FOR the home fans inside St James’ Park on Monday night, it was pretty clear how much they enjoyed seeing Newcastle United score the crucial second goal that helped seal three more points in the battle for promotion.
A COUNCIL has admitted new guidelines make it “difficult” to protect all children at risk of sexual exploitation.
Bride and groom Lizzie and Ky Gatherer love their hens so much they decided to have a chicken-themed wedding.
TEMPERATURES hit 18.3C (64.9F) as the country basks in the warmest day of the year so far – beating the likes of Ibiza, southern Spain and the whole of France.
EXOTIC creatures, mysterious objects and mythical beasts are the subject of a new exhibition at Durham Cathedral.
A BUSINESSWOMAN is swapping her laptop for her running shoes after signing up to take part in The Great North Run in memory of her grandmother.
GERVASE Phinn, one of Britain’s best love comic writers and raconteurs, is to bring his stories to life for audiences in Barnard Castle next month.
MACE bearers from all over the country will be descending on Ripon next week to see the instalment of a new Prime Warden.
YOUNG schoolchildren with energy to spare are exploring the world of free running and computer coding as part of their curriculum.
A UNIVERSITY a cappella group is celebrating after winning a regional heat of an international singing group.
HUNDREDS of people are expected to descend on a North-East town’s green next week for its annual sporting tradition.
AN investigation is underway after thieves smashed their way into a family-run garage on Monday morning.
A FOOTBALL charity has launched a campaign to promote successful women in the region.
PARTS of a major hospital are being left in a poor condition because of problems with staffing, hospital cleaners have claimed.
THREE neglected dogs found abandoned on the side of the A66 have had the happy ending they deserve after all have been rehomed.
TWO men are due to appear in court after a dog was found buried alive with a nail through its head.
A YOUNG woman who kicked her boyfriend out of bed because his loud snores woke her up was horrified to discover that his heart had stopped and he had actually died hours earlier.
A WOMAN who used CPR to save her husband’s life is calling for compulsory life-saving skills to be taught in all schools and workplaces.
THOUSANDS of Sunderland fans turned up at the Stadium of Light on Monday to watch the Black Cats train.
AN MP has taken the fight to prevent the loss of 83 civil servant jobs to the House of Commons
THE imaginative tale of a nine-year-old boy who embarks on a stuffed-animal adventure after adopting a snow leopard is being brought to Darlington.
COUNCILLORS are due to decide on a planning application for a major housing development this week.
A MAN broke into the home of his former partner while she slept with their toddler daughter and smashed it up during a drink and drug-fuelled rampage.
POLICE are carrying out an ongoing campaign to crackdown on underage drinking.
A CHARITY single recorded by a mayor has been officially launched with hopes of selling 3,000 copies.
FURTHER to The Northern Echo’s story (16 Nov) "Candidate criticised for ‘reckless’ SSI remarks" should one be surprised that the Tory candidate for the new Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, should defend the Government’s handling of the SSI…
THE pricing policy of train tickets has recently been in the news and, in my view, an overhaul of the system cannot happen soon enough.
POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a brawl at a city centre pub.
NORTHERN Echo Camera Club member Keith Corner posted these intriguing photos today.
RAILWAY modellers can learn how to create “a slice of life” next week.
THIS week we enjoy a break from our domestic politicians, who bless them, are so worn out by being in work for a couple of weeks, needed a holiday to get over the Christmas break.
A DARLINGTON man has completed his transformation from a civilian into a Royal Navy sailor after passing an intensive training course.
I AM acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, in Busan, South Korea, where more than 800 British servicemen are buried.
I READ with dismay, on The Northern Echo’s business page that the North-East has a recorded seven per cent unemployment rate during the past three months – an increase of 11,000 people registered out of work.
A VILLAGE hall’s future is looking bright thanks to a £2,000 donation.
OUR son, Lance Corporal Ben Hyde, was one of six Royal Military policemen who died in Iraq on June 24, 2003.
POLICE have named a cyclist who died in a collision in County Durham on Sunday.
A CHALLENGE designed to test enterprise skills amongst Dales schools saw last year's winners retain the trophy.
A VISIONARY retailer who set up a popular North Yorkshire shoe shop and went on to establish an international chain has died aged 88.
THIRSK Community First Responders are holding an awareness evening on Thursday to enable people to learn more about fundraising for defibrillators.
AN INDEPENDENT bookshop has been presented with a new award for excellence in retail.
THIRSK Racecourse is hosting a theatre production for the first time.
ANYONE still looking for a place in the Great North Run are in with a chance of securing a place on the starting line thanks to a charity.
SHOCKING new research has revealed that almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through waste or over-eating.
A BRING and buy sale with a difference will help Stockton's most needy next month.
SCHOOLS in Darlington are being encouraged to get behind plans to improve the lives of disabled pupils.
Brian Wilson to perform Pet Sounds live in summer
POLICE are hunting for vandals who are reported to have desecrated dozens of graves at a cemetery.
CHILDREN hope their artistic creations will stop “careless” driving outside a Newton Acyliffe school.