TEES VALLEY TOWN & COUNCIL NEWS

Latest 'free school'-related housing development rejected by council

The Northern Echo: Labour candidate: Louise Baldock

12:38pm Sunday 20th April 2014

YET another plan to build hundreds of new homes on land adjacent to a planned new ‘free school’ in south Stockton has been rejected.

MP gets his hands dirty to improve street

The Northern Echo: James Wharton MP helps fill in pot holes

12:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN MP has got his hands dirty and filled in potholes on a long-neglected road in his constituency.

Conservative MP recommends non-Tory candidates in parish council election

The Northern Echo: 'COMMON SENSE': James Wharton MP

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

AN MP has described a parish council in his constituency as “dysfunctional” in a letter sent to Conservative supporters.

Litter pickers wanted to clean up Redcar beach

The Northern Echo: The stretch of Redcar beach where the woman's body was found yesterday

3:40pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN army of volunteer litter pickers is expected to descend on a Redcar beach, next week, as part of this year’s national Big Beach Clean Up.

Man has surgery after being glassed in pub

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s died

1:04pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital after being struck in the face with a glass by a man in a Redcar pub.

Children going to school hungry and cold as parents struggle to make ends meet, teaching union warns

The Northern Echo: Teachers may strike for first time at Quest Academy

12:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHILDREN are going to school hungry, cold and wearing dirty clothes because their parents are struggling for money, a teachers union has warned.

Missing Stockton woman Barbara Dickinson, 79, found and returned home

7:56pm Friday 18th April 2014

A 79-YEAR-old woman, who had gone missing with her dog, has been found safe and well.

Brigade calling on residents to help cut out arson attacks

The Northern Echo: Youngsters taking part in family fun day as Cleveland Fire Brigade launches it Easter arson campaign.

4:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

FIRE chiefs are appealing to local residents to play their part to help win the battle to stop arson.

Police trying to trace owner of motorbike involved in collision in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: Firefighters clean up the road following the incident on Owton Manor Lane.

2:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are trying to trace the owner of motorbike which collided with a car in Hartlepool after the rider left the scene of the incident.

Ramblers step out on newly completed section of coastal path

The Northern Echo: Ramblers take in section of new coastal path in the North-East

11:40am Friday 18th April 2014

RAMBLERS stepped out with gusto for bracing walks along a newly opened stretch of coastal path in the North-East.

Judge cuts jail sentence on woman who supplied drugs to man before he died

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough where the original fraud trial took place

11:40am Friday 18th April 2014

A JUDGE has cut the sentence on a woman who supplied drugs to a man shortly before his death after admitting it was too high.

Estate agents sleeping rough to raise money for homeless people

The Northern Echo: Charity challenge: Hunters’ staff, from left, Brian Briddick, Steve McDonald, Lisa Preston and Georgina Evans prepare to sleep rough for the night.

11:24am Friday 18th April 2014

WORKERS more used to finding homes for people will be spending the night on the streets to raise money for the homeless.

Council leader setting the record straight over High Street 'myths'

The Northern Echo: Probe into Yarm High Street pay and display judicial review

10:17am Friday 18th April 2014

A LEADER of a council has sought to “set the record straight” about myths surrounding the plan to replace Yarm’s cobbles.

Anglers warned they face prosecution if caught fishing illegally

The Northern Echo: GONE FISHING: A serene spot is at Llanover on the Usk just above Pantygoitre Bridge.

4:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

ANGLERS are being reminded that the coarse fish close season is in operation, as enforcement officers cast their net on illegal fishing.

Motorists warned about motorbike riding bag snatchers

The Northern Echo: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

2:19pm Friday 18th April 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to keep their doors locked as they travel after two bag snatches from cars at traffic lights in Middlesbrough.

Measures to tackle youth unemployment starting to take effect

The Northern Echo: Redcar and Cleveland council is urging diners to check food outlets' hygiene rating before eating out

12:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE number of young people not in work or education has fallen across the Redcar and Cleveland area after it was criticised by Whitehall for high levels of youth inactivity.

Last chance to enter the Stockton Duathlon Festival

The Northern Echo: Competitors during last year's Stockton Duathlon Festival.

10:36am Friday 18th April 2014

THE DEADLINE to enter Stockton Duathlon Festival is just around the bend.

Missing Teesside man found safe and well

The Northern Echo:

9:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE searching for a missing Middlesbrough man said he has now returned home safe and well.

Drug addict jailed after nursing home burglary

The Northern Echo: Drug addict jailed after nursing home burglary

4:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DRUG addict who burgled a nursing home in the middle of the night as its residents were sleeping has been given a two year jail sentence.

Takeaways conning customers switching beef for lamb, according to report

The Northern Echo: Restaurants fined for serving beef as lamb curry

5:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAKEAWAY customers are being ripped off after a number of local curry houses were found to be substituting lamb with beef, according to a new survey.

Unexplained death: post-mortem inconclusive

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s died

4:29pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A POST-MORTEM examination carried out following the unexplained death of a 39-year-old man has proved inconclusive.

Toddlers egg-cell at painting

The Northern Echo: Charlie Murdoch, William Kenyon and Niamh Strike, all aged 3, with their designs

12:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE was definitely no egg on the faces of children at a Stockton day nursery as they got into the Easter spirit.

Sneak preview of exhibition celebrating the bridge making heritage of Teesside

The Northern Echo: Bridgemaster Alan Murray and principal engineer Rodger Wakerley with Sydney Harbour Bridge print

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will reopen its doors for four days this Easter Bank Holiday weekend offering members of the public a sneak preview of the new ‘Bridging the World’ exhibition.

Rallying call for volunteers to help clean up Redcar beach

The Northern Echo: The stretch of Redcar beach where the woman's body was found yesterday

11:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN army of volunteer litter pickers is expected to descend on a Redcar as part of this year’s national Big Beach Clean Up.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

The Northern Echo: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Man denies indecent assault charge

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN is to face a trial after denying indecently assaulting a girl.

Free chipping and check-ups for Middlesbrough dog owners

The Northern Echo: Dogs Trust Sponsored Walk

3:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Council is joining forces with the Dogs Trust to offer free dog chipping and check-ups.

Benefits cheat who was filmed playing for his local cricket team set to lose house so he can repay the cash

The Northern Echo:

7:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BENEFITS cheat who pocketed more than £24,000 in disability payments while opening the batting and keeping wicket for his local cricket team is likely to lose his home after being ordered to return a substantial chunk of his ill-gotten gains.

Tributes to Stockton-born Battle of Britain fighter pilot - who was one of the last of the Few

The Northern Echo: Len Davies as a pilot during the war

5:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SECOND World war fighter pilot – who was one of the last of the Few – has died.

Mother's tears for 'fantastic, friendly' Matthew

The Northern Echo: FAMILY'S GRIEF: Matthew's parents, Bob and Clare Jordan, with Matthew's uncle Darren Robinson, right

5:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE mother of a missing man broke down in tears as she thanked everyone who helped in the search.

Man charged with murder

The Northern Echo: Angela Smeaton

5:13pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 50-year-old mother.

UPDATED 1PM: Man appears in court accused of chip shop owner's murder

The Northern Echo: Angela Smeaton

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a woman at a house in Hartlepool in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police target suspected drug dealers in early morning raids on Middlesbrough estate

The Northern Echo: Police arrest a man in Alnwick Court in Middlesbrough during early morning raids targeting suspected drug dealers

11:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THREE properties were raided this morning as police targeted suspected drug dealers operating on a Middlesbrough estate.

Who does Benefits Street benefit? Not us, say workers on a North-East street

The Northern Echo: Dixon Street, Stockton

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

As London-based TV producers patrolled a North-East road trying to persuade unemployed residents to take part in a new series of the controversial Benefits Street programme, Chris Webber talked to the street’s hard-working people.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Furniture firm in multi-million pound store move

The Northern Echo: James Wharton MP outside the derelict Springs Leisure Centre at Teesside Park. Picture supplied by James Wharton

5:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the North-East’s most successful family firms has been granted permission to build a new £3.4m store in the town where it all started.

Police search for man who absconded from prison

The Northern Echo: MISSING: Daniel Pearson

3:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a man missing from prison who is suspected of causing criminal damage.

Arrest made in Middlesbrough following police drugs raids

The Northern Echo: Police execute a drugs warrant on a home on Alnwick Court, Middlesbrough. Picture by Tom Banks

4:55pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THREE properties were raided this morning as police targeted suspected drug dealers operating on a Middlesbrough estate.

Body in lake is that of missing Middlesbrough student

The Northern Echo: Photo of Matthew Jordan taken during his trip to Windermere

5:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BODY pulled out of Lake Windermere today (TUESDAY) is that of missing Middlesbrough man Matthew Jordan, police have confirmed.

Iconic First World War football match to be recreated on Saltburn beach

The Northern Echo: Christmas truce on the Western Front

4:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN iconic football match that broke out on Western Front during the First World War is set to be recreated on Saltburn beach.

Body found in Lake Windermere confirmed as that of missing Middlesbrough student Matthew Jordan

The Northern Echo: Police vehicles on Rayrigg Road

12:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE have confirmed that the body which was found today (Tuesday) in Lake Windermere is that of missing Middlesbrough man Matthew Jordan.

Fun and cake is had to celebrate tenth anniversary of £100m regeneration scheme

The Northern Echo: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

12:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FUN and cake was had to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of a £100m regeneration scheme today, Tuesday, April 10.

Hartlepool murder probe woman named locally as fish and chip shop owner Angela Smeaton

The Northern Echo: Angela Smeaton

10:35am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN who died after being found with serious injuries in Hartlepool has been named locally as Angela Smeaton.

Region's beaches receive one of best ever results in water quality survey

The Northern Echo: LIFE’S A BEACH: Graham Lee, on board Kalahari King, at Redcar beach yesterday morning

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE region’s beaches have received one of their highest ever ratings in a national guide to bathing water standards.

Politics has gone to the dogs, says owner of Rottweiler that received polling card

The Northern Echo: Zeus, a Rottweiller cross who has been sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming European Elections. Zeus lives with his owner Russell Hoyle in Norton, Teesside.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FAMILY was convinced that politics had finally gone to the dogs when their pet Rottweiler cross received an invitation to vote.

Benefits Street would "exploit" Stockton residents, say town's MPs

The Northern Echo: Stockton South MP James Wharton

12:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A “TRASHY” television programme threatens to exploit people in Stockton, both the town’s MPs has warned.

Wannabe singers try out for the X-Factor

The Northern Echo: The start of the X Factor auditions in Middlesbrough

6:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WANNABE X-Factor stars turned out in droves to take their chance of stardom when the talent show rolled into Middlesbrough today.

Time running out to get tickets for Stockton Calling

The Northern Echo: Young Rebel Set who are headlining Stockton Calling at the weekend.

5:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MUSIC festival is going from strength to strength as Stockton Calling heads towards its fourth consecutive sell-out.

College manager recruits former classmates to celebrate school's tenth anniversary

The Northern Echo: Samantha Hockney

1:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COLLEGE manager is hoping to recruit former school friends back into the classroom to help celebrate a Teesside academy’s tenth anniversary.



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