Teenager arrested after knifepoint robbery

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6:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A BOY, 15, has been arrested in connection with a knifepoint robbery at a Sainsbury’s in Redcar.

Iconic bridge to close for major paint job

The Northern Echo: MAJOR REPAIRS: Work is underway on a major facelift for Newport Bridge

4:43pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ONE of the region's iconic bridges is to be closed to traffic for several weeks while it undergoes a major facelift.

Thief's girlfriend sent burglary victim abusive text, court told

2:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A BURGLARY victim was sent a foul-mouthed text message from a neighbour who helped her criminal boyfriend sell the stolen loot.

Coulby Newham student wins £1,000 with top grade

The Northern Echo: All smiles, Emma Dyson (left) and Hannah Hobson with their GCSE results at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham

6:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A GCSE student promised a £1,000 if he got an A* in English Literature is laughing all the way to the bank.

Excellent results for academy

The Northern Echo: The St Michael's Academy  A-Team, L-R, Daniel Millington, Sean Douthwaite, Beth Hall, Lucy Jones, Darren Stait, Bethany Kelly and Hannah Bradley, who between them achieved 72 A*-A GCSE grades

6:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS at St Michael’s Academy, in Billingham, have celebrated their latest GCSE results with a host of star-studded performances.

Plank of wood mugger robbed teenager of his mobile phone

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER went out looking for someone to mug after getting into debt with his drug suppliers, a court heard.

Bully-boy loan shark threatened to break victims' legs

The Northern Echo: LOAN SHARK: Joaqim Boal bullied and threatened his victims

5:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LOAN shark attacked one customer with an extendable baton and threatened another with it when he thought they still owed him money.

Knifepoint robbery at Redcar Sainsbury store

5:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A KNIFEPOINT robbery took place at a Sainsbury’s store in Redcar in which a thief stole cigarettes and a quantity of cash.

Two Cleveland Police dogs being destroyed following separate attacks within a month

4:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A POLICE dog is to be destroyed a month after savaging a pensioner who died a few days later.

Large-scale restaurant and event venue for up to 1,000 people approved for Stockton

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A PLAN to create a large scale wedding venue and restaurant able to cater for up to 1,000 people at a time has been approved.

Knifepoint robbery at Sainsbury's in Redcar

The Northern Echo:

12:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A KNIFEPOINT robbery took place this morning at a Sainsbury’s store in Redcar in which a thief stole cigarettes and a quantity of cash.

Two Cleveland Police dogs to be destroyed following attacks

The Northern Echo:

11:19am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CLEVELAND police dog has been put down after biting a handler while another of its dogs will be destroyed after attacking a pensioner who died days later.

'Cancer' conman jailed after driving victim to brink of suicide

The Northern Echo: ACCOMPLISHED FRAUDSTER: Nabeel Adris

9:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DOUBLE glazing salesman who conned cash out of a “vulnerable, trusting and caring” pensioner - who became so distressed she contemplated suicide - has been jailed for two years, three months.

Stockton named sixth best place to live in the country

The Northern Echo: BEST PLACE TO LIVE:  The borough of Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in the UK by the Daily Telegraph. Pictured is the exclusive Wynyard estate, Picture: TOM BANKS

7:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOME might beg to differ, but Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in England and Wales.

Early Help project changing lives in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: troubled families in a North-East town are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved more than £500,000 in its first seven months

6:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TROUBLED families are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved the taxpayer more than £500,000.

Unlicensed landlord fined

6:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A LANDLORD is counting the cost of failing to abide by a licensing scheme that aims to improve standards of rental properties and tackle anti social behaviour.

Jade Jones set to compete in the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Wheelchair racer Jade Jones at the site of the new Middlesbrough Sports Village, near the Marton Road section of the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k course

4:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MEDAL-winning wheelchair racer Jade Jones is the latest elite athlete to sign up to Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k in Middlesbrough.

Missing Redcar teenager found

The Northern Echo:

1:52pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 16-YEAR-old girl from Redcar, missing from home, has turned up safe and well.

Teenager missing from Redcar

The Northern Echo:

1:42pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SEARCH is underway for a missing 16-year-old girl from Redcar.

Increase rail fares prompt protests

The Northern Echo: RAIL PROTEST: Action for Rail protesters protest increase in fares at Thornaby Station. Pictured Louise Baldock Labour candidate,  Mark Edmundson Unison northern area organiser, Pete Widlinski and Cllr Tracey Stott . Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

7:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ABOVE inflation increases in train fares prompted protests at the region's rail stations.

Tennis sessions for the blind and visually impaired people begin in Stockton

The Northern Echo: TENNIS SESSIONS: Rosie Pybus has setup a tennis session for blind and partially sighted people at Splash, Stockton. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A VISUALLY impaired sports fan has set up tennis sessions for other blind and partially sighted people.

Girlfriend of drowned man killed herself, inquest finds

The Northern Echo: John Paul Conley and his girlfriend Kate Downey

5:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE broken-hearted girlfriend of a man who drowned in Laos took her own life months later, an inquest heard.

Middlesbrough mother's tribute to her son, found dead aged 31

The Northern Echo: MUCH LOVED: Darren Simpson

4:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TRIBUTE has been paid to a heartbroken 31-year-old father who died suddenly last year.

Family fun in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Castlegate Community Carnival was held in the Parish gardens in Stockton on Saturday. Organised by the Castlegate Centre's charitable arm, Hampers from the Heart, it was a free event for the community. The Mayor of Stockton Cllr Barbara Inman hands ou

2:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 150 families gathered together for a day of family fun in Stockton.

'Coathanger' bank robber escaped with thousands - but turned himself in minutes later

The Northern Echo: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

2:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RAIDER escaped with thousands of pounds from a bank - after holding up a cashier with a wooden coat-hanger.

Big surprise at teddy bear picnic

The Northern Echo: TEDDY BEAR: Two-year-old Rowan Coombes from Marske during the teddy bears picnic at Gisborough Priory Picture: STUART BOULTON

1:49pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE was a big surprise in the woods this weekend as teddy bears whizzed around a picnic.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

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

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Armed robber called Hardman turned and fled, court told

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Callum Hardman

6:41am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COWARDLY armed robber fled empty-handed from a shop - when a worker shouted at him.

Hartlepool man jailed after causing life-threatening injury to baby

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

7:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MAN who caused a life-threatening injury to a baby was jailed after being branded callous and remorseless by a judge.

Digger-mad two year-old's dream comes true

The Northern Echo: BOY AT WORK: Two and a half year old Benny Paterson is granted his wish of looking around the vehicles at Biffa Municipal's Skippers Lane depot in Middlesbrough.  He is pictured behind the wheel of a 436 shovel JCB.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A DIGGER-mad two-year-old's dreams came true today (Monday, August 18) when staff at a recycling depot allowed him on a special visit to drive one of their JCBs.

Adventurous challenged at family fun day

The Northern Echo: EASTERSIDE FUN: Youngsters enjoying the launch of the new community hub at Easterside Resource Centre in Middlesbrough last year.

4:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

A UNIQUE caving experience, the only one of its kind in the UK, is coming to Middlesbrough.

Ground-breaking gardening project earns supported of MP

The Northern Echo: Fred McCrindle, Shaw Trust Trustee; Cha Patel, Shaw Trust Trustee; Councillor Jim Beall; Roy O’Shaughnessy, Shaw Trust Chief Executive

4:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

A GARDENING scheme which helps unemployed people get back to work has been visited by an MP.

Pictures of Boro inspires photographer to create book

The Northern Echo: Former Cleveland College of Art & Design photography student Di Emmerson 28, of Middlesbrough, with her book, No Direction Left to Turn

3:54pm Monday 18th August 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHY graduate has produced a snapshot of society’s throwaway culture with her first published book of prints.

New swimming pool, country club - and vineyard - planned for Yarm

The Northern Echo: 'BIG ASSET': An artist's impression of the proposed new country club planned for Yarm

3:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW leisure centre and swimming pool creating up to 150 jobs could be opened on the south side of the Tees within a year.

Two callouts at Roseberry Topping for mountain rescuers

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN RESCUE: The Sea King pictured at the scene

7:44pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A PENSIONER had to be winched off a well-known beauty spot with a helicopter after she complained of feeling unwell.

Shop robbed

4:45pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A ROBBER threatened shop workers with a knife before escaping with cash and cigarettes. No-one was hurt in the robbery which took place shortly after 6.15pm on Saturday (AUG16) on the High Street at Lingdale in east Cleveland. The man was wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers. Anyone who may have seen the man is asked to contact DC Mark Casey on the 101 number or anonymously on the 0800 555 111 Crimestoppers number.

Attendances up by 25 per cent at long-running international dance festival

The Northern Echo: HAPPY FOLK: Russian and South Korean folk dancers wait for the procession to begin on the final day of the 50th Billingham International Folklore Festival. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

3:33pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THOUSANDS of spectators watched the 50th Billingham Folklore Festival finish with a bang at a firework display.

"Wicked" Stockton conman befriended dementia sufferer then stole bank cards

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

1:27pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A JUDGE branded a drug-addict conman "wicked" as he jailed him for befriending an elderly dementia sufferer before stripping cash from his bank account.

Seek help before it's too late, urges anorexic woman hoping to help others with eating disorders

The Northern Echo: BEAT IT: Ashley Cable has organised a fun day in aid of charity beat helping people battle eating disorders. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (9373192)

12:56pm Sunday 17th August 2014

SEEK help before it’s too late, is the advice of an anorexic to those afraid they may have an eating disorder.

Flurry of complaints against councillor in 'bigot' slur row

The Northern Echo: Councillor Steve Walmsley, leader of the Thornaby Independents

5:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

A WELL-KNOWN councillor who called at least one member of the public a ‘bigot’ in a council committee has said he will apologise “when hell freezes over.”

Smirking yobs locked up for incompetent crime spree

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

4:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

TWO smirking yobs had the smiles wiped off their faces as they were jailed for a drink- and drug-fuelled crime spree involving weapons, break-ins and attempted burglaries.

Incident involving Polish brothers missing from foster home was attempt to 'repatriate children to their natural parents'

The Northern Echo: MISSING BROTHERS: Remus and Janko Matloch

4:16pm Friday 15th August 2014

THREE missing Polish brothers have been found safe and well, police have said.

Woman cleared of abusing teenage boy

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Susan Cunningham outside Teesside Crown Court.

3:58pm Friday 15th August 2014

A WOMAN accused of sexually abusing a young teenage boy has walked free from court after she was cleared by a jury on all charges.

Helping hand into the world of business

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

2:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

YOUNG entrepreneurs are being urged to tap into a new cash fund to help them set themselves up in business.

Dance performance takes over art gallery

The Northern Echo: ART INSTALLATION: Performers from ATMA Dance staged a public performance of Erhebung, which is the German word for 'rise', at Middlesbrough's MIMA gallery as part of the Billingham Folklore Festival.

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

PEOPLE visiting a Middlesbrough art gallery were treated to dance performance with a twist.

Liz wins medical school place after cancer battle

The Northern Echo: Teesside High School student Liz Edwards flanked by her parents, Alison and John.

1:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

A TEENAGER whose studies were interrupted while she battled cancer has chalked up outstanding A-level results and achieved her ambition of winning a place at medical school.

Calls for Labour Party intervention over controversial abattoir

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

12:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to close down an east Cleveland slaughterhouse they maintain is ruining their quality of life have written to Labour North to complain about their council’s handling of their objections.

Man stabbed in street in hospital with punctured lung

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

5:53pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed twice in the street and is in hospital with a punctured lung, police have revealed.

Top university places go to students

The Northern Echo: Yarm School  students pictured after they received their A-level results (L-to-R):  Nikhita Vasani, Matthew Wales, Sagar Vase, Matthew Measor, Helen Elston and Molly Bean (in front)

5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YARM School students are celebrating after winning places at top universities - with 22.5 per cent of all entries receiving the A* grade.

Drug dealer jailed after "nonsensical" story to jury

The Northern Echo: DEALER JAILED: Craig Walker concocted a "nonsensical" story about dealer's list.

5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A DRUG supplier who concocted a "nonsensical" explanation for a dealer's list found by police was last night starting a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

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