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1,800 tonne machine arrives at Tees Dock to build 23 mile tunnel to Whitby
AN 1,800-tonne boring machine which will be used to build a 23-mile tunnel from Teesside to Whitby arrived in the region at the weekend.

Miniature exhibition to celebrate trail's 50th anniversary
A TRAIL which connects the the region with two Yorkshire counties will celebrate 50 years since it launched with a different kind of art exhibition.

'Caring Souls' helps homeless people stay warn through winter
A SHOE shop's Caring Souls appeal has resulted in more than 500 pairs of shoes being donated to help homeless people.

Concerns mounting for mental health provision
CONCERNS are mounting for mental health provision across a wide area after NHS bosses confirmed plans for a new hospital and another for extra in-patient beds had both been ditched.

Transplant patient takes on Valentine challenge 20 years after operation
A WOMAN whose life was transformed by a double lung transplant 20 years ago is aiming to raise awareness of the need for more organ donors by taking part in a Valentine’s couples relay.

Stockton Town and Marske to be honoured at awards
MARSKE United and Stockton Town are to have their achievements recognised by North East Football Writers Association.

Axe killer sentenced to life for murdering father-of-seven
A KILLER who entered a family home armed with axes and murdered a father-of-seven in front of his horrified family has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 28 years.

Skint Britain accused of 'sensationalising the pain or distress' of Hartlepool people
A DOCUMENTARY following the lives of North-Easterners grappling with the rollout of Universal Credit has been heavily criticised by a council’s leader and chief executive.

MPs demand better police funding as violent crime soars
LABOUR MPs have joined together to demand better funding for Cleveland Police after seeing violent crime soar by 46 per cent in the last year.

Safes stolen from three Greggs shops - police link raids on hot food takeaways
DETECTIVES are hunting burglars who have targeted three different Greggs shops within the space of a month.