Children’s campaigners and an MP expressed their fury tonight after a review exposed a series of serious errors led to a five-month-old baby’s death at the hands of her father.
WAKING up is always a drag - especially on dark winter mornings - but the GrooveNeo iPod alarm clock from Cygnett can help you greet each new day in style.
Just catching up with the way the national tabloids reported Roy Keane's resignation from Sunderland yesterday.
STRANGE as it may seem to gamers who have only discovered Need for Speed in recent times, but the first NFS game was the Gran Tu rismo of its day - a hard-core simulation, not a arcade racer.
THE success of the 2005 animated feature – which took $500m worldwide at the box office – meant the makers couldn’t leave well alone.
ABEL Turner is the neighbour from hell, as California cul-de-sac newcomers Chris and Lisa Mattson find out.
THE original Transporter is a dim memory. Transporter 2, I didn’t see. That’s not a problem when we come to Transporter 3, as nothing makes much sense in this action thriller.
THE region’s main rail link could face a “capacity crunch” without investment in a new high speed train line.
POTENTIAL troublemakers in Stockton will be directed away from problem drinking areas in a bid to reduce alcohol related crime and disorder Police officers will use powers under the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 over the Christmas period to intervene in situations that are likely to lead to alcohol-fuelled violence, anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.
COUNCIL bosses are suspending car-parking charges in a bid to help people in the face of the looming recession.
FOUR generations of the same family have all discovered the benefits of pilates.
CLEVELAND Police hope hand delivered festive cards will help Christmas shoppers enjoy a crime free Christmas.
RESIDENTS concerns about a council’s Christmas light extravaganza running up massive electricity bills have been allayed.
A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted after mistaking a minibus for her taxi to work.
Jenson Button -- facing a season on the side-lines after Honda pulled the plug -- has urged the team's employees to stay positive.
THE parents of a student who missed nearly two and a half months of school in a five-month period have been fined nearly £900.
A businessman who disposed of school computers in North Yorkshire without a licence has been ordered to carry out 100 hours’ unpaid work for the community.
POWER has been restored to all 15,000 homes which were left without electricity in below freezing temperatures on Thursday after snow collapsed power lines.
KEVIN Keegan has begun his multi-million pound legal battle against Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
ONE of the region's MPs has poured scorn on claims that she was once Gordon Brown's secret mole - in an eerie parallel to the "Greengate" affair now rocking parliament.
FOUR men have been arrested for firearm offences following an early morning raid in Hartlepool.
SIR Alex Ferguson has admitted he is surprised by Roy Keane's sudden exit from Sunderland.
STAFF at a North Yorkshire visitor centre want people to root in their attics to give them something to hang on the walls this Christmas.
A SERIES of errors by social services and health staff allowed a five-month-old baby to stay with her violent father and incompetent mother before she was shaken to death, an independent review found today.
ARTISTS could face court action if they fail to remove an access on their property that dates back to 1857.
A TALENTED North Yorkshire swimmer is making a splash after she was picked for the British Triathlon National Talent squad.
IT’S 100 years ago today since the most extraordinary Tyne-Wear derby in football history. Sunderland won it 9-1, before 56,000 – drenched and disbelieving – at St James’ Park.
The really successful journalists are marked out by their enviable knack of being in the right place at the right time.
The NXE update released 19th of November has changed the way we use xbox live. With personal avatar customisation, group chat and a whole new makeover for the dashboard. However there is a down side. This update is causing lots of problems.
AIMEE Ann, professionally known as Duffy, is famous for her retro-soul singing.
I FIRST saw Simple Minds in their native Scotland 25 years ago. It was the early 1980s. Margaret Thatcher’s recession was starting to bite.
Sharon Griffiths is on the hunt for unusual presents and finds them on her doorstep
I've had a nice letter this morning from Lynda O'Malley, who was a guest at last week's Local Heroes Awards.
Come Dine With Me (C4, 8pm); I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here (ITV1, 8.30pm); The World’s Strongest Man: Super Series (five, 8pm)
It’s party season and in an effort to squeeze into her little black dress Abigail Johnson tries Beyonce’s Lemon Detox.
I WOULD like to pass on my sincere thanks to Mr J Sudhakar, his surgical team, staff and physios at Bishop Auckland General Hospital after my second knee replacement.
GOOD news is a rare commodity in our troubled world. I take great pleasure in bringing to the attention of your readers the hopeful tidings flowing from the European Parliament.
OWEN Amos gave a very sarcastic report on Woolworths (Echo, Nov 28), whilst giving a glowing report on Wilkinsons.
THE Labour Government that denies the working man a cigarette in his working man’s club is now going further.
WITH concern focused upon the economic slowdown, woefully little attention is now being paid to the runaway acceleration of time, a problem that few readers will have failed to notice.
I AM sure I am not alone in having my enjoyment of the BBC adaption of Little Dorrit totally ruined by the crass programming of Dickens’ story. I can only assume the BBC plans a finale at Christmas, no doubt to try and spoil ITV viewing figures.
I HATE many of the words that appear in common use today.
AN excellent programme on Tyne Tees TV on Monday evening highlighted wholesale energy prices and what the householder is actually paying for gas and electricity.
I’VE often said in this column that we give too much credit to the people at the top of organisations.
ENGLAND spends 13.8 per cent of the total NHS budget on mental health care – one of the highest levels in Europe.
To mark World Volunteer Day, The Northern Echo’s Jim Entwistle travels to South Africa to meet a woman working at the heart of a community beset by disease and poverty.
BARBERS Shop ran a mighty race to finish second in the Paddy Power Gold Cup on his seasonal reappearance and it would be quite a surprise if he finishes out of the frame at Sandown today.
DURHAM chairman Clive Leach has appealed for more members to sign up in support of the county champions, writes TIM WELLOCK.