A 45-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, six months after a cyclist was killed on Haverton Hill Road in Billingham. Graham Robert Devlin was 55. The collision happened on November 17th, 2013. The man will appear in court in June.
Police are appealing for information after a man received head injuries at a church car park in Billingham.
It happened on Dunbar Road at the junction of Sidlaw Road at 10.30pm on Monday 5 May.
A black Vauxhall Corsa was being driven in the car park.
The 18-year-old man is in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital.
400 new jobs are coming to Teesside with the expansion of a vegetarian food factory.
Quorn Foods Limited says 100 people will be employed during the construction phase at its site in Billingham and a further 300 will be taken on once the expansion is complete.
The £30 million investment comes after a rise in demand for the meat substitute.
A mother who has dedicated her life to caring for her disabled son has been forced to take him to a leisure centre to shower after his stairlift was removed.
The NHS and the local authority together decided that the lift was unsafe for Marylin Barker's son Philip to use after he hurt his foot and couldn't get onto it properly.
Julie Harrison reports.
The Anglican Diocese of Durham has started consultation on plans for a new Church school. It would be on the edge of Wynyard, near Billingham, Teesside, and be part of a new housing development.
– Archdeacon of Sunderland the Ven Stuart Bain, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education
“There is a major new housing development planned for the area. We have been talking to the developers and the development will need a school
“We want to be part of this and we think we can deliver a really good school. Hopefully, people will see this as a good thing and want to get on board.
“We educate more than 14,000 children in the Diocese so have a good track record and can bring a lot to the table.
“This is a great proposal and working in partnership with the local community is crucial. We want this to be a neighbourhood school.”
Applications for the new Wynyard Church of England Primary School will be welcome from local children of any faith or none.
– Archdeacon Stuart
“We need to show the Department for Education (DfE) that there is sufficient demand for our proposed school."
It will be a Church of England school, operated by the Diocese of Durham.
Once the consultation is completed, the application will be sent to the Department for Education in May and, if successful, the school will open in September 2015.
Workers building a new power station on Teesside have held an unofficial strike in a row over pay.
Air Product, the company who run the plant at Billingham, say that work is continuing despite the strike action.
Hundreds of workers building a new power station on Teesside have staged an unofficial strike.
The dispute over pay has flared on the site at Billingham where an energy-from-waste plant is being built.
Around 250 workers, including pipe fitters and welders, walked out on Wednesday, and continued with the unofficial action on Thursday, joined by scaffolders.
The dispute is over bonus payments after work was affected by the bad weather.
A spokesman for Air Products, which will run the plant, said work was continuing despite the action, and the company was hopeful that the dispute would be resolved in the next few days.
"Foster Wheeler, the main engineering, procurement and construction management contractor at Air Products' Tees Valley renewable energy facility at Billingham, has confirmed that certain construction contractor workers have taken unofficial industrial action. The workers, mainly mechanical and piping, are expected to return to work at the site by Monday February 10.
"We believe the strike action has not been sanctioned by their trade unions nor has a ballot of the workforce been taken.
– Statement from Air Products
"Air Products, Foster Wheeler and the construction contractor management have held a series of talks with union representatives in recent weeks and all parties are pressing for an early resolution for the grievances submitted through the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry resolution procedure.
"Work continues unaffected throughout the rest of the site. Construction of the Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility started in 2012 and is due to enter commercial operation later this year."
9-year-old Joshua Easby, who went missing earlier, has been found safe and well.
Police have released more pictures of 9-year-old Joshua Easby who was last seen at 7.30am in Kays Café in Billingham. Joshua left the cafe upset. Anyone who sees Josh or has any information is asked to call the emergency number 999.
Missing 9-year-old Joshua Easby is around 3ft tall, slim build, dark short hair with a long fringe to the side. He was last seen wearing a black coat and school uniform with maroon jumper, trousers, light blue polo shirt underneath carrying a black bag with red stripe on.
Anyone who sees Josh is asked to call 999.