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NEWS FROM YOUR AREA

What's On: Fireworks displays and bonfire nights in North-East and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Fireworks over the Wicker Man at South Park, Oxford, in 2010. There is no wicker man this year, but organisers promise a spectacular show

11:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

Free and ticketed firework displays and bonfire nights across the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Fire ravaged historic hotel to re-open in days

The Northern Echo: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE historic Crathorne Hall hotel, which was recently ravaged by fire, is expected to re-open in a matter of days.

Creepy crawlies coming out of the woodwork at nature reserve

The Northern Echo: SEPTEMBER FUN: A family at RSPB Saltholme

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VISITORS are being invited to meet creatures that creep, crawl and slither, as RSPB Saltholme rounds off a week of Halloween fun.

Diwali festival lights up the night sky in Stockton

The Northern Echo: FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: Mahum Butt displays her fire fans at a Diwali inspired event at the Durham University Queen's Campus in Stockton. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:18pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered together on Teesside to celebrate a festival inspired by Diwali.

Santa getting fit ready for the festive period

The Northern Echo: CHARUTY RUN: Aaron Hunt of Eston Leisure Centre dressed as Santa to publicise the Teesside Hospice Santa run. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SANTA hit the treadmill as he prepares to take part in a sponsored fun run in support of Teesside Hospice.

Gun amnesty to keep weapons out of the wrong hands

The Northern Echo: WEAPONS AMNESTY: A sample of knives and swords that have been handed in at police stations in a previous weapons amnesty run by Cleveland Police.

2:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TWO-week gun amnesty is being launched across the Cleveland Police force area in a bid to firearms and ammunition off the streets.

Little boy neglected so much he went blind scrawled heartbreaking 'HELP ME' message on bedroom wall

The Northern Echo: Dated: 11/09/2014
Craig Dick and his partner Gillian Hendry have today (THURS) been jailed at Teesside Crown Court for child cruelty after they forced two neglected children, a boy aged 12 and a girl aged 2, to live in squalor at their Teesside home resul

10:36am Thursday 30th October 2014

A VULNERABLE boy who ended up half-blind due to neglect scrawled “help me” on the wall outside his bedroom in a desperate cry for help from social services.

Death of "happy and kind" Billingham man in Dubai was due to being struck by car - inquest

7:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WELL-KNOWN amateur athlete who died on holiday in Dubai had been enjoying a night out with a friend when he was hit by car, an inquest has heard.

Police evict nuisance neighbours using new powers

The Northern Echo:

1:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have used new powers to closed down two houses and evicted the occupants to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Police evict nuisance neighbours using new powers

The Northern Echo: NUISANCES EVICTED: Acting Sergeant Ian Mitchell outside one of the properties on St Peters Road in Parkfield, Stockton.

12:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have used new powers to closed down two houses and evicted the occupants to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Girl, 12, suffers fractured spine in A19 collision

The Northern Echo:

6:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

FOUR people, including a 12-year-old girl who suffered a fractured spine, were left needing hospital treatment after a collision near Stockton on Monday night.

Claims Benefits Street is 'poverty porn' denied by TV executive

The Northern Echo: BENEFITS STREET:Kingston Road in Stockton, where filming of the controversial Benefits Street documentary is taking place. Picture: TOM BANKS

5:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE man behind controversial documentaries including Benefits Street and Immigration Street has defended the programmes, saying they do not have any "malign intent".

War veterans tell stories of heartbreak and horror to launch Poppy Appeal

The Northern Echo: POIGNANT MEMORIES: Jack Chapman, Second World War veteran

4:26pm Monday 27th October 2014

WAR veterans have told of their heroic and heartbreaking experiences of the Second World War to launch this year's Poppy Appeal.

Bride's wedding day 'hen do' picture leads to cash prize

The Northern Echo: Photograph of bride and groom, Sarah and Mike Craddock, taken by Gary Walsh, the Master Photographers Association/Olympus Wedding Photographer of the Year 2014.

5:21pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN UNUSUAL wedding day photograph outside a hen house has earned a couple £1,000.

Warning issued following reports fireworks are being sold illegally in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Fireworks display on Stockton's riverside

4:14pm Monday 27th October 2014

A WARNING has been issued about the dangers of buying fireworks from unlicensed sellers following reports of them being sold via Facebook from private houses in Stockton.

National recognition for service helping keep people in own homes

The Northern Echo: HOMECALL SUCCESS: Grace Wynn, a HomeCall customer from Guisborough, and Sue Moody an Independent Living Advisor for HomeCall.

3:14pm Monday 27th October 2014

A VITAL communication service enabling eldery and vulnerable people to live in their own homes has been recognised with a national award.

Olympic hero launches swimming initiative

The Northern Echo: SWIM STAR: Olympic swimmer Becky Adlington launches Swimstars at Total Fitness, Thornaby. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

2:42pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN Olympic hero has been in the region to launch her SwimStars initiative.

Fight risk terrified young mum

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

A YOUNG mum was left terrified when her boyfriend turned up at her home and found her former partner there.

After last year's stitch-up an embroiderer demands to know if Stockton's Christmas tree will return

The Northern Echo:

2:05pm Sunday 26th October 2014

IT was described as a dunce’s hat and a bit of rolled carpet while being branded the worst Christmas tree in Britain.

Stockton fireworks have the X Factor

The Northern Echo: More than 45,000 people attended Teesside’s biggest fireworks display last year (pictured), numbers were up by about 5,000 compared to 2012.

11:27am Sunday 26th October 2014

X FACTOR contestant Kerrianne Covell will be giving an illuminating performance at Stockton’s fireworks display.

Concerns raised over winter bridge repaint

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

12:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have been told a decision to spend an additional £2.6m on essential repairs to Newport Bridge was taken using urgency powers.

Pensioners treated to an afternoon of poetry and music

The Northern Echo: POETRY FUN: Singer and performer Wendy Holmes treated residents at Mandale House, Thornaby to an afternoon of story-telling and music-making.

6:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff at a care home enjoyed an afternoon of top tapping rhythm and rhyming when they were treated to a story-telling and music-making performance by a top-class entertainer.

Butchers shop celebrating 60 years in business

The Northern Echo: 60 YEARS: Shop assistant Lindsay Sutheran at Blackwell's Butchers on Norton High Street. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

12:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BUTCHERS shop has been rolling back the years to celebrate 60 years in business.

MPs clash over suspended 'super-hospital'

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A FIERCE political row broke out last night after plans to build a £300m new hospital in the region were put on hold until after the General Election.

Anger over hospital cuts prompts two protests

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL PROTEST: A protest by members of the Unison union objecting to the closure of the inhouse nursery at the  University Hospital of North Tees. Picture: TOM BANKS (11868584)

5:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NHS hospital directors were faced with two separate protests when they arrived for a board meeting at a North-East hospital today (Thursday, October 23).

More shops opening in Stockton, against national trend - but councillor warns against complacency

The Northern Echo: On-going roadworks on Stockton High Street

5:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CLAIMS that a town centre is bucking the national trend by actually increasing the number of shops have been queried.

Event to help people prepare for a fall

The Northern Echo: ELDERLY CONCERNS: The Falls Awareness Event at Stockton Town Hall.

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN event to highlight the range of services available to help vulnerable people stay safe in their homes has proved to be a success.

Volunteers needed behind bars to help prisoner families

The Northern Echo:

11:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PRISONER charity is appealing for more volunteers to support the families of inmates at HMP Kirklevington Grange in its tea bar.

Grieving son accepts apology for "crass" National Trust letter

The Northern Echo: INSENSITIVE LETTER: Mike Groom who received the letter from the National Trust. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

1:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GRIEVING son has told of disappointment after the National Trust sent a letter to his widowed mother referring to his father as 'deceased supporter name' in capital letters.

Students put through their paces by top martial arts fighter

The Northern Echo: MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: Dangerous Davey Grant teaches his sport to students at Stockton Riverside College sports Centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LEADING mixed martial arts fighter has been showing off his moves when he called into a college.

Teams called into action to support Hospice

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FOOTBALL: Staff and gym users at Xercise4less launch the Butterwick Hospice football tournament.

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOOTBALLERS are encouraged to pull on their boots and raise money for charity.

Faster broadband across the North-East

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of North-East homes are to benefit from faster broadband.

Cabbie's fare is banned driver who smashed into his taxi and gave false details

The Northern Echo: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

1:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BANNED driver couldn't believe his bad luck when a taxi driver he had duped months earlier turned up on his doorstep for a fare.

Woman struck by bus in Stockton

The Northern Echo:

8:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was seriously injured by a bus this evening.

Inquest into the death of naked Stockton man in police custody continues

The Northern Echo: Kirk Williams

6:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CUSTODY sergeant told an inquest that, contrary to earlier reports, he had not been made aware that a fellow police officer urgently wanted a prisoner to go to hospital instead of a police cell.

Fly killer caused historic hall blaze

The Northern Echo: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FLY zapper is believed to have started the fire which devastated Crathorne Hall Hotel earlier this month.

Spooky goings on in the park

The Northern Echo: SPOOKY FUN: Weird and wonderful characters inhabit Preston Park and visitors gather for the Halloween spooky walk.

4:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HARDY souls are in for a shocking night when they venture out on a spooky walk next week.

Former Cleveland police officer tells inquest: "we let down dying man"

The Northern Echo: Kirk Williams

9:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FORMER policeman told an inquest he and other officers had let a drug crazed man "down big style" by not taking him straight to hospital after he was found naked and acting strangely in a field.

MP's anger at "profiteering" over hospital car park

The Northern Echo: PARKING CHARGE: The car park at North Tees Hospital in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN MP has condemned a new hospital parking regime after patients were hit with fines of up to £70.

Winter warmer scheme up and running for another year

The Northern Echo: WINTER WARMER: Stockton Borough Council’s cabinet member for adult services and health, Councillor Jim Beall, at the Warm Homes launch.

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SCHEME to help people stay warm throughout the winter has been extended for another year.

Founder of Teesside football charity Lionsraw shortlisted for hero award

The Northern Echo: HERO AWARD: Jon Burns at the construction site of the EMC Education Centre, Curitiba, Brazil.

3:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

A TEESSIDE charity that has helped nearly 6,000 vulnerable children has received a $25,000 (£15,500) windfall after its founder was shortlisted for the next stage of an international award.

Legal threat by businessman over Wynyard Park allegation

The Northern Echo: DEBT FREE: Chris Musgrave says Wynyard Park is now debt free.

6:02am Monday 20th October 2014

A PROMINENT businessman is threatening legal action against an anonymous blogger who questioned the financial viability of a major North-East business park.

X-Factor's Kerrianne plans pre-Christmas gigs

The Northern Echo: SIMON SAYS: X Factor hopeful Kerianne Covell performs in front of Simon Cowell

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NORTH-East singing hopeful who narrowly missed out on a place in the X-Factor live finals is planning a series of pre-Christmas gigs.

'Eats from the street' goes down a treat at Teesside Park event

The Northern Echo: ON THE BUSES: Ian Snowball from Ferryhill samples street food with his children Hannah 5 and Nathan 10 at Teesside Park. Picture: STUART BOULTON

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOOD from the street went on the bus at an event to celebrate the growing 'street food' culinary trend.

Controversial plan for Eaglescliffe car park will be reconsidered

The Northern Echo: The Blue Bell in Eaglecliffe, on the north bank of the River Tees

11:47am Sunday 19th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to create a car park behind a pub has been resubmitted, despite objections from one of South Stockton's leading business families.

Family feud led to man being wrongly being arrested, court hears

The Northern Echo: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Stuart Blythman leaves Teesside Crown Court after being sentenced for perverting the course of justice. (10483430)

6:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

A FEUDING farmer has been spared jail after he and a friend framed a man for crimes he did not commit.

Chancellor urges super rich to bankroll campaign in vital North-East constituency

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON MP: Tory MP James Wharton must defend majority of just 332

4:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

GEORGE Osborne urged super-rich Tory backers at a lavish black-tie gala to fund a campaign in a vital North-East constituency.

Householder attacked after apparent burglary attempt

7:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HOUSEHOLDER was attacked and knocked unconscious following an attempted burglary at his home.

Police appeal after man found unconscious in Stockton street in serious condition

7:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was found unconscious in a Stockton street

Man sent messages arranging to have sex with young girl

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

4:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PRISON sentence hangs over a “socially inept” 19-year-old who sent messages to a 13-year-old girl about meeting for sex.


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