Family of five-month-old baby told delays could have killed him after waiting 45 minutes for an ambulance

Darlington and Stockton Times: AMBULANCE DELAY: David McKenzie with 5 months old Ben. Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:32am Friday 31st October 2014

A FAMILY who waited more than 45 minutes for an ambulance were told their five-month-old baby could have died had he been left any longer.

Magician Paul Daniels turns down offer of stuffed rabbit for stage show

Darlington and Stockton Times: THAT'S MAGIC: Magician Paul Daniels offered a stuffed rabbit by PETA to use on stage.

3:38pm Friday 31st October 2014

RABBIT loving magician Paul Daniels has dismissed calls to drop live animals from his act after being bitten by one of his own pets – as he hasn’t used any for several years.

Collapsed manhole cover causes traffic chaos on A66 in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A COLLAPSED section of the A66 in Middlesbrough caused traffic chaos this morning.

Landlord and residents outraged by new A67 road closure

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOSING TRADE: Stephen Grabham outside The Spotted Dog in High Coniscliffe

1:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS and business owners have expressed concerns that additional roadworks on a landslip-hit main road will hamper commuters and have a negative impact on trade.

“I shouted for the lad next door but he wasn’t in" - man, 55, lucky to escape from Darlington industrial estate fire

Darlington and Stockton Times: AFTERMATH: The charred remains of the garage on Forge Way on the Cleveland Trading Estate in Darlington.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A MECHANIC said he was lucky to be alive after his garage, which had a highly explosive gas canister in, caught fire.

A bit of Christmas magic comes to Stockton, but it's no pantomime

Darlington and Stockton Times: CINDERELLA: 17 year old Charlotte Dickinson who is playing the main role in Stockton Riverside College's panto, pictured at Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

3:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

THERE'S nothing like a Christmas show to help get you in the festive spirit and this year Musical Theatre students at Stockton Riverside College are promising a spectacular performance of a children’s classic - but it is no pantomime.

Little book of offers for Darlington shoppers

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLASH BACK: Distinct Darlington manager Alex Hirst with little books of offers from retailers in 2012

3:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

DARLINGTON shoppers on the hunt for Christmas gifts can enjoy festive bargains with a book of deals and discounts.

Police officers honoured for quick-thinking to save lives in river rescues

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRAVERY AWARDS: Police officers, PCSOs and members of the public receiving awards for bravery

3:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE officers have been awarded for their bravery at a ceremony at their North Yorkshire headquarters.

School plan to be discussed by councillors

Darlington and Stockton Times: The decision will be made by members of Durham County Council

3:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

COUNCILLORS are meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 4) to discuss plans to rebuild a secondary school in East Durham.

Works starts on new rail platform

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW PLATFORM: Cllr Wilkinson, right, with leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Robson and John Graham, Northallerton West project manager and Philip Smith, Wensleydale Railway Trust secretary.

2:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORK has started on a £51,000 scheme to link the Wensleydale Railway to Northallerton.

Warning after cash trapping devices found on ATMs

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

CUSTOMERS taking money out at cash machines are being warned to be aware of “cash trapping” devices, after one was found on an ATM in a North Yorkshire.

School makes good progress - but still room for improvement

Darlington and Stockton Times: (12034757)

12:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SCHOOL has been praised for its “can do” culture where all the students feel valued.

The shame and anger of a 'forgotten victim' - the mother of a man convicted for neglect of a child

Darlington and Stockton Times: SOCIAL SERVICES DOCUMENTS: Craig Dick's mother. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

11:06am Friday 31st October 2014

ASHAMED and frightened Sharon Dick watched her son taken to jail a terrible crime, went home, locked the door and did not leave for two days.

Works starts on new rail platform to link Northallerton to Dales

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW PLATFORM: Cllr Wilkinson, right, with leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Robson and John Graham, Northallerton West project manager and Philip Smith, Wensleydale Railway Trust secretary.

8:59am Friday 31st October 2014

WORK has started on a £51,000 scheme to link the Wensleydale Railway to Northallerton.

Dog owners warned over their animal's behaviour

Darlington and Stockton Times: TV STOLEN: Police are investigating a burglary in Heighington

11:34am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have reminded dog walkers of their responsibility to keep their dogs under control at all times after a Yorkshire terrier was injured in Darlington on Tuesday afternoon.

Charity quiz hailed a success

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORTHY WINNERS: Staff from Clive Owen and Co LLP, winners of the St Teresa's Hospice quiz

4:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

SHARP legal minds from a Darlington law firm were victorious in a quiz that raised more than £1,000 for charity.

Teenager charged with causing death of father-of-three Andrew Corfield remanded in custody

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN 18-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash that killed Andrew Corfield.

Sedgefield PC launches London Marathon fundraising campaign at Salute Our Heroes raceday

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUNDRAISING MISSION: PC Keith Todd is taking part in the London Marathon  to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers Charity. He is pictured on his stepper in training at Sedgefield Racecourse's Salute Our Heroes raceday.  PICTURE: Keith Taylor

5:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DAREDEVIL policeman launched his latest charity challenge at Sedgefield Racecourse’s annual armed forces fundraiser today (Thursday, October 30).

Calls for civilian rangers at military training ranges to take part in a 24-hour strike over proposed redundancies

5:21pm Thursday 30th October 2014

STRIKE action is being called for civilian workers at military training ranges across the country over concerns about redundancies and safety.

Lord Lieutenant opens dementia zone at Age UK Darlington – and celebrates first anniversary of Good Friends

Darlington and Stockton Times: OFFICIAL OPENING: Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon (in red) visits The Arcade, Age UK Darlington's new dementia zone at Bradbury House on Beaumont Street West.  Pictured chatting to the domino club.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A LIFE-CHANGING dementia zone that offers craft classes and bingo has been opened by the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham.

What's On: Fireworks displays and bonfire nights in North-East and North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: Fireworks over the Wicker Man at South Park, Oxford, in 2010. There is no wicker man this year, but organisers promise a spectacular show

11:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

Free and ticketed firework displays and bonfire nights across the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Archbishop of York apologises for hurt cause to victim of abuse by Saltburn priest

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEINOUS CRIME: Dennis Franks

6:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Archbishop of York has apologised to a man for "abuse and hurt" caused by an Anglican priest.

Leading silver experts to give talk at auction house

Darlington and Stockton Times: ANTIQUES EXPERTS: Leading silver experts are to give a talk at Tennants of Leyburn

6:27pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO of the country’s leading silver specialists are to give a talk at a leading auction house in North Yorkshire.

Suspended jail sentence for mother who set fire to family home

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN was arrested by police for her own safety after she ran back into her burning home while firefighters tackled a blaze she started.

Terrier cross Gigi is looking for her first loving home

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME NEEDED: Gigi the terrier cross

6:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DOG which has been in the care of an animal charity for more than 200 days is still in need of a home.

Bullied teen 'refuses to do unpaid work'

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

6:09pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEENAGER who was handed a suspended jail sentence after striking his mother with an ornament has refused to do any more unpaid work because of bullies, a court heard.

Chefs battle it out to be crowned best in the region

Darlington and Stockton Times: THE HEAT IS ON: Chris Murphy, a chef de partie at Hardwick Hall makes the finishing touches to his starter dish  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SOME of the North-East’s top chefs kept their cool in the kitchen as they battled it out to be crowned the best in the region.

Sedgefield supermarket helps generous Brenda send home comforts to British troops

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOME COMFORTS: Brenda Storey (right), collects supplies for soldiers from Steve Robson, acting store manager, and Jo Robinson, community ambassador at Sainsbury's in Sedgefield. PICTURE: Keith Taylor

6:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN who sends parcels of treats to soldiers serving abroad has received a donation of goodies from her local supermarket.

Castle Howard's annual NSPCC Christmas Fair will be opened by the Apprentice's Nick Hewer

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHRISTMAS FAIR: Castle Howard

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHRISTMAS fair to fundraise for a child protection charity will be opened by Apprentice star and Lord Alan Sugar’s right hand man, Nick Hewer.

Uncle Doom and his Piano of Gloom bring Halloween chills to Darlington shopping centre

Darlington and Stockton Times: SHOPPERS BEWARE: Uncle Doom and his Piano of Gloom patrols the Cornmill Centre, in Darlington, with his two spooky sidekicks Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A GHOULISH guest brought Halloween chills to visitors to a North-East shopping centre.

Fire ravaged historic hotel to re-open in days

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

5:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE historic Crathorne Hall hotel, which was recently ravaged by fire, is expected to re-open in a matter of days.

Council tax relief scheme extended

Darlington and Stockton Times: (10027074)

5:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to protect benefit payments is to be continued.

Landlord takes over dad's old drinking place

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHEERS: Dave Johnson is the new owner of the Hole in the Wall pub, Darlington. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

5:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DARLINGTON landlord has a special connection with his latest venture – it is his father’s old haunt.

A motorcyclist has been killed after a collision with a car and a van in North Yorkshire

5:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a van and a car in North Yorkshire

Creepy crawlies coming out of the woodwork at nature reserve

Darlington and Stockton Times: SEPTEMBER FUN: A family at RSPB Saltholme

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VISITORS are being invited to meet creatures that creep, crawl and slither, as RSPB Saltholme rounds off a week of Halloween fun.

Diwali festival lights up the night sky in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: Mahum Butt displays her fire fans at a Diwali inspired event at the Durham University Queen's Campus in Stockton. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:18pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered together on Teesside to celebrate a festival inspired by Diwali.

Care home residents left devastated after heartless thieves steal flowers from garden

Darlington and Stockton Times: MISSING PLANTS:  North Park Care Home senior carer Juliet Florendo, deputy manager Mark Culley and head housekeeper Emelia McCaskill  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ELDERLY care home residents have been left devastated after callous thieves stole potted plants from their garden.

Missing man

4:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CONCERN is growing for a missing 30-year-old man who was last seen on Saturday, October 25 in Eston Town Centre.

Station craft shop aims to raise cash for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: CRAFTS AT THE CROSSING: Deputy mayor Coun Christine Mollard with crafts people at Bedale Station.

3:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CRAFT shop and gallery to raise cash for a heritage railway line has had its official opening.

Barnard Castle boundaries to remain the same

3:34pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PROPOSALS to redraw parish boundaries in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area have been rejected.

Frankenstein’s monster joins Darlington pupils for Mega Motion walk

Darlington and Stockton Times: MEGA MOTION: St Augustine’s Primary School pupil Joseph Ryan with Frankenstein’s Monster David Cooper

3:16pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOL superheroes battled monstrous visitors in an initiative designed to promote health and the environment.

Santa getting fit ready for the festive period

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARUTY RUN: Aaron Hunt of Eston Leisure Centre dressed as Santa to publicise the Teesside Hospice Santa run. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

2:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SANTA hit the treadmill as he prepares to take part in a sponsored fun run in support of Teesside Hospice.

Gun amnesty to keep weapons out of the wrong hands

Darlington and Stockton Times: WEAPONS AMNESTY: A sample of knives and swords that have been handed in at police stations in a previous weapons amnesty run by Cleveland Police.

2:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TWO-week gun amnesty is being launched across the Cleveland Police force area in a bid to firearms and ammunition off the streets.

Council chairman adds to poppy installation in London

Darlington and Stockton Times: RED SEA: Richmondshire District Council chairman Russell Lord with a Yeoman of the Guards

2:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CHAIRMAN of a district council has helped make and display poppies in the Tower of London centenary memorial.

Trimdon churches unveil lasting tributes to local war heroes

Darlington and Stockton Times: WAR DEAD REMEMBERED: Parishioners at St Mary Magdalene Church and St William RC Church in Trimdon Village have marked the centenary of World War One by installing brass plaques in both churches.  In St Mary Magdalene Church are John Burton, Glennis Defty

2:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO village churches have joined forces to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Theatre group brings tale of disastrous team-building exercise to the stage

Darlington and Stockton Times: VILLAGE THEATRE: Neville's Island tells the story of four businessmen on a team-building exercise gone wrong.  (l-r) Paul Howlett as Neville, Barrie Robinson as Gordon, Alex Bilby as Angus.  Back row, Gary Greening as Roy

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A VILLAGE theatre group is gearing up for its latest production - after experiencing a new lease of life in the past three years.

Lifeline for Darlington over 50s group facing funding loss

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAPPY DAYS: GOLD members Audrey Lax, left, and Jean Thurkettle prepare for a tea dance in 2012

12:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHARITY has vowed to 'explore every opportunity' to help secure the future of an over 50s group, amid fears that it could fold when council funding ends next year.

Police appeal for information after motorcyclist dies in collision near Ripon

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a van and a car in North Yorkshire on Wednesday.

Little boy neglected so much he went blind scrawled heartbreaking 'HELP ME' message on bedroom wall

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 11/09/2014
Craig Dick and his partner Gillian Hendry have today (THURS) been jailed at Teesside Crown Court for child cruelty after they forced two neglected children, a boy aged 12 and a girl aged 2, to live in squalor at their Teesside home resul

10:36am Thursday 30th October 2014

A VULNERABLE boy who ended up half-blind due to neglect scrawled “help me” on the wall outside his bedroom in a desperate cry for help from social services.

Son pays tribute to "role model and hero" father killed in Hemlington car crash

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE son of a Middlesbrough man who died in a car collision has described his father as as his "role model and hero" and "the kindest, most loving man, I have ever met."







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