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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.

Region's striking NHS workers say 'enough is enough' when it comes to pay

The Northern Echo:

9:48am Tuesday 14th October 2014

STRIKING midwives waving blue ‘Enough is Enough’ banners were on picket lines at hospitals across the region yesterday, talking strike action for the first time in their royal college’s 133 year history.

Region's steel industry could be "devastated" by green tax decision, says Middlesbrough MP

The Northern Echo:

6:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CHANGES that could prove “devastating” to the region’s steel industry will be agreed within days, the Government was warned today (Tuesday).

Jobless alcoholic stabbed man four times with a screwdriver

The Northern Echo: (11412485)

3:31pm Monday 13th October 2014

A JOBLESS alcoholic who spends £200 a week on booze and drinks 30 cans a day was told by a judge: "There's something wrong with your lifestyle."

Refugee project to be led by Middlesbrough

5:17pm Monday 13th October 2014

A NORTH-East town with the largest proportion of asylum seekers in the country is to lead a regional project to show the impact of refugees.

Family holiday lifeline under threat

3:23pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN appeal has been launched to help save a summer holiday lifeline that has helped hundreds of Middlesbrough children with special needs over more than 30 years.

Reading project starting to deliver results

The Northern Echo: LIBRARY INITIATIVE: Successful project for readers with mental health issues delivered through Middlesbrough's libraries.

2:51pm Monday 13th October 2014

PEOPLE with mental health issues have been able to take advantage of a successful project delivered through Middlesbrough's libraries.

Dragonfly reward for young fundraiser

The Northern Echo: SPECIAL AWARD: Colin and Julie Cooper present seven-year-old Pippa Brown with a Dragonfly - the youngest person to receive the special emblem from the Finlay Cooper Fund.

2:45pm Monday 13th October 2014

A CHARITY fundraiser has become the youngest person to receive special recognition from a Teesside charity after raising hundreds of pounds.

Teenager raped young girl in park

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A TEENAGER raped a young girl after contacting her via social networking site Facebook and arranging to meet in a park.

Armed police arrest man following firearms incident

The Northern Echo:

9:47pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested by police following an incident in which it is believed threats were made with a firearm.

Man rescued by ladder by firefighters following flat fire

The Northern Echo:

9:13pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital with burns to his hand following a flat fire in Middlesbrough.

Damage at Middlesbrough railway station worse than feared

The Northern Echo: MORE WORK NEEDED: Entrance to Middlesbrough Railway Station.

7:45pm Sunday 12th October 2014

STRUCTURAL damage at Middlesbrough’s railway station is worse than first expected, according to the town's MP.

Pensioner hospitalised after car overturns in Middlesbrough

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

12:12pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A PENSIONER had to be freed by firefighters after a head on crash in Middlesbrough last night (Saturday, October 11).

Man dies following assault in Hartlepool last weekend

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

11:18am Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN has lost his fight for life a week after suffering a violent assault, police have confirmed.

Mother of child exploitation victim speaks out

The Northern Echo:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A HEARTBROKEN mother whose daughter was a victim of child sexual exploitation has spoken about the abuse the family is still suffering, even though her attacker is now behind bars.

Community rallies round Husky as his stand off with the council continues

The Northern Echo:

5:49pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A PENSIONER fighting to protect his beloved collection of vintage machinery may be short in stature but he certainly has high standing in his community.

Terrified mum of abused girl sleeps next to the front door

The Northern Echo:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE front room of a small terraced house in Middlesbrough has been turned into a makeshift bedroom for a mother who sleeps on a cramped sofa next to the front door every night as she is so frightened of anyone else hurting her daughter.

Fat Lads on Bikes get the wheels turning on charity fundraiser

The Northern Echo: FAT LADS ON A BIKE: Neil Bullock, Paul Sykes and Glenn Auckland who will cycling the coast to coast to raise funds for a specialist cancer ward at James Cook University Hospital.  (11356704)

6:54pm Friday 10th October 2014

AS names for charity events go, Fat Lads on Bikes leaves little to the imagination.

Woman jailed after stealing pensioner's life savings

The Northern Echo: Norma Foreman, of Eston, with daughter, Donna.

11:47am Friday 10th October 2014

A PENSIONER'S life has been destroyed by a professional thief who stole her meagre £400 life savings in an 'orchestrated' attack inside a fast-food restaurant.

'Angry young man' lunged at man in the street with wooden bat

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:42pm Friday 10th October 2014

A TEENAGE hoodlum lunged at a man with a wooden bat as he and his partner wheeled their young child along the street in a pushchair.

Two years jail for "prolific" burglar

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

A FRENCH polisher who carved out an alternative career as a burglar has been jailed for two years after attempting to break into a student home.

Walking football helps to get the over 50s fit and active

The Northern Echo: SLOW BUILD UP PLAY: A walking football event takes place in Centre Square, Middlesbrough to encourage more people to participate in the sport. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:42pm Friday 10th October 2014

GETTING the over 50s up and active is at the heart of a Sporting Chance initiative that is getting Middlesbrough fit.

Test town final

The Northern Echo: troubled families in a North-East town are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved more than £500,000 in its first seven months

1:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

YOUNG entrepreneurs who found success in the Middlesbrough heat of the TestTown initiative are hoping their winning streak continues at the national finals this weekend.

Help for sports groups to get funding

6:18pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TEES Valley Sport are holding a workshop at Teesside University to help clubs apply for up to £10,000 of funding.

Choreographer takes a trip down memory lane at Ormesby Hall

The Northern Echo: Legendary choreographer Jean Newlove (mother of the late Kirsty MacColl) visits Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough where she lived and worked between 1946 and 1948.

5:06pm Thursday 9th October 2014

LEGENDARY choreographer Jean Newlove has returned to Ormesby Hall, where she lived during the 1940s, which is credited as playing a leading role in the birth of modern British theatre.

Town should be proud it gives sanctuary to biggest proportion of asylum seekers in England

The Northern Echo: troubled families in a North-East town are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved more than £500,000 in its first seven months

4:59pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN MP said he is proud that his town is offering a safe haven to the largest proportion of asylum seekers in England.

Lottery funding to help protect Tees Valley's wildlife

1:09pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A WILDLIFE trust has received a massive financial boost after being awarded more than £400,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Criticism after military jets forced to avoid passenger plane

The Northern Echo: AIR ALERT: Hawk jets taking off from RAF Leeming

6:03am Thursday 9th October 2014

AIR traffic controllers have been criticised after two high-speed RAF fighter jets were forced to take evasive action to avoid a passenger plane.

Cleveland Police attempt to recover £500,000 paid to former chief constable Sean Price

The Northern Echo:

2:45pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A DISGRACED chief constable has appeared in court as Cleveland Police attempt to recover more than £500,000 it says he should not have been paid while head of the force.

Tees Valley teenagers perform on star-studded BBC Music video for Children in Need

The Northern Echo: Teenagers from Tees Valley Youth Choir are starring alongside a who’s who of pop royalty including Stevie Wonder and Elton John in a charity video to mark the launch of BBC Music.

5:15pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TEENAGERS from the region are starring alongside a who’s who of pop royalty including Stevie Wonder and Elton John and One Direction for the new Children in Need charity single.

Multi-million pound road improvement plans for south Stockton revealed

The Northern Echo: The Arriva six service will travel from Stillington to Stockton town centre via Hartburn once the council cuts its bus subsidies from April 1

7:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEARLY £19m is expected to be spent on improving Stockton's roads over the next two years.

Middlesbrough "not another Rotherham" says Mayor

The Northern Echo: RAISING CASH: Ray Mallon

6:57pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH is not another Rotherham, mayor Ray Mallon insisted today (Tuesday, October 7) - but admitted there was a "significant problem" with child sexual exploitation in the town.

Husky barricades himself in against bailiffs

The Northern Echo: STAYING PUT: John Petch, aka Husky, looks out for High Court sheriffs from his Dormanstown home after being threatened with eviction by Redcar and Cleveland council. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:51pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A PENSIONER today (Tuesday, October 7) barricaded himself in to stop bailiffs taking his vast collection of vintage farm machinery and evicting him from his home.

Police hotline set up as man fights for his life

The Northern Echo: PENSIONER ROBBED: Hunt for man who targeted pensioner at Middlesbrough cash point

5:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

DETECTIVES have opened a special hotline as they search for witnesses to a violent attack which has left a man fighting for his life.

Tees Women Poets to perform alongside mima exhibition

The Northern Echo: ART EXHIBITION: Louise Bourgeois in 1980.Photo credit: Mark Setteducati. Copyright The Eastern Foundation/Licensed by DACS.

5:34pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A GROUP of Teesside's female poets are set to perform alongside a mima art exhibition during its final weekend.

Artist Mackenzie Thorpe helps raise £35,000 for Teesside charity

The Northern Echo: CHARITY EVENT: Mackenzie Thorpe

3:44pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

INTERNATIONALLY renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe has helped raise more than £35,000 for charity after several of his pieces were auctioned at a fundraising dinner.

Ice cream man robbed of taking after knife threat

The Northern Echo: Extravagant spending of Cleveland Police revealed as corruption investigation results in no charges

3:36pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN ice cream man has been robbed of his takings after being threatened with a knife at around 8.15pm on Friday, October 3 at the junctions of Evesham Road and Overdale Road, Park End, Middlesbrough.

Twitter: Lucy Richardson (Middlesbrough Reporter)

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