Deprivation one of the biggest factors for lower life expectation in parts of Darlington, new figures show

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington town hall, where the Snipe Lane appeal was heard by a government inspector

2:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HIGH levels of deprivation in parts of Darlington continue to be a cause for concern as new statistics show a large gap in the death rates between people living in different areas of the town.

Staff allowed to return to police station after package found to be safe

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:21am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STAFF have been allowed back in to Northallerton Police Station after a suspicious package was found not to be dangerous.

Rogue Darlington landlord fined over 4ft bedroom

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A ROGUE landlord has been fined more than £30,000 after letting a house that could have killed his tenants and which contained a bedroom with a ceiling less than four feet high.

'No cause for alarm' following gas leak in Darlington town centre

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

GAS company bosses have assured the public that there is no imminent danger following a major leak in the centre of Darlington.

Work due to start on Darlington's £30m cinema and leisure development

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUNDING FOUND: An artist's impression of the Feethams Leisure development, where building work will begin this month

6:02am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WORK on a highly-anticipated £30m cinema and leisure development for Darlington is set to start in the next few weeks, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Family pet missing for over a week

7:03pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FAMILY has been searching day and night for their beloved golden cocker spaniel who has been missing for over a week.

Still time for nominations for Tees Valley’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities awards

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWARDS NOMINATIONS: Lifetime achievement award winner Pete Widlinski, from 2010, with BME Network Co-ordinator Idrees Rashid.

6:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE achievements of the Tees Valley’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities are celebrated at an annual awards event later this month.

Ring-a-ding-ding: Chinese keepsakes sell for hundreds of pounds at Barnard Castle auction

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP PRICE: Two 19th Century bronze dings, which are believed to be have been brought to England from China by Reverend Jonathan Lees, an eminent missionary

6:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

KEEPSAKES believed to have been collected by an eminent English missionary in China during the late 19th Century surpassed auctioneer’s estimates by hundreds of pounds at a recent sale.

Main road closed at Sutton Bank

6:51pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONE of the region's steepest roads will be closed for a week from September 8 while repair and maintenance work is carried out.

Councillors agree to purchase of former fire station for children's theatre scheme

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Civic Theatre

6:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to release funding to buy a former fire station set to be transformed into a specialist children’s theatre.

Meet the team who keep cathedral alive

6:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE stoneyard of York Minster is preparing to throw open its doors to the public.

Vintage vinyl fans to attend collectors' event

6:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FANS of the classic sound of vinyl records are expected to descend on Richmond this Sunday, September 7.

Back from the bread - family spot gran's image in Naan bread

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:19pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IT was a case of nan bread rather than naan bread for curry house diner Anthony Nelson when he spotted the face of his late grandmother on a night out.

"Overwhelming evidence" to support decriminalisation of drugs, says police commissioner

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG SUCCESS: Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg, who is pictured here talking to local resident Helen Green and her sons James (9) and Daniel (5) in Newton Hall, Durham, says the scheme to tackle shoplifting is a big success.

4:47pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NORTH-East police and crime commissioner (PCC) has called for the region to lead the nation on drug policy reform, saying there is now "overwhelming evidence" to support decriminalisation.

MPs' protests fail to derail gene therapy plans

Darlington and Stockton Times: Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North

4:39pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PROTESTS by a group of MPs have failed to derail plans for “three parent babies”, to stop incurable diseases passing to the next generations.

Princess has date in Richmond

4:26pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PRINCESS Anne will take the salute when the Royal Corps of Signals holds a Freedom Parade in Richmond’s Market Place on September 11.

Officer dislocates shoulder trying to arrest a man in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

4:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been praised by police after they helped apprehend a man who dislocated an officer's soldier when he intervened as the man was threatening people.

Have your say on polling arrangements in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: CURRENT VENUE: A polling station at Hurworth Primary School during a 2012 by-election

4:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS across Darlington are being urged to have their say on the polling stations currently being used for elections in the borough.

House of Fraser deal for Darlington jewellery maker

Darlington and Stockton Times: SWEET SUCCESS: Jewellery maker Jessica Flinn, from Darlington

3:58pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A SUCCESSFUL young jewellery designer from Darlington has had her latest stock taken on by a high street brand.

Taxi drivers in court after failing to engage meters

Darlington and Stockton Times: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

2:16pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

Staff celebrate after store put on "saved list"

Darlington and Stockton Times: Staff of Lakeland Leather who launched a campaign to save it

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CAMPAIGN by staff to save their jobs has paid off after administrators revealed the Lakeland Leather, in Northallerton, is the first of 18 previously doomed stores to sign a new lease.

Darlington rugby players join ice bucket challenge craze

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEMBERS of a rugby club's first-team squad today became the latest to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Study will assess effect of working shifts on police officers

Darlington and Stockton Times: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

1:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A POLICE federation is joining forces with its counterparts from around the country in order to commission to research into the effects that shifts have on its members.

Bid to trace spitting train drunk

1:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DRUNK who spat in the face of a station worker after being ejected from a train is being sought by police.

Businessman supports 17 youth teams with new kits

Darlington and Stockton Times: CUT ABOVE: Football team Middleton Rangers Juniors have received sponsorship from barbers Class Cuts on North Road, Darlington. Pictured outside the salon are are members of the team with barber Ranj Ali Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BUSINESSMAN who moved to Darlington five years ago has sponsored 17 youth football teams to give something back to the local community.

Spurned lover attacked woman after online dates fizzled out

6:01am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A LONELY hearts romeo slashed a woman's throat when she tried to end their brief affair.

Sunday opening hours piloted at Darlington Post Office delivery office

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunday opening hours piloted at Darlington Post Office delivery office

12:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Post Office delivery office in Darlington is to pilot Sunday opening hours, starting this weekend.

Officer dislocates shoulder trying to arrest a man

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAN ARRESTED: Man arrested in connection with double assault in Hartlepool

4:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been praised by police after they helped apprehend a man who dislocated an officer's shoulder.

Council bid to purchase defunct jail

Darlington and Stockton Times: PURCHASE BID: Hambleton will enter into negotiations to buy Northallerton prison.

4:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MOVES to buy the now-closed Northallerton prison and incorporate it into ambitious development plans for the centre of the town have been approved.

Jed's carers get set for Great North Run

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRAINING PALS: Andrew Bainbridge and Paul Cutler, with Jed

2:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PAIR of canine carers have hit on the paw-fect way to celebrate five years at a dog charity – taking part in the Great North run to raise pounds for hounds.

Vulnerable man missing from home in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:32pm Monday 1st September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised for the well-being of an 'extremely vulnerable' 58-year-old man who has been reported missing from home in Middlesbrough.

A case of here comes the baby as best friend gives birth outside Darlington wedding venue

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PREGNANT woman turned down the chance to be her best friend’s bridesmaid – only to go into labour on her way to the ceremony.

FA recognition for "true gentleman" Gordon Duck

Darlington and Stockton Times: FA RECOGNITION: George Duck at Acklam Steelworks Club.

6:04am Monday 1st September 2014

A WELL loved football man had his dedication to the sport recognised when he was awarded a long service medal by the Football Association.

Hunt for robber who targeted cash delivery van

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:31am Monday 1st September 2014

A ROBBER has stolen a substantial amount of money following an early morning raid on a cash delivery van in Hartlepool this morning (Monday, September 1).

Darlington man threw bottle which injured former girlfriend

6:02am Monday 1st September 2014

A BULLYING boyfriend who cut his partner's head in a bottle attack has walked free from court.

Family house targeted by alleged gunman

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALLEGED SHOOTING SCENE: Kensington Road in Stockton.

6:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a man suspected of firing a weapon at a family home.

North Yorkshire pensioner died when car was struck by train on unmanned level crossing

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RAILWAY signalman responsible for monitoring 16 unmanned level crossings was engaged on another call seconds before a tragic collision, ?an inquest heard today (Monday).

Village set for 200-plus new homes

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHANGES PROPOSED: Durham County Council

4:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

MORE than 200 new homes could be built on the edge of a village, under proposals being considered by council planners.

Theatre festival Jabberwocky Market returns to Darlington with a new line-up

4:25pm Monday 1st September 2014

A POPULAR festival of theatre is set to return to venues around Darlington next month.

Middlesbrough pervert jailed for historic child sex abuse

Darlington and Stockton Times: JAILED: Ian Donnelly

4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PERVERT who abused a girl more than 30 years ago is behind bars after his victim plucked up the courage to tell police of her ordeal.

Trimdon Foundry Parish Council loses chairman, two councillors and clerk

Darlington and Stockton Times: STOOD DOWN: Long-serving councillor Jim Grigg resigned as both chairman and councillor for Trimdon Foundry on Wednesday, August 27.

3:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A PARISH council has almost halved in size after the chairman, two councillors and the clerk resigned within weeks.

Dog of the Month: Nelson the lurcher

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN NEED: Nelson, a 16-month-old lurcher, pictured with Dogs Trust volunteer Derek Cornforth

3:44pm Monday 1st September 2014

EACH month, The Northern Echo highlights one of the many dogs looking for a home at the Dogs Trust, in Sadberge, near Darlington.

Lancaster repair work 'progressing' – but another event cancelled

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW ENGINE: Work to replace the engine on the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster is progressing at a steady pace, say owners Picture: DAVID THOMPSON

3:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

OWNERS of a symbol of Second World War history laid up after an oil leak last week say repair work is progressing at a 'steady pace' – but more engagements have had to be cancelled.

Voting opens for Darlington in Bloom online competition

Darlington and Stockton Times: FULL BLOOM: Dennis Woodcock's garden in Darlington

3:36pm Monday 1st September 2014

VOTING for the revitalised Darlington in Bloom is underway to find the town’s best outside space.

Extra funding to help get young people's live back on track

Darlington and Stockton Times: The new Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart where the cabinet meeting took place.

3:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

UNDER privileged and troubled families are to get an additional helping hand as a government scheme expands to take in more affected children.

Hall plays host to the Royal Family - as seen by top photographer

Darlington and Stockton Times: ROYAL PICTURES: Clare Fletcher, at Beningbrough Hall, with one of the photographs from the exhibition of Lichfield works she has curated.

2:44pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE public is getting a rare chance to see the Royal Family as seen through the lens of one of Britain’s most renowned photographers.

Last Blues in the Park event of the season

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUN IN THE PARK: A Back to the Garden event takes place at North Lodge Park in Darlington with live music being performed in the bandstand.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9835746)

2:37pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN afternoon of live music in the sunshine marked the end of another Blues in the Park season in Darlington.

Apples keep monks in good spirit

Darlington and Stockton Times: TEAM WORK: Monks of Ampleforth Abbey, lend a hand to the apple harvest.

1:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

MONKS are enjoying the fruits of their labours after taking in the harvest at the UK’s most northerly commercial orchard.

Nearly £1m to tackle isolation in North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: ELDERLY INVESTMENT: North Yorkshire County Councillor Don MacKenzie (pictured with logo) with some of the group leaders for the new Innovation Fund projects

12:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEARLY £1m will be invested in projects to tackle loneliness amongst North Yorkshire’s increasingly elderly population.

Talented youngster trains at Loughborough University

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEXT GENERATION: 12-year-old Finn Usher, at Barnard Castle Cricket Club, was one of 80 selected to train at Loughborough University's cricket ground Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:21pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TALENTED cricket player was invited to spend the day at Loughborough University last week to experience national coaching.







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