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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).

Parties work together to try to stem tide of floods across Redcar and Cleveland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Flooding in Redcar as a result of September's storm

12:22pm Friday 31st January 2014

THE cause of the severe flooding that devastated parts of Redcar and Cleveland in September has been the focus of a report investigating methods of preventing further catastrophes.

Local artists hold a New Year exhibition at the Palace Hub Gallery in Redcar

Darlington and Stockton Times: Autumn beech trees by photographer Charles Twist who is exhibiting his work at the Palace Hub Gallery in Redcar as part of its New Year exhibition which runs from February 2 to March 30

1:50pm Friday 31st January 2014

Photographer Charles Twist has created a new series of prints which goes on show at the Palace Hub Gallery in Redcar inspired by woodland in east Cleveland.

Council approves controversial planning application in Skelton Green

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

5:28pm Thursday 30th January 2014

RESIDENTS have reacted angrily after a scheme to build new homes on a green field site in their village was given the go ahead by council planners.

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald promotes healthy lifestyle in Ormesby

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald is visiting Lloyds Pharmacy on Ormesby High Street to see the range of health services it offers at the end of alcohol-free 'dry January'

11:31am Thursday 30th January 2014

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald will mark the last day of alcohol-free ‘dry January’ to carry out his own health-check on one of the town’s Healthy Living Pharmacies.

Ambitious plans drawn up to breathe new life into east Cleveland

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNTRY TOWN: the centre of Guisborough

1:40pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

PLANS have been approved to invest £3m in regenerating east Cleveland’s town and villages.

Saltburn businessman secures contract to upgrade Teesside Hospice

Darlington and Stockton Times: Saltburn businessman Gregory Sills celebrates winning new contract

5:30pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

A TEESSIDE engineering company is building on its success thanks to help from Redcar Enterprise Team.

Community arts centre for Guisborough moves a step closer

Darlington and Stockton Times: Protesters outside Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's cabinet meeting in July

4:37pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

PLANS for a community arts centre for an east Cleveland market town moved a step closer when borough councillors gave the project their backing.

Campaigners fight to block housing development in east Cleveland village

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apprenticeships on the up with support of local authority

6:15pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to block a housing development in their east Cleveland village have handed in a 70-name petition to the council.

Council defends proliferation of digital monitoring of motorists across Redcar and Cleveland

Darlington and Stockton Times: A CLEAR MESSAGE: Councillor Steve Goldswain on The Closes estate, which is the subject of the new dispersal order

2:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

A COUNCILLOR has questioned the purpose of digital communication apparatus that has been erected in his east Cleveland ward amid concerns they are used to ‘spy’ on motorists.

Multi-million leisure centre beats target on local investment

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

3:27pm Sunday 26th January 2014

THE multimillion pound Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council leisure centre, called Heart, has beaten its target for investing into the local economy.

Volunteers needed to sleep rough on Redcar High Street to help Coatham House hostel

Darlington and Stockton Times: Volunteers needed to sleep rough on Redcar High Street to help Coatham House hostel

2:42pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A NIGHT spent sleeping rough in temperatures hovering around freezing is how hardy fundraisers are planning to spend this Saturday night.

School earmarked for new arts centre in Guisborough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Protesters outside Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's cabinet meeting in July

4:42pm Monday 20th January 2014

A SCHOOL has been earmarked for a new community arts centre in Guisborough.

Missing Derek Ingledew from Saltburn found safe in London

12:49pm Sunday 19th January 2014

A major search for a missing man has resulted in his being found safe and well.

National Trust joins list of opponents to wind farm in Guisborough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Roseberry Topping on the eastern edge of the Cleveland Hills

12:32pm Friday 17th January 2014

THE custodian of an iconic landmark has joined the ranks of objectors opposed to plans to erect a wind farm in shadows of Roseberry Topping.

Government 'acting like a bully' over planning reforms - MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

AN MP claims reforms to the planning system which could mean developers are able to push ahead with applications without council approval “kicks sand” in the eyes of local communities.

Obsolete housing policy paves way for almost 200 new homes in Guisborough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Obsolete housing policy paves way for almost 200 new homes in Guisborough

4:22pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £18m development has been approved in a rural market town despite councillors claiming that they were being “held over a barrel” due to a council’s out-of-date housing policy.

Day of mourning for job losses at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council union members demonstrate against job cuts outside Redcar Beacon

4:00pm Monday 6th January 2014

A DAY of mourning was held after nearly 300 council staff received their redundancy notices on their return to work this morning (Monday, January 6).

New housing battle is just on the other side of the road in Guisborough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apprenticeships on the up with support of local authority

11:25am Friday 3rd January 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have hit out at plans to build nearly 200 homes on the outskirts of a market town just months after a controversial scheme was approved for the other side of the road.

Council staff urged to show solidarity with colleagues facing redundancy by taking part in 'Wear It Black Day'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apprenticeships on the up with support of local authority

5:52pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

AS council staff return to work union bosses are urging them to take part in ‘Wear It Black Day’ on Monday (January 6) to mourn job losses.

Campaigners welcome support from national park authority in fight to block sprawl of wind turbines

Darlington and Stockton Times: Phil Dyke, development director at Banks Renewables, at an earlier consultation event.

12:25pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to block the spread of wind farms across east Cleveland have welcomed a report from the North York Moors National Park Authority strongly opposing one application.

Council leader criticised for supporting union's campaign to mourn job losses his party signed off

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNCIL MOVES: George Dunning

6:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

A COUNCIL leader has thrown his support behind a union’s call to mourn the loss of jobs by wearing black clothes.

Bridge reopens at Skinningrove, east Cleveland, following floods

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bridge reopens at Skinningrove, east Cleveland, following floods

6:53pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

A BRIDGE has reopened at Skinningrove, east Cleveland, after it was damaged by flooding in September.

East Cleveland bridge re-opens after it was damaged by heavy rain

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apprenticeships on the up with support of local authority

5:37pm Friday 20th December 2013

A BRIDGE that was closed after it was damaged in flooding in September has reopened.

Leisure contractor praised for investing in five centres across Redcar and Cleveland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Redcar and Cleveland Council leader George Dunning

3:10pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A DEAL to outsource the running of leisure centres across the Redcar and Cleveland area has proved to be a success, according to a council report.

North councils to face £179m in cuts while some Southern authorities see rise in Government funding

Darlington and Stockton Times: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

12:30am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE region has been hammered with a further £179m of council cuts – while many authorities in the South will enjoy a spending rise.

Council run school dinners to be taken off the menu across Redcar and Cleveland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apprenticeships on the up with support of local authority

4:55pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

TRADITIONAL school meals will soon no longer be on the menu as changes are set to be implemented at schools across the Redcar and Cleveland area.

Up to 100 council staff facing compulsory redundancy at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNCIL MOVES: George Dunning

4:08pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

UP to 100 staff at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are facing compulsory redundancy as the authority struggles to balance its books.

Latest round of job cuts likely to be less severe than first feared at Redcar and Cleveland Council

Darlington and Stockton Times: TESTING TIMES: Councillor George Dunning, leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

6:03pm Sunday 8th December 2013

The latest round of job cuts at a Teesside council are likely to be less deep than expected.

Grangetown school is on the up according to Ofsted inspectors

Darlington and Stockton Times: Apprenticeships on the up with support of local authority

1:37pm Thursday 5th December 2013

STAFF and pupils are celebrating after a primary school was upgraded from satisfactory to good during its latest Ofsted report.








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