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Still time for nominations for Tees Valley’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities awards

The Northern Echo: AWARDS NOMINATIONS: Lifetime achievement award winner Pete Widlinski, from 2010, with BME Network Co-ordinator Idrees Rashid.

6:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE achievements of the Tees Valley’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities are celebrated at an annual awards event later this month.

Back from the bread - family spot gran's image in Naan bread

The Northern Echo:

5:19pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IT was a case of nan bread rather than naan bread for curry house diner Anthony Nelson when he spotted the face of his late grandmother on a night out.

MPs' protests fail to derail gene therapy plans

The Northern Echo: Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North

4:39pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PROTESTS by a group of MPs have failed to derail plans for “three parent babies”, to stop incurable diseases passing to the next generations.

Officer dislocates shoulder trying to arrest a man in Middlesbrough

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

4:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been praised by police after they helped apprehend a man who dislocated an officer's soldier when he intervened as the man was threatening people.

Hunt for robber who targeted cash delivery van

The Northern Echo:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

A ROBBER has stolen a substantial amount of money following an early morning raid on a cash delivery van in Hartlepool this morning (Monday, September 1).

Family house targeted by alleged gunman

The Northern Echo: ALLEGED SHOOTING SCENE: Kensington Road in Stockton.

6:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a man suspected of firing a weapon at a family home.

New islands sponsored by bird club see rise in tern hatchings

The Northern Echo: Tern rafts at RSPB Saltholme (9826779)

1:57pm Sunday 31st August 2014

WILDLIFE enthusiasts have done a globe trotting bird a good turn - and helped boost its numbers.

New plans for site of Billingham's former ICI building

11:29am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE site of the former ICI headquarters in Billingham is a step closer to being brought back into use.

Pupil choked to death on piece of boiled egg while eating school dinner

The Northern Echo: CHOKING TRAGEDY: Billingham's Pentland Primary School where Chantelle Firth choked to death on a piece of boiled egg.

6:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl choked to death on a piece of boiled egg she was eating as part of her school lunch, an inquest heard yesterday (Friday, August 29).

Missing man found safe and well

The Northern Echo:

10:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE searching for a missing man said tonight he has been found safe and well.

New look for Yarm library

The Northern Echo: Stockton Council's Reuben Kench with Yarm Branch Librarian Ivan Limon looking at plans to refurbish the library.   Picture by Dave Charnley

1:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DESIGN proposals for a new look Yarm Library will go on display as part of Stockton Borough Council’s ongoing programme of library improvements.

Time called on Stockton Weekender music festival

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON WEEKENDER: Paul Burns, director of Tees Music Alliance, which organised the Stockton event

6:02am Friday 29th August 2014

MUSIC lovers will have one less festival to choose from next year after a decision was taken to cancel a well-known North-East event which had failed to sell enough tickets to cover costs.

School opens its doors to fly on the wall cameras

The Northern Echo: OUR SCHOOL: Pupils and staff from Conyers School who are starring in a new CBBC show

5:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

PUPILS from a Yarm school are set to become stars of a new fly on the wall documentary.

Yarm leaving Stockton for Yorkshire back on the agenda

4:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

TAX-PAYERS from across Stockton would have to pay £100,000 just to examine the possibility of of Yarm leaving Stockton Borough Council, a report has claimed.

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.

School to open its doors to aspiring jazz musicians

The Northern Echo: TICKET SALES: Headteacher David Dunn and Stephanie Richardson outside Strickland and Holt on Yarm High Street.

11:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

TALENTED young jazz musicians are taking to the stage at Yarm School when it plays host to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO).

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.

Flying eggs, flying insults and flying in the face of local opinion - Benefits Street comes to Stockton

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

7:04pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN egg whizzes over my head, making a satisfying splat on the street . I take a slightly shocked step back. Cue big guffaws all round, including from the Channel 4 cameraman. “Watch out, it’ll be a f****** bricks next,” laughs the young lad I’d been chatting too.

New series of Benefits Street being filmed in Stockton

The Northern Echo: TALKING POINT: Benefits Street’s White Dee and her daughter, Caitlin, in James Turner Street

11:39am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FILMING has started in Stockton of the second series of controversial Channel 4 television show Benefits Street, it has been confirmed this morning.

Free fun for youngsters at RSPB Saltholme

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

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A VISITOR centre is inviting people to come along to a wildlife reserve and discovery park in September, absolutely free of charge.

Disappointment as more homes approved in Stockton borough

The Northern Echo: New scheme launched to get people out of their cars

12:04pm Monday 25th August 2014

THERE was disappointment this week as yet more planning applications to build homes in the Stockton area were approved.

Beer and popcorn for dogs get tails wagging

The Northern Echo: DOGGY TREATS: Wags & Whiskers Pet Boutique in Dovecot Street, Stockton is selling untraditional pet foods such as dog popcorn and dog beer as pictured Carl Shepherdson's Yorkshire Terrier, Maggie

6:56am Monday 25th August 2014

MAN’s best friend can be treated like a prince at a boutique selling cakes, popcorn and beer for dogs.

Tastiest eateries named in World Parmo Championships

The Northern Echo: First competitor,Christine Ward of avtars golden fry in Ormsby takes a Parmo fron the fryer assisted byMatthew Pawlik colleague, right,

5:42pm Sunday 24th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Union Jack’s has been named best takeaway and Stockton-based Borges the best restaurant at

River rats take to the River Tees

The Northern Echo: Paul Waugh pictured dressed as a caveman emerging from the bridge structure of the Tees Barage, part of the Rat Run Course

5:42pm Sunday 24th August 2014

‘RIVER rats’ turned a town into their urban playground which ended with them walking the plank of the only full-size replica of a Captain James Cook vessel in the northern hemisphere.

New shops rise from the ashes in Eaglescliffe

The Northern Echo: NEW SHOPS: The re-opened parade of shops at Orchard Parade, Eaglescliffe which were totally destroyed by a fire

3:18pm Sunday 24th August 2014

BUSINESSES are moving into a brand new parade of shops built after they were destroyed by fire two years ago.

Paranoid Stockton man with 105 previous convictions jailed for carrying weapons

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

8:31pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A PARANOID man who carries weapons because he fears he will be attacked has been jailed.

Large-scale restaurant and event venue for up to 1,000 people approved for Stockton

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A PLAN to create a large scale wedding venue and restaurant able to cater for up to 1,000 people at a time has been approved.

'Cancer' conman jailed after driving victim to brink of suicide

The Northern Echo: ACCOMPLISHED FRAUDSTER: Nabeel Adris

9:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DOUBLE glazing salesman who conned cash out of a “vulnerable, trusting and caring” pensioner - who became so distressed she contemplated suicide - has been jailed for two years, three months.

Stockton named sixth best place to live in the country

The Northern Echo: BEST PLACE TO LIVE:  The borough of Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in the UK by the Daily Telegraph. Pictured is the exclusive Wynyard estate, Picture: TOM BANKS

7:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOME might beg to differ, but Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in England and Wales.

Unlicensed landlord fined

6:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A LANDLORD is counting the cost of failing to abide by a licensing scheme that aims to improve standards of rental properties and tackle anti social behaviour.

Tennis sessions for the blind and visually impaired people begin in Stockton

The Northern Echo: TENNIS SESSIONS: Rosie Pybus has setup a tennis session for blind and partially sighted people at Splash, Stockton. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:07pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A VISUALLY impaired sports fan has set up tennis sessions for other blind and partially sighted people.

Family fun in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Castlegate Community Carnival was held in the Parish gardens in Stockton on Saturday. Organised by the Castlegate Centre's charitable arm, Hampers from the Heart, it was a free event for the community. The Mayor of Stockton Cllr Barbara Inman hands ou

2:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than 150 families gathered together for a day of family fun in Stockton.

'Coathanger' bank robber escaped with thousands - but turned himself in minutes later

The Northern Echo: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

2:27pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A RAIDER escaped with thousands of pounds from a bank - after holding up a cashier with a wooden coat-hanger.

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.

Ground-breaking gardening project earns supported of MP

The Northern Echo: Fred McCrindle, Shaw Trust Trustee; Cha Patel, Shaw Trust Trustee; Councillor Jim Beall; Roy O’Shaughnessy, Shaw Trust Chief Executive

4:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

A GARDENING scheme which helps unemployed people get back to work has been visited by an MP.

New swimming pool, country club - and vineyard - planned for Yarm

The Northern Echo: 'BIG ASSET': An artist's impression of the proposed new country club planned for Yarm

3:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW leisure centre and swimming pool creating up to 150 jobs could be opened on the south side of the Tees within a year.

Attendances up by 25 per cent at long-running international dance festival

The Northern Echo: HAPPY FOLK: Russian and South Korean folk dancers wait for the procession to begin on the final day of the 50th Billingham International Folklore Festival. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

3:33pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THOUSANDS of spectators watched the 50th Billingham Folklore Festival finish with a bang at a firework display.

"Wicked" Stockton conman befriended dementia sufferer then stole bank cards

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

1:27pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A JUDGE branded a drug-addict conman "wicked" as he jailed him for befriending an elderly dementia sufferer before stripping cash from his bank account.

Flurry of complaints against councillor in 'bigot' slur row

The Northern Echo: Councillor Steve Walmsley, leader of the Thornaby Independents

5:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

A WELL-KNOWN councillor who called at least one member of the public a ‘bigot’ in a council committee has said he will apologise “when hell freezes over.”

Incident involving Polish brothers missing from foster home was attempt to 'repatriate children to their natural parents'

The Northern Echo: MISSING BROTHERS: Remus and Janko Matloch

4:16pm Friday 15th August 2014

THREE missing Polish brothers have been found safe and well, police have said.

Woman cleared of abusing teenage boy

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Susan Cunningham outside Teesside Crown Court.

3:58pm Friday 15th August 2014

A WOMAN accused of sexually abusing a young teenage boy has walked free from court after she was cleared by a jury on all charges.

Liz wins medical school place after cancer battle

The Northern Echo: Teesside High School student Liz Edwards flanked by her parents, Alison and John.

1:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

A TEENAGER whose studies were interrupted while she battled cancer has chalked up outstanding A-level results and achieved her ambition of winning a place at medical school.

Man stabbed in street in hospital with punctured lung

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

5:53pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed twice in the street and is in hospital with a punctured lung, police have revealed.

Top university places go to students

The Northern Echo: Yarm School  students pictured after they received their A-level results (L-to-R):  Nikhita Vasani, Matthew Wales, Sagar Vase, Matthew Measor, Helen Elston and Molly Bean (in front)

5:08pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YARM School students are celebrating after winning places at top universities - with 22.5 per cent of all entries receiving the A* grade.

Celebrations down by the riverside

The Northern Echo: SRC Bed Sixth Form students celebrating their A-level results. Pictured (L-to-R):  Rachel Highfield, Grace Stobbs, Holly Jenkins and Lewis Arnett.

4:42pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CELEBRATIONS got underway at SRC Bede Sixth Form yesterday as the college achieved a 98.4 per cent A level pass rate.

Local charity struggling to survive in a competitive second hand clothes market

The Northern Echo: CLOTHES SHORTAGE: Convoy Aid boss Rod Jones says the increase in companies who pay cash for clothes has reduced the number of donations to his operation, which sends aid to Romania.

3:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A CHARITY that has delivered people’s unwanted goods to Eastern Europe for more than 20 years is struggling to survive following the rise of cash for clothes businesses.

Owners of Grade II-listed Stockton building fined for turning it into flats without permission

6:29pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE owners and site manager of a Grade II-listed property in Stockton have been fined a total of £5,240 after admitting carrying out building works without listed building consent.

Gang fight and axe man in Stockton, police appeal for information

5:54pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

POLICE are trying to find a man with an axe seen in Stockton after what appeared to be a gang fight.

Man smashed glass into rival's face

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:28pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A DRINKER who smashed a glass into the face of a man he accused of sleeping with his former girlfriend has been spared jail.

Accused alleges she was 'tortured' by teenager

The Northern Echo: ON TRIAL: Susan Cunningham outside Teesside Crown Court.

4:04pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A WOMAN accused of having sex with a young boy told a court she was “tortured” by him and left black and blue.


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