STL Second Division club Hebburn last night moved quickly to replace departed boss Rob Marsden by appointing Paul Bennett.
Middlesbrough returned to the Lions den at Eston Sports Academy for their charitable ‘Celebrity Game’ in aid of Zoe’s Place. A good crowd turned out to cheer on the players
A good performance was essential to instil some confidence into the Lions after a couple of difficult weeks and this is exactly what they got which was great for the home fans who generated a superb atmosphere.
A MAN was hospitalised and then arrested after his quad bike was collided with a car.
All the action from an eventful Premier League weekend.
West Auckland and Spennymoor are poised for a November trilogy following the second round draw of the Durham Challenge Cup.
Rob Marsden became the fifth managerial change in the STL Northern League this season when he left the second division club yesterday.
DRIVING a truck is only preceded in the 'doing manly things stakes' by building fires and cooking barbecue food.
THE North-South divide will widen because of the government's £81bn of spending cuts, Mr Cameron was warned yesterday.
TWO cutting-edge research bases in the region are rivals for a £20m funding boost, under David Cameron's "go for growth" strategy unveiled yesterday.
A NEW supermarket has apologised after the first day of opening saw customers queuing in the car park for up to an hour.
X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry will be entertaining the crowds at an annual fireworks spectacular next month.
NEWCASTLE United striker Andy Carroll today pleaded guilty to common assault at Newcastle Crown Court and was fined £1,000.
OSCAR-NOMINATED writer William Nicholson counts such diverse screenplays as Ridley Scott’s action movie Gladiator and Shadowlands, the emotional story about CS Lewis, among his credits.
The X Factor (ITV1); Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1)
The valley burn A spring emerges near the closed Westerton mine
As Halloween nears, author Paul Magrs takes a wander around Gothic Whitby.
WITH a heavy sense of irony, last week’s long-awaited announcement on public spending cuts coincided with the news that Wayne Rooney no longer wanted to play for Manchester United.
I AM sure it is easy to become attached to a cat and to mourn its passing. But, as Vicky Willis writes (HAS, Oct 15), an animal that is allowed to roam the streets both day and night cannot be regarded as a domestic pet.
DON’T you just get sick of millionaire politicians telling us we’re all in the same boat and that there is a price to be paid?
RE Joe Wellthorpe’s letter on the above subject (HAS, Oct 21). Here he goes again, having a go at the miners, once again talking utter rubbish and hatred.
IF you were ever in the Ladies Circle or your partner was a member of the Round Table, then Tangent – a national association and part of the Round Table family – is holding a reunion and friendship night for past Area 16 Ladies Circlers (Area 16 stretched from Alnwick to Seaham, across to Rothbury and the Durham Dales) and would love you to join us.
COLUMNIST Peter Mullen (Echo, Oct 12) praises Tony Blair for recognising that we are losing the “propaganda war”
DURING the General Election campaign the Liberal Democrats campaigned to vote against any increase in tuition fees and many to have current fees reduced.
THE Northern Farming Conference held at Newcastle Racecourse recently was a welcome opportunity to bring together a wide range of interests to discuss some of the future challenges to the industry.
THE spending cuts of Chancellor George Osborne – above – are indeed cuts, but not as we know it.
I hate the word "amazing". It sounds so blonde and airheaded. I must have used that exact word about fifty times Wednesday night to describe the music I was hearing and the sheer professionalism of the musicians playing that music.
Mike Hall’s eyes still fill with tears when he remembers his granddaughter, Ashleigh. Twelve months after her death, David Roberts looks at the impact her murder has had on her family and on the way we look after ourselves on the internet.
THE Ministry of Defence has condemned the leaking of the US military logs because it has made the atmosphere in Iraq more difficult for British troops to operate in.
CAPE RAMBLER has shown enough on his first few appearances to suggest he can open his account in the EBF Fosse Way Maiden at Leicester.
DEFENDING champions Sunderland came a cropper in the opening North-East Harrier League fixture at Cramlington, finishing fifth.
FERNANDO Alonso stands on the brink of securing a third Formula One world title in Brazil in a fortnight after admitting luck was again on his side following a chaotic Korean Grand Prix victory.
BLAYDON were hugely relieved when a failed conversion from the last kick of the game allowed them to escape with a 29-28 home win against Coventry.
Darlington Mowden Park 16 Billingham 12
MARK WEBBER yesterday accepted full responsibility for the smash that has put his Formula One world title hopes on the line.
Stoke City 1 Manchester United 2
PORTSMOUTH have confirmed the sale of the club to businessmen Balram Chainrai, Levi Kushnir and Deepak Chainrai has been completed.
Manchester City 0 Arsenal 3
STRUGGLING Esh Winning were denied a point when they were beaten by two stoppage time goals at champions Spennymoor Town.
NORTH Yorkshireman John Parry’s impressive rookie season on the European Tour continued yesterday with his third highest finish of the year at the Castello Masters.
I’M formerly the Chief Sports Writer on the Evening Gazette.
I APPLAUD Gordon Strachan’s integrity in resigning when he could, I assume, have done nothing and continued to draw a substantial salary for three more years or until he was sacked whereupon compensation would have been due. However, can anyone explain why tearing up his contract and waiving compensation is seen as praiseworthy when, in the real, i.e. non-football, world, on resigning he would be expected to serve a contractual notice period, and an employee who resigns would be owed no compensation at all?
I THINK that Sir Alex Ferguson should be complimented on his approach to the Rooney situation.
TWO of the region’s football teams are due to square up to each other in a court room instead of a football pitch.
THE STRANGE result, Northampton 3 Hereford 4 on October 16 received little comment.
EASINGTON COLLIERY are flying as Willington found to their cost on Saturday.
AFTER the revelations concerning the game of cricket involving spot betting and match fixing. I was astonished to see in the Northern Echo an interview with an agent for our leading cricketers that appeared to be sponsored or promoted by Sporting Bet (their advert appeared at the bottom of the article).
I CONTINUE to be disappointed with the fact that you regularly fail to have a match report in respect of Gateshead.
IF the manager’s job at Middlesbrough had come up before the season started, the job description would have included the words “get us out the Championship this year”. Some three months into the season, the job is up for grabs, and the job description will include the words “keep us in the Championship this year”.
MATTHEW Upson insists West Ham are not worried about being relegated despite seeing their latest attempt to move off the bottom of the table end in failure.