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Love Is In The Hair - Snappily titled salon opens to public
A HAIR stylist has opened up her first salon.

Letters: Why no international Blue Flag or UK Seaside Award for Redcar and Cleveland's beaches?
DESPITE its long coastline, Redcar and Cleveland’s expansive beaches have not received a single international Blue Flag or UK Seaside Award for safety and environmental excellence.

Steel mill celebrates its 60th birthday
A STEEL mill which helped build the new World Trade Centre in New York is celebrating its 60th birthday by taking on almost a dozen new apprentices.

Durham Tees Valley named one of worst airports for punctuality
DURHAM Tees Valley Airport has been named as one of the worst in the UK for flight punctuality.

Passengers 'at heart' of East Coast re-nationalisation, says minister
After the Government this week signaled its intent to put the East Coast Mainline back under public control Rail Minister Jo Johnson, writing for The Northern Echo, sets out its vision for the line.

Cyclist taken to hospital with fractured jaw and eye socket
A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with a fractured jaw and eye socket after being involved with a collision with a vehicle on Thursday night.

Jail for loner from Middlesbrough with obsession with child sex
A LONER with an obsession with sex with children is starting a three-year prison sentence for a series of offences.

Letters: Tees Valley team sleepwalking into long line of losing bids
HAVING all your eggs in one basket means if something goes wrong it can cause a bit of a pong.

Letters: Public ownership of railways might not be a bad idea
I AGREE with some of the opinions made (Echo Comment May 17) that the railway franchising system is a mess. It rewards private investors first and regards passengers as a necessary evil.

'Lives at risk' hospital plans are seen off - for now
LITTLE else better stirs the emotions of residents in Darlington than a threat to their local hospital and that was exactly what the region’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan – prompted by NHS England and apparently clinically led – triggered.