Appeals against council's refusal for Gypsy sites upheld

Darlington and Stockton Times: About 20 caravans occupied the playing field over the weekend

6:32am Friday 25th July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL Gypsy site proposals that attracted hundreds of objections from villagers who raised £7,700 to fight them have been granted on appeal.

Nursing home holds a fundraising week for residents to enjoy

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY RUN: Some of the staff and their families doing the charity run around the grounds of Rosedale Nursing Home at Catterick Garrison.  Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

8:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NURSING home aiming to break down misconceptions of how residents live has held a week-long fundraising activity week for all the family.

Concern for mother and two missing children

Darlington and Stockton Times: MISSING MOTHER: Yoon Jin Jong

7:05pm Friday 25th July 2014

CLEVELAND Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in locating a mother and her two missing children

Chernobyl children visit region to boost immune system

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHERNOBYL CHILDREN: Belarusian children affected by Chernobyl disaster visit Teesdale

6:02pm Friday 25th July 2014

CHILDREN affected by the Chernobyl disaster have visited the region for a month long trip to boost their immune systems.

Search ongoing for man who has gone missing without medication

5:57pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are still searching for a 25-year-old vulnerable man who has gone missing without medication.

Charity face painting event at Argos in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:32pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CHARITY event in aid of the Alzheimer's Society will be held in Darlington tomorrow.

Teen table football champs from Darlington retain their title in Austria

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP TABLE: Matthew Warr, left and Callum Oakes, both 17, pictured at Darlington with their international trophies for table football.           Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO teenagers have restored pride to English football, not on the pitch but on the table.

Angelina Ballerina is pirouetting into a North East theatre

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUN SHOW: The cast of Angelina Ballerina The Mousical at Darlington Civic Theatre

5:42pm Friday 25th July 2014

ANGELINA Ballerina is pirouetting onto the Darlington Civic Theatre stage this weekend for a family friendly production.

Tapas Bar reopens in memory of owner Peter Turnbull who put "heart and soul" into making it a success

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

A TAPAS bar reopened today in memory of its owner, who died suddenly on Wednesday.

Kind youngsters get red carpet treatment at Super Sibling awards

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Special guests Willie Thorne (back left) and Steven Arnold (back right) join event organisers Lynne and Ian Lawrence and award winners Daisy Hodkinson (9, front left), Anna (6) and Thomas (8) Slyderink, Libby Sanderson (8), Zach Charlton (8) and Ruby Bu

4:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

A ‘SUPER sibling’ event has been held in memory of a loving big sister on the day after what would have been her 25th birthday.

Search for alternative beauty queen

Darlington and Stockton Times: BEAUTY PAGEANT: Ringmaster Walter and his wife Madame Caroline. York Dungeon is looking for its own beauty queens or kings

4:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A YORK attraction is searching for a beauty queen with a difference to reign over its summer sideshow, Carnivale.

Professional golfer from Richmond, whose brother has autism, has organised a pro-am golf tournament in Richmond to raise funds for North-East Autism Society

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY DRIVE: Richmond pro-golfer, Bradley Rowntree with his autistic brother,Adam(centre) and Paul McCairns of the North East Autism Society, who are promoting the pro-am golf tournament to raise money for the charity.   Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

4:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GOLFER is organising a fundraising tournament to raise awareness for the North East Autism Society in support of his brother, and has pulled in professional golfers to play alongside local amateurs.

Long-standing head of history at Richmond secondary school

Darlington and Stockton Times: SUPRISE SUPRISE: Teacher Mike Vasey was surprised with a retirement party by work colleagues after 39 years service. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

4:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

A SURPRISE retirement party for a long-standing history teacher and head of year at a Richmond school celebrated the lasting effect he will have on the school.

First of five halls reopens

Darlington and Stockton Times: CENTRE OPENS: Residents celebrate the reopening of Mickle Grove Community Centre

4:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE first of five community venues saved from closure by a housing company has reopened and residents are now being urged to use it so they don’t lose it.

Champion cyclist 'Super Sid' awarded honorary doctorate

Darlington and Stockton Times: 'SUPER SID': Sid Barras winning a race in 1982.

4:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MIDDLESBROUGH-born cyclist who once beat road racing legend Eddy Merckx has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science in recognition of his distinguished career.

Youngsters meet the artist after emulating his Tour de France-inspired painting

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG ARTISTS: Niamh Finn, Emily Todd, Angelica Wilson, Scarlett Atkinson and Tia Coates with artist Mackenzie Thorpe and his Over Hill and Dale painting.

4:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

BUDDING artists at a Richmond primary school have created a version of a Mackenzie Thorpe painting after learning about his work dedicated to the Tour de France.

Sunflower appeal to celebrate a loved one's memory

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLOWERING MEMORIES: The launch of the Sunflower Memories campaign at Teesside Hospice in Middlesbrough. Staff Nurse Helen Clarkson plants one of the sunflowers dedicated to a loved one. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CHARITY’S annual Sunflower Appeal has been launched to help people remember a loved one in a very special way.

Youngster designs badge to raise cash for military charities

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEROES BADGE: Grace Maddison-Potts with HMS Heroes' representatives presenting a £600 cheque to Keith Allan, the service children's coordinator at Richmond School.

3:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE WINNER of a competition to design a badge for North Yorkshire Armed Forced Day 2014 has handed over a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Police dog death: Man appears in court on drug charges

Darlington and Stockton Times: : General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough following the incident. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8359113)

2:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN at the centre of a police hunt where an elderly woman died after being bitten by a police dog has appeared in court.

Green-fingered volunteers needed to help mark arts centre's second birthday

Darlington and Stockton Times: ART FAIR: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, in Yarm Road, Darlington, is holding an arts fair to mark its second birthday

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COMMUNITY arts venue is appealing for volunteers to help celebrate its second anniversary.

Renowned a cappella ensemble to plat Richmond church

Darlington and Stockton Times: RICHMOND CONCERT: Renowned jazz a cappella ensemble the Oxford Gargoyles who will be performing in Richmond in August.

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

A RENOWNED jazz a cappella group will perform in Richmond next month ahead of a performance at

Soldiers to attend First World War ceremony

12:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

SCORES of soldiers are set to attend a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Log cabins plans set for approval despite objections

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLANNING MEETING: Darlington Town Hall

12:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

COUNCILLORS look set to approve controversial plans for accommodation for vulnerable young people, despite objections from residents.

Bypass costs cut by a fifth

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINAL APPROVAL: The route of the Bedale A684 bypass

12:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE cost of a long-awaited bypass has been reduced by more than 20 per cent, saving £8m on original estimates.

Appeal to find vulnerable missing man last seen in Thornaby

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a 25-year-old vulnerable man who has gone missing without medication.

Thorny garden issue at Stainton Mews

Darlington and Stockton Times: Frustrated residents of Stainton Mews l-r Iain McCabe, Robert Aasht, Dominic Dunn, Sue and Mike Johnston.

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS on a new estate said they are being stung by spiralling costs to have its small communal gardens maintained.

Blueprint to revamp Thirsk town centre is unveiled

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW LOOK: An artist's impression of the plan for Thirsk Market Place

12:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLUEPRINT to reinvigorate a historic market square after the controversial felling of mature trees has been unveiled.

Summer fair raises hundreds for Darlington care home

Darlington and Stockton Times: PARTY TIME: Residents with their families, friends and former mayor and mayoress of Darlington, Charles and Carol Johnson at Eastbourne Care Home in Darlington  Picture: STUART BOULTON

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

A SUMMER fair helped to raise hundreds of pounds towards entertainment and activities for residents at a Darlington care home.

Students' talents showcased at annual summer show

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORKS OF ART: Pupils from Hummersknott  Academy with their winning artwork, from left Chebet Chemorei, 16, Nadia McLoughlin, Jess Birkbeck, 16, Erin Hughes, 15, Ian Hughes from The Art Shop who handed out prize vouchers and Hannah Matthews, 16          Pi

11:39am Friday 25th July 2014

PROMISING Picassos have had their talent recognised at an annual show.

Self-made millionaire selected as safe Tory seat candidate

Darlington and Stockton Times: TORY CANDIDATE: Kevin Hollinrake

10:28am Friday 25th July 2014

A SELF-made millionaire estate agent has been selected as the Conservative candidate for one of the safest Tory seats in the country.

Appeal to replace music collection destroyed in fire goes viral

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY CHEQUE: John Hacking, left, presents the cheque to Alzheimer's Society services manager Pam Crawford, watched by Royal Mail delivery office manager Ian Allan and Mark Littler, from Tennants Auctioneers. Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY.

6:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A MUSIC lover whose huge album collection was turned to ash in a house fire has spoken of his amazement and gratitude after an on-line appeal for replacements went viral.

Council boss gets £25,000 pay rise while lowest paid offered two per cent

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A COUNCIL chief executive’s pay has rocketed 25 per cent in two years whilst its lowest paid workers have been offered two per cent, prompting calls for more scrutiny on top public sector pay.

Keen gardeners challenged to enter competition

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALLOTMENT CONTEST: Allotment holders are being encouraged to take part in annual competition

12:15pm Friday 25th July 2014

Keen gardeners in Hartlepool are being invited to showcase their skills by entering the town’s Allotment Show.

Police message mix-up results appears to advise less thinking, more drinking

Darlington and Stockton Times: TONGUE TWISTER: The More Thinking, Less Drinking message, which was briefly mixed up

6:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A POLICE summer safety message – to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking – momentarily became confused when they briefly appeared to be advising the public to engage in more drinking.

Stockton Council goes back to drawing board on plans for Gypsy sites

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton’s councillors have approved a cabinet recommendation that the existing process to earmark land for caravans in the borough be sent back to the drawing board.

6:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE setting up of potential new Gypsy and traveller sites has been scrapped by a town following consultation.

Charcoal cheese and other unusual varieties for tasting

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG CHEESES: Lewis & Cooper in Northallerton

6:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GOURMET food store is holding a fortnight-long celebration of great cheese from Yorkshire and beyond.

The seaside comes to Darlington as annual summer event gets underway

Darlington and Stockton Times: SUMMER FUN: Giselle Popo, four, enjoys Darlington by the Sea  Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH a sandy beach, deckchairs and a baking hot sun, Darlington seemed more southern Spain than North-East England as a popular summer attraction got underway.

Man engulfed in fireball died as result of an accident, rules coroner

Darlington and Stockton Times: ACCIDENTAL DEATH: A coroner has ruled that Middlesbrough man Kevin Heslop did not intent to kill himself when he was engulfed in a fire ball in his own car

5:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who suffered 90 per cent burns after being engulfed by a fireball in his car died as the result of an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Town's shock at death of Tapas Bar restaurant owner Peter Turnbull

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLORAL TRIBUTES: Flowers left outside the Tapas Bar in Darlington. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FLOWERS have been left outside an award-winning bar and restaurant following the death of its owner.

Plan to build houses between two railway lines approved

5:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PLAN to build a housing development on a parcel of land between the East Coast Main Line and a heavily used freight railway line has been approved.

Council slaughtered by angry residents over Boosbeck abattoir

Darlington and Stockton Times: Residents of Boosbeck protesting against the re-opening of a slaughterhouse on the high-street in 2011.

4:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

INSULTS flew at a meeting to discuss the Boosbeck abattoir saga with councillors voting against letting the Secretary of State decide its fate in a bid to speed up delays.

Ten-year-old Witton Will completes triathlon for Diabetes UK

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY CHAMPION: William celebrates completing his triathlon which raised £655 for Diabetes UK with his mother Samantha

4:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BOY has launched his school holidays by completing a triathlon of his own making to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Boxer weighs in to support charity effort

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY SUPPORT: Darlington boxer Stuart Hall with Lisa Atkinson from Specsavers, who have teamed up to raise money for three charities Picture:RICHARD DOUGHTY

3:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST boxing hero has kicked off a fundraising campaign for a charity close to his heart.

Golfers encouraged to take part in special four-day event

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOLF TOURNAMENT: Eaglescliffe Golf CLub is one of four courses being played in special event.

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KEEN golfers are being encouraged to tee-off on a special four-day event.

Credit union passes £1m investment milestone

Darlington and Stockton Times: LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 (8576719)

3:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST credit union is winning its battle against payday lenders after clocking up more than £1m in investments for the first time.

School group set-up to work with Rotary club

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRESIDENTS MEET: President of Barnard Castle Rotary Club, Chrissie Michaels, with president of the Teesdale Rotary Interact Club, Emma Turner.

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SCHOOL group has been set-up to operate in partnership with Barnard Castle Rotary Club.

Young stroke suffered recognised for her bravery in the face of adversity

Darlington and Stockton Times: INSPIRATIONAL YOUNGSTER: Emily Simpson being presented with her award by Dr Satinder Sanghera and Emma Fitzimmons from Synergie Physiotherapy Clinic, who sponsors the award.

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG girl who suffered a stroke as a ten-year-old has been recognised for her courage and determination.

Final workshop session before carnival parade

Darlington and Stockton Times: CARNIVAL WORKSHOP: Final workshop session before Stockton Carnival

2:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FAMILIES wishing to take part in one of the biggest community carnivals have one last chance to get creative at a costume making workshop.

Talks agreed over future of children's centres

Darlington and Stockton Times: Liberal Democrat councillor Owen Temple (8575599)

2:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS to slash a county’s children’s centres will be further debated next week (Thursday, July 31), amid allegations local councillors were not properly briefed on the shake-up.

Improvements needed at hospital

2:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Care Quality Commission has told a North-East mental health trust it needs to make improvements following an unannounced visit to a mental health hospital.










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