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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.

Chic Vintique fashion fair sashays into Stockton

The Northern Echo: There will be 40 stalls selling retro fashion, jewellery, homewares, collectables and gifts on Saturday, July 12, at Chic Vintique in Stockton’s Parish Gardens from 10am to 4pm.

5:38pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

VINTAGE clothing fans can plunder the wardrobes of yesteryear at an upcoming Chic Vintique fair.

Roof show set to be highlight of SIRF

The Northern Echo: THE ROOF: Images from a performance of The Roof when it was in London

5:18pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

AN unusual blend of 3D sound, contemporary dance and free running all set against the skyline of Stockton is one of the shows heading to this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

Voters should be allowed to judge if council hall tax increases are justified

The Northern Echo: PLANNING MATTERS: Darlington town hall, where council planning officers have agreed an extension to the Neasham Road gypsy site

12:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

TOWN halls should be free to push through any council tax increase, MPs say – and be judged by voters on “election day”.

Householder demands more from B&Q after "botched job"

The Northern Echo: BOTCHED KITCHEN:Ann Peacock in the bathroom fitted in her house by B&Q. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:09pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A WOMAN suffering from a debilitating condition has vowed to keep up her fight against B&Q for what she says was a botched job installing a £20,000 bathroom and kitchen.

'Business as usual' for music charity, despite missing out on funding

The Northern Echo: Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, the Stockton Weekender headline band on Saturday

2:38pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE director of one of the region’s biggest music events and premier music studios has said it is ‘business as usual’ despite missing out on Arts Council funding.

Tees Tots' big day

The Northern Echo: Thornaby pre-schoolers 'graduate' from nursery

12:38pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

TEESSIDE youngsters celebrated their graduation from nursery school in yellow caps and gowns at a special ceremony.

Tales of the high seas to be performed by school choir at national festival

The Northern Echo: JAMES COOK ADVENTURE: The Links Primary School pupils sing their Captain Cook song.

5:31pm Monday 7th July 2014

A SCHOOL choir has been selected to perform at the world famous Adrian Boult concert hall in Birmingham on Wednesday.

New £14m lights 'will save Stockton £1.8m a year in fuel and maintenance bills'

The Northern Echo: NEW STREET LIGHTS: An lighting engineer attaches one of Stockton's new street lights.

5:21pm Monday 7th July 2014

WORK on a £14M street lighting replacement programme which it is hoped will save tax-payers £1.8m a year in bills started today (July 7).

Protests at Yarm car park plan

9:19pm Sunday 6th July 2014

PLANS to build a car park behind a pub on the banks of the River Tees has prompted a host of objections.

Messing about on the Tees all in a good cause

The Northern Echo: SPLASHING AROUND: Daisy Chain Charity held its annual Bell Boat race at Tees Barrage. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:39pm Sunday 6th July 2014

A TOTAL of 18 teams of rowers raced on the Tees for a good cause on Saturday (JULY5).

Safety fears raised at new £150,000 cyclepath

1:51pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A CAMPAIGNING councillor has once again raised safety fears concerning a new £150,000 cycleway and footpath on a Yarm estate.

Stockton Gypsy caravan site proposals could be scrapped after "phenomenal" public response

7:26am Saturday 5th July 2014

A COUNCIL leader is to tell the Government he wants to scrap all plans to create up to six Gypsy sites.

Keyhole hernia operation linked to death of active father-of-two from Stockton.

The Northern Echo: Following a routine laparoscopic procedure on April 15 last year to remove a groin hernia, Andrew Pyrah's health rapidly deteriorated and the 62-year-old from Stockton died on October 9, 2013, an inquest has heard.

6:01pm Friday 4th July 2014

A FIT man who went into hospital for a keyhole hernia operation died as a result of complications six months after his bowel was perforated during surgery.

£110k awarded to encourage more sport on the Tees

The Northern Echo: Ralph Pickles, Joint Chairman of the Tees River Users Trust with the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman.

4:19pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A TOTAL of £110,000 has been granted to help promote water based sports on the River Tees.

Plans unveiled for school rebuild

1:29pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

PROPOSALS for the redevelopment of a Thornaby primary school have been unveiled.

Tributes paid to soldier on what would have been her 21st birthday

The Northern Echo:

7:36pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TRIBUTES were paid today (July 2) on what should have been the 21st birthday of a much-loved young soldier.

School wins race to maths success

The Northern Echo: COMPETITION WINNERS: St. Joseph's RC Primary school pupils, Erin Donnelly, Alex Smith, Sam Conway and Harry Lawson with their trophy and certificates. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:42pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A TEAM of maths lovers proved they had the speed of thought to win a national contest.

Getting in gear for big cycling festival

The Northern Echo: TOWN CENTRE CYCLING: Professional cyclists Stuart Reid and Matthew Hoyle promote Stockton's upcoming cycling event. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:06pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SOME of the nation’s biggest names in cycling - including Olympic medallists - will cycle alongside ordinary enthusiasts in a major national bike festival.

Boy's cycle quest in memory of his mum

The Northern Echo: COAST TO COAST: Joe Howard and Ross Graham who are doing a charity bike ride for MacMillan Nurses. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (7802562)

4:31pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy and his friend are going to cycle from coast to coast to raise money for charity in the name of his mother who died on Sunday.

Top-performing school rapped over bullying

The Northern Echo: The figures were released by the Department for Education

6:31am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A TOP-PERFORMING school has been rapped by the Government for breaching its own bullying policy after a complaint from a parent whose daughter attempted suicide.


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