Quick links to regional news

Darlington
Darlington students praised over music video (Northern Echo)

Durham
Police probe into suspected fraud at school is dropped (Hartlepool Mail)
Football legend Peter Beardsley calls in on Durham college students (Durham Times)
Belmont pupils ready for panto (Durham Times)
Durham County Council’s “staggering” £155,000 interest payment in West Cornforth Primary School teacher bullying case (The Northern Echo)
Professional boxer meets West Cornforth pupils (The Northern Echo)
Fraud posters designed by students (Durham Times)
‘Rapunzel’ schoolgirl donates locks to charity (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Isolated rural students could be hardest hit if cuts to free home to school transport made, families fear (Darlington & Stockton Times)
Football legend Peter Beardsley calls in on Durham college students (Durham Times)
Pupils are onto a winner with Meccano designs (Hartlepool Mail)
New name marks fresh start for trouble-hit school (Hartlepool Mail)
Easington kids have more space to learn after £500,000 extension (Hartlepool Mail)
Former West Cornforth Primary School teacher ‘like a shell’ after nightmare ordeal (Northern Echo)

Gateshead
Gateshead College gains national recognition for outstanding learning (BDaily)
Ofsted report praises strictly Orthodox school’s British values (The JC Online)

Hartlepool
Little angels light up stage at school nativity plays (Hartlepool Mail)
Bishop gives new £2.5million Hartlepool school his blessing (Hartlepool Mail)
Little angels light up stage at school nativity plays (Hartlepool Mail)
Bishop of Durham will open new £2.5million Hartlepool school (Hartlepool Mail)

Middlesbrough
Park End schoolchildren motoring ahead after hitting £22,000 minibus target (GazetteLive)
Nativity pictures 2015: Linthorpe Community Primary School, Middlesbrough (GazetteLive)

Newcastle
Reindeer dust helps Newcastle youngsters on the road to entrepreneurial success (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside
Two pupils engineer a top scholarship (News Guardian)
Children will light the way in popular festival (News Guardian)
Clubbercise to help disabled youngster (News Guardian)

Northumberland
Teds to put a smile on faces of Syrian children (Teesdale Mercury)
School fair guest makes news (Hexham Courant)
Pupils set up stall (Hexham Courant)
Youngsters sing out for Christmas (News Post Leader)
Darras Hall First School move: Parents accuse council of ‘sneaky, bullying tactics’ (ChronicleLive)
Amble schools want to become one to forge greater links (Northumberland Gazette)
Helping put a stop to bullying among kids (News Guardian)
Awards for sports stars (News Post Leader)
Squash champion heading off to Yale (News Post Leader)
Open event for college facilities (News Post Leader)
Bright road safety ideas at Corbridge First School (Hexham Courant)

Redcar & Cleveland
Archbishop Sentamu visits Saltburn Primary School  (Saltburn Primary School news)

South Tyneside
Young people have their say on poverty (Shields Gazette)
Diana Awards for two inspirational South Tyneside teens (Shields Gazette)

Stockton-on-Tees
Were you an Ian Ramsey pupil? 51 pictures from the Stockton school in the 90s and 00s (GazetteLive)
Hundreds of children pack out Mayor’s carol service (Northern Echo)

Sunderland
Sunderland pupils cook up winning dishes (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland to benefit from Government investment into children’s wellbeing (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland pupils cook up winning dishes (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland students do their bit for shoebox appeal (Sunderland Echo)