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.

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.

Teenager in court over Hemlington crash death

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:41am 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.

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."

Council considers 20mph limits for housing areas following successful pilot project

Darlington and Stockton Times: SPEED LIMIT: Councillor Dennis Southwell is backing a campaign to introduce 20-miles per hour speed limits across County Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS (12113181)

5:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SPEED limits in residential areas across a county could be cut to 20mph, following a successful pilot project.

Fire at industrial estate in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have brought a blaze that started in a commercial garage on an industrial estate under control.

Firefighters tackle blaze in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:49pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FIRE on Borough Road, Middlesbrough was reported at 16.33pm this afternoon.

Boro star Jonathan Woodgate linked to tax avoidance scheme

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH FC defender Jonathan Woodgate is the latest footballer to be linked to an investigation into tax avoidance that could leave him having to pay out thousands of pounds.

Hunt for armed robber with a painted face who threatened Darlington cashier with a knife

Darlington and Stockton Times: Parents reassured after alleged Darlington child abduction found to be a false alarm

7:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS have spoken of their shock after a knife-wielding robber with a painted face threatened a newsagent cashier in broad daylight.

Death of "happy and kind" Billingham man in Dubai was due to being struck by car - inquest

7:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WELL-KNOWN amateur athlete who died on holiday in Dubai had been enjoying a night out with a friend when he was hit by car, an inquest has heard.

Pilot scheme aims to meet demand for ambulances

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GP-run pilot scheme designed to increase the number of ambulances available to take urgent cases to hospital is being tried out in North Yorkshire.

Policeman hailed a hero after saving 79-year-old's life when he collapsed in the street

Darlington and Stockton Times: LIFE SAVER: Inspector Eamon Clarke with Denis Peirson

4:33pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN has expressed is gratitude to the policeman who administered life-saving first aid after he collapsed when his heart stopped.

Fashion show raises almost £2,000 for Northern Echo centenary appeal

Darlington and Stockton Times: Martin 'Ed' Edwards, with his carers on the catwalk at the Phoenix House fashion show for wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel. Picture: TOM BANKS

2:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING fashion show has raised almost £2,000 for a Northern Echo campaign to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Police evict nuisance neighbours using new powers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have used new powers to closed down two houses and evicted the occupants to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Councillors accused of 'petty childishness' over seats row

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:05am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A ROW over seating arrangements has broken out ahead of a full council meeting.

Inspirational teenager Hannah Larkin wins approval of Middlesbrough's old folk

Darlington and Stockton Times: CANCER CAMPAIGNER: Hannah Larkin receives a cheque from the Middlesbrough Senior Citizens' Forum. Picture: STUART BOULTON (12120677)

7:05pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN INSPIRATIONAL teenager has been given a cheque for her charity by older people in her home town of Middlesbrough.

Darlington grandmother has a close shave for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY HEAD SHAVE: Anne O'Donnell and mobile hair stylist Ann-Marie Davies

6:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GRANDMOTHER had a close shave to help raise money for a cause close to her heart.

Illuminating York festival expected to draw more than 50,000

Darlington and Stockton Times: ILLUMINATING YORK: Hidden Worlds being projected onto the York Crown Court Building, in the centre of York.Picture: Kippa Matthews

6:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FESTIVAL of lights to show off York’s heritage buildings in a blaze of colour is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors.

Man stored cocaine because of drug debt, court hears

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE found a large amount of cocaine stored in a man’s house after they stopped him in possession of the drug while in his car.

Police clampdown on large gatherings of young people in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: SAFETY CONCERNS: Inspector Mick Button, of Darlington police

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have asked parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children after a number of serious assaults were reported during large gatherings of youths.

Shed burglar refused bail

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN who tried to break into a garden shed while the householder slept has been refused bail by a judge.

'Raoul Moat' threat man spared jail again

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOB who threatened to stab a resident at the hostel he was living at has been spared jail despite breaching a suspended prison sentence for making vicious threats to police officers.

Danger driver back in court over damaged door

Darlington and Stockton Times: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:55pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DANGEROUS driver who breached the terms of a suspended jail sentence by kicking and breaking a door in a fit of anger has seen the suspension increased.

St Teresa's Hospice opens new charity shop in Northallerton

Darlington and Stockton Times: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Mayor Of Northallerton, Cllr John Forrest opening the new St Teresa's Hospice home shop in Northallerton, with chief executive Jane Bradshaw.  Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

5:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A HOSPICE that provides care for people with life-limiting illness in their own homes and as a day care service has opened a new shop in Northallerton.

Sedgefield fashion show raises £1,000 for Alzheimer's Society

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG DONATION: Sedgefield Inner Wheel Club presents a cheque for £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society. Pictured are, member Ann Can, president Jean Hewick, and Rebecca Scott from the Alzheimer's Society, Picture: TOM BANKS

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GLAMOROUS evening of fashion and fizz has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Volunteers needed to spread ChildLine's help

Darlington and Stockton Times: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: ChildLine Schools Service looking for volunteers to help local children.

3:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CHARITY is looking for volunteers to go back to the classroom and help deliver its ground-breaking ChildLine Schools Service to local school children.

Mixed reactions for Sedgefield 450-home plan

Darlington and Stockton Times: An artist's impression by Gradon Architecture of how the Beacon Lane development will look

2:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PLANS to create 450 new homes have divided a community, with some residents welcoming the extra housing and others expressing fears over its impact on the town’s rural character.

Pilot scheme to allow GPs to call on private ambulances to ease pressure on 999 call-outs

2:24pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DOCTORS will have the use of a private ambulance firm to transport patients to hospital in a bid to relieve pressure on 999 services.

Australian cattle vets raise £2,000 for World of James Herriot after creating a quilt

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUNDRAISING QUILT: Nico Qin, winner of the quilt, and Ann Cover, executive officer of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians Association

2:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GROUP of Australian vets who are also fans of the stories of James Herriot have donated a cheque for £2,000 to his legacy fund.

Sixth formers inspired by ancient volcanic eruption hope to go on to Oxbridge

Darlington and Stockton Times: ITALIAN INSPIRATION: Richmond School sixth formers Claire Heseltine, left, and Samya Kelly after returning from an inspirational trip to Italy

2:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SIXTH formers have been inspired by an ancient community whose final moments in life were preserved in volcanic rock and ash.

Savers promised their money back after Redcar credit union is wound up

2:03pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SAVERS have been promised their money will be repaid after a credit union has been closed.

Darlington woman pleads with lurcher owners to muzzle their dogs after her cat was savaged by neighbour's pet

Darlington and Stockton Times: MUZZLE LURCHERS: Shirley Young has called for the muzzling of lurchers after her cat, Oscar (pictured), was allegedly savaged by neighbour's cat

1:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WOMAN has called for lurchers to be muzzled after her cat was killed by a neighbour’s pet.

Artist Daniel leapfrogs rivals

Darlington and Stockton Times: Daniel Callaghan's winning drawing

1:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SCHOOLBOY has won a drawing contest.

Group's thanks as Tornado takes a break

Darlington and Stockton Times: FULL STEAM: Tornado at York Station earlier this year

1:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE group that built Britain's first steam engine for 50 years has thanked the public for its support since it entered service, after it was taken off the rails for maintenance.

Police evict nuisance neighbours using new powers

Darlington and Stockton Times: NUISANCES EVICTED: Acting Sergeant Ian Mitchell outside one of the properties on St Peters Road in Parkfield, Stockton.

12:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have used new powers to closed down two houses and evicted the occupants to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug use.

North Pennines traineeships up for grabs

11:36am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for enthusiastic trainees to join the team for a series of 12-month placements over the next three years.

Neighbourhood Watch appeals for members

11:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TEESDALE residents are being invited to join their Neighbourhood Watch teams.

Suspected car thief arrested after Hemlington man Andrew Corfield dies following crash

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SUSPECTED car thief has been arrested following a fatal collision in Hemlington last night.

Darlington's new £10m retail park will create 150 jobs

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETAIL PARK: An artist's impression of how the new retail park will look

10:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind a new retail park in Darlington have confirmed they are investing £10million in the project and creating 150 new jobs.

Miners' trauma avoidable if Scargill had pursued 'partnership' with Thatcher, MPs told

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE trauma of the miners’ strike would have been avoided if Arthur Scargill had pursued “partnership” with the Government, a minister claimed today (Tuesday) – to howls of disbelief.

Pensioner fighting for his life after violent assault

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

3:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A PENSIONER is fighting for his life after being found with serious head injuries at a house in an east Cleveland village.

Footage released of school theft suspect

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DETECTIVES have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with thefts at a school in Redcar.

Judge's frustration over sentencing options for flasher who went from town to town targeting children

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOOLIGAN IN COURT: Julie Phillips appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court for a football banning order.

7:15pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A JUDGE has expressed frustration at the sentencing options available to him after hearing how a man went from town to town committing indecent acts in front of children.

NHS bosses assure residents the out of hours service would return to Richmondshire

6:18pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN EMERGENCY meeting between NHS bosses and a district council has tried to reassure residents that a GP out of hours service will return – hopefully within a fortnight.

Interim governors bring stability to secondary school

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOOD RESULTS: Richmond School.

6:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN interim board of governors brought in to run a North Yorkshire secondary school brought much-needed stability, independent inspectors found.

Bowes Museum launch new exhibtion

Darlington and Stockton Times: FASHIONABLE FEATHERS: The exhibition's curator, Joanna Hashagen, prepares the items

6:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MORE than 100 people attended the launch of a new exhibition at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

Bishop Middleham chef completes epic 90-mile running challenge for Breast Cancer Care

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHARITY CHALLEGE: David Sawyer nears the end of the Castles Half-Marathon in Northumberland

5:25pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CHEF who took up jogging to lose weight brought a year of charity challenges to a close with an epic 90-mile, 30-hour run.







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