Trout on the menu

The Elm Fishing Club in Berwickshire hope to have a permanent exhibition of memorabilia on display in an old fishing shiel on the banks of the River Tweed at Paxton.

The Elm Fishing Club in Berwickshire hope to have a permanent exhibition of memorabilia on display in an old fishing shiel on the banks of the River Tweed at Paxton.

It is planned to have the display open within six months.

John Madin, director of Paxton House Trust, said there already was a section representing the salmon fishing industry. The Elm project would turn the spotlight on trout fishing.

Steel's glory

People are being asked to dig deep in their memorabilia to help remember the glory days of the steel industry.

The British Steel Archive is currently housed in the Teesside Archives building in Middlesbrough and provides an extensive collection of photographs, maps and other documents that trace the history of the industry.

University staff have now appealed for anyone with old photographs and memorabilia to get in touch with Dr Joan Heggie on (01642) 384478 or email j.heggie@tees.ac.uk

Fly-tipper

A man was given a 300-hour community order by magistrates for fly-tipping hazardous chemical containers from a dry cleaner's.

Andrew Robert Dales, 23, of Wharfedale Close, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton, pleaded guilty and was also given a supervision order of two years at Teesside Crown Court.

Back on Map

Residents are urged to get involved in a major study that will result in an ambitious blueprint for regenerating a suburb.

Regeneration body Back on the Map are looking at about 1,000 homes in about 50 streets in Middle Hendon, Sunderland, and will examine how the properties and the neighbourhood as a whole can be made a more attractive and desirable place to live.

A questionnaire has been sent out and a Neighbourhood Planning Day takes place next month.

Crime summit

Police in South Tyneside tackling concerns about crime and disorder have been listening to families' views and working closely with other agencies. Police and representatives from South Tyneside Council have held a surgeries with residents at council offices in Horsley Hill Square to hear about problems on estates in Harton.

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