Spurned lover attacked woman after online dates fizzled out

6:01am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A LONELY hearts romeo slashed a woman's throat when she tried to end their brief affair.

Vulnerable man missing from home in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

8:32pm Monday 1st September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised for the well-being of an 'extremely vulnerable' 58-year-old man who has been reported missing from home in Middlesbrough.

FA recognition for "true gentleman" Gordon Duck

The Northern Echo: FA RECOGNITION: George Duck at Acklam Steelworks Club.

6:04am Monday 1st September 2014

A WELL loved football man had his dedication to the sport recognised when he was awarded a long service medal by the Football Association.

Hunt for robber who targeted cash delivery van

The Northern Echo:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

A ROBBER has stolen a substantial amount of money following an early morning raid on a cash delivery van in Hartlepool this morning (Monday, September 1).

Family house targeted by alleged gunman

The Northern Echo: ALLEGED SHOOTING SCENE: Kensington Road in Stockton.

6:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a man suspected of firing a weapon at a family home.

Middlesbrough pervert jailed for historic child sex abuse

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Ian Donnelly

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PERVERT who abused a girl more than 30 years ago is behind bars after his victim plucked up the courage to tell police of her ordeal.

Extra funding to help get young people's live back on track

The Northern Echo: The new Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart where the cabinet meeting took place.

3:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

UNDER privileged and troubled families are to get an additional helping hand as a government scheme expands to take in more affected children.

Appeal to trace abusive train passengers

The Northern Echo: ABUSIVE PASSENGERS: British Transport Police are trying to trace this pair after they abused a member of staff at Hartlepool train station.

1:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

IMAGES have been released of a man and woman police want to speak to after a member of railway staff was verbally abused at Hartlepool station.

Thousands enjoy the Tees Pride 10km

The Northern Echo: KEEP ON RUNNING: The Tees Pride 10k run starting and finishing on Hall Drive, Middlesbrough  -  First lady wheelchair racer to finish, Jade Jones from Middlesbrough.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THOUSANDS of runners took to the streets of Middlesbrough to take part the tenth Tees Pride 10km run.

Beach clean up leaves it 'barefoot' friendly

The Northern Echo: LITTER PICK: Ten year old Eli Holmes and nine year old Yasmin Hetherington clean up Saltburn beach. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:01pm Sunday 31st August 2014

VOLUNTEERS young and old were on Saltburn beach over the weekend to help pick up litter and ensure that the sands are 'barefoot' friendly.

New islands sponsored by bird club see rise in tern hatchings

The Northern Echo: Tern rafts at RSPB Saltholme (9826779)

1:57pm Sunday 31st August 2014

WILDLIFE enthusiasts have done a globe trotting bird a good turn - and helped boost its numbers.

New plans for site of Billingham's former ICI building

11:29am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE site of the former ICI headquarters in Billingham is a step closer to being brought back into use.

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 on 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).

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.

Missing man found safe and well

The Northern Echo:

10:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE searching for a missing man said tonight he has been found safe and well.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Man jailed for cutting girlfriend's face during row

The Northern Echo: CROWN COURT: Teesside Crown Court where Robert Thompson was given a suspended sentence for making threats to kill

6:01am Friday 29th August 2014

A KNIFEMAN who cut his former girlfriend across the face during a row over missing belongings was yesterday jailed for 15 months.

Burglary report leads to rooftop protest in Middlesbrough

8:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

A ROOFTOP protest following reports of a burglar led to streets in Middlesbrough being cordoned off.

Cleveland Chief Constable takes part in ice bucket challenge and nominates her counterpart in Durham

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police chief Jacqui Cheer interviewed on her two year anniversary on Teeside. (9791493)

10:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IT was not your usual appearance in front of a camera for Cleveland Police's Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer.

Youngster battles her illness to take on charity fun run

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FUNDRAISER: 5 year old Missy Russell with her brother Jason (7) ahead of their fundraising walk. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9790151)

7:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BRAVE youngster suffering with a rare and incurable brain condition is running a 3km race at the weekend to raise awareness.

Free rickshaw ride for shoppers to celebrate successful summer

The Northern Echo: RICKSHAW RIDE: Hillstreet Shopping Centre in Middlesbrough celebrates successful summer with free rickshaw rides for customers pictured Julie Pickering with her niece Mya Graham, five, and daughter Emily, eight. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SHOPPERS were given a helping hand to carry their bags when they were offered a free rickshaw ride in Middlesbrough.

Time running out to have say on housing future in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

4:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to take the opportunity to have their say on the future of housing in Hartlepool.

Production to highlight WWI experiences of Tees Valley residents

The Northern Echo: Homecoming will commemorate war experiences of Tees Valley residents

3:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE wartime experiences of North-East residents lie at the heart of an upcoming theatrical production.

School to open its doors to aspiring jazz musicians

The Northern Echo: TICKET SALES: Headteacher David Dunn and Stephanie Richardson outside Strickland and Holt on Yarm High Street.

11:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

TALENTED young jazz musicians are taking to the stage at Yarm School when it plays host to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).

Four year sentence for pervert who set up hidden cameras to spy on young girls

The Northern Echo: SEX OFFENDER: John Jukes

5:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PERVERT who spied on young girls using hidden cameras and also kept images of them has been jailed for more than four years.

Former Boro boss returns to open new junior football clubhouse

The Northern Echo: CLEVLAND JUNIORS: Former Middlesbrough and England manager - and current Derby County boss - Steve McClaren, at the opening of Cleveland Juniors FC's new club house in Acklam. Picture: TOM BANKS (9751962)

9:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW junior football clubhouse has been given the seal of approval by former Middlesbrough and England boss Steve McClaren.

Inquest into death of woman attacked by police dog is opened and adjourned

The Northern Echo: INQUEST OPENING: Irene Collins' home on Penrith Road in Middlesbrough where she was attacked by a Cleveland Police dog.

5:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE inquest into the death of a woman savaged by a police dog has been opened.

Trusted horse Ginger Pop trots off into retirement after two decades of service to charity

The Northern Echo: PASTURES NEW: Ginger Pop set to enjoy retirement with his friend Acorn

1:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TRUSTED mainstay of a horse riding charity is set to enjoy retirement after having his reins hung up after 22 years' faithful service.

Community groups urged to bid for NHS cash

12:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COMMUNITY and volunteer groups are being urged to bid for a share of £400,000 to promote better health in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

Flying eggs, flying insults and flying in the face of local opinion - Benefits Street comes to Stockton

The Northern Echo: BENEFITS STREET:Kingston Road in Stockton, where filming of the controversial Benefits Street documentary is taking place. Picture: TOM BANKS

7:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN egg whizzes over my head, making a satisfying splat on the street . I take a slightly shocked step back. Cue big guffaws all round, including from the Channel 4 cameraman. “Watch out, it’ll be a f****** bricks next,” laughs the young lad I’d been chatting too.

Middlesbrough woman threw knife at her husband, then hit him over the head with a coffee table leg

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WOMAN who beat her husband with a table leg and also threw a knife and a glass at him has been spared an immediate jail sentence after he pleaded with a judge to keep her out of jail.

New series of Benefits Street being filmed in Stockton

The Northern Echo: TALKING POINT: Benefits Street’s White Dee and her daughter, Caitlin, in James Turner Street

11:39am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FILMING has started in Stockton of the second series of controversial Channel 4 television show Benefits Street, it has been confirmed this morning.

Handbag snatcher is back in prison

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A HANDBAG snatcher has been recalled to prison to serve the remainder of a nine year sentence.

Bingo loving pensioner celebrates her birthday in style

The Northern Echo: BINGO BIRTHDAY:Vera Laird celebrated her 90th birthday at the Beacon Bingo in Redcar. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BINGO loving pensioner had a real birthday treat when friends and family helped her celebrate in her favourite venue.

Charity mountain challenge backed by businessmen

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Brian Morton (left) presents his sponsorship to Damien Wilson (right) and Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher (centre) at the Hillcarter Hotel.

2:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO leading businessmen have dug deep to back a man tackling a mountain climb to raise money for charity.

Crews tackle Crimdon caravan fire

11:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIRE crews dealt with a caravan on fire at Crimdon caravan park, near Hartlepool around 9pm tonight (Tuesday).

Free fun for youngsters at RSPB Saltholme

The Northern Echo: SEPTEMBER FUN: A family at RSPB Saltholme

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A VISITOR centre is inviting people to come along to a wildlife reserve and discovery park in September, absolutely free of charge.

Riders raise £12,000 for Children's Foundation

The Northern Echo: Cyclists from the Interserve Employee Foundation presenting a cheque for £12,194 to The Children’s Foundation at The Link CIC, Redcar.    Pictured (L-to-R) are: Alfie George, eight and Ben Barnes, 11 from The Link, Libby Nolan from The Childre

4:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SIX North-East employees from Interserve have completed a 265 mile London to Paris bike ride, raising more than £12,000 for a children’s charity.

Man in court over two knifepoint robberies at East Cleveland stores

8:15pm Monday 25th August 2014

A MAN will appear in court tomorrow (Tuesday) in connection with two knifepoint robberies in East Cleveland.

Police arrest and charge wanted man

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

6:12pm Monday 25th August 2014

POLICE who were searching for 20-year-old Thomas Watson, wanted in connection with an assault in the Guisborough area on July 16, have arrested and charged him with Section 18 wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

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