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"29.03.2017 20:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pet dog rescued after suspected arson attack “I tried to get in through the window. There was smoke everywhere and the fire was still going.”
"29.03.2017 18:54:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Daughter shocked on Mother's Day visit to mum's grave to find council note saying it's an inch too wide “I went to my mum's grave on Mothers' Day and the council had just issued a notice saying the garden in front of the grave was too big, but it has been like that for over a year."
"29.03.2017 17:39:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk True grit? Man criticises Darlington Council after 'faulty' gritter sprays car “My car was spotless before the gritter came, I had only just finished cleaning and polishing it.”
"29.03.2017 17:15:14" Deck Launch of Sunderland's New Wear Crossing The latest stage of construction of the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland has taken place. Get a bird's eye view here.
"29.03.2017 16:05:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Drink drive arrest for top fire officer Cleveland Fire Brigade (CFB) is aware of the arrest but could not identify the officer, however, it is believed to be Gary Cawley of CFB's Risk Management Services.
"29.03.2017 15:41:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man steals police bike after threatening PCSO with knife Members of the public are asked to contact the police if they have seen a man on a police cycle wearing dark clothing or if they find an abandoned police bike.
"29.03.2017 14:54:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man admits arson at disused pub Aaron Christopher Adams pleaded 'guilty' to a charge of arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered
"29.03.2017 14:45:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lorry fire closes service station A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the services at about 5.45am, to reports of a HGV trailer on fire.
"29.03.2017 14:27:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Inquest hears parents identified bodies of cliff accident teenagers The two 17-year-olds were discovered at the foot of Huntcliff, in Saltburn, east Cleveland, at about 7pm last Friday evening.
"29.03.2017 13:08:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'May the paws be with you' - Vets save dog which ate Star Wars birthday cake and lightsabre “When I discovered Amber standing over the cake, I couldn't believe how much she'd eaten, and when I couldn't find the lightsabre I feared the worst."
"29.03.2017 12:49:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Councillors discuss controversial housing plans near Durham Tees Valley Airport “ Unrivalled journalism and local news coverage, wherever and whenever you need it, in a format to suit you. The Editor, The Northern Echo Live coverage of a controversial meeting at Darlington Borough Council.
"29.03.2017 12:31:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Remain campaigners tackled by 70-year-old Sunderland woman as Britain signals intention to exit EU "We may as well have just laid down and said 'Come on Hitler, take over." One woman's argument for why the EU was bad for Britain
"29.03.2017 11:26:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Plans to build 350 homes next to Durham Tees Valley Airport to be considered today Members of Darlington Borough Council's Planning Applications Committee are due to discuss the development that has been formally objected to by more than 400 residents.
"29.03.2017 11:08:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Voters welcome start of Brexit in North-East city that heralded win for 'Leave' campaign "I'm glad this day has finally come, this is what the people voted for."
"29.03.2017 11:00:52" Timeline Photos Cooplands is hiring. Find out more and apply http://ow.ly/Z9br30akAtr
"29.03.2017 09:47:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man treated for serious injuries while working under his car The patient, a man in his 70s, was put into an induced coma at the scene
"29.03.2017 09:28:48" A WORLD-FAMOUS bridge builder is working on a record- breaking... A WORLD-FAMOUS bridge builder is working on a record- breaking contract, The Northern Echo can reveal.
"29.03.2017 09:11:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Pivotal moment' for UK as Theresa May signs EU divorce papers It's an historic day. Will you be gripped by proceedings in Brussels? If not, tell us how you will be marking the start of Britain's divorce proceedings from the EU.
"29.03.2017 08:49:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police warn of delays after A19 accident near Dalton Park DRIVERS are being warned of delays on the A19 after an accident near Dalton Park.
"29.03.2017 08:34:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk £100,000 cannabis haul in Middlesbrough; man appears in court Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their area can call Cleveland Police on 101 or the Confidential Drugs Hotline on 0800 0929 702.
"29.03.2017 08:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk BT broadband box delivering high-speed internet finally connected – more than 21 months after being installed “We have had a monumental battle to get these improvements for residents."
"29.03.2017 07:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk RNLI reports rise in number of people having to be rescued from region's coastline “At Redcar last year we had the highest ever number of number of people being cut off by the tide."
"29.03.2017 07:16:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Thorny issues facing negotiators after Article 50 is invoked It's an historic day for the nation. Here's what the activation of Article 50 means....
"29.03.2017 07:00:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington-based Star Radio to come off the airwaves within a fortnight DARLINGTON-based Star Radio is to close and hand its licence back to Ofcom
"29.03.2017 07:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cruel North-East: Rise in complaints investigated by RSPCA with region singled out RSPCA cruelty figures are out and once again the North-East is shamed.
"29.03.2017 06:34:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Record-breaking contract for Darlington's Cleveland Bridge The contract is yet another fillip for the Darlington-based business, which last year reported its first profit in four years and has secured a catalogue of lucrative contracts.
"29.03.2017 06:11:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hero son praised for saving life of father after he collapsed while jogging "I wasn't expecting to see dad like that, but I took over doing the CPR from the jogger and thankfully managed to keep it going until the fire brigade arrived."
"29.03.2017 06:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mother whose children were left fighting for lives after head-on crash holds fundraiser “Jack and Sophie are living proof of the amazing work (the Great North Air Ambulance) does. If it wasn't for them they wouldn't be here. It's amazing how far they have come on. I am so proud of them both."
"28.03.2017 20:46:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Halle Orchestra member from North Yorkshire used girl to act out fantasies The incidents happened on and off the school premises and included tying her up with rope.
"28.03.2017 20:14:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rockliffe Hall wins Hotel of the Year award for 'exceptional hospitality at every level'
"28.03.2017 19:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk BBC DJ Sara Cox heading to region for food festival
"28.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rare Star Wars Jawa figure sells for more than £10,000 at North-East auction house Collectors will pay up to £1,000 for a vinyl cape Jawa in good condition even without its original packaging.
"28.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Guru shop owner's disappointment as thieves steal coats for Darlington's homeless
"28.03.2017 16:20:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Hunt saboteurs capture aftermath of collision which allegedly killed four hunting dogs POLICE are investigating after four hunting hounds allegedly died after being hit by a car.
"28.03.2017 16:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sadness as Newcastle United's legendary tea lady Kath dies, aged 90
"28.03.2017 15:21:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Arson investigation underway after Bishop Auckland fire causes £1million worth of damage Witnesses should call Durham Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.
"28.03.2017 13:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Plans for 3,000 people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne while drinking beer criticised by police The Facebook post, shared almost 10,000 times, includes the message: "1 rule: Stay in your craft at all times to eliminate accidents."
"28.03.2017 13:02:40" Photos from The Northern Echo's post Echo historian Chris Lloyd traces two camps of Italian ice cream makers - Cellini and Rossi - from Richmond to Bishop Auckland
"28.03.2017 12:30:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pets at Home to STOP selling rabbits over Easter - here's why Pets at Home has stores in Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Coulby Newham, Catterick Garrison, Northallerton and Durham.
"28.03.2017 11:14:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Star Radio coming off the airwaves within a fortnight "The station has simply been unable to deliver commercial viability, hence this decision.”
"28.03.2017 10:45:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk "The glass shattered on my forehead and blood started pouring" - Durham clubgoer tells of nightclub attack shock POLICE have made a new appeal for help in tracking down a woman who smashed a glass into the face of a clubgoer in an unprovoked attack. Kirsty Rustman, 30, who lives in Durham, was out celebrating a friend's birthday at Livello bar in Newcastle when a woman threw a drink over fiancé Matthew Hurst on the dance floor.
"28.03.2017 10:38:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk A trail through Witton-le-Wear which has seen its fair share of historical figures... and tragedy Echo historian Chris Lloyd discovers old tales and pictures of Witton-le-Wear as a new book is distributed to all its residents.
"28.03.2017 09:36:10" Timeline Photos Northern Echo Camera Club member Dave Nelson took this dramatic action shot at the Croft round of the British Rallycross Championship earlier this month.
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"28.03.2017 09:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Joy as missing French Bulldog, Annie, returns home to Darlington family "Our family are so happy to say Annie is now home safe and well!" the family wrote in a message to The Northern Echo.
"28.03.2017 09:01:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sleeping on mattress - the Sunnybrow boy with complex needs who has been waiting months for specialist bed “Every piece of equipment Blake has needed we've had to fight for.”
"28.03.2017 08:19:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bishop Auckland designer draws on her Polish heritage as inspiration for her vibrant textiles
"28.03.2017 06:41:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Swiss cheese' roads crumbling to dust after years of neglect Those roads identified as being in poor condition "will not be fit for purpose in five years' time" and some may have to close, researchers warned.
"28.03.2017 06:31:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk New 12-sided £1 coin in circulation today - have you had one yet? The new coin has been described as the most secure in the world and boasts high-tech features, including a hologram.
"28.03.2017 05:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rusted VW 'splittie' campervan 'wreck' sells for £23,000 Volkswagen first introduced the campervan in 1950, and it has since gone on to achieve near-cult status remaining much in demand today.
"27.03.2017 21:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Motorsport: Guy Wilks secures World Rallycross drive Wilks, from Durham, is a double British Rally Champion and former WRC driver, and plans to compete in the ex-Johan Kristoffersson Supercar which helped the Swede finish runner-up in last year's drivers' standings
"27.03.2017 21:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Motorsport: Scorton driver Max Coates targeting success in the Renault Clio Cup “The long-term plan is to get into the BTCC, and hopefully that's where I'll be heading into 2018."
"27.03.2017 19:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham rail worker features in Channel 5 documentary tonight Inside King's Cross: The Railway airs tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm.
"27.03.2017 19:26:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pro-Brexit North-East 'will be among the hardest hit regions' “The most worrying in terms of the North-East is that a very high proportion of the goods exported from the region go to the EU."
"27.03.2017 19:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bosses sleep 'rough' in bid to raise awareness about homelessness “From our perspective in policing, young people who are sleeping rough are putting themselves at significant risk of being preyed upon by dangerous offenders.”
"27.03.2017 18:18:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk He made £108,000 from drugs but will pay back just £5 Following a financial investigation into his means, recently released Stewart Burns is no longer believed to have any realisable assets.
"27.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Details emerge of Northallerton's new £10m cancer centre “The proposed development will help to improve clinical provision in Northallerton, contributing to the health, economic and social wellbeing, amenity and safety of the population.”
"27.03.2017 17:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Heartbroken' Darlington family appeal for help to find missing French Bulldog, Annie “I can't bear the thought that she's not being looked after by whoever has got her."
"27.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man jailed for Post Office armed robbery found with knife at village bank He fled, empty-handed but, despite his attempts to conceal his face, the store owners recognised him as a regular customer and he was soon arrested.
"27.03.2017 16:14:48" Cycling news from The Northern Echo A TEAM of cyclists will be pedalling from Lands End to John O' Groats in aid of the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.
"27.03.2017 14:39:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pete Andre surprises North Yorkshire mum for Mother's Day “I was talking about the things we do, and felt someone kiss my head. I thought it was one of our residents, then turned round and it was Pete."
"27.03.2017 14:04:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newcastle: Magpies star shortlisted for Championship Player of the Year award NEWCASTLE UNITED striker Dwight Gayle has been named on a three-man shortlist for the Championship Player of the Season award at the 2017 EFL… Which Newcastle United player has been nominated for the Championship's Player of the Year award? Find out here.... #NUFC
"27.03.2017 14:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Amazing, fabulous' - How little Bradley Lowery described leading out England at Wembley with Jermain Defoe "When he came off the pitch he was over the moon, and when Jermain scored that really topped the day off."
"27.03.2017 13:31:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Amazing, fabulous' - How little Bradley Lowery described leading out England at Wembley with Jermain Defoe "When he came off the pitch he was over the moon, and when Jermain scored that really topped the day off."
"27.03.2017 13:26:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk He was terrified and maltreated - but little dog Fred has finally been given a life "He was really scrawny and there was no fur on his tummy or legs and the only bit of coat he had was really matted."
"27.03.2017 13:24:30" Cycling news from The Northern Echo We have 3 copies of the book to give away, if you are interested email firstname.lastname@example.org with name, address and contact details. The winners will be drawn out of a hat.
"27.03.2017 13:23:51" Cycling news from The Northern Echo We have 3 copies of the book to give away, if you are interested email email@example.com with name, address and contact details. The winners will be drawn out of a hat.
"27.03.2017 12:39:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk School pays tribute to Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman who were found dead at the foot of Saltburn cliffs "They were both very positive members of our school team and we have very fond memories of them."
"27.03.2017 11:02:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Someone could die' - Police warning as rock thrown through windscreen as car driving at 70mph "These youths may see this as a harmless prank but it's completely irresponsible and could well lead to somebody being killed."
"27.03.2017 10:52:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East based drama Vera beats BBC's Line of Duty in weekend ratings Warning: Plot Spoiler
The series opener of police drama Line Of Duty failed to topple ITV's North-East based detective series Vera in the Sunday night ratings battle.
"27.03.2017 10:40:16" Cycling news from The Northern Echo All the results from the Prissick Spring Shield at Middlesbrough Sports Village at the weekend.
"27.03.2017 10:24:02" TODDLER POOL CLOSED: The Dolphin Centre, in Darlington, is having problems heating the pools today so the toddler pool is closed and it's colder than normal in the main pool.
"27.03.2017 10:08:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington: A66 partially blocked after collision between motorbike and car
"27.03.2017 09:24:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Drama as armed police stop 4x4 pulling caravan in Aycliffe Village The incident occurred on the A167, near Aycliffe Village, County Durham at around 7.30pm on Sunday.
"27.03.2017 08:52:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man arrested after car ends up in shop front following two-vehicle collision A man was arrested after a head-on collision in East Cleveland on Sunday evening.
"27.03.2017 07:51:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Special, not different: The autistic Darlington teenager making his professional debut as a children's illustrator As World Autism Awareness Week begins today, children's author Peter Barron explains how he came to employ an autistic teenager as the illlustrator of his latest book.
"27.03.2017 07:40:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tees Valley Mayoral candidate criticises 'hounding' of residents by developers in property hotspots
"27.03.2017 07:28:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Faulty traffic lights causing delays on A19 northbound Live traffic updates...
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"27.03.2017 06:26:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police officer who stood in the path of 'reckless and chaotic' driver is praised for his bravery
"27.03.2017 06:05:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mum refusing to send son back to school after he suffers burns in classroom incident The 11-year-old suffered injuries to his chest and arm which required hospital treatment.
"26.03.2017 19:36:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Jermain Defoe joins a select band of Sunderland players after England goal LEN SHACKLETON did it against West Germany in the 1950s, Darren Bent did it once against Switzerland in 2010 and now Jermain Defoe has achieved… Jermain Defoe joined a select band of Sunderland players when he scored in England's 2-0 win over Lithuania.
Here is our Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson's verdict from Wembley....
"26.03.2017 19:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pair from Bishop Auckland area jailed over their role in group burglary and attack in Howden-le-Wear Two people who took part in “a group invasion” at a vulnerable young woman's home at night have been jailed for sentences totalling more than eight years.
"26.03.2017 18:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police called to 'fight' involving dozens at Shildon football match More than a dozen police attended a fight which broke out during the top of the table clash between Shildon and North Shields
"26.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Young unqualified driver from Bishop Auckland receives second custody sentence this month for motoring offences, after chase with police in Shildon A young unqualified driver is now serving back-to-back custodial sentences for motoring offences, some committed while on bail for previous matters
"26.03.2017 16:30:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Chief mascot Bradley Lowery led out on the field by 'best mate' Jermain Defoe on emotional day for England FIVE-YEAR-OLD Bradley Lowery, whose battle with a rare cancer has touched the football world, is England's chief mascot on an already emotive… Not a dry eye in the house as Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe leads brave Bradley Lowery onto the field before England's World Cup game at Wembley....and then scores the opening goal.
"26.03.2017 16:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Elite weightlifter holds Darlington tutorial An Olympic weightlifter has visited a Darlington gym to tutor athletes wishing to try out the sport.
"26.03.2017 15:44:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk WATCH: Awards for teenage cadet who saved fellow student who was suffering a seizure Watch tenage cadet Lewis Knight talk about how his first aid skills 'kicked in' to help a fellow student who was suffering a seizure
"26.03.2017 15:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Elderly Stanley couple watch sentencing hearing for intruder at their home live in their living room A judge has praised police for enabling an elderly infirm couple to watch an intruder in their home being sentenced – without them having to leave the property
"26.03.2017 14:00:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police name boys found at the foot of cliffs in Saltburn as 17-year-olds Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman UPDATED: Police have released the names of the two boys whose bodies were found at at the foot of cliffs in Saltburn
"26.03.2017 14:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Another gold for tough and determined Bishop Auckland Thai boxer Ellie A teenage boxer from County Durham is proving determination and a high pain threshold are the ingredients for success after she claimed her fifth championship gold medal
"26.03.2017 13:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Traders describe loss of Darlington's BID as similar to Brexit The loss of a business improvement organisation has been described as a similar to Brexit by some traders
"26.03.2017 12:12:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Developer of country club in Yarm "is about to withdraw" The developer behind a £10m country club development is about to withdraw from the scheme after a row with the council over a roundabout
"26.03.2017 12:11:29" Cycling news from The Northern Echo Action from the Elite Race on March 26 Action from the Elite Race at the Prissick Spring Shield at Middlesbough Sports Village. Photos by Matt Westcott. Got a cycling story? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
"26.03.2017 11:00:35" Timeline Photos Every working Mum is a superhero. Happy Mother's Day. Search jobs in the North East to fit around your busy schedule ne1jobs.com
"26.03.2017 10:45:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mother of one of two 17-year-old boys found at the foot of cliffs posts Facebook tributes to her son The mother of one of the two 17-year-old boys whose bodies was found at the foot of cliffs in Saltburn has posted a heartfelt tribute to her son
"26.03.2017 09:45:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Music fans flock to Quadrophenia night at revamped Georgian Theatre Hundreds of music fans flocked to a North-East theatre to celebrate its reopening at a Quadrophenia themed night following its £1.4m revamp
"26.03.2017 08:56:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former X Factor judge Cheryl gives birth to baby boy Fans have speculated that Cheryl and Liam Payne will call their newborn son Alfie or Taylor.
"25.03.2017 22:37:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police praise 5 Stokesley schoolgirls who came to aid of pensioner blown off her feet "Despite the girls being visibly upset due to the amount of blood at the scene they managed to remain calm and their actions greatly assisted the elderly female."
"25.03.2017 22:07:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former X Factor judge Cheryl gives birth to baby boy "We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival."
"25.03.2017 19:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tributes paid to former Crook Town player Barry Storey Tributes have been paid to a football hero and former PE teacher who has died at the age of 75
"25.03.2017 18:54:06" Cycling news from The Northern Echo Womens' action from the Spring Shield on Saturday March 25. Please tag yourself and your friends in and let me know of any cycling stories from the region. Cycling action from Prissick today. Please tag yourself in and keep in touch with your cycling news from across the region.
"25.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Don't forget to put your clocks forward by one hour tonight Remember to put your clocks forward tonight!
"25.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Investigation into rape of 15-year-old girl POLICE are appealing for information after an alleged rape in Newcastle. Police are appealing for information after an alleged rape in Newcastle
"25.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Award for teenager who saved fellow student Army cadet Lewis Knight, who saved a fellow student from a life-threatening seizure, has received two awards for his quick-thinking actions.
"25.03.2017 16:14:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Durham teaching assistants descend on city in 'show of solidarity' More than one thousand people are estimated to have descended on the streets of Durham City today to show their support for teaching assistants.
"25.03.2017 16:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk MP will continue fight for tougher animal cruelty sentences An MP says she hasn't given up on her hopes of a change of a law so that those convicted of animal cruelty receive tougher sentences
"25.03.2017 14:52:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bodies of two 17-year-old boys found at the foot of cliffs in Saltburn BREAKING NEWS: Police and Coastguard have found the bodies of two 17-year-olds at the base of cliffs in Huntcliff, Saltburn
"25.03.2017 14:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington couple who fell in love over a cream horn celebrate 50 years of marriage Congratulatons to John and Rosemary, celebrating 50 years of marriage today
"25.03.2017 13:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mother and daughter reunited after half a century - and it's all thanks to a cartoon fish It's Mothers Day tomorrow, and here's a heartwarming tale to mark it. Read how the film Finding Dory brought this family back together in time for Mothers Day
"25.03.2017 12:22:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk UKIP's only MP, Douglas Carswell, quitting party to become independent UKIP's only MP Douglas Carswell, who once stood against Tony Blair in Sedgefield, is leaving the party. One UKIP member has called him a 'nasty, disruptive piece of work'
"25.03.2017 12:01:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk It's all in the detail as historical night spectacle Kynren returns Behind every theatrical production there is a dedicated team quietly working away to create the important details that bring the show to life. Lizzie Anderson meets the hidden heroes of Kynren
"25.03.2017 11:28:00" sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk Gents Aintree Day | Friday 7th April 2017 | Sedgefield Racecourse Under starters orders....
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"25.03.2017 11:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former County Durham man, living in Kent in recent years, jailed for 12 years for raping and indecently assaulting boy A former judo coach has been jailed for 12 years for the sexual abuse of a boy in 2002, which only came to light in the last two years
"25.03.2017 10:12:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man arrested for carrying firearm around Crook Police in County Durham have arrested a man who was carrying what appears to be a large replica firearm
"24.03.2017 21:08:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Firearms offender on way back to prison after week-long search Police have said a big thank you to the public for help in catching Andrew 'Patch' Wright
"24.03.2017 20:58:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Councillor targeted by arsonists - the fifth attack in recent years Shocking situation facing councillors in Middlesbrough
"24.03.2017 20:55:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tees Valley Mayoral candidate pulls out of race £3,000 short of deposit needed to stand John Tait has described this as an 'affront to democracy'
"24.03.2017 20:52:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington's Crown Street Library move to be completed by spring 2018 Library move in Darlington will be completed with a year, council says
"24.03.2017 19:47:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk RNLI crew save woman's life in Saltburn drama Great work by the emergency services at Saltburn this afternoon
"24.03.2017 17:09:07" Darlington Football Club's Greatest XI - vote now The Northern Echo is asking the club's fans to help select the Quakers' best-ever XI to celebrate Darlington's return to their hometown after a four-and-a-half year absence
See our shortlist and vote now, here: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/darlo11
"24.03.2017 17:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Rowing boat damaged after concrete block thrown from bridge in Durham "They could have been hurt very seriously. The boat was nearly broken in half."
"24.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Are you aware the new £1 coin is coming into circulation? Tesco is leaving its trolleys unlocked in readiness The new 12-sided coin enters circulation on Tuesday, and there will be a transition period of just over six months when the old "round pound" is still accepted as legal tender.
"24.03.2017 16:41:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cancer battler Bradley Lowery "buzzing" about his debut as England mascot with "best friend" Jermain Defoe “He is really excited. He has been talking about going to Wembley since he was told."
"24.03.2017 16:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vacant school site could be solution to parking issues and traffic problems in Northallerton “You could charge £2 a day, turning it into a car park, you win all round, and they could probably run a mini bus into town as a park and ride."
"24.03.2017 15:18:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Red Nose Day: 30 School photos from across the region as pupils raise a laugh and charity cash We have been inundated with photos from schools marking #RedNoseDay . Is your school pictured? Have a look
"24.03.2017 15:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Investigation after girl, 5, locked in church crypt The mother said her daughter had been traumatised by her experiences during the February half-term holiday club.
"24.03.2017 14:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Stuck for something to do? Here's some great things happening this weekend Some great ideas to occupy your time this weekend
"24.03.2017 13:54:00" Darlington Carpet Centre Friendly, Local and Reliable April offer at Darlington Carpet Centre - 10% discount when you quote NEFB.
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"24.03.2017 13:09:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: Ben Gibson called up to England squad for qualifier Great news for Boro fans
"24.03.2017 13:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt gets a grilling ahead of her trip to America with Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway THE North's Jungle queen Scarlett Moffatt survived a grilling from three young Disney experts when she was 'interviewed' for a job as a… The winner of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and former Gogglebox reality TV star, from Bishop Auckland, is heading to Orlando next month to film the final episode of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
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"24.03.2017 11:57:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk London Terror Attack: North-East boxer tells of sleepless night after witnessing atrocity "I didn't really sleep much. My head was a bit all over and I couldn't really stop thinking about it." - boxer Pat McCormack
"24.03.2017 11:42:00" sydrescue.org.uk The Northern Echo SYD Saving Yorkshire's Dogs has been in operation since 2014 and a registered charity (no. 1167291) since May 2016.
SYD, whose mission statement is to "rescue, rehabilitate and rehome vulnerable and at risk dogs" in Yorkshire, is a volunteer-led local
"24.03.2017 11:24:01" The Northern Echo's Advertising Department has been having a j... It's Red Nose Day and The Northern Echo's Advertising Department has been having a joke competition. Believe or not, these are the best. Can you do better? It's all in the timing #rednoseday Rednoseday
"24.03.2017 10:51:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Dogs Trust school for 'bad' pets after 580 calls made over misbehaving hounds "We want to give owners the right information and skills to be able to live happy and fulfilling lives with their dogs.”
"24.03.2017 08:00:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Red Nose Day - Tell us what you are doing and send us your photos It's Red Nose Day, what are you doing to mark the day?
"24.03.2017 07:44:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk London terror attack: Detectives exploring violent past of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood as fourth victim dies
"24.03.2017 07:22:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Nuisance' man threatened to jump from roof of TK Maxx in Darlington A young man who threatened to jump off the roof of a Darlington superstore has appeared in court after admitting causing a public nuisance.
"24.03.2017 07:22:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Brandon family distraught after council employee dumps pet cat in landfill A family has been left distraught after a council dumped their pet cat in a landfill site.
"24.03.2017 06:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk How Bedlington Terriers are having to take the woof with the smooth “Wembley was as clement as ever. If Wasdale in the Lake District is England's wettest location – as always we were taught in O-level geography – then those few acres in north-west London must be the driest. Probably it explains why so many fair weather
"23.03.2017 23:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Appeal for owners of haul of recovered outdoor features in Bishop Auckland Among the haul of 17 items are garden ornaments and stone water features.
"23.03.2017 22:13:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington Borough Council votes to close Crown Street Library The full story with reaction from tonight's Darlington Council meeting
"23.03.2017 22:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Consett bus driver to face re-trial over accident which caused death of elderly Durham cyclist It follows the original trial jury's failure to reach a verdict in the case of James Cox, at Durham Crown Court, earlier this month.
"23.03.2017 21:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Warning to motorists ahead of overnight closures for Thinford roundabout works The A688 will be closed to east and westbound traffic between the roundabout and Metal Bridge from Thursday, March 30, to April 1.
"23.03.2017 20:53:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington Borough Council meets to decide fate of town's library BREAKING NEWS Darlington council agrees closure of Crown Street Library
"23.03.2017 20:20:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk London terror latest: Attacker named; Darlington man tried to save PC; North-East landmarks lit up North-East landmarks lit up after Westminster attack
"23.03.2017 20:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Community campaigns to give Alfie dream trip Little Alfie Taylor was diagnosed with the life-threatening illness last April and has been enduring gruelling treatment.
"23.03.2017 19:25:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: Epic open-air show Kynren set for spectacular return to Bishop Auckland Want a sneaky peek at this year's Kynren? Here's some pictures. It's going to be epic!
"23.03.2017 19:03:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington Borough Council meets to decide fate of town's library LIVE updates as Darlington Council decides on closure of Crown Street library
"23.03.2017 19:02:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Council chief brushes off 'Dad's Army' Nazi salute Latest from the ongoing Middlesbrough Council employment tribunal
"23.03.2017 19:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Boro fans 'spend quarter of wage' supporting team Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the average weekly wage in Middlesbrough is £355,60.
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"23.03.2017 16:30:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Engineers prepare to launch deck of New Wear Crossing out across river “Once the deck is launched across to the north side we will be able to get an indication of what this new bridge is going to look like when finished and the impact it will have on Sunderland."
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"23.03.2017 15:41:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Red Nose Day - Tell us what your school is doing and get ready to send us your photos If you want to tell us what your school is doing on Red Nose Day email email@example.com.
We are also keen to receive photos from the day itself.
"23.03.2017 15:38:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk A1 at standstill following HGV collision The northbound carriageway is blocked, but traffic officers are currently on the scene clearing away debris and arranging for vehicles to be moved.
"23.03.2017 15:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family of paralysed victim of 'lunatic' driver campaign for a change to the law :"We will be campaigning to change the law because this case is as serious as if Alex had lost his life, in some ways the impact is greater because we have a lifetime ahead of us caring for my son."
"23.03.2017 13:39:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Instinct kicked in' says Darlington Army veteran who tried to save murdered PC Keith Palmer in London terror attack AN Army veteran from Darlington, who was among the first on the scene of the Westminster attack, has told how he tried to save the life… "All of a sudden I saw a large chap brandishing two knives come through the gates and start attacking the policeman.
"At that point instinct kicked in, I leaped over the fence because that guy needed assistance."
"23.03.2017 13:28:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Dumped in a bin - Kittens and cats rescued by RSPCA “To leave them in a bin, where they could have met an unthinkable fate, is truly shocking."
"23.03.2017 13:05:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Flood Alert: Van driver rescued from flood waters as residents urged to take immediate action "Water rescue crews from Ripon assisting driver that didn't take notice of warning".
"23.03.2017 12:00:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Don't mess with the city of the Blitz The Northern Echo newsroom becomes hushed. One person starts watching the 24- hour news screen in the office while others listen, as they type away at their work.
"23.03.2017 11:56:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Three men arrested following sixth death linked to bad batch of heroin in Stockton “Lives are being put at risk by accepting this particularly dangerous heroin and, sadly, there has been a further death in the area."
"23.03.2017 10:52:54" Timeline Photos Northern Echo Camera Club member Mark Ingleby took this dramatic image of the Angel of the North. If you love taking photos why not join the club? www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/photos
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"23.03.2017 10:30:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Business as usual' say Durham Police, but extra officers posted to 'key locations' after London terror attack “The public's safety remains our top priority. I want to reassure the people of County Durham and Darlington that there is no specific information suggesting an imminent threat to our communities."
"23.03.2017 09:50:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Flood Alert: Residents told to take 'immediate action' as North-East and North Yorkshire rivers rise Residents have been advised to take "immediate action" as a river flowing through a North Yorkshire town rises rapidly.
"23.03.2017 08:16:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Seven arrested after raids throughout night following London terror attack that left four people dead and 29 injured SEVEN people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack, police have revealed.
"23.03.2017 07:22:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Huge rise in child sex crime reports is 'encouraging' says Vera Baird Vera Baird "It's reassuring that proactive operations by Northumbria Police's Safeguarding team combined with the ongoing 'Yewtree' effect are having a profound impact and are building victim confidence."
"22.03.2017 22:57:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parliament Attack: Five dead, 40 injured in London as hero police officer named as Keith Palmer The police officer killed in London today has been named as Keith Palmer. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
"22.03.2017 21:28:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parliament Attack: Four dead, including police officer and attacker as PM vows we will not give in to terror Theresa May condemns Westminster terror attack as 'sick and depraved'
"22.03.2017 18:38:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Housing plans which spell "death knell for Durham Tees Valley Airport" are recommended for approval by councillors Plans for 350 homes at Durham Tees Valley Airport set for approval
"22.03.2017 18:05:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parliament Terror Attack: Four dead, including police officer and attacker Update on the London terror attack
"22.03.2017 16:53:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: Scenes in London after terror attack at Westminster Terrible scenes in London after a terror attack leaves two dead and many seriously injured.
"22.03.2017 16:08:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Video: Takeaway wars joke leaves sour taste as 'Mr Cheese' vehicle is damaged Inspector Sarah Honeyman said: “We understand the rivalry between Gusto and Domino's is basically good-natured, however driving on a footpath is an offence."
"22.03.2017 14:57:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Drug dealing son of Benefits Street star is jailed for five years THE drug dealing son of a Benefits Street star has today been jailed for five years after being caught selling heroin and crack cocaine. A judge rejected what Nutley's lawyer admitted was "a rather elaborate account" telling him: "You have simply tried to avoid your responsibility by lying."
"22.03.2017 14:49:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Gunfire heard at House of Commons - Parliament locked down GUNFIRE has been heard close to the Houses of Parliament. Some shocking news unfolding
"22.03.2017 14:00:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Council says 'sea change' coming with new proposals for County Durham teaching assistants “I can announce we are now extremely close to confirming new grading proposals which will mark a sea change from where we were previously."
"22.03.2017 13:14:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lucky escape for lorry driver after pipe shatters windscreen in three-vehicle accident This was truly a lucky escape for the driver of the lorry
"22.03.2017 13:04:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Power cut across Darlington could last for up to 9 hours At least 140 homes are currently being affected by the unplanned power cut in the DL1 postcode area after a problem was first reported at 8.30am on Wednesday.
"22.03.2017 11:55:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Women love nothing better than a craft beer or ale at the pub, survey finds Women's love for craft beer revealed in pub survey, I'll raise a glass to that Nicholsonspubs
"22.03.2017 10:59:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Competition: Win afternoon tea at the Cleveland Tontine to celebrate Mother's Day Is your mam special? Tell us why and you could win an afternoon tea for 4 worth £110
As it's Mother's Day on Sunday The Northern Echo has teamed up with the Cleveland Tontine boutique hotel and restaurant in North Yorkshire to offer a prize befitting of
"22.03.2017 10:38:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Uninsured driver who killed friend by driving after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine is jailed for more than 6 years AN UNINSURED driver who killed a friend by driving after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine has been jailed for six and a half years. After the crash, Manning told witnesses: “What have I done? What have I done?” “I have killed her”
“It's all my fault, it should be me who's dead."
"22.03.2017 10:34:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Death of man found in garden is not being treated as suspicious "The deceased has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be a man aged 70 who was the occupant of the house."
"22.03.2017 08:33:01" Timeline Photos North News & Pictures photographer Paul Kingston took this stunning shot yesterday morning in Swaledale. For more pictures from throughout the region, visit our photos section - www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/photos
"22.03.2017 08:05:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Crown Street Library users urged to withdraw maximum of 15 books in 'peaceful protest' as closure decision nears Do you agree with this protest to empty the library of its books?
"22.03.2017 07:39:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Roads closed as heavy snowfall hits parts of region Do you have pictures or video of snowfall in your area? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post them here and we'll add them to our gallery.
"21.03.2017 22:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Crook English as a foreign language teacher on a mission to empower refugees in Greece County Durham teacher is appealing for help to support her mission to help refugees in Greece
"21.03.2017 21:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington Charity Cup's search for inspirational children Do you know a child who could benefit from this? Get in touch if you do
"21.03.2017 21:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk North cities among the driest in the UK, no really CITIES in the North are among the driest in the UK, according to a new study.
"21.03.2017 20:50:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man charged with guesthouse murder Update tonight in the murder investigation ongoing since the weekend
"21.03.2017 20:30:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police examine current sheep worrying laws to see if they are effective North Yorkshire Police joins efforts to curb sheep worrying - major issue in the county
"21.03.2017 18:53:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Prestigious plaque to be unveiled to honour history-making Transporter Bridge We always knew the Transporter Bridge was special - now it's official
"21.03.2017 18:40:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Deals over property sales by Middlesbrough Council were "flawed": claim Employment tribunal hears allegations over property sales by Middlesbrough Council
"21.03.2017 18:25:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk UK drug regulator to investigate new evidence as North Yorkshire family appear in documentary charting campaign over Primodos drug A FAMILY who has spent decades campaigning to highlight fears over a drug given to pregnant women have appeared in a Sky documentary charting… Family's campaign over Primodos drug to feature in documentary at 8pm tonight on Sky Atlantic
"21.03.2017 18:14:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Ghost of monk' captured on camera at haunted pub “According to legend a monk who roamed there was flogged and burned at the stake, and I think that was why I got that sensation."
"21.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycling teams revealed TOUR de Yorkshire organisers have revealed a record 36 men's and women's teams will compete in the 2017 race.
"21.03.2017 17:39:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk County Durham teaching assistants dispute could be close to resolution “The bottom line on this is we are hopeful that we can make progress with this matter and that we can resolve this situation so there's not a problem going forward.”
"21.03.2017 16:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East Labour MP apologises "unreservedly" after failing to declare sooner that trade union held share in home A SHADOW minister has apologised "unreservedly" after failing to declare sooner that a trade union held a share in his home. "I wish to apologise to the House fully and unreservedly for what was a genuinely inadvertent breach of the rules, with which I have at all times sought to comply."
"21.03.2017 14:15:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Apple unveils new version of iPad tablet and first red version of iPhone The limited edition iPhone 7 is the result of a partnership with Aids charity (PRODUCT)RED, with proceeds from each device sale going towards programs run by the charity.
"21.03.2017 13:44:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former Sunderland player James McClean lauds Martin McGuinness as a hero "A man I met so many times, had the privilege to share many a great conversation with, a man that always text me before games wishing me luck."
"21.03.2017 13:05:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man who pulled niqab off woman and yelled "you are in our country now, you stupid f****** Muslim" is to be sentenced He was also heard to say: "Our Britain, you live by our f****** rules," before coming out with more racist abuse.
"21.03.2017 13:04:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Arctic blast on way as snow falls on high ground across region Did you take any photos this morning? You can add them to our story. Brrrrrrrrr.
"21.03.2017 12:35:43" Timeline Photos Can you help by sharing?
Police are appealing to trace 25-year-old Liam Michael Williams who is extremely vulnerable and last spoke to a family member over the phone earlier today.
Liam is from Middlesbrough and is described as being a white male, 5 ft
"21.03.2017 12:03:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tonight's TV: A year in the life of the wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors Cameras follow each season in the lives of wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales and on the North York Moors National Parks, beginning with spring. Picture: Neil Sturgeon / Northern Echo Camera Club
"21.03.2017 11:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wanted: Can you help police trace the following people? The following people are wanted by police in the North-East. Can you help?
"21.03.2017 10:26:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lorry driver jailed after killing 21-year-old woman in crash while selecting music on mobile phone Watch the harrowing moments leading up to the crash as "irresponsible, reckless and thoughtless" North Yorkshire lorry driver Dariusz Tokarczyk selects music on his mobile phone unaware of a stationary car ahead.
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"21.03.2017 08:59:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Car fire rages on residential Darlington street Drama on Darlington street on Monday night...
"21.03.2017 08:43:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Belsen hero Eddie dances back in time at 96 to help break a world waltzing record Watch as Second World War hero Eddie Straight and his dance partner, Jan Shaw, waltz at Saltburn pier in preparation for a world record attempt.
"21.03.2017 07:58:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Newton Aycliffe road partially blocked after head-on collision
"21.03.2017 07:28:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Theft of Bradley Lowery charity box labelled 'despicable' as man is sentenced to 12 weeks in prison Homeless 35-year-old Stephen Whitworth snatched the cash being raised for five-year-old Bradley Lowery from the counter of The Lunch Box in Yoden Road, Peterlee.
"21.03.2017 07:16:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Firefighters tackle huge blaze at Bishop Auckland industrial estate Do you have more pictures or video of the fire? Email email@example.com
"21.03.2017 06:55:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Martin McGuinness dies aged 66 Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66.
"20.03.2017 21:25:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Not everything is rosy' - rail boss concedes more needs to be done to improve conditions for East Coast staff after complaints STAFF at Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) gave bosses both barrels after they were asked in an employee survey to “Tell it like it is”. Results from the survey, carried out in January this year, and seen by The Northern Echo showed that far fewer staff were happy to work for the firm than a year ago.
"20.03.2017 21:22:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bishop Auckland's long-awaited cinema complex set to open in winter 2018 It is anticipated the complex will open to public at the end of next year.
"20.03.2017 20:14:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hunt for firearms offender believed to be on run from police Have you seen Andrew 'Patch' Wright? Police are searching for him
"20.03.2017 19:09:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Global acts bring prosperity to coast Are you going to a gig at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this year? 50,000 others are
"20.03.2017 19:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Coronation Street child grooming episode 'not graphic', says Ofcom “We concluded the content was neither graphic nor violent, and took into account Coronation Street's established role in covering challenging or distressing social issues.”
Did you watch this? What did you think?
"20.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Little Ruby has lucky escape after slipping down a quarry near Stanhope Ruby, a female terrier type dog, fell over the edge of a quarry near East Lane in Stanhope, County Durham, while walking with her owner at about 1.30pm.
"20.03.2017 17:28:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Vera wins the Sunday night ratings battle - although some unhappy accents aren't up to scratch Did you watch Vera last night? What did you think of the accents? Did it hamper your viewing pleasure?
"20.03.2017 17:00:46" thenorthernecho.co.uk Little Ruby has lucky escape after slipping down a quarry near Stanhope A LITTLE dog had a lucky escape after she slipped down the face of a disused quarry yesterday. Happy ending!
"20.03.2017 16:02:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Win afternoon tea at the Cleveland Tontine to celebrate Mother's Day Tell us why your mother is so great and win afternoon tea for 4!
"20.03.2017 16:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk VIDEO: 'The Loo-uvre': Artist puts his spin on 'spending a penny' by decorating Darlington garage loos “My job is to make these toilets into works of art and I think I have achieved that."
"20.03.2017 15:40:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sunderland: Jermain Defoe talks about his England recall JERMAIN DEFOE has expressed his delight at his recall to the England squad - and insisted he is capable of being involved in the 2018 World Cup… Here's what Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe had to say about his England recall - and whether he can make the 2018 World Cup....
"20.03.2017 15:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Stamping out theft - Durham Police's hi-tech answer to cut cycle crime “Operation Spoke helps prevent cycles from being stolen by marking them up.
“It is free and if bikes do get stolen we can trace them back to the owner.”
"20.03.2017 15:26:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: 10 nostalgic photos of Richmond from The Northern Echo archives We've delved into The Northern Echo archives to dig out some fantastic old pictures of Richmond...
"20.03.2017 15:02:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Chester-le-Street man charged with stealing collection box raising money for cancer battler Bradley Lowery A MAN has been charged with theft after the disappearance of a charity box in Peterlee. Update to this story, expecting appearance in court shortly.
"20.03.2017 14:37:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police arrest 5 people for alleged firearms offences near Middlesbrough primary school Several police vans, a dog unit and Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Units were at the scene.
"20.03.2017 14:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk 6 years for trainee soldier who stabbed knife into bed of comrade who was allegedly bullying him at Catterick Garrison A TRAINEE soldier who stabbed a knife into the bed of a comrade who was allegedly bullying him has been jailed for six years for attempted… The blow was aimed at Rifleman Curtis Horbury's head and he had to roll out of the way to avoid being stabbed, prosecutors said.
"20.03.2017 14:19:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Openreach unveils plans to take on 80 North-East engineers Company says 45 posts will be based across County Durham and Teesside, with roles identified for operations in Durham City, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Stockton
"20.03.2017 14:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Savings stolen from 97-year-old woman Sergeant Dave Clarke said: “It is a despicable crime, which has united the community in their disgust."
"20.03.2017 13:52:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police release image of man with North-East accent after toddler is assaulted on train “ Unrivalled journalism and local news coverage, wherever and whenever you need it, in a format to suit you. The Editor, The Northern Echo Do you recognise this man British Transport Police want to speak to after a toddler was assaulted on a train on the East Coast Main Line?
"20.03.2017 13:29:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sheep swept downstream and killed after dogs run amok "We want to remind dog owners to make sure their dogs are kept under control at all times, in particular when near farm land and other animals."
"20.03.2017 12:53:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Pizza shop stand-off in Newton Aycliffe as Spider-Man takes on Gusto delivery van
"20.03.2017 12:01:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Increase in people abusing social media to harass others, say police Have you been harassed on Facebook or Twitter or other forms of social media?
"20.03.2017 11:37:40" Timeline Photos Northern Echo Camera Club member Joe Raine used side-lighting to his advantage when he took this fabulous image at Durham Cathedral. If you love taking photos, why not join the club? www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/photos
"20.03.2017 10:41:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Date for Middlesbrough vs Sunderland is announced THE eagerly-awaited Tees-Wear derby between Middlesbrough and Sunderland date has been revealed
"20.03.2017 10:29:01" Bunny cop! Spike the Police Interceptor shows the kids how its... Bunny cop! Spike the Police Interceptor shows the kids how its done on a BMX
Story here: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15166639.Watch__Bunny_cop__Spike_the_Police_Interceptor_shows_the_kids_how_its_done_on_a_BMX/
"20.03.2017 10:07:26" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wanted: Can you help police trace these people? POLICE want your help in tracing the following people in this story after an alleged pizza shop fracas, Durham pub assault and Sherburn village shop theft.
"20.03.2017 09:55:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Missing 12-year-old boy, Daniel Ramsdale, found safe and well A 12-YEAR-OLD boy, missing since Friday, has been found safe and well. Great news this morning, Daniel has been found
"20.03.2017 09:41:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk England to wear new all blue away kit against Germany ENGLAND will debut a new kit against Germany on Wednesday. England #football team unveil new all blue away kit. What do you think of it?
"20.03.2017 08:46:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Delays on A1(M) southbound in County Durham due to accident UPDATE: Accident cleared, all lanes reopened.
"20.03.2017 08:36:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Campaigners issue final plea to save Darlington's Crown Street Library Darlington Borough Council meets this week for what will be the ultimate decision to close down the former Edward Pease Free Library, which was gifted to the town by the Quaker family in 1885.
"20.03.2017 08:32:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Roman bathhouse discovered under County Durham town residents' gardens A Roman bathhouse has been unearthed beneath town centre street by amateur archaeologists, exposing the first evidence the legionnaires who lived there were recruited from Gaul tribes.
"20.03.2017 08:28:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Stockton man becomes latest Tower of London 'Beefeater' after 28 years in the Army with the Yorkshire Regiment A STOCKTON man has become the latest 'beefeater' at the Tower of London.
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"20.03.2017 07:43:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Multi-vehicle crash on A19 northbound near Seaham UPDATE: All lanes have now been reopened.
"20.03.2017 07:35:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington headteachers from 39 schools send letters to parents urging them to lobby Government over education cash crisis ALL the headteachers in Darlington will today issue a cash crisis alert as a teaching union warned chronic underfunding at North-East and North… Heads of 31 primary and eight secondary schools in the town have united to send a letter to parents, urging them to lobby the government before a £7m black hole develops in their budgets by 2020.
"20.03.2017 07:19:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of stealing collection box raising money for cancer battler Bradley Lowery Man in custody accused of stealing collection box...
"20.03.2017 06:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Latest entries to Bowes photo competition - are you pictures worthy of the £1,000 prize? The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle has teamed up with the Northern Echo's publisher, Newsquest, to launch a competition to celebrate its exhibition, Only in England.
"19.03.2017 23:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tributes paid to a popular lecturer “He always got on extremely well with students, many of whom remember him with the very greatest affection."
"19.03.2017 22:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cha cha champions: couple crowned Strictly winners Account manager Suzanne said: “Never in my dreams did I think we would win. I'm so shocked and surprised."
"19.03.2017 21:02:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two arrested after man scales rooftop Officers received a report at 6.15pm that the man was on the roof of a building in Westgate Road.
"19.03.2017 18:40:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Murder inquiry launched after body found at seaside guest house FOUR men have been arrested after a man was found dead. All five men, aged between 65 and 26 years, are in police custody helping police with enquiries. The men are being questioned on suspicion of murder.
"19.03.2017 17:56:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Work starts on memorial to Scottish soldiers found in mass grave in Durham WORK has started on a commemorative plaque to remember dozens of prisoners who died in captivity in the North-East. Memorial work starts for soldiers who died in captivity in the North-East.
"19.03.2017 17:53:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk New addiction recovery centre opens in Bishop Auckland A NEW centre for people seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction has officially opened it's doors. A NEW centre for people seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction has officially opened it's doors.
"19.03.2017 17:52:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Aurora photographer captures spectacular Northern Lights show on our doorstep SKY watchers spend thousands on trips to Iceland seeking a glimpse of the Northern Lights, but one photographer has captured images of the… A series of stunning Northern Lights pictures captured by North-East photographer.
"19.03.2017 17:47:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mayor candidate loses on Bargain Hunt TEES Valley Mayoral candidate Chris Foote-Wood lost out when he competed in daytime TV show Bargain Hunt on Friday. Tees Valley mayor candidate Chris Foote-Wood, of Darlington, didn't enjoy the best of luck on Bargain Hunt.
"19.03.2017 17:45:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fire near the track between Durham and Darlington causes train delays A FIRE near the railway line between Darlington and Durham is causing long delays for train passengers on Sunday afternoon. A fire near the East Coast Mainline between Darlington and Durham is causing lengthy delays for passengers.
"19.03.2017 16:06:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk CCTV: Sickening - thief steals collection tin raising money for little cancer battler Bradley Lowery The sickening crime was caught on CCTV as a thief took the tin full of cash raised for Bradley Lowery from The Lunch Box in Yoden Road, Peterlee on Sunday morning.
"19.03.2017 12:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wildlife charity offers 'living' Mother's Day bouquets Around 90 per cent of flowers sold in the UK have travelled hundreds, if not thousands of miles to get here - meaning there is a hidden environmental cost to consider.
"19.03.2017 11:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man denies abusing pupil at leading school while he was gap year student Aysgarth School, in Newton-le-Willows, where boarders aged eight to 13 are charged more than £22,000-a-year, is described on its website as one of the leading prep schools in the country, where “boys can be boys”.
"19.03.2017 11:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Trembling Madness scoops national craft beer crown “We work hard sourcing new up and coming brands as well as stocking the greatest world beers. Our range contains over 1000 different craft ales that change seasonally."
"19.03.2017 10:29:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bunny cop! Spike the Police Interceptor shows the kids how its done on a BMX Spike was at the Meet The Interceptors event at Consett, County Durham.
"19.03.2017 10:21:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police alert over 12-year-old boy, two days after he disappeared CONCERNS are mounting for a 12-year-old boy who has been missing for almost two days. Police issue appeal over 12-year-old boy, two days after he vanished.
"19.03.2017 09:41:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man denies abusing pupil at leading school while he was gap year student A MAN has appeared in court charged with historic child sex offences while working as a gap year student at a leading boys' boarding school. Man denies abusing pupil at leading school while he was a gap year student.
"19.03.2017 09:17:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Elderly couple 'devastated' after finding uninvited drunk asleep in bed He said he had no memory of what took place after he got out of the taxi, as he considered himself to have been, “ten out of ten drunk”.
"18.03.2017 14:13:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk March to save scores of jobs at Bishop Auckland offices "NO ifs, no buts, no public service cuts" was the message chanted by dozens of people taking part in a rally today to keep jobs in… Supporters young and old turned out to back a campaign to stop the Department for Work and Pensions from closing Vinovium House and moving 83, mostly female, employees to other sites.
"18.03.2017 12:52:52" thenorthernecho.co.uk Labour's plans for North-East industrial renaissance SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell has outlined Labour party investment plans to pump £1.4bn into transport links in the North-East, and to… Labour has unveiled ambitious proposals to transform transport and industry in the North-East and North Yorkshire, creating 60,000 jobs. Plans include major schemes in Darlington, Teesside, Durham, Northallerton and Newcastle.
"18.03.2017 12:48:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wallsend Boys Club legend who helped launch careers of Shearer and Beardsley dies THE long-serving leader of a football academy which helped launch the careers of Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Michael Carrick and Steve Bruce… A sad day for football in the North-East.
"18.03.2017 10:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Convicted paedophile's girlfriend jailed after writing to victim: 'You have heard of Karma - what goes around comes around' A CONVICTED paedophile's girlfriend who sent an anonymous letter to his young victim telling her 'You have heard of Karma - what goes around… “A lie is a lie is a lie and will always be a lie and the truth will always be the truth,” she wrote. “Only you and God and his angels know the truth and they only want what is best for you."
"18.03.2017 09:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Further crackdown urged on illegal cigarette sellers “We do lose out, but I blame the government that we are in this situation in the first place, so it is a two sided coin"
"18.03.2017 08:57:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Four arrested after man found dead Officers attended and found a man in his 30s with injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
"18.03.2017 08:13:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Judge jails sleeping driver who caused 4-car crash and says he should have learnt from Selby rail tragedy Paul Owens' barrister told told a court that the case ought to be a “salutary lesson” to people who think it is okay to get behind the wheel when they are tired.
"18.03.2017 08:09:36" thenorthernecho.co.uk 8 years for meat cleaver robber who bound couple in 'terrifying' midnight raid on Bishop Auckland home “A more terrifying sight a couple might wake up to is hard to imagine.”
"17.03.2017 21:30:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk Possible new drug could target aggressive breast cancers A NEW drug which could tackle the highly aggressive “triple negative” breast cancer has been developed, thanks to work by a North-East… New drug being developed to tackle highly aggressive breast cancer
"17.03.2017 20:33:51" Timeline Photos It's Mothers' Day on Sunday, March 26.
We at The Northern Echo are looking to celebrate the great job our mothers do.
Not only will we have a super competition for you to enter, but we are also compiling a list of venues with special offers on the
"17.03.2017 19:32:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Four men jailed for total of 46 years for sex offences against children going back decades Absolutely horrific - Four Hartlepool men jailed for a total of 46 years for sexually abusing boys in the 1970s and 80s
"17.03.2017 18:49:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Kindness shown in North-East to man sleeping rough as part of a near 900-mile journey A BEREAVED man has spoken of the kindnesses shown in the North-East as he continues his near 900 mile journey without spending a penny on travel… “I've been genuinely inspired and overwhelmed by the sheer niceness of people.”
"17.03.2017 17:19:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hundreds mourn Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton as funeral held at Durham Cathedral "I don't remember Neil as a global star but as a politely spoken and gracious man who just happened to be a bit taller than most of us."
"17.03.2017 17:05:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police forced to burst tyres of danger driver who led them on high-speed pursuit through High Etherley and Bishop Auckland “He only stopped once the tyres on the vehicle had been deflated by a police stinger.”
"17.03.2017 15:50:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk 9 great gift ideas for your gardening mum this Mother's Day Wondering what gift to get your gardening mum for Mother's Day? Hannah Stephenson helps you find inspiration in spades...
"17.03.2017 15:10:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hair extension held up as a trophy after fight on train at Northallerton station A WOMAN'S hair extension was held "as a trophy" following a fight on a train, say police.
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"17.03.2017 15:00:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: 18 Pub landlords from down the years - how many do you remember? We've put together a gallery of pub landlords and landladies from across the region.
See if you remember them.
"17.03.2017 14:00:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: Agnew on Karanka's departure, reports of rifts, Gibson's demands and team news for Manchester United STEVE Agnew has given his first press conference since taking over from Aitor Karanka at Middlesbrough. “It was a surprise. I have to be honest, it was a really difficult day yesterday, a really emotional day. But today the players have trained well and we look forward to the weekend."
"17.03.2017 14:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk “I'll stop you dead” - 'Untidy' man jailed for threatening to kill housing inspector Holdsworth, who has a past of “unpredictable behaviour”, said: “Do you know why I've been in prison? I'll shoot you.”
"17.03.2017 13:41:04" North East History So you are in the relegation zone with the season running out. You are the chairman of Middlesbrough FC. Do you accept that you are fated to drop, or do you do, in the words of the Echo's footballer writer in 1905, "something extraordinary" to save your
"17.03.2017 13:40:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Grow up!' - Judge's message to 6ft 6ins car dealer who drove convertible while sitting on the headrest, steering with knees A 6FT 6ins car dealer who drove a small convertible while sitting on the headrest, steering with with his knees and waving to other drivers has… "It's about time you grew up, took responsibility for your actions and recognise the danger you could cause to other road users by your stupidity."
"17.03.2017 13:02:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hot off the press! Award-winning food blogger launches first cookery book “There are recipes for everything – whether you need a quick 30 minute dish when you come home from work, or something for a weekend that requires slow cooking."
"17.03.2017 13:02:19" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager in hospital after being thrown from motorbike The teenager suffered a serious leg injury and is being treated at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.
"17.03.2017 12:42:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pop star Alistair Griffin, who wrote F1 theme tune, has home wrecked by speeding car "The car was apparently being followed by the police when it lost control and went right over the wall and ended up hitting my house and next door."
"17.03.2017 11:52:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: Steve Agnew appoints Joe Jordan - as members of Aitor Karanka's backroom staff leave MIDDLESBROUGH have appointed Joe Jordan to assist Steve Agnew ahead of Sunday's home game with Manchester United.
"17.03.2017 11:29:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk George Osborne appointed editor of Evening Standard What do you think of this? It will cause headlines that's for sure
"17.03.2017 10:28:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Picture of the Day: Mind your head – canoeist braves Low Force What a great action shot? Can you do better? Why not join the Northern Echo Camera Club? Details here
"17.03.2017 10:16:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: Aitor Karanka models himself on Jose Mourinho - so his Riverside reign was always going to end this way GIVEN his avowed idolisation of Jose Mourinho, there was always a good chance Aitor Karanka's first job in management would end like this. The… In today's Big Read, Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson explains why Aitor Karanka modelling himself on Jose Mourinho meant his Middlesbrough reign was always going to end messily... #Boro
"17.03.2017 10:03:15" thenorthernecho.co.uk Gunman hunted after holding up Peterlee store "He threatened the female member of staff with what looked like a silver handgun, it is not known if the weapon was real."
"17.03.2017 09:47:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'I'm a one man gang' - 8 years for teenage knifeman who stabbed stranger in Darlington People have been expressing outrage at this incident since we publicised it yesterday,
"17.03.2017 09:40:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Body of puppy found after fire crews called to bin bag fire in woods "It is a very distressing incident and we need to understand what has happened to this young dog."
"17.03.2017 09:11:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sedgefield's Hardwick Hall Hotel set for £350,000 refurbishment The four-star hotel – part of Ramside Estates – is set in Hardwick Country Park and has 51 bedrooms.
"17.03.2017 09:07:29" thenorthernecho.co.uk Funeral of UK's tallest man and Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton to be held in Durham Cathedral today Friends and family of Neil Fingleton, 36, will pay their last respects at a service in Durham Cathedral.
"17.03.2017 08:49:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Delays on A179 near Hartlepool after accident between bus and car UPDATE: Accident cleared, road reopened.
"17.03.2017 07:29:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Inquest to hear about three Sowerby House care home deaths Inquest set to look into the deaths of three residents of Sowerby House care home which has since been placed in special measures by a care inspection body.
"17.03.2017 07:25:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Amputee voices ambulance concern after being forced to unnecessarily use up hospital bed "When they told me I was going to have to stay in another night I thought this is ridiculous. I wasn't bothered for me as I am not able to go anywhere at the moment but this was a valuable hospital bed."
"16.03.2017 20:30:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cream of the crop honoured at 2017 Northern Farmer Awards : “The overall winner and The Northern Farmer of the Year, John Aynsley, was praised by the judges for being the 'complete package', moving forward within the industry despite facing a number of challenges which he is successfully surmounting."
"16.03.2017 20:11:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man suffered horrendous facial injuries after being kicked in face by horse A YOUNG man who suffered multiple fractures after being kicked in the face by his horse has met with the paramedics who treated his injuries. “I couldn't remember speaking to the call handler until I heard the recording today – I'm so thankful that the ambulance got here as quickly as it did.”
"16.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager threatened to stab fellow hostel residents for failing to wash the dishes, court told "You were clearly agitated, upset because someone had left dirty pots around, and you, in the vernacular, kicked off and there was a scuffle."
"16.03.2017 17:59:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man who stabbed girlfriend in neck as they lay in bed jailed for 14 years “The defendant cuddled her and told her he loved her. A short time later he got her in a headlock and turned her head, exposing her neck and stabbed her in the neck using a four-inch kitchen knife."
"16.03.2017 17:32:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Horrendous' wedding day saw bride and groom and another couple killed in crash "We will never know" what it was that caused Mr Green to veer into the path of the lorry
"16.03.2017 17:20:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Van driver on way back from Euro 2016 fell asleep and caused four-vehicle horror crash His red Ford Transit van was seen speeding up and slowing down and veering onto the wrong side of the road before the head-on rush-hour smash.
"16.03.2017 17:03:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man, 29, from Thornaby appears in court following death of Brandon Morris, 16, after police pursuit Brandon's family say that he was a "much loved son and brother" and have released a photo of him in tribute.
"16.03.2017 16:26:13" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fugitive transgender rapist is handed extra jail time “This was a fantastic result and due entirely to the calls we had following the appeal on Crimewatch."
"16.03.2017 15:34:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Northallerton pensioner named as woman killed in A19 crash near Easingwold
"16.03.2017 15:25:58" thenorthernecho.co.uk Owner of one of the last video rental shops in North Yorkshire is to close THE owner of one of the last video rental shops in North Yorkshire is to close it down next month. “We opened up just on the changeover from Betamax to VHS, and then over time it's changed from tapes to DVDs and now Blu-rays,”
"16.03.2017 14:35:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Northallerton pensioner named as woman killed in A19 crash near Easingwold Police have named the woman who died in a crash on the A19 near Easingwold.
"16.03.2017 14:03:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sunderland: Jermain Defoe handed surprise recall to England squad SUNDERLAND striker Jermain Defoe has been handed a surprise recall to the England squad for this month's matches against Germany and Lithuania.
"16.03.2017 13:53:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Outdoor adventure firm PGL revealed as new owner of North Yorkshire Police headquarters “The plan is to open in the spring of 2018 and we have a lot of work to do to make that happen."
"16.03.2017 13:49:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'We're a friendly bunch': Police adopt jovial tone in appeal for wanted man to hand himself in "We're beginning to think you don't want to speak to us.
"Some of the times we have spent together have been really memorable."
"16.03.2017 13:23:26" Karanka Sacking: Scott Wilson gives his view on the axing of t... The Northern Echo's chief sports writer Scott Wilson gives his assessment of a dramatic day at Middlesbrough, following the sacking of boss Aitor Karanka.
Read the story here:
"16.03.2017 13:05:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man, 29, from Thornaby appears in court following death of Brandon Morris, 16, after police pursuit Lee Harvey also faced a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving during the brief hearing at Teesside Magistrates' Court.
"16.03.2017 13:02:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk KARANKA'S SACKING: Five options for replacing the sacked Middlesbrough boss WITH Aitor Karanka having departed from his role as head coach, Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson faces a dilemma about what to do next? Where should Middlesbrough turn next? Here are five options for replacing Aitor Karanka. Who would be your choice? #Boro
"16.03.2017 12:43:22" Timeline Photos Northern Echo Camera Club member Steve McLean took this imposing image of the Penshaw monument earlier this week. If you love taking photos why not join the club? Find out how and see more pictures at www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/photos
"16.03.2017 11:52:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: Why Aitor Karanka's failings made his Riverside departure inevitable IN the end, every relationship reaches a point of no return. Aitor Karanka came close to breaching that line on a number of occasions during his… Our Chief Sports Writer, Scott Wilson, explains why Aitor Karanka's failings made Middlesbrough's decision to dismiss him this morning an inevitable one.... #Boro
"16.03.2017 11:52:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Jail for Darlington thief who drove car at Marks & Spencer security guard in attempt to evade capture
"16.03.2017 11:09:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: Karanka sacked by Boro MIDDLESBROUGH have parted company with manager Aitor Karanka.Thoughts fans?
"16.03.2017 10:35:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Outdoor adventure firm PGL revealed as new owner of North Yorkshire Police headquarters The sale of Newby Wiske hall marks a significant milestone for Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police and the new buyer.
"16.03.2017 10:05:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Former England footballer Adam Johnson loses Court of Appeal challenges against his conviction Update from the Court of Appeal - Former Sunderland and Middlesbrough footballer Adam Johnson loses bid
"16.03.2017 09:44:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman cut free from car after it strikes tree in Darlington The incident happened on Carmel Road in the town shortly after 11pm on Wednesday night.
"16.03.2017 09:30:30" thenorthernecho.co.uk Family pay tribute to 'loving husband and adoring father' killed in A174 collision Naveed's wife, Iram, said: "Naveed was a loving husband and adoring father to his four children, aged nine, four, two and five months."
"16.03.2017 08:51:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: Take a peek inside what is soon to be Durham's quirky new guest house in the city's most exclusive street Would you stay here?
"16.03.2017 08:12:16" thenorthernecho.co.uk Doctor who acted 'dishonestly' struck off for failures in treatment of young patient who later died A hearing was told how Dr Vasudha Mashankar failed to treat the patient in March 2015 and compounded the problem by fabricating medical records to protect herself from criticism.
"16.03.2017 08:08:11" thenorthernecho.co.uk Officers talk man down from tree in North Yorkshire village
"16.03.2017 07:30:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man, 29, charged with causing death by dangerous driving after Brandon Morris, 16, killed during police pursuit A 29-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 16-year-old boy died during a police chase in Middlesbrough on… Update: Man charged with death by dangerous driving after police pursuit in Middlesbrough.
"16.03.2017 07:24:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenagers who trashed Newton Aycliffe school and sprayed swastikas on walls ordered to do unpaid work There were four break-ins at the school in autumn 2015 with the last one, on October 28, causing £20,000 damage.
"16.03.2017 07:12:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'I'm a one man gang' - teenage knifeman behind bars for stab attack in Darlington Atkin thumped his chest after the stabbing and said: "I'm a one-man gang, me."
"16.03.2017 06:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk County Durham's oldest serving lollipop man calls it a day “It's a really difficult thing to retire but I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone I've got to know over the years. I'll really miss them all.”
"15.03.2017 23:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Motoring enthusiast died in vintage sports car after competing in a driving skills event “Charlie's death has left a hole in so many people's lives. It is all the more heartbreaking for the family as for the last few months of his life he was the happiest we had seen him for a long time."
"15.03.2017 22:22:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cathedral crowned heritage site of the year “It's an extraordinary thing how well known the cathedral is in the region."
"15.03.2017 21:08:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police make urgent appeal to find vulnerable Rochelle Cope - last seen in Marton Road, Middlesbrough POLICE are urgently trying to trace a vulnerable Rochelle Cope who was last seen leaving an address on Marton Road, Middlesbrough, at around 7pm… UPDATE: Police thank public for help in finding missing woman Rochelle Cope - http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15158816.Police_thank_public_for_help_in_finding_missing_woman_Rochelle_Cope/
"15.03.2017 21:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Anger and sadness' over buzzard killings “It makes me angry and sad that these beautiful native birds of prey are killed to protect the non-native game birds. This has gone on far too long.”
"15.03.2017 18:30:22" thenorthernecho.co.uk Naked stalker vows to stay away from neighbour - but electronic tag to be removed after 2 years not 10 “He has come to the realisation that, for both parties, it is best if there's some distance between each other."
"15.03.2017 18:00:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Friends of the Earth call for clarity over whether fracking firm intends to gas flare in North Yorkshire “They are now saying this has nothing to do with the KM8 well, permitted last year, and that the gas they would be flaring would come from another well, at the same site."
"15.03.2017 17:40:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hartlepool man groomed schoolgirl on Facebook, but she 'freaked out' over planned meeting David Walls offered to buy teenager cigarettes and football match tickets if she met him for sexual encounter
"15.03.2017 17:31:14" thenorthernecho.co.uk Father and son escape house fire caused by candles “The call came in as a house fire with persons reported trapped, which, for us, means there are people still inside the building."
"15.03.2017 17:15:38" thenorthernecho.co.uk '6 months to sort yourself out' - Judge is asked to give Darlington man second chance "You have got the offer of a job, you have got accommodation and you are helping others.
"If you continue to behave in the way you have - in a good way - at the end of six months you are entitled to expect not to be sent away."
"15.03.2017 17:00:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'I woke to find jealous ex stabbing my boyfriend in bed' - women tells of terrifying ordeal when partner knifed 10 times A YOUNG woman has told of the terrifying moment her jealous ex-boyfriend crept into her home and launched a frenzied knife attack on her new… “When I woke I could see Graham there, standing over the top of us. He was stabbing him. I thought he was going to kill him. I thought Scott was dying.”
"15.03.2017 16:32:40" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lucky escape for 18-month-old boy after car ends up on its roof The toddler, along with a 35-year-old woman and a second child, were taken to hospital as a precaution but there are not believed to be any serious injuries.
"15.03.2017 16:15:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former pupils remembered at Barnard Castle School's annual charity run “This is an event which makes us all reflect on a brief moment of our lives and think of the students who have run it before, allowing us to tell a story, share a joke and shed a tear.”
"15.03.2017 15:09:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Teenagers gather at the scene of collision where Brandon Morris, 16, died following police pursuit Update to this tragic event from Wednesday morning.
"15.03.2017 15:09:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Teenagers gather at the scene of collision where Brandon Morris, 16, died following police pursuit "Gone but never forgotten. Will miss the times we had. You were took far too soon. See you on the other side my mate."
"15.03.2017 14:55:23" Timeline Photos This photo kindly sent in by Martin Birtle of Billingham shows seven women from the Tilery area of Stockton celebrating the end of the First World War by dressing up in costumes which represent the victorious allies.
Martin has asked: "Can anyone suggest
"15.03.2017 14:34:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Village history project will focus on the Bradfords “The bravery, heroism, service and sacrifice of the Bradford brothers – Roland and George who won Victoria Crosses, James with his Military Cross and Thomas, who was later knighted - is rightly still remembered today."
"15.03.2017 13:33:28" Looking for a spectacular experience this summer? The award-winning open-air live show 'Kynren – an Epic Tale of England' returns this July after the phenomenal success of its first season.
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"15.03.2017 13:00:43" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lavish love on your mum this Mothering Sunday 7 places in the region where you can treat your mam this Mother's Day
"15.03.2017 12:02:10" safc.com Season Cards 2017-18 Information regarding Sunderland AFC's 2017-18 season cards at the Stadium of Light. #SAFC is honouring a commitment to ensure the local community can watch football at a price that is affordable. http://www.safc.com/tickets/season-cards-1718 #sponsored
"15.03.2017 11:52:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man arrested in connection with councillor poison pen letter The letter was sent directly to Durham Constabulary's Chief Constable Mike Barton who then contacted the local authority to alert members to the threat.
"15.03.2017 11:09:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Residents tell of shock after boy, 16, killed during police pursuit “We didn't know what had happened at first – it is so sad that a young boy died – it is so tragic.”
"15.03.2017 10:07:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Four arrested after police swoop on suspected drug dealers in East Durham "We executed several warrants in December and today sees more action against those who feel it acceptable to blight our community through crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour."
"15.03.2017 08:39:17" thenorthernecho.co.uk Birthday ball planned for terminally ill teenager Kyran Richmond Kyran Richmond will celebrate his 14th birthday at the event which is being organised to raise awareness of Juvenile Batten Disease.
"15.03.2017 08:35:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Jail warning for disabled man accused of trying to pass cannabis to son on Durham Prison visit via his walking stick A MAN who tried to smuggle drugs to his inmate son on a prison visit may replace him behind bars, a court heard.
"15.03.2017 08:08:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man infatuated with a pregnant woman took hundreds of photos of her before breaking into her home The man was discovered downstairs in his victim's house when she heard a noise while napping.
"15.03.2017 07:44:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Boy, 16, dies after Ford Focus collides with Nissan Qashqai during police chase in Middlesbrough Tragedy on the roads last night...
"15.03.2017 07:12:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman wakes in bed as ex-boyfriend carries out frenzied knife attack on her new partner stabbing him ten times Demi Dettmer, 19, was in bed, asleep with Scott Bennett, 25, when Graham Clarke suddenly appeared in the middle of the night and stabbed him ten times.
"15.03.2017 06:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tickets go on sale for Lindisfarne's traditional Christmas gig from 11am Wednesday TICKETS go on sale on Wednesday for the traditional Christmas gig by veteran rockers Lindisfarne at their spiritual home.
"15.03.2017 06:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Letter: Ecstasy, MDMA, cocaine, LSD, magic mushrooms and marijuana - I've tried them all and never had a day off ill in 25 years IN response to those three dinosaurs, C Wilkinson, John Inskipp and John Merry (HAS, March 9) who wrote deploring the plan to offer addicts… An interesting take by one of our readers on the drugs debate
"14.03.2017 23:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East farmers' market to return with produce from across the region Up to 30 stalls will be set up for the Wynyard Hall Farmers' Market this weekend as the event returns to the estate near Stockton.
"14.03.2017 21:00:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman's "sneaky and opportunist" theft from ill pensioner in Shildon chemist Claire Smith admitted the offence in an interview where she claimed she was “high on drugs” and had spent the cash purchasing more.
"14.03.2017 20:51:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Power restored to 430 homes in Darlington POWER has been restored to 430 homes in Darlington this evening (Tuesday, March 14). Power is restored!
"14.03.2017 20:30:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Power cut strikes 300 homes in darlington UP to 300 homes in Darlington have been hit by a power cut tonight (Tuesday, March 14).
"14.03.2017 20:01:39" thenorthernecho.co.uk People 'astounded' at cost of merger consultation “People have got absolutely furious about it because it is a lot of money. Of all the arguments I've heard I haven't heard of any benefit. This pulls at the heart strings, a lot of the older generations think of themselves as a separate identity.”
"14.03.2017 20:00:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Farmers' fears over Brexit The organisation will submit four summary reports that identify key concerns of the farming industry and highlight policies which it says will need to be reformed.
"14.03.2017 19:47:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Tickets go on sale for Lindisfarne's traditional Christmas gig from 11am tomorrow TICKETS go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, March 15) for the traditional Christmas gig by veteran rockers Lindisfarne at their spiritual home. Christmas - already!?!
"14.03.2017 19:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Love Your Pet winners pick up prize THE winners of The Northern Echo's Love Your Pet competition have collected their prize. THE winners of The Northern Echo's Love Your Pet competition have collected their prize.
"14.03.2017 18:12:34" thenorthernecho.co.uk The Yorkshire Vet issues alert after deadly dog virus outbreak A CELEBRITY vet has issued an alert to dog owners after the highly contagious deadly virus claimed the lives of several dogs in two weeks. “Sometimes dogs do respond well to treatment, but I would say they would only have around a 50 per cent chance of survival.”
"14.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Horse breeder says balloon releases are 'act of self-centred sentimentality' after death of mare "God isn't sitting in his heaven gathering up all this airborne litter that is sent up with messages attached to it on pieces of string. It doesn't reach anyone, it is entirely self serving."
What do you think? Are they poignant acts of remembrance or
"14.03.2017 17:52:05" thenorthernecho.co.uk Missing 51-year-old Trevor Himsworth found safe and well POLICE have this evening found missing Trevor Himsworth safe and well. Missing man found safe and well
"14.03.2017 17:40:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk Special school issues plea: 'Stop using our cattle for golf ball target practice' "It can't be an accident, the sheer number of golf balls is just too many."
"14.03.2017 17:06:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Heartbroken father describes picturesque river as a “serial killer” after it claimed life of student son "We would like Henry to become the last person to die as a result of the river that runs through Bath city centre.”
"14.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fraser from the Fairway: Graeme Storm Junior Open deadline nears, plus other golf news including Bedale champ If you like golf in the North-East you should read Paul Fraser, North-East football/golf writer page
"14.03.2017 15:55:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police officer facing jail sentence after passing information to convicted drugs dealer "His behaviour demonstrates a complete disregard for what the vast majority of police officers stand for."
"14.03.2017 15:45:56" thenorthernecho.co.uk Jailed teen burglar is so diminutive he can't get a prison sweatshirt small enough to fit A TINY teenage burglar who already has more than 30 offences on his record is behind bars after acting as a look-out for a break-in. Big shock for small thief as he gets his first taste of prison
"14.03.2017 15:34:57" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sedgefield's rugby club set to host reunion after more than 30 years in operation "I bumped into a few of the lads over Christmas who have moved away and they said they fancied getting together at the end of the season."
"14.03.2017 14:10:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Knifeman who refused to leave his cell admits stabbing ahead of trial Graham Clarke, 24, who was initially charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to the less serious charge of wounding with intent.
"14.03.2017 13:27:08" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pictures: Darlington paralympian student among those honoured at annual Northern Echo Education Awards Photo Gallery: The Northern Echo's annual Education Awards sponsored by Newcastle Building Society was held today. A full supplement will be produced in the newspaper on March 21.
"14.03.2017 12:30:08" Recognition Marketing and PR The North-East Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, supported by The Northern Echo, is meeting to discuss the state of the economy. Watch the debate live...
"14.03.2017 12:20:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Woman arrested after one-year-old girl found on alone on busy Stockton street The one-year-old was taken into the care of Cleveland Police officers who then issued an appeal for more information on the incident.
"14.03.2017 12:03:28" thenorthernecho.co.uk Sewer rave - revellers wade through feet of water to party underground In the early hours of Sunday morning police received reports of the illegal rave inside the tunnels underneath the bridges at the mouth of the River Ouseburn.
"14.03.2017 11:47:42" Cycling news from The Northern Echo WE may be looking ahead, rather than back when it comes to the weather, but the reality is that it's can still be wet and somewhat cold out there.
"14.03.2017 11:40:06" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Armed robbers carry out terrifying robbery of designer clothes store The terrifying moment a shopkeeper was confronted by armed robbers at a designer store.
"14.03.2017 10:32:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Paralympian student battling life-limiting illness among those honoured at annual Northern Echo Education Awards “Kieran is currently facing his biggest battle of all with terminal cancer – it is a battle he has fought so inspirationally that the entire village of Heighington brought Christmas forward by a week or so to make sure he saw it. And, of course, he did.”
"14.03.2017 10:28:59" Timeline Photos The final winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Evenwood CE Primary School is a school of 98 pupils in the heart of County Durham where, as the nomination points out, social
"14.03.2017 10:26:41" Timeline Photos The tenth winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Kieran Maxwell, Darlington College, further education student of the year award
This is a very different winner to that of the
"14.03.2017 10:25:07" Timeline Photos The ninth winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Matthew Bradley of St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form College, Bishop Auckland, inspirational pupil of the year
This was an
"14.03.2017 10:21:36" Timeline Photos The eighth winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Jayne Smith, head teacher of the year, of Oxclose Nursery School in Spennymoor
Here the nomination came from a grandfather who
"14.03.2017 10:19:15" Timeline Photos The seventh winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Caroline Harland, inspirational teacher of the year
Her nomination says: “Caroline is an exceptional teacher. She sees
"14.03.2017 10:16:39" Timeline Photos The sixth winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Melanie Stand of Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College for school support staff member of the year
There were two nominations for
"14.03.2017 10:15:24" Timeline Photos The fifth winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Harry Bowes, apprentice of the year
Next up, Apprentice of the Year which is for a student on an apprenticeship scheme, and we
"14.03.2017 10:13:55" Timeline Photos The fourth winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Wolsingham School, innovation award
In January, Wolsingham became the first school in the country to have its own police cadet
"14.03.2017 10:10:36" Timeline Photos The third winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Sporting achievement award
The winner is Reid Street Primary School – “the class without grass” (sorry, I've only been up here
"14.03.2017 10:09:02" Timeline Photos The second winner at the Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society is:
Greenland Community Primary School, winners of the Healthy Living Award
To the Healthy Living Award for the school that makes
"14.03.2017 10:07:01" Timeline Photos The Northern Echo's third annual education awards ceremony is currently underway.
The awards, sponsored by Newcastle Building Society, celebrate the many excellent, brilliant things that go on on a daily basis in our schools and colleges.
We hope that
"14.03.2017 08:44:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Concerns for welfare of missing 51-year-old Trevor Himsworth CAN YOU HELP?
POLICE are appealing for information to trace 51-year-old Trevor Himsworth from the East Cleveland area.
Mr Himsworth left an address in Boosbeck on the morning of Monday, March 13, and he has not been in contact with family since.
"14.03.2017 08:16:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Supermarkets cutting fuel prices by up to 2p a litre as wholesale costs fall Good news for motorists as several supermarkets announce fuel price cuts.
"14.03.2017 08:02:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Saturday Spotlight: Graham Wylie on his Cheltenham hopes - featuring his runner-by-runner guide to his horses A WEEK before the Cheltenham Festival, and Graham Wylie is on dog-sitting duties. Sitting in the clubhouse at Close House, the golf course and… Watching the racing today? This guide might help #cheltenham
"14.03.2017 08:00:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two proposed routes for a new road that will cross the River Tees have been unveiled The Tees Valley Combined Authority has earmarked two potential routes for the crossing from a shortlist of 14 possible options.
"14.03.2017 07:56:25" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police return to secondary school where toilets regime is likened to 'prison camp' Police were at the gates of Bedale High School on Monday morning as pupils returned after trouble erupted on Friday when a group of mostly female students staged a protest on the field over a new code of conduct.
"14.03.2017 07:16:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Travelling family-run drug drugs gang jailed for more than 20 years - including Darlington courier
"14.03.2017 07:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Daleks to return alongside new enemies in latest series of Doctor Who Fans are really, really, really excited about the new episodes. Are you?
"13.03.2017 23:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Two men jailed for terrifying robbery of designer clothes store "These were very serious offences that left both victims and witnesses traumatised and fearing for their safety."
"13.03.2017 22:35:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Former owner of Italian restaurant admits decade-old sex offences involving teenage women “The defendant must realise there is a real risk of him going to prison.”
"13.03.2017 22:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk £700million investment in Middlesbrough will give it 'city context' “The investment will create prosperity for the whole of the Tees Valley"
"13.03.2017 20:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk BBC DJ Craig Charles to bring funk and soul to North-East racecourse “I am really looking forward to Djing at Sedgefield Racecourse as I know their audience is a fun and up for it crowd."
"13.03.2017 20:00:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Award pays tribute to dedicated Hamsterley Trailblazer from Barnard Castle “Kaye said she just wanted to see kids trying at things. If you can try something every day, that's 365 things you've tried at in a year.”
"13.03.2017 19:42:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Uncertainty over jobs at Darlington engineer Amec Foster Wheeler as bosses admit company's office network will be affected in £2.2bn takeover deal HUNDREDS of workers face potential job misery in a £2.2bn engineering firm takeover. Bosses say the move will deliver “significant cost and revenue synergies” of at least £110m a year, with a third of savings expected to come from office closures and cuts to duplicate IT systems and central support services..
"13.03.2017 18:30:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fundraisers celebrate after MRI scanner is delivered to hospital “I was absolutely delighted to see the scanner arrive on Sunday morning. I intend to carry on fundraising as long as I possibly can."
"13.03.2017 18:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Cilla Black lookalike reflects on 50-year career from a pigsty to world cruises “The past 50 years have been amazing. In show business the highlights have been making people happy. It's wonderful - I love it and I love life.”
"13.03.2017 17:51:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Line-up for second Skylive airshow announced "We have always had a long term plan and have mentioned from the very start that bringing this airshow back after 26 years wasn't a one off and that we would build it bigger and better each year."
"13.03.2017 17:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenager who was badly injured as eight-year-old going to buy ice cream loses Court of Appeal bid to win compensation A TEENAGER who was badly injured after a trip to an ice-cream van turned to tragedy has failed in a last-ditch bid to win compensation. Subhaan Ali, now 18, was aged just eight when he ran into Clarendon Road in Thornaby, and was hit by a car driven by Anthony Hill.
"13.03.2017 17:00:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington: 'It just seems to be dying' - traders have their say over 'neglected' shopping street "It needs tidying up so it's more appealing for when people come to Darlington, for many it is their first impression when they come from the train station.”
"13.03.2017 16:40:20" youtube.com Let's talk about water Water. We cook, clean and wash with it... but how often do you drink it? We don't mean in a tea, coffee or added to some squash, we mean just drinking the re... A refreshing drink of water has left people in the North East gasping, after they received some unexpected advice from a talking tap. #sponsored
"13.03.2017 16:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Nineties chart-toppers Steps add second Newcastle date to tour The five-piece – best known for their hits Tragedy and 5,6,7,8 – have announced an extra show at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in December.
"13.03.2017 16:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Maia died aged just 11 months - now a charity has been launched in her name “The hardest part was that there was nothing anyone could do, no treatment and nothing to save her life. As parents it's the worst thing you could ever hear.”
"13.03.2017 15:28:24" thenorthernecho.co.uk Can you identify the locations of these 10 pubs from their signs? WE all have our favourite pub, but can you recall the sign outside? WE all have our favourite pub, but can you recall the sign outside?
"13.03.2017 15:19:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Appeal to trace missing 14-year-old boy Tjay Gibson last seen in Willington, County Durham MISSING, CAN YOU HELP?
POLICE are appealing for help to trace a teenage boy who has been missing for a week.
Tjay Gibson was last seen on Tuesday, March 7, near Parkside Academy in Willington, County Durham.
Since then various enquiries to try and find
"13.03.2017 13:23:23" thenorthernecho.co.uk Man airlifted to hospital from beach in Seaham is 'stable' The emergency services were called to Blast Beach at Nose's Point, Seaham
"13.03.2017 11:29:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Pedestrian dies after A174 collision Thoughts with the victim's family
"13.03.2017 11:11:03" thenorthernecho.co.uk Councillors tweet three hour bus journey from Middleton-in-Teesdale to Middlesbrough hospital to highlight problems for relatives visiting sick loved ones TWO women are tweeting a bus journey from their rural homes to hospital in a bid to highlight concerns about the NHS.
"13.03.2017 11:05:01" blackwellheating.co.uk Are you looking for a replacement boiler or heating system? Did you know…?
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"13.03.2017 09:52:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk UPDATE: A174 westbound reopened after early morning accident shut road for several hours A174 reopened but delays on routes around road may take some time to ease.
"13.03.2017 08:32:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Lorry fire on A1(M) at Durham causing delays for motorists If you would like to share pictures or video of the incident, taken by a passenger in your vehicle, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
"13.03.2017 08:18:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Investment plans worth £700m formally unveiled for Middlesbrough regeneration Ambitious plans to create 5,000 new jobs through investments worth up to £700m are being revealed today.
"13.03.2017 07:56:35" thenorthernecho.co.uk Arriva Trains Northern strike: 40% of services running as workers walk out over staffing dispute
"13.03.2017 07:44:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Customers' fears over 'precious' family films after Darlington trader goes AWOL
"13.03.2017 07:33:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teesside: A174 closed westbound due to 'major' police incident Diversions have been put in place while police deal with the ongoing incident. Live traffic updates...
"13.03.2017 07:15:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Boys hailed as heroes after saving grandmother The three friends were walking through the West End of Darlington when their suspicions were aroused by a house with no lights on and an open front door...
"12.03.2017 21:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Holi festival is a colourful way to start spring Colourful pics from what looks like a really good fun event in Durham today
"12.03.2017 20:21:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Arriva Trains Northern strike: When does it start and what does it mean for you Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North will walk out for 24 hours in a growing row over the role of conductors.
"12.03.2017 20:00:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk County Durham equestrian sportwear designer on track to make first million at 21 Great stuff from a brilliant young County Durham entrepreneur
"12.03.2017 19:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Fundraising appeal launched after police searching for missing Stockton man find body in sea off Redcar Friends of Alan Smith are trying to support his family with a fundraising appeal
"12.03.2017 17:24:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk 60 cars keyed by mystery vandal Hunt is on for the person responsible for a spate of damage
"12.03.2017 17:13:45" thenorthernecho.co.uk Three fire crews called to kitchen blaze Initially reported that people were trapped
"12.03.2017 17:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bowling clubs take delivery of specially adapted wheelchairs in first for region What a great idea - specially adapted wheelchairs help make bowling more accessible
"12.03.2017 15:30:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Unknown soldier's identity uncovered with help from North Yorkshire museum Really great work by all involved in giving this soldier a proper burial
"12.03.2017 15:29:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mother's anger at memorial unveiling snub Mother of teenager soldier killed in Iraq hits out over lack of invite to national memorial unveiling
"12.03.2017 15:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parmo-inspired pie serves up gold award at prestigious British Pie Awards The pies have it: Gold award for artisan piemakers
"12.03.2017 14:04:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk County Durham WI members commission special cheese to mark centenary Blessed are the cheesemakers: Weardale producer helps out WI
"12.03.2017 14:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Darlington's economic growth rewarded during national ceremony Darlington Council wins award for its efforts driving economic growth
"12.03.2017 12:39:10" thenorthernecho.co.uk Community comes together at unveiling of Witton Park memorial to Roland Bradford, First World War Victoria Cross hero Full story, pictures and video from Saturday's poignant ceremony in Witton Park
"12.03.2017 12:30:33" thenorthernecho.co.uk 'Outsider' who attacked Shildon man claimed he felt 'like a stranger in a foreign land' 32 months in jail for Middlesbrough man over Shildon street fight
"12.03.2017 11:45:59" thenorthernecho.co.uk Concerns grow for missing 12-year-old boy last seen in Middlesbrough four days ago Anyone who sees Declan is urged to call police on 101
"12.03.2017 09:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Everything you need to know about the Call The Midwife season finale There will be a wedding and a birth. Will you be tuning in tonight? It's on at 8pm
"12.03.2017 08:26:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police called to disperse gang of up to 100 Middlesbrough youths who had gathered for fight "Yes, we do have better things to do. However, when the behaviour of the group affects so many residents of the area we police."
"12.03.2017 07:26:49" thenorthernecho.co.uk Wanted: Can you help police trace the following people? Can you help police trace the following people?
"11.03.2017 19:30:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Invictus Games star introduces Willington school pupils to wheelchair basketball A great way of spreading the message about diversity
"11.03.2017 19:16:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk Parent to be fined for supplying alcohol to child as police seize booze from youths Crackdown on underage drinking in bid to keep kids safe and reduce disorder
"11.03.2017 19:15:37" thenorthernecho.co.uk COMPETITION: Win VIP tickets for Birmingham City vs Newcastle United To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:
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"11.03.2017 18:00:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Judge accused of victim blaming after warning women 'get drunk and risk rape' This judge's comment's have angered Vera Baird
"11.03.2017 16:00:44" thenorthernecho.co.uk North-East counter terrorism unit calls for communities to 'act on instincts' New campaign calls for public help to fight terrorism
"11.03.2017 15:32:12" thenorthernecho.co.uk Ticket touts face unlimited fines in crackdown on resale websites “This profiteering is simply not fair, so we are acting to put fans first and improve the chances of seeing our favourite musicians and sports stars at a reasonable price."
"11.03.2017 15:22:11" Timeline Photos When you are down on your luck, this is the last thing you need. Rudy Gestede prepares to leave the pitch during Boro's FA Cup Quarter-final against Manchester City.
"11.03.2017 15:00:18" thenorthernecho.co.uk Bishop Auckland care home's oldest resident reaches 105 Special day for 105-year-old Nora
"11.03.2017 13:30:42" thenorthernecho.co.uk Dogs Trust Darlington staff 'puzzled' by influx of lovable lurchers Could you give a home to a loveable lurcher?
"11.03.2017 12:00:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Golf banner plan out of bunker as protest fails Golf club's plan is out of the bunker
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"11.03.2017 11:00:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk Dog mess found on graves Dog mess on graves and people parking cars on plots: crackdown on bad behaviour in cemetery
"11.03.2017 10:36:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Witton Park celebrates Roland Bradford, who during WWI became the youngest person to be awarded the Victoria Cross People are gathering for a day of events marking the bravery of the Fighting Bradfords
"11.03.2017 10:19:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk 19 nostalgic pictures of Newton Aycliffe from the 1950s to the 1980s Fantastic old pictures of Newton Aycliffe - including the first baby to be christened in the new town.
"11.03.2017 10:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police chase driver jumped from moving car A DRIVER who jumped from a moving car during a police chase is in custody and due to be questioned this morning. Driver due to be questioned this morning after last night's drama
"11.03.2017 09:35:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Factory extension at Newton Aycliffe car parts maker Gestamp Tallent expected to deliver 50 new jobs 50 new jobs in pipeline for Newton Aycliffe...
"11.03.2017 09:00:01" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough: 'Jose Mourinho is the best coach in the world, not Pep Guardiola' “I've never worked with Pep. Jose started this season with some criticism, but he has already won two trophies for Man United. Jose is the best for me.”
"11.03.2017 08:48:41" thenorthernecho.co.uk Drunk arrested INSIDE police station after smashing up enquiry desk "He began to threaten officers and to smash the windows to the enquiry desk area."
"11.03.2017 08:23:20" thenorthernecho.co.uk Police searching for missing Stockton man find body in sea off Redcar Thoughts with his family
"11.03.2017 08:05:27" thenorthernecho.co.uk Ed Sheeran 'buzzing' as record-breaking Divide dominates album and singles charts Take a bow Ed Sheeran. “I never expected to have nine songs in the top 10 ever in my life so yeah, I don't know, something's gone wrong."
What do you think of Ed Sheeran's music?
"11.03.2017 08:00:46" Timeline Photos Were you born to sell? Search Sales roles in the North East now http://ow.ly/DrUq309yvpg
"11.03.2017 07:00:02" thenorthernecho.co.uk New waste centre helping to improve the local environment So just how many kids can you get in a phone box?
"11.03.2017 07:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk The Fighting Bradfords - a family of heroes WITTON PARK will today celebrate Roland Bradford, who on October 1, 1916, became the youngest person to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Read his story and that of his three brothers...
"10.03.2017 23:00:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Middlesbrough man paid to move vehicle stolen near Sedgefield jailed after police chase A man who tried to flee police in a vehicle stolen from outside the owner's home 16 hours earlier, was jailed for a total of 28 months
"10.03.2017 22:42:09" thenorthernecho.co.uk Residents evacuated after large fire breaks out at MOT centre in Yorkshire Dales village RESIDENTS were evacuated after a large fire broke out in a village in the Yorkshire dales. Residents in the south of the village were moved out as the emergency services dealt with the incident at Ingleton Industrial Estate.
"10.03.2017 22:00:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Project to restore peat on moorland sees helicopter bringing in huge sandstone rocks 'Wetter is better: A project to help protect moorland has seen large rocks of sandstone being heli-lifted into place
"10.03.2017 21:47:03" Man set to challenge for window cleaning world record Can you clean windows quicker than Darren? He's going for Terry Turbo's world record
"10.03.2017 21:30:32" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Hilarious moment Professor Robert E Kelly is interrupted by his children in live TV interview with BBC Is this the TV moment of the year so far?
"10.03.2017 21:06:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Hero Shane Tunney, who died protecting his best friend, is honoured for his selfless bravery “We are very proud of Shane and when we were asked if we wanted to have a ceremony for this award we said yes because we wanted to celebrate his life."
"10.03.2017 21:00:07" thenorthernecho.co.uk Launch of Darlington 10k this weekend Entry form contained within story
"10.03.2017 20:00:04" thenorthernecho.co.uk Christmas is cancelled - well, the lights at least - as vote signals end for Distinct Darlington “It's such a shame that events like the food festival, the fashion show, the classic car show and the town's Christmas lights will now not take place"
"10.03.2017 19:00:31" thenorthernecho.co.uk Video: Guitar heroes made at veterans' recovery centre “I was living in the Beacon in Catterick Garrison, accommodation for homeless veterans in 2001 for 18 months and I started to pull myself back together.”
"10.03.2017 18:53:34" Darlington powercut Footage of cinema-goers evacuating the building when a powercut hit Darlington town centre this evening
"10.03.2017 18:09:00" thenorthernecho.co.uk Molly, 7, on a big-hearted mission to help homeless What an inspirational young girl!
"10.03.2017 17:20:54" thenorthernecho.co.uk Students wear colours of 'rock star' Carter “I am taking each round as it comes,” said Voice hopeful Carter, who is studying a foundation degree in performing arts at Stockton Riverside College, in partnership with Teesside University.
"10.03.2017 17:13:47" thenorthernecho.co.uk Watch: Brazen thieves caught 3 times on CCTV robbing Darlington businessman's van "The police got both barrels off me because I have had CCTV for a couple of years and I have lost count of how many times they have knocked on the door or called me up regarding incidents in the area"
"10.03.2017 17:08:55" thenorthernecho.co.uk Update: Woman and child were NOT forced into a car on Redcar seafront, say police; rape allegation still being investigated POLICE say they do not now believe a woman and child were forced into a car on Redcar seafront, in an incident that sparked a major manhunt. Police release further information in case that shocked the North-East
"10.03.2017 16:45:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Teenage army cadets to the rescue after pensioner collapses outside Tesco in Darlington “We were just outside the shop when we heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man laid on the floor.
“At first we weren't sure what was happening but then our training took over and we knew we had to do something."
"10.03.2017 16:01:51" thenorthernecho.co.uk Is this the best school trip ever? We bet you never got to go as far as these kids Some of them had never even been on a plane before, so it was a journey-and-a-half for them.""
"10.03.2017 15:59:50" thenorthernecho.co.uk Days to go until new Domino's Pizza store opens in Newton Aycliffe Domino's Pizza opening in Newton Aycliffe...
"10.03.2017 15:51:02" Darren bids for window cleaning world record A WINDOW cleaner is attempting to wipe out a world record that has stood for nearly a decade.
Darren Ansbro, from Thornaby, Teesside is trying to become the world's fastest window
"10.03.2017 15:50:48" thenorthernecho.co.uk Emergency services searching for missing person off North East coast EMERGENCY services are searching for a missing person in the area of South Gare, near Redcar.
"10.03.2017 15:44:21" thenorthernecho.co.uk Boomerang owner wants it to come back after thieves strike at house The boomerang which was bought during a 'holiday of a lifetime' trip to Australia is said to be of great sentimental value.
"10.03.2017 15:33:53" thenorthernecho.co.uk Mum lands lead role at global Crafter's Companion flagship Newton Aycliffe store Amy Roger, 28, is joining North-East business Crafter's Companion UK and will oversee the day-to-day of its Newton Aycliffe base.
"10.03.2017 15:28:23" North East History A DLI-themed Memories tomorrow – apart from the big discussion points about Scammell Scarabs and the meaning of the word "clart". The main stories are about the Victoria Cross recently discovered in the mud of the Thames which has a 50/50 chance of