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Schools target child sexual exploitation

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:45am Friday 17th October 2014

THE grooming and sexual exploitation of children in a North-East town hit the headlines recently. LUCY RICHARDSON discovers what is being done to protect youngsters at schools Middlesbrough to ensure it doesn’t become another Rotherham or Oxford.

50 new homes for elderly and vulnerable

2:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ALMOST 50 new homes will be built for vulnerable adults and the elderly near Middlesbrough.

Early festive boost for shoppers and businesses

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVE PARKING: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's early Christmas parking boost

12:11pm Sunday 12th October 2014

SHOPPERS are in for an early Christmas boost with the introduction of a festive free parking scheme almost two months ahead of schedule.

New credit union household appliances shop opens in Redcar

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chief Executive of Moneywise, Paul Burton with Cllr Lynn Pallister and Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council, George Dunning.  Picture by Dave Charnley

10:19am Sunday 12th October 2014

A SHOWROOM with a difference has opened on Redcar High Street, offering low interest loans to help residents buy furniture and household appliances at cheaper prices.

Residents' fury as east Cleveland abattoir stays open

Darlington and Stockton Times: Residents of Boosbeck protesting against the re-opening of a slaughterhouse on the high-street in 2011.

7:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE were angry scenes as villagers were told there were no immediate plans to close a Halal abattoir they claim is blighting their lives.

Dormanstown pensioner "Husky" ties himself to fence after refusing to leave council-owned property

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:55pm Monday 6th October 2014

A PENSIONER has tied himself to the fence and is refusing to leave a council-owned building which houses his huge collection of vintage farm machinery.

Wind turbine in shadow of North York Moors approved by planners

Darlington and Stockton Times: WIND TURBINE: Turbine on the outskirts of Guisborough approved.

3:34pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A PLAN to erect a wind turbine on the outskirts of Guisborough has narrowly been approved despite strong opposition from local residents.

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.

Kicking the habit with a running challenge

Darlington and Stockton Times: FITNESS CHALLANGE: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Councillors Sheelagh Clarke and Olwyn Peters alongside runners and staff launching the running challenge.

3:29pm Saturday 26th July 2014

RUNNERS are being given the opportunity to help run smoking out of town by claiming a free place at one of the region’s popular sporting events.

Council slaughtered by angry residents over Boosbeck abattoir

Darlington and Stockton Times: Residents of Boosbeck protesting against the re-opening of a slaughterhouse on the high-street in 2011.

4:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

INSULTS flew at a meeting to discuss the Boosbeck abattoir saga with councillors voting against letting the Secretary of State decide its fate in a bid to speed up delays.

Voters should be allowed to judge if council hall tax increases are justified

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLANNING MATTERS: Darlington town hall, where council planning officers have agreed an extension to the Neasham Road gypsy site

12:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

TOWN halls should be free to push through any council tax increase, MPs say – and be judged by voters on “election day”.

East Cleveland teenager is a Point of Light

Darlington and Stockton Times: HIGH PRAISE: 15 year old Harry Tinkler meets government minister Francis Maude at Langdon Square Community Centre in Coulby Newham after Harry received praise from the Prime Minister for supporting his brother who has autism.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

1:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A TEENAGER who set up a support group to help siblings of autism suffers has seen his hard work recognised by the Government.

Flag row raised by councillor

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

10:20am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A COUNCILLOR has called for the European flag to be removed from a new multi-million pound building in Redcar - to be replaced by the Yorkshire flag.

Mayor chooses charities close to her heart

Darlington and Stockton Times: New Redcar and Cleveland Mayor councillor Carole Simms

3:53pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NEWLY installed mayor has chosen to raise money for two charities very close to her heart during her year in office.

Mayor chooses charities close to her heart

Darlington and Stockton Times: New Redcar and Cleveland Mayor councillor Carole Simms

3:08pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NEWLY installed mayor has chosen to raise money for two charities close to her heart during her year in office.

Abattoir decision 'back-heeled', claims campaigners

Darlington and Stockton Times: Residents of Boosbeck protesting against the re-opening of a slaughterhouse on the high-street in 2011.

12:22pm Friday 6th June 2014

ANGRY residents packed out a council meeting as they continue their fight to close down an east Cleveland abattoir.

Campaigners continue fight to close down abattoir

Darlington and Stockton Times: Residents of Boosbeck protesting against the re-opening of a slaughterhouse on the high-street in 2011.

12:10pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to an abattoir operating in an east Cleveland village are hoping to persuade councillors to force its owner to close it down.

Redcar's Marks & Spencer store to close after three quarters of a century

Darlington and Stockton Times: Marks & Spencer's Redcar shop

5:32pm Monday 2nd June 2014

THE loss of Redcar's Marks and Spencer shop is a "body blow" for the seaside town, a councillor has warned.

Transport cost changes for students with special educational needs

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

2:27pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

YOUNG people with special educational needs will no longer have to make a contribution to travel costs after a council decided to scrap the charges.

Hypothermic walker rescued on the North York Moors

Darlington and Stockton Times: EMERGENCY CALL:  A hypothermic walker has been rescued from the North York Moors.

12:56pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A 54-YEAR-OLD walker suffering hypothermia was rescued after becoming disorientated in a remote area of the North York Moors.

Political row breaks out of 'creative industries' centre in Redcar

Darlington and Stockton Times: Entrepreneurs can get free advice later this month at The Palace Hub in Redcar

11:21am Monday 5th May 2014

A POLITICAL row has broken out over whether a new multi-million pound creative industries centre is value for money to the tax payer.

Free workshops to help organise community events

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lunchtime classical music

1:54pm Sunday 4th May 2014

PEOPLE are being offered help and advice on how to stage a community event during a number of free workshops taking place in the next two weeks.

Help at hand for disabled young people

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar and Cleveland council is urging diners to check food outlets' hygiene rating before eating out

6:25pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

DISABLED young people who are about to make the transition into adulthood are being invited to an event that will showcase some of the support available to them.

Council is looking to help people avoid falling into the poverty trap

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar and Cleveland council is urging diners to check food outlets' hygiene rating before eating out

6:03pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

AS families continue to struggle to balance their budgets Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is looking to get people into the habit of using credit unions instead of payday lenders.

Take a trip down memory lane at "Middlesbrough on film" screening

Darlington and Stockton Times: Streets cleaned up to reduce crime in Gresham

12:29pm Sunday 27th April 2014

THE opening of the Transporter bridge in 1911 to the closing of the last men-only pub will be memories brought to life at a screening held this week.

Multi-million pound leisure centre opens its doors in Redcar

Darlington and Stockton Times: The £31m leisure and civic centre boasts one of the region's best equipped fitness suites as well as ultra-modern business facilities. This picture shows British champion Flowrider Sam Atkins trying out the waves.

12:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

THE heart of a seaside town has re-opened after a major, multi-million pound revamp.

Volunteers don the gloves to spring clean Redcar beach

Darlington and Stockton Times: The stretch of Redcar beach where the woman's body was found yesterday

2:34pm Friday 25th April 2014

SCORES of volunteers turned out to give Redcar beach a spring clean this morning.

Measures to tackle youth unemployment starting to take effect

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar and Cleveland council is urging diners to check food outlets' hygiene rating before eating out

12:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE number of young people not in work or education has fallen across the Redcar and Cleveland area after it was criticised by Whitehall for high levels of youth inactivity.

Rallying call for volunteers to help clean up Redcar beach

Darlington and Stockton Times: The stretch of Redcar beach where the woman's body was found yesterday

11:19am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN army of volunteer litter pickers is expected to descend on a Redcar as part of this year’s national Big Beach Clean Up.

Villagers join forces to fight wind turbine plans

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of the public view wind turbine plans at Lazenby Village Hall in November

6:40pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

RESIDENTS of three rural villages in east Cleveland have joined forces to fight plans to install two wind turbines at the foot of the Cleveland Hills.

Councillor challenges local authority over poor use of TunedIn centre

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tuned In centre in Redcar

5:53pm Friday 4th April 2014

A CENTRE designed to engage with young people in a seaside town is failing to meet its targets, according to a councilor.

Under starters orders

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Hare and the Tortoise is being performed at Arc arts centre in Stockton until Thursday, April 10

3:24pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Hare and the Tortoise is being performed at Arc arts centre in Stockton until Thursday, April 10, by the Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company. Tickets costing for the children’s fable cost £9 each or £32 for a family of four can be bought by calling the box office on 01642-525199 or box.office@arconline.co.uk.

Birthday party to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the Redcar Beacon

Darlington and Stockton Times: Eloise Frankland-Jones, Faye Loram and Ollie Evans enjoy a slice of cake.

3:58pm Monday 31st March 2014

A DISTINCTIVE landmark has celebrated its first birthday with a party to mark the occasion.

Superfast broadband heading to villages across east Cleveland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Superfast broadband on the way to east Cleveland

1:03pm Monday 31st March 2014

INTERNET users in east Cleveland will soon be able to access superfast broadband after a further £300,000 investment was announced.

Water lot of fun - Swimming pool to be filled for first time

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar and Cleveland council is urging diners to check food outlets' hygiene rating before eating out

5:10pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A NEW swimming pool constructed as part of a £31m new leisure centre has been filled with water for the first time.

School merger proposal given governmental approval

Darlington and Stockton Times: The proposed new extension, by Ryder Architecture, the original designers of Gillbrook Academy, which opened in 2012.

3:02pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE merger of two schools to form a new academy has moved a step closer after the Department for Edcuation gave the scheme its approval.

Millions of pounds to be invested in the Greater Eston area as council plans move a step closer

Darlington and Stockton Times: Final piece of the £30million sea wall defences is put into place at Redcar.

12:53pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

PLANS to pump millions of pounds worth of investment into the Greater Eston area has moved a step closer to fruition after a regeneration masterplan was approved by councillors.

Illegally tethered horses rounded up during special operation across Redcar and Cleveland area

Darlington and Stockton Times: Horses tethered at the side of the York to Stamford Bridge road at Gate Helmsley

5:40pm Monday 24th March 2014

EIGHTEEN horses that were illegally tethered or left to graze loose on public land, in South Bank, were removed in the early hours of the morning (Monday, March 24).

Grim report reveals extent of prostitution across Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPLOITED: A prostitute on the streets of Middlesbrough

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

A DISTURBING report into the sex trade in Teesside, has revealed that prostitutes are gripped in a cycle of drugs and abuse.

Camapign launched to protect Redcar's Regent Cinema for future cinemagoers

Darlington and Stockton Times: Camapign launched to protect Redcar's Regent Cinema

5:59pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to try to force the local authority owner of a seafront cinema to invest cash in preserving its future as plans for a multiplex cinema for the town are revealed.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described a privately run out of hours GP service in Cornwall as substandard

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

Grim Reaper greets councillors as they meet to set council tax

Darlington and Stockton Times: Grim Reaper leads protest over job cuts at Redcar and Cleveland Council.

12:44pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE "Grim Reaper" led a protest outside a council meeting as members gathered to approve council tax rates.

DoorWays charity in Saltburn feels the cold due to funding cuts

Darlington and Stockton Times: (L-R) DoorWays project co-ordinator, John Pearson and youth support worker, John Thompson, who is losing his job due to funding cuts

8:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

A CHARITY helping marginalised young people across east Cleveland is struggling to survive due to funding cuts.

Roof targeted by lead thieves to be repaired at St Nicholas' church in Guisborough

Darlington and Stockton Times: (from left) PCC members Peter Dunn, Roger Jackson and Beryl Jackson with Lewis Stokes, development relations coordinator at Banks

3:58pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A HISTORIC church targeted by thieves for its lead is aiming to replace its damaged roof with stainless steel.

Step back in time at Chic Vintique fair in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Step back in time at Chic Vintique fair in Stockton

3:07pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

CHIC Vintique is returning to Stockton’s Parish Gardens featuring about 40 stalls, live entertainment and a vintage tearoom.

Steel company to pay £19m back by end of March

Darlington and Stockton Times: A slab of steel being cut on the production line at SSI UK

9:50pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A STEEL company has pledged to pay its £19.1m debt to a North-East council back in full by the end of next month, The Northern Echo has learned.

Thrillseekers with a head for heights can abseil down the Transporter Bridge in aid of Butterwick Children's Hospice

Darlington and Stockton Times: Streets cleaned up to reduce crime in Gresham

2:40pm Friday 21st February 2014

Butterwick Children’s Hospice in Stockton is appealing for daredevils to help it raise funds by abseiling down the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough.

Steel firm and council close to agreement on settling business rate debt

Darlington and Stockton Times: A slab of steel being cut on the production line at SSI UK

7:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

A NORTH-east council is expecting to secure the millions of pounds it is owed in business rates by steel plant bosses as an agreement nears completion.

First World War project brings history to life across Tees Valley

Darlington and Stockton Times: Heugh Gun Battery, The Headland, Hartlepool

6:13pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A REPLICA of a First World War trench and a re-enactment of a suffragette march are part of a £400,000 project being held across the Tees Valley to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Council workers prepare for day of protest

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of Unison outside the Civic Centre

6:09pm Monday 3rd February 2014

LOCAL government workers will take part in an official day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday, February 4).






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