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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.

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.

Stargazing event

The Northern Echo: Stars in the night sky

6:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Star-gazers are being given the chance to learn what the North East night skies have in store over the next few weeks.

Duathletes could qualify for championships in key race

5:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DUATHLON DEADLINE: North-East duathletes have until Saturday to sign up for a run-cycle-run event on Sunday, April 27 in Stockton.

North-East hotel named best shooting hotel in the country

5:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BEST SHOOT: A North-East hotel has been named the best shooting hotel in the country.

Saltburn Blues Club presents...

5:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Mentulls (CORR) will be playing Saltburn Blues Club on Saturday May 24 at 8pm in the town’s cricket club.

Missing Middlesbrough woman Michaela Fearon found safe and well

The Northern Echo: Missing Middlesbrough woman Michaela Fearon

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN who went missing following a night out with work colleagues has been found safe and well.

Cheap Beer: The region's first PoundPub opens its doors

The Northern Echo: Alex Griffiths, marketing manager for PoundPub, with a pint outside the pub

6:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE news that a well-known Stockton pub was to be rebranded as PoundPub was reported across the UK after The Northern Echo broke the story. Chris Webber sank a (£1.50) pint on its first day of trading.

Chicken, chips and, er, chocolate...Teesside's latest 'delicacy'

The Northern Echo: Northern Echo reporter Chris Webber tries a chocolate parmo

5:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CHEF has found a way to make a parmo even more unhealthy: spreading melted chocolate all over the top of it.

Charities compete for share of £10,000

The Northern Echo: Boro boss Aitor Karanka promotes the £10,000 Goalden Giveaway with Philanthropic Foundation patrons, from left, Karl Pemberton of Active Financial Services, Nigel Willis of First Choice Labels and Ken Devereux of Devereux Transport.

11:08am Monday 14th April 2014

TEN charities in Teesside will receive a share of £10,000 – but face a public vote to decide how much they will receive.

Nine decades of air cadet service rewarded

The Northern Echo: L-R Warrant Officer David Bowman, Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon, Warrant Officer David Baird with their Mayor’s Awards

10:23am Monday 14th April 2014

TWO air cadet trainers who have notched up over 90 years’ service between them have clinched Mayor’s Awards for their efforts.

Coroner's appeal to trace relatives of Redcar man

4:28pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Teesside Coroner is seeking relatives of 68-year-old Jeremiah John Quinn, of York Road in Redcar who was found dead at his home address on Friday, April 11.

Spinal injury proves no barrier to competing in sport

The Northern Echo: Mark Bonnar who competed at the Inter Spinal Unit Games.

7:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A MAN left paralysed after a diving accident in Tenerife has made a five hundred mile round trip to compete in the Inter Spinal Unit Games.

False limb expert faces uncertain future after sexually harassing colleague

The Northern Echo: Benedict Doree photographed in 2004

4:59pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN artificial limb expert faces being struck off - and also expelled from his role as a senior Freemason – after it was ruled he bullied and sexually harassed colleagues.

Student lives on just £1 a day

The Northern Echo: oxfam logo new

3:54pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A STUDENT will be living on just £1 a day as part of a fundraising challenge to raise awareness of extreme poverty.

11-year-old cuts off ponytail and climbs Roseberry Topping in memory of grandfather

The Northern Echo: Josh Heslop and girlfriend Charlotte Laidler climb Roseberry Topping for charity

2:37pm Sunday 13th April 2014

AN 11-year-old boy cut off his ponytail and climbed Roseberry Topping as a tribute to his late step-grandfather.

Brothers and sisters of deaf children taught to sign

The Northern Echo: Sarah Thorpe (left) of UK Steel Enterprise with Sheelin Kilroy and children from the Child Deaf Youth Project.

2:23pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BROTHERS and sisters of deaf children are being taught sign language as part of a key project.

Sunflowers to mark every fallen soldier in North-East town

The Northern Echo: WARTIME PROJECT: Sunflowers like this one will be used for a First World War project in Stockton

1:55pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SUNFLOWERS are being planted across a North-East town to mark every fallen soldier in World War 1.

Stockton council's home purchase branded "clandestine" and "dangerous"

The Northern Echo: Stockton South MP James Wharton

1:44pm Sunday 13th April 2014

STOCKTON Council’s purchase of a £650,000 house to turn it into a children’s home has been described as “clandestine” and “dangerous” by a leading councillor.

Hartlepool United owner donates £5,000 to Finlay Cooper Fund

The Northern Echo: Donation of £5,000 to the Finlay Cooper Fund by IOR Ltd who own Hartlepool United represented by the club's chief executive Russ Green (right) to club manager Colin Cooper

1:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE owner of Hartlepool United has donated £5,000 to the Finlay Cooper Fund in support of the charity’s Three Peaks charity challenge.

Vintage buses to grace the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: A vintage bus from a previous year's event

1:33pm Sunday 13th April 2014

VINTAGE buses will again be seen on the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire as part of a special event.

Concern over welfare of missing Middlesbrough man Andrew Hughes

1:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

POLICE are “increasingly concerned” about the welfare of a missing 41-year-old man.

Chance to score with a football scholarship in the USA

The Northern Echo: Redcar and Cleveland College

6:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

YOUNG sports fanatics interested in soccer scholarships overseas can find out about career opportunities in the USA while gaining some professional football coaching at this tomorrow (April 12).

"Dangerous" prisoner repeatedly slashed fellow inmate after trapping him in cell

The Northern Echo: VERY DANGEROUS: Neil Wilson

6:11pm Friday 11th April 2014

A PRISONER who repeatedly slashed a fellow inmate with a razor blade has been given a life sentence with an effective minimum five year jail term.

Slow and steady appoach wins the race for North-East drivers

The Northern Echo: Only 36 per cent of learner drivers in the North-East passed their test first time, compared to 47 per cent across the UK.

4:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

LEARNER drivers in the North-East lag behind when it comes to passing their driving test first time, a survey has revealed.

Warning issued after beck polluted by kerosene

The Northern Echo: Environment Agency inspect beck

5:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

DOG walkers have been warned to avoid letting their pets off the lead near a beck after it was contaminated.

Music track recorded in memory of talented teenager who died of cancer

The Northern Echo: CHARITY SINGLE: Guitarist, Jon Elliott is on the left. Simon Galloway (songwriter) is in the middle and Jamie Graham (singer) is on the right.

4:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MUSICIAN has recorded a single in memory of a talented teenage singer and songwriter who died of cancer.

Crime commissioner appoints new chief of staff

The Northern Echo: Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

3:19pm Friday 11th April 2014

A NEW chief of staff has been appointed by Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Chance to vote for sporting heroes in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

3:12pm Friday 11th April 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to get their nominations in quickly in the search to find Hartlepool’s sporting heroes.

Clampdown on rogue traders and burglars proves a success

The Northern Echo: Scrap metal industry getting tougher regulation

2:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A WEEK-long clampdown on rogue traders and distraction burglars has resulted in two arrests and a number of vehicles being seized.

Energetic support for youngster waiting for heart transplant

The Northern Echo: Zoe Lewis, Middlesbrough College Principal and Chief Executive, launched a fundraising event for poorly youngster Evie Grace Clasper supported by staff members (L-R) Matt Hopton, Laura Cochrane, Dan Yates and Helen Spencer - Evie’s aunt.

2:32pm Friday 11th April 2014

ENERGETIC staff and students at Middlesbrough College went the distance for a little girl in desperate need of a heart transplant.

Town elects new youth MPs

6:41pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO Hartlepool teenagers have been elected to represent the town’s young people at a regional and national level.

Death crash trucker was suffering from sleep apnoea, court hears

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough where the original fraud trial took place

5:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TRUCKER accused of falling asleep at the wheel and causing a fatal crash was suffering from a serious sleep condition at the time, a court heard.

Missing Hartlepool man Carl Stott found

The Northern Echo: Missing Hartlepool man Carl Stott

11:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

A MAN who had been missing has turned up safe and well.

Unusual exhibition comes to the Dorman Museum

The Northern Echo: Ella Madden, four, and eight-year-old Kate Madden looking at the exhibition of skeletons of birds and frogs in motion.

10:53am Thursday 10th April 2014

AN unusual museum exhibition has opened showing the skeletons of birds and frogs in motion.

Fracking meetings to be held in Stockton and Middlesbrough

5:19pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FRACKING MEETINGS: A public meeting about fracking is being held at The Arc in Stockton from 7pm-9pm tomorrow (Friday, April 11) and at 12 noon at The Hope Foundation in Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Car boot sales return to Hartlepool's Summerhill country park

The Northern Echo: FIRE PREVENTION: Pupils from Sacred Heart School with a climbing wall in Summerhill Country Park as part of a Clevelandwide arson prevention campaign

5:25pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MONTHLY car boot sales are returning Hartlepool starting Saturday April 26 to give people the chance to sell unwanted items.

New awareness campaign to be launched to try and stop child sex exploitation

The Northern Echo: LOCAL HERO: Wendy Shepherd

8:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CHILDREN’S charity is to target taxi drivers and small hotels in a new campaign to prevent child sex exploitation and child prostitution.

Yarm police station set to close

The Northern Echo: Yarm Police Station

5:52pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DECISON to close a police station has been announced as a force continues to try and balance its books.

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