Volunteers sought to help Darlington's vulnerable adults and children

Darlington and Stockton Times: HELPING HAND: Darlington safeguarding board is appealing for volunteers to help vulnerable adults and children

4:31pm Saturday 20th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being recruited to help secure the welfare of vulnerable people in Darlington.

Gurkha concert returns to Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: HIGH NOTE: Concert sponsor Alasdair MacConachie, managing director of Vauxhall dealership Sherwoods, right, with Yorkshire branch chairman of The Gurkha Welfare Trust Lieutenant Colonel Keith Ryding and the silver encrusted Kukri

2:51pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ONE of the British Army’s most loved regiments will strike up the band once more as it brings its rousing military music back to the North-East.

Detectives hunt convicted burglar

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRISON RECALL: Burglar Kevin Lewis

12:57pm Saturday 20th September 2014

DETECTIVES are hunting a convicted burglar who is suspected of committing a further offence.

Villagers blooming with pride after Northumbria in Bloom success

Darlington and Stockton Times: BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: Richard Rust, John Weighell, Chris Bayes and Pam Dunn, who all helped Neasham win a gold medal in this year's Northumbria in Bloom competition Picture: STUART BOULTON

10:54am Saturday 20th September 2014

GREEN-FINGERED residents who helped make their village blooming beautiful are celebrating after winning a top horticultural award.

Detectives release details of car spotted at shooting scene in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating a shooting incident in Kensington Road, Stockton, have released details of a silver car they are trying to trace.

Veterans form a guard of honour to bid goodbye to Alby Burton, Cockney barrow-boy turned community stalwart

5:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

SECOND World War veterans formed a guard of honour to bid a touching farewell to a much-loved community stalwart today (Friday, September 19).

'They won't force me out' - Last remaining resident protests over care home closure

Darlington and Stockton Times: PEACEFUL PROTEST: Steve, Don and Michelle Robson

6:50am Friday 19th September 2014

AN 83-YEAR-OLD former headteacher has been joined by his family in making a last stand against the closure of a council-run care home.

Occupation of soon-to-be closed council care home 'will continue indefinitely'

Darlington and Stockton Times: PEACEFUL PROTEST: Steve, Don and Michelle Robson

5:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE occupation of a soon-to-be closed council care home will continue indefinitely until a decision over its future is reversed, campaigners have said.

Council accused of having maths skills of failed GCSE student after glaring gaffes in accounts

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:02pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUNCIL has been accused of making glaring gaffes in its accounts and of having the maths skills of a failed GSCE student.

Police appeal over missing Keith Kennedy

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE are trying to trace 52-year-old Keith Kennedy from Hartlepool.

Videos: Poignant pleas on river safety unveiled by those who lost loved ones

Darlington and Stockton Times: SAFETY PLEA: Jackie Roberts, mother of Megan Roberts, during the river safety meeting at West Offices. Picture: Mike Tipping

7:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE families of three young people who died in York’s rivers this year have backed sweeping measures to improve safety near the city’s waterways.

Darlington's newest soft play venue all set for grand opening

Darlington and Stockton Times: WELCOME ALL: Sharon Branch inside the new soft play premises at the old Majestic cinema on Bondgate, Darlington    Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:48pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FORMER Art Deco cinema which has been brought back to life for the next generation is throwing its doors open to the public this weekend.

York Festival of Food and Drink visitors to sample cream of Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: FOOD FOCUS: Staff at El Piano, in York, get ready for a fundraising event during the York Food Festival

6:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

VISITORS to a ten-day celebration of Yorkshire cuisine will be invited to sample the county's best culinary creations.

Time running out to secure place in Redcar Half Marathon

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLACES LEFT: Runners taking part in a previous Redcar Half Marathon

6:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE closing date for entries people wanting to take part in the Redcar Half Marathon is getting near the finishing line.

Bridge reopening delayed again as work continues to make slow progress

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAJOR REPAIRS: Work is underway on a major facelift for Newport Bridge

5:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

MOTORISTS are set for further delays as the reopening of an iconic bridge has been put back again.

Siblings set to turn run-down pub into community hub

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BROTHER and sister have pledged to turn a run-down pub into a community hub.

Swashbuckling students launch sustainable transport campaign

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL ABOARD: Children from schools around the region entertained by Local Motion actor Pirate Dave at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington on the launch of this year's Local Motion scheme, coinciding with International Talk Like a Pirate Day Picture: ANDY LA

4:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNG buccaneers got a taste of life on the ocean waves as they launched a campaign to promote sustainable transport.

Cabaret meets bump and grind for festival performance

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ida Barr

4:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

CABARET will meet bump and grind when pensioners and youngsters fuse musical styles to perform at the Festival of Thrift next week.

War memories go n show at Kirkleatham Museum

Darlington and Stockton Times: WAR HERO: Sergeant Edward Cooper's receiving his medal.

4:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE lives of residents involved in the First World War are being showcased as part of an exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum.

MP returns to hometown to politically engage with students

Darlington and Stockton Times: POLITICAL TALK: Greg Clark MP talks to students during his visit to Nunthrope Academy. Picture DAVID WOOD

3:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN MP has returned to his hometown the day after the Scottish referendum to encourage young students to engage in politics.

Hairdresser takes on Brownlee triathlon challenge

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN TRAINING: Fiona Curry, who is set to compete in the Brownlee Triathlon

3:16pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HAIRDRESSER is set to line up alongside Olympic medallists Jonny and Alistair Brownlee to raise funds in memory of her father.

Residents' fight to save their doctors surgery

Darlington and Stockton Times: SURGERY FIGHT: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop joins fight to save doctors surgery

3:04pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SPECIAL meeting is being held for campaigners to question NHS England over the future of a Middlesbrough doctor’s surgery.

Open day at Darlington upcycling business, Totes Adore

Darlington and Stockton Times: BUSINESS VENTURE: Karen Riley (left) and Donna Feeney who run their own vintage upcycling business, Totes Adore.

2:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN upcycling business will throw its doors open for visitors this weekend to see how they turn scrap into quirky home accessories.

Affordable homes being delivered in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: SOCIAL HOUSING: Dave Turnbull, site manager, Mike Carr, former chairman of the board for Erimus Housing, and Sarah Wilson and Clare Johnson from Thirteen, the parent company of Erimus Housing

2:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

WORK has started at three Middlesbrough sites to provide more than 50 affordable homes.

Pool closed

1:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE swimming pool at the Education Village, in Salters Lane South, Darlington, will be closed until around 5pm tonight (Friday, September 19) due to soiling from a child’s nappy. The incident happened yesterday (Thursday, September 18) outside of school hours and a stringent cleaning process is underway.

Soldiers brave River Swale for official photograph

Darlington and Stockton Times: A DETACHMENT of soldiers have marked the first time they have been together for a decade, following operational commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, by posing for an official photograph in the River Swale, in Richmond.Richmond-based photographer Paul Boot

1:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DETACHMENT of soldiers have marked the first time they have been together for a decade, following operational commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, by posing for an official photograph in the River Swale, in Richmond.

Northallerton to hold its fourth beer festival in the town hall

Darlington and Stockton Times: BEER FESTIVAL: Northallerton Beer Festival will start on Friday, September 26

1:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE fourth annual Northallerton beer festival will be held in Northallerton town hall from September 26 to 28.

Irresponsible dog owners targeted by new warden

Darlington and Stockton Times: CONCERTED CRACKDOWN: From left, Councillor Brian Phillips, Councillor Bridget Fortune, dog warden David Granger, and Hambleton District Coucnil leader Councillor Mark Robson

1:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

DOG owners who fail to clear up after their pets are being targeted in a new £40,000 clampdown following a wave of complaints from residents.

Police investigating 'unexplained' death after man's body found in Guisborough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE body of a 47-year-old man has been found at a house in Guisborough.

Plans for over 55s flats raise objections from local people

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

11:25am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS for a residential development aimed at the over-55s have been recommended for approval by council officials, despite attracting a large number of complaints from people living nearby.

Darlington playgroup celebrates 40th birthday

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIRTDAY CELEBRATIONS: Pierremont Play group is celebrating its 40th year Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

11:21am Friday 19th September 2014

A DARLINGTON playgroup celebrated its 40th birthday in style with a visit from Peppa Pig and Bob the Builder.

Reports of attempted Darlington child abduction found to be a false alarm

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

7:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating reports of an attempted child abduction in Darlington have reassured parents, saying they believe the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

Resident's anger over new homes in Barnard Castle

7:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

MEMBERS of the public shouted in anger as they left a meeting of Durham County Council’s Planning Committee yesterday (Thursday, September 18).

Blackout aims to shine spotlight on art

8:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BLACKOUT across Middlesbrough town centre is aiming to open people’s eyes to art with creations built from Reliant Robins rescued from a scrap heap and discarded VHS cassettes.

Darlington College and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form students injured in head-on crash

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST a dozen students were injured in a head-on collision involving a college bus and a van.

Police warning as the use of legal highs increases

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON SALE: Some of the different types of legal highs that have been on sale, and banned, in the UK

6:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE increasing use of legal highs is the next big challenge facing the police and the NHS, a senior police officer has warned.

Meet Cluff, the man behind The Northern Echo's daily cartoon

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXHIBITION: John Longstaff, aka Echo cartoonist Cluff, is exhibiting his work. Picture: TOM BANKS (10487645)

6:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

HIS cartoons will be instantly recognisable to readers of The Northern Echo but the man behind the pen has always kept a low profile.

Countdown to major theatrical festival Jabberwocky Market begins

Darlington and Stockton Times: JABBERWOCKY: Major theatrical festival Jabberwocky Market launches a ‘festival hub’ as countdown to the October festival begins, pictured Poet Nader Al Hussein (10523154)

4:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE COUNTDOWN to the return of a major theatrical festival has begun.

Youngster needs help so she can receive specialist treatment

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLEA FOR HELP: Missy Russell, five, of Middlesbrough has to travel to Oxford for specialist treatment and is in need of support for this to continue.  Pictured near to Ayresome Primary School.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A YOUNG girl suffering a rare and incurable brain condition is desperately looking for help to enable her to receive some specialist medical treatment.

Charity cyclists celebrate 150 mile ride with ice cream

Darlington and Stockton Times: LONG RIDE OVER: A team of foster carers complete a 150 mile Coast to Coast cycle ride and finish with an ice cream from Pacitto's in Redcar.  They are David Pennock, Adrian Wakefield, Gary Chatterje and Brian Foulger.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR free-wheeling foster carers completed their challenging coast to coast charity bike ride today (Thursday, September 18).

Female entrepreneurs celebrated at library event

Darlington and Stockton Times: WOMEN IN BUSINESS:Women into Business event at Crown Street Library, Darlington. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (10523026)

6:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FEMALE entrepreneurs were celebrated in Darlington today (Thursday, September 18).

Talented violinist hits a high note

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP MUSICIAN: Violinist Ceara Sutton-Jones. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A TALENTED young violinist has hit a high note with her latest academic achievements.

Migraine sufferer gets new lease of life from new migraine technology

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW TECHNOLOGY: Sue Anderson wearing Cefaly

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN who suffered from debilitating migraines for 30 years has been thrown a lifeline after being put on a trial for a piece of equipment that creates a sedative effect.

Ukip candidate for Hartlepool criticises MPs for supporting foreign aid

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

5:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PARLIAMENTARY candidate for Ukip has criticised MPs in the region for committing the country to foreign aid.

Bohemian scrapsody as children turn trash into tunes

Darlington and Stockton Times: METAL SOUNDS: Children at High Coniscliffe School make music from scrap metal in a workshop put on by musicians Brendan Murphy and Rob Kitchen from The Sage in Gateshead.              Picture: ANDY LAMB (10519758)

5:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ANY old iron can be used to make sweet music, as North-East schoolchildren learned today (Thursday, September 18).

Cabinet to debate parking charge changes

Darlington and Stockton Times: PARKING TALKS: Proposed new parking charges displayed in Abbots Yard, Darlington Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:38pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COUNCILLORS will next week discuss plans for a raft of changes to parking arrangements in a North-East town.

Researchers to reveal secrets of ancient artefacts

Darlington and Stockton Times: ANCIENT FIND: Sarah King, of Yorkshire Museums Trust, with an ichthyosaur Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

5:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PREDATORY marine reptiles that swam the world's oceans 200 million years ago, huge Yorkshire hyaenas and the secrets of Roman burials will be among the subjects experts reveal details about at an event to highlight their research.

Little ball of fur named Bungle has leg amputated after being abandoned

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cocker Spaniel, Bungle, was found in a hedge in The Larun Beat, Yarm

5:32pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CUTE puppy found cold and abandoned in a hedge has had one of its badly injured legs amputated.

Will this plump pumpkin steal the show at Hurworth Country Fair?

Darlington and Stockton Times: IT'S A BIG ONE: Rachel Dent of Low Dinsdale with a giant pumpkin she is hoping to enter into the Hurworth Country Fair, but only if someone is able to lift it Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PARTICULARLY plump pumpkin has been cultivated by a North-East gardener.

Plans for cycle route linking up Ryedale market towns to be discussed

4:47pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans for a cycle route between five Ryedale market towns are to be discussed at a public meeting.







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