Billingham and Stockton

Billingham & Stockton

Pupils go to the polls with mock General Election

Youngsters are today taking part in their own election with a mock vote.

Education
Koh Samui in Thailand

Fugitive 'Mr Big' North East drug baron arrested by police in Thailand

A wanted British drug baron has been captured overseas after being found holed up on a Thai paradise island.

Crime
Seven-month-old Eden Stockton-Wilde somehow emerged unscathed after her buggy was kicked by a police horse.

Baby has incredible escape after her pushchair is smashed by police horse

A seven-month-old baby miraculously escaped unscathed after a spooked police horse trampled on the pushchair she was sitting in.

News
Dearlove will appear via videolink at Teesside Crown Court.

Pensioner to face court over historic toddler murder charge

A pensioner charged with murdering his ex-partner's toddler almost 50 years ago will appear in court today.

Crime
More inmates died in prison last year than any time in almost 40 years.

Cuts lead to 'toxic mix of violence, death and human misery' in our prisons, says charity

Seven people committed suicide in North East jails in the prison system's worst-ever year for self-harm, new figures have revealed.
Crime 4
Workers were injured after health and safety lapses at two KFC restaurants in Stockton.

KFC fined £1million after two workers burned due to health and safety lapses

Fast food chain KFC has been ordered to pay almost £1million after two of its employees suffered burns at branches on Teesside.
Billingham and Stockton
The pair used credit cards which were already 'maxed out' to buy large amounts of duty free goods.

Pair spared jail after admitting conning airlines in mid-air duty free scam

Two fraudulent flyers have been spared jail over a cunning mid-air credit card scam.

Crime
The rings were found in Devon Crescent, Billingham.

Police reunite burglary victim with her jewellery after it's found in Billingham house

Woman is reunited with her stolen rings, including her late mother's wedding band, after police search a house.

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The Jeremy Kyle bottom tattoo

North East man gets Jeremy Kyle tattoo on his bottom

A man has explained how he defied his girlfriend to get Jeremy Kyle tattooed on his bottom.

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Non-league football club's results expunged after resigning from league

A football club has had its results for the season expunged after resigning from the Northern League.

Non-League
The pantomime cast.

REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Forum Theatre, Billingham

If it’s barnstorming fun, lots of audience interaction and a night of belly laughs you’re after, look no further.

Theatre and Comedy
He appeared at Teesside Crown Court.

Thief jailed at Teesside Crown Court after stealing from passengers on train

A train-hopping thief who stole passengers’ luggage and left them distraught has been jailed after he failed a rehab course to reform him.

Crime
Rachel Bradley, one of three Britons who spent five days stranded in a Mexican jungle. Pic: Ninth Wave Global.

Woman survives on a packet of peanuts after being stranded for five days in Mexican jungle

A Stockton woman was one of three Brits who spent five days stranded in a Mexican jungle, surviving on a pack of peanuts and scavenged fish, after taking a wrong turn on a boat trip.

News
Cleveland Police were called to the incident.

Football match abandoned after spectators turned up in balaclavas and carrying weapons

An amateur football match had to be abandoned after spectators turned up with weapons following a row on the sidelines.
Crime
Photo issued by Channel 4 of Lee Nutley (right), who appeared on Benefits Street and has been found dead on the street where the Channel 4 show was filmed.

Benefits Street man dies in road where the TV show was filmed

A man who appeared on Benefits Street has been found dead on the street where the Channel 4 show was filmed.

News
Tobogo Magadlela has not been seen for one week.

Police appeal to find man one week after he went missing

Police are re-appealing for help to find a man one week since he went missing.

Crime
X Factor's Lola Saunders is starring in panto Jack and the Beanstalk at the Forum Theatre, Billingham.

X Factor’s Lola hoping her first panto is a giant success

X Factor star Lola Saunders is excited to take on her first pantomime this Christmas.

Theatre and Comedy
Neighbours became concerned for Buddy's welfare. Picture: PA/RSPCA.

Buddy the dog freed after getting tangled in swing

A dog has been rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in a garden swing.
Billingham and Stockton
Yarm Lane, Stockton

Man set on fire in homophobic attack in Stockton

A man needed skin grafts after being burnt in a terrifying homophobic attack.

Crime
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EU Referendum: Key times on polling day

The key times as polling day unfolds and votes are counted:
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