A FURIOUS Aitor Karanka admitted he was “hurt” by the performance of his Middlesbrough players as they crashed out of the EFL Cup at the hands of Championship side Fulham.
SUNDERLAND, who have set up a date with Queens Park Rangers in the third round of the EFL Cup, are on the verge of signing former Liverpool full-back Javier Manquillo.
Darlington surged to the top of the Vanarama National League North thanks to two goals by Terry Galbraith at Heritage Park.
Shildon allowed a two goal lead to slip and were held to a 2-2 draw by Whitley Bay at Dean Street last night.
AT the start of last night’s EFL Cup second-round game, flashes of lightning illuminated the sky above Craven Cottage.
A WOMAN from York has described the moment she woke as a major earthquake hit central Italy in the early hours of this morning.
IF the near 14,000 supporters who had turned up at the Stadium of Light had hoped to see something special from Sunderland in the EFL Cup, then it duly arrived. They just had to wait a lot longer than they would have wanted to.
HARTLEPOOL United manager and ex-Premier League footballer Craig Hignett has avoided a driving ban after being caught speeding on an A-road at more than 100mph.
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Chief Football Writer Paul Fraser reports live from the Stadium of Light as Sunderland take on Shrewsbury Town.
Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson reports live from Craven Cottage as Middlesbrough take on Fulham.
SOPHIE Wright is European mountain bike XC Champ, National mountain bike and CX Champ and part of the British Cycling Junior Academy.
FABIO DA SILVA and Viktor Fischer will make their Middlesbrough debuts in this evening's EFL Cup second-round tie at Fulham.
A DIAMOND couple are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a "hugely committed" soldier who died after being shot during a live-firing exercise in the North-East.
ROAD markings have been introduced at a Newton Aycliffe primary school where cars have been causing a headache for more than 20 years.
TWO teenage girls have been rescued after getting stranded on a large rock in the River Swale in Richmond.
THE deadline to take part in one of the region’s biggest 10k fun runs has been extended to accommodate demand.
A HAND-CARVED cross made from the wreckage of capsized refugee boats is going on display in a North East cathedral next week.
A FATHER has movingly spoken of the moment he and his wife found out their newborn baby was critically ill and had Down’s Syndrome.
A NORTH-EAST security firm plans to create 100 new jobs with the “vast majority” of them at in Teesside.
PEOPLE in Ferryhill, Chilton, Bishop Middleham and West Cornforth can learn how local issues are being tackled and help set the agenda for the next year at an area action partnership meeting.
A RURAL show on the moors above Whitby enjoyed an “excellent” turnout as glorious sun brought out visitors in force.
A PARAMEDIC will tackle the Great North Run in honour of a very special patient.
COUNCILS in two towns bursting with pride at the Olympic success of Amy Tinkler have teamed up to organise an open-top bus parade.
KIND-HEARTED neighbours have raised hundreds of pounds for charity after opening up their gardens to the public.
PLAY areas could soon become smoke free zones after a district council has launched a survey into whether smoking should be permitted.
POLICE have launched a new motorcycle safety campaign to raise awareness among the “born-again bikers”
A NEW milestone in the upgrade of the A1 between Leeming and Barton has been met, as the finishing touches are made to a 2.5 mile stretch of the motorway.
THE first phase of a series of natural flood defences paid for by local villagers has been officially opened by Richmond MP Rishi Sunak.
THE two GP practices in Northallerton are considering merging to enable them to expand and improve services in the future.
A BUS driver has denied causing death by careless driving following a fatal collision with an elderly cyclist on a country road.
I AM writing in to publicly thank Kays Animal Sanctuary, in West Auckland, for rushing to my aid when we found an injured fox in our garden this week.
THE Northern Echo seems to think that this is “a country suffering post-Brexit blues” (comment, Aug 22), but where is the evidence?
A PASSPORT office is due to close its doors for the last time this week as services switch to a new site.
NEWCASTLE UNITED have handed DeAndre Yedlin a five-year contract after landing the full-back from Tottenham Hotspur for £5m.
BREXIT poses an existential threat to Gibraltar, the Falklands and Crown Territories. Gibraltar, as part of the South West region, voted 96 per cent to remain in the EU.
WHAT a joy to read the Reverend Peter Mullen’s homily to George Orwell (Echo, Aug 22). I particularly enjoyed his colourful accusations about a liberal national newspaper when defining the meaning of ‘doublethink’ the phrase Orwell used in his…
THERE is a stereotype that footballers may not be the most intelligent members of society.
A REPLICA of an historic warship which brought news of Nelson’s death back to Britain’s shores has dropped anchor in the North-East.
THE Romaldkirk Music Festival will be held at St Romald’s Church over the weekend.
A TEAM of nursing students swapped the wards of Teesside for a two week voluntary stint working in a rural Cambodian hospital and children’s orphanages.
A MOTORCYCLIST has died after his bike was in a collision with a car on a minor road in rural County Durham this morning.
ORGANISERS are putting the finishing touches to the programme for this year’s Festival of Thrift, which takes place in Redcar.
FIREFIGHTERS have been dealing with a blaze at a recycling centre that started in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
IAN Westwood converted his first half-century of the season into three figures as Warwickshire edged in front against Durham with only three wickets down.
A MOTORCYCLIST has died after his bike collided with a car on a rural County Durham road this morning.