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Sex offender jailed for flashing at schoolgirls

The Northern Echo:

6:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

A REGISTERED sex offender was back behind bars last night (Friday, August 29) for exposing himself to girls.

Teenager killed in tragic accident, inquest hears

The Northern Echo: FATAL ACCIDENT: Tom Brown who was killed when he was in collision with a car in April last year.

1:35pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TEENAGER suffered fatal head injuries when he stepped out in front of a car on an unlit road, an inquest has heard.

International flavour taking centre stage at poetry festival

The Northern Echo: POETRY FESTIVAL: Palestinian poet Nader Hussein, organiser Anne Besford and poet John Berger at the  launch of T Junction – the Teesside International Poetry Festival, at mima, Middlesbrough. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

POETRY lovers are in for a treat when international artists come together in the North-East in October.

International flavour taking centre stage at poetry festival

The Northern Echo: POETRY FESTIVAL: Palestinian poet Nader Hussein, organiser Anne Besford and poet John Berger at the  launch of T Junction – the Teesside International Poetry Festival, at mima, Middlesbrough. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

POETRY lovers are in for a treat when international artists come together in the North-East in October.

Man jailed for cutting girlfriend's face during row

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

6:01am Friday 29th August 2014

A KNIFEMAN who cut his former girlfriend across the face during a row over missing belongings was yesterday jailed for 15 months.

Burglary report leads to rooftop protest in Middlesbrough

8:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

A ROOFTOP protest following reports of a burglar led to streets in Middlesbrough being cordoned off.

Cleveland Chief Constable takes part in ice bucket challenge and nominates her counterpart in Durham

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police chief Jacqui Cheer interviewed on her two year anniversary on Teeside. (9791493)

10:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IT was not your usual appearance in front of a camera for Cleveland Police's Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer.

Youngster battles her illness to take on charity fun run

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FUNDRAISER: 5 year old Missy Russell with her brother Jason (7) ahead of their fundraising walk. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9790151)

7:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BRAVE youngster suffering with a rare and incurable brain condition is running a 3km race at the weekend to raise awareness.

Free rickshaw ride for shoppers to celebrate successful summer

The Northern Echo: RICKSHAW RIDE: Hillstreet Shopping Centre in Middlesbrough celebrates successful summer with free rickshaw rides for customers pictured Julie Pickering with her niece Mya Graham, five, and daughter Emily, eight. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

4:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SHOPPERS were given a helping hand to carry their bags when they were offered a free rickshaw ride in Middlesbrough.

Production to highlight WWI experiences of Tees Valley residents

The Northern Echo: Homecoming will commemorate war experiences of Tees Valley residents

3:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE wartime experiences of North-East residents lie at the heart of an upcoming theatrical production.

Former Boro boss returns to open new junior football clubhouse

The Northern Echo: CLEVLAND JUNIORS: Former Middlesbrough and England manager - and current Derby County boss - Steve McClaren, at the opening of Cleveland Juniors FC's new club house in Acklam. Picture: TOM BANKS (9751962)

9:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW junior football clubhouse has been given the seal of approval by former Middlesbrough and England boss Steve McClaren.

Inquest into death of woman attacked by police dog is opened and adjourned

The Northern Echo: INQUEST OPENING: Irene Collins' home on Penrith Road in Middlesbrough where she was attacked by a Cleveland Police dog.

5:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE inquest into the death of a woman savaged by a police dog has been opened.

Trusted horse Ginger Pop trots off into retirement after two decades of service to charity

The Northern Echo: PASTURES NEW: Ginger Pop set to enjoy retirement with his friend Acorn

1:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TRUSTED mainstay of a horse riding charity is set to enjoy retirement after having his reins hung up after 22 years' faithful service.

Community groups urged to bid for NHS cash

12:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COMMUNITY and volunteer groups are being urged to bid for a share of £400,000 to promote better health in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

Middlesbrough woman threw knife at her husband, then hit him over the head with a coffee table leg

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A WOMAN who beat her husband with a table leg and also threw a knife and a glass at him has been spared an immediate jail sentence after he pleaded with a judge to keep her out of jail.

Handbag snatcher is back in prison

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A HANDBAG snatcher has been recalled to prison to serve the remainder of a nine year sentence.

Police arrest and charge wanted man

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

6:12pm Monday 25th August 2014

POLICE who were searching for 20-year-old Thomas Watson, wanted in connection with an assault in the Guisborough area on July 16, have arrested and charged him with Section 18 wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

Artist's work goes on show in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: ROSEBERRY TOPPING: One of Máire McSorley's artworks going on display in Middlesbrough

4:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FORMER councillor has returned to the town she represented to take part in a six-week exhibition of her artwork.

Missing teenager found safe and well in London

The Northern Echo:

3:59pm Monday 25th August 2014

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information to trace missing teenager Nelly Muhigirwa, who could be in London.

Community Pride set to bring splash of colour to town centre

The Northern Echo: CARNIVAL TIME: Middlesbrough-based Lola Divine, Daisy Diamond and Miss Penni will all perform at the town’s Community Pride festival on September 27.

12:10pm Monday 25th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to bring a splash of colour and excitement to Middlesbrough town centre when a festival celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community makes a return.

Emily and her mum hoping to make a big splash for Zoe's Place

The Northern Echo: CHARITY SWIMMERS:  Joanne Chubb and daughter Emily Chubb (13) who was chronically ill as a child are to take part in the Great London Swim to raise money for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice.

5:52pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE first child to be cared for at Zoe’s Place is about to embark on an open water swim with her mother to raise money for the baby hospice which changed both their lives.

First Middlehaven Festival in tune with needs of revellers

The Northern Echo: ROCKING THE BORO: Middlehaven Festival takes place outside Middlesbrough College.  The main stage with band Kosoti performing.

3:48pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE first Middlehaven Festival proved music should have no barriers at the first day-long gig in the Tees Valley with full disabled access.

Doctor Who convention cancelled at eleventh hour

The Northern Echo: Actors Paul McGann, pictured, (eighth incarnation), Colin Baker (sixth incarnation) along with companions including Sophie Aldred and Louise Jameson were originally lined up to appear alongside a who’s who of famous faces at the Doctor Who conventio

1:10pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DOCTOR Who convention due to take place this weekend t(August 23/24) to coincide with the regeneration of the new Doctor was cancelled at the last minute.

Iconic bridge to close for major paint job

The Northern Echo: MAJOR REPAIRS: Work is underway on a major facelift for Newport Bridge

4:43pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ONE of the region's iconic bridges is to be closed to traffic for several weeks while it undergoes a major facelift.

Coulby Newham student wins £1,000 with top grade

The Northern Echo: All smiles, Emma Dyson (left) and Hannah Hobson with their GCSE results at The King’s Academy, Coulby Newham

6:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A GCSE student promised a £1,000 if he got an A* in English Literature is laughing all the way to the bank.

Excellent results for academy

The Northern Echo: The St Michael's Academy  A-Team, L-R, Daniel Millington, Sean Douthwaite, Beth Hall, Lucy Jones, Darren Stait, Bethany Kelly and Hannah Bradley, who between them achieved 72 A*-A GCSE grades

6:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS at St Michael’s Academy, in Billingham, have celebrated their latest GCSE results with a host of star-studded performances.

Bully-boy loan shark threatened to break victims' legs

The Northern Echo: LOAN SHARK: Joaqim Boal bullied and threatened his victims

5:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LOAN shark attacked one customer with an extendable baton and threatened another with it when he thought they still owed him money.

Two Cleveland Police dogs being destroyed following separate attacks within a month

4:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A POLICE dog is to be destroyed a month after savaging a pensioner who died a few days later.

Two Cleveland Police dogs to be destroyed following attacks

The Northern Echo:

11:19am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CLEVELAND police dog has been put down after biting a handler while another of its dogs will be destroyed after attacking a pensioner who died days later.

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.

Twitter: Lucy Richardson (Middlesbrough Reporter)

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