Leeds thug stamped on police officer as trouble flared after game at Middlesbrough

A Leeds United fan stamped on a police officer who was attempting to arrest a fellow supporter, a court heard.

Loftus Road

North East football fan arrested after allegedly urinating in opposition team goalkeeper's water bottle

A Middlesbrough fan has been arrested for allegedly urinating in the opposition team goalkeeper's water bottle, police said.
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Six arrested after sex trafficking raids in North East

Six people have been arrested in a major operation after reports of human trafficking.
The Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Image copyright Google Maps.

Men charged as police confirm 11 arrests in Boro v Sunderland FA Cup clash

Six men have been charged in relation to disorder surrounding Saturday's FA Cup match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
Sunderland and Middlesbrough fans have been urged to be on their best behaviour at the Tees-Wear derby.

Football fans urged to be on best behaviour on big FA Cup weekend

Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United fans have been urged to behave on one of the biggest weekends in the football calendar.


North East to host advanced screenings of momentous Doctor Who Christmas special

The Time Lord will land at a series of special locations next month as Doctor Who fans are treated to advanced screenings of the next episode.
County Durham
Riverside Stadium

Teenager arrested as Sunderland take on Middlesbrough

A teenager is one of two people arrested during the Wear-Tees derby today.
TV store owner Brian Thompson. Pic: PA.

TV dealer admits charges over Kodi boxes which allow users to watch football and films illegally

A trader has admitted two charges relating to selling TV boxes which allow free access to premium content such as sports channels and movies.

Winds on the Hylton Bridge on the A19

Storm Aileen warnings issued for A1 and A19 as heavy winds strike

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on sections of the A19 and A1 overnight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen heads to the region.
Teesside Crown Court

KFC manager groped teenage girls during drunken night out

A fast food outlet manager groped two teenage girls during a drunken night out.

Houghton and Hetton
Fans clash in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Pic: PA.

Children hurt in coach park brawl after Middlesbrough v Sheffield United match

Children as young as 10 have been injured as more than 200 yobs fought in the coach park of a North East football ground, police said.

Picture from the Annalong Harbour Watch of an HM Coastguard rescue helicopter landing in Annalong, Co Down, after a group of army cadets got into difficulties while training in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.

North East Army cadets 'now all safe' after bad weather hits training exercise in Northern Ireland mountains

All Army cadets evacuated from a mountain in Northern Ireland following bad weather are safe, a spokesman said.
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United suffer loss to Bundesliga outfit Mainz - Ex-Middlesbrough man scores late winner

Newcastle suffered their first pre-season loss in the sweltering German heat - with the Magpies edged out late on by Bundesliga side Mainz.
Newcastle United
Theresa May will visit the North East today.

Prime Minister Theresa May set to visit North East today

Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the North East today in her second visit to the region during the election campaign.
Judges at the Court of Appeal in London agreed Smith's sentence was unduly lenient.

Rapist's jail term increased for historic crimes after court decides original sentence was too soft

A man who brutally raped two young girls when he was a teenager has had his 'too soft' jail term increased by senior judges.
Craig Harrison

Record-breaking ex-Middlesbrough star Craig Harrison contender for Hartlepool United job

Record-breaking Craig Harrison has emerged as a contender to be the new Hartlepool United manager.

Hartlepool United
The Tees Transporter Bridge will be closed for at least two weeks.

Transporter Bridge closed for 'at least two weeks' after bolt shears off

The famous Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough has had to be closed due to a mechanical issue.

PDSA Vet Nurse Karen Nicholson with Rosie

Vets save dog who gobbled glow stick and three dummy teats

A pet charity has saved much-loved dog after it swallowed some rather unorthodox doggy treats, causing a near-fatal blockage in her stomach.

Police are investigating the circumstances of Andrew Hatton's death after his body was discovered in an alleyway.

Police name man found dead in alleyway

A man who was found dead in an alleyway has been named as Andrew Hatton.
Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka’s message to Middlesbrough players after Liverpool mauling

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has told his players to shrug off the memory of their midweek mauling by Liverpool and concentrate on claiming three priceless points against Premier League relegation rivals Swansea.

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