Women supporters of Guisborough Parish Church, are inviting people to enjoy refreshment as they wander around their gardens in Danesfort Avenue, on Saturday, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
Waking The Dead (BBC1); Young Doctors (ITV1): THE team investigating unsolved crimes in Waking The Dead need to turn their attention to star Trevor Eve's glasses.
THE first blind person to attempt to fly a plane around the UK landed safely in the North-East on the first leg of his flight yesterday.
UNION officials last night said they were in the dark over the number of jobs likely to go in the North-East following Gordon Brown's announcement of huge Civil Service cutbacks.
POLICE have been branded heavy-handed for stopping brass bands playing as they left Saturday's Durham Miners' Gala.
TWO second half goals ensured Darlington's pre-season preparations got off to a winning start at Whitby Town last night.
STREET CHILDREN: YOUR article (Echo, Jul 3) about the plight of street children in Columbia gives the impression that the organisation, The Children of the Andes, operates exclusively in Medellin - not so.
FIRE juggling and unicycle rugby are not two activities usually associated with schools, but one group of youngsters is preparing to put on a show combining all manner of circus skills.
THE new regime at Darlington Football Club is closing in on a triple boost for supporters and the community.
A COMPANY that has revamped a former wool factory in Darlington has won an award.
RAILWAY police have mounted an education campaign telling youngsters and adults to keep off the country's newest tourist line.
A GERMAN Second World War bomber pilot yesterday visited a 1,000-year-old church he targeted by mistake and apologised to villagers.
THE watchdog for local authorities in the North-East and North Yorkshire has published its annual report.
Yorkshire off-spinner Richard Dawson and batsman Anthony McGrath are both included in England's preliminary list of 30 names for the ICC Champions Trophy which takes place in September.
Multi-million pound plans to redevelop Teesside International Airport have been announced today
ATTEMPTS to close an offshore off-licence are poised to go before the courts.
A TEAM of street wardens has got new powers to crack down on people who blight the neighbourhoods they patrol.
TEENAGERS were inspired to live the healthy life by an Olympic athlete yesterday.
A WOMAN who posed as a benefits rights worker to try to steal cash from a pensioner appeared before magistrates yesterday.
THE Prince's Trust is inviting young entrepreneurs in County Durham to put forward their business ideas.
TWO Durham lifeguards who help others to learn how to save lives have been honoured for their work.
A FRIEND of mine said she wished that she had the time and space to grow her own herbs for cooking. I had to take immediate (but friendly and informative) issue with her comment.
A FORMER care home branded an eyesore by residents could be demolished.
PEOPLE who have touched the lives of staff and students at a rural school will be remembered through a special garden named after a popular sixth former who inspired the project.
THE long-awaited opening date for a town's new swimming pool will be revealed today.
A TEENAGER killed his step-grandfather after he was ordered out of his home for being drunk, a court heard.
ONE of the fun things about being involved with the media is that all sorts of people send you mail. I look forward to coming home and opening the front door to piles of envelopes littering the doormat.
The world's biggest passenger liner took a detour to a seaside town yesterday after a request by veteran TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile.
The art of storytelling is as old as the trees and now an exciting summer festival is going to celebrate the ancient link between stories and woodland. Tales From the Tees is a new free regional festival which will allow storytellers to spin their amazing yarns for listeners of all ages. Tales from the Tees - The Tees Forest Storytelling Festival will take place between Saturday 21st and Sunday 29th August at venues across the Tees Valley.
SCORES of children from across the region joined a former Pop Idol contestant on stage last night in the musical Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.
AN elderly man is being hunted by police after he dragged a woman into his car and attacked her.
SAINSBURY'S faced a storm of protest from shareholders over its decision to give ousted chairman Sir Peter Davis a £2.3m share award.
House prices rose by 1.2 per cent during May as growth continued to be driven by properties at the bottom end of the market, figures have shown.
YOUNGSTERS are being invited to libraries across Stockton borough to take part in a literary challenge.
A COUNTRYSIDE park in Hartlepool has announced its events for the school summer holidays.
The Green at Billy Row, near Crook, lives up to its glowing reputation, leaving the column bowled over.
A TEMPORARY pedestrian precinct will be created in the countryside so a village can hold its bi-annual fair in the main street.
A CAMPAIGN to reduce the number of people injured in road accidents has been bolstered by the delivery of speed monitoring equipment.
A NORTH-EAST flower show will be bigger than ever this summer.
EURO 2004 may have been a a bit of a failure for David Beckham, John Terry and the rest of the England team, but the European Mencap Gateway Championships had an altogether different result.
MORE than 3,000 young people enjoyed a taste of arts and music at a two-day festival designed to showcase and nurture local talent.
THE man who caused the deaths of ten people in the Selby rail crash left prison yesterday after serving half his five-year sentence.
NEW boy Jack Ross was last night left behind as his new Hartlepool United teammates headed for Holland.
BACKERS at Beverley should take note of the fact that top Newmarket trainer Michael Jarvis sends just one runner, Kibryaa (3.15), to the track this afternoon.
A Durham University graduate has been recognised in a national competiton for her achievement above and beyond her studies. She talks to Women's Editor Christen Pears.
NOW listen pals: you couldn't make this up. I have been invited to attend a course provided by The London Diocese Communications Officer to teach us how to write letters, to answer the door and the telephone. All the clergy have been asked to supply details in advance of how we do things in our particular parishes. I couldn't resist replying in a form that surely would win approval in today's church which strains every sinew to appear "modern":
AS the long summer holidays approach youngsters across the Hambleton area are being promised plenty to keep them busy.
A North-East MP took on England Women's Football team today in her role as striker for the Parliament Women's Football Team.
THE fight was on last night for the North East and North Yorkshire to win a share of 20,000 civil service jobs which Gordon Brown confirmed were moving out of overheated London.
Marks & Spencer workers found themselves locked out of their store yesterday as management admitted a costly blunder.