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Fly-tippers drop three tonnes of rubbish at Albert Park, Middlesbrough which is then left for nearly three weeks

The Northern Echo: LOAD OF RUBBISH:Michael Dunn and Billy Charlton with dog Sonny pictured in Albert Park where rubbish has been dumped in the disabled parking area and left for three weeks.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:44pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THREE tonnes of rubbish dumped in a disabled parking spot at one of the region's most famous parks have been left for nearly three weeks.

Senior police officers at Cleveland Police accused of conspiring to cover up institutional racism

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer

9:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CLAIMS that senior officers at Cleveland Police conspired to cover up institutional racism will be investigated by an external police force, it has emerged.

Businessman who lobbied council for years to make industrial estate more secure is forced to close business after being burgled

The Northern Echo: FISHY BUSINESS:Traders from Lawson Industrial Estate in Middlesbrough are calling for the council to put gates at the entrance of the estate after Barry Longstaff had his Fishing tackle business emptied by burglars at the weekend. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

A DEVASTATED businessman who pleaded with a council for years to improve security on an industrial estate has been forced to close his doors for good after being targeted by burglars.

Career criminal in court for 181st offence

5:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

A JUDGE spoke of his disbelief as he sentenced a career criminal for his 181st offence - the fifth time he has broke into the same shop after hours.

Artificial limb expert fit to practice despite bullying and sexual harassment complaints proven

The Northern Echo: FIT TO PRACTICE: Benedict Doree, a prosthetist working for a private firm at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, who is faced a fitness to practice hearing by the Health Care Professions Council after he bullied and sexually harassed coll

4:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN artificial limb expert has been given a warning by his professional body after a series of complaints that he bullied and sexually harassed colleagues were proven against him.

Danger driver Ashley Lindo who killed eight-year-old in 2006 jailed again after high speed police chase

The Northern Echo:

1:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

A FORMER joyrider who killed an eight-year-old boy in 2006 has been jailed again for dangerous driving as he raced through a residential area trying to escape the police.

Missing mum and children believed to be safe, but search continues

4:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MOTHER and her two young children are now believed to be safe, although police are yet to find them.

Commonwealth sprinter Richard Kilty pays tribute to friend who drowned in River Tees

The Northern Echo: GLASGOW BOUND: Stockton's Richard Kilty will compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay at this summer's Commonwealth Games

4:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TEESSIDE athlete Richard Kilty has paid tribute to a friend who drowned during the recent hot weather.

Pro-Palestine march held in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: PROTEST MARCH: A Protest march against the rising death toll in Gaza today in Middlesbrough.Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

3:57pm Sunday 27th July 2014

MORE than 2,000 people took part in a march in protest against Israel's bombing of Gaza.

Clampdown on off road vehicles proves a success in east Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: OFF-ROAD CLAMPDOWN: Cleveland Police have been targeting illegal motorcycle riders in east Middlesbrough

2:49pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on illegal and nuisance bikes has resulted in ten vehicles being seized by police.

Car collision

12:29pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a car hit a bus stop earlier today (Sunday).

Woman stole thousands from estranged husband as he lay in bed recovering from stroke

11:44am Sunday 27th July 2014

A MEAN mother stole thousands of pounds from her estranged husband - within hours of him having a severe stroke.

Cleveland Show draws the crowds

The Northern Echo: CLEVELAND SHOW: The Cleveland show. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

10:56am Sunday 27th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people took advantage of the great weather and turned out in force to enjoy Cleveland Show.

Louise Bourgeois exhibition opens at Mima

The Northern Echo: SURREAL artist Louise Bourgeois is being presented in a new exhibition unveiled at Mima, Middlesbrough

12:42pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SURREAL artist Louise Bourgeois is the subject of a new exhibition at Middlesbrough's Mima gallery.

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.

Twitter: Lucy Richardson (Middlesbrough Reporter)

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