ALEN BOKSIC started his first game since Boxing Day and inspired Middlesbrough to a victory which further eases their relegation fears.
"Upon my left the bridge with arched pomp Joins the divided lands and proudly rears Its battlements above the streams of Wear, On whose rich banks deserted Newton Cap Mourns for the absent arts and sciences Which by her lord deceased were there retained."
WHEN Ruth and Ray Blundell moved into their new house in Cockerton in December, they felt as if they had come home.
Thanks to a local historian, Stooperdale in Darlington, has received Grade II listed building status. Echo Mmeories highlights the splendours of Darlington's own 'Buckingham Palace' and its links with the town's railway heritage
YOUNGSTERS in east Cleveland are preparing for the first Redcar Junior Fun Run on Sunday, March 10.
A FRAIL pensioner lost almost £3,000 of his savings when he became the latest victim of bogus officials in the county.
WORK to treble the size of White Rose Books in Thirsk's Market Place is expected to be complete by the end of next month.
Two police constables have been kicked out of the force after a street brawl with two taxi drivers.
SHARES in Northern Electric owner Innogy surged yesterday after it emerged Britain's biggest electricity supplier was on the brink of being taken over.
A STEEL barrier is to be placed over a stretch of the old A66 at Bowes to deal with problems of parking and overnight camping.
A COUNTY Durham designer has used locally-grown wood to create benches for a city centre.
AN inquest heard yesterday how friends on a Dales adventure holiday laughed as two girls were swept off their feet by a fast-flowing river.
DARLINGTON yesterday received some heart-warming news ahead of tonight's derby at home to Hartlepool when it emerged Craig Liddle's latest injury isn't as bad as first feared.
MORE than five million stitches will be completed in a year's time by a group of workers aiming to end cold comfort for worshippers in Ripon Cathedral.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Darlington's Woodland Road was just a country lane with a stream running down the middle of it.
ANN Allan died of horrific burns in the country villa on the outskirts of Darlington where she had alone lived in eccentric isolation.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to clear the name of blind killer Yvonne Sleightholme are preparing to seek a royal pardon - and are being backed by her prison chaplains, it has emerged.
DURING more than a quarter of a century in County Durham's search and rescue team, Stan White turned out hundreds of times to look for missing people.
BUSINESSES are being warned to stay on their guard following the appearance of a money-laundering scam.
THEY adhere to a constitution that requires them to park their camels at meetings, order countless rounds of cocktails and book return taxis to 'the desert'.
LANDOWNERS have complained to an electricity company after trees were felled without their permission.
Artists with time on hands
MARKET traders are been given lessons in running their business.
A BURGLAR alarm firm faces losing its credit licence after complaints to trading standards.
A GYMNASTICS club is celebrating a grant which will allow it to take on more youngsters.
ORGANISERS of a popular folk festival have launched a hunt for fresh talent.
shipyards have been given a huge boost by an order for three new Royal Navy warships, helping to secure thousands of jobs.
YOUNGSTERS from a Darlington school are celebrating tennis success.
A new generation of 125mph supertrains was launched on the East Coast Main Line yesterday.
A VICAR who has served one of North Yorkshire's biggest parishes is retiring from his rural role.
FASHION entrepreneur Shami Ahmed is to continue his fight for control of menswear retailer Moss Bros.
THE possibility of a foot-and-mouth epidemic reclaiming its grip on the country is very real, according to a report published today.
NEWCASTLE'S Nolberto Solano has dedicated his FA Cup fifth-round clincher to new-born son Matias.
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Steve McClaren is aiming to revive his move for Leicester's Muzzy Izzet at the end of the season.
SUNDERLAND angrily denied yesterday that their skipper and longest-serving player, Michael Gray, had slapped in a written transfer request.
THE Northern Echo seems almost endlessly to be calling for open, independent inquiries. How did Richard Neale, the gynaecologist disgraced in Canada, come to be botching operations in North Yorkshire? How did Operation Lancet drag on so bitterly and inconclusively?
POLICE are hunting three motorcyclists who attacked a young father while he was walking with his three-week old baby.
PEOPLE are being urged to inform on dog walkers who fail to clear up after their animals in public places.
YOUNGSTERS in Durham can travel to school in safety following the launch of a road initiative.
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THE region's automotive firms can promote themselves at an international conference next month.
AN empty shop could soon be given a new lease of life as an out-of-school club despite objections from residents.
DISAPPOINTED Stone Roses fans who thought they had missed a concert by the band's former frontman have been given another chance to get tickets.
A NEW national retail index of shopping centres has confirmed Newcastle's position as the top retail destination in the region.
A NORTH-EAST greengrocer has appealed to the people of Britain to help him fight on for the right to sell bananas in pounds and ounces.
POLICE investigating the rape of a 19-year-old woman are stepping up the hunt for a group of people who may hold vital information.
Corbett's nice Woolie earner
Tesco is on course to keep full-year pre-tax profits above the £1bn barrier.
A FORMER champion body builder from Darlington was secretly recorded by an undercover police officer as he spilled the beans on his drug dealing, his girlfriends and his wife.