Museum trustees seek to govern establishment's trust property

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MUSEUM’S trustees are looking into a new scheme to govern the trust property held by the establishment.

Crime Commissioner responds over use of unmarked police car

Darlington and Stockton Times: Julia Mulligan

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRIME commissioner has responded to criticisms over her use of a police car after her own vehicle suffered a flat tyre.

More firms signed up to sleep rough and raise cash for homeless people

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of staff from Pertemps on Teesside are taking part in the Middlesbrough Teesside Philanthropic Foundation's Big Sleepout for charity. Left to right, Diane Turner, Jim Smith, Adam Eltherington and  Georgia Smith.

2:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EMPLOYEES at a welfare-to-work organisation are sleeping rough in a bid to raise cash for homeless people.

Street at heart of multi-million pound development named after devoted council leader

Darlington and Stockton Times: John Williams

1:23pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRIBUTES were paid to a former council leader when a street name was unveiled in his honour today (Wednesday April 23).

Man died after getting his head trapped between hydraulic tailgate door and edge of trailer

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FARM worker died after suffering a fractured skull when his head was crushed between the edge of a trailer and its tailgate, an inquest heard.

Punch in the face leaves man with fractured cheekbone

Darlington and Stockton Times: The police element of council tax could rise

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE believe witnesses to an assault in which a man suffered a fractured cheekbone when he was punched in the face could hold the key to their enquiries.

West Park Academy's garden receives fundraising boost

Darlington and Stockton Times: Where’s the Bunny? stallholders, L-R, Tia Ridley, five, Gemma Chambers, Grace Auton, five, Lexie Stacey, five, Hannah Robertson and Olivia McGuire, four

11:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of parents scrambled to pick up an Easter treat at a school spring fundraising fair.

Egg-straordinary designs on show at school's Easter competition

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pupils from West Park Academy and their winning Easter egg designs with judge Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust clinical lead occupational therapist Paul Meylan

11:09am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EASTER celebrations got off to a cracking start as school children produced a stunning display of decorated eggs.

Mowden Park Townswomen’s Guild to meet next month

Darlington and Stockton Times: Townswomen’s Guild's fashion show

1:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE next meeting of Mowden Park Townswomen’s Guild will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, May 7 at Mowden Infant School, Bushell Hill Drive, Darlington, where Joyce Crawford will give a talk called ‘My life in rhyme’.

Village hosts crafts and collectables fair

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CRAFTS and collectables will be on sale in a Teesdale village on Sunday.

MP calls for boycott of Virgin Money, as bank ends funding for Northern Rock Foundation

Darlington and Stockton Times: Northern Rock Foundation

11:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LABOUR MPs spoke of their anger tonight (Tuesday, April 22) after it emerged the North-East’s biggest charity, the Northern Rock Foundation, is to close.

Warwick and Co take to the stage in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: From a radio advert to a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars actor Warwick Davis

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A THEATRE production featuring cast members all under four feet in height has opened in the region.

Spring exhibition bursts into life for Bedale Art Group

Darlington and Stockton Times: Julie Metcalfe and Anne Flowers with raffle prizes

6:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BEDALE Art Group is holding its popular Spring Art Exhibition at Bedale Hall. The exhibition will showcase the varied artwork and crafts of members of the group. There is a preview evening on Thursday 8 May at 7pm. Admission is £1 including a glass of wine. The exhibition continues on May 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free. Home made cakes and refreshments will be available. A raffle of original paintings done by Julia Metcalfe and Anne Flowers is being held. Donations will be made to Northdale Horticulture.

Former Air Traffic controller takes to the skies for Help for Heroes

Darlington and Stockton Times: High flying heather doing a tandem skydive

6:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FORMER air traffic controller Heather Whetnall is raising money for Help for Heroes with a tandem sky dive.

Mother and sex offender son deny perverting course of justice

Darlington and Stockton Times: Fiend: Ian Pritchard

6:05pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTHER and her son will face a trial in June over an allegation that they conspired together to pervert the course of justice.

School governors failed to carry out statutory duties, council claims

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNHAPPINESS: Ian Robertson

6:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RICHMOND School governors who resigned en-masse had failed to carry out their statutory duties, a local authority has claimed.

Men 'celebrated' after kicking victim in head, court told

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO men celebrated after kicking and stamping on a man's head as he lay on the ground, a court was told.

Richmond School interim board chairman resigns

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAN IN CHARGE: Commander of Catterick Garrison Colonel Stephen Padgett

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE chair of an interim school governing body brought in after the previous governors resigned en-masse has himself stepped down.

Flower shop to close town centre store, but business as usual elsewhere

Darlington and Stockton Times: BLOOM WOES: The branch of Nattrass, in West Row, Darlington, will shut its doors on Saturday after 20 years. Pictured from the left are staff members -Sally and Katie Bennett and Laura Simpson.

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FAMILY-RUN flower shop is closing its doors after 20 years of trading, blaming town centre parking regulations for a drop in footfall.

Tickets go on sale for opening ceremony of Tour de France

Darlington and Stockton Times: Le Tour de France trophy on display at Tennants in Leyburn, pictured from left are Richard Sanderson, chairman of the TDF Committee, Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, Rodney Tennant, chairman of Tennant's and Jane Tennant, director

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS for the opening ceremony of the Tour de France go on sale this week.

Farm worker died after straw bales collapsed as he performed routine task

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was killed by falling bales of straw as he performed a routine farm task, an inquest heard.

Centenary of classic novel to be celebrated at North-East event

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cafe Create

5:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE CENTENARY of a classic novel will be celebrated at an event next week.

Former teacher repeatedly exposed himself to neighbours from his front room window, court told

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT CASE: Andrew Beasley

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER teacher deliberately exposed himself to his neighbours and passers-by from his front window, a court has been told.

New accoldade for chef Sara

Darlington and Stockton Times: Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio, who is launching lessons following the huge success of her dining club

5:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER intensive care nurse who rose to fame cooking dishes on Masterchef has had one of her dishes named as the best in the show's history.

Expert examines literature and war

Darlington and Stockton Times: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FIRST WORLD War expert will be giving an insight into the literature of the conflict at a series of talks in North Yorkshire.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire and County Durham (April 23 - 29)

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday April 23, 2014.

Could Darlington be the home of England's best burger?

Darlington and Stockton Times: Created by Tom Byng, Byron focuses on hamburgers ‘the way they should be’

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DARLINGTON-BASED company has reached the final of a national competition, giving it the chance to put the town on the map as the home of England’s best burger.

Protests against removal of 'historic cobbles'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Workmen cordon off the area around Yarm Town Hall where cobbles are due to be replaced

5:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORK to replace cobbles around an 18th Century town hall has been described as “the type of vandalism not seen since Rome was sacked by the Visigoths.”

More than 30 anglers caught during Easter crackdown on illegal fishing

Darlington and Stockton Times: GONE FISHING: A serene spot is at Llanover on the Usk just above Pantygoitre Bridge.

4:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

OFFICERS from the Environment Agency caught 34 people fishing illegally on the region’s waterways over the Easter weekend.

Nikki shoots into the spotlight with new business in home town

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nikki with Mayor Cllr Amanda Coates

5:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PHOTOGRAPHER Nikki Ramsay is in the frame of mind to do her own thing. She has set up a studio in her home town to put her talents to the test on local ground.

Biker hurt in town smash

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

4:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was hurt when he collided with a car that failed to stop on Good Friday.

Piano recitals come to an end after 15 successful years

Darlington and Stockton Times: Piano recitals draw to a close with Stefan Cassomenos.

5:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE regular series of piano recitals at Kirkleatham is coming to an end after 15 years.

Ditch the meat and reap the benefits, urges campaign

Darlington and Stockton Times: A study reveals only 2.5 per cent of cancers can be averted by increased fruit and veg intake

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEAT-EATERS are being urged to reap the benefits of a meat-free diet – both to their health and their bank accounts.

Energy advice sessions to help people cope with rising bills

Darlington and Stockton Times: Citizens Advice Bureau

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

REGULAR advice sessions have been organised to help people cope with rising energy bills.

Comedian's love of cake leads to temporary career change

Darlington and Stockton Times: Comedian Patrick Monahan serves up tea at The Olde Young Tea House, in Middlesbrough, to customer Ann Hyman. Picture: Stuart Boulton

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COMDIAN’S love of cake saw him serving up a treat for some surprised shoppers.

RSPCA investigates dogs' deaths in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: The RSPCA has appealed for information

4:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A YOUNG woman could face prosecution after two dogs were found dead in a cage, The Northern Echo has learnt.

Woman's death not suspicious, say police

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in County Durham.

Man charged with arson following fire at family home

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cleveland Fire Brigade

4:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN has been remanded in custody charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire that gutted a family home.

Police dispel ghost myth surrounding dangerous old school buildings

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are seeking to dispel the myth that a village’s derelict school buildings are haunted to discourage trespassing on the dangerous site.

Parents search for distraught daughter's missing cuddly toy

Darlington and Stockton Times: Zoe Storey with her beloved cuddly toy George

3:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE parents of a heartbroken six-year-old girl who lost her beloved cuddly monkey during a family day-trip are appealing for help in finding the toy.

Social dance for charity in Sowerby Parochial Hall

3:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN evening of social sequence dancing will take place at Sowerby Parochial Hall in Sowerby, near Thirsk on Monday, May 26 from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Northern Rock Foundation closure a 'massive blow for North-East charities'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Justin Welby at Bike Stop, Darlington

5:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHARITIES across the North-East have suffered a major blow with the demise of the Northern Rock Foundation. Mark Tallentire reports.

Pensioner on mobility scooter risks life after accidentally ending up on dual carriageway

Darlington and Stockton Times: The mobility scooter found dumped near bins in Halifax Road, Bradford

4:22pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PENSIONER risked his life when he accidentally trundled his mobility scooter onto a busy dual carriageway yesterday (Monday April 21).

Cyclists invited to join fundraising ride

Darlington and Stockton Times: INVITE: Thirsk Rotary Club cycle ride organiser Colin Watt

11:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISERS are inviting cyclists of all ages to join them on a 20-mile fun ride to help boost local good causes.

Conference to improve services for families with disabled children

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC left red-faced after failing to pay bill

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CONFERENCE to help improve services for families of children and young people with disabilities is being held in Middlesbrough next month.

Diamonds not just a girl's best friend, according to expert

Darlington and Stockton Times: Gemologist Robert Bolton with the Club President, Ann Williams

3:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DIAMONDS are not just a girl’s best friend, as a women’s group found out recently.

Almost a thousand runners heading for mountain run this weekend

Darlington and Stockton Times: A summer’s view of Ingleborough, one of the hills in the Three Peaks Challenge

4:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEARLY 1,000 runners have entered the Three Peaks Race taking place in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend.

Motorbikers bring cheer to old and young

Darlington and Stockton Times: Easter eggs delivered to hospital children's ward

2:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOTORCYCLISTS who spent the Easter weekend getting on their bikes to take Easter eggs to elderly people have also spread little cheer to children on a hospital ward.

Road deaths soar by 60 per cent in North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Eleven motorcyclists killed on North Yorkshire roads in 2013

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOO many people are dying unnecessarily on roads in North Yorkshire experts have warned after the numbers of fatalities soared by 60 per cent.

Anti-nuclear campaigner to visit Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bruce Kent, vice-president and former CND chairman, before talking at the Time To Scrap Trident public meeting at the Friends Meeting House in York

2:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PEACE campaigner will bring his anti-nuclear weapons crusade to Darlington this week.

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