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Watch the horrifying moment a potholer gets stuck in a cave

The Northern Echo: STUCK: Bob Johnson during his ordeal

12:54pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A POTHOLER has told of the terrifying moment he stuck in one of the UK’s most treacherous caves as water flooded in.

Flood defence work to protect North-East nuclear power plant

The Northern Echo: WHAT'S THE FUTURE?: Hartlepool power station.

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

FLOOD defences at Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station have been improved following the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Tread the boards by signing up for adult acting lessons

The Northern Echo: Early bird tickets are available until April 28 for Teesside Hospice's Seaside Starlight Stroll 2014 which has a pirate theme. Pictured (L-R) are Kim Bradley, Michael Freeman, Leanne Irvine and Jane O'Byrne

12:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Adult acting classes for people with some stage experience are being held every Monday during term time from 7pm to 9pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall costing £3 per session. Subjects covered will include physicality, vocalisation and visualisation when creating a part. To book call the box office on 01642-729729.

Farage comes to region and declares himself a Thatcherite

The Northern Echo: Nigel Farage pours himself a pint in the Black Bull, Yarm

6:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NIGEL Farage came the region and declared himself as the heir to Margaret Thatcher today, Wednesday, April 22.

Retired teacher died after waiting almost two hours for an ambulance, inquest told

The Northern Echo: IN THE FRONTLINE: Ambulance workers and paramedics are coming under increasing threats of violence

3:48pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN died after waiting more than an hour-and-a-half for an ambulance, it has been reported.

More firms signed up to sleep rough and raise cash for homeless people

The Northern Echo: Members of staff from Pertemps on Teesside are taking part in the Middlesbrough Teesside Philanthropic Foundation's Big Sleepout for charity. Left to right, Diane Turner, Jim Smith, Adam Eltherington and  Georgia Smith.

2:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EMPLOYEES at a welfare-to-work organisation are sleeping rough in a bid to raise cash for homeless people.

Designer Helen is on a roll

The Northern Echo: Helen Stevens and her designs which are being transformed into Graham & Brown wallpaper

4:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DESIGNER could find her work hanging on walls across the world after her art was chosen by a wallpaper manufacturer to feature in its new collection.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Piano recitals come to an end after 15 successful years

The Northern Echo: Piano recitals draw to a close with Stefan Cassomenos.

5:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE regular series of piano recitals at Kirkleatham is coming to an end after 15 years.

Comedian's love of cake leads to temporary career change

The Northern Echo: Comedian Patrick Monahan serves up tea at The Olde Young Tea House, in Middlesbrough, to customer Ann Hyman. Picture: Stuart Boulton

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COMDIAN’S love of cake saw him serving up a treat for some surprised shoppers.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Conference to improve services for families with disabled children

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC left red-faced after failing to pay bill

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CONFERENCE to help improve services for families of children and young people with disabilities is being held in Middlesbrough next month.

Peace activist gives talk

3:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PEACE activist is set to deliver a talk about his experiences as a human rights observer in Israel and Palestine.

Lack of council funding means pothole woe will continue for region's motorists

The Northern Echo: A pothole in Orchard Road, Darlington

6:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUNCILS across the North East are doing their best to fix the potholes littering our roads but will never repair them all unless the government is prepared to spend billions, according to the AA.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

Skin cancer rates soar in the North East as the search for the 'perfect tan' continues

The Northern Echo: Warning as skin cancer is on the rise in East Lancashire

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

SKIN cancer rates in the North-East have more than trebled in the last 20 years, with hundreds of people diagnosed every year, new figures have shown.

Motorbikers get on their bikes to spread Easter good cheer to elderly

The Northern Echo: From left, unicyclists Laura Aitkin 12 and Erin Jones 13 give a helping hand to fundraising motorcyclists at Thornaby Pavillion.

5:11pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MOTORBIKERS gave up their Easter weekend to raise money for charity before getting on their bikes to take Easter eggs to dementia sufferers.

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.

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.


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