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Jade Jones set to compete in the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Wheelchair racer Jade Jones at the site of the new Middlesbrough Sports Village, near the Marton Road section of the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k course

4:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MEDAL-winning wheelchair racer Jade Jones is the latest elite athlete to sign up to Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k in Middlesbrough.

Girlfriend of drowned man killed herself, inquest finds

The Northern Echo: John Paul Conley and his girlfriend Kate Downey

5:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE broken-hearted girlfriend of a man who drowned in Laos took her own life months later, an inquest heard.

Middlesbrough mother's tribute to her son, found dead aged 31

The Northern Echo: MUCH LOVED: Darren Simpson

4:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TRIBUTE has been paid to a heartbroken 31-year-old father who died suddenly last year.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Armed robber called Hardman turned and fled, court told

The Northern Echo: JAILED: Callum Hardman

6:41am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COWARDLY armed robber fled empty-handed from a shop - when a worker shouted at him.

Digger-mad two year-old's dream comes true

The Northern Echo: BOY AT WORK: Two and a half year old Benny Paterson is granted his wish of looking around the vehicles at Biffa Municipal's Skippers Lane depot in Middlesbrough.  He is pictured behind the wheel of a 436 shovel JCB.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

A DIGGER-mad two-year-old's dreams came true today (Monday, August 18) when staff at a recycling depot allowed him on a special visit to drive one of their JCBs.

Adventurous challenged at family fun day

The Northern Echo: EASTERSIDE FUN: Youngsters enjoying the launch of the new community hub at Easterside Resource Centre in Middlesbrough last year.

4:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

A UNIQUE caving experience, the only one of its kind in the UK, is coming to Middlesbrough.

Pictures of Boro inspires photographer to create book

The Northern Echo: Former Cleveland College of Art & Design photography student Di Emmerson 28, of Middlesbrough, with her book, No Direction Left to Turn

3:54pm Monday 18th August 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHY graduate has produced a snapshot of society’s throwaway culture with her first published book of prints.

Two callouts at Roseberry Topping for mountain rescuers

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN RESCUE: The Sea King pictured at the scene

7:44pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A PENSIONER had to be winched off a well-known beauty spot with a helicopter after she complained of feeling unwell.

Smirking yobs locked up for incompetent crime spree

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

4:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

TWO smirking yobs had the smiles wiped off their faces as they were jailed for a drink- and drug-fuelled crime spree involving weapons, break-ins and attempted burglaries.

Dance performance takes over art gallery

The Northern Echo: ART INSTALLATION: Performers from ATMA Dance staged a public performance of Erhebung, which is the German word for 'rise', at Middlesbrough's MIMA gallery as part of the Billingham Folklore Festival.

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

PEOPLE visiting a Middlesbrough art gallery were treated to dance performance with a twist.

Drug dealer jailed after "nonsensical" story to jury

The Northern Echo: DEALER JAILED: Craig Walker concocted a "nonsensical" story about dealer's list.

5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A DRUG supplier who concocted a "nonsensical" explanation for a dealer's list found by police was last night starting a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

Magician Paul Daniels denies Big Brother 'sex' tale

The Northern Echo: Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee pictured during an appearance at Darlington Civice Theatre last year.

11:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

MAGICIAN Paul Daniels has denied he and wife Debbie McGee are going to be contestants on Celebrity Big Brother.

Middlesbrough author raised by nuns pens second book on her colourful life

The Northern Echo: MANCHESTER MEMOIRS: Anne Fothergill with her new book 'Don't let the riff-raff in'.

1:01pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN author brought up by nuns in a Catholic orphanage in Middlesbrough before living in a boarding house with prostitutes and thieves has written a second book about her colourful life.

16-year-old missing from Teesside found safe and well

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

12:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 16-year-old who went missing from Teesside has been found safe and well.

Stalker rapist fails in retrial bid

The Northern Echo: RETRIAL BID: Rapist Anthony Graham has failed in his retrial bid.

9:33pm Monday 11th August 2014

A STALKER who raped a woman he was obsessed with before battering her landlord with a hammer has failed in a desperate bid for a retrial.

Finishing touches being put on dance performance

The Northern Echo: POETRY IN MOTION: Dancer Danielle Corsane rehearsing in the former Shoe Zone shop in Billingham town centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:39pm Monday 11th August 2014

SHOPPERS were able to catch a glimpse of Poetry in Motion as the finishing touches were being put on a performance being premiered at a festival of dance.

Farmer left angry by vandalism attack

The Northern Echo: FARM VANDALISM: Ellie Stokeld with part of the damaged fence. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:02am Monday 11th August 2014

A FARMER has hit out at vandals who have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to her hay bales.

Costumier lands first job with Hollywood stars

4:40pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST graduate has been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars after joining the crew of a new British comedy film.

Children's author finds market in Norway

4:35pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST author's books about life on the oil rigs have been published in Norway.

80-year-old scoops £500,000 jackpot

The Northern Echo: 80-year-old Rachel Gibson Fullerton, who won £500,000 on the Thunderball jackpot

1:06pm Sunday 10th August 2014

AN 80-year-old woman scooped the top prize in the National Lottery's Thunderball game - and celebrated with a nice cup of tea.

Home-owner reacts to being told their council will compulsory purchase her home to destroy it

The Northern Echo: END OF AN ERA: Residents of Tower Green in the Middlehaven area of Middlesbrough Melissa Blackburn and Anne Yassin (nee Patience) who have lost the fight to save their homes.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:31pm Friday 8th August 2014

HOUSE-HOLDERS have told of their dismay as their homes look likely to be demolished by their own council.

Students work on display at The Royal Academy of Art

The Northern Echo: ART STUDENT: Cleveland College of Art & Design fine art student Jamie Keenan, 20, of Middlesbrough, who has been shortlisted for the BBC’s One Show Summer Art Competition

3:07pm Friday 8th August 2014

ART students have been given the chance to showcase their talent alongside past British masters after being shortlisted in a BBC arts competition.

Former goalkeeper swaps gloves for mine warfare training

The Northern Echo: ABLE SEAMAN: Able Rate Simon Parker receives the certificate of course completion from VIP Mark Hoban MP for Fareham, Hampshire.

3:05pm Friday 8th August 2014

A FORMER Middlesbrough trainee goalkeeper has sailed through his training at HMS Collingwood to qualify as a mine warfare specialist.

Council looks to government to speed up work on its Middlehaven project

The Northern Echo: AMBITIOUS PLANS: The Gateway which is part of Middlesbrough Council's Middlehaven project.

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A COUNCIL is looking for government permission to issue compulsory purchase orders (CPO) for the last remaining homes and buildings on their flagship development site.

Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized from two Middlesbrough shops

The Northern Echo: ILLEGAL TOBACCO: Edward Kunonga Director of Public Health for NHS Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough Council and Sinead Upton Principle Trading Standards Officer for Middlesbrough Council pictured with a haul of tobacco which has been seized in the town two

2:25pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THOUSANDS of suspected illegal cigarettes have been seized in a series of raids across Middlesbrough.

Par-tea time as "world's proudest tea lady" leaves them standing

The Northern Echo: THE NATION'S BEST: The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough. Picture: STUART BOULTON

5:32pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A SPECIALIST tea room in Teesside has been voted the nation’s favourite independent business.

Nurse keeps her career despite storing vulnerable patient's gambling winnings

The Northern Echo: GAMBLING PATIENT: Roseberry Park psychiatric hospital in Middlesbrough where Lucy Brown worked.

5:10pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A NURSE who kept more than £10,000 of a patient's cash locked up in a safe in her home has escaped a ban today (Wednesday, August 6).

Alternative rockers heading to Teesside for one-day festival

The Northern Echo: WELSH ROCKERS: Funeral for a Friend

4:35pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

WELSH rockers Funeral for a Friend are headlining an alternative music festival on Teesside.

Middlesbrough's Albert Park fountain to flow again

The Northern Echo: TRICKLING FOUNTAIN:Billy Charlton and Michael Dunn pictured with the fountain in Albert park that doesnt work properly despite costing a fortune. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (8723397)

4:32pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

VANDALS have reduced a recently refurbished, centrepiece fountain to a trickle.

People encouraged to volunteer and help young people across Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Volunteers will be put through training at Middlesbrough Town Hall

3:23pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PLACES are available on a new course for people wanting to volunteer with young people in Middlesbrough.

Fishy find in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: FISH ALIVE: Northern Echo reporter Joanna Morris has had a fish tank, complete with fish, dumped on her front step of her Middlesbrough home. Picture: TOM BANKS (8982439)

1:06pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

FISHY business was afoot in Middlesbrough this week.

Met to investigate "destroy" order from senior policeman

The Northern Echo: FACING PROBE: Cleveland Police’s assistant chief constable Sean White.

6:32am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CLAIMS that a top officer at Cleveland Police ordered staff to "destroy" an ethnic minority officer after he admitted being a whistleblower on racism are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

Nash 140mph speeding sentence adjourned

The Northern Echo: SENTENCE ADJOUNRED: Carlo Nash.

4:47pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE sentencing of former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Carlo Nash, who was caught driving at 140mph, has been adjourned after he failed to attend court.

Coroner merger could be approved by end of year

The Northern Echo: RETIRED: Former Teesside coroner Michael Sheffield

8:17pm Monday 4th August 2014

TWO Coroner services could merge as part of a plan to save £230,000 a year.

Work begins on £18m sports village

The Northern Echo: Artist impression of the new Prissick Sports Village

5:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

WORK on an £18m state-of-the-art sports development in Middlesbrough began this week.

Rae Morris to headline Middlesbrough Live

The Northern Echo: Singer-songwriter Rae Morris is set to headline Middlesbrough Live which will see performances from more than 100 North-East music acts.

5:36pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

SINGER-songwriter Rae Morris is set to headline Middlesbrough Live, which will see performances from more than 100 North-East music acts.

Human slinkies at Middlehaven Festival

The Northern Echo: Human slinkies will be entertaining crowds at the new Middlehaven Festival which has announced the line-up for its second stage.

12:47pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

HUMAN slinkies will be entertaining crowds at the new Middlehaven Festival which has announced the line-up for its second stage.

Concern grows for missing Middlesbrough woman

12:31pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

CONCERN is growing for a 37-year-old Middlesbrough woman who has not been seen for a week.

Police officers hurt trying to stop car

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

10:21am Saturday 2nd August 2014

TWO police officers were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after being injured trying to stop a car wanted in connection with a theft.

Good innings for historic cricket cup

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Cricket League’s chairman, Peter Lodge, with former teammate Deputy Mayor of Middlesbrough, councillor Dave Budd and the Cleveland Cup .

1:53pm Friday 1st August 2014

CRICKET fans can expect to be bowled over at the re-appearance of a piece of local history for the first time in 10 years at an upcoming cup final.

Drive to build a better future for flood victims in Pakistan

The Northern Echo:

1:43pm Friday 1st August 2014

He could not speak English when he moved to the region at the age of 14, but Nas Khan is now one of its top businessmen, who has built a village for flood victims in Pakistan. He tells Lucy Richardson how the North-East has shaped him.

Money advice scheme for young people reaches milestone

The Northern Echo: MONEY ADVICE: Among Know Your Money’s clients enjoying their celebrations were, from left, Sandra Nolasco, Jordan Hunter, Sharon Nolasco and Damon Gibson

12:30pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MONEY advice service to help young people manage their finances is heading for its 1,000th client after just one year.

Woman blinded when friend "stamped on her face with stilettos," court told

The Northern Echo: DENIES ATTACK: Melissa Causer outside Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:04am Friday 1st August 2014

A YOUNG woman was blinded when her best friend stamped on her face while wearing "lethal" stilettos, a court was told yesterday (Thursday, July 31).

Sealed with success - seal population hits 100 thanks to river clean-up

6:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE seal population at an industrial centre has grown to 100.

Police appeal for help in tracing missing Thornaby man Steven Lightfoot

The Northern Echo:

1:31am Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE are urgently appealing to trace a missing Thornaby man.

Man charged

6:38pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE investigating two incidents of indecent exposure in Ormesby and Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough have charged a 39-year-old man. He has been charged with exposure, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) and had been due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court today (Wednesday).

Drink driver crashed into a lamppost

The Northern Echo: LOST CONTROL: Driver crashed into a lamppost on the approach toTees Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough.

4:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DRINK driver who crashed his car into a lamppost as he attempted to evade police has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Consultant Munawar Mecci from James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will spend a day each week at The Gateway, a multi-million pound facility which opened in the town in January.

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2:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN internationally renowned consultant will be using his expertise to help people with spinal injuries at a North-East rehabilitation centre.

New figures show 33 per cent increase in accident house fires across Cleveland

1:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning to householders across Teesside after latest figures show a 33 per cent rise in accidental house fires.


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