risk and lack of amenities.

Top designers challenged to design villages' £1m community hub

The Northern Echo: (10429851)

4:35pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PLAN to create a £1m community centre, pavilion and sporting facilities for two villages with a combined population of 400 has received a major boost after securing a grant to stage a Royal Institute of British Architects design competition.

Troublesome tenant evicted after drugs raid

The Northern Echo: Photo caption: Liz Chard and Sgt Stephen Williams-Reader have made a real difference to residents on the streets around Parkfield in Stockton.

1:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TENANT has been evicted and drugs and cash recovered from a Stockton house after a joint operation between police and a social landlord.

Breast cancer survivor celebrates 37 years since diagnosis at charity fashion show

The Northern Echo: IN STYLE: Helen Haydock, pictured at the pre-fashion show photo shoot

1:05pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NORTH-East woman who survived breast cancer more than 35 years ago is to take to the catwalk for a celebrity fashion show to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Viewers warned of possible disruption to Freview services as 4G masts go live

12:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE living in Darlington and Stockton have been warned of possible disruption to Freeview television services as new 4G mobile masts are switched on.

Uni retains 'top 100 in world' status

The Northern Echo: Exterior of the Bill Bryson Library and the Calman Learning Centre at  Durham University.

12:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DURHAM University has again been ranked among the world’s top universities for the employability of its graduates, according to the new 2014/15 QS World University Rankings.

Science challenge for 11-14s

The Northern Echo: Young science students get to grips with the Ultimate STEM Challenge

10:16am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCHOOLS across the North-East and North Yorkshire are being urged to get involved in an exciting new science competition.

First book is 'a doodle'

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN illustrator who has transformed doodles into a creative art form is celebrating publication of her first book.

Pioneering 'studio' school opens

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUDIO West, Tyneside’s pioneering new school for 13 to 19-year-olds, has opened its doors to students.

Hearing loss 'not being diagnosed'

The Northern Echo: (9986087)

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RESEARCHER at a North-East university has found that many people with learning disabilities with hearing loss are not being diagnosed.

Meet the schools 'enforcer'

The Northern Echo: Jan Renou,  new Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England.

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

For the first time the North of England has its own Regional Schools Commissioner.

Beach volunteers

3:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

REDCAR and Cleveland Borough Council will be hosting a clean-up of the town’s beaches as part of the annual Great British Beach Clean. The litter pick, being held in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, is appealing for volunteers in order to help survey and pick up the litter on the beach. Running from 10am till 12pm on Friday, September 19, the litter pick will start from Majuba Road Car Park. Anyone who wishes to volunteer should go or email

School cooks find the right recipe

The Northern Echo: YOUNG COOKS: Pupils at Newton Aycliffe Woodham Academy in the Let's Get Cooking club under the supervision of catering manager Linda Vipond. Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:56pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SCHOOL cookery club has gone from strength-to-strength as pupils seek to recreate the healthy meals they enjoy in the canteen.

Best exam results ever for Consett charity

The Northern Echo: EXAM SUCCESS: Consett and District YMCA chief executive, Billy Robson with Pat Glass MP with star student Cameron Charlton (16) following his exam success.

5:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHARITY is celebrating after getting its best set of exam results ever for its alternative education programme.

Off-road run to become annual event

The Northern Echo: FIRST WINNER: Coxhoe Trail Run winner Iain Twaddle with run organiser Bal Verdi (left) and Hope Construction Materials’ Coxhoe Quarry manager Willie Nelson (right)

12:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a 10k run say they plan to make it an annual event after the success of the inaugural race.

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