Hip Hop legends steal the show at North East music festival

The Northern Echo: Teer Dunn Pam Green and
Trish Roach all of  stockton enjoy the music and the sunshine at the Riverside Pic Keith Taylor 

7:04pm Sunday 27th July 2014

MUSIC lovers were served up a treat over the weekend when a two-day music festival took over a North-East town.

Police investigate two serious assaults in Hartlepool

5:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital after separate street assaults in a short space of time.

Men go the extra miles for Cancer Research

The Northern Echo: MAN MILES: The Cancer Research Miles for Men race goes through Seaton Carew.          Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:12pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of men and boys took part in the third Miles for Men run for Cancer Research today. SUN.

Missing mum and children believed to be safe, but search continues

4:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MOTHER and her two young children are now believed to be safe, although police are yet to find them.

Commonwealth sprinter Richard Kilty pays tribute to friend who drowned in River Tees

The Northern Echo: GLASGOW BOUND: Stockton's Richard Kilty will compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay at this summer's Commonwealth Games

4:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TEESSIDE athlete Richard Kilty has paid tribute to a friend who drowned during the recent hot weather.

Pro-Palestine march held in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: PROTEST MARCH: A Protest march against the rising death toll in Gaza today in Middlesbrough.Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

3:57pm Sunday 27th July 2014

MORE than 2,000 people took part in a march in protest against Israel's bombing of Gaza.

Clampdown on off road vehicles proves a success in east Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: OFF-ROAD CLAMPDOWN: Cleveland Police have been targeting illegal motorcycle riders in east Middlesbrough

2:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on illegal and nuisance bikes has resulted in ten vehicles being seized by police.

Prison sculpture to go on show in London

The Northern Echo: ROBOT: Tracy Lyth from The Grange cafe with a robot designed and made by a prisoner at HMP Kirklevington Grange that has been selected to be displayed on the South Bank in London this summer.

2:16pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SCULPTURE destined for a prestigious exhibition on London’s South Bank is now on display outside the artist’s temporary home – Kirklevington Grange prison.

Bridge drama

1:01pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE closed a bridge for nearly two hours last night (SAT) as concern grew for a man. Cleveland Fire Brigade deployed the brigade boat and Cleveland Ambulance Service also attended the scene at Stockton's Victoria Bridge from about 8.05pm. The 24-year-old man eventually came down at about 9.55pm and was taken to a place of safety.

Police appeal for help to find missing Stockton woman

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CONCERN is growing for a 27-year-old woman who has not been seen since late Thursday.

Car collision

12:29pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a car hit a bus stop earlier today (Sunday).

Woman stole thousands from estranged husband as he lay in bed recovering from stroke

11:44am Sunday 27th July 2014

A MEAN mother stole thousands of pounds from her estranged husband - within hours of him having a severe stroke.

Cleveland Show draws the crowds

The Northern Echo: CLEVELAND SHOW: The Cleveland show. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

10:56am Sunday 27th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people took advantage of the great weather and turned out in force to enjoy Cleveland Show.

Summer jamboree to celebrate Teesside's heritage is being held at Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

The Northern Echo: A Summer Jamboree is being held at Preston Hall, Eaglescliffe

10:08am Sunday 27th July 2014

A VICTORIAN Summer Jamboree which celebrates Teesside’s mark on Britain will be held at Preston Park Museum.

Fishing boat towed to safety at Saltburn

The Northern Echo: Redcar lifeboat tows a fishing boat to safety near Saltburn today, Sunday. Picture courtesy of Redcar RNLI

4:14pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE fishermen were towed to shore after an engine failure this morning (SUN).

Kicking the habit with a running challenge

The Northern Echo: FITNESS CHALLANGE: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Councillors Sheelagh Clarke and Olwyn Peters alongside runners and staff launching the running challenge.

3:29pm Saturday 26th July 2014

RUNNERS are being given the opportunity to help run smoking out of town by claiming a free place at one of the region’s popular sporting events.

Museum marks centenary of First World War with emotive exhibition

The Northern Echo: PLANTING OUT: Defence secretary Philip Hammond plants a sunflower at Preston Park. From left Martin Callanan MEP, James Wharton MP, Philip Hammond MP and Preston Park senior gardener Keith Hugill.Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A POIGNANT art exhibition commemorating the outbreak of World War One has gone on display.

Louise Bourgeois exhibition opens at Mima

The Northern Echo: SURREAL artist Louise Bourgeois is being presented in a new exhibition unveiled at Mima, Middlesbrough

12:42pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SURREAL artist Louise Bourgeois is the subject of a new exhibition at Middlesbrough's Mima gallery.

Concern for mother and two missing children

The Northern Echo: MISSING MOTHER: Yoon Jin Jong

7:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

CLEVELAND Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in locating a mother and her two missing children

Search ongoing for man who has gone missing without medication

5:57pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are still searching for a 25-year-old vulnerable man who has gone missing without medication.

Kind youngsters get red carpet treatment at Super Sibling awards

The Northern Echo: : Special guests Willie Thorne (back left) and Steven Arnold (back right) join event organisers Lynne and Ian Lawrence and award winners Daisy Hodkinson (9, front left), Anna (6) and Thomas (8) Slyderink, Libby Sanderson (8), Zach Charlton (8) and Ruby Bu

4:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

A ‘SUPER sibling’ event has been held in memory of a loving big sister on the day after what would have been her 25th birthday.

Champion cyclist 'Super Sid' awarded honorary doctorate

The Northern Echo: 'SUPER SID': Sid Barras winning a race in 1982.

4:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MIDDLESBROUGH-born cyclist who once beat road racing legend Eddy Merckx has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science in recognition of his distinguished career.

Sunflower appeal to celebrate a loved one's memory

The Northern Echo: FLOWERING MEMORIES: The launch of the Sunflower Memories campaign at Teesside Hospice in Middlesbrough. Staff Nurse Helen Clarkson plants one of the sunflowers dedicated to a loved one. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CHARITY’S annual Sunflower Appeal has been launched to help people remember a loved one in a very special way.

Police dog death: Man appears in court on drug charges

The Northern Echo: : General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough following the incident. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8359113)

2:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN at the centre of a police hunt where an elderly woman died after being bitten by a police dog has appeared in court.

Appeal to find vulnerable missing man last seen in Thornaby

The Northern Echo:

12:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

Thorny garden issue at Stainton Mews

The Northern Echo: Frustrated residents of Stainton Mews l-r Iain McCabe, Robert Aasht, Dominic Dunn, Sue and Mike Johnston.

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS on a new estate said they are being stung by spiralling costs to have its small communal gardens maintained.

Keen gardeners challenged to enter competition

The Northern Echo: ALLOTMENT CONTEST: Allotment holders are being encouraged to take part in annual competition

12:15pm Friday 25th July 2014

Keen gardeners in Hartlepool are being invited to showcase their skills by entering the town’s Allotment Show.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police commissioner defends zero hour contract jobs despite 'Living Wage' pledge

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger.

6:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

A POLICE commissioner has defended his decision to employ specialist investigators on zero hour contracts despite signing up to a Living Wage campaign.

Missing Redcar man found safe

The Northern Echo:

9:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are urgently appealing for information about a missing 55-year-old man who was last seen in Redcar this morning.

Independent investigation launched into death of Middlesbrough pensioner savaged by police dog

The Northern Echo: : General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough following the incident. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8359113)

6:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INVESTIGATORS looking into how a pensioner died after a savage attack by a police dog have assured her family that they will conduct a “thorough investigation”.

Warning to swimmers after body recovered from River Tees at Stockton is confirmed as missing student David Zikhali

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WARNING has been issued to swimmers after the body of a young man was recovered from the River Tees two days after going missing.

Woman who fought in the street jailed for five months

The Northern Echo: (8543723)

3:08pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN who fought in the street has been given a five month jail sentence.

Covert camera captures railway cable thief

The Northern Echo: CROWN COURT: Railway cable thief jailed

2:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COVERT camera was used to capture a railway cable thief in the act, a court heard.

Time running out to buy cheap Stockton Weekender tickets

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON WEEKENDER: Hip-hop legends Public Enemy will be headlining the Sunday night line-up

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TIME is running out for people to get early door tickets for the Stockton Weekender music festival.

Beastly going-ons at the Dorman Museum

The Northern Echo: BEASTLY EXHIBITION: Visitors are in for a beastly time at the Dorman Museum

11:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW exhibition of ‘Beastly Machines’ has opened at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum.

Animal lovers set for a treat at Cleveland Show this year

The Northern Echo: ANIMAL TREAT: The sheep section at last year's Cleveland Show

11:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Cleveland Show will be taking over Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park at the weekend as organisers hope to deliver some family favourites with a bit of a twist this year.

Children vow to Keep Stockton Tidy in new campaign

The Northern Echo: Pupils at Fairfield Primary School in Stockton have been working on a range of projects and activities to raise awareness. Photograph by Dave Charnley

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHILDREN'S Keep Britain Tidy campaign has been launched in Stockton.

Inquiry into plan to build 550 homes in Ingleby Barwick comes to an end

11:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PUBLIC inquiry into a controversial application to build 550 houses next to a planned free school has come to an end.

Scooter rider in 'critical' condition after collision with pedestrian in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST and a pedestrian were injured in a collision on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough tonight (Tuesday, July 22).

Man drove off with detective's arm trapped in car, court told

6:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DETECTIVE was injured when the suspect he was about to question drove off at speed, trapping his arm in the car.

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