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  • Life in wartime at Aycliffe


  • From the Archive: Darlington

    THIS week, From the Archive delves into some of the old pictures of Darlington that are to be found in The Northern Echo’s photo-library. It is a bit of a hotch-potch of nostalgia, but if you have any information or reflections about any of the pictures, we’d love to hear from you. read more

  • On the march with the wagonworkers of Shildon

    MEMORIES 221 was full of men and marches as hundreds of Shildon Wagon Works employees tried to save their jobs in the early 1980s. read more

  • FOOTBALL: Frank Hudson Transport Crook and District League

    FIRST DIVISION pacesetters Shildon Railway lost 3-0 at Witton Park today and their lead is down to three points over their opponents who have three games in hand. Dean Thexton turned on the edge of the box to fire Witton Park into a fifteenth minute lead. Sam Joyce hooked the ball home from six yards to make 2-0 and Thexton’s... read more

  • FISHING: Witton Castle Lakes report w/e 28th March

    THE WIND has made for tricky conditions Witton Castle Lakes this week, although the rise in temperature has seen some hatches across the lakes which has made for some good top of the water action. The fifty plus anglers who did brave the windy conditions were rewarded with a rod average of nearly 5 fish. read more

  • Seaham photographer overcomes stroke to become professional

    A PHOTOGRAPHER has overcome the challenges he faced after suffering a stroke to fulfil his dream of launching his own business in his field of expertise. read more

  • On the buses and the charabancs

    OUR long-running story about Featherstone’s buses is about to take an unexpected turn which will end up taking it to the dogs. read more

  • Match Report: Hartlepool United 2 Cambridge United 1

    HARTLEPOOL United surged off the bottom of the Football League and out of the relegation places for the first time since October. read more

  • North Shields reach Wembley

    North Shields reached Wembley for the second time in their history when they beat Highworth 2-0 at the Daren Persson stadium this afternoon. read more

  • Moors go third with win over Padiham

    Spennymoor 3 Padiham 1. read more

  • Planners back £80m schemes for 800 more student beds

    DURHAM could get another 800 student beds if two schemes together worth £80m get the go-ahead after Easter. read more

  • Mystery over suspension of town clerk

    A WALL of silence has descended around a town council, after it emerged that its most senior paid officer has been suspended from her job. read more

  • UPDATED 11.30PM: Appeal after woman targeted in nature reserve sex attack

    POLICE are investigating a serious sexual assault in Ripon. read more

  • Hartlepool United v Cambridge United team news

    RONNIE Moore has made one change to his Hartlepool United side.  read more

  • Arson probe after Sunderland house fire The Northern Echo:

    POLICE say they are treating a house fire in Sunderland as arson. read more

  • Ultra distance runner Sharon Gayter gears up to setting four world records in 48 hours

    A FORMER bus driver turned ultra distance runner who once feared she might lose a leg is gearing up for her latest epic challenge – to set four world records by running more than 200 miles in 48 hours. read more

  • Gershwin coming to Redcar

    AN actress and a world class pianist are to appear at Redcar's 'Tuned In' performing arts centre in April in an evening dedicated to the music of George Gershwin. read more

  • Nursery pupils bonny in their Easter bonnets at Edmondsley

    YOUNGSTERS at a village nursery celebrated Spring and the approach of Easter with a special event for their families. read more

  • New project hopes to get people moving

    RESIDENTS of South Durham will be encouraged to think about how they travel this Summer. read more

  • Staindrop Scouts make urgent appeal for hut investors amid closure fears

    A TEESDALE Scout group is launching an urgent appeal to fund a new hut amid fears it could be forced to close. read more

  • MATCH POSTPONED: Warrington v Darlington

    Today's Darlington match at Warrington Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. read more

  • Throwing down the gauntlet: Lord David Puttnam challenges aspiring North-East filmmakers

    Oscar-winning producer Lord David Puttnam has challenged aspiring filmmakers from the North East to lead the way in a new cinema genre. Arts writer Gavin Engelbrecht meets the 74-year-old life peer. read more

  • Vaioleti and Hodgson recalled by Mowden

    DARLINGTON Mowden Park recall Talite Vaioleti and Ollie Hodgson to their pack after lengthy absences for today's visit of Rosslyn Park to The Northern Echo Arena. read more

  • Darlington's defence needs to tighten up

    Darlington know they need a return to their miserly defensive ways of earlier in the season if they are to emerge from a potentially pivotal week with their title hopes intact. read more

  • Keeping Pools up would be Moore's finest achievement

    HE’S closing in on the 1,000-game landmark as a football manager. For his successes, longevity and respect in the game, Ronnie Moore admits he could be about to make his biggest achievement of all. read more

  • Phil is running up a parkrun milestone

    FOR Phil Holbrook, March 21 has a double significance. read more

  • Promotion would make Moors boss Ainsley top of the class

    Jason Ainsley regularly swaps the classroom for the dressing room. Chief football writer Paul Fraser went back to school with the Spennymoor boss to see how he combines the two read more

  • Eight year jail sentence for knifeman who repeatedly stabbed "trapped" victim

    A MAN feared for his life after suffering multiple stab wounds after arriving at a remote rendezvous for an agreed fight. read more

  • Staindrop chef sacked from Barnard Castle restaurant for posting fake TripAdvisor reviews about his rivals

    A CHEF has been dismissed for gross misconduct after he slated rival restaurants in fake TripAdvisor reviews. read more

  • Scientists shed more light on dark matter

    NORTH-EAST astronomers have shed a little more light on dark matter, the mysterious substance which makes up most of the universe. read more

  • All change ! Extra daylight means extra fitness

    The clocks are about to change. And with that change this evening, one or two new fitness habits come with it. read more

  • Social caseloads 'more manageable' in deprived Middlesbrough but staff retention still an issue

    HIGHER salaries and jobs in ‘less demanding’ areas are enticing social workers away from Middlesbrough, a town that has more children in care than anywhere else in the North-East. read more

  • Johnson and Cattermole primed for derby outing for Sunderland

    ADAM JOHNSON and Lee Cattermole are in line to return to the Sunderland starting line-up for the Wear-Tyne derby after Dick Advocaat handed them some much-needed match fitness this week. read more

  • Cecil SHAW

    SHAW Cecil 75th Birthday To be with you in the same old way would be our dearest wish today. Loved always Alan, Sarah and grandchildren. xx read more

  • Raymond Peachey

    PEACHEY Peacefully in hospital, on March 21, of Ludworth, Raymond aged 84 years. Much loved by all his family. Friends please meet on Tuesday, March 31 at 10.30a.m,for service and committal at Durham Crematorium. read more

  • James Simpson

    SIMPSON March 22, James (Jimmy) aged 92 years of Bishop Auckland, formerly of Witton Park. Beloved husband of the late Freda, devoted dad of Avril, David, Jimmy, Margaret and the late Joe, a dear father-in-law, much loved and loving granda and great-granda, also a dear uncle and good friend. Will friends please meet for service in the Methodist Church, Witton Park at 1.30p.m., on Monday, March 30, followed by interment in Witton Park Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in memory may be left in church for Charities of the families choice. After the service all are invited for refreshments in The Village Hall. read more

  • albie campbell

    CAMPBELL Albie of St. Helen Auckland, died on March 20, aged 23 years. Beloved son of Caroline, loving brother of Malaina, devoted dad of Ayisha, also a much loved uncle, nephew, cousin and good friend to all who knew him. Funeral service at St. Helen's Church, St. Helen Auckland, on Tuesday, March 31, at 2.00p.m., followed by interment at West Auckland Cemetery. Will friends please meet at the church. read more

  • Albert Ives

    IVES Peacefully on March 24 in Eden Cottage Care Home, Darlington, Albert Edward aged 99 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan, beloved dad of Ann and son-in-law Brian, also a treasured grandad to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Will family and friends please meet for service and cremation at Darlington Crematorium on Tuesday, March 31 at 1.15p.m. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired may be made to Eden Cottage Residents Fund, plate provided at the crematorium. read more

  • rona Auton

    AUTON On March 24, suddenly at home, Windyridge, Harmby. Rona (nee Carr) aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Geoff and dearly loved mother of Michael and Martin. Funeral service at West Cemetery Crematorium, Darlington on Tuesday, April 7, at 10.45a.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired will go to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (plate in Chapel). Will friends please meet at the Crematorium. read more

  • Olive Holmes

    HOLMES On March 25, peacefully in hospital, of Skelton Cote Farm, Leyburn. Olive aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Edwin, dearly loved mother of Patricia and John and a very dear mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. A Funeral service for Family and close friends will take place at West Cemetery Crematorium, Darlington on Wednesday, April 1 at 1.15pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired will go to the Great North Air Ambulance (plate in Chapel). read more

  • Nancy DOWD

    DOWD Nancy Today would have been your 82nd birthday. Think about you every day Mother. Loved and sadly missed Joanne, Richard and family. x read more

  • William Arthur (Billy) CRADOCK

    CRADOCK William Arthur (Billy) March 29, 1915 - March 29, 2015 Happy 100th birthday Dad Special thoughts today and always We miss you Love Len and Marie, Paula and Stephen, Damian, Wendy and Reuben. x read more

  • Alec WALLEY

    WALLEY Alec Aged 90, March 22 peacefully in St Mary's Nursing Home, Hull. Loving father, grand- father and great- grandfather, will be greatly missed. Service at Chanterlands Crematorium, Hull at 9.00 am on April 1. This will be followed by a Celebration of Alec's Life at a date to be arranged in Bedale. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu in aid of Age UK will be accepted by A Shepherd & Sons, 48 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1YE. read more


    Tracey CHAD Congratulations Tracey on your achievement Dip LCM (TD) (Music) Lots of love and best wishes for the future from all the family xxx read more

  • Lily Howcroft

    Lily HOWCROFT March 29. Happy 80th Birthday, Love Bill. Happy Birthday Mam, Love Mary, Ronnie, David and Dawn. Happy 80th Birthday to a special Nana, Lots of love from all your grandchildren and great-grandchildren xxxx read more

  • Bill and Betty Marley

    Bill and Betty MARLEY Congratulations Mam and Dad on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Lots of love, Keith, Val and Helen xxx read more


    ROWLANDS John Edmund March 29, 1935 died February 21, 1999 I remember the day I met you and the day God made you mine I remember the day I lost you and will till the end of time. Through all of my tears and heartache there is one thing for which I am glad that you chose me to share with you the precious years we had. Your loving wife Mary and your loving family xxxxx read more

  • Margaret Atkinson

    ATKINSON Margaret Jones March 29. Remembering your birthday and our Ruby wedding, thank you so much for 40 wonderful years of love and happiness, I will never forget you sweetheart, Joe Partings come and hearts are broken, Loved ones go with words unspoken, Deep in our hearts there's a memory kept of a very special mam and nan we will never forget, Stephen, Tania, Dean and Stephanie read more

  • Nancy DOWD

    DOWD Nancy 82nd Birthday Granny, life is not the same without you Gone but never forgotten Love you always and forever Jayne-Anne, John and Andrew. xxx read more

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