Middlesbrough sex attacker was chased through street by victim's sister

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

12:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SEX attacker was chased through the streets by his victim's sister until he ran into the long arm of the law.

Mother claims toddler son's life was put at risk by nurses on 'understaffed' children's ward

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOSPITAL PROBLEMS: Joshua Skelton, who is now back at home in Darlington  Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE mother of a toddler with a rare medical condition has claimed her son’s life was put at risk by hospital staff who failed to ensure he got the treatment he needed.

NHS bosses reassure patients over closing hospital services

6:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NHS bosses have moved to reassure patients over treatment availability, following the closure of consultant-led paediatric and maternity services at a general hospital.

Have-a-go hero is rewarded by judge after stepping in when he saw woman having her throat slashed

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOCKED UP: Tony Griffin

2:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SHOPPER who became a have-a-go hero when he saw a woman having her throat slashed was yesterday praised by a judge.

Admin assistant left child abuse pics in his desk at work

Darlington and Stockton Times: Teesside Crown Court

2:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PERVERT admin assistant who downloaded child abuse pictures on his works computer was unmasked after carelessly leaving a print-out in his desk.

Renowned ballet company to stage classic productions in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Civic Theatre

6:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN INTERNATIONALLY renowned ballet company will perform in the region next year.

Bishop appeals for more readers

Darlington and Stockton Times: David Walker with his wife Judith (10956965)

5:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VICAR’S husband has become the first reader to be licensed by the Bishop of Durham.

Gatiss to host charity talk-in

Darlington and Stockton Times: DARLINGTON TALK: Mark Gatiss

5:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ACTOR, writer and novelist Mark Gatiss will return to the North-East this winter for an ‘in conversation’ event for charity.

Alert after elderly targeted by thieves

4:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE have issued an alert after three suspicious incidents at the homes of vulnerable people on the same day.

Anger at bid to demolish working farm buildings

Darlington and Stockton Times: BANK BRANCH CLOSURE: Great Ayton in North Yorkshire

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS to demolish working farm buildings used by tenant farmers as part of a scheme for new 113 homes have met with widespread opposition.

Man stabbed in leg with screwdriver

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been stabbed in the leg with a screwdriver after confronting a thief outside his Middlesbrough home.

Award-winning and provocative cabaret to be staged at the Jabberwocky Market theatrical festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ballad of the Burning Star will be performed at Jabberwocky Market (c) Alex Brenner

1:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROVOCATIVE, award-winning play will take centre stage at a major theatrical festival opening in Darlington this week.

Reduction in parking charges to come into effect

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL CHANGE: Reduced prices in some Darlington car parks takes effect tomorrow. Library image

1:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of a raft of controversial measures council chiefs hope will alleviate parking problems in Darlington town centre will come into effect tomorrow.

Reduction in class sizes at Darlington school

Darlington and Stockton Times: SMALLER CLASSES: Reid Street Academy chairwoman of governors, Carol Saunders, with pupils in one of the school’s new classrooms

1:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CLASS sizes normally associated with the independent sector are to be introduced at a Darlington primary school thanks to a major investment in resources.

Suspended sentence for Darlington beer garden thug

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT CASE: Rustam Utegenov took his mother's car from their home in Darlington

12:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DRINKER who smashed the jaw of another man during a bust-up in a beer garden has been told to pay his victim £2,000.

Victim's mother buys murder scene post office

Darlington and Stockton Times: MURDER SCENE: Police tape and flowers outside Melsonby post office shortly after the body of sub-postmistress was found inside.

7:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VILLAGE post office which was the scene of brutal murder has been bought by the victim's mother to complete home improvements begun by her daughter.

Teesdale vet's mercy mission to save Sri Lankan street dogs

Darlington and Stockton Times: MERCY MISSION: Janey Lowes in Sri Lanka this summer with a stray dog

2:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TEESDALE vet will swap the North-East for Sri Lanka this weekend to help tackle the country’s stray dog problem.

Excavations expose how family introduced new flavours to Britain

Darlington and Stockton Times: HISTORY REVEALED: Archeological studies have revealed details about the transformation of the grounds during the 18th century

5:08pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have exposed the scale of an 18th century olive oil merchant family's drive to introduce a range of culinary tastes to Britain.

Engineering employees celebrate taking triathlon title

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIRST PLACE: From left to right, Jim Pyrah, Ewan Porteous and Chris Garcia are presented with their winning plaques.

4:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TRIO of staff from a Darlington Engineering firm are celebrating taking first place at the Teesdale Triathlon last weekend.

Women urged to let go of their barely-worn shoes

Darlington and Stockton Times: KIND SOLES CAMPAIGN: (l-r) Barkers managing director Charles Barker, Val Boasman of the Northallerton Cancer Research shop and Anthea Richardson from Barkers shoe department, who are urging women with a passion for shoes to help in a fundraising initiativ

1:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WOMEN with barely-worn shoes lying discarded and unloved in the bottom of their wardrobe are urged to hand them over for a good cause.

Tennants Auctioneers to hold celebrity valuation event

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW SALEROOM: Tennants in Leyburn

1:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN AUCTION house is celebrating the opening of a new saleroom with a celebrity antique valuation day.

Students help teacher say thanks for cancer treatment

Darlington and Stockton Times: THANK YOU: Students at Northallerton College with a cheque for £200 for the Trinity Holistic Centre with Kathryn Almond, head of complementary therapies at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northallerton College PE teacher Alastair Macra

1:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

STUDENTS pulled together to raise funds for a holistic charity that helped one of their teachers to beat cancer.

'My home will be safe as houses at last,' says Middlesbrough dad after he agrees compromise solution with social landlord

12:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FATHER-OF-TWO has told of his gratitude after his social housing landlord agreed to make what he claims was a safety hazard in his home safe.

Book now for Minster carols

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVE SOUNDS: Last year's Minster carol service.

2:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE big day is still nearly three months away – but thoughts are already turning to the festive season.

Darlington to host international rugby double header

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:24am Monday 29th September 2014

THE NORTHERN ECHO ARENA, in Darlington, will host an international rugby double-header next March.

My guilt over hammer attack rapist, by ex-wife who did not report beatings

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:04am Monday 29th September 2014

THE former wife of a stalker-rapist, who planned to bury his victim in a shallow grave, spoke for the first time last night about her years of hell.

Police appeal after woman has kebab smeared in her face in random attack

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wiltshire kebab's calorie nightmare

2:27pm Monday 29th September 2014

A 26-YEAR-old woman had a doner kebab smeared in her face in an apparent random attack at a takeaway restaurant.

Indefinite term for Teesside lonely hearts slasher

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:52pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LONELY hearts romeo who slashed his date's throat when she told him she just wanted to be friends has been locked up indefinitely.

Money raised is a tribute to the work of mapmaker Bob

3:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE unique legacy of a teacher and musician has raised more than £10,000 to help fight the cancer which claimed his life.

North-East MP explains no-show in crucial vote on Middle East military action

Darlington and Stockton Times: LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 (8576719)

3:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST MP has explained her reason for not taking part in a Commons vote on air strikes in Iraq.

Soap serial killer takes to the stage in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: DOUBLE DEATH:Darlington Civic Theatre welcomes Double Death

Starring Kim Tiddy,Tom Butcher,Judy Buxton and Brian Capron  .Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT
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7:36pm Monday 29th September 2014

THRILL-SEEKERS are promised an edge-of-their-seat performance in a thriller being staged at a North-East theatre.

Police killed on duty remembered

Darlington and Stockton Times: POLICE MEMORIAL: Brian Goodman reading a prayer during the National Police Memorial Day Service in Belfast

6:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

NORTH Yorkshire police officers killed in the line of duty were among those remembered at a ceremony attended by Prince Charles.

Darlington MP slams 'unhelpful' A&E petition – which has now disappeared

Darlington and Stockton Times: CYCLIST HURT: A 27-year-old man was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital after being knocked off his bike in a suspected hit-and-run

5:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

DARLINGTON'S MP has added her voice to those criticising a petition to 'save' the town's accident and emergency (A&E) department, despite repeated assurances about its future.

New homes for birds

5:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A COMPANY has sponsored 50 new wildlife homes in North Pennines woodlands.

Care home residents tackle Alzheimers' Society walk to raise funds for dementia research

Darlington and Stockton Times: PARK WALK: Marion Precious, 98, and Winifred Howe, 91, during the National Memory Walk in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

5:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

A 98-YEAR-OLD woman was among dozens of people from across the region to take part in a charity walk on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Glamour high tea raises cash for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ladies enjoy their charity high tea at Crathorne Hall

5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

LADIES from across the region donned heels, hats and fascinators for a charity Afternoon High Tea on Sunday.

Biker injured

Darlington and Stockton Times: WITNESS PLEA: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw a blue Vauxhall Astra crashed near Ferrensby on Sunday night to call them

5:28pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has suffered leg injuries after colliding with a car on the A167, at the junction with Standard Way Industrial Estate, Northallerton. Police said the 49-year-old rider from Billingham remained in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, following the incident on Saturday, at 4pm. Witnesses who saw the blue Volkswagen Bora car and an orange Yamaha motorcycle involved, should call 101 or email laura.cleary@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

National Trust property celebrates 'apple fortnight'

Darlington and Stockton Times: APPLE FORTNIGHT: Beningbrough Hall

5:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

VISITORS to a National Trust property are invited to sample this year’s abundant harvest of apples with a selection of activities and treats.

Thrift festival director looks ahead to next year

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVAL BOSS: Stella Hall, Festival of Thrift director pictured

4:41pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE director of a festival that attracted tens of thousands of people to a North-East town has called on the public to share their ideas for next year's event.

Sister raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUND RAISERS: Janet Golding with her daughters, Becki (right) and Laura. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

4:41pm Monday 29th September 2014

TWO SISTERS are organising a fundraising walk in support of their mum who is battling ovarian cancer – and to raise awareness of the warning signs.

Work begins to renovate derelict unit on High Northgate

Darlington and Stockton Times: THE position of the derelict property undergoing renovation on High Northgate, Darlington   Source: Google Maps

3:55pm Monday 29th September 2014

WORK to renovate a near derelict building on Darlington’s High Northgate has been started by a developer, who hopes to bring the site’s retail and residential uses back to life.

Five Gurkha soldiers take part in gruelling fitness challenge in North Yorkshire

3:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

FIVE super-fit Gurkha soldiers completed one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges in North Yorkshire this weekend.

Pedestrian knocked down by car

2:42pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has been hit by a car in Harrogate which drove off without stopping.

Thousands raised at charity punk rock night

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUNDS RAISED: A representative from Macmillan Cancer Support receives a cheque on behalf of the punk fundraiser

2:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

A PUNK rock night featuring live music from eight bands raised more than £3,000 for a cancer charity, organisers have revealed.

Enthusiastic teenage baker Jess of Darlington sets up street cafe for Macmillan Nurses

Darlington and Stockton Times: CAKE & COFFEE:13-year-old girl Jessica May from Darlington holds a street coffee morning for Macmillan Nurses. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

2:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

A TEENAGE girl sold coffee and cakes on the street for the third year running for the Macmillan Nurses at the weekend.

Community pub gets make-over ahead of re-launch

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW MANAGEMENT: Stuart Miller

1:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE new landlord of a community pub has already put his stamp on the building with fresh paintwork and new decor – but there are now plans for a complete refurbishment next month.

Pond project for nature reserve

Darlington and Stockton Times: NATIONAL IMPORTANCE: Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve

1:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BEAUTY spot that supports endangered species has been accepted into a nationwide biodiversity project.

Former England rugby player heralds £250k sports pitch fundraising drive

Darlington and Stockton Times: SPORTING CHANCE: Cundall Manor School head of girls’ games Lynne Walkland and director of sport John Liley on the all-weather pitch site with pupils, from left, Basil Nettleton, 11, Connie Gill, 11, Ben Mewes, 15 and Helena Youmans, 15

1:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER England rugby star has praised fundraisers as work gets under way on a £250,000 sports pitch at a school.

Man in street golf club attack

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

1:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MAN was beaten with golf clubs in an attack in South Bank, Middlesbrough.

Budding entrepreneurs urged to get in touch with The Prince's Trust

12:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

AMBITIOUS young entrepreneurs are being encouraged to become their own bosses with the help and support of The Prince’s Trust.







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