Missing Teesside man found safe and well

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE searching for a missing Middlesbrough man said he has now returned home safe and well.

Political spat marks birth of 'super authority'

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNFAIR: Simon Henig

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE leader of a new “super authority” has insisted it will be subject to proper scrutiny, but admitted that will mostly be by fellow Labour councillors.

Approval given for 120 homes in Spennymoor on DurhamGate site

Darlington and Stockton Times: County council approves plans for 120 homes in Spennymoor

5:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PROPOSALS to build 120 dwellings on one of the North-East’s largest building sites have been supported after claims the plan would boost the area.

Hundreds sign petition demanding all housing decisions are delayed

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nominations are being sought to find the unsung heroes of Sedgefield in County Durham

3:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PETITION demanding all decisions relating to future housing in Sedgefield are postponed has been handed over to Durham County Council.

Drug addict jailed after nursing home burglary

Darlington and Stockton Times: Drug addict jailed after nursing home burglary

4:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DRUG addict who burgled a nursing home in the middle of the night as its residents were sleeping has been given a two year jail sentence.

Elderly woman dies after lighting up a cigarette while using an oxygen mask

Darlington and Stockton Times: An oxygen mask similar to the one used by 77-year-old Margaret Woodward

5:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PENSIONER died after her face was engulfed in flames - because she insisted on smoking while wearing an oxygen mask, an inquest heard.

Family of missing soldier make sad journey north after body discovered

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tyler Pearson

4:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE death toll in the rivers of York this year has risen to three with the tragic discovery of the body of a young man.

Phoenix House holds bake sale to raise cash for Help For Heroes.

3:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BAKING enthusiasts at a Help For Heroes recovery centre in Catterick Garrison have contributed towards a fundraising cake sale to benefit centres across the UK.

Petition against supermarket plan

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ryedale District Council logo - zxc

3:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS protesting against plans to build a supermarket Malton have handed over a petition ahead of a crunch meeting next week.

Takeaways conning customers switching beef for lamb, according to report

Darlington and Stockton Times: Restaurants fined for serving beef as lamb curry

5:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAKEAWAY customers are being ripped off after a number of local curry houses were found to be substituting lamb with beef, according to a new survey.

Archbishop follows Maundy Thursday tradition

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dr Sentamu washes the feet of Kate Whitworth.

3:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Archbishop of York followed one of the great Christian tradition when he washed the feet of 12 people today, April 17.

Darlington restorative justice scheme praised for its effectiveness by Ministry of Justice

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bill Dixon

2:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SCHEME to tackle low-level crime and anti-social behaviour through restorative action in Darlington has out-performed other similar initiatives elsewhere in the UK, figures have shown.

Final touches put in place as indoor bowls club prepares to host 'FA Cup of Bowls'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of Darlington Indoor Bowls Club play in front of the new electronic scoreboard

1:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

INDOOR bowls enthusiasts are looking forward to a weekend of high-level sport as a North-East club prepares to host the sport's equivalent of the FA Cup.

Bedale car park sell off to make way for bypass is confirmed as traders raise concerns

Darlington and Stockton Times: Temporary car park in Darlington granted permission to continue while spaces are reduced to build multi-storey and cinema development

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MARKET town is to sacrifice one of its two existing car-parks as part of the drive towards a new 42.5m bypass.

Toddlers egg-cell at painting

Darlington and Stockton Times: Charlie Murdoch, William Kenyon and Niamh Strike, all aged 3, with their designs

12:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE was definitely no egg on the faces of children at a Stockton day nursery as they got into the Easter spirit.

New people come forward in hunt for missing Claudia

Darlington and Stockton Times: Plea for information on 39th birthday of Claudia Lawrence

2:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EFFORTS to solve the riddle of the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have been given renewed impetus as more leads emerge.

Body is found by police searching for missing soldier

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tyler Pearson

12:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The body of a man was recovered from the River Ouse in York this morning by police who have been searching for missing soldier Tyler Pearson.

Axed motorcycle Easter Egg Run is revived

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bikers will start the run from Tesco at Dragonville, Durham

11:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 200 bikers have pledged to attend a replacement Easter Egg Run after the original event was cancelled by Durham Police.

Sneak preview of exhibition celebrating the bridge making heritage of Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bridgemaster Alan Murray and principal engineer Rodger Wakerley with Sydney Harbour Bridge print

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will reopen its doors for four days this Easter Bank Holiday weekend offering members of the public a sneak preview of the new ‘Bridging the World’ exhibition.

Rallying call for volunteers to help clean up Redcar beach

Darlington and Stockton Times: The stretch of Redcar beach where the woman's body was found yesterday

11:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN army of volunteer litter pickers is expected to descend on a Redcar as part of this year’s national Big Beach Clean Up.

Family's joy as baby born three months early finally comes home

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK HOME: Alison Marshall with her mother, Marie Spooner

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BABY who fought for survival after being born three months early has finally been released from hospital, five months after her birth.

Parishioners begging vicars for food - Bishop of Durham

Darlington and Stockton Times: Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHURCH vicars are increasingly being asked for help by hungry parishioners, the Bishop of Durham has claimed.

Girls Aloud star hopes for chain reaction after linking up with North Yorkshire singer and brass band

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON TOUR: Alistair Griffin and Kimberley Walsh record the video for the official Tour de France Grand Depart song

12:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

GIRLS Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, Fame Academy contestant Alistair Griffin and a brass band immortalised by a movie have joined forces to record an anthem for Yorkshire’s Tour de France Grand Départ.

Court shown video of living conditions at Evenwood Gate dog breeder's compound

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Magistrates Court GV

2:29pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ANIMAL welfare officials found dozens of dogs living in kennels with urine-soaked saw dust and surrounded by piles of faeces when they visited a County Durham breeder's compound, a court was told.

200 people sign Richmond School petition

Darlington and Stockton Times: Richmond School building

12:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PETITION calling for an investigation into alleged problems at Richmond School has been submitted to the authorities amid claims of a cover-up.

Man denies indecent assault charge

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN is to face a trial after denying indecently assaulting a girl.

Music exam success for Newton le Willows pupils

Darlington and Stockton Times: Piano plan for Brighton station: our top 10 train playlist

3:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EXAM SUCCESS: Music pupils of Andrew Nelson of Newton-le-Willows, have passed their Associated Board music exams.

Vintage sale stalls available

Darlington and Stockton Times: Vintage style: Invest in some fashion history

2:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Stalls can now be booked at a vintage fashion fair being held at the Dolphin Centre this summer.

Free chipping and check-ups for Middlesbrough dog owners

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dogs Trust Sponsored Walk

3:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Council is joining forces with the Dogs Trust to offer free dog chipping and check-ups.

Dance Festival on its way

Darlington and Stockton Times: KFA Moves members on their sponsored walk in Low Coniscliffe in aid of Macmillan

12:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

KFA Moves are presenting their annual festival show A Panorama of Movement and Dance at the Dolphin Centre next month.

Suspected mortar shell found by workers in York was "ornamental bomb"

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SUSPECTED mortar shell discovered by workers developing a park and ride site in York turned out to be an ornamental device designed to look like a bomb.

Fire crews called to blazes across County Durham

Darlington and Stockton Times: County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

9:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIRE fighters across County Durham have been called to a series of blazes tonight, including incidents in Darlington, Willington, Peterlee, Horden and Newton Aycliffe.

Benefits cheat who was filmed playing for his local cricket team set to lose house so he can repay the cash

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BENEFITS cheat who pocketed more than £24,000 in disability payments while opening the batting and keeping wicket for his local cricket team is likely to lose his home after being ordered to return a substantial chunk of his ill-gotten gains.

Tributes to Stockton-born Battle of Britain fighter pilot - who was one of the last of the Few

Darlington and Stockton Times: Len Davies as a pilot during the war

5:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SECOND World war fighter pilot – who was one of the last of the Few – has died.

Mother's tears for 'fantastic, friendly' Matthew

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILY'S GRIEF: Matthew's parents, Bob and Clare Jordan, with Matthew's uncle Darren Robinson, right

5:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE mother of a missing man broke down in tears as she thanked everyone who helped in the search.

Judge issues warning to 'pain relief'' cannabis smokers

Darlington and Stockton Times: Police seized six cannbis plants from an address on Coleman Road, Belvedere

5:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN who began growing his own cannabis in order to smoke the drug for pain relief has been given a suspended jail sentence.

South Park cafe reopens under council management after winter closure

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cafe in the park.

4:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A POPULAR cafe in a Darlington park has been taken over by the council to keep it open after a private operator pulled out.

Work begins on £38m national biologics centre in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Work takes place at the Centre for Process Innovation, at Wilton, near Redcar

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK on a medical research centre hailed as a coup for technology and industry in the North-East has started with a ground-breaking ceremony.

Vandals attack North Yorkshire school

Darlington and Stockton Times: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

3:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are hunting vandals who caused damage valued at thousands of pounds to a local school.

New initiative delivers free online research papers

Darlington and Stockton Times: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

2:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THOUSANDS of the world’s best academic papers are now available for free at Darlington libraries thanks to a new initiative.

Marathon brass band breaks world record

Darlington and Stockton Times: Natalie Davies (front left with red trombone) with the Huddersfield Marathon Band

2:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DARLINGTON trombonist has played her way into the record books by completing the London Marathon whist performing with a brass band.

Victims get chance to improve their treatment

Darlington and Stockton Times: Julia Mulligan

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTIMS of crime, road accidents and anti-social behaviour are being given a bigger say in how they are treated after such incidents.

Award-winning journalist and devoted family man dies at the age of 81

Darlington and Stockton Times: Brian Edwards, a former Echo journalist, has died aged 81

2:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER Northern Echo journalist who won a prestigious award for exposing abuse at a Sri Lankan psychiatric hospital has died at the age of 81.

Bar to reopen after revamp

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILY AFFAIR: Carl Williams, right, with his father, John

1:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER assistant bar manager and DJ has turned licensee and is reopening a Darlington town centre venue under its former name.

Family's desperation as fundraising for Fraja dries up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Fraja Simpson with parents Michelle and Garry.

1:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE parents of a girl who has battled a rare cancer have spoken of their devastation after donations to their £500,000 drive to fund life-saving treatment slowed to a trickle.

Police target suspected drug dealers in early morning raids on Middlesbrough estate

Darlington and Stockton Times: Police arrest a man in Alnwick Court in Middlesbrough during early morning raids targeting suspected drug dealers

11:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THREE properties were raided this morning as police targeted suspected drug dealers operating on a Middlesbrough estate.

Stables open day promises to be a hit for racing enthusiasts and families alike

Darlington and Stockton Times: Almaty Express

2:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A RACEHORSE stables open day celebrates its 21st anniversary on Good Friday and hopes to attract families and enthusiasts alike.

Road closed after water tanker crash

Darlington and Stockton Times: TALKING POINT: The water tanker on its side. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

9:43am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORMALLY-BUSY stretch of road is closed to traffic this morning, after a water tanker toppled over and came to rest on its side.

Who does Benefits Street benefit? Not us, say workers on a North-East street

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dixon Street, Stockton

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

As London-based TV producers patrolled a North-East road trying to persuade unemployed residents to take part in a new series of the controversial Benefits Street programme, Chris Webber talked to the street’s hard-working people.

Football club press officer sparks fresh row with Facebook 'joke' about Northern League officials

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apology: Ricky Butler

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FOOTBALL club whose press officer labelled officials of an amateur league as morons has been charged with bringing the league into disrepute.










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