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Council leader setting the record straight over High Street 'myths'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Probe into Yarm High Street pay and display judicial review

10:17am Friday 18th April 2014

A LEADER of a council has sought to “set the record straight” about myths surrounding the plan to replace Yarm’s cobbles.

Last chance to enter the Stockton Duathlon Festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Competitors during last year's Stockton Duathlon Festival.

10:36am Friday 18th April 2014

THE DEADLINE to enter Stockton Duathlon Festival is just around the bend.

Sunflowers to mark every fallen soldier in North-East town

Darlington and Stockton Times: WARTIME PROJECT: Sunflowers like this one will be used for a First World War project in Stockton

1:55pm Sunday 13th April 2014

SUNFLOWERS are being planted across a North-East town to mark every fallen soldier in World War 1.

Stockton council's home purchase branded "clandestine" and "dangerous"

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton South MP James Wharton

1:44pm Sunday 13th April 2014

STOCKTON Council’s purchase of a £650,000 house to turn it into a children’s home has been described as “clandestine” and “dangerous” by a leading councillor.

Warning issued after beck polluted by kerosene

Darlington and Stockton Times: Environment Agency inspect beck

5:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

DOG walkers have been warned to avoid letting their pets off the lead near a beck after it was contaminated.

550-home decision to be determined by Eric Pickles

4:54pm Sunday 6th April 2014

PLANS to build a further 550 homes on the edge of the North-East’s largest housing estate have been referred to Eric Pickles for a decision.

Animal magic

Darlington and Stockton Times: White Cross Vets' head nurse Allison Hodgson with dog Cassie celebrate the PetPlan nominations

2:21pm Friday 4th April 2014

White Cross Vets’ Coulby Newham and Redcar branches have been nominated for the ‘Practice of the Year’ award run by pet insurer, PetPlan.

Improvement works continue at town centre

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE redevelopment of Billingham Town Centre is continuing with works on one of the town’s main car parks.

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.

Wynyard to more than double in size after homes plan approved

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

6:14pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

OVER a thousand homes will be built at Wynyard, more than doubling the size of the village.

Exhibition about North-East's greatest religious quest opens today

Darlington and Stockton Times: LABOUR OF LOVE: The sculpture of The Journey of Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, which now stands outside Durham City library

4:22pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN EXHIBITION celebrating one of the world’s most important books opened in Stockton today, Tuesday, April 1.

Tattoo studios hygiene rated

1:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A NEW scheme to rate tattoo studios on their hygiene standards is being pioneered in Hartlepool.

Your chance to immortalise your favourite star

Darlington and Stockton Times: The historic Globe theatre venue on Stockton High Street will be subject to a £4m revival.

4:57pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

MEMBERS of the public are being given the chance to immortalise their favourite stars as part of a spectacular new piece of artwork at The Globe Theatre in Stockton.

'Sexist' cycling promoted by council, say women bike enthusiasts

Darlington and Stockton Times: The "sexist" flyer distributed by Stockton Borough Council

7:50pm Monday 31st March 2014

A LEAFLET branded as sexist by cycling enthusiasts for showing a picture of a smiling male cyclist under the phrase “Sarah’s gone shopping with the girls...I’m signed up (for cycling)” has been withdrawn.

Rural bus services continue despite financial cuts

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

4:51pm Monday 31st March 2014

A MUCH-VALUED bus service is to be maintained, despite a council stopping its subsidy.

Wynyard villagers fear proposed new houses "not in keeping with executive estate"

Darlington and Stockton Times: MASTER PLAN: Sir John Hall’s garden creation will reflect his love of roses

11:16am Sunday 30th March 2014

PLANS for more than 1,100 new homes which would more than double the size of Wynyard could be approved this week.

Bulldozed! The last of hundreds of homes in Thornaby due for demolition are reduced to rubble

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sirius Project Manager, Tom Jeffery, and Bev Bearne, coun Steve Nelson and Helen Dixon, all of Stockton Council, see the final homes destroyed as part of a Thornaby regeneration scheme

5:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE last of condemned properties in Thornaby have been demolished.

Virtual First World War memorial to be unveiled in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Virtual First World War memorial to be unveiled in Stockton

2:38pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A WAR memorial for the internet generation is being created in Teesside, one of ten areas across the country to secure funding for the First World War commemoration project.

Lipreading class saved at Middlesbrough Deaf Centre

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lipreading class saved at Middlesbrough Deaf Centre

5:03pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A lipreading class at the Middlesbrough Deaf Centre has been saved from closure after Public Health funding was secured to keep it running for free.

'High Street lamps are thoughtless vandalism,' says Yarm Residents Assocation chairman

Darlington and Stockton Times: The new lamps on Yarm High Street

2:30pm Monday 24th March 2014

THERE’S been a mixed response to new street lamps being installed on an historic high street.

Politician tries to stop 'PoundPub' - Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: PoundPub

5:53pm Monday 24th March 2014

A LEADER of a council has said he wants to try and persuade pub-owners not to rebrand their town centre premises as a “PoundPub.”

Village parents shocked by no places at favoured school

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

7:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

FAMILIES in villages to the west of Stockton have told of their shock at their children being denied a place at Egglescliffe School.

Schools in the region praised in Best Place to Live survey

Darlington and Stockton Times: Children from St Bede's Primary School in Stockton who are part of the chior in a prodution of 'Oh What a Lovely War!'.

2:05pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

PRIMARY schools in Stockton and state schools in Durham have fared well in the top of the Sunday Times 101 Best Places to Live.

Britpop band Space performing at Stockton Calling music festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Space is performing on the Ku bar stage at Stockton Calling on Saturday, April 19

12:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

BRITPOP band Space will headline one of eight stages at Stockton Calling, a music festival featuring 70 acts in one day.

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.

Broken elbow suffered by van driver after van flips over in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Van rolled onto side following collision in Stockton

10:55am Thursday 20th March 2014

A VAN driver was taken to hospital suffering a broken elbow after his vehicle flipped onto its side following a collision with a blue Fiat Punto.

Schools within a school planned for Grangefield Academy in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: An artist's impression of what Grangefield Academy would look like if granted planning permission

3:52pm Thursday 20th March 2014

TEENAGERS will be taught in small primary-school style units inside a new comprehensive being built in Stockton.

All-inclusive sports club in Hartlepool launches new spring programme

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sam Avery will be on the bill at the Catch 22 Comedy Club at Arc arts centre in Stockton on Friday, March 28

12:47pm Thursday 20th March 2014

An all-inclusive sports club aimed at people aged 14 to 30 regardless of their physical, learning or sensory ability has unveiled its new spring programme.

Stand up and be counted in Stockton by becoming a councillor

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Arriva six service will travel from Stillington to Stockton town centre via Hartburn once the council cuts its bus subsidies from April 1

3:32pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Civic-minded people interested in representing the views of others in Stockton can find out how at a free event next week.

Council records big reaction to proposals to build Gypsy sites in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Les Hodge, of Stainsby Beck Residents Association, Louise Baldock, parliarmentary candidate for Stockton South, coun Bob Cook, coun Derrick  Brown, coun Tracey Stott

4:54pm Monday 17th March 2014

MORE than 500 people have formally written to a council about the possibility of Gypsy sites being built near their homes.

Free home safety advice for Stockton residents

Darlington and Stockton Times: LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATION: Councillor Steve Nelson, Stockton Borough Council’s cabinet member for housing and community safety, pictured at the start of clearance work project

12:55pm Sunday 16th March 2014

SHOPPERS are able to receive free home safety advice and childproofing equipment at a special pop up shop in Stockton this week.

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)

Former Yarm mayor ejected from heated debate over homes

Darlington and Stockton Times: Former Yarm mayor ejected from heated debate over homes

11:56am Sunday 9th March 2014

LEADING politicians from across the political divide have blamed each other for plans to build thousands of homes in South Stockton.

Trench warfare comes to life in Thornaby library

Darlington and Stockton Times: TIME LORD: Tony Hall, of the Time Bandits re-enactment group, and pupils from Thornaby Academy during a First World War event at the town’s central library

4:02pm Monday 3rd March 2014

THE horrors of the First World War were brought to life when the Thornaby Needs You exhibition went on display.

Plans for 550 new homes on free school site are refused

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council urging the Government to return more power to its planning committee.

1:43pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

AN MP has urged a council to appoint “a high level barrister and do all it can” to fight plans to build a major housing development.

Stockton council raises tax by 1.9 per cent

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council will consider the resubmitted plans on Wednesday, October 23

4:43pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A COUNCIL has formally agreed to raise council tax by 1.9 per cent from April.

Stockton hosts first Kiddiwinks market dedicated to children

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton hosts first Kiddiwinks market dedicated to children

4:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

STALLS specifically aimed at children are pitching up for the first time in Stockton.

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.

MP lays blame for thousands of new homes on council, not his Government

Darlington and Stockton Times: 'COMMON SENSE': James Wharton MP

12:27pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

AN MP has written a strongly worded letter to a borough mayor to back community activists trying to prevent thousands of new homes being built in South Stockton.

UKIP councillor found guilty of breaching code of conduct after leaking confidential report

Darlington and Stockton Times: Coun Mark Chatburn

10:31am Sunday 23rd February 2014

A COUNCILLOR who believes he has been found guilty of breaching his authority's code of conduct said he “was simply acting in the interests of my electors".

New homes planned for Ingleby Barwick

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton South MP James Wharton

3:17pm Friday 21st February 2014

TWO DECISIONs on whether to allow a total of 730 new homes in a south Stockton community will be made next week.

Stockton agrees to raise council tax and freeze allowances

6:33pm Thursday 20th February 2014

A PLAN to freeze councillors’ allowances from the coming financial year’s budget has been criticised for not going far enough.

Tribute paid to former Mayor of Stockton Brian Hodgson

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council's budget plans on the agenda

5:20pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

TRIBUTE has been paid to a former Mayor of Stockton Borough Council who has died.

Plans announcd to invest £500,000 on Yarm High Street

Darlington and Stockton Times: Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport and Yarm Town Council Chairman, Councillor Peter Monck, look at Stockton Council’s plans to invest £500,000 in Yarm.

11:10am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A MARKET town is set to benefit from £500,000 of investment in heritage-style street lighting and improved access to the Town Hall and war memorial.

Initiative launched to help address isolation concerns of older people across Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council's budget plans on the agenda

12:25pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

DETAILS of a new initiative to tackle social isolation among older members of community have been revealed.

Town council votes to draw a line under costly review

Darlington and Stockton Times: Probe into Yarm High Street pay and display judicial review

5:29pm Monday 17th February 2014

COUNCILLORS have abandoned the idea of trying to claim on insurance after losing a costly judicial review.

Sport Relief Mile sets off from Stockton for the first time

Darlington and Stockton Times: Presenter Davina McCall on day three of her Sport Relief Challenge is helped from the water as she completes her swim across Lake Windermere. On her seven day challenge she will run, swim and cycle from Edinburgh to London

11:19am Sunday 16th February 2014

This year will see the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile come to Stockton for the first time.

Furniture retailer plans £4.5m Teesside Park store

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Barker and Stonehouse store at Cannon Park, Middlesbrough

7:50am Saturday 15th February 2014

ONE of the North-East’s most successful firms is planning to build a new £4.5m shop in the region.

Pigs pirouette at Northern Ballet performance for children at Middlesbrough Theatre

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pigs pirouette at Northern Ballet performance for children at Middlesbrough Theatre

5:06pm Friday 14th February 2014

A BALLET for children, Three Little Pigs, is taking to the stage at Middlesbrough Theatre on Tuesday, March 11.

Job cuts and council tax rise on the horizon at Stockton Borough Council

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Borough Council's budget plans on the agenda

5:04pm Thursday 13th February 2014

MORE cuts are being planned at a council at the same time as a likely tax rise.








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