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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.

Multi-million pound leisure improvements for South Stockton approved

Darlington and Stockton Times: A Summer Jamboree is being held at Preston Hall, Eaglescliffe

12:16pm Sunday 12th October 2014

PLANS for a new swimming pool and library for Ingleby Barwick have been well received, Stockton Borough Council's cabinet has been told.

Stockton council cuts back on leading committee posts to save £40,000 cash

1:19pm Friday 10th October 2014

PLANS to save more than £40,000 a year of tax-payers money by changing the way a Tees council operates have been agreed in principle.

Struggling Stockton shopkeepers say they face yet more lost trade, this time due to "the wrong yellow lines" error

Darlington and Stockton Times: LEARNING THEIR LINES: The wrong yellow lines in Stockton town centre. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:14pm Friday 10th October 2014

TRADERS have survived nine months of lost trade due to road works only for it to close again just weeks later "because the yellow lines were painted wrongly."

Set back for 'Yarm for Yorkshire' campaign

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yarm Town Hall.

6:49pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Yarm for Yorkshire campaign suffered a set-back this evening (Thursday, September 4) when an influential council committee rejected the idea.

New plans for site of Billingham's former ICI building

11:29am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE site of the former ICI headquarters in Billingham is a step closer to being brought back into use.

New look for Yarm library

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton Council's Reuben Kench with Yarm Branch Librarian Ivan Limon looking at plans to refurbish the library.   Picture by Dave Charnley

1:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DESIGN proposals for a new look Yarm Library will go on display as part of Stockton Borough Council’s ongoing programme of library improvements.

Yarm leaving Stockton for Yorkshire back on the agenda

4:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

TAX-PAYERS from across Stockton would have to pay £100,000 just to examine the possibility of of Yarm leaving Stockton Borough Council, a report has claimed.

Stockton named sixth best place to live in the country

Darlington and Stockton Times: BEST PLACE TO LIVE:  The borough of Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in the UK by the Daily Telegraph. Pictured is the exclusive Wynyard estate, Picture: TOM BANKS

7:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOME might beg to differ, but Stockton has been named the sixth best place to live in England and Wales.

Flurry of complaints against councillor in 'bigot' slur row

Darlington and Stockton Times: Councillor Steve Walmsley, leader of the Thornaby Independents

5:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

A WELL-KNOWN councillor who called at least one member of the public a ‘bigot’ in a council committee has said he will apologise “when hell freezes over.”

Blog blasts council for wasting tax payers' money

2:01pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

THE Tax Payer’s Alliance has publicly criticised a council for paying over the odds to buy a home accommodating looked after children and allowing the entire scheme to go over budget.

Museum marks centenary of First World War with emotive exhibition

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLANTING OUT: Defence secretary Philip Hammond plants a sunflower at Preston Park. From left Martin Callanan MEP, James Wharton MP, Philip Hammond MP and Preston Park senior gardener Keith Hugill.Picture: ANDY LAMB

2:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A POIGNANT art exhibition commemorating the outbreak of World War One has gone on display.

Stockton Council goes back to drawing board on plans for Gypsy sites

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stockton’s councillors have approved a cabinet recommendation that the existing process to earmark land for caravans in the borough be sent back to the drawing board.

6:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE setting up of potential new Gypsy and traveller sites has been scrapped by a town following consultation.

Golfers encouraged to take part in special four-day event

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOLF TOURNAMENT: Eaglescliffe Golf CLub is one of four courses being played in special event.

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KEEN golfers are being encouraged to tee-off on a special four-day event.

Children vow to Keep Stockton Tidy in new campaign

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pupils at Fairfield Primary School in Stockton have been working on a range of projects and activities to raise awareness. Photograph by Dave Charnley

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHILDREN'S Keep Britain Tidy campaign has been launched in Stockton.

Controversial car park behind Blue Bell in Eaglescliffe rejected

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:54pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to create a car park behind a pub has been rejected after councillors heard a host of objections from one of South Stockton’s leading business and restaurateur families.

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”.

Protests at Yarm car park plan

9:19pm Sunday 6th July 2014

PLANS to build a car park behind a pub on the banks of the River Tees has prompted a host of objections.

Stockton Gypsy caravan site proposals could be scrapped after "phenomenal" public response

7:26am Saturday 5th July 2014

A COUNCIL leader is to tell the Government he wants to scrap all plans to create up to six Gypsy sites.

Plan for yet more homes at Ingleby Barwick Free School, this time on playing fields, are rejected

Darlington and Stockton Times: Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick  -  Joe Gaskin Contractors work on an area of land where a new school is to be built.

4:14pm Friday 27th June 2014

A PLAN to build homes on land earmarked for playing fields at a school not yet built has been unanimously rejected by councillors.

Anger erupts as two children's homes get approval

6:15pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

PERMISSION has been granted to open two children's homes in the Stockton area - despite stiff opposition.

Yarm for Yorkshire move proposal is a step closer

1:06pm Sunday 15th June 2014

THE attempt to moveYarmback under the control of a Yorkshire council has moved to the next phase.

Capivated by the speedy dog's tale

Darlington and Stockton Times: Author Jeremy Strong read from his book 'Kidnapped' to 700 primary school children in the Auditorium in Yarm School

12:09pm Saturday 14th June 2014

HUNDREDS of children have been held spellbound by a story read by children's author Jeremy Strong.

Globe's £7m revamp plans update issued

3:36pm Friday 13th June 2014

DETAILS about the progress of the refurbishment of Stockton’s once-iconic Globe Theatre have been issued to Stockton Borough Council’s cabinet committee.

Former Springs Health Club demolished to make way for furniture store

Darlington and Stockton Times: EYESORE: Springs Health Club stood empty from 2007

3:14pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A DERELICT former health club has been demolished at Teesside Retail Park to make way for a £4.5m furniture store.

Cobbles removed as second phase of Yarm town centre work starts

5:28pm Monday 9th June 2014

THE next phase of a £500,000 scheme to spruce up Yarm High Street begins this week.

Stellar performers immortalised on pavement

Darlington and Stockton Times: Former Blue Caps band members who will feature in art work in front of Stockton's historic Globe Theatre (from L-R) – Ian Peacock, Les Bennett, Eric Whitehouse, Albert Smith, Peter Embleton, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leis

2:43pm Saturday 7th June 2014

A HOLLYWOOD-style ‘walk of fame’ will cement the popularity of performers on a pavement outside the Globe Theatre in Stockton where they took to the stage during their heyday.

New waste energy process plant plan submitted to council

11:07am Saturday 7th June 2014

AN APPLICATION for a new energy-from-waste process has been received by Stockton Borough Council.

Warning issued over 'copycat' websites

2:57pm Friday 6th June 2014

A WARNING has been issued to Stockton residents to be vigilant when applying for official documents online following a sharp rise in the number of complaints.

Headteacher leaves failing school

Darlington and Stockton Times: STEPPING DOWN: Janet Wilson, who has left her role as headteacher of Ian Ramsey CE School, in Stockton

12:29pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

THE headteacher of a Teesside school has left following a poor Ofsted report.

Town's children remember in flowers those who fell in the First World War

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tia Paylor, seven, from Eaglescliffe, who’s going to grow her sunflower in her Dad’s garden. Photograph by Dave Charnley.

4:13pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

CHILDREN of all ages have remembered their town’s First World War dead in a special event.

Plans to build 550 homes rejected - again - but appeal looms - again

Darlington and Stockton Times: Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick  -  Joe Gaskin Contractors work on an area of land where a new school is to be built.

3:13pm Friday 30th May 2014

PLANS to build 550 new homes in Ingleby Barwick have been rejected.

Art deco building to be demolished

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Rookery building which is to be demolished

5:05pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A DISTINCTIVE art deco-inspired building is to be bulldozed to make way for two blocks of flats.

Refurbished centre for dementia sufferers opens

Darlington and Stockton Times: RE-LAUNCHED CENTRE: Care assistant Debbie Carr with client Olive Smith at the re-launched  Halcyon Centre in Thornaby. Picture: TOM BANKS.

4:52pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A CARE centre for dementia-sufferers has opened in Thornaby following a £500,000 refurbishment.

Thornaby plans vote to leave Stockton council

Darlington and Stockton Times: Steve Walmsley, a Thornaby Independent councillor on both Stockton Borough and Thornaby Town Councils

4:26pm Friday 23rd May 2014

THORNABY has become the second town to decide on an official poll to determine if residents want to leave Stockton Borough Council.

Access improved at Stockton High Street to encourage shoppers to return

Darlington and Stockton Times: Work begins on omprovements to Stockton High Street in March, 2013

12:34pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A COUNCIL has responded to complaints that a town centre refurbishment is badly affecting trade by creating a new crossing point.

Stockton street lighting replacement to cost £14m but will reduce annual running costs

Darlington and Stockton Times: Street lighting concerns addressed by council leader

3:46pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A THORNABY-based company has been awarded a £14m contract to design a street lighting project which is set to save Stockton Borough Council £1.8m a year.

Disabled motorists told they must pay for parking

Darlington and Stockton Times: The abuse was described as a "heinous crime".

10:37am Sunday 4th May 2014

DISABLED people have been told ‘you must pay to park’ by council bosses.

Dispersal order issued to tackle anti-social behaviour in Thornaby

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dispersal order issued to tackle anti-social behaviour in run up to Bonfire Night

12:53pm Sunday 4th May 2014

A DISPERSAL order has been put in place in two areas of Thornaby in an attempt to stem rising incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Easier access for residents as Credit Union opens new facility in children's centre

Darlington and Stockton Times: CREDIT UNION LAUNCH: Sarah-Jess Clarke (Sunrise Children’s Centre volunteer); Diane Patterson (Tees Credit Union manager); David Rose (Parkfield and Oxbridge ward councillor); Melissa Gilgallon (Sunrise Children’s Centre volunteer).

12:19pm Sunday 4th May 2014

A CHILDREN’s centre has forged a special partnership to bring a credit union to local people in the Parkfield area of Stockton.

Confusion for motorists as new parking measures come into force in Yarm

Darlington and Stockton Times: Motorist using one of the new parking machines in Yarm.

5:17pm Monday 28th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL parking charges have come into force today (Monday) in Yarm High Street to mixed reviews.

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.

Stockton Duathlon Festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Runners at the start of the sprint (5km run, 20km cycle and 2.5km run) event at Stockton's annual duathlon race

5:27pm Sunday 27th April 2014

Stockton Duathlon Festival hosted two international qualification races which took over the town centre today (Sunday).

Big increase in number of people seeking advice on debt, new statistics shows

Darlington and Stockton Times: Coun David Rose

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THERE has been a huge increase in the number of people seeking help for debt problems, new statistics show.

Town celebrates its first same-sex marriage

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wendy Stobbart and Lyndsay Dixon

6:24pm Monday 21st April 2014

A NORTH-EAST town has celebrated its first same-sex marriage.

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.


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