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Former Cleveland police officer tells inquest: "we let down dying man"

The Northern Echo: Kirk Williams

9:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FORMER policeman told an inquest he and other officers had let a drug crazed man "down big style" by not taking him straight to hospital after he was found naked and acting strangely in a field.

MP's anger at "profiteering" over hospital car park

The Northern Echo: PARKING CHARGE: The car park at North Tees Hospital in Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN MP has condemned a new hospital parking regime after patients were hit with fines of up to £70.

Winter warmer scheme up and running for another year

The Northern Echo: WINTER WARMER: Stockton Borough Council’s cabinet member for adult services and health, Councillor Jim Beall, at the Warm Homes launch.

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SCHEME to help people stay warm throughout the winter has been extended for another year.

Founder of Teesside football charity Lionsraw shortlisted for hero award

The Northern Echo: HERO AWARD: Jon Burns at the construction site of the EMC Education Centre, Curitiba, Brazil.

3:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

A TEESSIDE charity that has helped nearly 6,000 vulnerable children has received a $25,000 (£15,500) windfall after its founder was shortlisted for the next stage of an international award.

Legal threat by businessman over Wynyard Park allegation

The Northern Echo: DEBT FREE: Chris Musgrave says Wynyard Park is now debt free.

6:02am Monday 20th October 2014

A PROMINENT businessman is threatening legal action against an anonymous blogger who questioned the financial viability of a major North-East business park.

X-Factor's Kerrianne plans pre-Christmas gigs

The Northern Echo: SIMON SAYS: X Factor hopeful Kerianne Covell performs in front of Simon Cowell

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NORTH-East singing hopeful who narrowly missed out on a place in the X-Factor live finals is planning a series of pre-Christmas gigs.

'Eats from the street' goes down a treat at Teesside Park event

The Northern Echo: ON THE BUSES: Ian Snowball from Ferryhill samples street food with his children Hannah 5 and Nathan 10 at Teesside Park. Picture: STUART BOULTON

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FOOD from the street went on the bus at an event to celebrate the growing 'street food' culinary trend.

Controversial plan for Eaglescliffe car park will be reconsidered

The Northern Echo: The Blue Bell in Eaglecliffe, on the north bank of the River Tees

11:47am Sunday 19th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to create a car park behind a pub has been resubmitted, despite objections from one of South Stockton's leading business families.

Family feud led to man being wrongly being arrested, court hears

The Northern Echo: SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Stuart Blythman leaves Teesside Crown Court after being sentenced for perverting the course of justice. (10483430)

6:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

A FEUDING farmer has been spared jail after he and a friend framed a man for crimes he did not commit.

Chancellor urges super rich to bankroll campaign in vital North-East constituency

The Northern Echo: STOCKTON MP: Tory MP James Wharton must defend majority of just 332

4:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

GEORGE Osborne urged super-rich Tory backers at a lavish black-tie gala to fund a campaign in a vital North-East constituency.

Householder attacked after apparent burglary attempt

7:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HOUSEHOLDER was attacked and knocked unconscious following an attempted burglary at his home.

Police appeal after man found unconscious in Stockton street in serious condition

7:17pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was found unconscious in a Stockton street

Man sent messages arranging to have sex with young girl

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

4:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PRISON sentence hangs over a “socially inept” 19-year-old who sent messages to a 13-year-old girl about meeting for sex.

Schools target child sexual exploitation

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Friday 17th October 2014

THE grooming and sexual exploitation of children in a North-East town hit the headlines recently. LUCY RICHARDSON discovers what is being done to protect youngsters at schools Middlesbrough to ensure it doesn’t become another Rotherham or Oxford.

Investor targeting Teesside steel mills plays down job cuts fears

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East steelworkers face an uncertain future after Tata Steel announced it was in talks to sell off its loss-making long products business.

100 jobs lost as wind farm factory is mothballed

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH-EAST wind turbine manufacturer Tag Energy Solutions is on the verge of going into administration with the loss of about 100 jobs. 

Burglars jailed for distraction thefts from elderly householder

The Northern Echo: JAIL SENTENCE: Ricky Stewart

8:11pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO crack-addicted burglars who repeatedly targeted a 75-year-old woman – stealing cash from her home – have been jailed.

Children's chess tournament helps children make mates

The Northern Echo: Youngsters at Yarm Preparatory School with Sean Marsh from Chess in Schools and Communities.

5:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHILDREN from across Teesside have taken part in the 20th Yarm Chess Tournament.

Government minister Eric Pickles responds to Stockton council criticisms

The Northern Echo: Government minister Eric Pickles on a visit to The Northern Echo offices in 2011

4:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE minister for Local Government, Eric Pickles, has responded in writing to Stockton Borough Council's direct criticisms of Government planning rules.

Boy injured

The Northern Echo: FATAL COLLISION: Cleveland Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A19.

4:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN 11-year-old boy was left with bruising and grazing to his arm after being involved in a collision with a motorbike at about 7.20pm on Tuesday, October 14 on Urlay Nook Road in Eaglescliffe, Stockton. The rider initially stopped but then left without leaving details. The boy was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton and was later released after treatment. Anyone who may know the identity of the rider is asked to contact PC Jayson Morris at the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 181268.

Onesie party for Children In Need

11:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

STOCKTON'S High Street will be sea of "onesies" as part of a Children in Need fundraiser next month.

Dismay as sale of Teesside steel operation by Tata considered

The Northern Echo: STRIKE WARNING: Unite says workers at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre could take action

10:15am Wednesday 15th October 2014

UNION chiefs have reacted with dismay to news that North-East steel firm Tata has signed a memorandum of understanding ahead of a possible sale of its Long Products Europe business.

Newport Bridge repairs to take longer than expected but road may reopen this month

The Northern Echo:

9:57am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE repainting and repairing of the Newport Bridge is set to take much longer than originally planned Stockton Council has announced plans to change its programme of works to the bridge so the A1032 which runs across it can reopen as soon as possible.

Man who attacked mother as she slept said he was not sorry, adding: "I just don't like her, I want her to die"

The Northern Echo: NOT SORRY: Daniel Suckling

6:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MAN walked into a hospital and told staff he thought he had killed his mother after attacking her as she slept.

'Police used baton to restrain naked man in field,' Teesside inquest is told.

The Northern Echo: Kirk Williams

5:41pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MAN found naked and running around a field was kicked and beaten with a baton by police officers, a witness has told an inquest.

Jail for cash courier recruited by drugs kingpin

The Northern Echo: LOCKED UP: Mark Readman

4:59pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CASH courier recruited by a drugs kingpin to collect debts is starting a prison sentence along with the others jailed for their parts in a huge conspiracy.

Inventor designs flashing dashboard 'Think Bike' reminder to save lives

The Northern Echo: THINK BIKE: Stehen Butler and his flashing dash board safety light. Picture: STUART BOULTON (11463117)

2:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

AN inventor has developed a device which he believes could help cut down on the number of motorcyclists killed on the roads.

Wheelchair user to make bus complaint after being denied a seat

The Northern Echo: BUS COMPAINT: Andrew Cheape with his partner Amanda Chambers

1:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CEREBRAL palsy sufferer had to get off an Arriva bus after the driver refused to help him clear the disabled area.

Futuristic show inspired by Stockton's homeless

The Northern Echo: Jennifer Nevin and Mike Auger performing in Eden

2:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A FUTURISTIC show set on the brink of a nuclear war in 2044 was inspired by homelessness in a North-East town.

Inquest into death of Stockton man found naked in field

The Northern Echo:

6:39pm Monday 13th October 2014

A MAN running naked around a field while scratching and pulling at himself "as if trying to get a demon off him" later died in police custody, an inquest heard today (Monday, October 13)

Firefighters set to be rewarded with special party for their efforts saving Crathorne Hall

The Northern Echo: HALL FIRE: Lord Crathorne outside Crathorne Hall which was badly damaged by the fire.

2:39pm Sunday 12th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS who battled to save a stately hotel have been promised a party to mark their efforts once Crathorne Hall is up and running again.

Multi-million pound leisure improvements for South Stockton approved

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

12:16pm Sunday 12th October 2014

PLANS for a new swimming pool and library for Ingleby Barwick have been well received, Stockton Borough Council's cabinet has been told.

Man dies following assault in Hartlepool last weekend

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

11:18am Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN has lost his fight for life a week after suffering a violent assault, police have confirmed.

Community rallies round Husky as his stand off with the council continues

The Northern Echo:

5:49pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A PENSIONER fighting to protect his beloved collection of vintage machinery may be short in stature but he certainly has high standing in his community.

Art exhibition exploring grief takes over house due for demolition

The Northern Echo: ART WITH A DIFFERENCE: An art exhibition in a house on Paxton Close, Stockton prior to demolition showing photographs of people who have lost loved ones together with an audio of them speaking about their loss. The artists are Roshana Rubin-Mayhew (front)

9:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

A HOUSE due for demolition is hosting an interactive exhibition about the importance of objects in people’s lives.

Addict admits handling stolen goods from burglary

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:26pm Friday 10th October 2014

A DRUG addict who admitted handling stolen goods after they were taken from a couple’s home has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Stockton council cuts back on leading committee posts to save £40,000 cash

1:19pm Friday 10th October 2014

PLANS to save more than £40,000 a year of tax-payers money by changing the way a Tees council operates have been agreed in principle.

Zoo descends on care home to entertain residents

The Northern Echo: SLITHERY VISITOR: Residents of a specialist care home enjoyed a visit from some furry critters as well as a slithery corn snake.

1:01pm Friday 10th October 2014

FURRY creatures and slithery critters were the special guests at a nursing home when residents enjoyed a bit on the wild side.

Struggling Stockton shopkeepers say they face yet more lost trade, this time due to "the wrong yellow lines" error

The Northern Echo: LEARNING THEIR LINES: The wrong yellow lines in Stockton town centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:14pm Friday 10th October 2014

TRADERS have survived nine months of lost trade due to road works only for it to close again just weeks later "because the yellow lines were painted wrongly."

Mountain rescuers come to aid of man who fell while working near Yarm

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance help rescue a woman thrown off her horse

12:23am Friday 10th October 2014

MOUNTAIN rescuers had to come to the aid of a man who fell while working near Yarm.

Nathania, 16, wins national public speaking cup

The Northern Echo: Nathania Ewruje, 16, pictured after winning the Winston Churchill Public Speaking Cup

2:22pm Thursday 9th October 2014

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Nathania Ewruje from Stockton has won a national award for public speaking.

Lottery funding to help protect Tees Valley's wildlife

1:09pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A WILDLIFE trust has received a massive financial boost after being awarded more than £400,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Criticism after military jets forced to avoid passenger plane

The Northern Echo: AIR ALERT: Hawk jets taking off from RAF Leeming

6:03am Thursday 9th October 2014

AIR traffic controllers have been criticised after two high-speed RAF fighter jets were forced to take evasive action to avoid a passenger plane.

Cleveland Police attempt to recover £500,000 paid to former chief constable Sean Price

The Northern Echo:

2:45pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A DISGRACED chief constable has appeared in court as Cleveland Police attempt to recover more than £500,000 it says he should not have been paid while head of the force.

Yarm children help others at the end of the harvest

The Northern Echo: HARVEST: Back, from left, Major Keith Williams and Major Rosemarie Williams. Middle row, Georgia McEnaney-Newton, nine, William Ovington, eight, Jake Simpson, eight. Front, Ravina Mannan, six, Ben Wills, six, and Archie Armstrong, six.

4:06pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

PUPILS from Layfield Primary School in Yarm have been doing their bit to help people in the community.

Candles, poems and music planned for First World War remembrance evening

The Northern Echo: (11262617)

2:46pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CANDLELIGHT remembrance event to commemorate the First World War has been planned for next month.

Multi-million pound road improvement plans for south Stockton revealed

The Northern Echo: The Arriva six service will travel from Stillington to Stockton town centre via Hartburn once the council cuts its bus subsidies from April 1

7:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEARLY £19m is expected to be spent on improving Stockton's roads over the next two years.

Evie faces first day at school after undergoing life saving transplant

6:11pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A little girl is facing her very first day at school with a smile after undergoing a last minute heart transplant which has saved her life.

Concern for missing 65-year-old Jane O’Connor from Norton

The Northern Echo:

8:57pm Monday 6th October 2014

POLICE say they are concerned for a missing 65-year-old woman. 

Work underway at new £4.5m store at Teesside Park, Stockton

The Northern Echo: Richard Barker, Neil Schneider, James Barker, Dennis McLuckie. Picture courtesy of Stockton Borough Council

5:36pm Monday 6th October 2014

WORK has begun on a new £4.5m furniture store 'coming home' to Stockton.


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