DARLINGTON’S political opponents are to put aside their differences to lobby the Government over swingeing budget cuts which are set to change the town forever.
SUNDERLAND have tonight sacked their winger Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
A SERIAL child sex abuser was behind bars for the first time tonight (Thursday February 11) after he was convicted of 29 offences against five boys and a girl.
A PRICELESS collection of artwork by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in the North-East this Saturday.
Marriages of convenience rarely last. The love affair between Citroen and Maserati was short, sharp but anything but sweet.
RESIDENTS at a Newton Aycliffe care home were treated to a special Valentine's showcase by the king of rock and roll.
DRIVERS face a week of diversions when resurfacing of the A688 Spennymoor bypass starts this weekend. Work on the carriageway will begin on Saturday, February 13. Lanes will be closed while Rainton Construction carries out the resurfacing on behalf…
A CITY working to recover from devastating floods is set to be hit with an increase in its landfill tax bill following mountains of wrecked goods being thrown out.
DISMAY and disappointment greeted a Government announcement that three of the region’s courts are to be closed.
A FERRYHILL man has escaped another driving ban after being caught behind the wheel uninsured and whilst disqualified from driving.
A MOTORIST who got behind the wheel whilst under the influence of cannabis has been banned from driving for a year.
DETAILS of a dramatic rescue attempt from a fierce house fire which left a much-loved grandmother dead have emerged, as investigations into the cause continue.
A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after injuring his leg with an angle grinder.
A CHARITY is inviting residents and community groups hit by the recent flooding to apply for a share of £115,000.
COMPANY bosses are to march alongside thousands of workers to urge the European Commission to take urgent action to halt the threat of thousands of fresh job losses in the crisis-hit steel industry.
POLICE are appealing for four people to come forward after a man suffered a serious head injury in an assault in Darlington.
COUNCIL chiefs have made a fresh offer to disgruntled teaching assistants in a bid to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over changes to their terms and conditions.
EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a veteran councillor who died in January.
A FAMILY steel firm has been recognised for a hugely successful year when it helped construct buildings for Hitachi and Nissan.
LABRADOR Charlie is looking for love this Valentine’s Day after a lonesome year in the doghouse.
A CHARITY which helps people to get around town is set to stop operating next month.
COUNCIL tax in one of North Yorkshire’s sprawling districts is to rise by 1.99 per cent.
Mark Thomas on the march to Barnard Castle and Newcastle
A COALITION of 30 groups behind an ambitious plan to preserve and highlight the impact industrialisation had on the North York Moors is set to learn if it has landed £3m to bankroll the scheme.
A £2million fundraising campaign has been launched to restore a top tourist attraction, which is set to remain closed for another year after being deluged by floods.
THE North-East will never forgive the Government for the cuts to council budgets and the resulting impact on services, a North-East MP has told Parliament.
A JUDGE has told a HGV driver that he risked “destroying lives” by driving his wagon at more than three times over the drink drive limit.
A SHILDON man who vented his frustration at not being let into a house by smashing its windows has appeared in court.
Stand-ups ready for Hartlepool's Hot Potato
AN EVENT to help refugees will be staged in Darlington this weekend.
A FOOD festival which started on a shoestring budget is going from strength to strength as it approaches its fifth year.
IT may sound like the food equivalent of taking coals to Newcastle, but a North-East chef is taking his curries to India.
Sensational 60s show plays Billingham Forum Theatre
A CAR wash worker who drank a double vodka before driving has been sentenced in court.
Multi-million Nitro Circus prepares for Gateshead
NEW Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett is determined to repay the faith invested in him.
The Hummingbirds head for Newcastle
VOTERS in Sunderland have just a few days left to have their say on North-East devolution.
HOUSEHOLDERS in County Durham and Darlington will have to pay 1.9 per cent more for their fire brigade next year.
A MAN thought to be Britain's oldest active paedophile has escaped a jail sentence - because of his ill-health.
A LEADING business school has appointed a new boss.
A LEADING councillor will challenge for a police commissioner role he wants to see scrapped.
DANIEL AYALA is set to miss Middlesbrough's trip to Leeds United after Aitor Karanka insisted he won't rush the injured defender back into action.
POLICE have closed the A6108 between Richmond and Reeth, in North Yorkshire, after a car crashed into a barrier.
IT is ironic that Darlington council no longer feels that the ratepayers of the town can support a fully functioning library because back in the early days of libraries, the ratepayers of the town refused to allow their pennies to be spent on a…
ROSES made from bacon are being marketed as the perfect Valentine's gift. The meaty treats, which come in a gift-wrapped box, are the brainchild of bacon connoisseurs Logan Rae and Kimmie Hruda from Florida.
A FURTHER 300 to 400 jobs are expected to be shed at a North-East council in the next four years.
A FORMER nightclub that featured in cult North-East film Get Carter is to be converted into student accommodation.
THE Conservative leader on Darlington Borough Council has today apologised for an error in an article she wrote for The Northern Echo about cuts facing the authority.
MORE than 50 firefighters from across the Teesside area are tackling a fire at Haverton Hill, near Stockton.