Scooter rider in 'critical' condition after collision with pedestrian in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST and a pedestrian were injured in a collision on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough tonight (Tuesday, July 22).

Commonwealth Games help get creative juices flowing in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: SEW AND SEW: Textile artist Sarah Oatley, right, with a group creating banners at Darlington's Crown Street Library to mark the start of the Commonwealth Games. Others, from left, are Lesley McGee, senior library officer Vicky Emmerson, Michelle Barke

9:53am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ASPIRING artists and spirited sewers welcomed the Commonwealth Games with a riot of colour and creativity.

More action needed to save lives on roads

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire police are looking at ways of improving road safety after soaring deaths rates - with three fatalities in the last week alone.

Fraja appeal hits £200,000 landmark

Darlington and Stockton Times: Fraja after her latest trip to Hospital

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE parents of a girl who is battling a rare cancer have thanked fundraisers after their appeal to pay for treatment abroad passed the £200,000 milestone.

Man drove off with detective's arm trapped in car, court told

6:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DETECTIVE was injured when the suspect he was about to question drove off at speed, trapping his arm in the car.

Police dog attack cases on innocent people "relatively common" says expert

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

7:18pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 150 innocent people were bitten by police dogs in three years across the country, it has been claimed.

Sweet success for Darlington business

Darlington and Stockton Times: SWEET TREAT: Sanae Aljabory owner of Retro Sweet shop in Darlington wins Darlingtons independent business of the year. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (8493316)

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE taste of success is definitely sweet for one Darlington businesswoman.

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

6:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

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

Sausage and beer festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: (8510071)

6:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SAUSAGE and beer festival is taking place this weekend in North Yorkshire to celebrate local brewers and butchers.

Motorcycle riders on last lap

Darlington and Stockton Times: CENTENARY RIDE: Boundary 500 founder Brian Laverick, centre and right Councillor Eric Howden and Dave Blissett both members of Redcar British Legion.

6:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GROUP of motorcyclists are on the last lap as they promote their trip to the Menin Gate to lay a wreath to mark the outbreak of the First World War.

Green-fingered Dennis is blooming angry after competition axed

Darlington and Stockton Times: BLOOMING MAD: Dennis Woodcock, from Darlington, who is upset after Darlington in Bloom was cancelled. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

6:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CANCER survivor with a keen interest in gardening has expressed disgust after a town's 'in bloom' competition was cancelled because of a lack of entries.

Search for missing swimmer due to resume in the morning

Darlington and Stockton Times: MISSING SWIMMER: Police search the Tees at Stockton. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SPECIALIST dive team has called off its search for a teenager who went missing while swimming in the River Tees on Monday.

Beach sealed off after discovery of training mortar

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRAINING MORTAR: Section of beach sealed off following discovery of training mortar

6:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SECTION of a Teesside beach was cordoned off following the discovery of a suspected explosive device.

More than just a feather in his cap as pigeon takes a breather on Darlington man's head

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE were coos all round when a pigeon set up home on a pensioner’s flat cap.

Man fighting for life after fall from roof

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ambulances outside The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. (6011246)

5:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 62-YEAR-OLD man is fighting for his life after falling from the roof of a bungalow.

Pie wars break out on Stockton High Street

Darlington and Stockton Times: SEATING ROW: Craig Harker serves up pie and peas from the food booth attached to his pub on Stockton High Street. He is not allowed seating outside while the food stall nearby is.  Picture: STUART BOULTON.

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WAR of the pies has broken out on Stockton High Street after a market trader opened a pie and peas stall outside a pub.

Police will use the crusher in their fight against illegal off-road bike riding

Darlington and Stockton Times: : Some of the seized motorcycles being crushed following the police crackdown. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8484964)

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS who illegally ride off-road motorbikes face having their machines crushed, police are warning.

Suspended sentence for knife woman tackled by brave Matalan staff in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: CROWN COURT: Teesside Crown Court where Robert Thompson was given a suspended sentence for making threats to kill

4:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KNIFE-wielding thief who was bravely tackled and disarmed by shop staff has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Outgoing council chairman raises £22k for wounded soldiers

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITABLE WORK: Councillor Bernard Bateman

4:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has paid tribute to the courage of those serving in the Army by raising £22,000 for a charity which supports wounded and sick soldiers.

Village hall fundraiser fears after Great North Run move

Darlington and Stockton Times: RUN APPEAL: Dionne Reid and Eileen Morley with villagers promoting the Tholthorpe 10k run

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE organisers of an annual 10km race, staged to help maintain a community hub, have issued a plea to runners to sign up.

Popular chocolate-loving vicar to appear on stage in Richmond

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chocolate lover: Vicar of Dibley Geraldine, played by Ann Greer, with Martin Ash, who plays Frank.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MUCH-loved chocoholic vicar and her eccentric parishioners will be gracing a Richmond stage as part of a drama society’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Planners spurn £17m student digs scheme for former mental hospital

Darlington and Stockton Times: An artist's impression of the redeveloped former County Hospital (8480284)

2:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RESIDENTS furious at the “studentification” of their city could be on the brink of a major success, after planners came out against multi-million pound plans to turn a former hospital into digs.

Shortage of foster carers drives new appeal

Darlington and Stockton Times: (8442948)

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIVE councils in the Tees Valley have launched a joint appeal for more foster carers because the demand from children is outstripping the supply of homes.

Positive progress in parking row

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Borough Council leader Councillor Bill Dixon

2:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POSITIVE headway is being made in a parking row that has divided Darlington, a trader who attended a private meeting with council officials has said.

£840,000 funding to improve routes for walkers, cyclists and bus users

Darlington and Stockton Times: GREEN TRANSPORT: Cycle paths will be improved across south Durham

1:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TRANSPORT project that helps jobseekers, reduces congestion and protects the environment is expanding thanks to £840,000 in funding.

Overnight closures for St Cuthbert's Way as construction work continues

Darlington and Stockton Times: Traders have said disruptive roadworks are driving shoppers out of their town

12:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OVERNIGHT road closures through the centre of Darlington have been announced as part of work to reconfigure a major route.

Rugby club to host charity fun day

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY DAY: Mowden coach Danny Brown

11:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY fun day at a Darlington rugby club will raise funds for a North-East charity.

Fond farewell as long-serving headteacher steps down

Darlington and Stockton Times: A FOND FAREWELL: Headteacher David Ackroyd is retiring from Northwood Primary School on Pendleton Road, Darlington.  Pictured sat in his story telling chair with pupils (back) Chloe Whelan (11), Carla Cooper (11) Reece Earle (11), Jack Bray (11) and (fron

11:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STUDENTS at a Darlington primary school have said a fond farewell to their headteacher, who has retired after a career spanning more than 40 years.

Darlington college's legal eagles win inaugural 'criminal justice trial' competition

Darlington and Stockton Times: The winning Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College legal team.  Pictured (L-to-R): Anna Chamberlain, Jasmine Guy and Gabriel Robinson.

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DARLINGTON sixth form college is celebrating winning Teesside University’s inaugural ‘criminal justice trial’ competition.

New regional schools commissioner vows to continue academies revolution

Darlington and Stockton Times: Janet Renou,  the new North of England Schools Commissioner, who will be based in Darlington

10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

From modest beginnings in 1988, the academies programme has come a long way.

Third arrest over Grangetown firearms incident

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

10:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have this morning arrested a third man in connection with a firearms incident on Teesside over the weekend.

Heartbroken family pays tribute to "bubbly" County Durham woman killed in car crash

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEARLY LOVED: Joanne Smart, who died in a car accident in Cardiff yesterday

6:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE family of a university worker from County Durham who died following a car accident in Wales have paid tribute to "a bubbly person" who "lived life to the full".

Fundraising appeal to help young boy with cerebral palsy enjoy the outdoors again

Darlington and Stockton Times: ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS: Ross Tulloch with his dog Tay in a three-wheeler buggy he has now outgrown. The youngsters needs another three-wheeler buggy in order to enjoy the outdoors again

12:04am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to buy a simple piece of equipment which will allow a young boy explore the outdoors.

Looking for a new home for Pumpkin the cat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pumpkin the cat, who is looking for a new home

6:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN animal charity is looking for a home for a friendly cat left without owners due to a house move.

Wife of Darlington man convicted of serious assault puts up banners proclaiming his innocence

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILY CAMPAIGN: Jaime Collishaw with her children Joshua, Calvin-Paul, Alfie, Brianie and Kaitlin outside their house in Darlington. Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:03am Monday 21st July 2014

THE wife and children of a man convicted of a violent crime he says he did not commit have put banners proclaiming his innocence outside their home as part of a campaign to free him.

Old goat still going strong

Darlington and Stockton Times: Daisy (foreground), from the Easingwold Maize Maze. Her owners wonder if she is the oldest pygmy goat in the world

7:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FARMER thinks he may have the oldest pygmy goat in the world.

Is former TV newsreader Selina Scott set for role as Richmond MP?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORMER TV presenter Selina Scott has been approached by top Tories to put her name forward for a North Yorkshire conservative seat, according to close friends.

Search for man reported to be in difficulties in River Tees

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

9:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE emergency services are looking for a man reported to be in difficulties in the River Tees at Stockton.

Middlesbrough father jailed for assaulting ten-month old who was teething

Darlington and Stockton Times: CROWN COURT: Teesside Crown Court where Robert Thompson was given a suspended sentence for making threats to kill

5:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who seriously assaulted his ten-month old baby after she repeatedly woke while teething has been jailed for nine months.

Comedy festival hailed a success

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMEDY TRAIN: Patrick Monahan

5:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

AFTER three weeks of shows held across ten venues, the curtain comes down on the Darlington Comedy Festival this week.

Police appeal for help in finding wanted man

Darlington and Stockton Times: POLICE APPEAL: Michael William Powell, who is wanted by North Yorkshire Police for recall to prison

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in locating a wanted man.

Young cricketers narrowly miss out on northern champions title

Darlington and Stockton Times: KWIK CRICKET: Top centre: Rhys Wise-Malcolm, James Lockwood, Jacob Symms. Left to right: Ben Rodgers, Harry Anderson, Tom Smith, Joshua Coburn, Lily Crosthwaite, Josh Newell, and John Pengilly.

5:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A PRIMARY school cricket team narrowly missed out on becoming northern champions – but the team is still proud of their achievement.

Business owner and graffiti artist strike up unlikely partnership after usherette art proves a hit

Darlington and Stockton Times: ART ATTACK: Malcolm Hepper of Malcolm Hepper Framing on Whessoe Road, Darlington next to a newly created piece of graffiti on the side of his shop by graffiti artist Karl Striker.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8442789)

5:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONFRONTED with a front door full of graffiti on a Monday morning, most business owners would be upset and some would consider calling the police.

Fellowship aims to create first new church in town for decades

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHURCH PLAN: The former gymnasium in Romanby Road, which Northallerton Community Christian Centre wants to transform

5:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE leaders of a Christian fellowship have launched a bid to create the first new church in a town for decades.

Whirlwind romance leads to 50 years of wedded bliss

Darlington and Stockton Times: CELEBRATION: Arnold and Doreen Bower of Lowther Drive, Darlington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8442818)

4:57pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WHIRLWIND romance began fifty years of wedded bliss for a Darlington couple.

Training company hopes to tackle construction industry's skills shortage

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW ACADEMY: Peter Robinson, chairman of the Nordic Focus Training Group, outside their new training academy

4:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A NORTH-EAST training and apprenticeship provider is relocating to tackle a skills shortage in the construction industry.

Bid to tackle suicides at stations

Darlington and Stockton Times: RAIL CAMPAIGN: Dr Ian Watt, director of the Northallerton and the Dales branch of the Samaritans

4:44pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Samaritans has joined forces with rail company bosses in a bid to reduce suicides on the tracks.

Mayors to gather for church service

Darlington and Stockton Times: Councillor Gerald Lee

4:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

MAYORS from across the region will gather for a church service this weekend.

Images released of man wanted over early morning train sex act

Darlington and Stockton Times: POLICE APPEAL: A CCTV image of a man wanted over a sex act on a York to Thirsk train

4:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

DETECTIVES have released images of a man wanted over a sex act on an early morning train.

Man locked up for breaking into supermarket, two days after he was handed a suspended sentence

Darlington and Stockton Times: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 15 months after he broke into a supermarket store just two days after being given a suspended prison sentence for a hammer attack.


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