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Artist Mackenzie Thorpe tells of joy at being asked to create Northern Echo front cover to mark First World War centenary

The Northern Echo:

6:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORLD-FAMOUS artist Mackenzie Thorpe told today of his thrill at being asked to produce a commemorative First World War centenary front cover for The Northern Echo.

Police release images as they appeal to trace witnesses following fatal collision

The Northern Echo: POLICE SEARCH: Image of car similar to the one involved in fatal incident in Middlesbrough.

5:46pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have released images of a silver Hyundai Santa Fe, similar to the one involved in the fatal collision with a silver Ford Fiesta on Tuesday evening.

Magician Paul Daniels turns down offer of stuffed rabbit for stage show

The Northern Echo: THAT'S MAGIC: Magician Paul Daniels offered a stuffed rabbit by PETA to use on stage.

3:38pm Friday 31st October 2014

RABBIT loving magician Paul Daniels has dismissed calls to drop live animals from his act after being bitten by one of his own pets – as he hasn’t used any for several years.

Collapsed manhole cover causes traffic chaos on A66 in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A COLLAPSED section of the A66 in Middlesbrough caused traffic chaos this morning.

Top comedy coming to town

The Northern Echo: COMEDY NIGHT: Teesside sketch group Heavy Petting are fresh from their Edinburgh Fringe show.

6:46pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO Teesside comedy groups will tackle the winter blues with a bumper-size carnival of alternative comedy this weekend.

Collapsed manhole caused early morning chaos on A66

The Northern Echo: ROAD DELAYS: Heavy traffic on the A66 East heading towards Middlesbrough by the junction leading to the Newport Bridge. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

A COLLAPSED section of the A66 in Middlesbrough caused traffic chaos this morning (Friday, October 31).

Teenager charged with causing death of father-of-three Andrew Corfield remanded in custody

The Northern Echo:

3:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN 18-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash that killed Andrew Corfield.

What's On: Fireworks displays and bonfire nights in North-East and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Fireworks over the Wicker Man at South Park, Oxford, in 2010. There is no wicker man this year, but organisers promise a spectacular show

11:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

Free and ticketed firework displays and bonfire nights across the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Suspended jail sentence for mother who set fire to family home

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN was arrested by police for her own safety after she ran back into her burning home while firefighters tackled a blaze she started.

Bullied teen 'refuses to do unpaid work'

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:09pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEENAGER who was handed a suspended jail sentence after striking his mother with an ornament has refused to do any more unpaid work because of bullies, a court heard.

Son pays tribute to "role model and hero" father killed in Hemlington car crash

The Northern Echo:

6:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE son of a Middlesbrough man who died in a car collision has described his father as as his "role model and hero" and "the kindest, most loving man, I have ever met."

Firefighters tackle blaze in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

4:49pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FIRE on Borough Road, Middlesbrough was reported at 16.33pm this afternoon.

Boro star Jonathan Woodgate linked to tax avoidance scheme

The Northern Echo:

1:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH FC defender Jonathan Woodgate is the latest footballer to be linked to an investigation into tax avoidance that could leave him having to pay out thousands of pounds.

Inspirational teenager Hannah Larkin wins approval of Middlesbrough's old folk

The Northern Echo: CANCER CAMPAIGNER: Hannah Larkin receives a cheque from the Middlesbrough Senior Citizens' Forum. Picture: STUART BOULTON (12120677)

7:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL teenager has been given a cheque for her charity by older people in her home town of Middlesbrough.

Shed burglar refused bail

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN who tried to break into a garden shed while the householder slept has been refused bail by a judge.

Volunteers needed to spread ChildLine's help

The Northern Echo: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: ChildLine Schools Service looking for volunteers to help local children.

3:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CHARITY is looking for volunteers to go back to the classroom and help deliver its ground-breaking ChildLine Schools Service to local school children.

Suspected car thief arrested after Hemlington man Andrew Corfield dies following crash

The Northern Echo:

11:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SUSPECTED car thief has been arrested following a fatal collision in Hemlington last night.

Mayor of Middlesbrough Ray Mallon helps man hit by car

The Northern Echo:

4:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MAYOR of Middlesbrough Ray Mallon went to the aid of an off-duty nurse injured by a car this morning (Tuesday, October 28)

Prison guide produced to explain what goes on behind bars

The Northern Echo: Holme House prison launches an end-of-life suite

3:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

A STEP-by-step guide to being sent to prison has been produced to help family and friends cope with separation from a loved one.

Oh gourd! What a whopper...

The Northern Echo: BIGGEST PUMPKIN: Mal Carter with his winning giant pumpkin, the biggest in the North of England.

3:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

GARDENER Mal Carter likes to think big when it comes to nurturing what he grows – and his philosophy has proved a winner.

National recognition for service helping keep people in own homes

The Northern Echo: HOMECALL SUCCESS: Grace Wynn, a HomeCall customer from Guisborough, and Sue Moody an Independent Living Advisor for HomeCall.

3:14pm Monday 27th October 2014

A VITAL communication service enabling eldery and vulnerable people to live in their own homes has been recognised with a national award.

Paul Daniels' magic shock

The Northern Echo: There's no slowing down for magician Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee with Gravesend and Croydon dates ahead

3:22pm Sunday 26th October 2014

MAGICIAN Paul Daniels has had a finger bitten by one of his stage rabbits, nearly two years after he accidentally sliced off the tip of a finger with a circular saw.

Vision for new centre supporting people with brain injuries and their families

The Northern Echo: TRAUMA SURVIVOR: Abbie Thornton, 15, from Coulby Newham, who was run over by a car and suffered long-term head injuries. Abbie is pictured with her mum Debra.

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A PASSIONATE mother whose child survived against the odds after being run over by a car, has a vision to open a new centre for other brain injury victims and their families in the Tees Valley.

Police name woman killed in Middlesbrough collision

The Northern Echo:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been left at the scene of a collision in which a woman was killed in Middlesbrough last night.

Child Sexual Exploitation is about power not race or religion, conference argues

The Northern Echo: Shahda Khan, Middlesbrough Council's principal community cohesion officer

5:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

ASIAN communities are being used as scapegoats following a spate of high profile child sexual abuse scandals, it was claimed at a conference held by a North-East Islamic group.

Think like a burglar, advice from police

The Northern Echo: BURGLARY WARNING: Cleveland Police issue dark nights warning

4:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN INCREASE in the number of burglaries has prompted a police force to urge people to ‘Think like a burglar’ this winter.

Inquest halted into Teesside student's Lake District death

The Northern Echo: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: Matthew Jordan's body was found in Windermere in April.

6:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN inquest into the death of a Teesside student found dead in the Lake District has been halted after his family's solicitor complained of too many gaps in the evidence.

Hundreds turn out to say farewell to Clairville

The Northern Echo: ROYAL VISIT: The Duke at the opening in 1963.

8:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

HUNDREDS of people put on their running shoes to bid a fond farewell to one of the region’s most popular athletics stadiums tonight (Thursday).

Football fan who tore up Koran could be facing ban from grounds around the country

The Northern Echo: HOOLIGAN IN COURT: Julie Phillips appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court for a football banning order.

6:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MIDDLESBROUGH fan is still facing the prospect of a football banning order after he attempt to have the case dismissed was refused.

Artist donates painting to charity

The Northern Echo: ART RAFFLE: Artist Sean Durkin and Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon, with a oil painting that is to be raffled to raise money for Teesside Hospice. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN artist whose father caused a sensation when he stole a Lowry painting from a Middlesbrough gallery has donated one of his pieces of work to charity.

Volunteers wanted for the Big Tees Sleepout

The Northern Echo: SLEEPING ROUGH: Louise Williams, Annie Hunter and Dominique Finn who took part in last year's event.

4:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE across the area are being challenged to sleep rough for the night to raise awareness of local poverty and homelessness.

220 jobs to go at Middlesbrough Council as part of £14m saving cuts next year

The Northern Echo: Ray Mallon looking out onto Centre Square, Middlesbrough from the rooftop gallery of Mima art gallery with the Cleveland Centre on the far left of the picture

8:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AROUND 220 jobs will be axed at Middlesbrough Council next year, mayor Ray Mallon announced tonight as he outlined plans to save £14m.

Woman 'set fire to home after becoming stressed by cost of bedroom tax'

7:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN set fire to her own home in apparent protest at the Government’s so-called ‘bedroom tax’.

Hat-trick of football writers give pre-match talk

6:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TRIO of Teesside football writers are holding a discussion on the beautiful game ahead of this Saturday's Boro match.

Work set to start on A66 resurfacing project

The Northern Echo: RESURFACING PLANNED: Work is due to start on resurfacing work on the A66 near Stockton.

5:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A £2.3m scheme to resurface a stretch of the A66 on Teesside will begin next week.

New director appointed at mima

The Northern Echo: mima's new director Alistair Hudson

2:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FORMER curator of the Government Art Collection has been appointed as the new director of mima.

Paul Daniels needs more than magic to find his way home

12:36pm Sunday 19th October 2014

PAUL Daniels needed more than a little magic to find his way home after getting lost after a performance.

Objection raised to proposed new Olympic standard velodrome in Middlesbrough

7:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE future of a proposed £1m, Olympic-standard velodrome appears to be in doubt after an objection from Sport England.

First World War dead remembered at special service in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: WAR DEAD REMEMBERED: Ceremonial bugler Tony Longstaff entertains his great grandchildren Harry 4 and Martha 2 after the WWI commemorative service in Middlesbrough's Linthorpe cemetery. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

3:33pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A POIGNANT ceremony has been held at the graves of 161 soldiers who died in the First World War.

Children are being 'trafficked' across the region for sex

The Northern Echo: TACKLING ISSUES: Acklam Grange School.

6:33am Friday 17th October 2014

A TEACHER'S claims that children are being ‘trafficked’ from North-East towns for sexual exploitation have been supported by Barnardo’s.

Police appeal over suspicious Middlesbrough shop incident

The Northern Echo: The man pictured in One Stop in Berwick Hills

7:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

Police have reissued an appeal for information over a suspicious incident on October 10 at the One Stop shop in Norfolk Place, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough, when an unknown man tried to confuse staff when giving him his change.

Youths attack 16 cars at traffic lights in Middlesbrough in single night

6:49pm Friday 17th October 2014

VANDALS have attacked 16 cars, mainly taxis, by throwing missiles as they were stopped at traffic lights.

Spine-tingling book launch at 'Haunted Teesside' venue

The Northern Echo: SPOOKY TALES: Paranormal Rebecca Hall with her new book Haunted Teesside

12:13pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PARANORMAL investigator is launching her latest book in a venue reputed to have its own ghost.

Investor targeting Teesside steel mills plays down job cuts fears

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East steelworkers face an uncertain future after Tata Steel announced it was in talks to sell off its loss-making long products business.

Bookies beaten by Booker better

The Northern Echo: MYSTERY PUNTER: The Ladbrokes shop in Houndgate, Darlington, was one of at least 13 bookies visited by the man.

5:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MYSTERY punter has written his own happy ending after travelling the region to back the winner of the Man Booker Prize.

Police appeal over missing Middlesbrough man Thomas Webster

The Northern Echo: MISSING: Thomas Webster

7:14pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 30-year-old Thomas Webster, who was last seen on Tuesday 14th October on Marton Road in Middlesbrough.

Thug jailed for attack on former partner and her mother

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:40pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A YOB who kicked and stamped on the head of his former partner and later attacked her mother as she tried to intervene in another assault has been jailed for nine months.

Man jailed for 18k phone scam

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:22pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAN has been jailed after using false details to fraudulently obtain more than £18,000 worth of high-value mobile phones.

Dismay as sale of Teesside steel operation by Tata considered

The Northern Echo: STRIKE WARNING: Unite says workers at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre could take action

10:15am Wednesday 15th October 2014

UNION chiefs have reacted with dismay to news that North-East steel firm Tata has signed a memorandum of understanding ahead of a possible sale of its Long Products Europe business.

Man smashed pint glass in colleague's face after downing 15 treble vodkas at works party

The Northern Echo: IN COURT: Callum McLane arrives at Teesside Crown Court. (11482649)

4:09pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MAN left a colleague scarred for life after smashing a pint glass into his face during a drunken disagreement at a works party.

Twitter: Lucy Richardson (Middlesbrough Reporter)

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