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Concerns raised over winter bridge repaint

The Northern Echo: MAJOR REPAIRS: Work is underway on a major facelift for Newport Bridge

12:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have been told a decision to spend an additional £2.6m on essential repairs to Newport Bridge was taken using urgency powers.

Pensioners treated to an afternoon of poetry and music

The Northern Echo: POETRY FUN: Singer and performer Wendy Holmes treated residents at Mandale House, Thornaby to an afternoon of story-telling and music-making.

6:27pm Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff at a care home enjoyed an afternoon of top tapping rhythm and rhyming when they were treated to a story-telling and music-making performance by a top-class entertainer.

Butchers shop celebrating 60 years in business

The Northern Echo: 60 YEARS: Shop assistant Lindsay Sutheran at Blackwell's Butchers on Norton High Street. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

12:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BUTCHERS shop has been rolling back the years to celebrate 60 years in business.

MPs clash over suspended 'super-hospital'

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A FIERCE political row broke out last night after plans to build a £300m new hospital in the region were put on hold until after the General Election.

Anger over hospital cuts prompts two protests

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL PROTEST: A protest by members of the Unison union objecting to the closure of the inhouse nursery at the  University Hospital of North Tees. Picture: TOM BANKS (11868584)

5:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NHS hospital directors were faced with two separate protests when they arrived for a board meeting at a North-East hospital today (Thursday, October 23).

More shops opening in Stockton, against national trend - but councillor warns against complacency

The Northern Echo: On-going roadworks on Stockton High Street

5:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CLAIMS that a town centre is bucking the national trend by actually increasing the number of shops have been queried.

Event to help people prepare for a fall

The Northern Echo: ELDERLY CONCERNS: The Falls Awareness Event at Stockton Town Hall.

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN event to highlight the range of services available to help vulnerable people stay safe in their homes has proved to be a success.

Volunteers needed behind bars to help prisoner families

The Northern Echo:

11:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PRISONER charity is appealing for more volunteers to support the families of inmates at HMP Kirklevington Grange in its tea bar.

Grieving son accepts apology for "crass" National Trust letter

The Northern Echo: INSENSITIVE LETTER: Mike Groom who received the letter from the National Trust. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

1:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GRIEVING son has told of disappointment after the National Trust sent a letter to his widowed mother referring to his father as 'deceased supporter name' in capital letters.

Students put through their paces by top martial arts fighter

The Northern Echo: MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: Dangerous Davey Grant teaches his sport to students at Stockton Riverside College sports Centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LEADING mixed martial arts fighter has been showing off his moves when he called into a college.

Teams called into action to support Hospice

The Northern Echo: CHARITY FOOTBALL: Staff and gym users at Xercise4less launch the Butterwick Hospice football tournament.

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOOTBALLERS are encouraged to pull on their boots and raise money for charity.

Faster broadband across the North-East

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of North-East homes are to benefit from faster broadband.

Cabbie's fare is banned driver who smashed into his taxi and gave false details

The Northern Echo: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

1:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BANNED driver couldn't believe his bad luck when a taxi driver he had duped months earlier turned up on his doorstep for a fare.

Woman struck by bus in Stockton

The Northern Echo:

8:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was seriously injured by a bus this evening.

Inquest into the death of naked Stockton man in police custody continues

The Northern Echo: Kirk Williams

6:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CUSTODY sergeant told an inquest that, contrary to earlier reports, he had not been made aware that a fellow police officer urgently wanted a prisoner to go to hospital instead of a police cell.

Fly killer caused historic hall blaze

The Northern Echo: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FLY zapper is believed to have started the fire which devastated Crathorne Hall Hotel earlier this month.

Spooky goings on in the park

The Northern Echo: SPOOKY FUN: Weird and wonderful characters inhabit Preston Park and visitors gather for the Halloween spooky walk.

4:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HARDY souls are in for a shocking night when they venture out on a spooky walk next week.

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.

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