Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a flat at High Newham Court in Hardwick, Stockton at around 9pm yesterday (Tuesday January 8). Nobody was in the property, which was left with smoke damage, at the time of the incident.

STOCKTON CALLING: A one-day festival featuring more than 60 acts across seven venues will take place in Stockton on Saturday March 30. Acts recently announced include Chapel Club and Goy Boy McIlroy. Tickets cost £14.50 in advance or £17.50 on the day and are now available from

ARCHIVE TOUR: A free behind the scenes tour will take place on Tuesday January 22 from 5.30pm at Teesside Archives in Queen’s Square, Middlesbrough. For further information or to book a place call 01642 248321 or email

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