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Appeal to find vulnerable missing man last seen in Thornaby

The Northern Echo:

8:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a 25-year-old vulnerable man who has gone missing without medication.

Man dies after wading into North-East lake

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

8:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FRESH warning has been issued about the dangers of open water after a man died at a North-East lake this afternoon.

Echo publisher fined for naming alleged rape victim

7:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE publisher of The Northern Echo has been fined after naming the victim of an alleged sexual assault in a case described as “highly unusual” and without legal precedent.

Teenager admits meat cleaver robbery bid at Evenwood village store

The Northern Echo: Mike Barnes and partner Wendy Swords of The Little Shopper, in Evenwood, who threw bundle of newspapers at would-be robber.

6:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEENAGER has admitted attempting to carry out a robbery at a village convenience store.

Police message mix-up results appears to advise less thinking, more drinking

The Northern Echo: TONGUE TWISTER: The More Thinking, Less Drinking message, which was briefly mixed up

6:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A POLICE summer safety message – to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking – momentarily became confused when they briefly appeared to be advising the public to engage in more drinking.

Stockton Council goes back to drawing board on plans for Gypsy sites

The Northern Echo: Stockton’s councillors have approved a cabinet recommendation that the existing process to earmark land for caravans in the borough be sent back to the drawing board.

6:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE setting up of potential new Gypsy and traveller sites has been scrapped by a town following consultation.

Charcoal cheese and other unusual varieties for tasting

The Northern Echo: BIG CHEESES: Lewis & Cooper in Northallerton

6:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GOURMET food store is holding a fortnight-long celebration of great cheese from Yorkshire and beyond.

Children's charity benefits from pub staff's barrel roll

The Northern Echo: ROLL ON: Rosie Holness from The Library in Durham City rolls a barrel for charity around Durham City.       Picture: ANDY LAMB (8578338)

6:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Durham city centre pub rolled out the barrel in the name of charity.

Reach for the skies at Sunderland Airshow

The Northern Echo: AERIEL STUNT: The RAF Falcons parachute display team at the 2013 Sunderland International Airshow

5:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EUROPE’s biggest free airshow gets underway tomorrow night (Friday, July 25) with a mix of music and spectacular flying.

The seaside comes to Darlington as annual summer event gets underway

The Northern Echo: SUMMER FUN: Giselle Popo, four, enjoys Darlington by the Sea  Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH a sandy beach, deckchairs and a baking hot sun, Darlington seemed more southern Spain than North-East England as a popular summer attraction got underway.

Man engulfed in fireball died as result of an accident, rules coroner

The Northern Echo: ACCIDENTAL DEATH: A coroner has ruled that Middlesbrough man Kevin Heslop did not intent to kill himself when he was engulfed in a fire ball in his own car

5:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who suffered 90 per cent burns after being engulfed by a fireball in his car died as the result of an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Campaigners fear for future of isolated moorland disabled community after trust announces radical changes for carers

The Northern Echo: BIG CHANGES: Botton Village community centre in Danby Dale

5:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RESIDENTS and volunteers at an isolated moorland community for disabled people fear their way of life is under threat after radical changes for carers was announced.

Town's shock at death of Tapas Bar restaurant owner Peter Turnbull

The Northern Echo: FLORAL TRIBUTES: Flowers left outside the Tapas Bar in Darlington. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FLOWERS have been left outside an award-winning bar and restaurant following the death of its owner.

Plan to build houses between two railway lines approved

5:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PLAN to build a housing development on a parcel of land between the East Coast Main Line and a heavily used freight railway line has been approved.

Construction of housing development on "blight site" in Langley Park approved

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

4:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to the demolition of a derelict youth centre which has become a blight at the entrance of a north Durham village and to allow a high-quality housing development in its place.

Council slaughtered by angry residents over Boosbeck abattoir

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

4:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

INSULTS flew at a meeting to discuss the Boosbeck abattoir saga with councillors voting against letting the Secretary of State decide its fate in a bid to speed up delays.

History on show at annual Roman festival

The Northern Echo: NORTHERN POMPEII: Archaeologist David Petts with a silver 3rd Century ring which was found on the site PICTURE: Sarah Caldecott

4:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VISITORS to an annual Roman festival will be able to see the “Pompeii of the North” unearthed by archaeologists at an excavation site.

Man 'tried to hypnotise victims with pocket watch'

4:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN standing trial for a string of indecent assaults dating back to the 1970s tried to hypnotise his victims using a pocket watch, a court was told.

Charity match at Tow Law to raise funds for Sir Bobby charity

The Northern Echo: CLUB PRESIDENT: Lady Elsie Robson became president at Tow Law Town FC last year

4:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A POPULAR annual charity football match is returning to County Durham this week and will now raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Ten-year-old Witton Will completes triathlon for Diabetes UK

The Northern Echo: CHARITY CHAMPION: William celebrates completing his triathlon which raised £655 for Diabetes UK with his mother Samantha

4:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BOY has launched his school holidays by completing a triathlon of his own making to raise money for Diabetes UK.

British Academy says: well done, fellows

The Northern Echo: Durham University

4:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO North-East professors have been honoured by the British Academy.

Charity says it is losing money because of failure to understand Gift Aid scheme

The Northern Echo: GIFT AID: Barnardo's says its shops in the region are losing more than £100,000 a year because customers do not understand the Gift Aid scheme.

4:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHARITY says its North-East shops are losing more than £250,000 a year because customers do not understand the Gift Aid scheme.

Boxer weighs in to support charity effort

The Northern Echo: CHARITY SUPPORT: Darlington boxer Stuart Hall with Lisa Atkinson from Specsavers, who have teamed up to raise money for three charities Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

3:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST boxing hero has kicked off a fundraising campaign for a charity close to his heart.

Golfers encouraged to take part in special four-day event

The Northern Echo: GOLF TOURNAMENT: Eaglescliffe Golf CLub is one of four courses being played in special event.

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KEEN golfers are being encouraged to tee-off on a special four-day event.

Happy returns for diamond couple

The Northern Echo: DIAMOND COUPLE: Ronnie and Betty Baty of Framwellgate Moor who celebrate their diamond wedding       Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUPLE have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a return trip to the area where they first met.

Credit union passes £1m investment milestone

The Northern Echo: LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 (8576719)

3:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST credit union is winning its battle against payday lenders after clocking up more than £1m in investments for the first time.

Compensation ordered after Shildon man trapped policeman's foot in door

The Northern Echo: Bradley Valks appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN has been ordered to pay a police officer £100 compensation after slamming a door on his foot.

School group set-up to work with Rotary club

The Northern Echo: PRESIDENTS MEET: President of Barnard Castle Rotary Club, Chrissie Michaels, with president of the Teesdale Rotary Interact Club, Emma Turner.

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOL group has been set-up to operate in partnership with Barnard Castle Rotary Club.

Durham rapist sentenced after sex register fail

The Northern Echo: Bradley Valks appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONVICTED rapist has admitted failing to tell police that he was living with his girlfriend and her two teenage children for a month.

Dog owners who fail to control pets targeted by police in Shildon

The Northern Echo: DOG CONCERNS: Police in Shildon are targeting irresponsible dog owners.

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are targeting dog owners whose pets run free in a Shildon park attacking other animals.

Astronomers produce precise map of dark matter

The Northern Echo: DARK MATTER: Image of the MCS J0416.1–2403 galaxy. The dark matter is shown in blue

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEAM of astronomers led by North-East scientists have produced the most precise map yet of mysterious dark matter in distant galaxies.

Crook pub could lose licence over drug and underage drinking concerns

The Northern Echo: Durham County Council's planning committee approved the  barn plan in Oakenshaw

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN experienced landlady well-known for raising thousands of pounds for charity could lose her pub’s licence after police raised concerns about underage drinking and people taking drugs in the bar.

Young stroke suffered recognised for her bravery in the face of adversity

The Northern Echo: INSPIRATIONAL YOUNGSTER: Emily Simpson being presented with her award by Dr Satinder Sanghera and Emma Fitzimmons from Synergie Physiotherapy Clinic, who sponsors the award.

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG girl who suffered a stroke as a ten-year-old has been recognised for her courage and determination.

Final workshop session before carnival parade

The Northern Echo: CARNIVAL WORKSHOP: Final workshop session before Stockton Carnival

2:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FAMILIES wishing to take part in one of the biggest community carnivals have one last chance to get creative at a costume making workshop.

Increase in accidental deaths around North of England coastline

The Northern Echo: The North east coast at Marsden. (8575513)

2:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NEW figures show 29 people lost their lives in accidents around the North of England coast last year - the highest number in four years.

Talks agreed over future of children's centres

The Northern Echo: Liberal Democrat councillor Owen Temple (8575599)

2:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS to slash a county’s children’s centres will be further debated next week (Thursday, July 31), amid allegations local councillors were not properly briefed on the shake-up.

Lucky scratchcard bags grocery store worker £70k

The Northern Echo: Deborah and Simon Maddison celebrate winning £70,000 on a scratchcard (8576515)

2:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GROCERY store worker has won £70,000 on a scratchcard.

Shildon man fined for carrying self defence knife

The Northern Echo: Bradley Valks appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court

2:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DRUG user who carried a lock knife with him as protection after suffering a brutal assault has been fined after admitting possessing an offensive weapon.

Improvements needed at hospital

2:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Care Quality Commission has told a North-East mental health trust it needs to make improvements following an unannounced visit to a mental health hospital.

T Rex let loose in school grounds

The Northern Echo: T-REX: Children at a summer school at Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College got a chance to meet Sophie a baby animatronic T-Rex dinosaur. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS preparing for the move to big school came face to face with a much more daunting prospect this week - a lifelike dinosaur.

Bullying boyfriend ordered to stay away from partner for ten years

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BULLYING boyfriend who subjected his partner to a terrifying late-night attack has been banned from going anywhere near her for ten years.

Darlington man admits child abduction charges

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN has been warned he faces prison after he admitted two charges of child abduction.

Child screamed as knifeman threatened her grandfather

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A KNIFEMAN terrorised a four-year-old while he threatened the girl's grandfather as the pair of them sat in his car.

Brave Ava 'improving' under Slovakian therapy

2:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE father of a seriously ill young girl whose plight has touched the hearts of many says she is already showing noticeable improvement just days after starting potentially life-changing treatment.

Exploring everyday life in the last 10,000 years

The Northern Echo: ROMAN REMAINS: Gemma Lewis, deputy curator of archaeology for Durham University at the new gallery in the library at Palace Green. Gemma is at the roman display holding a cult figurine.          Picture: ANDY LAMB (8562506)

2:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEW exhibition exploring everyday life in the region over the past 10,000 years opens this weekend (Saturday, July 26).

Police cadets get caught up with the law

The Northern Echo: LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 (8574386)

2:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TEEN bobbies will experience the full force of the law when they step inside a pretend court room and learn fingerprinting techniques at Teesside University.

Golfers invited to tee off for charity

The Northern Echo: GOLF DAY: Darlington-based consultancy We Do HR is urging local businesses and golf fanatics to take part in its fundraising tournament at Rockliffe Hall on Tuesday, August 5

2:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GOLF enthusiasts can raise vital funds for a North-East charity at an annual tournament next month.

A knockout of a funday for hospice

The Northern Echo: TEAM FUN: The Knockout Challenge features a host of fun games

2:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SPECTATORS are being invited along to cheer on the teams taking part in the St Teresa’s Hospice Knockout Challenge on Sunday.

Museums team up to offer holiday fun for kids

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC ESTATE: Preston Park Museum and Grounds

2:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MUSEUMS across the Tees Valley have joined forces to stage activities for children throughout the school summer holidays.

Claudia Lawrence police probe concludes at pub

The Northern Echo: POLICE HUNT: A forensics officer examines a first floor room at The Acomb pub, York

2:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have concluded their search of a pub.





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