STEVE MCCLAREN feels that Aleksandar Mitrovic is being judged on reputation after his sending-off in Newcastle United’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED contrived to lose to Carlisle at Victoria Park in a game of constant entertainment.
MIDDLESBROUGH broke their Hillsborough hoodoo in emphatic fashion as they claimed their second Championship win of the season courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
MIXED WEATHER conditions and, in particular, strong winds conspired to keep visiting number low at Witton Castle Lakes this week. 55 visiting anglers braved the blustery conditions and managed to return a very respectable rod average of 3.7.
Colwyn Bay 2 Darlington 4
SUNDERLAND collected a second point of the season at Villa Park when Jeremain Lens’ second half strike clinched a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.
TEN-MAN Newcastle United lost 1-0 to Arsenal in a scrappy encounter at St James’ Park.
FOR 97 years, Private Edward Henry Pratt lay in an unmarked grave in Darlington’s West Cemetery. But on Wednesday, that wrong will be righted: this soldier of the First World War will be properly recognised when an official headstone is dedicated…
DIEGO FABBRINI returns to Middlesbrough's starting line-up for this afternoon's Championship game at Sheffield Wednesday.
MOST youngsters, boys at least, will have played driving games on their Xbox or Playstation.
CAMPAIGNERS say the death of an Islamic State leader who encouraged British fanatics to attack a North Yorkshire spy base has done nothing to reduce the threat it and residents living nearby face.
SUNDERLAND new-boy Ola Toivonen will start this afternoon’s Premier League game at Aston Villa on the bench.
A VICTORIAN road bridge will be closed until Christmas for essential repairs.
A TEENAGER escaped a custodial sentence for his second conviction for drug supply, after a judge said he was “taking a chance” in his case.
TWO charities received support from a high-street supermarket today when Tesco Extra at St Helen’s Auckland held its annual summer fair.
A HOUSING association tenant is hoping to build on the foundations after securing work placement thanks to the Forging Futures programme.
A NEW local radio station is set to brighten up the airwaves when it starts broadcasting for the first time from midday Monday (August 31).
A TEENAGE burglar stole a bike and left behind his own - complete with tell-tale fingerprints on the crossbar.
A DARLINGTON youngster recovering from cancer has enjoyed an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
RUGBY fever is sweeping across Darlington with scores of youngsters taking part in a Spirit of Rugby project.
FLORIAN THAUVIN has been handed his first Premier League start for Newcastle United in their lunchtime kick-off against Arsenal.
Deputy Sports Editor Craig Stoddart is at Colwyn Bay v Darlington for the Evo-Stik Premier Division clash.
Sports Editor Nick Loughlin brings you live updates from Victoria Park as Hartlepool United take on Carlisle United in League Two.
Chief Football Writer Paul Fraser brings you live updates from Sunderland's Premier League trip to Aston Villa.
Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson reports from Middlesbrough's Championship trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.
Sports writer Richard Mason reports from Newcastle United's Premier League match against Arsenal.
TWO people have been arrested following the theft of a tractor in Yarm last night.
KERRIDGE Cup winners Great Ayton are seeking a second successive cup-winning weekend when they face Hartlepool in the NYSD Fifteens final.
JASON GILLESPIE believes his Yorkshire players are finally coming to terms with how to play one-day cricket after their qualification for the Royal London Cup semi-finals.
DARLINGTON head into unfamiliar territory today while dealing with a statistic they are not used to dealing with so soon in the campaign.
HE spent last season as a pariah at Brunton Park, exiled by Carlisle manager Keith Curle. But Billy Paynter has arrived at Hartlepool United with a fresh outlook.
AITOR KARANKA is confident his Middlesbrough players can cope with Atdhe Nuhui’s physical threat – even though the Sheffield Wednesday striker tore them apart on two separate occasions last season.
STEVE McCLAREN accepts it will take time for Florian Thauvin to adapt to life in the Premier League, but the Newcastle head coach is already confident the Frenchman’s match-changing abilities will form a major part of his side’s attacking threat…
JERMAIN DEFOE claims a full pre-season has enabled him to regain the sharpness that was not quite there in the second half of last term.
STEVE McCLAREN does not expect to be making any more additions before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, but the Newcastle head coach insists the club have made an excellent start to their 18-month rebuilding project.
A MAN who dragged his partner down a street, threatening to throw her off nearby cliffs, following a sustained attack, was yesterday (Friday August 27) jailed for 35 months.
REDCAR’S MP has refused to investigate allegations of a "cover-up" around councillors not paying council tax in the town.
MORE than 1,500 North-East children went missing from care in recent years, a Northern Echo investigation can reveal.
GRIEVSON On August 26, of Pittington, Jim aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Olive (nee Johnson), loving father of Christine, Jim and Karen, much loved stepfather of Joyce and a dear grandfather and great-grandfather. Friends please meet for…
DAVIS On August 26, of Brandon, Violet aged 90 years. A much loved sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Friends please meet for service in St. Andrew's Methodist Church on Friday, September 4 at 11.15a.m., followed by cremation at Durham. All welcome for…
FIRBY Sarah Ann (nee Howe) aged 63 years of Evenwood, died peacefully at home on August 27 after a short illness. Beloved wife of the late Tommy, much loved mam of Matthew, Vicky, Susan, Christopher and Jordan and a loving nana and great-nana.…
SEDGWICK Joyce Anne (nee Walker) Of Heighington formerly Redworth and Great Smeaton, passed away peacefully in Willow Green Care Home on August 26, aged 74 years. Dearly loved mam of Judith, Richard and Rachel, loving mother-in-law of Catherine, nana…
HUNTER David August 30. Today's your 50th birthday, A day we were to celebrate. No gifts or cards to give to you, But we've sent a dove to Heaven, With a parcel on its wings, Careful when you open it, It's full of beautiful things. Inside are a…
DAVISON Maurice August 30, 1930. Treasured memories of a dear husband, father and grandfather. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Love Betty.
Alan BARRASS Congratulations on your retirement. Best wishes. Your loving wife Josie, Lee, Kelly, Marie and Julian, granddaughters Georgia, Eden and Olivia. xxx
LODGE Frances Boylan Of Barnard Castle, died peacefully at home on August 14. Friends please meet for service at Darlington Crematorium, on Wednesday, September 2, at 1.45p.m. The family, also invite friends to meet at Barnard Castle Working Mens…
MEYNELL (nee Walker) Barbara aged 83 years of Richmond, died peacefully in hospital on August 24, after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of William, much loved mother of Mark, Simon and Josephine, loving grandma to James, Sarah and Matthew and…
GIBSON Olive May 'Maisie' died August 30, 2014 The saddest first year this Sunday has gone by will always remember her beaming smile She was such a lovely lady Our Mam, dearest Maisie Pearl, Paul and Heather will always love and miss her forever xxx
Lyle WHITWORTH Happy 1st Birthday to our Special Boy Lots of love Mam, Dad and Big Brother Lloyd xx
Lyle WHITWORTH Happy 1st Birthday Lots of love from Grandma, Granny, Grandads, Uncle Kieron, Aunty Abby and Aunty Bernie xx