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MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

The Northern Echo: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Protests against removal of 'historic cobbles'

The Northern Echo: Workmen cordon off the area around Yarm Town Hall where cobbles are due to be replaced

5:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORK to replace cobbles around an 18th Century town hall has been described as “the type of vandalism not seen since Rome was sacked by the Visigoths.”

Piano recitals come to an end after 15 successful years

The Northern Echo: Piano recitals draw to a close with Stefan Cassomenos.

5:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE regular series of piano recitals at Kirkleatham is coming to an end after 15 years.

Comedian's love of cake leads to temporary career change

The Northern Echo: Comedian Patrick Monahan serves up tea at The Olde Young Tea House, in Middlesbrough, to customer Ann Hyman. Picture: Stuart Boulton

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COMDIAN’S love of cake saw him serving up a treat for some surprised shoppers.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

The Northern Echo: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Conference to improve services for families with disabled children

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC left red-faced after failing to pay bill

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CONFERENCE to help improve services for families of children and young people with disabilities is being held in Middlesbrough next month.

Motorbikers bring cheer to old and young

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs delivered to hospital children's ward

2:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOTORCYCLISTS who spent the Easter weekend getting on their bikes to take Easter eggs to elderly people have also spread little cheer to children on a hospital ward.

Peace activist gives talk

3:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PEACE activist is set to deliver a talk about his experiences as a human rights observer in Israel and Palestine.

Lack of council funding means pothole woe will continue for region's motorists

The Northern Echo: A pothole in Orchard Road, Darlington

6:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUNCILS across the North East are doing their best to fix the potholes littering our roads but will never repair them all unless the government is prepared to spend billions, according to the AA.

Town celebrates its first same-sex marriage

The Northern Echo: Wendy Stobbart and Lyndsay Dixon

6:24pm Monday 21st April 2014

A NORTH-EAST town has celebrated its first same-sex marriage.

Pet owners warned Easter eggs could prove fatal for dogs

The Northern Echo: Easter eggs could prove fatal for curious dogs

6:22pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOG owners are being warned that their haul of Easter eggs could prove poisonous to curious pets.

Improvement works in Stockton "killing trade by 65 per cent"

The Northern Echo: Deb Knibbs, co-owner of The Labyrinth on Stockton High Street

1:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

A HIGH-STREET shopkeeper has criticised a long-running improvement works for drastically hitting trade

Skin cancer rates soar in the North East as the search for the 'perfect tan' continues

The Northern Echo: Warning as skin cancer is on the rise in East Lancashire

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

SKIN cancer rates in the North-East have more than trebled in the last 20 years, with hundreds of people diagnosed every year, new figures have shown.

More than 1,400 music lovers enjoy music festival in Stockton

The Northern Echo: Young Rebel Set who are headlining Stockton Calling at the weekend.

3:33pm Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 1,400 music fans watched dozens of bands in the fifth annual Stockton Calling event over the Easter weekend.

Motorbikers get on their bikes to spread Easter good cheer to elderly

The Northern Echo: From left, unicyclists Laura Aitkin 12 and Erin Jones 13 give a helping hand to fundraising motorcyclists at Thornaby Pavillion.

5:11pm Sunday 20th April 2014

MOTORBIKERS gave up their Easter weekend to raise money for charity before getting on their bikes to take Easter eggs to dementia sufferers.

Latest 'free school'-related housing development rejected by council

The Northern Echo: Labour candidate: Louise Baldock

12:38pm Sunday 20th April 2014

YET another plan to build hundreds of new homes on land adjacent to a planned new ‘free school’ in south Stockton has been rejected.

MP gets his hands dirty to improve street

The Northern Echo: James Wharton MP helps fill in pot holes

12:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN MP has got his hands dirty and filled in potholes on a long-neglected road in his constituency.

Conservative MP recommends non-Tory candidates in parish council election

The Northern Echo: 'COMMON SENSE': James Wharton MP

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

AN MP has described a parish council in his constituency as “dysfunctional” in a letter sent to Conservative supporters.

Man has surgery after being glassed in pub

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 70s died

1:04pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital after being struck in the face with a glass by a man in a Redcar pub.

Children going to school hungry and cold as parents struggle to make ends meet, teaching union warns

The Northern Echo: Teachers may strike for first time at Quest Academy

12:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHILDREN are going to school hungry, cold and wearing dirty clothes because their parents are struggling for money, a teachers union has warned.

Missing Stockton woman Barbara Dickinson, 79, found and returned home

7:56pm Friday 18th April 2014

A 79-YEAR-old woman, who had gone missing with her dog, has been found safe and well.

Brigade calling on residents to help cut out arson attacks

The Northern Echo: Youngsters taking part in family fun day as Cleveland Fire Brigade launches it Easter arson campaign.

4:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

FIRE chiefs are appealing to local residents to play their part to help win the battle to stop arson.

Police trying to trace owner of motorbike involved in collision in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: Firefighters clean up the road following the incident on Owton Manor Lane.

2:36pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are trying to trace the owner of motorbike which collided with a car in Hartlepool after the rider left the scene of the incident.

Estate agents sleeping rough to raise money for homeless people

The Northern Echo: Charity challenge: Hunters’ staff, from left, Brian Briddick, Steve McDonald, Lisa Preston and Georgina Evans prepare to sleep rough for the night.

11:24am Friday 18th April 2014

WORKERS more used to finding homes for people will be spending the night on the streets to raise money for the homeless.

Council leader setting the record straight over High Street 'myths'

The Northern Echo: Probe into Yarm High Street pay and display judicial review

10:17am Friday 18th April 2014

A LEADER of a council has sought to “set the record straight” about myths surrounding the plan to replace Yarm’s cobbles.

Anglers warned they face prosecution if caught fishing illegally

The Northern Echo: GONE FISHING: A serene spot is at Llanover on the Usk just above Pantygoitre Bridge.

4:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

ANGLERS are being reminded that the coarse fish close season is in operation, as enforcement officers cast their net on illegal fishing.

Motorists warned about motorbike riding bag snatchers

The Northern Echo: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

2:19pm Friday 18th April 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to keep their doors locked as they travel after two bag snatches from cars at traffic lights in Middlesbrough.

Last chance to enter the Stockton Duathlon Festival

The Northern Echo: Competitors during last year's Stockton Duathlon Festival.

10:36am Friday 18th April 2014

THE DEADLINE to enter Stockton Duathlon Festival is just around the bend.

Drug addict jailed after nursing home burglary

The Northern Echo: Drug addict jailed after nursing home burglary

4:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DRUG addict who burgled a nursing home in the middle of the night as its residents were sleeping has been given a two year jail sentence.

Takeaways conning customers switching beef for lamb, according to report

The Northern Echo: Restaurants fined for serving beef as lamb curry

5:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAKEAWAY customers are being ripped off after a number of local curry houses were found to be substituting lamb with beef, according to a new survey.

Toddlers egg-cell at painting

The Northern Echo: Charlie Murdoch, William Kenyon and Niamh Strike, all aged 3, with their designs

12:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE was definitely no egg on the faces of children at a Stockton day nursery as they got into the Easter spirit.

Sneak preview of exhibition celebrating the bridge making heritage of Teesside

The Northern Echo: Bridgemaster Alan Murray and principal engineer Rodger Wakerley with Sydney Harbour Bridge print

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will reopen its doors for four days this Easter Bank Holiday weekend offering members of the public a sneak preview of the new ‘Bridging the World’ exhibition.

Man denies indecent assault charge

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN is to face a trial after denying indecently assaulting a girl.

Free chipping and check-ups for Middlesbrough dog owners

The Northern Echo: Dogs Trust Sponsored Walk

3:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Council is joining forces with the Dogs Trust to offer free dog chipping and check-ups.

Benefits cheat who was filmed playing for his local cricket team set to lose house so he can repay the cash

The Northern Echo:

7:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BENEFITS cheat who pocketed more than £24,000 in disability payments while opening the batting and keeping wicket for his local cricket team is likely to lose his home after being ordered to return a substantial chunk of his ill-gotten gains.

Tributes to Stockton-born Battle of Britain fighter pilot - who was one of the last of the Few

The Northern Echo: Len Davies as a pilot during the war

5:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SECOND World war fighter pilot – who was one of the last of the Few – has died.

Who does Benefits Street benefit? Not us, say workers on a North-East street

The Northern Echo: Dixon Street, Stockton

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

As London-based TV producers patrolled a North-East road trying to persuade unemployed residents to take part in a new series of the controversial Benefits Street programme, Chris Webber talked to the street’s hard-working people.

'Amazing, appalling, shocking' - the reality of Foodbank Britain

The Northern Echo: Bishop Seamus Cunnigham and Bishop Mark Bryant at Gateshead Foodbank

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

“AMAZING, appalling, shocking.” That was the verdict of Durham Foodbank co-ordinator Peter MacLellan on new figures, released today, revealing a 463 per cent rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months.

463% rise in North-East foodbank users in just 12 months

The Northern Echo: The Right Reverend Justin Welby, left, packs a parcel with Alan Bell, centre, of Emmanuel Church and helper Peter MacLellan

12:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DOZENS of bishops and hundreds of faith leaders including the Bishop of Durham will today (Wednesday, April 16) demand the Government take urgent action to tackle the growing food crisis engulfing the UK.

Furniture firm in multi-million pound store move

The Northern Echo: James Wharton MP outside the derelict Springs Leisure Centre at Teesside Park. Picture supplied by James Wharton

5:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the North-East’s most successful family firms has been granted permission to build a new £3.4m store in the town where it all started.

Body in lake is that of missing Middlesbrough student

The Northern Echo: Photo of Matthew Jordan taken during his trip to Windermere

5:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BODY pulled out of Lake Windermere today (TUESDAY) is that of missing Middlesbrough man Matthew Jordan, police have confirmed.

Iconic First World War football match to be recreated on Saltburn beach

The Northern Echo: Christmas truce on the Western Front

4:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN iconic football match that broke out on Western Front during the First World War is set to be recreated on Saltburn beach.

Fun and cake is had to celebrate tenth anniversary of £100m regeneration scheme

The Northern Echo: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

12:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FUN and cake was had to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of a £100m regeneration scheme today, Tuesday, April 10.

Region's beaches receive one of best ever results in water quality survey

The Northern Echo: LIFE’S A BEACH: Graham Lee, on board Kalahari King, at Redcar beach yesterday morning

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE region’s beaches have received one of their highest ever ratings in a national guide to bathing water standards.

Politics has gone to the dogs, says owner of Rottweiler that received polling card

The Northern Echo: Zeus, a Rottweiller cross who has been sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming European Elections. Zeus lives with his owner Russell Hoyle in Norton, Teesside.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FAMILY was convinced that politics had finally gone to the dogs when their pet Rottweiler cross received an invitation to vote.

Benefits Street would "exploit" Stockton residents, say town's MPs

The Northern Echo: Stockton South MP James Wharton

12:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A “TRASHY” television programme threatens to exploit people in Stockton, both the town’s MPs has warned.

Wannabe singers try out for the X-Factor

The Northern Echo: The start of the X Factor auditions in Middlesbrough

6:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WANNABE X-Factor stars turned out in droves to take their chance of stardom when the talent show rolled into Middlesbrough today.

Time running out to get tickets for Stockton Calling

The Northern Echo: Young Rebel Set who are headlining Stockton Calling at the weekend.

5:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MUSIC festival is going from strength to strength as Stockton Calling heads towards its fourth consecutive sell-out.

MP urges schoolchildren to pay respects at war graves

The Northern Echo: Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham

12:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TOWN’S MP has urged schools to take pupils to visit local war graves to help them understand the magnitude of the sacrifices of previous generations.

Weapons and drugs seized during clampdown on illegal imports

The Northern Echo: Example of a stun gun.

1:33pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STUN guns, drugs, knuckle dusters and pepper spray canisters were amongst the illegal goods seized after parcels destined for Cleveland were intercepted.


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