New weekend GP clinics get go-ahead in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Representatives from all 11 GP practices in Darlington have come together to form Primary Healthcare Darlington. From L to R are:Sitting L-R Dr Elaine Moore, Dr Alison Macnaughton-Jones, Dr Chris Mathieson, Dr Susan Mchilliney, Dr Alison Horton.Standing L

6:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PATIENTS in Darlington who find it difficult to get appointments to see a GP are to benefit from a new pilot scheme launched in the town this weekend.

Council reveals 60 youngsters at risk of being groomed and pledges to make safeguarding a top priority

Darlington and Stockton Times: troubled families in a North-East town are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved more than £500,000 in its first seven months

6:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AFTER revealing that about 60 of its youngsters are at risk of being groomed, a North-East council has pledged to make safeguarding a top priority following the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham.

Drunk smashed windows to settle grievance, court told

9:25am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A DRUNK who smashed a door and bathroom window with a hammer has been spared prison after a judge said it was unjust to jail him.

Solider cinema operative offers footage of recreation of Battle of Arnhem to old soldiers

8:15am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AN ARMY veteran has revealed how he unearthed footage of those who survived one of the Second World War's bloodiest battles.

Trio jailed over attempted Kirklevington Grange prison break

6:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THREE men have received jail sentences for their part in an attempted prison break.

You beauty! Beautiful Durham awards a blooming great success

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Beautiful Durham award winner, the Court Inn, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (11021900)

6:09am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SCHOOLS, pubs, villages and residents have been honoured for their efforts in making their area a pleasant place to live and work.

More than 100 firefighters battle fire at historic, Grade II-listed Crathorne Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON FIRE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Crathorne Hall.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

12:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MORE than a hundred firefighters have succeeded in saving a historic building after a blaze ripped through its east wing - causing major damage.

As Prime Minister describes William Hague as "our greatest living Yorkshireman" tell us who you think deserves the title?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WILLIAM Hague is "our greatest living Yorkshireman", David Cameron said, as he paid tribute to the outgoing former Tory leader and MP for Richmond.

Safety warning after inquests into deaths of Megan Roberts and Ben Clarkson in York's rivers

7:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE deaths of two young people York's rivers should serve as a stark warning to those who drink too much in the city centre, a coroner has said.

A sea of empty spaces on day new parking regime started in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: PARKING CHANGES: Darlington's East Street car park Picture: STUART BOULTON

7:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CAR parking is a contentious topic in Darlington.

Care provider's improvement pledge after critical report

Darlington and Stockton Times: CRITICAL REPORT: Eastbourne Care Home in Darlington

6:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

FAILINGS at a North-East nursing home have been revealed in a report published by the healthcare watchdog.

Women urged to take breast cancer screening seriously

Darlington and Stockton Times: GET CHECKED: Breast cancer patient Elaine Slaven Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BREAST cancer patient has urged women to get themselves checked regularly, after a routine examination revealed a tumour.

Council completely ignores us say objectors, as major inquiry begins

Darlington and Stockton Times: Roger Cornwell

1:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE North-East’s biggest council was accused of completely ignoring the views of its citizens as a major public inquiry opened today (Wednesday, October 1).

Woman dies after bus collision two weeks ago

Darlington and Stockton Times: Kelly Marie Evis, 28, from the Stockton area, was involved in an incident on Stockton High Street opposite Ropery Street.

4:33pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WOMAN has died following a collision two weeks ago with a bus in Stockton.

Teesdale church burglary leaves locals feeling violated

7:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BURGLARS who targeted a village church have left the community feeling violated, the warden has said.

Council shapes inquiry into 'unfair' government funding for rural areas

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUNDING PRESSURES: The government is investigating the cost of providing public services to rural areas such as Wensleydale

8:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE government has invited the council serving England's most rural county to provide evidence of the increased costs and the difficulties of providing public services to people in sparsely populated areas.

Cattle and Cane play the Riverside Stadium

Darlington and Stockton Times: Proceeds from a charity CD by local band Cattle and Cane will go towards helping needy children in Teesside.

7:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PROCEEDs from a charity CD by local band Cattle and Cane will go towards helping needy children in Teesside.

Millions of pounds to improvement housing estate environments across Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cath Purdy and Kate Culverhouse at a new community allotment in Middlesbrough. Picture by Doug Moody

7:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TOTAL of £12m has been allocated to to make environmental improvements across the Tees Valley.

Blind teen raises cash for a horse riding club for the disabled

Darlington and Stockton Times: HORSE LOVER: Chelsea Cryer with Alison Parsonage from RDA

5:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BLIND teenager has handed over £170 to a riding for the disabled charity.

Man who crashed his motorbike thanks paramedics who treated him

5:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST who dislocated his ribs after he came off his Harley Davidson has praised the paramedics who treated him.

Suspended jail sentence for benefits cheat who netted almost £40,000

5:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WOMAN has been given a six month jail sentence, suspended for two years, for a benefits fraud which cheated the public purse of almost £40,000.

Comedy pups looking for a new home

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMEDY DUO: Becky Johns of Dogs Trust Darlington with Tommy and Bobby

5:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWO puppies who have no trouble making Dogs Trust staff laugh have been named after a legendary comedy duo who recently performed in the region.

Best-selling crime author visiting region

Darlington and Stockton Times: (11018538)

5:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BEST-SELLING crime author will visit the region next week.

Drive to bring Euro rally to North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rally appeal: Supporters are calling for cash to help get the Yorkshire rally off the ground

5:17pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ANOTHER stage of an international sporting event may be coming to North Yorkshire in the wake of the Tour de France.

New church free school gets go-ahead

5:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHURCH leaders in the region have welcomed confirmation by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan that a new church free school has got the go-ahead.

Controversial housing proposals to be scrutinised at meeting tomorrow

4:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build thousands of homes across Darlington will be discussed in-depth at a special council meeting tomorrow (Thursday, October 2).

Tennants to host Bargain Hunt star at antique valuation day

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW SALEROOM: Tennants in Leyburn

4:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN AUCTION house is celebrating the opening of a new saleroom tomorrow (Thursday, October 2) with an antique valuation day featuring a celebrity guest.

Well-known clergyman calls it a day

3:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ONE of North Yorkshire’s best-known churchmen is to retire.

Turn back time at Discover Middlesbrough Festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: troubled families in a North-East town are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved more than £500,000 in its first seven months

2:33pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

HISTORIC footage of a town in a bygone era will feature at this year’s Discover Middlesbrough Festival.

Take steps to avoid winter burglaries

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME SECURITY: Darlington Neighbourhood Watch Association is offering home security kits for hire at £5 a week or for sale at £35

2:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE in Darlington are urging people to tighten up their home security during the winter months.

Progress being made on upmarket Darlington bar

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORK IN PROGRESS: The former Mechanics Institution in Darlington's Skinnergate Picture: STUART BOULTON

2:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CONTRACTORS have started to remove scaffolding that has covered one of Darlington's most iconic buildings for several months, as a million-pound plus renovation project nears completion.

Disabled care charity aims to extend services in Hambleton and Richmondshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: SERVICE PLANS: Support assistant Georgie Farragher prepares coffee for client Mikey Rayner

1:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CHARITY and company which works to enable disabled people to live the lifestyle of their choice is extending its services in Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Fire crews bring Crathorne Hall blaze under control

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIRE crews say a major fire in the east wing of Crathorne Hall hotel has now been brought under control.

Town centre guru to advise traders on boosting economy

Darlington and Stockton Times: ECONOMY FOCUS: Northallerton High Street, where traders have reported losses in income of up to 40 per cent since the introduction of parking charges

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RETAIL development tycoon is set to advise Northallerton business owners and community leaders about how a northern market town has united to tackle challenges such as parking charges and internet shopping.

New paths for walkers without wheels

Darlington and Stockton Times: Northallerton walks: From left to right Rosemary Bateman, Fran Grover, Robert Donaldson, George Bateman, Peter Fowler and Ian Hobson of the Northallerton Ramblers and Andy Brown, North Yorkshire County Council Ranger.

12:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WALKERS are being encouraged to ditch the car with the launch of a series of special routes.

Extra cash possible for North Yorkshire's 'notspots' says McIntosh

Darlington and Stockton Times: Anne McIntosh MP arrives at the Conservative Central Headquarters in Milbank, central London, as she will find out if she is to be ousted from her seat by her local party members. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 31, 2014. Anne McInto

3:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BT has hinted that extra cash will be available to reach broadband “notspots” in North Yorkshire, after meeting an MP.

Health company's response to critical inspection report

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

EASTBOURNE Care Home, in Darlington, has been assessed as failing to meet three out of five key performance areas.

Middlesbrough sex attacker was chased through street by victim's sister

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

12:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SEX attacker was chased through the streets by his victim's sister until he ran into the long arm of the law.

Mother claims toddler son's life was put at risk by nurses on 'understaffed' children's ward

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOSPITAL PROBLEMS: Joshua Skelton, who is now back at home in Darlington  Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE mother of a toddler with a rare medical condition has claimed her son’s life was put at risk by hospital staff who failed to ensure he got the treatment he needed.

NHS bosses reassure patients over closing hospital services

6:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NHS bosses have moved to reassure patients over treatment availability, following the closure of consultant-led paediatric and maternity services at a general hospital.

Have-a-go hero is rewarded by judge after stepping in when he saw woman having her throat slashed

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOCKED UP: Tony Griffin

2:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SHOPPER who became a have-a-go hero when he saw a woman having her throat slashed was yesterday praised by a judge.

Admin assistant left child abuse pictures in his desk at work

Darlington and Stockton Times: Teesside Crown Court

2:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PERVERT admin assistant who downloaded child abuse pictures on his works computer was unmasked after carelessly leaving a print-out in his desk.

Renowned ballet company to stage classic productions in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Civic Theatre

6:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN INTERNATIONALLY renowned ballet company will perform in the region next year.

Bishop appeals for more readers

Darlington and Stockton Times: David Walker with his wife Judith (10956965)

5:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VICAR’S husband has become the first reader to be licensed by the Bishop of Durham.

League of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss to host charity talk-in

Darlington and Stockton Times: DARLINGTON TALK: Mark Gatiss

5:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ACTOR, writer and novelist Mark Gatiss will return to the North-East this winter for an ‘in conversation’ event for charity.

Alert after elderly targeted by thieves

4:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE have issued an alert after three suspicious incidents at the homes of vulnerable people on the same day.

Anger at bid to demolish working farm buildings

Darlington and Stockton Times: BANK BRANCH CLOSURE: Great Ayton in North Yorkshire

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS to demolish working farm buildings used by tenant farmers as part of a scheme for new 113 homes have met with widespread opposition.

Man stabbed in leg with screwdriver

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been stabbed in the leg with a screwdriver after confronting a thief outside his Middlesbrough home.

Award-winning and provocative cabaret to be staged at the Jabberwocky Market theatrical festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ballad of the Burning Star will be performed at Jabberwocky Market (c) Alex Brenner

1:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROVOCATIVE, award-winning play will take centre stage at a major theatrical festival opening in Darlington this week.

Reduction in parking charges to come into effect

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL CHANGE: Reduced prices in some Darlington car parks takes effect tomorrow. Library image

1:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of a raft of controversial measures council chiefs hope will alleviate parking problems in Darlington town centre will come into effect tomorrow.







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