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Rescue operation after pleasure fishing boat sunk by large wave

The Northern Echo:

3:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

THREE men were rescued off the North-East coast after a pleasure fishing boat was sunk by a large wave at the weekend.

Courtney Smith, 15, has turned up safe and well, say police

The Northern Echo:

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE who were appealing to trace 15-year-old Courtney Smith who had last been seen at an address on Wingfield Close in Hartlepool say she has turned up safe and well.

Hartlepool mayor vows to clear his name

12:58pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAYOR who was sacked from his job as care manager after whistleblowing has vowed not to stand down from his ceremonial role despite calls for his resignation.

Alliance launched to block feared NHS privatisation

The Northern Echo: The University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton.

12:29pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A PROTEST group opposed to the privatisation of the NHS has been launched in an attempt to block prospective contracts for medical services being awarded to the commercial sector.

Football fun

The Northern Echo:

10:29am Sunday 21st September 2014

HARTLEPOOL children are being offered weekly football training sessions, which will be led by fully qualified FA coaches at Brierton Sports Centre. Hartlepool Borough Council’s Sports and Recreation Team is launching the Friday night football sessions for boys and girls aged 5-11.

Detectives release details of car spotted at shooting scene in Stockton

The Northern Echo:

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a shooting incident in Kensington Road, Stockton, have released details of a silver car they are trying to trace.

Teesside music charity donates cutting edge cancer detection equipment to Stockton hospital

The Northern Echo: David Emerton of North Tees University Hospital in Stockton receives potentially life-saving equipment from charity founder Tony Larkin

1:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

A TEESSIDE charity has raised funds to help buy two pieces of life-saving equipment thanks to the help of music.

Police investigating 'unexplained' death after man's body found in Guisborough

The Northern Echo:

12:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE body of a 47-year-old man has been found at a house in Guisborough.

Apologetic offenders grilled by victims to tackle crime

The Northern Echo: Reformed criminal, Ian Birdsall, (left) who has had a positive experience after meeting victims, was taking a workshop at a Restorative Justice conference in Middlesbrough with Brian Neale (right) from Safe in Tees Valley

4:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A REFORMED criminal who met his victims to say “sorry” joined parents who confronted a killer of their teenage son at a Teesside conference to share their positive experiences of Restorative Justice.

Cleveland Police Commissioner's 200th meeting

The Northern Echo: Cleveland police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger

3:15pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CLEVELAND'S Police Commissioner claims to carrying out the biggest public engagement exercise in the history of the force.

Police try to trace stained stolen bank notes

The Northern Echo: BANK NOTES: Police are trying to trace stained bank notes stolen during armed robbery in Hartlepool.

5:15pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE have arrested four men in connection with a raid on a supermarket.

Hartlepool club hits the Buffs as member stage five year fight to clear their names

The Northern Echo: CLEAR OUR NAME: Geoff Dodsworth and Stephen Drew,Two former RAOB members talk about their five year fight to clear their name after being suspended from the organisation. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (9684398)

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO committed members of an historic philanthropic society have told of their five-year fight to be reinstated following a row which has led to mass resignations and the closure of a well-regarded social club.

Vital services secured for two more years after council rethink

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

4:53pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE future of Hartlepool’s school crossing patrols and lifeguard service have been secured for the next two years after the local authority ruled out axing the services.

Phones 4u to go into administration

The Northern Echo:

10:22pm Sunday 14th September 2014

PHONES 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

Punishing 'green' taxes threatens Teesside's "proud industrial heritage"

The Northern Echo: Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham

6:03am Friday 12th September 2014

TEESSIDE’S “proud industrial heritage” faces further decline because of punishing ‘green’ taxes, the Government was warned yesterday (Thursday, September 11).

Workshop about funding available to Teesside sports clubs

5:43pm Friday 12th September 2014

MEMBERS of sports clubs across Teesside are being encouraged to find out more about £75,000 worth of funding available to them.

Witness appeal

6:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

WITNESSES are being sought after a single vehicle collision in Troutpool Close in Hartlepool on Friday morning (September 12). The red Suzuki Alto collided with a wall and the driver, a man in his 60s, was treated at James Cook University Hospital. Anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101, quoting event CVP-14-160293.

Prisoner families - helping the forgotten victims of crime on Teesside

The Northern Echo:

4:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PRISONER families are being supported by a ground-breaking scheme on Teesside which could be rolled out across the North-East to help other forgotten victims of crime.

'Bring back our A&E' call from UKIP

The Northern Echo: UKIP's candidate for the Hartlepool seat in next year's General Election,   Phillip Broughton, pictured outside the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

7:52pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

NEARLY a year since NHS bosses stripped Hartlepool Hospital of critical care services and transferred them to North Tees Hospital a UKIP candidate has launched a fresh campaign to revive its fortunes.

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

1:24pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

Speeding clampdown catches 357 motorists

The Northern Echo: MAN ARRESTED: Man arrested in connection with double assault in Hartlepool

4:41pm Monday 8th September 2014

SIXTY-nine people were caught speeding by police in one hour on a stretch of road on Teesside as part of a summer clampdown.

Fun for all the family at Guisborough Forest

The Northern Echo: FOREST FUN: Keith Ferry crafting ‘Gypsy Flowers’. Credit Mike Dowson Photography

6:03am Monday 8th September 2014

VISITORS to an east Cleveland forest are in for a treat later this month when a number of bizarre creatures will break cover.

Fitness enthusiasts aim to give a healthy boost to charity

The Northern Echo: FIGHTING FIT: Chris Kelly with barbell and Adam Flounders train to compete in five crossfit challenges across the region.  They are pictured with coach Steven Virtue (red top) at the Crossfit Gym at the Northern Echo Arena, Darlington.  Picture: CHRIS BOO

5:36pm Thursday 4th September 2014

EXERCISE enthusiasts from five North-East gyms are completing a relay of workouts to raise money in memory of a Hartlepool youngster.

Lone woman attacked in street in broad daylight by robber

5:58pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POLICE have released an e-fit of a man who forcibly tried to grab a handbag from a lone woman in broad daylight.

Still time for nominations for Tees Valley’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities awards

The Northern Echo: AWARDS NOMINATIONS: Lifetime achievement award winner Pete Widlinski, from 2010, with BME Network Co-ordinator Idrees Rashid.

6:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE achievements of the Tees Valley’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities are celebrated at an annual awards event later this month.

Officer dislocates shoulder trying to arrest a man in Middlesbrough

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

4:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been praised by police after they helped apprehend a man who dislocated an officer's soldier when he intervened as the man was threatening people.

Man arrested after trying to sell items stolen in burglary the same day

1:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN was arrested after he tried to sell electrical items stolen in a burglary the same day, a court heard.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Councillors cleared following investigation into planning application vote

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL VOTE: Artist's impression of the original new Wynyard Park Hospital which should have opened in 2015. No new impression of the smaller hospital is available.

2:19pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO Hartlepool councillors have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation into their actions at a planning meeting for the new £300 Wynyard hospital.

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.

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.

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.

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.

School governors recognised for long service

The Northern Echo: School governors pictured at Hartlepool Town Hall after receiving awards for long service.

12:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWENTY-THREE Hartlepool school governors have been recognised for their dedication and hard work.

16-year-old missing from Teesside found safe and well

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

12:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 16-year-old who went missing from Teesside has been found safe and well.

Sea cadets future is all ship shape

The Northern Echo: FUTURE SECURED: Members of Hartlepool Sea Cadets with (left to right) Eric Priest, President of Hartlepool Sea Cadets; Jeanette Henderson, Chairman of Hartlepool Youth; Robert Atkinson, Trustee of Hartlepool Youth; and Satpal Pandal, of Square One Law.

12:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE FUTURE of one of the country's most active Sea Cadets groups has been thanks to a charitable donation.

Merger of coroner services moves a step closer

The Northern Echo: Former Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield who retired after 40 years in the post.

4:43pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SHAKE up in the coroners’ service covering Teesside and Hartlepool has been given the seal of approval by Middlesbrough Council.

Spate of car break-ins

3:34pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THIEVES have stolen wallets and mobile phones in a spate of car break-ins across the Billingham area.

Hartlepool nuclear reactors closed amid safety fears

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool nuclear power station.

1:45pm Monday 11th August 2014

ELECTRICITY company EDF has temporarily shut down reactors at Hartlepool nuclear power station after a fault was found at a plant in Lancashire.

Hartlepool parks retain prestigious awards

10:01am Sunday 10th August 2014

TWO parks in Hartlepool have retained a prestigious national quality award.

Building for the future while protecting the past

The Northern Echo: HERITAGE RESTORED:John Ashurst (second from left) with (from left) Councillor Robbie Payne of Hartlepool Council, Ben Hutchinson of BJS Builders and Glenn Young of the Heritage Craft Alliance.

4:35pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A PROJECT to help conserve and restore the region's traditional pre-1919 buildings has signed up its first apprentice.

Woman banned for pubs and clubs in home town

3:34pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A YOUNG woman has been barred from drinking in a town’s pubs and clubs after she was sentenced for a trio of assaults.

New street lights designed to save council money

The Northern Echo: LIGHTING CREW: The street light replacement project team.

6:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

WORK is about to begin on a £5m scheme to replace all of Hartlepool’s street lights.

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