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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Weapons and drugs seized during clampdown on illegal imports

The Northern Echo: Example of a stun gun.

1:33pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STUN guns, drugs, knuckle dusters and pepper spray canisters were amongst the illegal goods seized after parcels destined for Cleveland were intercepted.

Duathletes could qualify for championships in key race

5:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DUATHLON DEADLINE: North-East duathletes have until Saturday to sign up for a run-cycle-run event on Sunday, April 27 in Stockton.

North-East hotel named best shooting hotel in the country

5:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BEST SHOOT: A North-East hotel has been named the best shooting hotel in the country.

Saltburn Blues Club presents...

5:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Mentulls (CORR) will be playing Saltburn Blues Club on Saturday May 24 at 8pm in the town’s cricket club.

Missing Middlesbrough woman Michaela Fearon found safe and well

The Northern Echo: Missing Middlesbrough woman Michaela Fearon

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN who went missing following a night out with work colleagues has been found safe and well.

Hartlepool woman supplied man with diazepam shortly before his death

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

2:27pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN who supplied drugs to a man shortly before his death has been jailed.

Charities compete for share of £10,000

The Northern Echo: Boro boss Aitor Karanka promotes the £10,000 Goalden Giveaway with Philanthropic Foundation patrons, from left, Karl Pemberton of Active Financial Services, Nigel Willis of First Choice Labels and Ken Devereux of Devereux Transport.

11:08am Monday 14th April 2014

TEN charities in Teesside will receive a share of £10,000 – but face a public vote to decide how much they will receive.

Nine decades of air cadet service rewarded

The Northern Echo: L-R Warrant Officer David Bowman, Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon, Warrant Officer David Baird with their Mayor’s Awards

10:23am Monday 14th April 2014

TWO air cadet trainers who have notched up over 90 years’ service between them have clinched Mayor’s Awards for their efforts.

Coroner's appeal to trace relatives of Redcar man

4:28pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Teesside Coroner is seeking relatives of 68-year-old Jeremiah John Quinn, of York Road in Redcar who was found dead at his home address on Friday, April 11.

Spinal injury proves no barrier to competing in sport

The Northern Echo: Mark Bonnar who competed at the Inter Spinal Unit Games.

7:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A MAN left paralysed after a diving accident in Tenerife has made a five hundred mile round trip to compete in the Inter Spinal Unit Games.

False limb expert faces uncertain future after sexually harassing colleague

The Northern Echo: Benedict Doree photographed in 2004

4:59pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN artificial limb expert faces being struck off - and also expelled from his role as a senior Freemason – after it was ruled he bullied and sexually harassed colleagues.

Get a fresh look for spring at Banardo's charity shops

The Northern Echo: Around 30 per cent of clothing in the average UK wardrobe remains unworn for more than one year

4:12pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CHARITY shop bosses are hoping spring clean fever will encourage shoppers to bag a bargain with Barnardo’s.

Student lives on just £1 a day

The Northern Echo: oxfam logo new

3:54pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A STUDENT will be living on just £1 a day as part of a fundraising challenge to raise awareness of extreme poverty.

First section of the England Coastal Path opens in North-East

The Northern Echo: Niall Benson (left), Heritage Coast Officer from Durham Heritage Coast Partnership with Rob Aubrook (right), Area Manager from Natural England.

2:52pm Sunday 13th April 2014

STRETCH of the England Coast Path has been opened in the North-East.

11-year-old cuts off ponytail and climbs Roseberry Topping in memory of grandfather

The Northern Echo: Josh Heslop and girlfriend Charlotte Laidler climb Roseberry Topping for charity

2:37pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN 11-year-old boy cut off his ponytail and climbed Roseberry Topping as a tribute to his late step-grandfather.

Brothers and sisters of deaf children taught to sign

The Northern Echo: Sarah Thorpe (left) of UK Steel Enterprise with Sheelin Kilroy and children from the Child Deaf Youth Project.

2:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BROTHERS and sisters of deaf children are being taught sign language as part of a key project.

Sunflowers to mark every fallen soldier in North-East town

The Northern Echo: WARTIME PROJECT: Sunflowers like this one will be used for a First World War project in Stockton

1:55pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SUNFLOWERS are being planted across a North-East town to mark every fallen soldier in World War 1.

Stockton council's home purchase branded "clandestine" and "dangerous"

The Northern Echo: Stockton South MP James Wharton

1:44pm Sunday 13th April 2014

STOCKTON Council’s purchase of a £650,000 house to turn it into a children’s home has been described as “clandestine” and “dangerous” by a leading councillor.

Hartlepool United owner donates £5,000 to Finlay Cooper Fund

The Northern Echo: Donation of £5,000 to the Finlay Cooper Fund by IOR Ltd who own Hartlepool United represented by the club's chief executive Russ Green (right) to club manager Colin Cooper

1:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE owner of Hartlepool United has donated £5,000 to the Finlay Cooper Fund in support of the charity’s Three Peaks charity challenge.

Vintage buses to grace the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: A vintage bus from a previous year's event

1:33pm Sunday 13th April 2014

VINTAGE buses will again be seen on the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire as part of a special event.

Concern over welfare of missing Middlesbrough man Andrew Hughes

1:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

POLICE are “increasingly concerned” about the welfare of a missing 41-year-old man.

Dealer had £17k in cash and a cosh in his car, court hears

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

9:20pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A DRUG dealer was found with more than £17,000 cash at his home and a cosh-type weapon in his car, a court heard.

Chance to score with a football scholarship in the USA

The Northern Echo: Redcar and Cleveland College

6:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

YOUNG sports fanatics interested in soccer scholarships overseas can find out about career opportunities in the USA while gaining some professional football coaching at this tomorrow (April 12).

Slow and steady appoach wins the race for North-East drivers

The Northern Echo: Only 36 per cent of learner drivers in the North-East passed their test first time, compared to 47 per cent across the UK.

4:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

LEARNER drivers in the North-East lag behind when it comes to passing their driving test first time, a survey has revealed.


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