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3 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Chancellor sets Autumn Statement date

The Autumn Statement is the second annual opportunity for the Chancellor to make major announcements on spending and present economic forecasts.

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3 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Ring-a-ding-ding: Chinese keepsakes sell for hundreds of pounds at Barnard Castle auction

KEEPSAKES believed to have been collected by an eminent English missionary in China during the late 19th Century surpassed auctioneer's estimates by hundreds of pounds at a recent sale.

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7 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Officer dislocates shoulder trying to arrest a man in Middlesbrough

MEMBERS of the public have been praised by police after they helped apprehend a man who dislocated an officer's soldier when he intervened as the man was threatening people.

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10 hrs ago | Small World News Service

Vinda-woooohh! Curry lover, 22, sees the face of his late grandmother in his Naan Bread

Stunned curry house diner Anthony Nelson thought he'd seen a ghosht after spotting the face of his late grandmother - in a NAAN bread.

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14 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

DLI statue ready for Bishop's blessing

A MEMORIAL statue has been erected in a proud North-East regiment's home city ahead of an official unveiling ceremony later this month .

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Northern Echo

Gardener wants his tools to go to a good home

Malcolm Johnson, 74, of Chester-le-Street , has two allotments in Cocken Lane, Great Lumley, near Chester-le-Street, one of which he has worked for many years.

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Opinion: Please don't view Stockton through just the 'Benefits Street' camera lens

Did you know that Stockton-on-Tees claims to have the widest high street in England? Or that it possesses the oldest railway station structure in the world? Did you know that the world's first safety match was invented in Stockton-on-Tees by local chemist John Walker? His first sale of the product was made on April 7 1827 some may consider him ... (more)

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The Northern Echo

County Durham and Darlington Fire Service looking to cut staff and review services to save 3.6m

East fire service is proposing to cut staff and review services to fill a A 3.6m funding gap.

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The Northern Echo

Village set for 200-plus new homes

MORE than 200 new homes could be built on the edge of a village, under proposals being considered by council planners.

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The Northern Echo

Trimdon Foundry Parish Council loses chairman, two councillors and clerk

Joe France and Laraine Grigg stood down as independent councillors for Trimdon Foundry Parish Council at a meeting on Tuesday, August 12. Parish clerk Kay Tweddle handed in her notice at the same meeting, with long-serving councillor Jim Grigg, also independent, resigning as both chairman and councillor on Wednesday, August 27. Their resignations ... (more)

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Darlington and Stockton Times

Darlington man threw bottle which injured former girlfriend

"If I've got it wrong, I should have the chance to put it right," he told the 26-year-old, from Darlington.

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The Advertiser

Housebuilder celebrates strong results

Persimmon Homes says underlying pre-tax profits increased 57 per cent to A 212.9m for the first half of 2014.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Northern Echo

Engineers hope that iconic Lancaster will be airborne by Tuesday after engine repairs

COMMEMORATIVE EVENT: Event held at the St George Hotel and Durham Tees Valley Airport to commemorate Second World War hero Andrew Mynarski and the arrival of a Lancaster bomber from Canada.

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Newsday

Profile: Rona Fairhead, BBC Trust chairwoman

Rona Fairhead, the prospective new chairwoman of the BBC Trust, will be the first woman to lead the corporation's governing body.

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The Northern Echo

Friends walk 85 miles in three days for cousin recovering from cancer

FUNDRAISING FRIENDS: Donna Kelly and Angie Cooke have raised 1,000 for a cousin recovering from cancer, by walking 85miles in three days.

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The Northern Echo

Clay pigeon shoot for charity

CHARITY SHOOT: Phil Bartlett of Ullswater Close, Spennymoor is organising a clay pigeon competition at the Spennymoor Shooting Club to raise money for Help for Heroes.

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Hartlepool Mail

'We're back in the dark ages'

Barry Chambers discovered light fittings have been removed from lamp-posts in Mickle Hill Road, between High Hesleden and the Coast Road at Blackhall Rocks.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Shields Gazette

Firefighters raise A 2,000 in memory of tragic Peter

FUNDRAISING TRIBUTE ... Paul Harkness and Tom Robson during the Strongarm Challenge in the Lake District, and, below, Peter Metcalf.

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Chronicle Live

Legal highs allegedly sold as pizza toppings in the North East

Takeaways could be putting lives at risk by offering 'devastating' legal highs as pizza toppings, according to substance misuse workers North takeaways could be putting lives at risk by offering "devastating" legal highs as pizza toppings, according to drug workers.

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Mirror.co.uk

Benefits Street is 'poverty porn' and of little benefit to anyone but Channel 4

The new series of Benefits Street is being filmed, this time in Stockton-on-Tees where residents' groups, the local MP and the council have all objected.

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