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Scaling new heights for charity

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Damien Wilson (right) pictured climbing Mont Blanc with his cousin Mark Charlton in 2012.

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN intrepid council boss will be scaling new heights this autumn to raise money for charity.

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.

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.

Shortage of foster carers drives new appeal

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2:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIVE councils in the Tees Valley have launched a joint appeal for more foster carers because the demand from children is outstripping the supply of homes.

Serial burglar once spared prison is jailed

The Northern Echo: FINALLY JAILED: James Wanley

6:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SERIAL burglar who was once spared prison because it would have been "too easy" for him was back behind bars last night - for yet another break-in.

Mother who cultivated cannabis escapes jail

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4:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MOTHER who allowed a crop of cannabis to be cultivated in her loft in return for cash to help pay off her debts has been given a four month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.

Woman savaged by police dog searching for suspected criminal dies in hospital

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

3:47pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WOMAN who was savaged by a police dog searching for a suspected criminal has died in hospital.

Police officers hurt trying to stop car

The Northern Echo: FATAL COLLISION: Cleveland Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A19.

2:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

TWO police officers needed hospital treatment after being in a collision with car they were trying to stop in the early hours of this morning (Friday, July 18).

Rallying call for entries to Hartlepool horticultural show

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Borough Hall where the show will take place

2:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

A RALLYING call has been issued to encourage people to enter the Hartlepool Horticultural Show next month.

Uncle of murderers cleared of witness intimidation

The Northern Echo: MURDER VICTIM: Mark Denton

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE uncle of two men serving life for a brutal axe killing was today (Thursday, July 17) cleared of trying to scare witnesses in the murder case.

Tees Valley could be a 'cultural giant' believes arts council boss

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Tees Valley could create a ‘cultural giant’ if its politicians joined forces to promote local talent and attractions, according to the Chief Executive of the Arts Council.

Uncle of murderers goes on trial accused of intimidating witnesses

The Northern Echo: MURDER VICTIM: Mark Denton

5:08pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE uncle of two men who were convicted of a brutal axe murder has gone on trial accused of intimidating witnesses connected to the police investigation.

School celebrates its birthday with the Samba beat

The Northern Echo: BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL DAY: Olympic gymnast Craig Heap with pupils at West View Primary School in Hartlepool.

12:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SCHOOL has celebrated its 60th anniversary with the help of a a Commonwealth gold medallist and a Samba beat.

Sunbed burst in flames with woman lying on it - claim

6:37pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SUNBED company has disputed a woman's account that one of it's sunbeds burst into flames as a she lay on it.

Work underway on road safety scheme

The Northern Echo: BOTTLE NECK: Peter Frost, Hartlepool Council’s Highways, Traffic and Transport Team Leader, and Councillor Peter Jackson, Chair of the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, at the rear of Hart Lane where the new parking areas are being c

6:28pm Monday 14th July 2014

WORK is underway on a £230,000 improvement scheme to tackle a long-standing traffic bottleneck in Hartlepool.

Sheep-shearing new and old on show at bird reserve

The Northern Echo: A CLOSE SHAVE: Shearer Jed Field shears another sheep at RSPB Saltholme's sheep day. Picture: TOM BANKS

7:56pm Sunday 13th July 2014

VISITORS to a wildlife reserve were treated to sheep shearing demonstrations new and old over the weekend.

A SPECIAL meeting will be held in Hartlepool next month to discuss proposals for a new housing development in the town.Prism Planning has requested a pre-application developer forum with Hartlepool Borough Council, which will take place in the Civic Centr

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

Special meeting to look at proposal for 2,000 homes in Hartlepool

Man pleasured himself in McDonalds, court hears

4:44pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A MAN who exposed himself to shocked customers at a busy fast food restaurant blamed anti-depressants for his behaviour, a court heard.

Voters should be allowed to judge if council hall tax increases are justified

The Northern Echo: PLANNING MATTERS: Darlington town hall, where council planning officers have agreed an extension to the Neasham Road gypsy site

12:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

TOWN halls should be free to push through any council tax increase, MPs say – and be judged by voters on “election day”.

Bin collections and libraries affected by strike

6:12pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

SOME council services in Teesside could be affected by strike action this week.

Benefits cheat in court

5:11pm Monday 7th July 2014

A FIDDLER swindled more than £65,000 in benefits while raking in similar amount as he worked, a court heard.

Knocked out after a night out in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: ATTEMPTED MURDER: Police seal off area after man suffers serious head injuries.

2:01pm Monday 7th July 2014

A WOMAN has been treated in hospital after being knocked out when she was attacked at the weekend.

Cannabis user with a "massive habit" advised to get his ears syringed after courtroom exchange

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3:16pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A JUDGE urged a man to lose his cannabis habit after sparing him jail for producing the drug.

Youth unemployment falling in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: WELCOME NEWS: Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, leader of Hartlepool Council, praises youth unemployment progress

5:31pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

COMMUNITY leaders in a Tees Valley town have welcomed a big drop in youth unemployment.

Drunk charity worker escapes jail despite punching wife in the face

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:17pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A CHARITY worker who punched his wife so hard she will require surgery to re-align her teeth has been spared jail after a judge conceded he would not be able to continue to support her financially.

Complaints over racism report referred to independent watchdog by Cleveland Police

The Northern Echo: DENIES CLAIMS: Cleveland Police's chief constable Jacqui Cheers denies the force is institutionally racist

5:06pm Monday 30th June 2014

A NORTH-EAST force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after concerns were raised about a report which uncovered claims of institutional racism.

Woman air lifted to hospital after being thrown from horse near Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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4:43pm Monday 30th June 2014

A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after being flung from a horse.

Complaints over racism report referred to independent watchdog by Cleveland Police

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer

1:50pm Monday 30th June 2014

A NORTH-East force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after concerns were raised about a report which uncovered institutional racism.

Public consulted on multi-million pound town regeneration plan

The Northern Echo: Ronnie Graham of Ryder Architecture, Richard Newsome, Project Manager with GVA; Cllr Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Leader of Hartlepool Council; Denise Ogden, Director of Regeneration and Neighbouthoods with Hartlepool Council and Damien Wilson, Assistan

1:25pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE first stage of developing a multi-million pound plan to regenerate Hartlepool waterfront and create up to 2,000 jobs has begun.

Fishburn joiner celebrates 60th with charity coast-to-coast challenge

The Northern Echo: Alan and Rita McCree with their son Patrick (centre) near the start of the coast-to-coast walk

12:02am Monday 30th June 2014

A FATHER-OF-THREE who celebrated his 60th birthday by walking the coast-to-coast route for charity will receive an extra surprise today (Monday, June 30).

Police content after far-right march and counter demonstration in Middlesbrough result in just two arrests

The Northern Echo: The anti-EDL demonstration passes down Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough

6:34pm Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO men have been arrested following a demonstration by the far-right English Defence League on the streets of Middlesbrough today (SATURDAY).

Men jailed for 2ft machete shop robbery

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Wayne Rogan.

6:13pm Friday 27th June 2014

TWO men who robbed a convenience store armed with a 2ft machete have been jailed.

Darts player jailed for 16 years for raping vulnerable girl

The Northern Echo: SEX ABUSER: Tony Eccles

6:49pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A PROFESSIONAL darts player has been jailed for 16 years for the rape and indecent assault of a schoolgirl.

Work starting: Specialist care facility on the cards

The Northern Echo: START NOW: Work begins building a £4.5M housing development at Hartlepool. Foreground from left Chris Pooley from Mariner Care, Andy McLeod from Roberts Construction and Coun Robbie Payne, chair of Hartlepool Regeneration Services Committee. Picture

6:30pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound specialist care development in Hartlepool is set to look after vulnerable people while also creating vital new jobs.

Rapist darts player jailed for 16 years and family warned over threats

The Northern Echo: RAPE TRIAL: Former darts player Tony Eccles

3:03pm Thursday 26th June 2014

PROFESSIONAL darts player Tony Eccles was today jailed for 16 years for the sexual abuse of a schoolgirl.

Multi-million pound sea defence work at Seaton Carew nears completion

The Northern Echo: Councillor Peter Jackson (left) and Alastair Smith, Hartlepool Council’s Assistant Director (Neighbourhoods), at the new sea defences.

1:28pm Thursday 26th June 2014

WORK is nearing completion on the final phase of a £4.3m project to protect Seaton Carew from the sea.

Darts player convicted of raping schoolgirl

The Northern Echo: RAPE TRIAL: Former darts player Tony Eccles

6:36pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A PROFESSIONAL darts player has been convicted of a string of sex attacks on a schoolgirl after a jury returned a unanimous verdict on all charges.

Dutch racing boats visit North-East port

The Northern Echo: SAILING: One of the Dutch yachts refuels at Hartlepool Marina. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (7490364)

5:41pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A NORTH-EAST port welcomed over 60 private racing yachts from Holland as part of a boat race today (TUES JUNE 24).

Darts player Tony Eccles guilty of rape

The Northern Echo: RAPE TRIAL: Former darts player Tony Eccles

1:47pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A PROFESSIONAL darts player has been convicted of a string of sex attacks on a schoolgirl after a jury returned a unanimous verdict on all charges.

Brothers found guilty of axe murder of Hartlepool boxer Mark Denton

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12:31pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE parents of murdered boxer Mark Denton have told of their devastation after the brothers who hacked him to death with an axe were found guilty at court today.

Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision

The Northern Echo: FATAL COLLISION: Cleveland Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A19.

4:55pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A RENEWED appeal has been issued to try to trace witnesses to a fatal collision earlier this month.

Amateur golfers head to Seaton Carew

The Northern Echo: BRABAZON TROPHY:The steelworks at Redcar make an industrial backdrop at Seaton Carew Golf course. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton. (7204956)

6:03am Monday 23rd June 2014

AMATEUR golfers from around the world will head to Seaton Carew this week to play one of the country’s most challenging courses.

Warning after two vessels rescued by lifeboat volunteers

The Northern Echo: TOWED HOME: Hartlepool RNLI’s Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat was called out to help two boats in separate incidents in the space of a morning.

3:50pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

LIFEBOAT crews have issued a warning about the importance of maintaining equipment before going out to sea.

Care home boss cleared of taping vulnerable man to chair

The Northern Echo: The former Briar Court Nursing Home on Hutton Avenue in Hartlepool.

5:27pm Friday 20th June 2014

A CARE home boss accused of taping a vulnerable resident to an office chair has been cleared of all charges against her.

Relief for veteran as he is able to collect a temporary passport to get him to Texas for wheelchair basketball competition

The Northern Echo: PASSPORT FEARS: Former soldier Gaz Golightly in his home in Hartlepool.

4:15pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A TRAVEL crisis has had a happy ending after a veteran trying to get to Texas for a wheelchair basketball event was able to pick up a temporary passport to cover his visit.

Man accused of axe murder claims partygoers were lying

The Northern Echo: Mark Denton

3:42pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A MAN accused of murder claims partygoers who saw him walk up to a former boxer and plunge an axe in his head were lying.

Endurance runner's longest day

The Northern Echo: Runner Paul Smith, who hopes to cover 100 miles in one day (7323215)

3:29pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A CHARITY runner hopes to do his longest run yet on the longest day of the year this weekend (Saturday, June 21).

Dog owner devastated after beloved pet found tortured and set alight

The Northern Echo: DOG KILLED: The remains of Kenzy were discovered on a farm track in Hartlepool after going missing at the weekend

5:55pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A DOG owner has been left devastated after discovering her beloved pet had been tortured to death before being set alight.

Man celebrated axe 'execution' by bedding woman, murder trial told

The Northern Echo: MULTIPLE WOUNDS: Mark Denton

5:10pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A MAN alleged to have helped his vengeful half-brother murder a former boxer with an axe has been accused of telling a series of “half-truths”.

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