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NEWS FROM YOUR AREA

Concern for mother and two missing children

The Northern Echo: MISSING MOTHER: Yoon Jin Jong

7:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

CLEVELAND Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in locating a mother and her two missing children

Champion cyclist 'Super Sid' awarded honorary doctorate

The Northern Echo: 'SUPER SID': Sid Barras winning a race in 1982.

4:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MIDDLESBROUGH-born cyclist who once beat road racing legend Eddy Merckx has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science in recognition of his distinguished career.

Sunflower appeal to celebrate a loved one's memory

The Northern Echo: FLOWERING MEMORIES: The launch of the Sunflower Memories campaign at Teesside Hospice in Middlesbrough. Staff Nurse Helen Clarkson plants one of the sunflowers dedicated to a loved one. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CHARITY’S annual Sunflower Appeal has been launched to help people remember a loved one in a very special way.

Police dog death: Man appears in court on drug charges

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

2:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN at the centre of a police hunt where an elderly woman died after being bitten by a police dog has appeared in court.

Thorny garden issue at Stainton Mews

The Northern Echo: Frustrated residents of Stainton Mews l-r Iain McCabe, Robert Aasht, Dominic Dunn, Sue and Mike Johnston.

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS on a new estate said they are being stung by spiralling costs to have its small communal gardens maintained.

Man engulfed in fireball died as result of an accident, rules coroner

The Northern Echo: ACCIDENTAL DEATH: A coroner has ruled that Middlesbrough man Kevin Heslop did not intent to kill himself when he was engulfed in a fire ball in his own car

5:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who suffered 90 per cent burns after being engulfed by a fireball in his car died as the result of an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Improvements needed at hospital

2:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Care Quality Commission has told a North-East mental health trust it needs to make improvements following an unannounced visit to a mental health hospital.

Police commissioner defends zero hour contract jobs despite 'Living Wage' pledge

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger.

6:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

A POLICE commissioner has defended his decision to employ specialist investigators on zero hour contracts despite signing up to a Living Wage campaign.

Independent investigation launched into death of Middlesbrough pensioner savaged by police dog

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

6:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INVESTIGATORS looking into how a pensioner died after a savage attack by a police dog have assured her family that they will conduct a “thorough investigation”.

Woman who fought in the street jailed for five months

The Northern Echo: (8543723)

3:08pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN who fought in the street has been given a five month jail sentence.

Beastly going-ons at the Dorman Museum

The Northern Echo: BEASTLY EXHIBITION: Visitors are in for a beastly time at the Dorman Museum

11:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW exhibition of ‘Beastly Machines’ has opened at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum.

Animal lovers set for a treat at Cleveland Show this year

The Northern Echo: ANIMAL TREAT: The sheep section at last year's Cleveland Show

11:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Cleveland Show will be taking over Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park at the weekend as organisers hope to deliver some family favourites with a bit of a twist this year.

Scooter rider in 'critical' condition after collision with pedestrian in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST and a pedestrian were injured in a collision on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough tonight (Tuesday, July 22).

Man drove off with detective's arm trapped in car, court told

6:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DETECTIVE was injured when the suspect he was about to question drove off at speed, trapping his arm in the car.

Police dog attack cases on innocent people "relatively common" says expert

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

7:18pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 150 innocent people were bitten by police dogs in three years across the country, it has been claimed.

Search for missing swimmer due to resume in the morning

The Northern Echo: MISSING SWIMMER: Police search the Tees at Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SPECIALIST dive team has called off its search for a teenager who went missing while swimming in the River Tees on Monday.

Shortage of foster carers drives new appeal

The Northern Echo: (8442948)

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.

Third arrest over Grangetown firearms incident

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

10:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have this morning arrested a third man in connection with a firearms incident on Teesside over the weekend.

Middlesbrough father jailed for assaulting ten-month old who was teething

The Northern Echo: CROWN COURT: Teesside Crown Court where Robert Thompson was given a suspended sentence for making threats to kill

5:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who seriously assaulted his ten-month old baby after she repeatedly woke while teething has been jailed for nine months.

Man locked up for breaking into supermarket, two days after he was handed a suspended sentence

The Northern Echo: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 15 months after he broke into a supermarket store just two days after being given a suspended prison sentence for a hammer attack.

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.

Scooter stolen from Middlesbrough home

The Northern Echo: STOLEN SCOOTER

3:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

CLEVELAND Police are appealing to trace a scooter which was stolen from outside a home in Grangetown, near Middlesbrough.

Partnership deal to bring college to historic Middlesbrough park

The Northern Echo: PARK WARNING: Stewart Park which hosts the Cleveland Show

3:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

A NEW partnership is being developed as the next phase of regeneration at a Middlesbrough park begins to blossom.

New Mima director announced

The Northern Echo: Alistair Hudson, deputy director at Grizedale Arts in Coniston, Cumbria, has been appointed new director of Mima in Middlesbrough

5:57pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE new director of Mima has pledged to bring his experience of engaging with the public to the gallery of modern art in Middlesbrough.

Teenagers rewarded for volunteer work to tackle sexual exploitation of children

The Northern Echo: DIANA AWARD: Abbie Rodgers(left) and Caitlin Boys(right) with Norman Baker MP, after the girls had given evidence to the parliamentary inquiry

1:38pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TWO teenagers have been recognised for their outstanding voluntary work with young people who have been sexually exploited.

UPDATED: Two teenagers arrested after shots fired at house in broad daylight

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

2:02pm Saturday 19th July 2014

POLICE investigating after two shots were fired at the door of a North-East house in broad daylight on Friday have this morning arrested two teenagers.

Transport Minister officially opens railway station at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: At the official opening of the James Cook station at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer. L-R David Robinson, TVU board member, Alex Hynes, of Northern Rail, Baroness Kramer, Mark Tarry, of Network Rail, J

6:01am Saturday 19th July 2014

IMPROVEMENTS to rail links across the Tees Valley were on track at the official opening of a new £2.2m railway station by Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer.

Maori craftsman makes his mark at Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

The Northern Echo: Senior curator at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough, Phil Philo, with Easter Island stone statues

12:35am Saturday 19th July 2014

A TRADITIONAL Maori craftsman will be demonstrating his wood carving skills at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum.

Homeless opera performance takes over Middlesbrough art gallery

The Northern Echo: STAR PERFORMERS: Members of the Streetwise Opera carry out a performance at mima in Middlesbrough.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

A GROUP of homeless people are being given the chance to make positive changes to their lives by taking part in weekly opera workshops.

Elderly cancer victim savaged by police dog in a stable condition

The Northern Echo: General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough. Picture: DAVID WOOD

5:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PENSIONER who was savaged by a police dog is still in hospital, where her condition is described as stable.

Neighbours tell of shock as elderly woman is savaged by police dog

The Northern Echo:

6:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HORRIFIED neighbours today told how an elderly woman was left with serious injuries after being savaged by a police dog which was searching for a suspected criminal.

Charity football tournament organised in memory of much-loved postman

The Northern Echo: Don and Christine MacKechnie on their wedding day last year

6:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MUCH-LOVED postman has been remembered at a charity football tournament held in his honour.

Sword attack

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A SECOND arrest has been made in connection with an alleged attack in Port Clarence which left a man with injuries believed to have been caused by a Samurai sword. A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. The incident happened on Meadowdale Road, between 8pm and 8.30pm on Saturday, July 12. A 23-year-old man appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 17, charged with Section 18 wounding and affray. Any witnesses or anyone with further information relating to the incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Debbie Fenny on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

Fire crew rescues duckling family

The Northern Echo: DRAIN RESCUE: An RSPCA photo of five ducklings that were rescued by a fire crew after they got trapped down a drain near Marton Road, Middlesbrough

3:07pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FIRE crew carried out an unusual rescue when they pulled a family of five ducklings to safety after they got trapped down a drain.

North-East man killed in head-on collision on A19

The Northern Echo: The scene of the crash on the A19 near Tollerton

12:49pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST man has died after a head-on collision with a bus on the A19.

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.

Honour for Middlesbrough's Middlehaven festival

The Northern Echo: The Feeling is to headline the first Middlehaven Festival this summer

3:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A NEW music gig, the Middlehaven Festival, has hit a high note before headline act The Feeling take to the stage, as it is in line to be awarded silver accreditation for its disabled facilities.

Missing Middlesbrough man Jonathan Amoah found safe and well in North Yorkshire

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

8:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MISSING 52-year-old Middlesbrough man Jonathan Amoah has been found safe and well in North Yorkshire, Cleveland Police said tonight (July 16).

Four years for drug-fuelled knifeman who robbed taxi driver

The Northern Echo: LOCKED UP: Karl Barnes

3:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN who robbed a taxi driver at knifepoint has been jailed for more than four years.

Fancy dress motorcyclists hope to raise thousands for air ambulance service

The Northern Echo: EARLY START: Members of the Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group set off on their Coast to Coast charity ride.

3:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SUPER Mario, a gorilla, a Mexican bandit and a dinosaur were among the fancy dress motorcyclists who rode Coast to Coast for charity.

Sit up for head and neck cancer charity dinner

2:35pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CHARITY dinner to raise money for head and neck cancer patients across the region is being hosted by BBC breakfast presenter Steph McGovern.

Man injured in alleged Port Clarence Samurai sword attack

The Northern Echo: RUN-DOWN: Limetrees Close, Port Clarence

9:46am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN was injured when he was struck in the back in an alleged Samurai sword attack.

Concern for safety of missing 52-year-old Jonathan Amoah of Middlesbrough

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

7:18pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Police are concerned for the safety of 52-year-old Jonathan Amoah from Middlesbrough who was last seen on Monday (July 14) afternoon.

Mother weeps as she admits setting fire to house with her children in

The Northern Echo: HOUSE BLAZE: The scene of the arson attack on Coltman Street, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough

5:02pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MOTHER was told prison was inevitable after she admitted setting fire to her home while her two children were in it.

Man jailed for three years after red mist descended

The Northern Echo: Jail time: Andrew Ways

4:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MAN who set fire to a woman’s car after a drunken row has received a three-year jail sentence.

Missing woman from Ormesby, Middlesbrough, is found

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

8:16am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Police said this morning that a woman reported missing from her home in Ormesby, near Middlesbrough, yesterday afternoon has now been found.

Police appeal to find missing Julie Smith, 49, of Ormesby, near Middlesbrough

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

9:16pm Monday 14th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing 49-year-old Julie Smith from Spenserbeck, Ormesby, near Middlesbrough, who has not been seen since 3pm this afternoon (Monday, July 14).

Man remanded in custody accused of two burglaries at murder victim's home

The Northern Echo: HOUSE FIRE: Teresa Ryan's home on Warton Street, North Ormesby which was hit by fire.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:04pm Monday 14th July 2014

A MAN charged with two counts of burgling the home of house fire victim Teresa Ryan has been remanded in custody.

UPDATED: Man in court as family of Middlesbrough fire death woman tell how she had been celebrating 50th birthday hours earlier

The Northern Echo:

10:04pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A MAN arrested in a police murder inquiry will appear in court this morning (Monday).

Charity fundraisers are on the right track

The Northern Echo: CHARITY RACE: Runners take to Middlesbrough's cycle circuit for a duathlon, arranged by the MS society. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:21pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A 24 hour duathlon proved to be a huge success when charity fundraisers took to the track.


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