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"02.12.2016 20:36:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Judge tells £1m tobacco smuggling gang they are "ripping the heart" out of Treasury coffers TWELVE members of a criminal gang have been sentenced for a tobacco smuggling scam which cost the taxpayer more than £1m.
"02.12.2016 16:04:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after Redcar smash Two men have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a crash which closed Kirkleatham Lane in Redcar
"02.12.2016 15:25:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Masked intruders armed with planks of wood terrorise elderly couple in their Peterlee home THREE masked robbers armed with planks of wood robbed an elderly couple in their own home.
"02.12.2016 15:22:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk World becoming more misogynist, County Durham TV star Mark Gatiss says THE world is becoming more misogynist, County Durham TV star Mark Gatiss has said.
"02.12.2016 15:09:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham - a shining example of a business destination In the past four years, more than 3,400 businesses have relocated, set up, or expanded in the county, thanks to the support of Durham County Council Business leaders have praised Durham's “enlightened” approach to creating an outstanding destination for business investment and job creation.
"02.12.2016 14:31:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman pushing pram indecently assaulted in Newton Aycliffe by boy about 14 A WOMAN pushing a pram has been indecently assaulted in Newton Aycliffe.
"02.12.2016 14:19:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Student developers apply for new bar as part of planned Durham University college move PLANS have been submitted to alter a student housing development to include a bar, gym and common room.
"02.12.2016 14:17:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Radical solutions to town's traffic misery are unveiled A RANGE of radical solutions to decades of traffic misery in Northallerton, all of which cost in excess of £10m, have been unveiled.
"02.12.2016 14:16:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Housing development could threaten the future of animal rescue centre THE future of an animal rescue centre could be under threat if a housing development is given the go ahead near to its base.
"02.12.2016 14:13:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Elderly man assaulted by motorbiker in Consett AN elderly man was assaulted during an altercation with three off-road motorbikers.
"02.12.2016 14:10:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Give socks, not dogs this Christmas is the message from Darlington Dogs Trust GIVE socks, not dogs is the message as a leading charity changes its name this Christmas.
"02.12.2016 14:06:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family firm scoops top prize at World Cheese Awards A CHEESE made at a family-run dairy has been named among the best in the world, after scooping a prestigious gong at the World Cheese Awards
"02.12.2016 13:48:07" Timeline Photos Who's got the North-East's 'Winning Smile'?
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"02.12.2016 13:41:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Benidorm actress Crissy Rock shares her story of domestic abuse during filming in Darlington INSPIRED by her own experiences, Benidorm actress Crissy Rock joined survivors of domestic abuse to film a hard-hitting video in Darlington
"02.12.2016 13:26:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Delight and disappointment as controversial Scotch Corner designer outlet gets Government approval HUNDREDS of jobs in the offing here, but not everyone is happy
"02.12.2016 12:03:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Donation will support autism charity's work with families AN autism charity is £500 better off after support from a housing provider.
"02.12.2016 12:00:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two arrested for suspected illegal fishing near Consett TWO men have been arrested for suspected illegal fishing.
"02.12.2016 11:55:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Five great things to do this weekend Durham Christmas Festival, Centre of Durham on Friday-Sunday Three days
"02.12.2016 11:49:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman pays tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 by turning them into Christmas tree angels A NORTH Yorkshire woman has paid tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 in the form of angel decorations to hang on her Christmas tree. What have you done to yours? Post your pics below.
"02.12.2016 11:19:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Full route of 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is unveiled AREAS of the North York Moors, Ripon and Lower Wensleydale will feature in the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, it has been announced.
"02.12.2016 10:28:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parish fires criticism over district council proposals A PARISH council says it has concerns about how well proposals for a new local plan for the district have been communicated with the public.
"02.12.2016 10:12:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tested: Orbea Orca M20 CYCLING writer Matt Westcott tests the new Orbea Orca
"02.12.2016 09:39:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Train fares set to rise by average of more than two per cent from January TRAIN fares will go up by an average of 2.3 per cent next year, the rail industry has announced.
"02.12.2016 09:33:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two freed from vehicles after Croft road accident TWO people were released by firemen after a crash on the A167 at Croft.
"02.12.2016 08:38:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk PICTURES: Stars of grassroots sport are celebrated at the 17th annual Local Heroes Awards View pictures from Thursday night's Local Heroes Awards ceremony at Wynyard Hall, where the stars of grassroots sport were celebrated.
"02.12.2016 08:16:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Father banned after drink driving conviction A FATHER was pulled over for drink-driving after going to the aid of his adult son following a car crash.
"02.12.2016 07:53:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newcastle boss talks expectancy while Lascelles says he will celebrate if he scores at at Forest RAFAEL BENITEZ is not taking much notice of the fellow managers predicting Newcastle United will runaway with the Championship title
"02.12.2016 07:52:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Stay or go? Sunderland faced with January decision on Lamine Kone SUNDERLAND could sell Lamine Kone in January to help David Moyes' own bid to strengthen his squad in the battle for Premier League survival.
"02.12.2016 07:49:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lost mining village remembered by its beloved surviving spiritual community A FORGOTTEN mining hamlet which was ultimately destroyed by the force of floods half a century ago has been remembered
"02.12.2016 07:43:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman duped out of £300,000 on dating site A BUSINESSWOMAN has told how she was “conditioned” into handing over more than £300,000 after dabbling in internet dating
"02.12.2016 07:40:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Poem about North-East murderess Mary Ann Cotton discovered under wallpaper in Victorian terrace A POEM about serial killer Mary Ann Cotton has been discovered under layers of wallpaper in a house
"02.12.2016 07:37:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Homeless man stole from Cleveland Bridge Social Club in Darlington to pay for bed and food A HOMELESS man who stole at least £200 from Cleveland Bridge Social Club used the cash to pay for bed and breakfast and food
"02.12.2016 07:29:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pub manager at Darlington's Hungry Horse pub stole from employer to feed gambling habit A PUB manager stole more than £5,000 from his employers to feed his gambling habit, a court heard yesterday.
"02.12.2016 07:25:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Firm fined £45,000 after two-tonne concrete slab hits worker in face Two-tonne concrete slab dropped onto a crow bar and hit worker in face.
"01.12.2016 23:19:47" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Amy Tinkler, our Local Hero 2016, an ambassador, an example and an inspiration!
"01.12.2016 21:36:29" Timeline Photos The amazing Acropolis from Deerness Gymnastics Academy who opened tonight's Local Heroes Awards 2016 ceremony! Follow all the action from tonight's awards live here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14941587.Local_Heroes_Awards_2016/
"01.12.2016 20:46:19" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Gordon Lake, winner of the Sir Bobby Robson Leading Light Award! Follow all the action from the Local Heroes Awards here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14941587.Local_Heroes_Awards_2016/
"01.12.2016 20:37:05" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Harry Binyon, winner of the Unsung Hero Award at tonight's Local Heroes Awards ceremony. Follow all the action here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14941587.Local_Heroes_Awards_2016/
"01.12.2016 19:36:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Council contractors cause gas leak next to East Coast mainline TRAINS had to be halted after council contractors damaged a gas pipe while carrying out work on a new footpath.
"01.12.2016 19:35:06" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Andrew Robertson, winner of the Remarkable Achievement Senior Award at tonight's Local Heroes Awards. Follow all the action live here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14941587.Local_Heroes_Awards_2016/
"01.12.2016 19:33:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk 12-year-old sought after woman punched in face in Hartlepool A CHILD around the age of 12 is being sought after a woman was punched in the face in Hartlepool.
"01.12.2016 19:30:27" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Charlie York, tonight's first winner at The Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards. Follow all the action here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14941587.Local_Heroes_Awards_2016/
"01.12.2016 19:22:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk MP claims ECB ignored financial regulations when coming up with sanctions against Durham County Cricket Club A NORTH-East MP has called for the England Cricket Board (ECB) to explain the harsh sanctions placed on Durham County Cricket Club
"01.12.2016 18:51:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk LIVE: Local Heroes Awards 2016 Live updates from The Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards - the region's premier grassroots sports awards ceremony. Good luck to all nominees!
"01.12.2016 17:16:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Shops boarded up after spate of thefts in Eaglescliffe - Cleveland Police investigate five break-ins and attempted burglary CASH, safes and gadgets were stolen when thieves targeted a parade of shops early today.
"01.12.2016 17:10:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Little heroes praised for helping woman found collapsed in street on way to school YOUNGSTERS have been praised for rushing to the aid of a woman they found collapsed in the street as they walked to school.
"01.12.2016 17:09:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Suspected unexploded bombs found under Malton driveway UNEXPLODED bombs suspected to be from a World War Two home guard centre have been discovered under a driveway in Malton.
"01.12.2016 16:49:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Little heroes praised for helping woman found collapsed in street on way to school Well done to these Spennymoor youngsters.
"01.12.2016 16:35:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pizza turf war shatters peace of North Yorkshire hamlets of Thornton-le-Dale and East Heslerton THE tranquility of two North Yorkshire villages was shattered after a turf war broke out between two takeaway owners, a court heard.
"01.12.2016 16:32:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Outrage at destruction in play parks where glass was left on handles of toddlers' slide PLAY parks in a County Durham village were targeted in a spate of “disgusting” vandalism that saw glass embedded in the handles of a toddlers' slide.
"01.12.2016 16:30:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Armed robber threatens staff at McColls in Guisborough AN armed robber made off with cash after threatening shop assistants in Guisborough.
"01.12.2016 15:32:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Press conference update: Rafa Benitez claims Newcastle have not had approach from Hearts for coach RAFAEL BENITEZ insists there has been no approach from Heart of Midlothian for Newcastle United's assistant coach Ian Cathro – yet.
"01.12.2016 15:30:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Four convicted over "merciless" killing of vulnerable man FOUR people have been convicted of their part in the brutal killing of a vulnerable man.
"01.12.2016 14:20:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pizza outlet comes up with camouflage topping for base A PIZZA chain has camouflaged its latest outlet to honour a town's local army community.
"01.12.2016 13:23:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Paramedic car on way to incident in collision in Newton Aycliffe A PARAMEDIC car on the way to an incident has been involved in an accident in Newton Aycliffe.
"01.12.2016 13:12:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Consett schoolboy designs poster for cancer charity which helped since his diagnosis A SCHOOLBOY who was diagnosed with cancer on his ninth birthday has designed a winning poster for a fundraising Christmas musical event.
"01.12.2016 12:53:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Services resumed after engineers cap gas leak at Durham Railway Station TRAINS on the East Coast Main Line have been delayed because of a gas leak near Durham Railway Station.
"01.12.2016 12:46:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk www.thenorthernecho.co.uk A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after a collision which led to a car driver being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Cyclist 'critical', car driver arrested after A174 collision
"01.12.2016 12:31:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Plan to save Cockerton library in Darlington will be decided in the new year A PLAN being put together to save a Darlington library from closing down will be determined by the council next month.
"01.12.2016 12:29:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Call for action on Darlington road blighted by crashes A PLEA has been made for speed reduction measures on a Darlington road blighted by crashes.
"01.12.2016 12:27:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newcastle United striker says he was indecently assaulted by club's youth coach A FORMER Newcastle United striker has become the latest footballer to tell police he was sexually abused in the sport.
"01.12.2016 12:26:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk James Bond movie watch to be sold at auction to help provide elderly with wild flower meadow A WATCH made to be used in a James Bond film will be sold at auction in a bid to provide elderly residents of County Durham village with a wild flower meadow
"01.12.2016 12:19:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Trains diverted after gas leak near Durham railway station TRAINS on the East Coast Main Line have been delayed because of a gas leak near Durham Railway Station.
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"01.12.2016 11:12:43" The Northern Echo This watch belonged to Bond.....James Bond James Bond's watch up for auction. Would make an ideal Christmas present!
"01.12.2016 11:11:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk James Bond movie watch to be sold at auction This watch belonged to Bond.....James Bond
"01.12.2016 10:47:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Newcastle United striker says he was indecently assaulted by club's youth coach A former Newcastle striker is the latest to make sex abuse allegations, as the scale of the abuse continues to become clearer
"01.12.2016 10:08:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Ten things you may not have twigged about Christmas trees It's that time of year when, for some strange reason, we bring a tree into our houses and decorate it with lights, baubles and sweets. Ten things you may not know about Christmas trees #CountryLife
"01.12.2016 09:40:00" durham.gov.uk Leisure centre memberships - Durham Our great value, multi-site membership options give you the flexibility to choose different fitness facilities across County Durham. Our ten leisure centres fall into three leisure centre groups and the health and fitness facilities you can access will Looking to join a leisure centre in Durham?
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"01.12.2016 09:24:13" Timeline Photos Tonight we celebrate, recognise and reward achievements in grassroots sports, giving our local heroes a night to remember. Don't miss our live coverage of The Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards 2016 at www.thenorthernecho.co.uk from 7pm.
"01.12.2016 09:16:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Have you got anything to hide online? Columnist Jo Morris on the so-called Snooper's Charter - the most extreme surveillance law to be passed in UK history.
"01.12.2016 09:15:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tech presents for your pet this Christmas Animal-loving Britons will spend more than £250m on their pets this Christmas. Marie Carter, editor of Pets Magazine, looks at what is available for tiddles and fido.
"01.12.2016 08:53:13" thenortheastatwar.co.uk Graffiti left by Durham Light Infantry soldiers in tunnels beneath First World War battlefield is discovered a century on See more pictures of the graffiti left by DLI soldiers in tunnels beneath a French battlefield during the First World War
"01.12.2016 07:42:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk A174 closed eastbound following accident involving vehicle and cyclist Live traffic updates...
"01.12.2016 07:22:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Call for action on Darlington road blighted by crashes The 60mph stretch of road was recently the site of a collision that killed 59-year-old mum of two Christine Watson on Saturday evening.
"01.12.2016 07:21:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Plan to save Cockerton library will be decided in the new year A plan being put together to save a Darlington library from closing down will be determined by the council next month.
"01.12.2016 01:31:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Drink and drug-drive awareness campaign launched in conjunction with The Keys in Yarm A POPULAR nightspot is offering free soft drinks in the run-up to Christmas in a bid to help police clamp down on drink-driving over the festive period
"01.12.2016 01:29:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Further improvements called for at hospital maternity unit MATERNITY services at Darlington Memorial Hospital require further improvements in order to ensure the continued safety of mothers and their babies, inspectors have concluded.
"30.11.2016 23:48:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Missing mother and children found in Wales A MISSING mother, believed to have travelled by coach to Liverpool with her two children, has been found.
"30.11.2016 23:42:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vorderman: I'd like Scarlett to win I'm A Celebrity OUSTED I'm A Celebrity contestant Carol Vorderman says she would like Bishop Auckland Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt to be crowned Queen of the Jungle
"30.11.2016 23:33:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East Bishop urges Government to carry out "a substantial review" of benefit sanctions A NORTH-East Anglican bishop has urged the Government to carry out "a substantial review" of benefit sanctions in the wake of a damning report by the public spending watchdog.
"30.11.2016 20:59:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cocker Spaniel and her five pups returned to owner after massive appeal on Social Media AN appeal to help find a Cocker Spaniel and her five pups has been a success.
"30.11.2016 20:28:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Business as usual at Sunderland despite fresh sale reports SUNDERLAND have insisted it is business as usual at the Stadium of Light despite further revelations that owner Ellis Short is looking to sell the club
"30.11.2016 20:26:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Missing mother may have taken coach from Newcastle to Liverpool with her children A MISSING mother is believed to have travelled by coach to Liverpool with her two children.
"30.11.2016 20:17:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Chance to be a part of history by sponsoring loco component this Christmas STEAM enthusiasts are being given the chance to play their part in history by sponsoring a component on a brand new locomotive.
"30.11.2016 20:15:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Shildon Christmas Fair raises £3,200 for the community RECORD breaking numbers of people poured into St John's Church, Shildon, on Saturday to support the town's festive fair
"30.11.2016 20:12:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former farm labourer facing substantial sentence after guilty verdicts for 1970s' sex abuse A MAN convicted of raping and committing other sexual assaults on two schoolgirls while working as a farm labourer in the 1970s is facing a substantial sentence
"30.11.2016 20:06:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Men jailed for violent robbery which saw victim suffer serious stab wounds A FIFTH man involved in a violent robbery which left the homeowner with stab wounds has been jailed for more than 13 years.
"30.11.2016 20:01:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Protestors gatecrash hospital trust meeting to demand their say over controversial NHS plans PROTESTORS angry at a contentious transformation plan for the NHS gatecrashed a private meeting of a hospital trust's board and governors, telling officials they should “fight tooth and nail” for threatened services.
"30.11.2016 19:17:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Suspended UKIP member accused of trying to create racial hatred in town A PARISH council has notified the police of "offensive" leaflets which appear to have been sent by a controversial former UKIP member
"30.11.2016 19:16:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Talented teen go-kart racer crowned national champ A TALENTED teenage go-kart driver has been crowned national champion at an awards ceremony at Silverstone.
"30.11.2016 18:12:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Controversial housing plan given approval PLANS to build up to 100 new houses between Yarm and Kirklevington have been approved despite fierce opposition.
"30.11.2016 18:06:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tarmac rogue traders sentenced after conning elderly lady A ROGUE trader and his uncle have been sentenced for ripping off an 80-year-old woman who paid £8,800 for substandard work
"30.11.2016 18:03:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hundreds interested in joining team of Archers for the 2017 season of Kynren - An Epic Tale of England ORGANISERS of the open-air night show Kynren- An Epic Tale of England are well on the way to making the show bigger and better next year
"30.11.2016 17:57:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Horror fall jockey's delight after comeback race A JOCKEY has spoken of his joy after a successful ride in his comeback race
"30.11.2016 17:54:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'He didn't need to die that day' Heartbroken mother of Gateshead teenager backs drink drive campaign A GRIEVING mother who lost her teenage son in a devastating car crash is backing a Christmas campaign highlighting the dangers of drink and drug driving
"30.11.2016 16:30:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Safety glasses, torch and packet of Minstrels stolen during Darlington car break-in Something you don't see every day on a list of stolen items... a packet of Minstrels!
"30.11.2016 15:53:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police appeal after robbery at George Hotel in Piercebridge Do you recognise any of the people in the CCTV images here? http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14937693.Police_appeal_after_robbery_at_George_Hotel_in_Piercebridge/
"30.11.2016 14:50:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Horror fall jockey returns to race - just seven weeks after being in coma Good luck to Henry Brooke who is back in the saddle today at Catterick just seven weeks after a horror fall left him in a coma.
If you fancy a flutter, Henry is riding four-year-old filly Sophie Olivia for trainer Martin Todhunter in the 3.30pm race at
"30.11.2016 13:57:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police appeal to trace wanted man, Matthew Haynes, 24 Matthew Haynes, 24, is wanted by Barnard Castle Police in connection with several offences.
"30.11.2016 13:00:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk SCHOOL CLOSURES (Thursday): Teaching assistants to strike for fifth day in dispute over pay Full list of school closures on Thursday as teaching assistants go on strike for a fifth day of industrial action.
"30.11.2016 11:43:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Offshore worker oredered to pay almost £1,000 for racially aggravated assault on Shetland bar doorman An enforced lay-over in Shetland ended up costing a North-East offshore worker almost £1,000 and two nights in the cells after he carried out a racially aggravated assault on a bar doorman.
"30.11.2016 11:05:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Personal details 'may have been accessed' after hackers target National Lottery accounts Thousands of customer accounts on the National Lottery website may have been compromised.
"30.11.2016 10:59:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenage girl indecently assaulted at Bishop Auckland bus station Police have appealed for help to track down a man who indecently assaulted a teenager as she waited for a bus.
"30.11.2016 10:36:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Authorities burying head in sand over Ripon sinkhole collapses, says geologist A leading engineering geologist has called for authorities to stop burying their head in the sand over sinkhole collapses in Ripon, before tragedy strikes. Stuart Minting reports.
"30.11.2016 10:00:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Body in river identified as student rugby player The body found in the River Avon in Bath has been formally identified as a North Yorkshire teenager.
"30.11.2016 07:55:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Motorcyclist killed in collision while volunteering for blood bike charity was the 'embodiment of the unsung hero' A MOTORCYCLIST who died in a collision while volunteering for a charity was the 'embodiment of the unsung hero'. Tributes to motorcyclist who was delivering blood when he was killed in a collision on Monday evening.
"30.11.2016 07:31:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nominations open for The Northern Echo Education Awards 2017 Nominate someone now and help us celebrate everything great that is happening in our schools and colleges, from academic achievements by pupils to innovation within the classroom by staff.
"30.11.2016 07:08:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Horror fall jockey returns to race - just seven weeks after being in coma The 25-year-old suffered extensive blood loss, fractured eight ribs and his right shoulder blade and suffered a punctured lung in a horror fall while riding in a two-and-a-half-mile novice handicap chase.
"30.11.2016 00:58:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cheryl not commenting on pregnancy reports FORMER Girls Aloud singer Cheryl will not comment on reports that she and boyfriend Liam Payne are expecting a child, a spokesman has said.
"29.11.2016 23:59:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk CCTV footage captures moment driver attacks trucker then rams vehicle Not from this region, but this footage is truly shocking
"29.11.2016 23:51:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rafael Benitez admits Newcastle 'missed a great opportunity' as they crashed out of EFL Cup RAFAEL BENITEZ admitted his Newcastle United side's failure to reach the EFL Cup semi-finals was a “missed opportunity”
"29.11.2016 23:46:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Owner devastated after thieves take Cocker Spaniel and her five pups A DOG owner has appealed for the return of his Cocker Spaniel and five pups after they were taken by thieves.
"29.11.2016 23:04:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager threatened by man wielding broken bottle A TEENAGER was threatened by a man wielding a broken bottle.
"29.11.2016 22:42:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hull City 1 Newcastle United 1 (AET) (Hull won 3-1 on penalties) RAFAEL BENITEZ'S greatest moment in management might have come courtesy of a penalty shoot-out, but even the spot-kick loving Spaniard was unable to engineer an end to Newcastle United's wretched record in 12-yard deciders.
"29.11.2016 22:30:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mums in Durham out of Gareth Malone's TV search for Britain's most entertaining choir A "WILDCARD" choir who were representing the North-East in a TV singing competition have gone out on a high
"29.11.2016 20:44:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Amy Tinkler, Police Interceptors and hundreds of well-wishers turn out for Heighington Christmas concert Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler, TV's Police Interceptors and hundreds of well-wishers turned out for Heighington's Christmas concert - but the guest…
"29.11.2016 20:40:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Store worker thwarts knifeman who tried to rob Darlington Post Office A SHOP worker has told how he thwarted a knifeman who tried to rob his store.
"29.11.2016 19:52:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk West Auckland photographer gains national recognition for picture of Newton Aycliffe landmark A PHOTOGRAPHER has received national recognition for an image capturing a key moment in the construction of a modern landmark.
"29.11.2016 19:51:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Detecting dog helps in festive operation A CANINE crime fighter has joined police, Army and council staff in keeping revellers safe this Christmas.
"29.11.2016 19:48:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Chilton Primary School pupils design council's christmas card CREATIVE pupils have designed a town council's Christmas card in preparation for the festive season.
"29.11.2016 19:46:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Barnard Castle's remembrance tree lit up for first time A REMEMBRANCE tree has been lit up in a town's memorial garden for the first time.
"29.11.2016 19:43:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Defence point to "inconsistencies" in prosecution case during trial of 1970s' farm labourer accused of rape of schoolgirls JURORS were pointed to “inconsistencies” in evidence heard over the last week when they consider their verdicts
"29.11.2016 19:41:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Film maker set to receive OBE A FILM maker who launched an independent lifeboat service from his garden – helping to save more than 5,000 people – is to be honoured by the Queen
"29.11.2016 19:33:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Solicitor in court charged with theft of £19,000 from clients A SOLICITOR has appeared in court on Tuesday accused of stealing over £19,000 from clients he was representing.
"29.11.2016 19:31:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police tracing key witnesses to BMW collision which killed 80-year-old pedestrian POLICE are trying to trace key witnesses to a collision in which an elderly man was killed as he walked through his home village
"29.11.2016 19:29:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager charged with voyeurism at North Yorkshire leisure centre A TEENAGER has appeared in court after being charged with voyeurism at a North Yorkshire leisure centre.
"29.11.2016 19:21:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington curry house named British-Bangladeshi restaurant of the year A NORTH-East curry house has earned restaurant of the year status as part of a prestigious annual awards ceremony.
"29.11.2016 18:21:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk "Direction of travel" already decided over hospital cuts, protestors claim A FRESH protest over potential cuts to hospital services is to be held on Wednesday
"29.11.2016 18:17:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Polish man died after fall, say police OFFICERS investigating the death of a Polish man in the North-East believe he died as a result of a fall, police have said.
"29.11.2016 17:40:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk "Direction of travel" already decided over hospital cuts, protestors claim A FRESH protest over potential cuts to hospital services is to be held tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 30) amid claims the “direction of… Fresh protest planned tomorrow to coincide with a “behind closed doors” meeting at Darlington Memorial Hospital involving the board and governors of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
"29.11.2016 17:38:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk I'm a Celebrity star Joel Dommett to appear in tiny Richmond theatre COMEDIAN Joel Dommett is currently roughing it in an Australian jungle, battling it out along with a team of other minor celebrities to take part… Out of the Jungle and into Richmond!
"29.11.2016 17:34:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Polish man died after fall, say police OFFICERS investigating the death of a Polish man in the North-East believe he died as a result of a fall, police have said. Polish man died after fall in Chester-le-Street alley, police say
"29.11.2016 16:04:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man kicked and punched unconscious by gang
"29.11.2016 15:59:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager arrested after park rape The woman was found in Roker Park Road in Sunderland just before 5.25am.
"29.11.2016 14:40:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk 6 ways you can help wildlife survive the cold winter months... and how... IT is approaching that time of year when wildlife needs more help than usual to make sure all creatures great and small make it through the… Ways you can help wildlife survive the cold winter months and how to get a robin to feed from your hand #CountryLife
"29.11.2016 14:09:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newcastle United cancels Eric Bristow appearance at charity event over football abuse tweets The five-time world darts champion sparked outrage on social media with comments about the ongoing child abuse scandal in sport
"29.11.2016 12:55:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vegetarians and vegans 'disgusted' after discovering new £5 note contains animal fat Are you vegetarian or vegan? Are you disgusted or is it much ado about nothing?
"29.11.2016 12:43:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Schoolboy, 13, injured after motorbike hit-and-run in Newton Aycliffe Police are appealing for information following the incident at the boating lake in Newton Aycliffe.
"29.11.2016 12:38:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Motorcyclist killed in collision with Citroen C3
"29.11.2016 11:16:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Heaven has gained an angel' - Christine Watson, 59, named as Darlington car crash victim Sad news - thoughts are with her family
"29.11.2016 10:38:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Win cool Cycology cycling clothing Want to get your hands on some cool #cycling gear ahead of Christmas? Then enter our competition
"29.11.2016 10:20:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham County Council to meet with Unison ahead of fifth day of strike action by teaching assistants COUNCIL chiefs last night said they are to meet with union leaders for talks to seek a resolution to the increasingly bitter teaching assistants dispute
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"29.11.2016 08:13:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vehicle fire causing delays for motorists on A19 Live traffic updates...
"29.11.2016 08:01:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Feathers fly over business rates for bird hide It has no water, electric, toilets or bins and doesn't generate any income - but this modest bird hide may be the only one in Britain to pay business rates.
"29.11.2016 07:57:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police release CCTV images of two women after mobile phones stolen from York shoppers in New Look store Mobile phones taken from shoppers in York's New Look store.
"29.11.2016 07:34:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Leaflets posted through letterboxes falsely warn of an 'influx of Syrian refugees' The flyers claim that 14 Syrian nationals are to be rehoused in the community.
"29.11.2016 07:29:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk £450,000 to progress plans for new road crossing over River Tees to ease A19 congestion The government has pledged £450,000 to progress the Tees crossing plans.
"29.11.2016 07:03:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham County Council to meet with Unison ahead of fifth day of strike action by teaching assistants Council chiefs last night said they are to meet with union leaders for talks to seek a resolution to the increasingly bitter teaching assistants pay dispute.
"29.11.2016 00:39:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk In honour of a local hero SEVENTEEN years ago, just as I was setting out as editor of The Northern Echo, I launched an event to honour the heroes of grass roots sport in the North-East.
"28.11.2016 22:20:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk 150 Catterick troops to be sent to Poland to help deter Russian aggression, Prime Minister confirms THERESA May has confirmed plans to deploy troops from North Yorkshire to Poland
"28.11.2016 21:11:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk First Dates looking for singletons to appear on the show Know someone who is single? Want to see them on TV? They could find love in front of the nation
"28.11.2016 20:01:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bench placed in Northallerton High Street in memory of street sweeper Tommy A JOINERY firm has offered to erect a bench in a town's high street as a gesture of tribute to street sweeper Tommy Walburn who died suddenly.
"28.11.2016 19:58:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Defendant's denials over alleged rapes and sexual assaults of schoolgirls in 70s A MAN accused of raping and committing other serious sexual assaults on two schoolgirls in the 1970s has made repeated denials of the allegations
"28.11.2016 18:57:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk 1970s magazine featuring instructions on DIY Star Wars play sets to be auctioned off "EXCEEDINGLY rare" Star Wars items are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at a specialist auction house in the region on Tuesday
"28.11.2016 18:51:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newcastle's Jack Colback fined after admitting betting charge NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jack Colback has been fined £25,000 after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge for betting.
"28.11.2016 18:38:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington Spraire Lads and Lasses team up with Salvation Army to raise more than £650 A TEAM of young football players will be donating more than £650 to a food parcel scheme as part of a Christmas fundraiser.
"28.11.2016 18:36:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Road crash victims cathedral service EMERGENCY services leaders have pledged to press on with road safety initiatives after joining the family and friends of road traffic victims at a special service
"28.11.2016 18:34:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Racist comments made to teenage boy on bus POLICE are appealing for witnesses after racist comments were made to a teenage boy on a bus.
"28.11.2016 18:33:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk New shop opens in Stockton centre A SHOPPING centre in a once-ailing town is now 95 per cent occupied after the opening of a new outlet thanks to a business rate discount scheme.
"28.11.2016 18:30:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Christmas fair raises cash for cathedral development project MORE than 3,000 visitors helped to raise £21,250 for Ripon Cathedral's plans for a £5m development project.
"28.11.2016 18:28:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Objections to plans for new homes on outskirts of Brompton on Swale PLANS for up to 32 homes on the outskirts of a Richmondshire village have caused concern among residents
"28.11.2016 18:26:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Burglar struck at own gran's home A CONVICTED burglar rang his grandmother to check she was away from home before breaking into her house, a court heard.
"28.11.2016 18:25:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two Tyneside teenagers taken to hospital after taking tablets TWO teenagers have been treated in hospital after taking an unknown substance.
"28.11.2016 18:23:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family raise cash for air ambulance after son is involved in farm vehicle crash THE family of a boy who suffered multiple injuries in a farm vehicle accident are raising money to thank air ambulance medics that helped
"28.11.2016 18:21:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Trio take leap of faith for Children in Need A TRIO of friends have raised more than £3,600 for charity after conquering their fears and completing a skydive.
"28.11.2016 18:17:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newton Aycliffe manufacturer raises awareness for cancer charity A MANUFACTURER has raised £2,000 for Breast Cancer Research following a successful awareness campaign last month.
"28.11.2016 18:09:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Disabled teenager left at station because wheelchair space on train was full of shopping A DISABLED teenager was left cold and upset at a train station after a conductor refused to let her on because the wheelchair space was full of shopping
"28.11.2016 18:03:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk 1970s magazine featuring instructions on DIY Star Wars play sets to be auctioned off Here's one for the Star Wars fans
"28.11.2016 17:51:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Need for new hospital never greater' - MP An MP says a “21st century” hospital is required for his constituency – not a downgrade of the current provision.
"28.11.2016 17:49:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Patients 'put at risk' due to GPs' workloads Patients visiting GPs across the region could be getting unsafe treatment as a result of doctors' overwhelming workload
"28.11.2016 16:30:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk How to help wild birds this winter Heather Barron looks at what we can do to help our feathered friends this winter How to help wild birds this winter #CountryLife
"28.11.2016 15:51:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Convicted sex offender faces prison over extreme images A FOUNDER of a trade association set up to maintain standards in the heir hunting industry has been warned he faces jail after admitting… Convicted 'heir hunter' sex offender faces jail over extreme images of abuse
"28.11.2016 15:47:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police investigate "unexplained death" after man's body found in alley RESIDENTS have today spoken of their shock after police cordoned off part of a North-East town centre following the discovery of a dead body. Police treat death of man in Chester-le-Street alley as "unexplained"
"28.11.2016 15:05:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cheers everyone! Six glorious country pubs to savour in the North-East Peter Barron talks to one of the north's most respected writers on the subject of beer – and asks him to recommend six country pubs. Six recommended country pubs worth a visit in the North East #CountryLife
"28.11.2016 14:06:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Top eater takes on trio of pantomime stars Man v Food v Widow Twankey! Who won?
"28.11.2016 14:04:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fears for nurseries over Government's proposed funding cuts Jenny Chapman has pledged to fight for the “precious” nursery schools in her constituency who fear for their future due to new funding proposals
"28.11.2016 13:35:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Spokes N Words .... with Yorkshire's U19 European cyclocross champion Tom Pidcock TOM Pidcock is the U19 European cyclocross champion.#cycling
"28.11.2016 11:58:24" Timeline Photos It's Cash for Christmas time at The Northern Echo. Every day this week we are printing a token in the paper. All you have to do for your chance to win, is collect each token and attach them to the entry coupon, answer the simple question, fill in your
"28.11.2016 11:14:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Body found in town centre alleyway A police investigation has been launched after a body was found in a town centre alleyway this morning
"28.11.2016 10:58:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Revolutionary Fungal Nail treatment at Darlington's new Foot Clinic A revolutionary new treatment for unsightly fungal nail has arrived in the North-East. Revolutionary Fungal Nail treatment at Darlington's new Foot Clinic
"28.11.2016 10:12:36" Timeline Photos Facebook readers, a primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Worcester is reported to be charging £1 per ticket for the three performances by pupils in Key
"28.11.2016 10:05:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk My 6 favourite views of the North-East and North Yorkshire We live in a region blessed with some of the most spectacular views in Britain. Peter Barron, who was editor of The Northern Echo for 17 years… Spectacular views in the North East and North Yorkshire #CountryLife
"28.11.2016 09:07:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Three arrests after car causes "havoc" on town housing estate POLICE arrested three people after a car caused "havoc" on a housing estate in Middlesbrough.
"28.11.2016 08:18:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Job cuts, council tax increase and lights out on the agenda for Redcar and Cleveland Council UP to 100 jobs could be lost as Redcar and Cleveland continues its battle to balance its books in the face of continued Government cuts.
"28.11.2016 08:16:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Riding charity's anger as youths use its name to get money A CHARITY that runs horse riding activities as therapy is urging people not to hand over money to unscrupulous youths.
"28.11.2016 08:15:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Father of T in The Park death girl Megan Bell welcomes its cancellation THE father of a North-East teenager who died at a Scottish music festival has welcomed the news of its cancellation.
"28.11.2016 08:05:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Judge shows mercy to disabled carer who tried to suffocate his MS-suffering wife and stole £20,000 cash A GAMBLING addict who tried to suffocate his ill wife and also stole £20,000 from her and his frail mother-in-law has been spared jail
"27.11.2016 20:02:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Child injured in collision with car A CHILD was injured in a collision with a car.
"27.11.2016 19:46:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Road closures planned during Heighington carols for Kieran Maxwell PLANNED road closures have been announced to make way for a night to remember in one North-East village.
"27.11.2016 19:45:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Striking image of lifeboat crew member unveiled in Seaham A STRIKING model of a lifeboat crew member has been unveiled on the North-East coast.
"27.11.2016 19:42:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Anglo-Saxon remains from 700AD re-interned into North-East cemetery THE re-interment of 19 Anglo-Saxon skeletons found during an archaeological dig has been marked during a special church service.
"27.11.2016 19:37:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Village takes part in age-old Mexican tradition in run up to Christmas AN ANCIENT tradition hailing from South America has become a yearly ritual in one County Durham village in the run-up to Christmas.
"27.11.2016 19:35:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk End in sight for elderly couple's agonising wait for special shower chair AN elderly couple have spent three agonising months waiting for a special shower chair following a hospital stay.
"27.11.2016 19:01:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington FC hold minute's silence in memory of Bob Cass, Paul Futcher and Jack Avery A MINUTE'S silence was held before Darlington's FA Trophy game with Marine on Sunday.
"27.11.2016 17:07:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington woman killed in head-on collision near Hurworth A WOMAN has died after a head-on collision near Darlington.
"27.11.2016 15:11:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Opposition councillors branded 'idle' in heated debate OPPOSITION councillors have been branded 'idle' after they attempted to stop a plan to allocate £10m worth of funding being set aside for potential investment opportunities
"27.11.2016 14:40:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Every little helps - Praise for Tesco worker who handed over own cash to make little boy's dream come true THEIR slogan is 'Every little helps' and that was certainly the case for a young boy who couldn't afford a toy he had set his heart on…
"27.11.2016 14:23:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Short, sharp cold snap in coming days as winter approaches THE UK is facing a short sharp cold snap in the coming days as winter approaches.
"27.11.2016 12:48:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Walker fell hundreds of feet in Lake District A WALKER was flown to a North-East hospital by helicopter after falling hundreds of feet down a fell in the Lake District.
"27.11.2016 12:29:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Driver on the run after fleeing police following off-road pursuit POLICE are searching for the occupants of a car which led them on an off-road pursuit.
"27.11.2016 12:23:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Van driver held on suspicion of drink driving after hitting lamp post A VAN driver is being held on suspicion of drink-driving after striking a lamp post in Stockton.
"27.11.2016 11:34:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Railway art celebrates train line's heritage A SERIES of interpretation panels depicting the heritage of the Bishop Line have been installed on the station platforms between Darlington and Bishop Auckland
"27.11.2016 11:30:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Criminal conviction for North Yorkshire horse breeder who built cabin home without permission A HORSE breeder's illegal two-bedroom timber cabin home will cost her a £1,050 court bill and has led to her getting a criminal conviction.
"27.11.2016 11:15:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Junior football club reveals ambitious plans A RAPIDLY expanding football club has unveiled a series of ambitious goals which could lead to a market town having a semi-professional team
"27.11.2016 10:43:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Football Association appoints top lawyer to oversee review into historical child sex abuse allegations THE Football Association (FA) has appointed a senior lawyer to assist with its review into historical child sex abuse allegations.
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"27.11.2016 10:08:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'I'm no bully, I was protecting Scarlett,' says I'm A Celebrity loser, Danny Baker EJECTED I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! contestant Danny Baker has denied that he was a bully in the jungle, insisting he was just trying to protect North-East star Scarlett Moffatt
"26.11.2016 18:21:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Leicester 2 Middlesbrough 2 ISLAM Slimani's injury-time penalty rescued a point for Leicester as they got out of jail against Middlesbrough. Boro pay the penalty at the death
"26.11.2016 17:38:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sunderland return to foot of Premier League after losing at Liverpool SUNDERLAND'S wait for a win at Anfield goes on after losing narrowly to Liverpool after looking like they might leave with at least a point.
"26.11.2016 17:37:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newcastle's winning run comes crashing to an end NEVER mind Black Friday, it was a Black Saturday at St James' Park as Newcastle United's hopes of creating history disappeared
"26.11.2016 16:13:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Missing woman believed to be with her two children A WOMAN reported missing is believed to be with her two children. A WOMAN reported missing is believed to be with her two children.
"26.11.2016 11:22:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk A177 reopens after one hospitalised in three-vehicle crash near Sedgefield Take care on the roads in this winter weather
"26.11.2016 09:02:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk THE BIG INTERVIEW: Dwight Gayle on his non-league roots, giving up carpentry and taking photos of Dunston's home ground Dwight Gayle is the leading scorer in the Championship, but a little over five years ago, he was plying his trade in the ninth tier of English… Our chief sports writer Scott Wilson sat down with #Newcastle hotshot Dwight Gayle
"26.11.2016 08:55:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man rescued from Horden house fire A MAN had to be rescued by firefighters from a blaze at a house in County Durham.
"26.11.2016 08:34:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk A Grand send-off for a National hero Denys Smith HUNDREDS turned out on Friday for the funeral of Grand National-winning racehorse trainer Deny Smith. Peter Barron was among the mourners
"26.11.2016 08:30:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Town mourns death of "top bloke" and street cleaner, Tommy HUNDREDS of tributes have been left to a popular street cleaner, who brightened many people's day
"26.11.2016 08:28:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Town was 'front' for major online porn and gambling operation A BUSINESSMAN persuaded more than 400 residents of a North-East town to became directors of companies involved in online pornography and gambling
"26.11.2016 08:25:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced FORMER Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a defining figure of the 20th century, has died aged 90.
"26.11.2016 08:24:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Top schools in the North-East revealed A COUNTY Durham school is in the top five non-faith comprehensives in the country
"26.11.2016 08:19:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Girls' abuser jailed for 19 years, four decades after crimes were committed A MAN who sexually abused two girls in the 1970s told police: “I've been waiting for this moment for 40 years”
"26.11.2016 08:13:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Council launches safety review after knife arrest at Darlington town hall A FULL review has been launched into council security after a man with a knife caused a disturbance in the reception at Darlington town hall.
"25.11.2016 20:30:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Outpouring of respect for giant of North-East sports journalism, Bob Cass, who has died aged 78 A GENUINE legend of North-East sports writing has been remembered as a storyteller and true gentleman by his family and former colleagues. “He always had to defend himself as a journalist after being accused of being a Newcastle fan by Sunderland supporters or a Sunderland fan by Newcastle supporters, but really, he was a Darlington fan.”
"25.11.2016 19:39:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Animals saved from burning stables thanks to bravery of neighbour after arson attack THE owner of a horse and donkey has thanked a selfless neighbour who braved a burning stable to rescue his animals after an arson attack. “I want to say a big thank you. He was very brave. If it hadn't have been for Dave they would have died or would have burned.”
"25.11.2016 19:13:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk A66 reopens following multi-vehicle crash near Barnard Castle THE A66 has been re-opened following a multi-vehicle collision this lunchtime. A66 near Barnard Castle re-opens after multiple vehicle smash
"25.11.2016 19:09:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Town was 'front' for major online porn and gambling operation A BUSINESSMAN who persuaded more than 400 residents of a North-East town to became directors of companies involved in online pornography… Consett - where 400 residents were employed as directors of companies involved in online pornography and gambling
"25.11.2016 16:10:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Five challenges facing farming in 2017 As the end of 2016 approaches, Peter Barron looks at the challenges facing the farming industry in the New Year through the eyes of one of the… Challenges facing farming in 2017. #CountryLife
"25.11.2016 15:51:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Undertaker who abused boys in toilets jailed for 20 years Funeral director Gerald Martin targeted vulnerable teenagers in the late 1970s, 1980s and mid 1990s.
"25.11.2016 15:36:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk CLUE NUMBER 3: Find Sammie and win £50 of Sam Turner vouchers for Christmas SAMMIE is the familiar character who has been adopted as the mascot for Sam Turner and Sons. Clue number 3! Do you have any ideas where Sammie could be hiding?
"25.11.2016 13:46:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk A66 closed in both directions near Barnard Castle following multi-vehicle crash Live traffic updates...
"25.11.2016 12:26:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Gas leak outside church causes disruption on day of Grand National legend Denys Smith's funeral Northern Gas Network is working to fix a leak in South Church, near Bishop Auckland, where hundreds of mourners are due to attend St Andrew's Church for the funeral of legendary racehorse trainer Denys Smith
"25.11.2016 10:59:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Revolutionary Fungal Nail treatment at Darlington's new Foot Clinic A revolutionary new treatment for unsightly fungal nail has arrived in the North-East. Do you suffer from fungal nail infections?
"25.11.2016 10:51:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Aycliffe town centre prepares for a glittering Celebration of Christmas It's sleigh bells and tinsel all the way as Aycliffe town centre prepares for the best Christmas ever. Aycliffe town centre prepares for a glittering Celebration of Christmas
"25.11.2016 10:51:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tributes paid to former Northern Echo writer and respected North-East journalist Bob Cass BOB CASS, who began his journalistic career at The Northern Echo, has died aged 78 following a long fight against cancer.
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"25.11.2016 10:22:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Dog rescued atfer falling 20ft into well FIREFIGHTERS rescued a dog which was trapped down a well in a North Yorkshire village.
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"25.11.2016 10:08:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk UB40 and Level 42 tickets go on sale for Darlington's The Northern Echo Arena summer gig TICKETS for iconic reggae band UB40's first Darlington performance have gone on sale
"25.11.2016 08:35:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Barnard Castle D-Day veteran given France's highest honour A D-Day veteran has been awarded France's highest honour in recognition of the part he played in liberating France during the Second World War.
"25.11.2016 08:01:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Steam train driver Albert Hawman turns 104 and tells the youngsters to get out of the gym and do some hard work HARD work on the railways is the secret to long life, according to one of Darlington's oldest men. "Not many people of today's generation like hard work yet they will pay to go to a gym and exercise there."
"25.11.2016 07:54:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police hunt two men in Vauxhall Corsa after girl assaulted as she walked along lane Can you help police trace two men who are suspected of assaulting a teenage girl near Spennymoor? Anyone with information should call 101 and ask for DC Meehan at Durham City CID.
"25.11.2016 07:41:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fury at 'Draconian' moves at special measures school Parents of pupils at a secondary school placed in special measures say they are livid by the “the aggressive approach of a Draconian academy” which is taking over its management.
"25.11.2016 07:37:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager holds raffle to raise money for Northallerton's Friarage Hospital - despite debilitating condition Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Mewett doesn't let the fatigue-inducing condition Idiopathic Hypersomnia stop her collecting raffle prizes to raise cash for the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
"25.11.2016 07:32:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: Santa, giant robins and fireworks herald Darlington's Christmas lights switch-on Pictures from Darlington's Christmas lights switch on in the market square.
"25.11.2016 07:31:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington's Youth MP Jess Halliday calls for compulsory sex education in schools The 17-year-old said: “I was at Carmel College, a Catholic school, and we did not really get to do sex education."
"25.11.2016 07:21:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man, 40, charged with attempted murder after Hartlepool assault left woman critical Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Inspector David Snaith at Cleveland Police on 101 or people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
"25.11.2016 00:37:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Newcastle United player says he was abused while in the club's youth system A FORMER Newcastle United player has alleged that he was abused in the club's youth system, it has been reported.
"24.11.2016 20:14:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Special is appointed Deputy Chief Constable A FORMER part-time bobby has landed one of the top roles in the North Yorkshire police force. From a Special to being very special!
"24.11.2016 19:08:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teaching assistants stage mass protest on fourth day of strike action AROUND 1,100 teaching assistants took part in a viral internet trend to draw attention to the pay cuts they are facing. Durham County Council's teaching assistants again take their protest to county hall in Durham
"24.11.2016 15:07:35" Ebac Congratulations to Justine Ford for winning our E Care + 8kg/1600rpm dual fill washing machine from The Northern Echo competition! We shall be in touch! Congratulations to Justine on winning the Ebac washing machine!
"24.11.2016 14:05:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bus driver charged following fatal bus crash in Darlington A BUS driver has been charged with causing the death of a pensioner who was killed in Darlington town centre.
"24.11.2016 13:46:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Harry Potter fan's Christmas tree declared magic by J.K. Rowling A HARRY Potter fan has had her Christmas tree declared magic by none other than J.K. Rowling herself. What do you think of this Christmas tree? J.K. Rowling thinks it's magic
"24.11.2016 12:00:26" Timeline Photos Top employer. North Durham CCG is hiring. Find out more and apply: http://ow.ly/sR1c306ubPr
"24.11.2016 11:50:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pedalling the delights of the New Forest MATT Westcott gets on his bike for a cycling break in the picturesque and bike-friendly New Forest Read about my #cycling trip to the New Forest
"24.11.2016 11:23:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parents face Brexit hit as Mothercare warns over clothing price hikes PARENTS are set to be the latest to suffer from the Brexit-hit pound after Mothercare warned over price hikes for baby clothes.
"24.11.2016 11:13:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nearly 2,000 football-related arrests in 2015-16, with Newcastle United having the most banning orders NEARLY 2,000 football-related arrests were made in the most recent season - the first increase in three years, new Home Office figures show.
"24.11.2016 11:02:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Shops ready for record Black Friday despite suggestions of shopper "fatigue" Are you planning to do your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or is it all a marketing swizz? Let us know your thoughts tomorrow.
"24.11.2016 10:41:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: Durham from The Northern Echo archives All today's pictures come from the packet in The Northern Echo archives marked "Durham F", so we've got pictures of fires and festivals. We've also got some pictures that don't seem to fit in at all and which we've filed under "flummoxed".
"24.11.2016 10:22:55" Paul Fraser I'm the Chief Football Writer for The Northern Echo, reporting on Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and Sunderland ... and golf! Get the latest North-East sport updates from Northern Echo chief football writer Paul Fraser on his new Facebook page...
"24.11.2016 09:55:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk How the Bevin Boys were called up when the wartime mines ran short of men Pictures and account of Bevin Boys in Ferryhill during the Second World War.
"24.11.2016 08:03:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Time for the BBC to lay off the Boro Julia Breen says it's time for the BBC to lay off the Boro after another national report highlighting its failings
"24.11.2016 07:42:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham Cathedral coffers are blessed by tax judge who rules in favour of VAT rebate The cathedral has been at odds with the tax authorities about repairs to the historic Prebends Bridge.
"24.11.2016 07:35:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk SCHOOL CLOSURES: Durham County Council's teaching assistants plan further strike action over pay Full list of today's school closures as teaching assistants stage second day of 48-hour strike
"24.11.2016 07:28:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk A689 closed due to flooding from burst water main Live traffic updates...
"24.11.2016 07:12:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager due to be sentenced for Newton Aycliffe stabbing - a year-and-a-half after attack A youth will finally be sentenced next month for stabbing another teenager – almost a year-and-a-half after the attack took place.
"23.11.2016 23:18:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Win cool Cycology cycling clothing CYCLING is about more than middle-aged men in Lycra. Your chance to win cool Cycology #cycling clothing
"23.11.2016 22:12:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nissan unanimously nominated for Freedom of Sunderland CAR manufacturer Nissan has been unanimously nominated for the Freedom of the City of Sunderland. First car plant to be given such an honour?
"23.11.2016 21:11:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Banned driver who gave false details to police jailed for perverting the course of justice A BANNED driver gave his brother-in-law's details to police when stopped driving his girlfriend's car, a court heard. Driver banned from roads for drink driving jailed for perverting course of justice after being caught at wheel of girlfriend's car
"23.11.2016 20:41:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham County Council's teaching assistants plan further strike action over wage-cut contract impasse FOUR more days of strikes have been announced as Durham County Council's teaching assistants returned to the picket line for the first day of a… Teaching assistants plan further four days of strike action over Durham County Council contract change
"23.11.2016 18:20:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk New radio station for football club Match commentaries on matches involving this North-East football club will be broadcast online on its new radio station
"23.11.2016 18:09:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Kieran Maxwell wields a gun before being bundled into police car by Police Interceptor Damo What's all this about? Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg held up at gunpoint?
"23.11.2016 17:53:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family raise questions over death of 13-year-old who had a fascination with fire A MUCH-LOVED teenager who had a fascination with fire probably died after burning toxic substances, a coroner's court has ruled.
"23.11.2016 17:48:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Murder inquiry launched after Hartlepool man dies after suffering head injuries THE death of a Hartlepool man found with serious head injuries has become a murder enquiry after the victim died on Monday.
"23.11.2016 17:30:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cops and robbers inspire creativity in students STUDENTS are proving to be a law unto themselves as they tap into their creativity to promote a charity ball.
"23.11.2016 17:26:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Knockout date on the cards for boxing club AN amateur boxing club that has been going for quarter of a century will see two stalwarts celebrate their own milestones
"23.11.2016 17:24:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Disrupting meetings could lead to ban from the town hall COUNCILLORS are warning that people disrupting town hall meetings in Middlesbrough could face a ban, after police were called last month.
"23.11.2016 17:21:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bradley Lowery to switch on council's lights in Durham A BRAVE five-year-old boy is looking forward to turning on the Christmas lights in Durham.
"23.11.2016 17:19:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rugby club succeed in scoring the Longest Try A RUGBY club has celebrated after members completed a gruelling challenge of scoring the "longest try"
"23.11.2016 17:06:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Enough is enough' - police issue final warning to teenagers making lives a misery in Darlington and Newton Aycliffe DESTRUCTIVE teenagers who have been making residents' lives a misery are being warned by police that “enough is enough”. What are you experiences in Darlington and Newton Aycliffe? Are police doing enough? Should parents be doing more? Let us know below.
"23.11.2016 16:37:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East business gives its reaction to the Government's Autumn Statement NORTH-East business chiefs have given their reaction to the Government's Autumn Statement.
"23.11.2016 15:58:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Life-changing' injuries suffered by woman in Hartlepool house assault A WOMAN has suffered 'life-changing' injuries after being assaulted at a house in Hartlepool.
"23.11.2016 15:53:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Great Ayton Christmas fair to feature X-Factor contestant Abi Alton FORMER X-Factor contestant Abi Alton is to join a village's Christmas fair and lights switch-on.
"23.11.2016 15:52:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nominations open for The Northern Echo Education Awards 2017 Nominate someone now and help us celebrate everything great that is happening in our schools and colleges, from academic achievements by pupils to innovation within the classroom by staff.
"23.11.2016 15:50:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Disabled taxi service hailed a great success A TAXI service tailored to meet the needs of the disabled and frail has been hailed a success.
"23.11.2016 15:49:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police urge family of missing woman to come forward after her car is discovered in Yorkshire Dales POLICE are appealing to the family and friends of a missing woman to get in touch.
"23.11.2016 15:47:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Match in memory of rugby player who died suddenly while on holiday A RUGBY match in memory of a young player who died suddenly on holiday will be held on Friday.
"23.11.2016 15:42:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Glittering fundraiser honours singer who died from cancer aged just 15 A GLITTERING fundraising ball in memory of a teenage girl who died of cancer has raised £2,000 for charity.
"23.11.2016 15:05:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fears over plans for hospital work in Northallerton DEVELOPMENT plans at a North Yorkshire hospital could hit elderly and vulnerable neighbours who fear increased noise and anti-social behaviour.
"23.11.2016 15:02:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Grant saves Witton Park church organ A VILLAGE'S church organ has been saved thanks to a community fund grant.
"23.11.2016 14:58:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Work gets underway on new Colburn development ORK is underway on a new housing development in Colburn.
"23.11.2016 14:58:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vets forced to drug animals on Bonfire Night call for firework ban in light of attack on cat VETS are calling for a ban on fireworks after being forced to treat a badly injured cat and drug scores of animals
"23.11.2016 14:57:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Encouragement, but air of caution follows Autumn Statement - North-East civil engineering chief A NORTH-East civil engineering chief has given his reaction to the Government's Autumn Statement.
"23.11.2016 14:44:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Meningitis survivor Lyndon Longhorne patrols County Durham with Police Interceptor Spike A MENINGITIS survivor experienced a night on the road with a police interceptor after inspiring officers with his bravery.
"23.11.2016 14:42:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Air ambulance left £1m short for ambitious plan after Autumn Statement announcement THE Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) been granted £1m in the Government's Autumn Statement
"23.11.2016 13:17:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk High Court reserves judgement on North Yorkshire fracking decision THE High Court has reserved its judgment on a legal challenge against one of the first planning applications to carry out fracking in England.
"23.11.2016 11:55:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Live updates as the Chancellor delivers his Autumn Statement, plus reaction from North-East business Live updates as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers his Autumn Statement, his first major financial statement since the UK voted to leave the European Union.
"23.11.2016 11:31:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Sunderland player Paul Stewart: I was abused as child by football coach FORMER Sunderland player Paul Stewart has said he was abused as a child by a football coach.
"23.11.2016 09:50:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Second man held as police investigate robbery in which woman, 70, was tied up A SECOND man has been arrested after a 70-year-old woman was tied up and robbed in Middlesbrough.
"23.11.2016 08:39:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Three vehicles involved in accident on A174 at Greystones Roundabout Live traffic updates...
"23.11.2016 08:13:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East schoolgirl on target to help world's poorest in Peru Izzy Rickaby, 16, is aiming to take on the expedition of a lifetime by travelling to villagers living in a remote area of southern Peru.
"23.11.2016 08:10:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk School Closures: County Durham schools close as teaching assistants stage second two-day strike Full list of school closures on Wednesday and Thursday as teaching assistants stage second strike over pay
"23.11.2016 07:58:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police appealing for help to find missing Hartlepool teenager Anyone who has seen her or who knows her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
"23.11.2016 07:57:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Harley Davison and Kawasaki motorbikes stolen during burglary on industrial estate
"23.11.2016 07:42:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police anxious to find missing Hartlepool woman after she makes contact in distressed state
"23.11.2016 07:25:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Eleven-year-old girl turned amateur detective to record pensioner who pestered her for kisses David Peckett, 71, asked the 11-year-old child if she liked sex.
"23.11.2016 07:19:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Couple's home flooded again after council's drainage work fails to protect home Cancer sufferer Brian Pike said he spent much of Monday night battling in vain to stop rising flood water entering his home.
"23.11.2016 07:14:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Good Samaritans' shaken as drug-taker rouses and pulls knife on them in bus station Terrifying for the women who went to his aid...
"22.11.2016 21:03:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Happy Mondays and Heather Small confirmed to play Sunniside Live in Sunderland It's the night for North-East gig news - Happy Mondays and Heather Small to play Sunderland festival
"22.11.2016 20:14:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Schools in County Durham to close as teaching assistants stage second strike MORE than 100 pickets are due to take place outside schools across County Durham tomorrow (Wednesday, November 23) as teaching assistants go on… Durham County Council teaching assistants begin second two day strike tomorrow
"22.11.2016 19:37:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Depot tour for Spencer, the bus mad five-year-old A BUS mad little boy has been given a personal tour of a depot.
"22.11.2016 19:25:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Deluge causes chaos across the region SEVERAL areas across the North-East were today recovering from Monday night's deluge.
"22.11.2016 18:12:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Community in mourning after the death of much-loved former Staithes lifeboatman A FISHING community is in mourning after the death of one of the village's best known and loved characters.
"22.11.2016 18:09:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington's celebrity wedding of the year - Rent a Cop's Francis Jones and Rachel Bruce announce their big day A DATE has been set for Darlington's celebrity wedding of the year.
"22.11.2016 18:00:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk UB40 and Level 42 to play summer gig at Darlington Mowden Park's The Northern Echo Arena REGGAE chart toppers UB40 will play Darlington's The Northern Echo Arena next summer.
"22.11.2016 17:56:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Community in mourning after the death of much-loved former Staithes lifeboatman Sad news on the death of a much-loved local hero
"22.11.2016 17:00:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Photographers... capture the beauty of winter for a chance to win some... CALLING all amateur photographers. Photographers... capture the beauty of winter for a chance to win some Christmas cash! #CountryLife
"22.11.2016 16:50:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Statue of lifeboat crew member to be unveiled in North-East coastal town A STATUE of a historic RNLI lifeboat crew member is set to be unveiled at a North-East coastal town at the weekend.
"22.11.2016 16:47:21" redworthfurniture.co.uk Furniture Stores Bishop Auckland & Shildon Furniture Stores Bishop Auckland and Shildon, Furniture Stores County Durham Our friends at Redworth Furniture have a great offer for Black Friday you don't want to miss. Texas in a choice of grey or brown luxury fabric was £1,199 now £99!
"22.11.2016 16:38:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man pocketed £35,000 selling fake art said to be by Pitman Painter Norman Cornish A MAN has pleaded guilty to selling fake artwork he claimed was by renowned colliery artist Norman Cornish for which he pocketed around £35,000.
"22.11.2016 15:45:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk What a great sport! Our own chief sports writer Scott Wilson models the... Heather Barron checks out the latest country fashions for men - and picks her male model from the stylish Northern Echo sports desk What a great sport! Our own chief sports writer Scott Wilson models the latest country fashions for men #CountryLife
"22.11.2016 15:42:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bishop blessed Teesdale school's new stained glass window to celebrate their 250th anniversary A TEESDALE primary school had a special visitor on Monday as it unveiled a new stained glass window to mark its 200th anniversary.
"22.11.2016 15:36:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Kicking up a stink about overflowing dog poo bins in Darlington A STREET CHAMPION has kicked up a stink about overflowing dog poo bins in Darlington.
"22.11.2016 15:15:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Head makes a parting gift to school A HEAD teacher has unveiled a colourful mural to mark her retirement next year. A HEAD teacher has unveiled a colourful mural to mark her retirement next year.
"22.11.2016 14:54:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Decorated professor Lord Robert Winston to give genetics talk in the North-East A SCIENTIFIC masterclass will be delivered in the North-East by decorated medical professor and television personality, Lord Robert Winston.
"22.11.2016 14:50:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Trench newspaper created by young visitors to Green Howards Museum to mark the end of the Battle of the Somme A TRENCH newspaper created largely by local children has been published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of end of the Battle of the Somme. TRENCH newspaper created largely by local children has been published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of end of the Battle of the Somme.
"22.11.2016 14:41:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman's back windscreen shattered after being surrounded by jeering youths on Darlington street A WOMAN was surrounded by a group of jeering youths who then smashed her back windscreen, when she stopped her car on Darlington's Geneva Road
"22.11.2016 14:34:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman bitten by dog in Hamsterley Forest POLICE are investigating after a woman was attacked and bitten by a terrier-type dog being walked by a couple in their 40s in Hamsterley Forest
"22.11.2016 13:58:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk International rugby returns to Darlington INTERNATIONAL rugby will return to Darlington next year, with Darlington Mowden Park's Northern Echo Arena set to host England Under-20s.
"22.11.2016 13:20:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Campaigners take North Yorkshire fracking challenge to High Court Strong feelings on show at the High Court today over controversial fracking plans
"22.11.2016 12:15:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Body of elderly man recovered from Staithes harbour THE BODY of an elderly man has been recovered from the harbour at a North Yorkshire coastal village.
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"22.11.2016 11:37:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Villagers take fracking challenge to High Court today CAMPAIGNERS from a small village will today;challenge one of the first planning applications to carry out fracking in England. We will have the latest on this story as it develops today.
"22.11.2016 11:25:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager admits killing Dale Arnold in daylight stabbing in County Durham village A TEENAGER has admitted killing a man who was found with stab wounds in a County Durham village in the summer.
"22.11.2016 10:21:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Investigation after two house fires started within minutes of each other on nearby streets Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police's Major Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101.
"22.11.2016 08:33:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Toy appeal prepared to help hundreds of Darlington children in need this Christmas Toys can be donated at The Northern Echo's Priestgate offices, The Salvation Army's headquarters, Thompson Street East, the Footprints Christian bookshop, Skinnergate, or the Virgin Money store, High Row.
"22.11.2016 08:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Troublemaking schoolboy goes from couch potato to European champion An overweight and unruly boy has turned his life around thanks to a coach who offered free training sessions to get him off the street.
"22.11.2016 07:53:51" Timeline Photos Voting has opened to find the North-East's Winning Smile. After six months of competition it's down to public vote. Click here to choose your favourite and see one walk away with a fantastic digital SLR camera just in time for Christmas.
"22.11.2016 07:45:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Musician plans £1.2m Darlington wedding venue with 'wedding dress sized' toilets and glamping If approved, The Westfield Wedding Venue would boast a 210 guest capacity, a play zone for children and on-site 'glamping' huts – as well as a toilet big enough for oversized wedding dresses.
"22.11.2016 07:26:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wild weather leads to flood warnings and road closures ROAD CLOSURES: Live traffic updates...
"22.11.2016 07:17:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Driver in road clash with neighbour, following previous dispute A lingering neighbour's dispute was played out on the road, when both parties came together as they were driving in the same direction, a court heard.
"22.11.2016 07:05:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sniffing out the best countryside walks for you and your dog Heather Barron talks to dog-walking enthusiast Tony Hall who loved his outings with his two Beagles, Darwin and Huxley, so much that he launched… Sniffing out the best countryside walks for you and your dog #CountryLife
"21.11.2016 22:35:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East PCC says Home Secretary Amber Rudd was wrong to reject 'Battle of Orgreave' policing inquiry A NORTH-EAST Police and Crime Commissioner who acted for miners when she was a barrister said the Home Secretary was wrong not to order an… PCC Vera Baird criticises failure to launch policing inquiry into 'Battle of Orgreave'
"21.11.2016 20:32:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk IPCC confirm investigation is ongoing following Dillon Turner quad bike death THE Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has confirmed an investigation is ongoing after a teenager died following a quad bike accident
"21.11.2016 20:30:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Flood alerts issued as region hit by heavy rain and winds Have you seen any flooding or suffered any damage from gales? Email email@example.com or leave a message below
"21.11.2016 19:20:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Head-Turners - hats to keep you ahead of the game Hats may have taken a bit of a dip in some fashion circles of late but they are still essential wear for those out and about in the countryside.… Head-Turners - hats to keep you ahead of the game #CountryLife
"21.11.2016 18:42:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police Interceptors to launch cop calendar for 2017 THE Police Interceptors are making the move from television monitors to merchandise by launching their own charitable calendar for 2017.
"21.11.2016 18:42:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Voting opens to find the North-East's 'Winning Smile' A MUDDY runner and a baby giggling at just eight days' old have won October's Winning Smile as voting opens to find the overall winner.
"21.11.2016 18:39:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lanchester residents counting cost of damages after power surge causes appliances to blow-out RESIDENTS of a North-East village are counting the cost after dozens of electric appliances blew out following a power surge
"21.11.2016 18:36:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington woman cleared over £1m cigarette smuggling scam, 15 others plead guilty A WOMAN has been cleared of involvement in a £1m cigarette smuggling scam - while 15 others await sentence. A WOMAN has been cleared of involvement in a £1m cigarette smuggling scam - while 15 others await sentence
"21.11.2016 17:19:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Son of major Yorkshire Dales firm founder held in Turkish jail after fatal crash THE son of the founder of one of the Yorkshire Dales largest firms is being held in a Turkish jail following a fatal road crash
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"21.11.2016 15:26:41" Here are the monthly winners of the Winning Smile photography competition, launched in partnership with Darlington Building Society.
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It's now up to you to decide which of our 12 monthly winners will walk away with a brand new digital SLR camera, just in
"21.11.2016 15:13:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fire crews called to Consett takeaway FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a North-East takeaway.
"21.11.2016 15:10:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fracking in North Yorkshire - judges to decide SENIOR judges will tomorrow be asked to decide on whether #fracking should be allowed to go ahead in North Yorkshire.
"21.11.2016 15:04:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Flood warning issued for North-East as heavy rain and strong winds set to batter region HEAVY rain and gale force winds will continue to lash Britain in the wake of Storm Angus, bringing further risk of flooding.
"21.11.2016 14:57:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk The day Charles Dickens came to Darlington Famous author heads North to do research, gets vexed with an editor, goes on tour, and wows the crowd in 'little Darlington'
"21.11.2016 14:47:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'More of us making longer journeys to work' - TUC THE number of workers in the North-East with daily commutes of two hours or more has increased by a fifth over the past five years
"21.11.2016 14:44:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Doorman treated for head injuries after fight in Hartlepool street A DOORMAN suffered head injuries in a fight in Hartlepool town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.
"21.11.2016 14:42:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Brightly-dressed burglar sought after damage at sheltered housing A BURGLAR who wore a high-visibility jacket to break in to accommodation for vulnerable people is being hunted by police.
"21.11.2016 14:42:38" sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk Saturday 26 November Once again, we bring to you the Christmas Craft & Food Fair here at Sedgefield Racecourse The Grotto will be open early to offer families and adults the perfect opportunity to enjoy a day out whilst finding that unique Christmas Gift for loved ones. This The perfect place to choose that unique Christmas Gift for all your loved ones. With The Grotto open early bring along the kids to meet Santa – the adults can say hello too!
"21.11.2016 14:40:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tribute to be paid to North-East agony aunt Denise Robertson at hospice remembrance service A SPECIAL tribute will be made to North-East agony aunt Denise Robertson at an annual service for families to remember their loved ones.
"21.11.2016 14:33:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pedestrian killed on A1 was first year Durham University student A TEENAGER who was killed after being hit by a lorry on the A1 was a first year Durham University student.
"21.11.2016 14:31:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nominations open for The Northern Echo Education Awards 2017 Nominate someone now and help us celebrate everything great that is happening in our schools and colleges, from academic achievements by pupils to innovation within the classroom by staff.
"21.11.2016 14:20:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tested: VW Tiguan SEL TDI SCR 4Motion (Price, as tested, £34,060) IT'S eight years since the Tiguan was launched and so the car that sits only behind the Golf and the Polo as VW's biggest UK seller was probably due a makeover
"21.11.2016 14:14:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk The Beach Boys head for North Yorkshire coast MUSIC LEGENDS The Beach Boys are heading to North Yorkshire next year to perform some of the greatest hits from their 50-year career.
"21.11.2016 13:26:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Churchgoer sought after hundreds of pounds of charity money stolen during concert A CALLOUS thief is believed to have stolen up to £900 raised during a charity concert in a church.
"21.11.2016 12:21:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man wanted over alleged attempt to steal Lego A MAN is being hunted by police in connection with reports of an attempted theft of Lego.
"21.11.2016 11:53:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Trouble between inmates at prison holding Adam Johnson quelled by staff It's not known whether or not Johnson was involved
"21.11.2016 10:57:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Morrisons slash petrol prices below £1 a litre - but you need to spend £50 in store to benefit MORRISONS are starting a pre-Christmas fuel price war, slashing the cost of petrol below £1 a litre.
"21.11.2016 10:37:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington confirm December move to Blackwell Meadows, but first game will not be against Salford City DARLINGTON'S first game at Blackwell Meadows will not be next week against Salford City on December 3
"21.11.2016 10:35:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Northern leaders urge Chancellor to fund improved transport infrastructure Northern politicians have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to prioritise "northern powerhouse rail" over Crossrail
"21.11.2016 09:02:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Flood warning issued for North-East as heavy rain and strong winds set to batter region A flood warning has been issued for the North-East with heavy rain and strong winds expected to batter the region later today.
"21.11.2016 08:30:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Investigations ongoing one year after teenage brothers' skulls were stolen from grave in 'gypsy feud' Investigations are ongoing into a so-called gypsy feud which culminated in the theft of two skulls from a grave in County Durham one year ago.
"21.11.2016 08:17:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Delays for motorists heading into Darlington after crash on A68 Live traffic updates...
"21.11.2016 08:15:18" Timeline Photos Former Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is having his interview for the post of England manager today. If you were on the FA panel what is the question you would most like to ask him? Also, what's the strangest question you've been asked when you've
"21.11.2016 07:56:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Put the bills in my name' - Councillor protests £50 council levy for jumble sales After hearing about a vicar facing a £50 fee for hosting a Christmas fair, Cllr Gerald Lee decided to take on the council.
"21.11.2016 07:49:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk One lane of A1(M) southbound blocked after crash involving two cars and HGV Live traffic updates...
"21.11.2016 07:30:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rape, possession of Class A drugs and drink driving - Chief Inspector and at least 26 police officers arrested for range of offences Freedom of Information request reveals arrests within North-East police forces since 2014.
"20.11.2016 21:16:24" Timeline Photos Great shot of South Park by reader Mick Harle
"20.11.2016 18:21:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Big smiles all round as Chilton teen with rare genetic condition meets football legend Alan Shearer Alan Shearer made this young man's day
"20.11.2016 18:18:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East residents back charity's appeal to help seriously ill veteran furnish his family home A soldier who fell upon hard times after being diagnosed with a serious illness is looking forward to a brighter future thanks to a veteran support charity
"20.11.2016 16:46:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police name teenage pedestrian killed in collision with HGV on A1 motorway Update: Police have named the pedestrian killed on the A1 this weekend
"20.11.2016 14:07:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk VIDEO: Watch the moment Rent-a-Cop star Francis Jones popped the question to his long-suffering colleague SELF-STYLED Spartan Francis Jones is finally marrying his feisty office manager and TV co-star, Rachel Bruce. Congratulations to Spartan Warrior Francis Jones on his engagement to his Rent-a-Cop co-star Rachel Bruce
"20.11.2016 10:39:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Egg producer fears for his hens after planners reject house proposals This farmer thinks his 4,700 hens are at risk
"19.11.2016 18:16:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cyclocross riders get down and dirty at Sedgefield IT was muddy and cold at Sedgefield on Saturday, but that didn't bother those taking part in some high energy cyclocross action.
"19.11.2016 16:00:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rock band and revellers snowed in at Britain's highest pub Which rock band were stranded in a North Yorkshire pub last night?
"19.11.2016 12:08:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk A1 closed in both directions overnight after serious collision in County Durham A pedestrian has died on the A1 after being struck by a heavy goods vehicle
"19.11.2016 11:29:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk A1 closed in both directions overnight after serious collision in County Durham A serious accident closed the A1 in County Durham overnight
"19.11.2016 11:02:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch stunning drone footage of snow and wintry weather in North Yorkshire Stunning footage of beautiful North Yorkshire
"19.11.2016 10:34:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk 15-year-old girl left with facial injuries after being kicked and punched in Darlington park Hospital staff were so concerned when seeing video footage of the confrontation involving the Darlington schoolgirl they were treating, they reported it to the police.
"19.11.2016 00:56:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rescued North Yorkshire pub in running for CAMRA Pub of the Year A PUB rescued through a community buyout is in the running to win a prestigious award
"19.11.2016 00:45:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Darlington director joins Bishop Auckland FORMER Darlington director Dave Mills has joined Bishop Auckland.
"19.11.2016 00:35:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk As winter approaches some photos of snowfalls of yesteryear WINTER is approaching and snow has begun to fall across the region so we look back at how we recorded snowfalls some years ago.
"18.11.2016 22:09:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Clarkson, May and Hammond's Grand Tour hits top gear as first episode receives rave reviews Have you seen the first episode of The Grand Tour? Let us know what you thought
"18.11.2016 21:52:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk North Yorkshire villagers travel to High Court next week to challenge 'fracking' application CAMPAIGNERS from a small village go to the High Court next week to challenge one of the first 'fracking' applications
"18.11.2016 21:06:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police appeal for information about BMW involved in Darlington hit and run POLICE are trying to trace a vehicle involved in a daylight hit and run in Darlington.
"18.11.2016 21:00:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Car Torque ... with Squeeze singer and guitarist Glenn Tilbrook GLENN Tilbrook is one of Britain's most cherished singers, guitarists and songwriters. My latest celebrity motoring interview - a man used to being Up The Junction
"18.11.2016 18:46:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk TV architect casts eye over work to restore Durham Cathedral A TV architect has been taking a look at the progress of work to restore one of the North-East's most iconic buildings.
"18.11.2016 18:35:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Three arrested after stolen car being sought by police is involved in crash TWO men and one woman have been arrested after a collision in Newcastle city centre.
"18.11.2016 18:33:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Re-interment of Anglo-Saxon bodies at church A SPECIAL church service has been arranged to mark the re-internment of almost 20 Anglo-Saxon skeletons
"18.11.2016 18:21:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Region pitches in to help the Children in Need FROM baking cakes to being gunged, the North-East came out in force to support Children in Need day on Friday.
"18.11.2016 16:40:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Crossdressing clown jailed for Middleton-in-Teesdale Co-op robbery Staff were terrified when he entered the shop clad in a dress and clown mask.
"18.11.2016 16:35:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Strike turns ugly in ironworking village Witton Park Chris Lloyd tells the story of the 1866 strike by ironworkers in Witton Park which lasted for most of the summer.
"18.11.2016 15:17:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nominations open for The Northern Echo Education Awards 2017 Nominate someone now and help us celebrate everything great that is happening in our schools and colleges, from academic achievements by pupils to innovation within the classroom by staff.
"18.11.2016 14:20:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Ant & Dec fan gets cheeky tattoo of his heroes on his backside Do you have any celebrity tattoos? Are you happy with them or were they a disaster? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post them here.
"18.11.2016 14:15:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk The plants believed to have ancient powers - including a cure for... Peter Barron talks to a North-East teacher with a passion for plants – and discovers the healthy secrets of the countryside The plants believed to have ancient powers - including a cure for baldness and stirring sexual passions in women #CountryLife
"18.11.2016 12:53:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Colburn man wanted for return to prison is arrested after tip-off Police located the 18-year-old after a tip-off by a member of the public.
"18.11.2016 12:00:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Snow is falling - and more is on the way Snow has fallen in some parts of the country and there is a possibility of more on the way, forecasters say. Wrap up well out there
"18.11.2016 11:09:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Five great things to do this weekend Not feeling festive yet? Christmas at Beamish Museum might fix that...
"18.11.2016 10:30:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police renew appeal to trace Alan Unwin not seen by family since September If you have any information which could help trace Alan Urwin please call Durham Police on 101.
"18.11.2016 08:36:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington crash at Whessoe Road result of black ice - reports Black ice is reported to have caused a two car crash in Darlington this morning.
"18.11.2016 08:21:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Concerns raised over re-routing of buses as part of plan for new station in Durham Objectors say the proposal to re-route traffic as part of the new North Road bus station in Durham was not made clear during a public consultation.
"18.11.2016 08:19:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Broken down vehicle causing long delays on A19 northbound Live traffic updates...
"18.11.2016 07:59:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Calls for greater awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer The report forecasts an estimated extra £2 billion in cancer costs by 2025 and around 6,700 cancer deaths in the UK every year that are associated with alcohol.
"18.11.2016 07:49:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tourism agency launches new brand to change perspectives on County Durham New brand launched to promote County Durham as a great place to live, work, study, invest and to visit.
"18.11.2016 07:47:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Yarm High Street partially blocked after car crashes into wall near school Live traffic updates...
"18.11.2016 07:22:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington's council may soon be unable to meet its legal obligations, warns chief executive Ada Burns Ada Burns, chief executive of Darlington Borough Council, has blamed Government austerity measures for the £12.5million programme of swingeing budget cuts being implemented across the town.
"17.11.2016 20:23:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Protest as demolition looms for iconic mine There appears to be some hope that this relic of the mining industry could yet be saved
"17.11.2016 19:23:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Inspirational children recognised in North-East Braveheart Awards Moving tales of courage in the face of adversity. Bravehearts indeed.
"17.11.2016 18:57:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES: Friendly cat suffers suffers horrific injuries after lit firework strapped to its neck A CAT has suffered horrific injuries and needed a leg amputating after apparently having a lit firework strapped to its neck. 'Senseless' act of cruelty to 'gorgeous and affectionate' cat
"17.11.2016 18:05:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Loner found with stash of indecent pics avoids jail Police found an astonishing 1.8 million images on the computer of a loner with an obsession for child abuse
"17.11.2016 17:57:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lee Pettite was 'pursued and shot in back as he fled', murder trial told Day one of the trial of two men accused of murdering Lee Pettite in Middlesbrough
"17.11.2016 16:36:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Shoppers kick up a stink over raw sewage in Darlington supermarket Drain problems caused an 'inhuman stink' near the deli counter in Morrisons yesterday
"17.11.2016 15:24:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man admits stealing £125,000 from the Post Office
"17.11.2016 15:07:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Chimney collapses into Darlington street
"17.11.2016 14:48:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk CLUE NUMBER 2: Find Sammie and win £50 worth of Sam Turner vouchers for Christmas SAMMIE is the familiar character who has been adopted as the mascot for Sam Turner and Sons. Fancy winning £50 of Sam Turners vouchers?
"17.11.2016 13:30:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Soldier pleads 'not guilty' to murder of 24-year-old Alice Ruggles Alice Ruggles suffered fatal injuries during an attack at her home on Rawling Road in Gateshead.
"17.11.2016 13:26:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Burglars steal boilers and cookers from new homes on County Durham building site Thieves targeted newly-built homes.
"17.11.2016 13:16:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man assaulted after altercation with 'bodybuilder-type' man inside Chilton takeaway
"17.11.2016 12:36:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man admits murder charge on eve of Lee Pettite trial Two other men have denied Mr Pettite's murder following pleas taken today at Teesside Crown Court.
"17.11.2016 12:00:31" Timeline Photos Top employer. The Chophouse Braintree is hiring. Find out more and apply: http://ow.ly/MMA6306gcdh
"17.11.2016 11:02:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman train passenger 'touched inappropriately' on North Yorkshire service Do you recognise this man? Contact police by texting to 61016 or phoning 0800-405040 quoting reference 294 of 4/11. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.
"17.11.2016 09:15:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Northumbria Police to increase number of firearms officers by 50 per cent The move is a result of an extra £140million in Government funding to increase firearms capability at a select number of UK police forces.
"17.11.2016 08:24:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wensleydale rugby fans to score 245 mile try at Twickenham in front of 80,000 fans Seven Wensleydale Rugby Club players and supporters are covering the distance from Leyburn to Twickenham, in London.
"17.11.2016 07:45:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Jail for Durham man who tried to prevent witness from giving evidence He was described as the “author of his own downfall” after security staff in the foyer of Durham Crown Court overheard him loudly making calls to the witness.
"17.11.2016 07:31:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parents of sick children join forces as region's medical centre stops free parking Parents of children with serious illnesses have condemned a hospital trust for pulling the plug on free parking.
"17.11.2016 07:22:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nine North-East councillors named after failing to pay £10,000 council tax on time A North-East councillor received a voting ban and eight others received court summons after failing to pay more than £10,000 of council tax.
"17.11.2016 07:18:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Disabled Newton Aycliffe pensioner reduced to tears over power cuts which left him unable to move around his home Four power cuts in the space of ten days has left a Newton Aycliffe pensioner “depressed” and even reduced him to tears as he is reliant on a stairlift to get between floors.
"16.11.2016 19:26:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk NATO firefighters train at international base on Darlington's doorstep 'Scorched carcasses of passenger planes, military jets and chemical tankers scattered metres away from an airport runway'
"16.11.2016 19:04:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Drivers urged to cut their speeds and pedestrians dress brightly during dark nights DRIVERS are being urged to cut their speeds in a bid to keep roads safe during the dark night period.
"16.11.2016 18:59:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough motorbike thief lands another jail sentence A YOUNG father is facing a further spell in jail after he was convicted of stealing a motorbike and setting fire to it.
"16.11.2016 18:55:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Suspended jail term for mechanic involved in seven and-a-half mile long police pursuit
"16.11.2016 18:51:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Charlie Hurley to be honoured at Sunderland's Stadium of Light FANS heading to the Stadium of Light for Sunderland's home game with Hull City are being urged: “Get there early, for Hurley.”
"16.11.2016 18:46:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Jail sentence for Teesside drug driver who sent pedestrian flying and smashed into vehicles A DRUG driver hit a town centre reveller and collided with several vehicles, leaving their occupants with whiplash-style injuries. A DRUG driver hit a town centre reveller and collided with several vehicles, leaving their occupants with whiplash-style injuries.
"16.11.2016 18:39:10" Timeline Photos NORTHERN Echo Camera Club member Brian Blake took this terrific photo of the supermoon overlooking the Tommy statue in Seaham last night.
"16.11.2016 18:30:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nine North-East councillors named after failing to pay £10,000 council tax on time A NORTH-EAST councillor received a voting ban and eight others received court summons after failing to pay more than £10,000 of council tax.
"16.11.2016 16:56:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teaching assistants announce another two-day strike throughout County Durham COUNTY Durham teaching assistants have announced a further two days of strike action against proposed contract changes.
"16.11.2016 15:22:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Burglars steal safes from Willington takeaway during daylight raid POLICE are appealing for information after a pizza shop was burgled in the middle of the day.
"16.11.2016 15:14:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Girl, four, who helped to save life of mother who collapsed is praised by police A FOUR-year-old girl who called the emergency services after her mother collapsed has been praised by police.
"16.11.2016 14:59:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk £6m A1 flooding project reaches milestone A £6 million scheme to avert flooding on the A1(M) and nearby villages has reached a key milestone.
"16.11.2016 12:36:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Farm firm wins award for spectacular leaves A SALAD producer has scooped an accolade for growing an edible wild plant which has been consumed around the world for thousands of years.
"16.11.2016 12:35:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Royal Northern Sinfonia prepares for Baroque Christmas by Candlelight THE North-East's premier chamber orchestra is preparing for a Baroque Christmas by Candelight tour
"16.11.2016 12:34:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Children get the chance to meet famous authors as part of book festival YOUNGSTERS are meeting some of the country's most famous children's authors as part of a two-week book festival.
"16.11.2016 12:22:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager attacked by three youths in Darlington underpass POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was attacked by three youths in a Darlington underpass.
"16.11.2016 11:25:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man armed with a knife and dressed in a boiler suit and gas mask robs Darlington newsagents A MAN armed with a knife and dressed in a boiler suit and gas mask has robbed a newsagents in Darlington.
"16.11.2016 11:09:43" Timeline Photos Does anyone recognise this sewing machine? If so please contact 101 and ask for Darlington intelligence unit.
"16.11.2016 10:33:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tyne and Wear Metro apologises after tannoy announcer heard to tell beggar: "You might do it in your country but you're not doing it here." A TRAIN operator has been forced to apologise after an alleged racist remark was made over a station tannoy.
"16.11.2016 09:51:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family of woman who died after falling from Benidorm balcony pay tribute to 'outgoing and friendly girl' A HOLIDAYMAKER has died after falling more than 80 feet from a hotel window in Benidorm.
"16.11.2016 09:05:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Asda supermarket evacuated after man threatens to jump from ledge inside store Police responded to reports of a man on the wrong side of a barrier on the upper level of the store shortly after 7am.
"16.11.2016 07:44:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bishop Auckland man wrongly accused of downloading 600 indecent images of children successfully sues police after eight year 'nightmare' “After a life full of employment. I now find myself humiliated, unemployed and on the dole.”
"16.11.2016 07:37:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police officer allowed to resign before misconduct hearing Former PC Kelly Jarvis was facing a misconduct hearing over upheld complaints that she mounted a two-year campaign of harassment against a former friend.
"16.11.2016 07:30:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man's health warning over lung disease on World COPD Day Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said: “COPD isn't just a smokers' disease. People with long-term asthma, or those exposed to air pollution and fumes are also vulnerable."
"16.11.2016 07:21:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Inspirational cancer sufferer Kieran Maxwell has wish granted to meet Game of Thrones star Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner said: "It was a pleasure for me to spend time getting to know him and we had lots of fun chatting about Game of Thrones."
"16.11.2016 07:14:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wolsingham veteran, 90, endures two-hour ambulance wait after falling ill at Remembrance Day service A 90-year-old veteran who fell ill during an Armistice Day service was forced to lie on a bench outside for two hours until an ambulance arrived.
"15.11.2016 19:19:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sock-stealing Staffy George bites off more than he can chew A SOCK-STEALING Staffy needed an emergency trip to the vets after one got lodged in his stomach.
"15.11.2016 19:18:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Barnard Castle residents give views on Boundary Commission plans to split town in two CONTROVERSIAL plans over an electoral boundary which would see a market town split down the middle have received mixed reviews from residents.
"15.11.2016 19:17:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Online stalking campaign blamed for death of young Redcar man AN ONLINE stalking campaign involving potential 'catfishing' has been blamed for the death of a popular teenager.
"15.11.2016 19:15:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Van seized after Darlington man seen using his phone behind the wheel A DRIVER has had his vehicle seized after being caught driving without insurance, a licence and using his mobile phone behind the wheel.
"15.11.2016 19:13:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police looking for van discover it crashed on dales road POLICE looking for a van in connection with a quad bike theft from a North Yorkshire farm, discovered the vehicle when it crashed.
"15.11.2016 16:27:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family of dearly loved Grand National winning trainer Denys Smith pay tribute to legend THE proud family of a Grand National-winning trainer have paid tribute to the dearly loved "legend"
"15.11.2016 16:25:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Put the kettle on and relax about decisions over your financial future Although health benefits have been attributed to tea consumption since the beginning of its history, scientific investigation of this beverage and its constituents has been under way for about 30 years. Put the kettle on and relax about decisions over your financial future
"15.11.2016 15:26:40" thenortheastatwar.co.uk The 13 boys of one Darlington street who never came home Chris Lloyd tells the story of the 13 Darlington men who never came home.
"15.11.2016 15:24:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Plans for 80 apartment retirement village turned down again REVISED plans for a retirement village have been refused permission by councillors concerned at the scale of the development.
"15.11.2016 15:06:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Barnard Castle museum's iconic Silver Swan to fly the nest for fist time AN iconic silver swan automaton is set to fly its nest at a County Durham museum for the first time to take part in a special robotics exhibition
"15.11.2016 15:03:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bishop Auckland man wrongly accused of downloading 600 indecent images successfully sues police A MAN who was wrongly accused of downloading nearly 600 indecent images of children has won damages against a North-East police force
"15.11.2016 14:33:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Early warning flood service set to protect Darlington homeowners HOMES at risk of flooding during the winter months are set to be protected by a warning service being rolled out across Darlington.
"15.11.2016 14:31:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fine dining at former cafe near Thirsk A CHEF who cut his teeth working for aristocrats in historic homes has launched a 25-cover restaurant in a village near the A19.
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"15.11.2016 13:49:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Gold medallist inspires Darlington students to have 'no regrets' AN OLYMPIC gymnast has inspired the next generation of high achievers to have no regrets as they take their next steps towards a bright future.
"15.11.2016 13:36:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vehicles stolen BARNARD Castle Police are asking residents to be vigilant after four vehicles in Teesdale were stolen.
"15.11.2016 13:16:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Enjoy a little bit of Italy this Christmas If you fancy something a little bit different for Christmas dinner this year, then why not try the exclusive menu at Deano's Trattoria in Chester-le-Street? Not booked your Christmas dinner yet and fancy something a little different?
"15.11.2016 13:13:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tested: Fiat 500S 1.2 (Price £12,950) FEW cars have as much character as the Fiat 500. Read Matt Westcott's review of a sporty little variant here.
"15.11.2016 13:05:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tested: Ford Ranger (Price: £32,021, including options) AMERICA loves pick-ups. Drivers buy more than a million of 'em every year and sales have grown in inverse proportion to traditional sedans. Read Motoring Editor Nigel Burton's review.
"15.11.2016 12:55:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Consett bobsleigh star Mica McNeill starts international season in style MICA McNEILL made a blistering start to the international bobsleigh season
"15.11.2016 12:34:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cannabis and 15,000 cigarettes seized following police raid in Hartlepool POLICE have recovered a large amount of cannabis and illegal tobacco following a raid at an address in Hartlepool.
"15.11.2016 12:33:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Shildon's iconic town arches saved by public vote THREE iconic arches in Shildon will remain in the town after local residents voted overwhelmingly to keep them.
"15.11.2016 12:00:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Young man robbed of cash by gang of youths A 20-year-old man has been robbed of cash after he was confronted by a gang of men.
"15.11.2016 08:51:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham street entertainer reunited with magic trick after teenager fishes it out of river Meanwhile, it has emerged that the man who threw the trick off the bridge has turned himself into police.
"15.11.2016 08:42:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Learner driver and passenger arrested on suspicion of taking cocaine are released by police In custody the medical professional was unable to find a vein on either individual to draw blood for further testing.
"15.11.2016 08:21:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Plans to extend HS2 to Leeds is 'welcome news for the North-East economy' Government unveil preferred northern route for HS2.
"15.11.2016 07:54:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Thousands of prison officers 'strike' after chronic staff shortages raise safety concerns A union spokesman said: "The POA has consistently raised the volatile and dangerous state of prisons, as chronic staff shortages and impoverished regimes has resulted in staff no longer being safe."
"15.11.2016 07:40:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Neighbours help send prolific Willington burglar to jail for ten years Alert neighbours who helped in the arrest of a prolific burglar have been thanked for their efforts as the offender begins a lengthy prison.
"15.11.2016 07:36:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Having a sex change is the best thing I ever did' says Tanya who dreams of becoming a model Tanya says: “For me, being born the wrong sex hasn't been a major issue, but I know for most people going through what I went through, it can seem like hell."
"15.11.2016 07:28:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mentally ill man detained in hospital after boiling water attack leaves couple with severe burns Horrifying ordeal for couple who gave man shelter for the night.
"15.11.2016 01:39:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Learner driver and passenger detained by police on suspicion of taking cocaine POLICE were left shocked when they pulled over a learner driver in North Yorkshire and both the driver and the person alongside tested positive for cocaine
"15.11.2016 01:17:50" darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk Thirsk Truck Gathering dinner and dance raises almost £2,600 for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Macmillan Cancer Support MORE than 100 guests attended Thirsk Truck Gathering's inaugural dinner-dance, which was held to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease… MORE than 100 guests attended Thirsk Truck Gathering's inaugural dinner-dance, which was held to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Macmillan Cancer Support.
"15.11.2016 00:32:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk LONG TERM TEST: Orbea Orca M20 (£2,399) I am putting the Orbea Orca to the test for the next month. Read my column for regular updates on how we get on with this stunning looking road bike.
"15.11.2016 00:27:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Famous dinosaur skeleton heading for the region ONE of the most famous museum exhibits in the country is coming to the North-East as part of a national tour.