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Three hurt as car and bus collide

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

1:35pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THREE people were hurt when a car and a bus collided head-on this morning.

Pupil choked to death of piece of boiled egg while eating school dinner

The Northern Echo: CHOKING TRAGEDY: Billingham's Pentland Primary School where Chantelle Firth choked to death on a piece of boiled egg.

6:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl choked to death on a piece of boiled egg she was eating as part of her school lunch, an inquest heard yesterday (Friday, August 29).

Group challenges CCG claims

10:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to proposals to reduce the skills of ambulance crews in the Durham Dales have challenged new claims made by NHS commissioners.

Police found schoolgirl hiding in cupboard in man's house

The Northern Echo: IN COURT: Sean Lancaster arrives at Teesside Crown Court. Picture: TOM BANKS (9815166)

9:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who was banned from having any contact with a schoolgirl was in court yesterday (Friday, August 29) after police twice found the teenager in his home.

Sex offender jailed for flashing at schoolgirls

The Northern Echo:

6:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

A REGISTERED sex offender was back behind bars last night (Friday, August 29) for exposing himself to girls.

New look for Yarm library

The Northern Echo: Stockton Council's Reuben Kench with Yarm Branch Librarian Ivan Limon looking at plans to refurbish the library.   Picture by Dave Charnley

1:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DESIGN proposals for a new look Yarm Library will go on display as part of Stockton Borough Council’s ongoing programme of library improvements.

Work of top cartoonist is showcased

The Northern Echo: POCKET CARTOONS: Nunnington Hall will showcase the work of Matt Pritchett.

12:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE work of one of Britain’s most popular cartoonist is about to be showcased by the National Trust.

Historic home celebrates new life

The Northern Echo: RUDBY HALL OPENING: William Hague MP opens Rudby Hall, in Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire. Pictured l-r; Charley Johnson, Martin Johnson (owner of Rudby Hall), William Hague, David Shields of Welcome to Yorkshire, Peter Broome of Rudby Hall and Eric and Wen

12:34pm Saturday 30th August 2014

AN historic home built in the 1800s for the daughter of King William IV has officially opened its doors after an extensive renovation.

Fund-raisers help Leon get his wheels

The Northern Echo: HEAVE-HO: John Appleby after pulling the truck at the New Durham Club. (9823998)

12:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CHARITY fund-raisers really put their backs into it when they took part in a lorry-pull.

Top-performing private schools announced

9:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Royal Grammar School in Newcastle has topped GCSE independent school league tables’ for the North-East and North Yorkshire according to new figures.

Former councillor enjoys Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut

The Northern Echo: STORY TIME: Chris Foote-Wood from Darlington who took his Dickens show to the Edinburgh Fringe        Picture: ANDY LAMB

12:39pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A FORMER long-serving councillor said he is pleased with the reception given to his debut appearance at a major arts festival.

Man jailed for spying on girl with spy camera

5:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PERVERT who used a hidden camera to spy on a girl in the shower was today (Friday, August 29) jailed for 18 months.

Lancaster pulls out of weekend engagements after engine shutdown drama

The Northern Echo:

12:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE owners of the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster have cancelled its engagements for this weekend, after it suffered an oil leak which left smoke pouring from one of its engines.

£2m bid fails to secure Binchester Roman Fort

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC SITE: The Church Commissioners have put Binchester Roman Fort up for sale

6:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE group behind efforts to raise the profile of a North-East town has failed to buy an internationally-important Roman fort, despite offering the £2m asking price.

Developers "could buy County Durham Roman site"

The Northern Echo:

11:02am Friday 29th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that the site of a Roman settlement dubbed the Pompeii of the North could be sold to developers.

Remembrance garden unveiled for Newcastle fans

The Northern Echo: Bob Moncur, second from right, with Reverend Canon Glyn Evans, right, welcome John Alder''s sister, Joyce Robbins and her husband, who live in Darlington, and Liam Sweeney's parents, Angela and Barry to the memorial garden at Newcastle United.

5:51pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PERMANENT memorial to two North-East football fans who died on board flight MH17 has been unveiled.

Newcastle United manager accepts ice bucket challenge from Sunderland AFC owner

The Northern Echo:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has completed the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short.

Tributes paid to athletics coach who grew up in Darlington

5:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

STARS from the world of athletics have paid tributes to a respected coach, who has died following a long battle with prostate cancer.

Body of John Alder, Newcastle fan killed on flight MH17, is identified

The Northern Echo:

11:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Foreign Office has confirmed tonight (Friday) that the body of John Alder, one of two Newcastle United fans killed in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, has been identified.

Six charged over 43 house burglaries worth 'tens of thousands'

The Northern Echo: Durham Police

4:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

SIX people have appeared in court charged with conspiring to burgle 43 houses, stealing jewellery and cash worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Boys saved in Whitby beach drama

2:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

TWO young boys have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea by the pier at Whitby.

Time called on Stockton Weekender music festival

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON WEEKENDER: Paul Burns, director of Tees Music Alliance, which organised the Stockton event

6:02am Friday 29th August 2014

MUSIC lovers will have one less festival to choose from next year after a decision was taken to cancel a well-known North-East event which had failed to sell enough tickets to cover costs.

Veterans' leap of faith for Darlington charity

The Northern Echo: INTO THE BLUE: Military veteran Norman Horton during his sky dive with a Skydive St George team member Picture: SKYDIVE ST GEORGE/BLAIR STENT AND DANNY ROWLANDS

5:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOUR veterans completed an 11,000ft parachute jump as part of the celebrations surrounding the visit of the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster to the region.

Man narrowly avoids jail for £17,000 benefit fraud

4:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MARRIED chef who claimed to be single and unemployed pocketed more than £17,000 in hand-outs he should not have got.

Teenager killed in tragic accident, inquest hears

The Northern Echo: FATAL ACCIDENT: Tom Brown who was killed when he was in collision with a car in April last year.

1:35pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TEENAGER suffered fatal head injuries when he stepped out in front of a car on an unlit road, an inquest has heard.

Rape pair put young victim through prolonged ordeal, treating her as "a mere object", court told.

The Northern Echo: Mark Wilson: Sentenced to 14 years in young offenders' institution after conviction for rape.

6:02am Friday 29th August 2014

TWO teenagers carried out a prolonged rape attack on a young girl they had picked up by car minutes earlier, a court heard yesterday.

Making hay ....

The Northern Echo:

12:38am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FARMER loads a trailer full of hay bales near Winston Gate, County Durham in this photo by Northern Echo photographer Chris Booth.

Banned driver used car as 'weapon' on seeing ex's former partner near her home

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

10:02pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BANNED motorist drove towards a former partner of his own ex-girlfriend after spotting him on a footpath near her home.

Mark Knopfler re-records Local Hero ahead of Great North Run to raise money for research into childhood cancer

The Northern Echo: GUITAR HERO: Mark Knopfler.

8:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

MARK Knopfler has re-recorded the iconic Local Hero theme ahead of next weekend’s Great North Run.

Vandals trash playground days before children return to school

The Northern Echo: DAMAGED PROPERTY:  Youths have broken into the school grounds of St Cuthberts RC Primary School in Crook and damaged various items of the outdoor play areas, using some materials for skating activities.  School caretaker Catherine Ringwood and Head teache

6:43pm Friday 29th August 2014

VANDALS who have damaged a primary school play area days before the children are due to return have come forward, police have said.

Chance to enjoy Proms in the Park

The Northern Echo: LIVE MUSIC: Jake Tompkins of Modus, Alan Charlton, Peter Radcliffe, members of the Royal Signals (Northern) Band, Hurworth Concert Band, Newton Aycliffe Pipes and Drums and Central and East Yorks Wing ATC Sector 1 Band in the band stand in Darlington'

5:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

PREPARATIONS are under way for a free family-friendly live music event due to be held in a North-East park.

Woman, 81, dies after Rainton crash

The Northern Echo:

5:28pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN ELDERLY woman has died following a road crash.

School opens its doors to fly on the wall cameras

The Northern Echo: OUR SCHOOL: Pupils and staff from Conyers School who are starring in a new CBBC show

5:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

PUPILS from a Yarm school are set to become stars of a new fly on the wall documentary.

Matt's charity baton cycle

The Northern Echo: CHARITY CYCLE RELAY: Cotswold's staff member Matt Witney (21) who is taking part in the charity baton cycle relay to Harrogate in aid of Wings for Life. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9810584)

5:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SHOP worker has cycled 70 miles as part of a charity baton relay.

Gunman on run after shop raid

5:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN armed robber who threatened two women at gunpoint before escaping with a shop’s takings is being hunted by police.

International flavour taking centre stage at poetry festival

The Northern Echo: POETRY FESTIVAL: Palestinian poet Nader Hussein, organiser Anne Besford and poet John Berger at the  launch of T Junction – the Teesside International Poetry Festival, at mima, Middlesbrough. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

POETRY lovers are in for a treat when international artists come together in the North-East in October.

International flavour taking centre stage at poetry festival

The Northern Echo: POETRY FESTIVAL: Palestinian poet Nader Hussein, organiser Anne Besford and poet John Berger at the  launch of T Junction – the Teesside International Poetry Festival, at mima, Middlesbrough. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

POETRY lovers are in for a treat when international artists come together in the North-East in October.

Yarm leaving Stockton for Yorkshire back on the agenda

4:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

TAX-PAYERS from across Stockton would have to pay £100,000 just to examine the possibility of of Yarm leaving Stockton Borough Council, a report has claimed.

Man threatened to burn house down with his partner and children inside

4:52pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who threatened to burn his partner’s house down while she was inside it with their children has appeared in court.

Special guests descend on museum

The Northern Echo: FILM HISTORY: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, hosted the Invasion Science Fiction exhibition last year. Pictured are items from the Alien film series.

4:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

A NUMBER of special guests will be making an appearance at Kirkleatham Museum on Sunday, as part of an exhibition of show business memorabilia.

Powering down the Tyne

The Northern Echo: : Thrill seekers take the opportunity to experience speed on the water ahead of the NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix powerboat race on the River Tyne in Newcastle. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9811488)

3:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

THERE will be high-speed boat racing on the River Tyne this weekend (August 30-31).

Fair boost's home comfort fund

The Northern Echo: FUN DAY: Resident Ena Johnson, 69, with activities coordinator, Jan Traynor, dressed as Minnie Mouse enjoy the fun of the fair

3:37pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CARE home threw open its doors to the community when it hosted a summer fair.

Appeal granted for Darlington Gypsy site

The Northern Echo: APPLICATION REFUSED: Planners have rejected an application to turn a former barber shop in Belvedere Road, Darlington, into a takeaway for a second time

3:31pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN application for a single family Gypsy site has been granted after it was initially rejected on the grounds that it would damage the visual impact of the area.

Firm gives new kit to football team

The Northern Echo: Hodgson Sayers Contracts Manager Colin Howey  (left) and   Managing Director John Sayers (right) with Beamish FC players.

3:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S football team has a smart strip for the new season thanks to a local roofing and building firm.

Volunteers could help older people

3:19pm Friday 29th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help a project aimed at improving people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Head of youth charity named community champion

2:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN has been named community champion for her dedication to helping young people in North Yorkshire.

Book of offers for Darlington shoppers

The Northern Echo: OFFERS BOOK: Distinct Darlington manager Alex Swan

12:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

DARLINGTON shoppers can enjoy big bargains – thanks to a little book of offers.

Architect team will cycle, canoe and climb for charity

The Northern Echo: GRUELLING CHALLENGE: Niven Architects staff prepare for their gruelling fundraiser, L-R, Johnathan Munkley, Marc Warren and Stephen Abbott

1:41pm Friday 29th August 2014

INTREPID fundraisers will cycle, canoe and climb from dawn until dusk on Saturday (August 30) for a charity that changes the lives of critically ill children.

Son's courage will spur mother on as she tackles Britain's highest mountain

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Emma Smith with her son Jack. Emma will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which helps cystic fibrosis sufferers like her son Jack

12:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE mother of an eight-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis is to tackle Britain’s highest mountain to raise funds for the charity which helps her son.

Charity opens new store with 'Something In Mind' for everyone

The Northern Echo: GRAND OPENING: Labour Party candidate Anna Turley (centre) with Tom Blenkinsop MP officially open the new Something in Mind shop in Redcar with Veronica Harrett, chief executive of Redcar and Cleveland Mind (left), staff member Ron Storey and Barbara Newm

12:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

A NEW charity store has opened its doors with ‘Something in Mind’ for everyone.





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