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NEWS FROM YOUR AREA

Trade appears to hold up despite parking charges

The Northern Echo: One of the new parking fee machines on Yarm High Street.

6:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL pay and display parking scheme introduced on a busy high street does not appear to have badly affected trade, despite dire predictions.

Six museums offer Victorian experience through the summer holidays

The Northern Echo: REGION'S MUSEUMS: Children at the Dorman Museum stall in Preston Park. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8675304)

4:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

FAMILIES were transported back to Victorian times as museums from across the region teamed up to offer summer activities.

Community flooding project approved

The Northern Echo: Severe flooding near Browns Bridge in Stockton in 2012

4:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NEW project supporting communities in more than 6,000 homes to prepare for flooding has been launched on Teesside.

Developers ask for more time before signing 900-home agreement for Wynyard, near Stockton

4:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO already approved applications to build 900 homes in upmarket Wynyard, between Stockton and Hartlepool, will back before a council planning committee on Wednesday (July 30).

Carnival sculptures taking shape

The Northern Echo: RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL: Volunteer Kristina Merritt at work on sculptures for Stockton carnival. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE finishing touches are being put on the large sculptures that will take centre stage during the Stockton International Riverside Festival’s Community Carnival.

Hip Hop legends steal the show at North East music festival

The Northern Echo: Teer Dunn Pam Green and
Trish Roach all of  stockton enjoy the music and the sunshine at the Riverside Pic Keith Taylor 
  (8642257)

7:04pm Sunday 27th July 2014

MUSIC lovers were served up a treat over the weekend when a two-day music festival took over a North-East town.

Commonwealth sprinter Richard Kilty pays tribute to friend who drowned in River Tees

The Northern Echo: GLASGOW BOUND: Stockton's Richard Kilty will compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay at this summer's Commonwealth Games

4:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TEESSIDE athlete Richard Kilty has paid tribute to a friend who drowned during the recent hot weather.

Prison sculpture to go on show in London

The Northern Echo: ROBOT: Tracy Lyth from The Grange cafe with a robot designed and made by a prisoner at HMP Kirklevington Grange that has been selected to be displayed on the South Bank in London this summer.

2:16pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SCULPTURE destined for a prestigious exhibition on London’s South Bank is now on display outside the artist’s temporary home – Kirklevington Grange prison.

Bridge drama

1:01pm Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE closed a bridge for nearly two hours last night (SAT) as concern grew for a man. Cleveland Fire Brigade deployed the brigade boat and Cleveland Ambulance Service also attended the scene at Stockton's Victoria Bridge from about 8.05pm. The 24-year-old man eventually came down at about 9.55pm and was taken to a place of safety.

Summer jamboree to celebrate Teesside's heritage is being held at Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

The Northern Echo: A Summer Jamboree is being held at Preston Hall, Eaglescliffe

10:08am Sunday 27th July 2014

A VICTORIAN Summer Jamboree which celebrates Teesside’s mark on Britain will be held at Preston Park Museum.

Museum marks centenary of First World War with emotive exhibition

The Northern Echo: PLANTING OUT: Defence secretary Philip Hammond plants a sunflower at Preston Park. From left Martin Callanan MEP, James Wharton MP, Philip Hammond MP and Preston Park senior gardener Keith Hugill.Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A POIGNANT art exhibition commemorating the outbreak of World War One has gone on display.

Search ongoing for man who has gone missing without medication

5:57pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are still searching for a 25-year-old vulnerable man who has gone missing without medication.

Appeal to find vulnerable missing man last seen in Thornaby

The Northern Echo:

12:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a 25-year-old vulnerable man who has gone missing without medication.

Stockton Council goes back to drawing board on plans for Gypsy sites

The Northern Echo: Stockton’s councillors have approved a cabinet recommendation that the existing process to earmark land for caravans in the borough be sent back to the drawing board.

6:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE setting up of potential new Gypsy and traveller sites has been scrapped by a town following consultation.

Golfers encouraged to take part in special four-day event

The Northern Echo: GOLF TOURNAMENT: Eaglescliffe Golf CLub is one of four courses being played in special event.

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KEEN golfers are being encouraged to tee-off on a special four-day event.

Young stroke suffered recognised for her bravery in the face of adversity

The Northern Echo: INSPIRATIONAL YOUNGSTER: Emily Simpson being presented with her award by Dr Satinder Sanghera and Emma Fitzimmons from Synergie Physiotherapy Clinic, who sponsors the award.

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG girl who suffered a stroke as a ten-year-old has been recognised for her courage and determination.

Final workshop session before carnival parade

The Northern Echo: CARNIVAL WORKSHOP: Final workshop session before Stockton Carnival

2:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FAMILIES wishing to take part in one of the biggest community carnivals have one last chance to get creative at a costume making workshop.

Bullying boyfriend ordered to stay away from partner for ten years

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BULLYING boyfriend who subjected his partner to a terrifying late-night attack has been banned from going anywhere near her for ten years.

Child screamed as knifeman threatened her grandfather

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

2:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A KNIFEMAN terrorised a four-year-old while he threatened the girl's grandfather as the pair of them sat in his car.

Museums team up to offer holiday fun for kids

The Northern Echo: HISTORIC ESTATE: Preston Park Museum and Grounds

2:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MUSEUMS across the Tees Valley have joined forces to stage activities for children throughout the school summer holidays.

Warning to swimmers after body recovered from River Tees at Stockton is confirmed as missing student David Zikhali

The Northern Echo:

3:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WARNING has been issued to swimmers after the body of a young man was recovered from the River Tees two days after going missing.

Time running out to buy cheap Stockton Weekender tickets

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON WEEKENDER: Hip-hop legends Public Enemy will be headlining the Sunday night line-up

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TIME is running out for people to get early door tickets for the Stockton Weekender music festival.

Children vow to Keep Stockton Tidy in new campaign

The Northern Echo: Pupils at Fairfield Primary School in Stockton have been working on a range of projects and activities to raise awareness. Photograph by Dave Charnley

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHILDREN'S Keep Britain Tidy campaign has been launched in Stockton.

Inquiry into plan to build 550 homes in Ingleby Barwick comes to an end

11:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PUBLIC inquiry into a controversial application to build 550 houses next to a planned free school has come to an end.

Pie wars break out on Stockton High Street

The Northern Echo: SEATING ROW: Craig Harker serves up pie and peas from the food booth attached to his pub on Stockton High Street. He is not allowed seating outside while the food stall nearby is.  Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WAR of the pies has broken out on Stockton High Street after a market trader opened a pie and peas stall outside a pub.

Shortage of foster carers drives new appeal

The Northern Echo: (8442948)

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIVE councils in the Tees Valley have launched a joint appeal for more foster carers because the demand from children is outstripping the supply of homes.

Search for man reported to be in difficulties in River Tees

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

9:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE emergency services are looking for a man reported to be in difficulties in the River Tees at Stockton.

Man locked up for breaking into supermarket, two days after he was handed a suspended sentence

The Northern Echo: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 15 months after he broke into a supermarket store just two days after being given a suspended prison sentence for a hammer attack.

Woman savaged by police dog searching for suspected criminal dies in hospital

The Northern Echo: : General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough following the incident. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8359113)

3:47pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WOMAN who was savaged by a police dog searching for a suspected criminal has died in hospital.

School links up with Harvard University for scheme to ensure parents are on message

The Northern Echo: INNOVATION AWARD: A plaque is unveiled to recognise innovative parental engagement at Bishopgarth School in Stockton, by Deputy mayor Councillor Ian Dalgarno.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SCHOOL that has worked tirelessly to engage with parents has been rewarded by being selected to work on a project run by Harvard University.

Prisoner business expands due to popular demand

The Northern Echo: CAFE SUCCESS: The cafe at HMP Kirklevington Grange.

12:30am Monday 21st July 2014

A COTTAGE industry designed to integrate prisoners back into the real world has proved so popular that the business is rapidly expanding to keep up with public demand.

Lecturers' union criticises threat to jobs

3:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

A COLLEGE'S warning to more than 100 staff that their jobs are at risk has been criticised by union officials.

Two year prison sentence for violent boyfriend

6:01am Friday 18th July 2014

A BULLYING boyfriend was last night (Thursday) starting a two-year prison sentence for a terrifying attack on the mother of his three children - because his car would not start.

UPDATED: Man arrested after robbery at HSBC Bank, Stockton

The Northern Echo:

3:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after an incident at HSBC Bank in Stockton this afternoon.

Tees Valley could be a 'cultural giant' believes arts council boss

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Tees Valley could create a ‘cultural giant’ if its politicians joined forces to promote local talent and attractions, according to the Chief Executive of the Arts Council.

More criticisms of housing developers at Ingleby Barwick planning inquiry

The Northern Echo: Louise Baldock, Labour and Co-operative Party Parliamentary Candidate for Stockton South, who is against new housing in Ingleby Barwick

6:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THERE were more criticisms today (July 16) of a developer trying to get a further 550 homes built on green fields at a planning inquiry.

Chairman of Thornaby Labour resigns from the party

The Northern Echo: Terry Chapman, previously Murphy, in his days as Labour councillor

5:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE suspended chairman of Thornaby Labour Party has resigned from the party after criticising Labour-dominated Stockton Borough Council's attitude to Thornaby.

Developers "riding roughshod" over local people

6:48am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DEVELOPER is “riding roughshod” over local people by trying to get a further 550 homes approved on green fields, a planning inquiry heard yesterday.

Flowers provide inspiration for children's First World War commemoration project

The Northern Echo: GLASS ART: Kirklevington Primary School pupils, Izzy Robson, Mia Burnett, Tasha Dodds and Eve Walker with artist Judith Gill and the glass bunting at Yarm Library. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE symbolism of flowers representing the world's nations has provided inspiration to children working on a First World War art project.

Village takes a stand against speeding drivers

5:16pm Monday 14th July 2014

ANTI-speeding measures are being installed on a busy road near Yarm after residents complained of large lorries and speeding traffic plaguing their village.

Stockton pair to be sentenced over affray

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

4:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

TWO men who burst into a home and threatened its occupants have admitted affray and will be sentenced next month.

Piece of Monty Python's cinematic history goes under the hammer

The Northern Echo: MONTY'S FOOT: SellerDavid Brookman with the Foot

5:47pm Sunday 13th July 2014

AN iconic piece of Monty Python artwork has sold at auction for £16,800.

Controversial car park behind Blue Bell in Eaglescliffe rejected

The Northern Echo:

4:54pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to create a car park behind a pub has been rejected after councillors heard a host of objections from one of South Stockton’s leading business and restaurateur families.

Elite racers ride through the streets of Stockton during three-day event

The Northern Echo: WHEELIE GOOD FUN: Action from the Stockton cycling festival. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:28pm Sunday 13th July 2014

TOP cyclists clipped on their shoes to ride through the streets of Stockton as the town celebrated a weekend of racing.

Stockton reaching for the sky with £1m giant climbing frame

The Northern Echo: CLIMBING HIGH: How Stockton's proposed 18m-high Sky Trail attraction could look

6:45pm Friday 11th July 2014

A GIANT four-storey £1m “high ropes course” soon have people enjoying the high life.

Yarm group organises two-day event to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

The Northern Echo: Yarm Town Hall.

1:31pm Friday 11th July 2014

REPLICA trenches, marching cadets and candle lit services will all form part of a commemorative event taking part in Yarm next month as part of an ambitious four-year programme to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Cowardly sex attacker refused to hand himself in after being confronted by victim

The Northern Echo: (8092730)

4:45pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A COWARDLY sex attacker offered to hand himself in to police - then refused to - when he was confronted by his victim.

Cycle mania comes to Stockton

The Northern Echo: WHEELS IN MOTION: A cycling festival is to take place in Stockton over this weekend.  Pictured with floral cyclist sculpture by Stockton riverside are Achieve Skinnergate elite racing team members Jack Rees and Ben Hetherington, and cllr Ken Dixon.  Pictu

3:34pm Thursday 10th July 2014

AFTER the Tour de France around Yorkshire comes the bike dash around Stockton.

Plan for homes on 'green wedge' land rejected

2:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A PLAN to build homes on ‘green wedge’ land which separates two south Tees communities have been rejected by councillors.

North-East security boss posed as fugitive from the Congo, court hears

The Northern Echo: 'OPERATED SCAM': Casmir Ekwuhga

6:44pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST security boss masqueraded as a fugitive from the Congo so he could get refugee status in the UK, a court was told.


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