SIX fire crews have been called to a major blaze in Seaham, County Durham.
CAMEL steak, misheard words and the first public vote off – day twelve saw the reign of Duncan Bannatyne’s Team Pink reach new heights and revealed that Chris Eubank is a sneaky type.
WEATHER warnings have been issued for the North-East and North Yorkshire, after high winds and heavy rain were forecast for over the weekend.
BBC'S "Voice Of The Boro" Ali Brownlee has revealed that he is battling bowel cancer.
NORTHERN Powerhouse minister James Wharton insisted the North-East’s economy remained “fundamentally strong” as he unveiled the region’s newest Enterprise Zone tonight (Friday, November 27).
A TRIAL will take place early next year in the case of one of the men accused of taking part in a failed bid to commit a burglary at a town railway station.
After victory at Crystal Palace, can the Black Cats follow up with another three points against Stoke City? BetVictor have chalked up the Wearsiders at 23/10 (BetVictor) which means a £23 profit for every £10 staked at this price. The Potters are…
NEIL ASPIN is delighted to have “returned home” following his appointment as Gateshead’s new manager.
HISTORIC abuse at a notorious North-East detention centre is set to be investigated by the Government’s independent child abuse inquiry.
A COUNTY Durham mountain biker has been crowned a sporting community champion.
A WOMAN’s “obsession” with a bitter neighbourhood planning dispute led her to forge letters which were accepted as genuine by a local government ombudsman.
A FAMILY have added to the fundraising total for their seriously ill six-year-old son with an evening of musical fun.
MORE than 500 properties were at risk of being burgled during ‘dark nights’ patrols across County Durham and Darlington this week.
COMPANIES in the region’s tourism capital have voted in favour of creating a formal Business Improvement District.
THE NHS has warned North-East patients to not overuse antibiotics this winter.
THE Chancellor’s announcement that funding arrangements that discriminated against rural schools are to be changed has been welcomed in the Yorkshire Dales.
A TOWERING Christmas from a North-East forest will be delivered to the Houses of Parliament next week.
TRANSPORT police have issued an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault.
A SCHOOL catering for young people who struggle to succeed in mainstream education has been launched.
A NORTH-EAST MP has submitted two petitions to Parliament calling for services to be reinstated and protected at hospitals in her constituency.
STAR of stage and screen Stephen Tompkinson received his honorary degree from Teesside University this morning (Friday, November 27).
I AM served with a reminder that little has changed in the last year.
A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl was left with minor leg injuries after she was hit by a silver Freelander on Union Street, Middlesbrough at about 8.20am on this morning.
A TEAM of amateur cyclists have raised over £5,000 in memory of a five-week old baby who died from a heart condition.
A BUSINESSWOMAN from the region has joined the hairdressing elite after being crowned North-East hairdresser of the year in a glamorous national award.
STEVE McCLAREN has described this week’s training sessions as “feisty and intensive”, but denied there was anything out of the ordinary about Newcastle United’s response to last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Leicester City.
DURHAM Cathedral has launched a funding appeal for its music.
A MAN was arrested in a North-East town today on suspicion of trying to hack into the online shopping system of supermarket giant Tesco.
EACH month The Northern Echo highlights one of the many dogs looking for a home at the Dogs Trust Darlington, in Sadberge, near Darlington.
CHARITY trustees hope to cash in on a patch of wasteland by selling it for a shop and petrol station development.
By Jonathan Barber
A CASH reward is being offered for information leading to a prosecution in relation to a spate of house break-ins.
A TRUSTED sales manager who fleeced his employers when debts mounted has walked free from court.
THOUSANDS of people have passed through the doors of a million pound leisure complex created in a former arms factory in its first two months.
ANGRY residents and councillors have challenged Darlington Council cabinet’s decision to provisionally allocate land for retirement apartments at Blackwell Grange.
A £1,000 REWARD has been offered for information leading to the capture of two escaped prisoners.
THIEVES stole 30 LG Televisions Stolen from a lorry parked up while the driver took a rest.
POLICE searching for missing man Rory Johnson have now issued CCTV images capturing his image on the night he disappeared.
GAZZA has backed an online charity auction in memory of his “footballing father”, Sir Bobby Robson.
The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) celebrated the best of UK business with its members at the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) annual Chamber Awards ceremony last night, with County Durham based Hodgson Sayers scooping the prestigious…
FESTIVE fun runners are being encouraged to don their Santa outfits and take to the track for St Teresa’s Hospice.
AS Christmas appears over the horizon we at The Northern Echo are launching our Ho, Ho Homes competition, celebrating the best festive lights the region has to offer. Matt Westcott speaks to one enthusiast as he prepares for the big switch on.